Category Archives: Local News

Man pleads guilty to sex abuse of child

SHERIDAN — A 71-year-old man pleaded guilty to second degree sexual abuse of a minor on Tuesday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court. Donald Trotter, of Dayton, sexually molested a prepubescent child on April 5, prosecutors charge. Trotter pleaded guilty to the felony as part of a plea deal and admitted to the basic… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to Beaver Creek Saloon attack

SHERIDAN — Jacob Olson, who prosecutors say repeatedly punched another man in the head in an early morning bar fight, pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and battery Tuesday in Sheridan County 4th Judicial District Court. Olson, 26, met Clayton Denny at the Beaver Creek Saloon on the night of May 7 and early… Continue Reading

Woman to serve probation time for counterfeit money

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman will spend five years on probation for trying to use counterfeit money at a horse racing game terminal inside of Rails Brews & Cues. Macey Alden, 35, was sentenced to 3-5 years in prison, suspended in lieu of probation, plus 155 days in custody, which she has already served. Alden… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to drug delivery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to delivering oxymorphone to a confidential informant, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, up to $25,000 in fines or both. Shane Taylor, 35, had sold Opana pills, or oxymorphone, to the informant since November 2015 and was arrested for a Jan. 11 sale when… Continue Reading

Clearmont Council hears updates and wraps up old business

CLEARMONT— Clearmont Town Council heard reports from Mayor Chris Schock and Weston Engineering at its meeting Monday night. Mayor Chris Schock reported on his attendance at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Conference in Cody June 8-11. He attended classes in budgeting, human resources and ways to handle baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. Schock said… Continue Reading

Kobza shares results from state meeting

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza was among several local school superintendents across the state who shared concerns with the Wyoming Joint Education Committee about school funding earlier this month. At the SCSD1 board of trustees meeting Tuesday night, Kobza shared the results of that meeting with board members. The meeting, which… Continue Reading

Sheridan Girl Scouts receive highest honors

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan Girl Scouts will be honored with the Girl Scout Gold Award in Helena, Montana, on Friday. The award is the highest achievable for girls ages 14-17 who initiated meaningful and sustainable change locally, nationally or globally through unique “Take Action” projects. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming will present the awards… Continue Reading

‘Paint for a Cause’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will host “Paint for a Cause” to benefit Joey’s Foundation, whose programs uses fly-fishing to mentor children. The cost to participate will be $40 per person and the event will take place on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. For more information and to reserve a spot call Laura McColley at 752-8677.… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the Principal’s Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As and be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School. The following students earned a spot on… Continue Reading

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

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