Category Archives: Local News

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

ARE YOU READY TO WYO? 2016 schedule of events

Monday • 10 a.m. to noon — Rodeo Royalty Pageant dress rehearsal (Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall) • 1 p.m. — Rodeo Royalty Pageant (Fairgrounds) • 6 p.m. — Rodeo Royalty Pageant horsemanship (Fairgrounds) Tuesday • 7 a.m. — Rodeo slack • 4 p.m. — Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff (Kendrick Park) Wednesday • 9 a.m. — Rodeo slack… Continue Reading

Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates 10 years

Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates 10 years

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates its 10-year anniversary, its leadership recently reflected on the mission and accomplishments of the local nonprofit. SCLT focuses on preserving working ranches, open spaces, wildlife habitat and historic sites, as well as increasing recreation opportunities. Typically, land trusts are organizations that focus on conservation using easements,… Continue Reading

Skin experts urge care during UV safety month

SHERIDAN — It’s ultraviolet safety month and local health experts are pushing awareness and commonsense protections to keep people healthy. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, killing 13,650 people each year, according to the American Cancer Society. “Skin cancer is dangerous because it can be so easy to… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Miles Novak, a 2014 graduate of Big Horn High School and current junior at North Dakota State University, studying management and agricultural communications, will work at the Downtown Sheridan Association office this summer. Novak has been with DSA since June and will continue to intern through August. During this time, Novak will aid… Continue Reading

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week pancake breakfast will take place Friday from 6-9 a.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The cost for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for those age 12 and younger. For more information or to get tickets, call the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084, talk to any member… Continue Reading

Congressional representatives to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Area residents are encouraged to stop by the Fulmer Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to visit with DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones. Residents can discuss issues or views regarding the federal government. Those… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday. Peter Lecholat of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk for July. Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Ariel… Continue Reading

Beds Along the Bighorns set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Bed races will take place down Main Street on Friday at 9 a.m. The six-person teams from different businesses and organizations will race with decorated beds for the grand prize. The entry fee is $45 per team. For more information and to register a team call Jim Schellinger at 672-7421. Continue Reading

Sneakers and Spurs run returns Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk will take place Friday at 8 a.m. on Grinnell and Main streets. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns or from 7-7:30 a.m. on race day. The cost is $20 if registered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday or $25… Continue Reading

Reports — July 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 8:56 a.m. • Carbon monoxide check, 1700 block Pond View Court, 11:23 a.m. • Assist agency, grass fire, Beatty Spur Road, 4 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 4:54 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 2000 block South Sheridan Avenue,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials looking ahead to new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — From its schools being named as the top in the state by Newsweek to ranking high in Wyoming test scores, Sheridan County School District 1 officials feel they have positioned the district as one of the more successful in the state. But there is always room to improve. SCSD1 officials will look toward adopting… Continue Reading

Applications for Sen. Enzi’s fall internship due July 15

SHERIDAN — Applications for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s fall internship are due July 15 at midnight. Applicants must be at least sophomore standing in an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to students from Wyoming or those studying in Wyoming. To apply for the internship go to and click on apply… Continue Reading

Volunteer fire districts to lose some funding

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County officials predict a 12 percent drop in sales tax revenues in the new fiscal year, which started July 1, volunteer fire departments in the county will see a larger reduction in the funding they receive from the county. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said Thursday that all of the… Continue Reading

SkillsUSA director to be replaced by organization

By Kristine Galloway Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE — Members of SkillsUSA and their advisers across Wyoming are worried about the future of the organization in the state. That’s after the Wyoming Department of Education announced in June that it would not grant the director’s contract to Toni Decklever, who served as the state SkillsUSA director… Continue Reading

State committee looks for fixes to Title 25 issues

By Matt Murphy Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE  — Wyoming is still wrestling with how to pay for rising costs for court-ordered mental health and substance abuse services while still providing for those who need help. The issue was discussed at a Thursday meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee on Title 25 Issues. The subcommittee is… Continue Reading

Agendas — July 9, 2016

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood building • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts/requests A. WY Game and Fish Grant Cooperative Agreement • WY Dept of Agriculture Grant Extension Amendment • Approval of minutes from June 14, 2016 • Financial A. Monthly budget report… Continue Reading

UW announces Spring Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Spring Provost’s Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least six credit hours but fewer than 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Blazing a Trail’ photo contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is putting together a calendar of the communities’ photos. This year’s photo subject matter is any person 60 years or older and their adventurous side. Participants are encouraged to send a maximum of two photos of individuals engaging in adventures, life’s possibilities or helping others. The person 60 years… Continue Reading

Free photography workshop set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a free photography workshop on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WGFD regional office. Jessica Grant, a photography intern with the WGFD, will teach the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera. To register for this event, email Jessica Grant at Continue Reading

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