The 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo got underway over weekend with two nights of concerts and the boot kick-off, all of which were held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack performances are scheduled for today and tomorrow, and the first of four PRCA Rodeo performances will start tomorrow night.
Several property tax assessment appeals were considered by the Sheridan County Commissioners this week. Though there were initially eight petitioners, several dropped their appeals because they worked out agreements with County Assessor Paul Fall prior to Monday's hearing.
The City of Sheridan Planning Commission Monday night approved a request from developer Don Roberts to annex 557 acres of land into the City as part of the Cloud Peak Ranch 3 annexation. 17.3 acres of the land will be zoned B-1 Business, while the remaining 539.9 acres will be zoned R-1 Residential.
The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is this Wednesday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. Chamber Executive Director Janelle Anderson says that the presentation will center around the auto industry.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An unprecedented special state oil and gas lease auction to handle a rush to drill for oil in eastern Wyoming has netted a near-record $42 million. The Office of State Lands and Investments held the auction Friday. Figures released Monday show bids for the right to drill on state land ranged as high as $3,200 an acre.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Cheyenne man in a southeast Wyoming reservoir, four days after he went missing after leaving a family camp site. The Laramie County Sheriff's Office says divers found the body of 48-year-old Robert E. Burkett, Jr., Sunday submerged in Granite Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park.