Wyoming

With the Sheridan WYO Rodeo comes the thrills of the Carnival which opened Wednesday night. Hundreds of cars packed the areas in and around the Sheridan County Fairgrounds as the rides and cotton candy machines came to life.

Something new has been added to Sheridan-WYO Rodeo week this year.

Patti Atkins, author of the book, “Reflections of the Inn,” showed slides and talked about the history of the Sheridan Inn during a Wyoming Wednesday program Wednesday morning at the Information Center on East Fifth Street.

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board, also known as SAWS, has approved a rate increase of about two and one-quarter percent along with a budget of just over $2 million for the new fiscal year.

The lightning caused Wolf Creek fire is at 50 percent containment as of Wednesday evening. The fire is located on the Tongue Ranger District about 12 miles west of Sheridan. Thanks to water drops from a helicopter, the fire is still just slightly over an acre in size.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce hosted their July Luncheon at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Wednesday.

Wednesday morning brought more fans and more contestants to the arena for the second day of Wyo Rodeo slack. Fans were able to watch barrel racing, tie down roping, steer wrestling, and team roping runs to find out who will be competing in the first night performance of the week.

With thousands of pension plans currently underfunded, many people are beginning to look at Congress to shore up the funds. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming said he’s worried that government support for any one pension fund could set a dangerous precedent that could cost lots of taxpayer dollars.

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