Tourism season still in full swing after Sheridan WYO Rodeo

July 25, 2014

By just about every measure available, we’re in the midst of one of the strongest tourism seasons in Sheridan’s history. The slowdown that traditionally accompanies the closing days of the WYO Rodeo has yet to begin, and we’re working hard to ensure the momentum we’ve generated throughout the year carries through the remaining months. Like Read More

Do you know when to pick your vegetables?

When should I be harvesting my vegetables? This is a question being asked starting this time of year. Most vegetables should be harvested while they are young. This is when they have the most flavors are the most tender and have the most nutrients. The vegetables in the grocery stores are good but are harvested Read More

Consider this: remodeling for real lives

Most of us have pet peeves when it comes to annoying television commercials. Here’s mine: An attractive young couple scans their home’s interior, exchanges knowing (and apparently telepathic) glances as to what must be done, then breaks out the sledgehammers for some gratifying bust-it-all-up demolition. Thirty seconds and a whirlwind of camera vignettes later, they’re Read More

Presentation on self-defense for older women set for Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — Is self defense for an older woman different than for any other age? Not according to Francine Russell, founder and director of Empower Wyoming, an organization devoted to teaching women to fight back should they be confronted by an assailant. “We often visualize assailants as big and brutish but in reality they are Read More

VISTA volunteering for the young, young at heart

During my junior year of college, I had a bright idea. My minor was Spanish and I thought, “Why not go into the Peace Corps and get paid to polish my Spanish. I would be able to work with and in a completely different culture.” The response of the Peace Corps was, finish your degree, Read More

Heavenly Father’s mysterious love

A few weeks ago a mysterious package showed up on my porch in the form of a scroll tied in a beautiful ribbon. To this day I have no idea who left it or why. The scroll contained these words: “When you love, watch over, and serve others in small and simple ways, you are Read More

The vacant presidency

The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached from the world’s convulsions. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement. Read More

Limousine liberalism’s good works

July 24, 2014

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality? I’ve been thinking about this in light of the derision the Clintons are facing for charging six-figure speaking fees while pontificating about income polarization and the plight of the poor. Other high-income, high-net-worth figures have been similarly mocked for expressing concerns Read More

Barry Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. Read More

Guide diaries: No swimmin’ in the fishin’ hole

Over the past few years, I’ve had a number of folks, both locally and nationally, ask about whether I’d ever return to the professional fishing guide business again.  After long consideration, I finally decided this spring to get back on the water and start earning a bit more income for my family. When I obtained Read More

Despite semantics, decision regarding chief of staff demands public input

July 23, 2014

The recent promotion of Police Chief Richard Adriaens to city chief of staff has left many Sheridan residents scratching their heads. When did this happen? The decision wasn’t talked about in public meetings, nor was it advertised. Typically, in the past, the city of Sheridan has advertised high level positions — police chief, fire chief, Read More

Elizabeth Warren for president?

It was one of those important-but-dull Senate hearings that don’t get broadcast even on C-SPAN 3. An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats were empty, too. But Elizabeth Warren was in her element. The committee’s Read More

Newspapers discuss issues that arise from coupon theft

Each week when I peek into my email inbox, I’ll see reader questions like these: “Any tips on how to get coupon inserts? I’m new and missing the last few weeks of inserts.” “I need more coupon inserts than what comes in my paper. How can I get a bunch more?” My answer to this Read More

Creamy broccoli, bean linguine a treat tonight

BROCCOLI AND BEAN  LINGUINE Servings: Makes 4 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes, plus pasta   INGREDIENTS 6 ounces linguine 3 cups broccoli florets 1 (15-ounce) can reduced-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed 1 (10-ounce) container refrigerated light Alfredo sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup croutons or panko bread crumbs, crushed 1/4 teaspoon Read More

‘As You Like It’

July 22, 2014

Casey Hoekstra as Oliver struggles with Nate Cheeseman as Orlando in the opening scene of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” performed by the Montana Shakespeare in the Park 2014 tour Friday evening at Kendrick Park.

Don’t want an administrator

Re: City’s chief of staff   Amazing; The Sheridan Press’ articles on the “new” chief of staff position in Friday’s and Saturday’s editions of the paper came at a surprise. Saturday morning’s edition article is correct. The title of chief of staff is a name only change for city administrator. Although the residents of Sheridan Read More

Couldn’t have said it better

Re: July 17, Kinskey column   I’m writing in response to the July 17, 2014, Publishers Notebook by Stephen Woody, “Column about Kinskey, no need to say more.” Your graceful commentary could not have framed it any better. No thinking person can deny that Mayor Kinskey provided outstanding leadership and acted in Sheridan’s best interest. Read More

Bordering on madness

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, “We are as good as you are!” One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history Read More

Why women are far more likely to vote than men

July 18, 2014

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women — the so-called “Beyoncé voter” demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered. But you know what? If you were running for office, you’d be wooing us single ladies, too. After all, we Read More

Planning to vote? Attend candidate forums to educate yourself first

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo, in all its glory, has passed. Summer farmers markets, festivals and camping opportunities are in full swing. Our community is full of tourists and entertaining attractions. But two events with a lasting impact will bear down on us in no time — the primary and general elections. The primary, set for Read More

Rarely such moral clarity present in Gaza

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking. “Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians and they’re using Read More

Another go

July 17, 2014

Ronda Holwell of Sheridan makes her turn around a barrel in the first go-round of barrel racing during the slack event Tuesday afternoon at Frontier Park Arena in Cheyenne as part of Frontier Days. Holwell recently competed in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo as well.

Generosity has always allowed Sheridan a library

Sheridan has had a library of sorts since 1883. That’s interesting considering the fact that Sheridan wasn’t even incorporated until a year later, when Sheridan was still part of Johnson County. How did that all happen? Well, it was because of John D. Loucks, who founded Sheridan. Mr. Loucks opened a library in the upstairs Read More

How to make a monster

We honestly don’t pay much attention to the status of private gun ownership and use, especially here in Wyoming, thinking it’s nothing we need to be overly concerned about.  We mostly seem to adopt the attitude that our guns are safe from government interference. The efforts to ban, or at least severely restrict the possession Read More

Celebrities are paid what the market will bear

July 16, 2014

Talons drawn, the media have descended upon Chelsea Clinton. Again. Not for her frizzy hair, now smoothed with a killer blowout, or for that preteen metal mouth, now braces-free and pearly white. This time the attacks are over how much money she makes — for her network television fluff pieces and well-attended gigs on the Read More