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BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

SHERIDAN — Sheridan launched the 2016 WYO Rodeo in style Tuesday evening with the annual Boot Kickoff at Kendrick Park. Clear summer weather drew out plenty of new participants, both young and old, and two defending champions were on site to reclaim their titles. Kids aged 8 and younger competed in hobby horse barrel racing… Continue Reading

ARE YOU READY TO WYO? 2016 schedule of events

Wednesday • 9 a.m. — Rodeo slack (Fairgrounds) • 2-4 p.m. — Native American powwow (Sheridan Inn)  • 5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival (Fairgrounds) • Miss Indian Americas Storytelling event (Sheridan Senior Center) • 6:30 p.m. — Pre-rodeo entertainment (Fairgrounds) • 7 p.m. — PRCA rodeo performance including World Championship Indian Relay Races, Kids… Continue Reading

Law enforcement preps for Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — While rodeo fans stay busy cheering on events at the fairgrounds, drinking in downtown bars and enjoying what is for many the best week of the year in Sheridan, local law enforcement will be hard at work keeping everyone safe. All Sheridan Police Department officers will be on duty, and the department is calling… Continue Reading

Brookhouse seeks mental illness defense in murder case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing a second degree murder charge for the 2014 shooting death of another man has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency. Paul Brookhouse is accused of shooting and killing James Drake on June 12, 2014. County Attorney Matt Redle said the double plea… Continue Reading

Historic sites get TripAdvisor award

SHERIDAN — Three additional Wyoming state parks or historic sites have earned TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence according to the popular travel website. This year, Buffalo Bill State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site and Trail End State Historic Site, have been added to the list of 10 TripAvisor awardees. The other seven are Bear River,… Continue Reading

MSU announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Montana State University officials recently released the list of students named to the spring Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the list: Big Horn —… Continue Reading

BHSU announces Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University officials recently released the list of students named to the Spring Dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintained a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the list: Clearmont — Misty… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to host Tidbit Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Tidbit Tuesday presentations will continue on July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum. The topic for the event will be the game of polo in Sheridan County. The two-hour workshop will include a story and a fun hands-on activity that shares history with children. The program is for… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival begins Monday

SHERIDAN — The two-week Wyoming Theater Festival will take place July 18 through July 31 at the WYO Theater and Mars Theater. A free and family-friendly “Green Show” will show each day, plus four different full-length plays that will run in repertory rotating between a matinée and evening show each day. Also workshops, discussions, tours,… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council election will focus on town growth

RANCHESTER —Candidates running for Ranchester Town Council said they will focus on eliminating current infrastructure issues and promoting economic and recreational development. Jeffrey Barron is running for re-election for Ranchester Town Council. He said the streets, water and sewer are top priorities facing the town in respect to allowing further growth. Ranchester is considered the… Continue Reading

Reports — July 13, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block West Fifth Street, 10:51 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block North Main Street, 8:33 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

Rodeo royalty: Not your average pageant contestants

Rodeo royalty: Not your  average pageant contestants

SHERIDAN — Even with the dirt, competition and tough as nails competitors, Sheridan WYO Rodeo organizers are excited to say the event has a feminine side. But don’t be fooled, the five girls participating in this year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty Pageant are not typical pageant girls. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, the contestants’ scores are… Continue Reading

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan area Republicans will head to Cleveland next week to represent Sheridan and Big Horn counties at the Republican National Convention. And while many say the nomination is a foregone conclusion, the local delegates say there is more to the convention than a simple tally of votes. Steve Cox, a rancher, and… Continue Reading

Telehealth use increases at local VA

SHERIDAN — Officials at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System said Monday that local efforts continue to expand services, especially in terms of telehealth. Officials noted that the Sheridan VAHCS has signed 14 provider agreements in the community to further specialty care locally that is unavailable at the local VA. In addition, officials said… Continue Reading

Trolley to offer rides between rodeo events

SHERIDAN — To help alleviate congestion at Kendrick Park for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff, the trolley will offer attendees a chance to hitch a ride Tuesday. The kickoff will run from 5-7 p.m. All rides are complimentary thanks to the generosity of Black Tooth Brewing Company, Pony Grill and Bar and Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Changes come to fairgrounds for rodeo

Changes come to fairgrounds for rodeo

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan County Fairgrounds expansion added 500 seats to the north end of the arena — requiring Section H ticket holders to arrive by 6:45 p.m. in order to cross the tracks before the World Championship Indian Relay Races begin at 7 p.m. In all, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo board added 640… Continue Reading

Bob King Memorial Roping set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo will host Bob King Memorial Team Roping on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There is no cost to attend. For more information call Rodeo Central at 751-1832. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. Continue Reading

Sheridan Street Dance set for Friday, Saturday

   SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Main Street. Cost per person is $6. Bands will include Jon Buck and Reckless of Billings, Montana, and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado. For more information call Rodeo Central at… Continue Reading

Reports — July 12, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 1:28 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 40 block North Main Street, 9:04 a.m. • RMA assist, 1200 block Marion Street, 1:35 p.m. • RMA assist, intersection of Big Horn Avenue and Brundage Lane, 8:38 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Down… Continue Reading

Firefighters respond to small fire in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Firefighters from the Bighorn National Forest and the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department have responded to a wildfire about 12 miles west of Sheridan. The lightning-caused Wolf Creek fire is burning in timber in steep terrain that is not accessible by fire engines. The fire is about one-eighth of an acre in size. Six… Continue Reading

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