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Rodeo magazine out; Rodeo Week July 6

July 3, 2015

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here in Sheridan. •••••• Our Destination Sheridan WYO Rodeo magazine is out everywhere. It’s 140 full-color pages of what you need to know about next week’s rodeo, feature stories, history of the event, terrific photography and useful marketing information from Sheridan area merchants. It’s our biggest edition to date. Pick Read More

News bug bites, and being HAD

July 2, 2015

Honor America Day in 1970 was Ross Perot’s idea. The founder of Electronic Data Systems, one of the earliest “tech” companies, Perot was en route to becoming a billionaire and a presidential candidate 22 years later. Perot and others were weary of watching the networks’ (imagine, just three in those days) nightly coverage of Vietnam Read More

Stuart, Superlatives coming to Festival

July 1, 2015

Have got my tickets. The 11th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival will feature one of my favorite groups: Marty Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives. John Anderson, too. And a good lineup of other artists. Rick Clark, the financial manager of the festival, stopped by Monday to talk music and history. It’s July 10-12 Read More

Brinton evening, Theater festival

June 30, 2015

Bush and Clinton running for president. The big summer movie is “Jurassic Park.” Some things never change. •••••• Tip of the Hat!, to Ken and Barbara Schuster for welcoming 300-plus people for an evening of celebrating fine art and the new Forrest E. Mars Building at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. Schuster’s brief introductory Read More

Column: Rodeo coming soon, Wyoming well-being

June 26, 2015

The “buzz” is familiar — the 85th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo is coming soon. July 6 through July 12, officially, is “Rodeo Week.” This year’s theme: “Paintin’ the town Red!” Apt, indeed. The Sheridan Press is a performance sponsor. We’ll be publishing our annual Destination Sheridan RODEO magazine on July 2. We’ll also publish daily Read More

Column: Local history has timeless appeal

June 25, 2015

The appreciation of local history bit me early. It was in San Angelo, Texas, where my older brother Paul and I were born. San Angelo was a frontier post, the home of Fort Concho that was commanded by Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie. Mackenzie was a decorated Civil War general and a contemporary of Custer’s. We Read More

Column: Press coverage, Samaritan boost

June 24, 2015

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. ••••• Lt. Kim Warriner of The Sheridan Salvation Army sends a shout about the annual Good Samaritans Awards Dinner that was held in May at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. The “numbers” are in from the celebration of good citizenship: Some 210 people attended the dinner, an increase Read More

Column: Pancakes, Relay, Brinton lunch views

June 23, 2015

All that purple around town? It’s the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life coming Friday at 6 p.m. at Kendrick Park. Cancer survivors, care givers, current patients are encouraged to participate and commemorate. ••••• Dr. Rod Bisbee dropped by The Sheridan Press offices Monday and said that pancake breakfast tickets and duck race tickets are Read More

Column: ‘Warriors’ honored with PH golf day

June 19, 2015

Tip of the golf visor! The whole crew at the Powder Horn should get a pat on the back for their hosting of the Rounds Fore Warriors program Wednesday. The Powder Horn gave complimentary greens fees and cart fees and provided hospitality for veterans from all over the U.S. It’s a unique program. Veterans tee Read More

Column: Cowboy Bank breaks ground; festival tonight

June 18, 2015

There’s nothing like the optimistic vibe of a groundbreaking. It reflects success, expansion and business growth. Sam Summers of Sheridan had his foot on a groundbreaking shovel Wednesday morning for the new Cowboy State Bank. The construction will be completed by year’s end (hopefully) and the new bank will be located next to Sheridan Seed Read More

Column: Mars Building/Brinton; Wyo. Watercolor exhibit

June 17, 2015

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• Visitors are likely to take in the fine art offerings inside the new Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. It opened Monday. Sunday, there were dedicatory remarks from Gov. Matt Mead and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. Today’s Sheridan Press features a Read More

Column: More theater fest hospitality needed

June 16, 2015

Five more rooms (with baths). Last week, the Notebook wondered aloud about the availability of 12 places locally to serve as housing for the actors, directors, playwrights and stage personnel for the upcoming Wyoming Theater Festival. It’ll begin July 13 at the WYO Theater and will feature four distinctly different state plays using professional actors Read More

Column: Headlines ‘collected’ over the years

June 12, 2015

Vincent Musetto spent a career copy editing and writing headlines, mostly for the New York Post. He was also a film critic. In 1983, Musetto wrote a headline for the Post that gave him lasting fame and earned him a hallowed spot on The New York Times’ esteemed obituary page. He died Tuesday. The headline: Read More

12 rooms needed for theater festival

June 11, 2015

Twelve rooms (with baths). That’s what DannyLee Hodnett of the Wyoming Theater Festival needs. Twelve rooms to house actors, directors and playwrights from the leading theater companies in the U.S. They’re coming to Sheridan. This event — the Wyoming Theater Festival — has had a gestation period of a few years. Hodnett said he was Read More

Column: SHS 1950s picnic; ‘amphibious’ pitching

June 9, 2015

Jimmy Dunlap drops a note saying the Sheridan High School Class of 1956 is hosting a brown bag picnic for all SHS graduates from 1950 to 1959. It’ll be at Kendrick Park on June 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Classmates are asked to bring their own lunch and beverage and to come and enjoy Read More

Publisher’s Notebook: WSGA convention; Brokaw’s book

June 5, 2015

  Welcome, Wyoming Stock Growers Convention. We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. The group’s annual convention began Thursday and runs through the weekend at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. More than 300 people will attend, including U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a keynote speaker. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso will also attend. ••••• Recommended reading…… One core theme Read More

Cancer support meets Mondays; Story garage sale set for Sunday

June 4, 2015

The howl of lawn mowers and the wee-wee-wee of trimmers fill the air in the evenings these days. Lots of rain, cool nights, sunshine, fertilizer: those lawns are on the move. Reminds of a story. Right after my stem cell transplant, the doctor was telling me what I could and could not do because of Read More

‘Wrecker’ Week, Third Thursday Coming

June 3, 2015

It’s “Wrecker Fashion Week” hereabouts. Come Saturday, Sheridan’s Wild West Wreckers roller derby team will host an evening of fashion, health and beauty presentations, food and much more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center on West Loucks. Info: Tickets start at $10. ••••• I see by the paper…. Read More

Appreciation weekend: craft beers, rich history

May 29, 2015

  It’s always a good destination — (if you’re) native, newcomer, visitor — the Sheridan County Museum. This weekend, it’s the annual Community Appreciation Weekend. Free admission and discounts on memberships and merchandise. There are new exhibits as well. Museum curator John Woodward and his staff is always welcoming and rich in information, too. ••••• Read More

Column: Put the squeeze on sodium in your daily diet

May 27, 2015

As we head into warm weather with all its picnics, cookouts and outdoor gatherings it’s time to stock up on all those condiments we use. The over use of these tasty toppings can play havoc with our daily 2,300 mg daily limit of sodium and sometimes the hidden sugar alone should give you pause. Ketchup: Read More

Memorial Day affirms sacrifices

May 22, 2015

The price of freedom is never cheap. Lincoln said it best when our citizens are called upon to pay for these freedoms with “the last full measure of devotion.” ••••• The idea of honoring the war dead began humbly enough. I’ve read where black schoolchildren in Charleston, South Carolina, started spreading flowers over the neglected Read More

Letterman, books; notes and quotes

May 20, 2015

  Certainly when David Letterman signs off tonight, I will be one of the millions of fans who will miss him. He’s hosted 6,000-plus programs and I’ve enjoyed say, half of them. (More or less. Also known as “more probable than not.”) Critics and essayists in a variety of media have recently summed up his Read More

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

May 13, 2015

Diane Carlson Evans will be the commencement speaker at Sheridan College this coming weekend. She’ll speak at the Gillette campus Friday and in Sheridan on Saturday. It’s an “encore,” so to speak. Ms. Carlson Evans was in the Sheridan area last year with the stage play, “A Piece of My Heart,” the story of nurses Read More

Good Samaritans, cancer support group

May 7, 2015

  Go ahead, thank a nurse today. ••••• Saturday night will be an evening of recognition for the “Good Samaritans” of Sheridan. It’s the annual Salvation Army awards at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. “They are the unsung heroes and the ones we want recognized,” so said SA Capt. Don Warriner to The Sheridan Press, Read More

Legacy program, spring field trips

May 6, 2015

One sure sign of spring, besides lines outside of the Dairy Queen and UPS drivers in shorts: Field trips. Not sure who was having the most fun around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon — Mayor John Heath or the school children visiting City Hall and being allowed to ring the big brass bell in front. Mayor Heath, Read More