Law enforcement, businesses reflect on Rodeo

By Allayana Darrow
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — Law enforcement incident reports depict this WYO Winter Rodeo weekend as busier than last year but Sheridan Police Department Lt. Travis Koltiska said incidents involving alcohol did not all directly appear related to the special event and described the event as “responsible” overall.

From Friday through Sunday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office reported two incidents of driving under the influence. SPD reported five DUI citizen reports, two minor in possession incidents (citing five minors total), three bar checks, three DUIs, one disorderly conduct due to intoxication, three public intoxication incidents and one open container citation.

Koltiska said he feels the weekend went well with no apparent safety issues. The event organizers made a sound decision shutting the event down early Sunday for the safety of racers and horses, he said.

Koltiska was the first responder to a crash early in the day Saturday during skijoring, which resulted in transporting a youth racer off the course via ambulance. Koltiska said there were some delays in the EMS response to the injured child. However, after himself, the first three people on scene were EMTs.

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