Sheridan County

Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Gillette is now open after being closed because of flooding.

Over 200 riders will converge on the Sheridan County Fairgrounds over the next two days for the Sheridan County High School Rodeo. Participants come from all over the state as well as Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana.

The first polo games in the West were played in the Big Horn area. Brothers William and Malcolm Moncreiffe – scions of British nobility – arrived in the area in the 1890s. They bought land, ranched, and taught the local cowboys how to play the game.

University of Wyoming Extension Educator Scott Hininger says the field has been narrowed for a new 4-H educator for Sheridan County. Two candidates were interviewed recently, and he hopes one of them will be offered the job in the next week or two.

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is now accepting applications from retail business owners who want to sell Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at their businesses.

Mike Mackey of Sheridan has received a research grant from the Wyoming State Historical Society for 2014. The $1,025 grant is for “Wyoming Samurai: Military Service at Heart Mountain.”

Sheridan High School Dean of Students Ed Fessler anticipates 193 students will graduate on Sunday.

Sheridan College music instructor Dr. Christian Erickson recently won the 2014 ARTCORE New Music Competition.

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