Archive - Jul 2010

July 11th

Wells Takes 1st at Boot Kick-off

“From the first boot kicked to the last tail gate shut, the most fun you’ll have anywhere.”

That’s the theme of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and Saturday night began with the time-honored tradition – the annual “Boot Kick-off.” It was all about technique – or lack of it; the kind of sock you wear, or no sock at all; kicking that boot way up high, or shooting it fast and straight. No matter which way they kicked it, it was a great way to kick off this year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo.

July 11th

WEEKEND SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

"LeDoux Cup" Winners

BIG HORN POLO - In Big Horn polo action from Sunday they played two matches the Chris Ledoux Foundation Cup and the Sheridan Motor Cup.

The Ledoux Foundation winning team was the “Canyon Ranch” and the Sheridan motor cup winning team was the pony bar and grill.

This week they will play matches Sunday as part of the Wyo Rodeo tailgate party at the Equestrian center that will be Sunday afternoon.

They'll play Eaton's cup at 1:00 and Wyo Rodeo Cup at 3:00.

Poll Question: Boot Kick-Off Venue

With growth comes change, and nothing could be more illustrative of this fact than the 2010 Sheridan WYO Rodeo. With added dates, both in rodeo performances and concert performances, the beginning of Rodeo Week is no longer a Tuesday night.

Things You Should Know for This Month's 3rd Thursday

It has become an annual tradition for Sheridan residents to set up their lawn chairs along Main Street Thursday night in preparation for all of the festivities that are simply known as Rodeo Friday in Downtown Sheridan. This Thursday night is the next 3rd Thursday Street Festival, which could create a little bit of a problem for those wanting to reserve their spot for Friday morning.

Bringing Out the “Kid in the Kid” Big Horn Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Both locals and visitors from around the country and world came to the 6th Annual Big Horn Mountain Festival this weekend in Buffalo. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love was in attendance and brings us this story:

Shelter is Looking for Temporary Foster Parents

The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is looking for foster parents.

The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is looking for temporary foster parents for kittens and puppies. The Shelter offers training, support, and all of the needed food and supplies that are required to foster an animal. Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope says there is one very important thing that foster parents who may have children need to keep in mind.

Not A Typical Year For Property Tax Assessment Appeals

Monday morning, the Sheridan County Commissioners will be hearing several property tax assessment appeals. Commissioner Steve Maier says although most disputes are resolved with the County Assessor earlier on, if the person is not satisfied with that result:

July 10th

Struggling States Seeking More Aid From Washington

BOSTON (AP) - Governors at their summer meeting this weekend in Boston are calling on Congress to pass stalled jobs legislation that includes billions of dollars in aid to states.

Laramie County Clerk Candidate Leaving Current Job

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Laramie County's grant manager will leave his job because he is running for Laramie County clerk and the federal government says he'll be breaking the law if he does both. Tim Thorson said this week his last day as grant manager for the county will be Aug. 5. He made his decision after he received a letter from the U.S.

President of Kennedy Center is Coming to Casper

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser

The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will be hosting a presentation this week by President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Michael M. Kaiser. The presentation is part of Kaiser's national tour entitled “Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative”. Prior to his presentation, Kaiser will great leaders from arts organizations from around Wyoming.