Category Archives: Local News

Hitch your wagon to the WYO next week

SHERIDAN — The theme for the 86th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade is “Hitch Your Wagon to the WYO.” It is appropriate because this year the National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association will hold its ninth annual conference in Sheridan. The NSFWA is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that is dedicated to the interpretation,… Continue Reading

UW announces Dean’s and Dean’s Freshmen Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Dean’s and Dean’s Freshmen Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and regularly enrolled as undergraduates above freshmen standing who earned a 3.4 or better GPA and… Continue Reading

Library to feature multiple exhibits

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Library will feature two art exhibits in the month of August. A public artist reception will be held on the mezzanine on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for local artist Daniel Granger whose work will include a mixture of photographs, paintings, drawings and wood sculptures on display on the mezzanine. Wyoming State… Continue Reading

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will celebrate its 44th season with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Kendrick Park band shell. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call Meghan Missett at 406-994-3906 or see Continue Reading

Band cliff swallows on Saturday with Unplug

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor program for families, will host an opportunity to band cliff swallows on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Welch Ranch recreation area. Naturalists Jacelyn and Dustin Dowey will lead the exhibition. For more information contact the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702 or For directions on how to get… Continue Reading

Motorized travel restricted in part of Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Motorized travel on Forest Service Road 193 and a portion of Forest Service Trail 430 will be restricted beginning July 11. The USFS is implementing this travel restriction while heavy equipment is operating in the area to begin wetland mitigation work in Shutts Flat. This wetland mitigation is part of the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

Yoga at Buffalo Cave set for July 9

 SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue its series of free summer outings across Wyoming with a yoga hike at Buffalo Caves on July 9. This is an all abilities 2-mile round trip hike past Red Canyon and into Buffalo Cave where yoga guru Dawn Sopron will lead an hour of relaxation. There will… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market set for July 7

SHERIDAN — The weekly farmers market returns July 7 through Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza with a grand finale Fall Festival planned for Oct. 8 at Sheridan College. The weekly event will include fresh produce, arts and crafts, live music and more than 30 vendors each week. For more information or to… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain music festival tickets for sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the Bighorn Mountain music festival on July 8, 9 and 10. Tickets for the festival can be obtained at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the Sports Lure in Buffalo, the WYO Theater in Sheridan and Haggerty’s Music in Gillette, or online at The 2016 Bighorn Mountain… Continue Reading

Agendas — July 2, 2016

Sheridan County Commission 8 a.m. Tuesday Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff/elected reports • Final budget review   Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order and Pledge • Consent agenda A. Minutes from staff meeting, June… Continue Reading

Woman dies in motorcycle accident

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash north of Sheridan on Thursday has resulted in the death of 63-year-old Sheridan resident Cynthia Spillman. The crash occurred at 9:30 p.m. near mile post 18 on Wyoming State Highway 345 approximately 8 miles north of Sheridan. Cynthia Spillman was a passenger on a 2006 Honda Motorcycle being operated by… Continue Reading

Fire officials to closely monitor firework shows

SHERIDAN — Despite the dry weather in Sheridan and the surrounding areas, officials are hoping local fireworks shows go off without a hitch — or blaze — this year. Independence Day celebrations will take place at the Big Horn Equestrian Center and at Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester. Both firework shows will begin at… Continue Reading

WAM expresses concerns for municipal budgets

SHERIDAN — Staff members of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities attended the recent Joint Appropriations Committee meetings in Cheyenne to hear directly about the state’s budget concerns. “Gov. Mead began the two-day JAC meetings by outlining his cutbacks to state agencies beyond what the state Legislature approved in their budget session last winter,” Deputy Director… Continue Reading

Local health organizations brace for cuts

SHERIDAN — Despite large cuts to the state budget, public health services in Sheridan are doing everything they can to keep programs running. Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced an additional reduction of $248 million in the general fund budget. While departments such as the University of Wyoming, the Department of Corrections, the Department of… Continue Reading

Local bikers to rally against violence

Local bikers to rally against violence

SHERIDAN — It’s not your average biker rally. On Saturday, locals will don their helmets and biker gear and cruise over to the Advocacy and Resource Center on their Harley Davidsons, Hondas and other motorcycles to spend a day supporting victims of violent crime. The image stands in stark contrast to the stereotypical biker gang,… Continue Reading

Two arraignments held in 4th Judicial District Court

SHERIDAN — Two men were arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday on separate charges. Bryan Madia pleaded not guilty to bringing pot into the Sheridan County Detention Center, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison, up to $3,000 in fines or both. According to court documents, Madia had a small… Continue Reading

Williams, Arzy-Harrington to wed

Williams, Arzy-Harrington to wed

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey James Williams Jr. and Monica Lorraine Arzy–Harrington, both currently of Sheridan, will wed Aug. 13, 2016, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Williams, originally of East Troy, Wisconsin, is a graduate of East High School. He is currently employed at Wyoming Roofing. He is the son of Jeffrey Alan Williams Sr.… Continue Reading

Student graduates from Marquette University

SHERIDAN — Kelsie Sundberg, a 2007 graduate from Sheridan High School, recently graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Science degree from Marquette University in the physician assistant program. She will work as a physician assistant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she and her husband reside. She is the daughter of Jim and Connie Inchauspe… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny to host dinner and tour

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny will host a battlefield tour and dinner on July 8-9 to focus on lesser-known battles of Red Cloud’s War as part of the Bozeman Trail Days celebration. The events will feature battlefield expert and author Shannon Smith and former Fort Phil Kearny curator and superintendent Sonny Reisch. A dinner and… Continue Reading

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