Category Archives: Local News

Ranchester Town Council discusses paving 2 streets

Ranchester Town Council discusses paving 2 streets

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council on Tuesday discussed a citizen request from the June 9 council meeting to have Mobile Circle and Mobile Drive paved. According to Mayor Peter Clark, it is the last area in town to be paved, and hasn’t been due to the fact that there are engineering issues present that could… Continue Reading

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SHERIDAN — The national shortage of nurses is only getting larger. By 2025, there will be more than one million job vacancies for registered nurses in the United States, according to a February article in The Atlantic. In rural areas like Wyoming, recruitment can be challenging enough without the added difficulties of dealing with nursing… Continue Reading

Event to raise money to fight cancer

SHERIDAN — H&R Block will sponsor an Amateur Trapshooting Association registered fundraiser Cancer Shootout on Saturday and Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsman Association Complex. Trap Shooters from around the region are encouraged to compete in the event that begins at 9 a.m. each day, and members of the public are welcome to attend and… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Pint Night set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A “Pint Night” on Tuesday from 6-10 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will benefit efforts to reopen the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area. For each pint sold, $1 will be donated to the project. The event will include live music by The Instagators, food from Pie in the Sky, merchandise for… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park return Tuesday

   SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from June 28 to Aug. 16 in Kendrick Park. This event is sponsored by the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the season… Continue Reading

‘The Power of Play’ opening set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The Ucross Foundation will host the opening of the new exhibit “The Power of Play: Cross-Pollination of Art and Science” on July 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. The event will include music and dance performances. All are welcome to attend the event at no charge and refreshments will be available. Attendees will be able… Continue Reading

SHS announces B Honor Roll for second semester

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the B Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least five classes and earned a 2.7 to a 3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C.… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Man named in Wednesday shooting incident

UPDATE: Man named in Wednesday shooting incident

SHERIDAN — Adam Helvik was arrested Wednesday after firing multiple guns at a home in north Sheridan. Helvik, 29, presents no threat to the public, Sheridan Police Department Lt. Travis Koltiska said. Helvik has been arrested on the charge of reckless endangering, a misdemeanor. There is no indication Helvik was attempting to shoot at anyone, although… Continue Reading

Sheridan breaks temperature record at 104

Sheridan breaks temperature record at 104

SHERIDAN — If you thought it was hot on Tuesday, you’re right. Sheridan broke a longstanding high temperature record when the thermometer hit 104 at approximately 2:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, the prior high temperature record for June 21 was 100 degrees and was set in 1919. The… Continue Reading

County OKs, eliminates emergency services contracts

SHERIDAN — Officials addressed multiple agenda items on Tuesday regarding how emergency services are provided in Sheridan County. At the Tuesday Sheridan County Commission meeting, commissioners approved to extend the contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance to the tune of $170,000 for one year. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said the contract with RMA makes more… Continue Reading

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

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