Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl

Saddle up for a historic Independence Day weekend

Turn back the hands of time during a long Independence Day weekend in Sherman County. The weekend features reenactments of historic Sherman County events and the traditional fireworks show. Lt. Lyman Kidder, his guide Red Bead and 10 soldiers all died in battle with Native Americans in July 1867. Cattle and cowboys from Texas trod…

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Cattle drive: Best July 4 tradition

“This is the best July 4 tradition we’ve ever attended,” a couple from Illinois told Trail Boss Ken Klemm. This tradition was the Second Annual Great Western Cattle Drive held July 4 on the historic Homestead Ranch northeast of Goodland. Approximately 100 people came to the event near the site of Bray Post Office, the…

Family enjoying Smoky Gardens

Escape to Smoky Gardens

Are you seeking a getaway from the pressures of daily life? Then drive a few miles southwest of Goodland to Smoky Gardens and Sherman Wildlife Area. Smoky Gardens offers a place to picnic, camp and fish. Fishing creel and length limits are posted on the restroom building. The lake is stocked with trout when it…