Archive - Jul 17, 2015

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Revives Powwow Dancing at Sheridan Inn

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Devin Killsback (Northern Cheyenne) spins her shawl during a fancy dance at the First People's Powwow at the Sheridan Inn on Thursday, July 9, 2015. The event was staged as part of Sheridan WYO Rodeo week. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile)

The sound of Northern Cheyenne flute music drifted over the green lawn of the Sheridan Inn, holding the powwow audience in rapt silence in a scene perhaps reminiscent of Indian dances staged here 100 years ago.

James Beydler

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James Beydler, 88 year old Buffalo man passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Johnson County Health Care Center. Private family services will be held at a later date with his ashes scattered in the Red Hills on his family’s original homestead. Friends may donate in James’ memory to the Occidental Jam Music Scholarship Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo.

Abel Lynn Portwine

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Abel Lynn Portwine, 5 1/2 months, passed away on July 13, 2015, at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. He was born on January 24, 2015, in Sheridan, WY, to parents Jerry and Megan Sue Portwine.

Do you want the legalization of medical marijuana issue put to a vote in the 2016 general election?

First Northern Bank of Wyoming
Yes
56% (405 votes)
No
41% (297 votes)
Undecided
2% (17 votes)
Total votes: 719

More Federal Aid Available for Johnson County Infrastructure

President Barack Obama has granted federal disaster assistance to help cover the cost of repairing roads and bridges damaged by flooding this spring in four Wyoming counties.

Getting Wet For The Cause

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Sheridan Police Lieutenant Travis Koltiska was all wet for a good cause. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Those that attended last night’s 3rd Thursday Street Festival in Sheridan probably noticed a dunk tank set-up on Main Street. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

College District Trustees Approve Change in Nursing Program

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees approved a change in the nursing program at their meeting this week. The two-year Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree will be redesigned to an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Antelope Butte Summer Festival Begins Tonight

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The 2nd annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival will get underway tonight with live music by “Shot in the Foot” from 7:30 to 9:30. Saturday’s music lineup starts at noon and will run until 10 in the evening.

Another 3rd Thursday

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Thursday was the second of four 3rd Thursdays held each summer. Closing off Main, street vendors ply their wares, food vendors entice the hungry and music fills the air and people take it all in.