Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

Going for a swim

Leaders in the community often tout all that Sheridan and the surrounding area has to offer. We have the Bighorn Mountains, parks, pathways, infrastructure, countless nonprofits that offer services and so much more. One of the most prized amenities, at least to some, is the Kendrick Park pool. It offers a cheap way for local… Continue Reading

Runners serve as inspiration

This weekend, as I’m sure you’ve learned by reading The Sheridan Press over the last week or two, hundreds of people will take to the Bighorn Mountains in pursuit of a runner’s high. You know, that feeling you get when you’ve accomplished a goal — finished a race, achieved a personal best time or defeated… Continue Reading

Column: Read this victim’s letter

Throughout Sheridan County, and communities across our country, individuals work tirelessly to teach kids about sex. They talk about various forms of birth control; they talk about sexually transmitted diseases; they talk about consent. They beg teenagers to be smart and make good choices. Those individuals and the organizations they represent open their doors to… Continue Reading

Community leadership bigger than most of us

From May 23-27, two dozen of Sheridan’s established and emerging leaders hung out at Eatons’ Ranch and talked about issues that were important to the community and how we all can be better about tackling those issues. The occasion was the CiViC leadership program. The program cost approximately $100,000 to put on, but was free… Continue Reading

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

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