Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

Drawing comparisons between Mongolia and the Bighorns

Drawing comparisons between Mongolia and the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Comparisons between Mongolia and Sheridan, Wyoming, are not often made, but two research students from the east Asian country have been doing just that. Gantuya Jargalsaihan and Munkhaul Tsogtsaikhan have been in the area for just over one week and will stay through this week, conducting research and studying range management. Range management… Continue Reading

Changing friendships

Sometimes, a theme develops in your life. Some call it a coincidence, others fate. No matter what you want to call it, sometimes you find yourself having similar conversations with different people. Mine started Tuesday. A group gathered at Little Goose Liquors to catch up. We hadn’t been in the same place at the same… Continue Reading

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — For a few months in 2015, local officials weren’t sure when or if they would accomplish the task of bringing commercial air service back to Sheridan and Johnson counties. In March of that year, Great Lakes Airlines had ceased its service. Many travelers in the region were fed up with unreliable service and… Continue Reading

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

SHERIDAN — Madison Pehringer will leave for college this weekend. She’ll be heading east to attend Michigan State University with plans to major in international relations. While leaving for college typically comes with a level of trepidation associated with making new friends and taking higher level academic classes, Pehringer will have a little less to… Continue Reading

Online tools allow parents to track kids’ grades

Online tools allow parents to track kids’ grades

SHERIDAN — Technology today means that apps exist for just about everything. Order take out? Check. Schedule a doctor’s appointment? Check. Now, parents can even monitor their children’s grades, attendance records and school lunch menus online. The technology isn’t necessarily new, but it has been used more frequently and more effectively in recent years, school… Continue Reading

Column: What dedication can do

These last two days have felt like fall is just around the corner. School supplies fill shopping carts, fall sports teams have taken to their practice fields, the pool will close in a couple of weeks, and soon the snow will begin to fly. In today’s edition of The Press, reporter Mike Dunn spoke to… Continue Reading

BITEMAN UPSETS BERGER: Challenger upsets longtime legislator

BITEMAN UPSETS BERGER: Challenger upsets longtime legislator

SHERIDAN — Republican challenger Bo Biteman upset Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, in Tuesday’s primary election, ousting the 14-year legislator who was positioned to take over as Wyoming’s speaker of the House next year. Biteman surpassed Berger with 1,383 votes compared to Berger’s 1,074. Berger fared well in precincts close to the city and in… Continue Reading

Mayoral race to be challenge of new ideas vs. status quo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan voters whittled the field of five mayoral candidates to two Tuesday night, choosing Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee and Roger Miller to move on to the general election in November. The choices seem to represent a choice between moving ahead as planned and a change in ideas. Miller has voiced strong opposition… Continue Reading

City OKs land exchange for multi-sport complex

City OKs land exchange for multi-sport complex

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council members gave local recreation a big boost into the future by approving a land exchange and infrastructure agreement Monday night. The agreements allow the Doubleday Sports Complex to move closer to reality. In 2011, Neltje donated 14 acres of land to the Sheridan Baseball Academy to develop a baseball/softball complex… Continue Reading

Column: Vote — it is that important

This year, voters have more options than usual. While some may argue that some of the options aren’t really options, they are on the ballot nonetheless. Your voice matters. So, get to the polls on Tuesday (or earlier) to make it heard. There are so many good movies, jokes and memes these days about voting… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

SHERIDAN — In a wide open race to become Sheridan’s mayor, with no incumbent in sight, the five candidates seeking the office tried to separate themselves from the pack during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday night. Each candidate recited his resume, highlighting experiences he thought made him qualified for the job.… Continue Reading

US House candidates talk energy policies, gun control

US House candidates talk energy policies, gun control

SHERIDAN — Candidates seeking election to Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House took the stage Tuesday as part of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum to discuss a wide range of issues including federal overreach and gun control. Each candidate was given two minutes for an introduction, which most used to give… Continue Reading

Living on through letters

Things have been rough for many folks I know these last few weeks. The slam of summer, it seems, has caught up to us. As he has written in his column, Sheridan Press sports editor Mike Pruden’s grandmother recently passed away. The mother of one of our sales representatives recently died. My grandmother, who lives… Continue Reading

Mountains are calling

I’ve fallen absolutely in love with Wyoming’s new branding and advertising effort — “That’s WY.” I’ve written about it before, but the images and messages are striking. They use humor and beauty to describe Wyoming and why visitors should come here. It makes me happy, and the advertisements just constantly reinforce why we live where… Continue Reading

Districts attribute strong PAWS scores to teachers

Districts attribute strong PAWS scores to teachers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County school districts topped the state average in most grades and in most subjects for the 2015-2016 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students standardized tests. Sheridan County School District 2 performed the best of the three local public school districts. Students in that district, at all grade levels, topped the state averages in… Continue Reading

Overheated brakes deemed cause of Hatchery Fire

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire investigators identified the origin and cause of the Hatchery Fire on Monday. The fire started Friday on the north side of U.S. Highway 16 in the Ten Sleep Canyon and the origin is located along U.S. Highway 16 near mile marker 34. The cause of the fire is human caused due… Continue Reading

Collaborative to examine future of roadless areas

Collaborative to examine future of roadless areas

SHERIDAN — In a time in politics when collaboration can be a dirty word, government officials, loggers, cattle ranchers, environmentalists and others will work to come up with a solution to the issue of roadless areas in the Bighorn Mountains. A murky history In the 1970s, the U.S. Forest Service developed an inventory of roadless… Continue Reading

Bucking a trend of indifference

Bucking a trend of indifference

SHERIDAN — Millennials and their youthful counterparts often get a bad rap for not getting involved — or even caring — about politics and civic engagement. The criticism doesn’t always come from their older counterparts, either. “They do a lot of couch politics,” said Deke Dunne, U.S. House candidate Tim Stubson’s campaign manager. “They are active… Continue Reading

Making plans with room for adventure

Recently, I took a personality test — Meyers Briggs — as part of the CiViC Leadership retreat held at Eatons’ Ranch. I think I know who I am, but the results of the test were interesting: I am a planner, sort of. I know I like to plan. I enjoy lists and checking off things… Continue Reading

The tale of two garden plots

This year, somehow, I ended up with two garden plots at the Sagebrush Community Garden. My husband and I had reserved one for a friend of ours who later decided he wasn’t going to have the time the garden required. So, my husband and I decided to put some seeds in the ground and see… Continue Reading

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