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Sheridan County Towns

STORY Nestled in the thick pines, shady and cool in the summer, Story can be a getaway destination from Sheridan’s summer heat. Story, an unincorporated community 20 minutes south of Sheridan, sits on the banks of Piney Creek, according to Wyoming Travel and Tourism. Story was first platted by a horse trader, Marshal Wolf, who [...]

Sheridan Ice looks to expand

“Ice is humbling. It cares not who you are, where you work, your name, or your age. It cares how hard you try.” The Sheridan on Skates website wants people to know that ice skating is for everybody. Which is a good thing, because the ice rink is a popular attraction during long Sheridan winters. Outdoor pools [...]

Sheridan Parks

With several miles of city pathways stretching the length of Sheridan, two large parks and a multitude of neighborhood parks, recreationists and leisure seekers need not look far in Sheridan. KENDRICK PARK From West Loucks Street, head north onto Badger Street. Located near the western border of Sheridan just blocks from downtown, the 56-acre park was once home to [...]

Sheridan Pathways

By Tyson Emborg In 1888, my great-great-great uncle James Glasgow signed the petition to create Sheridan County. Shortly after, he was elected as Sheridan County’s first road supervisor. In those days, transportation routes were the lifeblood of a community and an indication of its future survival. When his father, my great-great-great grandfather, visited Sheridan in 1890 it [...]

SHERIDAN Theater Companies

Outdoor activities abound in the Sheridan area. However, if you are more inclined to seek your entertainment inside, then Sheridan can offer that as well. Though it may be more well-known for things such as rodeos, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling, Sheridan is also home to a surprising number of theater groups that entertain Sheridan audiences [...]

Snowmobiling

“We have 193 miles of well-marked and groomed trails, an additional 22 miles of ungroomed trails and thousands of acres of unbroken powder meadows,” according to the Bear Lodge website. The Wyoming Department of State Parks, the Bighorn National Forest and local snowmobiling clubs work cooperatively to maintain the area’s trail system. Riding seasons span [...]

Snowshoeing & Cross-country Skiing

For the winter sports enthusiast wishing to avoid the drone of a snowmobile motor, the Bighorn Mountains offer six cross-country ski and snowshoeing areas. “These trails have yet to be discovered by most Nordic skiers and offer plenty of solitude,” according to a release from the Bighorn National Forest. Trails can be accessed from U.S. [...]

Spear-O-Wigwam

By Daniel Mediate Ernest Hemingway once said, "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." Standing over pristine Park Reservoir in the Bighorn Mountains, all is calm. The occasional splash from rising trout ripples the water's glassy surface. Surrounded by beauty, yet unencumbered in spirit, I [...]

Tongue River

By Colin Betzler This fall I found a new favorite place, one of many here in our backyard of the Bighorns. I first stumbled on the location years ago, after hours of searching on Google Earth for new fishing spots; I spotted a stretch of river that contained multiple picturesque pools, and I was convinced [...]

Tongue River Canyon

By Melissa Butcher The Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton is, for me and many others, a thin space. The ancient Celts used the term to describe places where the distance between heaven and earth collapses. In this canyon, it’s easy to believe in the possibility. Approaching the canyon from Dayton, you can feel the [...]

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