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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

Column: Almost time for FAB

January 24, 2015

It’s almost that time again — time for the 2015 FAB (For.About.By.) Women’s Conference. If it sounds different from last year already, that’s because it is. We heard some feedback from attendees and those who couldn’t make it that fall was just a tough time of year to get away. So, we moved the event Read More

Column: When the pope talks …

January 21, 2015

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he Read More

Reports Jan. 20, 2015

January 20, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated alarm, 2000 block Yellowtail Drive, 1:21 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 5:04 p.m. • RMA assist, 1700 block North Heights Way, 8:31 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Trauma, 1400 block Avon Street, 2:56 a.m. • Trauma, 1500 block Mydland Road, 12:37 p.m. • Medical, 1400 Read More

‘We the People’ team to practice for state competition Wed.

January 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — The 2015 “We the People” team from Sheridan High School has qualified for the state competition this year. The group won state in 2014 and went on to compete at the national level. This year’s state competition is set for Jan. 26 in Laramie. In order to prepare, the team will conduct a Read More

A closer look at the ‘equality’ racket

January 16, 2015

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. Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Read More

Winter driving always an adventure

Winter travel in Wyoming is always kind of a game of chance. Sometimes it snows, sometimes it hails and sometimes its 60 degrees and sunny. Thursday, it felt like it was a little bit of all three. That day, I drove to Cheyenne with two Press reporters to attend the Wyoming Press Association convention (see Read More

Obama: Charlie who?

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington and a nightly panelist on Fox News. On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer Read More

SPD: New software should resolve dispatching issues

January 14, 2015

SHERIDAN  — While members of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department have expressed frustration with dispatchers for not following protocols, Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens said many of those complaints may be moot in a couple of months. Adriaens, along with other city and county representatives, attended the volunteer department’s board meeting Tuesday to attempt Read More

County crews help clear snow from Red Grade slide

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County road and bridge crews helped clear the way for recreationists on Red Grade Road today after snow slid across and covered a portion of the winter trail commonly used by snowmobilers. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said Tuesday that Rob Schwartz, who grooms the portion of Red Grade Road from the parking area Read More

Headlines we wished for, nearly achieved

January 2, 2015

Ahhh, a whole new year. The hectic 12 months that was 2014 has come to an end and I’m already filling up the calendar for 2015. In that mix are trips, hikes, meetings and the like. But really, these past few days, I’ve been getting my social media and “looking back” fix. I’m a sucker Read More

A taste of the New Year: Inn offers guests first glance at new restaurant

December 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — New Year’s Eve celebrations mark new beginnings and nearly 350 people have been invited to get a first glance — and taste — of what the Sheridan Inn’s new restaurant will have to offer the public beginning next week. Inn General Manager Bob Townsend said invitations were sent to major donors, individuals who Read More

Holiday deeds that warm the heart

December 26, 2014

This time of year it is a lot of fun to be a reporter. Yes, it tends to be a quieter season, but it is also a season full of heartwarming stories of love, caring and giving. I spent this Christmas alone — well, mostly, my dog was home too. My husband was helping family Read More

Column: Joys of travel, holidays

December 20, 2014

A couple of days ago, I began a trip down to Florida to hang out with my husband and his family who live just outside of Gainesville. I haven’t spent much time in Florida, but I’ve spent many, many hours in airports. In college, I was in an airport almost every weekend between February and Read More

Sharing in the warmth of the season

December 17, 2014

Letter: Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo

December 16, 2014

Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo Re: Senate CIA report Kudos to Charles Krauthammer whose column in Friday’s Sheridan Press correctly excoriated the report of the Senate Special Committee on Intelligence panning the so-called “torture” administered by CIA personnel after the 9/11 attack. As Krauthammer correctly notes, the chair of the SCCI, Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Read More







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