With the warmer months on the way, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents to avoid mosquitos and ticks when spending time outdoors because these insects can carry potentially serious diseases.

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With the 2015 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Competition set to take place next weekend in Sheridan, current Miss Wyoming Jessie Allen’s time is coming to an end. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter recently sat down with her to get her take on the last year and more.

Fishermen and women will be gathering around Lake DeSmet in Johnson County over the Memorial Day weekend for the annual Lions Club fishing derby. The derby runs from 7-7 today and Sunday and from 7-4:30 on Monday.

The horses that will provide rides for guests at Eatons' Ranch this summer will arrive in Sheridan on Sunday morning.

The Wyoming Theater Festival will come to Sheridan this summer.

This is the last week of the Great Special May sale at Reed's.

Matt Jones, Regional Public Affairs Director for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has confirmed that Highway 338 has been reopened to one-lane traffic, as flaggers are one scene and assisting with vehicle traffic.

Jones said that a BNSF train carrying coal derailed at approximately 12:30 Friday, causing the highway to be closed temporarily. He added that there were no injuries and that at this time it is uncertain what caused the derailment or how long before the road is completely reopened.

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