Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

Positive news for Sheridan’s air service

SHERIDAN — The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will bring screening services back to the Sheridan County Airport. “TSA initially determined that the proposed air service did not meet our criteria for federal screening resources,” TSA acting Deputy Administrator Roderick Allison wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. “We have since… Continue Reading

Column: Navigating the scary, creepy, unrealistic

Recently, the issue of what is scary, what isn’t and how you navigate figuring out which is which has been a theme in my conversations. On two separate occasions at two different places, friends of mine have broached the topic. Some of those involved said the gory, blood-filled movies are the ones that bother them… Continue Reading

Community gains new ally in film industry

Community gains new ally in film industry

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan community recently gained a powerful ally in recruiting film crews to utilize the talent and landscapes in the area. Bruce Moriarty has lived in the Sheridan area for approximately 10 years between jobs, but has only spent valuable time in the area over the last year or so. While his name isn’t… Continue Reading

Moriarty brings Hollywood experience to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press recently caught up with Bruce Moriarty Hollywood regular for a cup of coffee — or in Moriarty’s case a cup of green tea — at Java Moon in downtown Sheridan. Here are excerpts from that conversation, edited for length. Q: How and why did you end up in Wyoming? Moriarty: I… Continue Reading

Exciting political seasons upon us

The political season never seems to end these days. Candidates declare early. Talking heads spend endless hours examining and picking apart every statement made. Politicians speak, back pedal then try again. Last weekend, I covered the Sheridan County Democratic caucus for The New York Times. This was a dream come true. Most reporters would jump… Continue Reading

City, SAWSJPB consolidation raises concerns

City, SAWSJPB consolidation raises concerns

SHERIDAN — While concerns have been expressed that some county residents will lose representation in how and at what rate they are charged for treated water, the city of Sheridan and Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board continue to discuss the consolidation of the water systems. In January, the city and SAWSJPB received the… Continue Reading

Column: Rallying for women

April is an important month for women. On April 12 we’ll recognize Equal Pay Day and then on April 29, we’ll celebrate the amazing women in Sheridan County with the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference. Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s from the previous year. It… Continue Reading

CAST exploring partnership with Riverton

CAST exploring partnership with Riverton

SHERIDAN — While Fly Sheridan officials recently celebrated the first sold-out flight from Denver to Sheridan, other indicators show travelers haven’t fully bought into the air service that began in the fall. According to statistics from the Critical Air Service Team, which helped bring Denver Air Connection to Sheridan, in January and February, the flights… Continue Reading

Readership surveys and tourism ad campaign

On Monday, some Sheridan Press subscribers will receive through email and through the print edition a readership survey. For those who get them — subscribers were randomly selected — we hope you take the time to fill them out and return. We want your input. The readership research has been in the works for several… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

SHERIDAN — While coal companies around the country announce they are filing for bankruptcy and others cut hundreds of employees, officials at Cloud Peak Energy will only say they expect a tough year. “Cloud Peak Energy is working to manage the reduced production to minimize any impacts on our employees through attrition and opportunities at… Continue Reading

Tickets on sale Friday for 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival will be released to the general public Friday. This is the second season for the Sheridan-based Wyoming Theater Festival, an immersive theater experience connecting playwrights, players and community in fostering the evolution of new and revitalized theatrical works. Last summer, the Sheridan event included plays from… Continue Reading

Apologies for an embarrassing, deplorable mistake

Recently, a Sheridan Press reporter made an embarrassing and deplorable mistake. Ryan Miller of Sheridan was incorrectly identified in a March 4 story in The Sheridan Press regarding a felony domestic abuse case in 4th Judicial District Court. The Press staff and I understand the severity of the error. The Sheridan Press promptly removed the… Continue Reading

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

Mayor Heath won’t seek re-election in 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor John Heath announced on Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2016. Heath said after several years in public service, it is time to pass the baton. “I truly enjoy being a part of this community,” Heath told The Sheridan Press. “I’m still going to be involved in this community,… Continue Reading

Column: Moving on from grudges

Because it is spring break for the University of Wyoming, I’ve had some extra time to read for fun. While I should have been working ahead on homework assignments and papers that are due soon, I opted for an escape from textbooks. The books I have been reading, though, all seem to have a theme.… Continue Reading

Local election season gets early start

Local election season gets early start

SHERIDAN — Each year, television talking heads and the general public discuss how much sooner election season seems to come. This year, too, those either seeking elected office for the first time or seeking to hold onto their current seats are getting a jump on filing season to announce their candidacies. Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan,… Continue Reading

Can you believe this weather?

This weather is insane. I know it is odd to write an entire column about the weather, but be honest, that’s all you can think or talk about anyway. It’s Wyoming. It’s March 12. It is forecasted to reach 70 degrees today. We keep joking that it will snow two days from now, but that… Continue Reading

Column: No surprise youth aren’t interested

It should no longer surprise anyone that many young voters don’t turn out at the polls on Election Day. Look at their options. How can an 18-year-old or a 26-year-old relate to the individuals seeking our nation’s highest office? Donald Trump is 69 years old. Bernie Sanders is 74. Hillary Clinton is 68. Sure, Marco… Continue Reading

Local Foods Expo to move to fall, expand

Local Foods Expo to move to fall, expand

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Local Foods Expo hope to capitalize on the resurgence of interest in locally sourced food by rescheduling and expanding the event. According to a January 2015 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, producer participation in local food systems is growing and the value of local food sales appears to… Continue Reading

Column: Working together, inspiring each other

Next week will be an exciting week. On Wednesday, the members of The Sheridan Press newsroom will head to Centennial Theatre to take in “Spotlight” the movie based on the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Recently, I read a piece… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Feb. 26, 2016

Rams keep rolling, take down Burns in regional opener BIG HORN — It’s been a long time since the Big Horn High School boys basketball team has lost — 49 days, in fact. That streak is still alive thanks to an easy 77-41 win over Burns in Thursday’s opening round of the 2A East regional… Continue Reading

Crews respond to garage fire on Spaulding Street

Crews respond to garage fire on Spaulding Street

SHERIDAN – Fire crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department are on scene at 1210 Spaulding St. working to extinguish a garage fire. The garage was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Officials from the Sheridan Police Department and Rocky Mountain Ambulance are also on scene. Additional details will be posted… Continue Reading

Column: Best season of the year

This week, pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona and Florida. It is, officially, the best time of year. For as long as I can remember, I have played and watched baseball (or softball). I used to do homework while the Cubs games were on TV. I would watch SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight… Continue Reading

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