News! The theme for this year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is “Where the West is 1.” An attractive poster – which celebrates the rodeo’s legacy — and the catchy phrase is from Vicki Kane. It’ll be the theme of the parade as well. It’s Sheridan’s signature summer event since 1931.
Rodeo week starts July 5. The Sheridan Press will publish a special Rodeo edition of Destination Sheridan.
I bought my tickets for the 15th annual Wild West Wine Fest earlier this week from Stacie Coe, executive director of Downtown Sheridan Association. They are going quickly — 200-plus sales, but the VIPs have sold out.
It’s always a festive event. This year, it’s March 7 at Warehouse 201 and there will be more than 20 vendors, auctions, live music — the whole Magilla, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Treva Lannan, 89 years young, has a new book of poetry out. She dropped off a copy (“Sharing Thoughts”) the other day, saying how much she writes for her family and children. Would believe, too, there are other “fans” and readers as well.
Dept. of incidental info…..
• Bacon — and who doesn’t love bacon — is the subject of a cost analysis story in a recent edition of The Wall Street Journal. Someone, likely a researcher with a lot of time on his hands, has determined that the average price of a bacon strip in a restaurant is $1.68 per strip in San Francisco, while it’s only 60 cents in Dallas. New York’s bacon strips will set you back $1.34. Recently, the Kansas State U. women’s basketball games, in order to attract fans, were given free “boats of bacon” with each ticket. It was one of their largest crowds ever.
• The cost of creating Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills was $989,992.32. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $14.4 million. Hard to imagine it getting done at this price these days, or even if Congress could set aside partisanship to honor the four presidents since 84 percent of the tab was federal money.
“There are two things that won’t last long in this world: that’s dogs chasing cars and (PGA tour) pros putting for pars.”
—Lee Trevino, 74, six-time major golf champion, 29 PGA Tour wins