Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

SRD, Penrose Pacers hosting Valentine’s Day run

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District and Penrose Pacers running club are hosting the Be My Valentine 6K road race and 1-mile walk Sunday. The event is part of the SRD’s integration of affordable races in the Sheridan community. The race costs $10 per family, $8 per pair, $6 for a single adult and $4… Continue Reading

Local band participates in Memphis blues competition

SHERIDAN — The kinds of blues music performed across the country vary as much by region as by taste, much like barbecue fare in Texas differs from that found in Kansas City. You have Memphis blues — the style associated with Beale Street and musicians like Frank Stokes and Sleepy John Estes. Then there is Chicago… Continue Reading

Life before Facebook

This week, Facebook celebrated the social network’s 12th birthday. Its founders and leadership team were also likely celebrating the 1.6 billion — yes, that’s billion with a ‘b’ — users of the site. While I still get looks of contempt when I comment on how old I feel sometimes, the celebration of Facebook’s birthday really… Continue Reading

Column: What it means to be young in Sheridan

Sheridan is a great place to live. We hear that statement over and over again. For those of us who have lived here a long time, or for those who grew up here, it isn’t a phrase that is difficult to believe. For newcomers to the community, though, it can be tough. Recently, I attended… Continue Reading

WGFD officials note 23 percent increase in violations

WGFD officials note 23 percent increase in violations

SHERIDAN — Officials with the Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department noted a concerning trend over the last several years: violations of WGFD violations are on the rise. It is a trend that could seriously and permanently harm the Wyoming ecosystem and limit traditional Wyoming recreation in the future. “In the early… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 25, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 200 block Smith Street, 5:11 p.m. Saturday • Activated smoke detector/odor investigation, 400 block South Main Street, 2:27 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 800 block Lincoln Drive, 7:01 p.m. • RMA assist, 1500 block Hill Pond Drive, 8:36 p.m. Sunday • Service call, 800 block Olive Street, 2… Continue Reading

Hawks sweep penalty-filled weekend in new rink

Hawks sweep penalty-filled weekend in new rink

SHERIDAN — It was a classic give-and-go. Barak Broad sent the puck up to Brice Beisher, who returned it right back to Broad on his way to the game-winning score as the Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team remained undefeated with a 5-4 win over the Rock Springs Miners Saturday. “We knew we needed to… Continue Reading

Column: Press staff earn WPA honors

This weekend, I and a couple of Sheridan Press staffers attended the Wyoming Press Association Conference. Industry or organization conferences are always interesting to me and this one in particular is one I look forward to each year. Weird? Yes. To many people, conferences are a snore. They are an excuse to get out of… Continue Reading

Column: Sharing stories of our neighbors

The longer I’ve lived in Sheridan, the more I’ve learned about all of the amazing things area residents have done in their lives. Some have attempted to summit Everest, others have started nonprofits to better the lives of others and still others have succeeded in their careers to extents that would likely surprise you. For… Continue Reading

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, 62, may face a criminal charge for his actions during a dispute that occurred at the Sheridan County Courthouse Dec. 11. According to the Sheridan Police Department, which has investigated the incident, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup out of a woman’s hand. The woman was… Continue Reading

Column: Do your homework

Now that we have officially entered the year of the 2016 presidential election, I’m sure the coverage by media organizations of the races — while seemingly impossible — will only multiply. American citizens will likely be overwhelmed by information about all of the candidates. We’ll hear sound bites from candidates that may or may not… Continue Reading

Column: New faces, talents at The Press

It is time, once again, to introduce a couple of new faces working in the newsroom here at The Sheridan Press. I’ve been here more than seven years, and I’ve seen many reporters come and go. Such is a fact of life in a small-town newsroom. Many times reporters use The Press as a way… Continue Reading

Changing traditions

It is funny how traditions change over the years. You think by their very nature, they’d stay the same. But as new generations are born and included in holiday festivities, the same-old traditions get altered, slowly, over time. My family always used to go Christmas tree shopping together. We’d head down the road to the… Continue Reading

The joy of giving

This time of year is a joy. Beyond the Christmas cheer and the holiday glow, there is a sense of community and giving that doesn’t exist other times of the year. That isn’t to say Sheridan isn’t always full of giving, caring, philanthropic individuals. You need only look around Sheridan to see proof of local… Continue Reading

Trial begins for man accused of armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The armed robbery trial of Adam Broussard began Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. Broussard is accused of holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding she give him money. The alleged crime occurred on May 23. According to testimony Monday in court from the alleged victim, Kayla Walker, on that day, she had… Continue Reading

All I want for Christmas — better candidates

I try to avoid writing about politics in my column. The Press and other media sources are typically full of columns, news articles and cartoons regarding the politics of our nation and the world. But, I’m going to break my own rule and talk about our presidential candidates. Let me start by saying this: I’m… Continue Reading

Taking on a new adventure — native ads

Last week, The Sheridan Press embarked on a new adventure in the products we offer to our advertisers and to our readers. We added the use of native advertising to our repertoire. Native advertising is an odd term. It sounds like it is supposed to be there, or perhaps, was even there first. But what… Continue Reading

Column: Keeping up with social media

These last several days of my social media feeds have been pretty interesting. Because of my work, I follow or “friend” a large number of people on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with some of the happenings about town. Some of those folks I only know tangentially or at a distance. As a result,… Continue Reading

Generals sloppy in win over Wyoming All-Stars

SHERIDAN — After defeating the Wyoming All-Stars 92-62 last night and improving to 7-1, it may seem as if the Sheridan College men’s basketball team is playing some solid hoops to start the season. But head coach Matt Hammer knows his team still has a lot to work on. The Generals had 20 turnovers in… Continue Reading

Column: Getting to know, exploring TED

Recently, as I’ve said in previous columns, I have had very little time to read for fun. My graduate school classes seem to consume most of my free time and the time I used to set aside for reading. Instead, I’ve started listening to TED talks while I study and while I work. I downloaded… Continue Reading

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