Kristen Czaban

Taking time for tea

September 20, 2014

Column: Collaboration over competition

Earlier this week a juvenile male stole a truck. He drove through town until law enforcement pulled him over. When the officer got out of his squad car, the juvenile man drove off, leading officers in a pursuit that traveled onto the interstate. Once on the interstate, the juvenile ended up on the wrong side Read More

SHS grad excels in FBI career

September 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s been 10 years since he’s been back to Sheridan, but it’s really the same town he remembers. Mike Rankin arrived in town Thursday afternoon to speak at the Wyoming Big Data Conference held at the former Warehouse 201 building. “It has grown a lot,” Rankin said of Sheridan. “There are a lot Read More

Thursday events Sept. 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

• All day event, “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood,” Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $80 per person • 5-7 p.m. Sheridan farmers market, Grinnell Plaza • 5-9 p.m. Third Thursday Street Festival, downtown Sheridan • 6:30 p.m. Mark Jenkins lecture “Last of the First Skiers,” Whitney Presentation Hall, Read More

Column: On newspaper theft and couponing

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. A recent column about newspapers being stolen by coupon-seekers generated a lot of interest from readers. Newspaper theft is an ongoing problem. Why avid couponers simply don’t purchase additional newspapers is beyond me — paying a few dollars for another copy of the Read More

Column: Something completely different

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. Add a scoop of really good vanilla ice cream to this warm spiced chocolate cake. Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 large Read More

Big Horn Women’s Club to discuss tea etiquette

September 15, 2014

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Women’s Club will have its first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will be informed of the history and etiquette of tea by French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes will be given for the best Read More

Column: Gaining perspective over the years

September 13, 2014

Our education reporter, Alisa Brantz, started an interesting conversation in the newsroom the other day. She was talking about a group of kids at a local school district who didn’t know about the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The kids have often heard the mantra “Never forget,” but were either too young Read More

High court again overturns Ernst murder sentence

September 11, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing. The high court on Wednesday ordered Judge John Fenn to resentence 21-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud after considering his murder, aggravated burglary and conspiracy convictions as Read More

Reading the patterns to create a financial plan

September 10, 2014

Jim Branscome was in charge of Investment Advisory Services at Standard and Poor’s and is retired in Montrose, Colorado. If you’ve ever read Mark Twain’s “Pudd’nheadWilson,” you know that October is a very dangerous month to speculate in stocks.  Twain then goes on to name 11 additional months in which stock speculation is dangerous. Actually, Read More

Remembering my favorite titles

September 6, 2014

I’m not usually a fan of social media posts that call on you, and then others, to make lists. You know the ones I’m talking about. “List five words that describe our friendship,” or “List the top five most-played songs on your iPod.” If that wasn’t annoying enough, they then ask you to list 10 Read More

Crews extinguish house fire on Welton Lane

September 1, 2014

SHERIDAN – At just after 3 a.m. Monday fire crews responded to a structure fire at 16 Welton Lane. When crews from the Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue arrived on scene they found the house completely involved in fire. Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several Read More

Landmark day for women

August 30, 2014

Whether or not you knew it, the 94th anniversary of a pretty important day just passed us by this week. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment — the one that granted U.S. women the right to vote — was signed into law. Voting is a right so many of us — and by us Read More

Visitors learn how integrative therapies can aid in wellness

August 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractics, aromatherapy — can these play a part in your wellness? Attendees visited with area professionals in these fields at the Senior Center’s monthly Healthy U! health fair on Aug. 27. The August fair focused on non-mainstream options in promoting optimal health. “Chiropractics is based on two truths,” said Dr. Read More

Crews battle blaze at ACE Radiator

August 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a fire that started at ACE Radiator late Thursday afternoon. SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said one building occupant suffered from minor smoke inhalation, but did not require medical treatment. No other injuries were reported. Lenhart said the fire, which filled the Read More

Taking the time, effort to give thanks

August 22, 2014

When is the last time you received a hand-written note from a friend? Whether it was a thank-you letter, an invitation to a gathering or just a way to catch up — can you remember? There is something very special about somebody taking the time to write, not just type, a note. The penmanship, the Read More

Challengers report higher contributions than incumbents

August 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Challengers in local races for the 2014 primary election raised more money than incumbents by huge margins for the May 12-Aug. 12 filing period. On the state level, though, candidate contributions vary more based on sources rather than total dollar amounts. The largest margins could be seen in the race for Sheridan County Read More

SCSD1 opts for homegrown school lunches

August 15, 2014

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 administrators have ditched the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school lunch program in favor of a more homegrown variety — at least at its middle and high schools. The federal program places strict nutritional restrictions on what the schools can serve under the program, including the number of calories Read More

Little taste of life at Thorne-Rider Sunday

August 8, 2014

My neighbor, Nancy Silla, helps organize the Taste of Sheridan at Thorne-Rider Park each year. The event highlights the restaurant choices in town and let’s everyone see and learn about some of the projects happening in the northern neighborhoods. I’ve attended the Taste of Sheridan nearly every year, partially because I can hear the live Read More

No campfires, but many memories

August 1, 2014

Life usually gets in the way of everything I plan. Some would say I let it, others would say I need to learn to say no. This weekend, “life” simply took a turn and caused a change in events. I’ve written, several times now, about a trek to the top of Cloud Peak scheduled for Read More

Overpaid administrators

July 29, 2014

Re: SCSD2 stipends   I’m wondering if I am the only person who was surprised to read that Sheridan County School District 2 administrators receive vehicle stipends every month in amounts like $700. As part of their jobs, where do they drive? Who decided on this particular benefit? Couldn’t these funds be re-allocated toward the Read More

Water challenges

July 25, 2014

Re: Stopping fluoridation   As we move forward with our challenge to stop water-fluoridation, we will continue to educate in an effort to tell the truth of what water-fluoridation entails. The following is a chemical analysis of hydrofluorosilicic acid: H2SiF6 24.04 percent, HF 0.16 percent, SPGV 1.211 g/ml, TPA 0.02 percent, APHA 20.00, Arsenic 32ppm, Read More

No respect for voters’ wishes

Re: chief of staff appointment   I read in Saturdays paper that police chief Adriaens was going to be appointed as interim Chief of Staff. This position really sounds like a city manager. A few years ago we the voters voted down the city manager position. Really, is Sheridan big enough for a chief of Read More

Adriaens appointment a ‘put’

Re: new chief of staff   The “memo” has created a new job at city hall. City officials have said the city is in a “transition” period. The acting mayor, John Heath, is silent. Perhaps he is lying in a dark room, with a cool cloth on his head. City hall is now run by Read More

Baseball teams around town prompt memories

Driving home from work at lunch Friday I passed by the Best Western on Main Street and saw a group of ballplayers hanging out in the parking lot. They must have been waiting for the rest of their team, coaches and parents to head to lunch somewhere. I forget, sometimes, how many teams travel to Read More