Author Archives: Hannah Sheely

Column: Cut the cord and let Greece go

Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors. This would add another boulder to a mountain of… Continue Reading

Column: Giving words to our prayers

By Phil Wold In our worship this past week, many of our congregations turned to Psalm 130. I think we could all do well to know the opening line of this Psalm by heart. “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice!” So very often we find ourselves in… Continue Reading

Reports June 4, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 6:55 a.m. Fuel spill, 1242 East Brundage Lane, 11:34 a.m. Service call, 547 E. Burkitt St., 3:19 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 2175 Sugarland Drive, 7:29 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 1789 N. Main St., 8:19 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday Medical, 2300 block Shirley Cove,… Continue Reading

Cowboy Joe golf raises $$$ for UW

  A ton of money was raised Saturday for University of Wyoming athletics at the 17th annual Michael Phillips Memorial Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn. After a week of heavy rains and flooding, brilliantly blue spring Wyoming skies greeted the 30-plus team field. It was presented by Ford, Throne Law Office, Emit… Continue Reading

Road trip rain; ‘Destination’ a hit

Welcome visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• The Notebook was “on the road,” as per Willie’s paean to travel and friendships, for the last two weeks. The constant companions: rain and the weather forecasters. Texas. Oklahoma. Colorado. Wyoming. Everywhere, threatening weather, soaking rainstorms, tornadoes and advice from Oklahoma City meteorologists: “Get to your safe place… Continue Reading

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

DAYTON — Many emotions surfaced at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Tongue River High School. There were tears at the closing of a chapter of life and hope for everything to come in the future. As the graduates lined up and “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play, moms and dads across the gymnasium looked at their… Continue Reading

You want hypotheticals? Here’s one.

By Charles Krauthammer Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s… Continue Reading

Becoming partners

SHERIDAN — High school students often work a few part-time jobs in their teens, just beginning to scratch the surface of possible careers — or not, depending on what the jobs were — but things went a little differently for Sheridan High School senior Tate Williamson. At 18, he is already a part-owner in the… Continue Reading

Meet the Arvada-Clearmont seniors

By KayLee stidham Arvada-Clearmont High School CLEARMONT — The small class of 2015 for Sheridan County School District 3 will graduate seven seniors on to the next phase of their lives. In the April 24 edition of The Sheridan Press, we highlighted Hannah Rockafellow, Karina Svalina and Dylan Collins for their accomplishments in their school… Continue Reading

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.” — President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address     SHERIDAN — Death — the… Continue Reading

Project asks locals to tell their stories

Project asks locals to tell their stories

SHERIDAN — Over a cup of coffee, gray head nodding and finger wagging, the stories go something like this: “When I was a young whippersnapper, I … walked to school uphill both ways … knew the meaning of work … spent a dime for a movie … knew how to treat a lady.” “When I… Continue Reading

Reports April 27, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block York Circle, 3:02 a.m. RMA assist, 1900 block Skeels Street, 3:18 p.m. Saturday Motor Vehicle Accident, 700 block West Fifth Street, 5:04 p.m. Sunday RMA assist, 1500 block Mydland Road, 11:34 a.m. RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 3:31 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 1300 block… Continue Reading

Column: The value of our trees

There are more than 60 million trees in the United States that line public streets. The trees have a value of more than $30 billion and a potential value of $80 billion if properly cared for. In Wyoming, inventories conducted on approximately 108,000 public trees had a value of more than $115 million and this… Continue Reading

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb.… Continue Reading

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

SHERIDAN — When Leah Engler first stepped to the line with her .22-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, she froze. It was a classic deer-in-the-headlights moment — her hands shaking, her mind blank. Two and a half days later, Engler was weeping — with tears of victory. She had just finished Babes with Bullets, a traveling… Continue Reading

Sheridan air service to end March 31

Sheridan air service to end March 31

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines,… Continue Reading

Reports March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 10:41 a.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block East Loucks Street, 10:27 p.m. Saturday No calls to report. Sunday No calls to report. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday Medical, 100 block River Bend Court, 4:52 a.m. Medical, 200 block South Mandel Avenue, 7:53 a.m. Medical, 2300 block… Continue Reading

Lost and found: Dog makes trek from Ohio

Lost and found: Dog makes trek from Ohio

SHERIDAN — When a dog named Sarge walked into a post office in Lakemore, Ohio, the workers just had a feeling he was trying to mail himself home. The 2-year-old Mountain Shepherd was too large to stick a stamp on and mail, so they did the next best thing: they called Laura Lawson with Summit… Continue Reading

Walters-Clark to fill vacant Dayton Town Council seat

DAYTON — Dayton resident Laurie Walters-Clark will fill the vacant seat on Dayton Town Council. Mayor Norm Anderson and Councilors Joey Sheeley, Craig Reichert and Eric Lofgren cast their votes on four candidates at Wednesday’s meeting after conducting an interview with candidate Clifford Reed. The other three candidates were interviewed for the position on Feb.… Continue Reading

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

City OKs $1.5 million in expenditures

SHERIDAN — City Council approved more than $1.5 million in expenditures at its meeting Tuesday that will lead to citywide curbside recycling, paved roads, striped streets, new vehicles and possibly a new ambulance for Rocky Mountain Ambulance and a new emergency services radio system for the police department if grants are obtained. The following is… Continue Reading

Grant funds now available for new air service provider

SHERIDAN — Airport officials and community residents seeking to bring more reliable air service to the region are one step closer. After receiving word in October that Sheridan County Airport was approved to receive a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, county commissioners voted to sign the… Continue Reading

Locals shine at Special Olympics

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the… Continue Reading

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