Category Archives: Local News

SR&L Company Trolley 115 to undergo repairs

SR&L Company Trolley 115 to undergo repairs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Railway & Light Company Trolley 115 left the grounds of the Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum on Monday for repairs and refurbishment. Working with the North Main Association and Fletcher Construction, the trolley will be repaired then placed along North Main Street in Sheridan. According to a press release from the… Continue Reading

SHS students score well in pre-college exams

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students have some of the best scores in the state for pre-college exams. At the Monday night Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting, the district’s Dean of Students/Post-Secondary, Ed Fessler, announced that when it comes to pre-college entrance exams, Sheridan High School remains above the state and national average.… Continue Reading

City starts search for new administrator position

SHERIDAN— The city has hired a consulting firm to recruit candidates for the new city administrator position, which city officials hope to fill this year. Prothman Company will help Sheridan identify candidates for the $175,000 position that city council members decided to hire last October. The $175,000 figure includes benefits. Sheridan will pay the Washington-based… Continue Reading

WGFD: Black bear activity increases in Sheridan County

WGFD: Black bear activity increases in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received numerous reports of black bear conflict activity in several locations in Sheridan County. Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma indicated there have been recent black bear sightings in the Ranchester and Dayton areas, along with some garbage issues in Tongue Canyon and a bear in some… Continue Reading

USFS accepts comments on rec analysis

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest has completed an analysis of the forest’s developed recreation facilities and is asking for public review of the results. Public input will be used to supplement and inform the analysis, which is part of a regional and national effort to attain sustainable recreation opportunities and operations on national forests.… Continue Reading

Students selected for UW summer engineering program

SHERIDAN — Incoming high school seniors Tristen Geist and Bryce Michaud of Sheridan were chosen for the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual engineering summer program. Through the program, incoming high school seniors from Wyoming and six other states will explore various fields of engineering June 19-25. The students, selected through a… Continue Reading

UW announces President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Presidents Honor Roll for the spring semester. To be named to the list, students must have a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. The following Sheridan students earned a spot on the list:… Continue Reading

‘Picnic on the Pathway’ set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Unplug, a creative outdoor education program for families, will host “Picnic on the Pathway” on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in Washington Park to celebrate the local pathway system. There is no cost to attend and food and drink will be provided. All are welcome to attend the event. Unplug is a partnership between… Continue Reading

Wyoming Culinary Institute open for summer lunch

Wyoming Culinary Institute open for summer lunch

SHERIDAN — Chemistry students experiment in a lab. Theater students need a stage. Culinary students in Sheridan learn in not just a kitchen but a full-service restaurant. This summer the Wyoming Culinary Institute is open for lunch Monday through Friday. The Sheridan College student-run restaurant pays its employees during the summer, unlike during the school… Continue Reading

Name released in highway fatality

SHERIDAN — A 60-year-old Arvada man died Friday evening after overcorrecting when his car veered off the road roughly 10 miles east of Leiter. Donald Malli was ejected from his vehicle when it rolled one and a half times Friday at mile post 55 on U.S. Highway 14/16. Malli, the sole occupant of the vehicle,… Continue Reading

Miss Wyoming contest set for Saturday

Miss Wyoming contest set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual preliminary competition for Miss America will be held at the WYO Theater on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the WYO Theater box office or online at This year, 10 young ladies from all over the state will compete for the Miss Wyoming 2016 title and… Continue Reading

Permits now available for USFS products in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Permits for forest products are now available from the Bighorn National Forest. The major products available are firewood, posts and poles, Christmas trees and transplants. Each of these non-transferable permits has a set of terms and conditions the permit holder agrees to follow when signing the permit. Terms include where the products can… Continue Reading

Richards graduates from Cornell

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan was one of 273 students to graduate from Cornell College on May 8. Richards recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a psychology specialist concentration in environmental studies. Continue Reading

Locals graduate from South Dakota School of Mines

SHERIDAN — In Rapid City, South Dakota, more than 350 students graduated during the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 173rd commencement ceremony May 7. Four of those students were locals: McKenzie Butcher of Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Justin Heaps of Ranchester earned a Bachelor of Science in civil… Continue Reading

Kilpatrick graduates from U. of Midwestern

SHERIDAN — Christian Kilpatrick, a 2015 graduate from the University of Wyoming, recently graduated with a Master of Arts degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Midwestern in Glendale, Arizona. He has been accepted into medical school and will begin studies in August pursuing his medical degree. Continue Reading

Soldier Creek HMA temporarily closed

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced that the Soldier Creek Hunter Management Area will be closed to public access Monday through Friday of this week. The closure is to ensure safety of personnel while they bury the existing power line that crosses the HMA. For more information contact the Sheridan Regional Game… Continue Reading

Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen for a no-host dinner. Linda Orr will talk about finances and explore improvements to be made. All are welcome. For more information contact Jean Arzy 672-3623. Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Sarah Sample concert set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Carriage House Theater will host singer-songwriter Sarah Sample on Friday at 7:30 p.m. According to organizers of the event, it is part of the new Small State Concert Series. The Carriage House, an 88-seat venue at the Trail End State Historic Site, will host the series, which will feature intimate evenings of… Continue Reading

Honor Gardens dedication set for June 23

 SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will dedicate a space on its campus for the Veterans Honor Garden that will recognize veterans of the past and present. The garden presents the opportunity for community members to pay tribute to friends, family members or other loved ones with a permanent plaque located in the garden… Continue Reading

Lawsuit alleges RENEW let sex abuse happen on its watch

SHERIDAN — A former client of a services agency for people with disabilities was repeatedly sexually molested by a fellow client for months, and staff knew about the abuse but failed to stop it. That’s according to a lawsuit parents of the victim filed against Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming in 2014. The case… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

Fort Phil Kearny celebrates 150th anniversary

STORY — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is coming up and corresponds with the 150th anniversary of the building of Fort Phil Kearny. Col. Henry B. Carrington, commander of the 18th Infantry, U.S. Army arrived in Powder River country, chose the site to build Fort Phil Kearny and immediately began construction on July 13, 1866. Opening… Continue Reading

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