As 2011 approached the halfway point the Sheridan area experienced the hottest temperature to date on Wednesday. The 97 degrees recorded at 2:53 pm was just 7 degrees short of the record 104 set in 2002.
Great Lakes flight 7220 from Denver to Sheridan arrived Tuesday evening just as the sun was setting over the Bighorns. The Sheridan County Airport is back in operation after last weekend's closure for major construction on the main runway.
National Qualifiers from the local area, Cole Ponce from Big Horn, Casey Collins from Sheridan, Bryce Burnell & Faith Carson from Arvada and Cameron Irwin from Buffalo are headed to the 63rd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo - 2011 - at the CAM-PLEX Facilities of Gillette Wyoming from July 18th - 24th.
Colby Wollenman of Big Horn and Kayla Woodward of Sheridan received the highest honor that a Wyoming High School athlete can receive - The 2011 Milward Simpson Award. Colby earned 9 letters, 5 all-conference and 4-all state awards in basketball, football and soccer and is the first Big Horn male athlete to ever win the award.
Alton Miller, from Banner Wyoming, made the first stop to Stardom Friday evening at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Alton competed against seven other local talent contestants and came out on top in the Texaco Country Showdown - America's Largest Country Music Talent Show for the last 30 years.
The State high school rodeo finals started on Thursday at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas. In Thursday morning action Big Horn's Casey Collins led the way in Steer Wrestling with a time of 5.88 - a faster time than the 7.29 he had last Saturday at the Sheridan County High School Rodeo where he makes this smooth transition from his horse "Hookem" onto the steer.