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Three Winning Lottery Tickets Purchased in Local Area

Twenty-five players have won $1,000 each in the most recent WyoLotto drawing held Thursday, including three from the local area, setting a record for the number of large winners per drawing in the history of the state's lottery.

Sheridan Climber Begins Trek Down Everest

Climber Darren Rogers of Sheridan who survived Saturday's earthquake-launched avalanche on Mount Everest in Nepal has been airlifted off the mountain top, as we reported earlier, but he still has a long way to go.

Sheridan Climber's Been Airlifted Off Everest, Other National Reports

Sheridan mountain climber Darren Rogers who survived the killer avalanche Saturday on Mount Everest in Nepal, has been airlifted off the mountain.

Annual Run Raises Money for Homeless Shelter

The annual Beaver Creek Slide and Bike Slog that raises money for the local homeless shelter will be held Saturday.

UPDATE: Sheridan Climber's Been Airlifted off Everest

UPDATE: We've just received word that Sheridan climber Darren Rogers has been airlifted off of Mount Everest. Stay tuned for details.

Sheridan Climber on Everest is Alive

UPDATE: 8 Sunday Morning
Sheridan mountain climber Darren Rogers who was climbing the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal Saturday morning when an earthquake sent an avalanche careening down onto basecamp killing at least 15 people, is alive.

Tickets Still Available for Governor’s Breakfast

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in Sheridan on Wednesday to speak at a breakfast hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

Sheridan Man Killed in Crash

Photo Submitted by Carol Althauser

A single-vehicle crash in the mountains west of Sheridan claimed the life of a local truck driver. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.

Game Department Sets Hunt Seasons

After dozens of public meetings and a review of comments from the public, the hunt seasons and quotas for Wyoming have been set for big game species, which include bison, upland game birds, small game and wild turkeys.

CASA Breakfast Honors Volunteers

The annual breakfast event that honors volunteers of the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns group referred to as CASA will be held this morning at 7:30 at the Best Western in Sheridan.

Game Officials Say Time to Register Boats

Officials with the state game and fish department say now is the time to register boats, before the big rush comes on Memorial Day weekend.

‘Laughter, Always Best Medicine’ Opens Tonight

A production of one act plays dubbed “Laughter, Always the Best Medicine” takes the stage tonight at the Carriage House Theater in Sheridan.

UPDATE: Gillette Standoff with Armed Man Ends with Flash-Bang

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UPDATE -- 9:30 News Hour: A two-hour standoff this morning with an armed man in a Gillette neighborhood ended with a flash-bang grenade.

Guests Preview Keystone Event

Elise Brandt, Bobbi Mitzel and Rindy West talked about the Keystone Award on The Morning Show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The annual Keystone Awards event, hosted by the Sheridan Senior Center to honor extraordinary people in the community, will be held Thursday night at the WYO Theater in Sheridan.

UPDATE: 64 Vehicle Pile-up Claims Two

Two fatalities out of 25 injured in Monday morning’s 64-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80 near Laramie were confirmed by noon Tuesday.

National Weather Service Sounds Tornado Alarm

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today as part of severe weather awareness week.

County Approves Fairgrounds Upgrades, Other Projects

The Sheridan County Commission continues to make improvements to the county fairgrounds facility in Sheridan.

Two Killed in Multiple-Vehicle Pile Up

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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.

Two fatalities have been confirmed from this crash and that is projected to be the final number of fatalities involved. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Game Official Says Wolf Hybrids Not Allowed as Pets

An unfortunate situation set up recently for a pet owner in Gillette.

Patrol's Butler Announces Retirement

Col. John Butler, who's been with the Wyoming Highway Patrol for 30 years, serving since 2012 as the administrator of the division, will retire June first.