Archive - Jul 12, 2010

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week is in Full Swing

There are plenty of things going on during Sheridan WYO Rodeo week.

The 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo got underway over weekend with two nights of concerts and the boot kick-off, all of which were held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack performances are scheduled for today and tomorrow, and the first of four PRCA Rodeo performances will start tomorrow night.

Is Local Tax Assessment A Transparent Process?

Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston

Several property tax assessment appeals were considered by the Sheridan County Commissioners this week. Though there were initially eight petitioners, several dropped their appeals because they worked out agreements with County Assessor Paul Fall prior to Monday's hearing.

Planning Commission Considers Large Acreage Annexation

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission Monday night approved a request from developer Don Roberts to annex 557 acres of land into the City as part of the Cloud Peak Ranch 3 annexation. 17.3 acres of the land will be zoned B-1 Business, while the remaining 539.9 acres will be zoned R-1 Residential.

Chamber Luncheon is This Wednesday

This month's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on the auto industry.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is this Wednesday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. Chamber Executive Director Janelle Anderson says that the presentation will center around the auto industry.

Special Lease Auction Approaches New Wyoming Record

A special lease auctoin for oil and gas drilling approaches new state record.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An unprecedented special state oil and gas lease auction to handle a rush to drill for oil in eastern Wyoming has netted a near-record $42 million. The Office of State Lands and Investments held the auction Friday. Figures released Monday show bids for the right to drill on state land ranged as high as $3,200 an acre.

Divers Recover Body of Cheyenne Man in Reservoir

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Cheyenne man in a southeast Wyoming reservoir, four days after he went missing after leaving a family camp site. The Laramie County Sheriff's Office says divers found the body of 48-year-old Robert E. Burkett, Jr., Sunday submerged in Granite Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park.

Sixth Annual Big Horn Mountain Festival

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Have Banjo - Will Play

Lynn Young with his banjo appears on stage with the group "Too Wet To Plow"

HOG's at the Inn

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HOG's at the Inn

Lots of motorcycles were seen behind the Sheridan Inn on Saturday

Showy Catalpa Tree

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Showy Catalpa Tree

The catalpa tree at 1311 La Clede Steet in Sheridan.

Public Pulse - Monday 07/12/10

Chamber of Commerce / Sheridan WYO Rodeo