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Local Boys Meet Keith Urban

The two lucky boys that has the opportunity to meet Keith Urban. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A couple of concert goers met Thursday night’s headliner at the music festival in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

School Buses Shuttle Concert Goers from Local Hotels

Sheridan school buses will be seen traveling throughout town today and tomorrow shuttling people to and from the concert park at the north edge of town, for the Big Horn Country USA music festival.

Urban Wows Crowd, Sings Song with Local Girl

Country music star Keith Urban wowed the crowd for the opener of the local music festival. Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen has the report.

Big Horn Country USA Stage is Set

Big Horn Country USA Concert Park -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

The Big Horn Country USA Concert Park was set and ready to go this morning for the bands to start playing throughout the afternoon and tonight's headliner, Keith Urban. For the schedule, got to www.bighorncountryusa.com.

Vendor Ready to Sell Big Horn Country USA Souvenirs

Vendor Carolyn Kodesh -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

Carolyn Kodesh, who was standing in one of the tents off to the side of the Big Horn Country USA stage this morning, said she's the official vendor for the event organizer coming all the way from Wisconsin to sell special Big Horn Country USA souvenirs.

Ready to Serve in Big Horn Country USA VIP Lounge

Pictued from left are Sammy Sallade and Zaneisha Hein. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Hosts Sammy Sallade and Zaneisha Hein of the Firewater Grill where the Big Horn Country USA VIP lounge is set up, told Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen a little bit about themselves and who would have access to the VIP lounge.

Big Horn Country USA Kicks Off

Pictured from left are Austyn Spurlock, Shantel Stahl, Jenniffer Hieb, Kristina Ngcongo and Sheena Immenschuh. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The grounds of the Trails End Concert Park in Sheridan, where the Big Horn Country USA music festival kicks off today, were filled this morning with people prepping the food and drink stands, vendors setting up their wares and concert-goers parked at the gate waiting to be the first ones in, all to the backdrop of music played over the loudspeaker.

Sheridan's Third Thursday Festival Series Starts Today

The Third Thursday Street Festival series starts today in Sheridan.

Chamber Expects Record Crowds for Weekend Events

This weekend is expected to be one of the biggest visitor weekends of the year, according to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

Sheridan Police Force Offers Concert Goers Bus Service, Free Rides Home

The Sheridan police force is gearing up for the busy weekend, which includes the Big Horn Country USA music festival that could draw up to 10,000 people into the area. Lt.

Budweiser Clydesdales Expected to Visit Sheridan

Courtesy of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

The internationally-known Budweiser Clydesdales are expected to be in town today, making the rounds to area bars.

Local Artist Becomes Window Painter for Summer

Local artist River Dearcorn was painting windows in downtown Sheridan Tuesday. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

A local artist is honing her skills by window painting. Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

Lower Powder River Road Reopens

Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller's office is on the fourth floor of the county courthouse in Sheridan. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Sheridan County’s Lower Powder River Road or County Road 269 that was flooded from recent rainstorms has now reopened to one lane of travel.

Sheridan Business Incubator Has New Tenant

County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

As mentioned in Tuesday’s Sheridan County Commission meeting report, the Sheridan Business Incubator has a new tenant – the Wyoming Skills Academy, run by CEO Aaron Tyser of Buffalo.

UPDATE: Frackelton's Dining for Cause Raises $8.5K

Marty Stuart and Band -- Courtesy Photo

Last night’s “Dining for a Cause” event held at Frackelton’s restaurant in Sheridan raised $8,529 for the Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo.

County Commission Meeting Includes Road Construction, Business Incubator, not Budget

Though the Sheridan County commissioners are currently working on the budget, and have asked supervisors to help identify possible staff reductions to make up a projected $800,000 shortfall for next year, they did not discuss the budget during today's regular meeting.

Better Business Bureau Offers Flood Cleanup Tips

In the aftermath of recent rainstorms and with a forecast of more rain on the way, a spokesperson from the Better Business Bureau says make sure you know what your insurance covers.

Local Police Department Acquires Drug Incinerator

Chief Rich Adriaens -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

During a recent interview with Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens, he said his department now has a drug incinerator, because last year marked the end of the federal funding of the drug take back program.

Game Official, Once Again, Says Leave Wildlife Alone

Mule Deer Fawn -- Photo Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department

Bud Stewart of the local Game and Fish office in Sheridan says they’re still incurring problems with people picking up newborn wildlife.

Chamber Shares Mars Building Dedication Photo

Pictured from left are: Chamber Ambassadors Nancy Herdt and Neel Dhodapkar; Retired U.S. Senator Alan Simpson; and Brinton Board Member and main benefactor Forrest Mars, Jr. (Photo by Jenae Neeson)

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce:

The new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building at the Brinton Museum was described as “a gift to Wyoming” by Governor Matt Mead.