Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

A magical time of year

Ten years ago, the Northwestern Wildcats women’s softball team started the postseason journey to Oklahoma City. Ten years ago, I got to be a part of that. We were the Cinderella team. We weren’t Arizona or UCLA, which for a long time were considered powerhouse teams in terms of the NCAA Division I softball world.… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in early morning house fire

No injuries reported in early morning house fire

CLEARMONT — No injuries were reported in an early morning structure fire Wednesday in the 600 block of Dow Prong Road. Fire crews were paged to the fire at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sheridan Fire-Rescue had four firefighters and an engine on scene and Goose Valley Fire Department had 10 firefighters with two water tenders and… Continue Reading

Sharing optimism

As an avid reader of the New York Times and a number of other national news publications, I often find myself asking friends and family members something like “Did you see that article…?” I like to share things I’ve read or learned, which is part of why I think I’m so well-suited for my job.… Continue Reading

No charges for Redle after coffee cup kick

No charges for Redle after coffee cup kick

SHERIDAN — No charges will be filed against County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle following a December dispute in which he allegedly kicked at another person and threw a coffee cup at her. But the investigation into the incident is damning for the prosecutor, suggesting he has a history of aggressive behavior. In her review… Continue Reading

Love for all kinds of moms

I know it’s Mother’s Day. I know I’ll probably get in trouble for not sharing the heart-warming memories and stories I have about my mom. (There are too many to choose from and she knows how much I love her). But, this weekend, I want to take time to recognize the different kinds of moms we… Continue Reading

Name of victim in early morning fire released

Name of victim in early morning fire released

SHERIDAN — Joshua Davis, 28, died in an early morning house fire on West Loucks Street on Tuesday. Davis was receiving treatment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan and had family members in Billings, Montana, according to the Sheridan County Coroner’s office. Fire crews were dispatched to 941 W. Loucks St., where Davis lived,… Continue Reading

Column: Supporting each other a beautiful thing

Everyone needs a little support sometimes. We all go through times in our lives that are difficult. Sometimes those situations are self made; other times life throws us a curve and we’re forced to adjust to hit the pitch. This month, I was thrown a lot of curves. But, I always had a core group… Continue Reading

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

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