Saturday evening Sheridan greeted its new rodeo queen Leah Hall, senior princess Bailey McClean and princess Gabrielle Koltiska. Here the just crowned Leah Hall, in the center, mounts her horse and takes her first spin as queen around the arena and below the "Sheridan WYO Rodeo" sign. On the left is princess Gabrielle and on the right is senior princess Bailey.
It was great to see the stands completely filled on a beautiful evening for the final performance of the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo. A rodeo that paid out $248,874 in prize money with $2,630 going to the All-round Cowboy Trevor Brazile, from Texas, for his performance in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping. Trevor joined the PRCA in 1996 and has a total career earnings of $1,852,631.
The Wyoming High School All State Marching Band under the direction of Dave and Dawn Bellis was a big hit at the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade on Friday morning. Not only a big hit in taking 1st place in the Bands and Drill Units it was also big in numbers - at about 250 strong.
Tyrell Smith from Great Falls, Montana aboard Shining Mountain on this ride may have ridden his way into the record book of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo with his ride for a score of 89. Tyrell was the last Saddle Bronc Rider Wednesday evening during the First PRCA Rodeo Performance of the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo.
The morning's slack competitions at the fairgrounds are designed to weed out some competitors before the main event starts tonight. Steer roping this morning drew a minimal crowd, but cowboys and stable hands were busy getting ready for what's yet to come. (Photos by Tracee Davis)
The southeastern Montana complex of fires is expected to be contained at any time. The last report released from the Incident Management Team was released at 8 o'clock last night, and indicated the fire was 95 percent contained. The fires have burned almost a quarter of a million acres of BLM, county, and private land. We'll have more about recovery efforts as information becomes available.