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Kristen Czaban

Column: Make Memorial Day personal

May 23, 2015

It’s easy as the weather warms and the days become longer to forget what Memorial Day is really about. It’s not the three-day weekend or the barbecues. It isn’t about the unofficial kick off to summer. It’s about something much more personal than that. For me, it’s about family and friends. I’ve never served in Read More

Shooter in Ernst murder to be eligible for parole in 35 years

May 21, 2015

UPDATE: (9:30 a.m. May 22) SHERIDAN — The shooter in the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst will be eligible for parole in 35 years based on a resentencing hearing held Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. In his January 2014 sentencing, Dharminder Vir Sen was sentenced to life according to law for first-degree Read More

Column: Measures of devotion

May 16, 2015

Next week, The Sheridan Press will launch a series of features highlighting local veterans who have beared the burden of our country’s cause. We’ve been blessed to have individuals volunteer to sacrifice their lives, their time and their well-being for us in our nation’s armed forces. It is a debt that can never be fully Read More

City settles lawsuit with residents over picnic areas

May 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — After two years, approximately $27,000 and the construction of two picnic shelters, a lawsuit between the city of Sheridan and one set of property owners on Pioneer Road has come to an end. In 2012, Bruce R. Elworthy and his wife Anne B. Marshall sued the city because they did not approve of Read More

Column: Remember that high school math? Me neither

May 8, 2015

If you’re reading this Saturday morning, enjoying your coffee and relaxing in your home, I’m jealous. This morning, I’m sitting in front of a computer in a testing center in Billings, Montana, taking a four-hour test. Ugh. Over the last few months, I made the decision to go to graduate school (assuming I’m accepted to Read More

Column: Always a city girl?

May 1, 2015

I’ve lived in Sheridan for nearly seven years now. Initially, when I moved here in 2008, I swore up and down I would only be here for one year. I had just graduated from Northwestern University (Go ‘Cats!) and just needed some more work experience before I could move up to a bigger newspaper. Those Read More

Column: Itching for dirt under my nails

April 25, 2015

Spring has sprung — mostly — and I’m all of a sudden eager to get into my garden and get some dirt under my fingernails. For the last several years, my husband and I have utilized a plot at one of the community gardens in town. We pay our $40 and we get to use Read More

Building each other up

April 18, 2015

Today, I’m probably taking a minute to relax and breathe a little bit now that the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference has ended for 2015. Anyone who tells you planning an event is easy is fooling you. I’m not sure I could have done it without the support of the committee of women who Read More

Police chief hopes to negotiate RMA contract

April 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — Officials with the city of Sheridan are working to reduce the subsidy paid to the contract ambulance company that provides services to city residents. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, who oversees the contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance, said he hopes to see several changes in the agreement. “As we’ve gotten into this contract Read More

When it comes in threes

April 10, 2015

There is an urban legend of sorts that death always comes in threes. I’ve never believed it or seen it happen, though. Yes, I’ve known people who have died. But their deaths were not followed directly by the deaths of other friends or loved ones. So, I never believed the urban legend to be true. Read More

Column: Spring sports fever

April 3, 2015

While most sports fans are combing their TVs for coverage of the NCAA tournaments, I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I like basketball and I’ll watch a game here and there. But, this time of year my focus is elsewhere in the sports world — college softball. I don’t know what it is about this Read More

Unexpected mentors

March 20, 2015

I’ve been to a lot of conferences. Wyoming Press Association, Inland Press Association, women’s conferences, sports conferences — a lot of things are different about each event, but one things is consistent. At each of those conferences, at least one speaker talks about the importance of finding a mentor. Even for the FAB (For. About. Read More

Why innovating is never easy

March 13, 2015

A colleague recently introduced me to Clay Christensen and his concept of “disruptive innovation.” The phrase is a bit of a buzzword these days, appearing in Forbes, The Seattle Times, The Economist and even leading to events like a “festival of disruption.” For those of you who don’t know him, just as I didn’t, Christensen Read More

Exciting prospects on the horizon

March 7, 2015

There is a lot of buzz in the newsroom these last couple of weeks. Or at least there is a buzz in my office. We have the most staff we’ve had in quite some time and we’re all excited about what this means in terms of what we can do. Part of this adventure will Read More

It may be another Netflix weekend

February 27, 2015

Hi, my name is Kristen and I’m a Netflix-aholic. Well, not really, but I’m seriously considering becoming one this weekend. We don’t watch a lot of TV in our house. Yes, we have cable — but it’s mostly so I can watch the cable news channels. Otherwise, my husband and I watch the occasional episode Read More

2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

February 23, 2015

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said this afternoon that the father, son pair of snowmobilers who were reported missing Sunday night were found late Monday morning. Conrad said Corey Gostonczik, 40, and his teenage son, Cole, had left Bear Lodge Resort at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and Sheridan Area Search Read More

A changing sense of home

February 21, 2015

As you grow older — moving from high school, to college and to your first jobs — the concept of home changes with you. When you’re younger, home is where your parents are. It’s where you live and where you are surrounded by loved ones. In college, my sense of home changed a little bit. Read More

Wyoming Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, in Cheyenne ICU

February 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, was taken to a Cheyenne hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning when he reported not feeling well. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, confirmed that Patton had a blocked artery and medical staff at the hospital put a stent in today. Patton remains in the intensive care unit in Cheyenne, and Berger Read More

Column: Glib ‘Happy Talk’ not amusing

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. When Alfred E. Neuman said “What me worry?” on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message Read More

Somehow, winter plans turn to summer adventures

February 14, 2015

About this time last year, I was sitting around a table with glasses of wine, a few friends and a map. The map was of the Bighorn Mountains and we were starting to plan our trek up Cloud Peak. There is something about this time of year that leads to plans. While this month has Read More

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in SCSD2 open meetings case

February 12, 2015

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in the case regarding whether Sheridan County School District 2 violated open meeting laws by discussing a proposed multi-purpose facility behind closed doors. The lawsuit filed by The Sheridan Press alleges that at least some discussions involving the up to $45 million building should Read More

SJHS recognizes students with ‘Zero Award’

February 9, 2015

Sheridan Junior High School officials recognized eighth-grade students who earned the “Zero Award” for their effort during the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. The Zero Award recognizes students who finished the first semester with zero failing grades, zero absences, zero unexcused tardies, zero missing work and zero behavioral referrals. Kilpatrick Creations sponsored this Read More

Sad realizations

February 7, 2015

It is a sad day when you realize your pet is getting older. Of course, each day they age. But one day, you look up and you realize that they aren’t quite as spry as they used to be. That day happened to me a couple of weekends ago. My husband and I went snowshoeing Read More

Column: Award season buzz

January 31, 2015

This time of year is always a blast for me. I never watch the red-carpet awards shows, but I like to read the follow-up coverage on who won and who was nominated. The coverage helps me pick out the movies I may have missed throughout the year and need to either catch in the local Read More

Column: Recycling and upcycling packaging ideas

January 28, 2015

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. Dear Jill, I want to recycle and reuse product packaging, and I thought you would have some ideas where to get started with this. I am particularly interested in making crafts or other items out of some of the product packages and bottles Read More

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