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If you’re a sports fan, tonight is special.

• At 6 p.m., Sheridan High School hosts Cheyenne East in the Class 4A football semifinal at Homer Scott Field. The winner goes onto next week’s state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

• At 8 p.m., it’s first-rate, big-time women college basketball with the University of Wyoming Cowgirls hosting Montana State-Northern at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome on the campus of Sheridan College. The game will feature a unique local connection: four UW players have a Sheridan County, Sheridan High School or Sheridan College link. Kayla Woodward, a UW junior, leads the contingent that includes Fallon Lewis (Tongue River High School, SC), Jasmine Davis (SC), and Hailey Ligocki, (SHS Class of ’13.)




From the Bragging-on-the-Staff, file………

The Sheridan Press and two of its news staff members — Paolo Cisneros and Christina Schmidt — have been nationally recognized for their work in the enterprise project we published earlier this year, “The Big Bang — A Boom and Bust Energy Industry.” The enterprise project was awarded second place by the Inland Press Association for explanatory reporting. The series of stories were published in June and were compiled into a special section that was published in July. The award was presented recently in Chicago at the association’s annual convention.

Paolo Cisneros left the Press earlier this year, with plans to return to graduate school at the University of Illinois – Chicago where he expects to study urban planning. Ms. Schmidt is the Press’ “sense of place” writer and covers education issues as well for the Press. The stories were edited by Kristen Czaban, the Press’ managing editor. She also designed the section.

The project profiled the economic impact of the energy sector in Sheridan County, its history and the logistics of local jobs interacting with a global market. The series can be read on the Press’ website:






“All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream.”


— T.K. Whipple, American author/essayist, from “Study Out the Land”




Winning Headlines


• “Woman seeks ‘bucks’ after car strikes deer; city liable for the ‘dough,’ she says”

— Kirkwood (Mo.) Journal


• “Any way you measure it, Sabres’ Peca is big”

— Boston Globe, over a story about the team’s hockey center


• “Mega-mall has put its lien times behind it.”

— Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard


• “Girls will get shot at throne”

— Wisconsin Rapids (Wisc.) Daily Tribune. (Pitfalls of pageantry.)


• “Machel, Ma Belle”

— Time magazine, a story about Nelson Mandela’s relationship with Graca Machel

By |November 8th, 2013|

About the Author:

Kristen Czaban has been with The Sheridan Press since June 2008 and has covered the entire gamut of beats including government, crime, business and the outdoors. Before heading west, she graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s in journalism. Email Kristen at:


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