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Open Range open; Tom blows last whistle

January 29, 2015

From the I-Know-This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file… The Notebook typically exercises caution whenever a new place to eat opens, not wanting to get crushed in the maw of people yearning for a new spot to wine, dine, gossip, romance or seal a business deal. Along comes the Open Range in the Sheridan Inn. It’s open for lunch and Read More

SC AgriPark busy; FAB coming April

January 28, 2015

Zane Garstad wears a lot of hats. Among them are executive director of the Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo, admissions director at Sheridan College, former professional rodeo cowboy, local hockey coach of the Sheridan Hawks. Add one more: he’s the key figure in the new Sheridan College AgriPark. It officially opened earlier this month and already has 130 events Read More

SHS ‘People’ team wins 2nd title

January 27, 2015

Back to back championships! The Sheridan High School “We the People” team, coached by Tyson Emborg, won the state championship in Laramie Monday evening and will be “on to Washington” to again represent Wyoming. Congrats! •••••• News! So what’s the theme of this year’s Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo? “Paint the town red,” so says Vicki Kane, in the Read More

Good movies, ‘Longmire’ back

January 23, 2015

Week Four, the last of the four Western films at our WYO Theater, will feature the movie,  “The Wild Bunch.” Curtain is 2 p.m. When the film premiered in 1969, it was condemned and praised for its tone and violence and was a pivotal Western. The late great critic Roger Ebert called it a “masterpiece” Read More

Trophies always spark remarkable memories

January 22, 2015

People tend to pooh-pooh trophies. (Likely an age thing.) Yet when you get one, no matter the size or shape, typically its receipt comes with a smile and launches a memory. They denote and celebrate accomplishment on a variety of levels — personal or with a team. Typically, the trophy usually goes from a shelf Read More

Winfield passing; WPA recognition

January 20, 2015

For a while last week, news of Darrell Winfield’s passing at age 85 was the number one trending story on major news services and social media. Winfield’s face was better known than his name — he was a “Marlboro man” and the face of the cigarettes for 20-plus years. He died at his home in Read More

Chamber honors businesses, leaders

January 15, 2015

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday recognized the top local  businesses, business persons and those who embody the strength and spirit of Sheridan. • Spirit of Sheridan: Elaine Henry and Richard Garber • Strength of Sheridan: Carroll ERA Realty • Business Person of the Year: Laura Lehan • Business of the Year: Frackelton’s The Read More

SHS capitol interns; ‘Downton’ tea, history

January 13, 2015

Notice in church bulletin in Texas: “Next Sunday’s sermon will be delivered by a guest speaker, Neverend Sweeney.” •••••• The state Legislature opens today. Later in the month, two Sheridan High School students, Ana Gilgum, a junior, and Anne Lynam, a senior, will serve as interns for the Sheridan County coalition: Sens. Bruce Burns, Dave Read More

Chamber Bucks hit new record

January 8, 2015

It’s good to read how the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce made its goal ($65,000) of selling Chamber Bucks this past year. In all, some 1,745 Chamber Bucks totaling $68,325 were sold in 2014. The Sheridan Press participated with a few hundred dollars’ worth for its holiday party, staff prizes and such. They are welcomed Read More

Open Range opens; new Warnke diorama

January 7, 2015

It’s one of the most anticipated openings in recent years. Tonight, the Sheridan Inn (Open Range Bar and Grill) reopens for dinner only, 5-9 p.m. No reservations needed, but expect a crowd. Closed on Sundays for the remainder of the winter. Congrats!, to owner Bob Townsend and his family and staff for restoring this Sheridan Read More

Column: Goodfellow fund reaches 2014 goal

January 6, 2015

Some good news. The annual Goodfellow Fund met its goal during the 2014 Christmas season — $11,410. (Goal: $10,000). The achievement once again illustrates what a generous community Sheridan County is. Proceeds benefit the ministries of our local Salvation Army. Tip of the Hat!, too, to John Rotellini and Bank of the West, the co-sponsor. Read More

Western film series starts Sunday at WYO

January 2, 2015

The Western movie series at the WYO Theater returns for another month-long season Sunday. Gene Sturlin is the mover-and-shaker for this endeavor and is a big fan of westerns. The series has been going on at the WYO for several years. He’s a former Western stunt man himself. This coming Sunday’s film will be “Once Read More

Column: To Touch an Angel

December 24, 2014

A favorite Christmas column of mine is by the late Paul Crume. His front-page ‘Big D’ column was a morning staple for readers of the Dallas Morning News for many years. This particular essay, which first appeared in 1967, is timeless in its appeal. •••••• To Touch An Angel A man wrote me not long Read More

Column: New ‘Longmire’ collection draws crowd

December 23, 2014

Thursday night last, during a downtown Sheridan retail promotion, author Craig Johnson held forth, telling stories and signing books at Sheridan Books and Stationery. His latest, “Wait for Signs” is a nifty collection of 12 Walt Longmire short stories. I bought two copies for friends who are big fans of Johnson’s books and the TV Read More

Column: Tebow coming to city; dog story, corrections

December 19, 2014

Tim Tebow in Sheridan? ‘Tis so, for Tebow. The Press learned Thursday afternoon the former Heisman Trophy recipient, Denver Broncos quarterback and author will be appearing for K-Life April 15, 2015, in the Sheridan High School gym. It’s part of a youth rally, but all ages are welcome. There will be a VIP Meet/Greet fundraiser Read More

Column: SC Foundation eyes the future

December 17, 2014

The Sheridan College Foundation’s fundraising letter came in the mail recently. (There’s a lot of fundraising letters this year.) Sheridan College, whose roots date to 1948, has been on a successful trail of expansion and increased community engagement in recent years, noted here in this column and throughout the 307 editions annually of The Sheridan Read More

Holiday shopping; Suzor book release

December 16, 2014

Support the Goodfellow Fund. •••••• Nine shopping days left, so says the calendar. By (buy?) and large, my Christmas shopping is completed. I tend to shop early, quietly and locally, primarily because our local merchants support us. And, when shopping with a critical eye there’s value: a clerk or owner that smiles back at me Read More

VOA, recipes, notes, quotes

December 12, 2014

Tidings of good cooking. Come Saturday in the weekend edition of The Sheridan Press, there will be the special section, “Cooking for Christmas.” It’s a nifty little recipe book for holiday cooking. The recipes are all locally prepared, showcasing appetizers, vegetables, entrees, desserts (aka “soup to nuts”), and is just the right size and shape Read More

Column: Historic renovation, cancer support

December 11, 2014

Must say, the renovation on the old Montgomery Ward building in downtown Sheridan is welcomed. You notice some degree of progress every time you’re stopped at the traffic light or walking by. The French balconies and long windows are certainly the right (nice) touch. Greg Von Krosigk, a Sheridan attorney, and three other families/investors (Barry/Kristen Read More

Column: Cowboy Joe photo; Blue Ribbon award

December 10, 2014

The Cowboy Joe Donor Guide arrived in the mail earlier this week. It’s always good to get it. Noteworthy: Sheridan’s Kamrin Allen is featured in a photo collage, along with the other UW top sports, representing the golf team. Allen finished last season with the second best stroke average (74.3) on the team and won Read More

Column: SC to present Christmas music

December 9, 2014

One week to go for Season’s Readings. It’s the donated children’s books program for underserved Sheridan County kids. Children “outgrow” books and often they get relegated to boxes in attics, basements and garages. Put them to use again by donating them to the Season’s Readings program. The blue tubs/buckets are located at both McDonald’s restaurants, Read More

Two Cossels receive top staff recognition

December 5, 2014

Congrats! In all the years of hosting Christmas parties for newspaper staffs, a first. Thursday night, we honored two Sheridan Press staff members with the same last name — Cossel. They are sisters-in-law and work in two distinctly different departments of the Press. They are The Sheridan Press’ Staff Members of the Year. A little Read More

Column: Western movies coming to WYO

December 4, 2014

Gene Sturlin stopped by Tuesday afternoon to talk Western movies. For several years, Sturlin has done the heavy-lifting for the Western film series at the WYO Theater in January. They’re on Sunday afternoons and have a devoted following. It’s a good break from the winter, cabin-fever blues and hey, it’s a Western; always a favorite Read More

Column: The gift of books via ‘Season’s Readings’

December 3, 2014

We’ve got about two weeks left in our annual “Season’s Readings” book program for local, underserved youth. There are dropoff buckets: both McDonald’s, Sheridan College, Java Moon, Fulmer Public Library, The Sheridan Press. Please consider donating slightly used children’s books. Perhaps they are stored in a basement or attic or garage. If you could collect Read More

Column: ‘New’ Brinton rich in ‘wow factor’

December 2, 2014

As corny as it sounds, when one tours the future Brinton Museum in Big Horn, you say “wow!” a lot. Throw in “spectacular” and “stunning” as well. The Brinton Museum, long a local touchstone for fine art since opening its doors in 1961, will evolve into a “world class facility” come June, says curator/director Ken Read More

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