Author Archives: Sheree Cossel

Reports — April 7, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 312 Whitney Lane, 2:10 p.m. • Arching power line, 656 Marion Street, 2:39 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 6:49 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals —… Continue Reading

The path of morality

I am teaching philosophy in Lithuania and have been revisiting Plato’s great work Republic. One of the interesting questions raised by Plato is whether morality is a constraint or a means to freedom. In the book, Thrasymachus and Socrates are discussing the reason one ought to follow moral norms. Thrasymachus says morality is an artificial… Continue Reading

City: Summer inconvenience will improve major road

City: Summer inconvenience will improve major road

SHERIDAN — It may be an inconvenience for a summer, but it will benefit Sheridan for the next 30 years. City officials outlined their plan Thursday night to begin phase one of the Loucks Street reconstruction project. “There will be detour routes, there will be times where you have to go around Loucks,” said Joe… Continue Reading

Column: Desperate tactics

It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2016

Still alive, Tongue River girls fall to Lusk SHERIDAN — After a promising start to the 2A East Regional Basketball Tournament, the Tongue River Lady Eagles fell short in a 38-24 loss to Niobrara County (Lusk) Friday night in Cheyenne. Kylee Knoblock led Lady Eagle scoring with 10 points. LeeAnna Mitchell followed with 5 points.… Continue Reading

Column: Trump relishes wrecking Republicans

Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical. Four days before the 1966 congressional elections, Johnson, asked about criticism from Richard Nixon, testily responded: “I do not want to get into a debate … with a chronic campaigner like Mr. Nixon.” Johnson’s disparagement endeared Nixon to Republican voters, thereby propelling him toward the… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Giving care to caregivers

I often think of a quote by Rosalynn Carter saying “There are only four kinds of people in this world: Those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Now that we have everyone covered, we can agree that it is in our… Continue Reading

Reports — Jan. 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Structure fire, 48 N. Jefferson St., 1:33 a.m. • Activated alarm, 1898 Fort Road, 1:18 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 7:01 p.m. • Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:02 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, 2400 block Townhouse Place, 9:17 a.m. • Medical, 800 block… Continue Reading

Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution

SHERIDAN — The Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution if its representatives do not move quickly to comply with state auditing requirements, according to a notice given at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. Mike Evans, chair of the district, said the audit requirements are an old issue. “This is a… Continue Reading

Column: The Frank Sinatra we remember

In today’s culture of hyperbole, born of desperate attempts to be noticed amid the Niagara of Internet and other outpourings, the label “genius” is affixed promiscuously to evanescent popular entertainers, fungible corporate CEOs and other perishable phenomena. But it almost fits the saloon singer — his preferred description of himself — who was born 100… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Tips and words of support for caregivers

The importance for caregivers to care for themselves is paramount. This was the message my father, Dr. Fred Araas, and I shared at an annual Senior Center’s caregiver Care for Yourself earlier this year. To help manage the stress related to changes in your roles, be cognizant of the stressors that will occur as a… Continue Reading

Column: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the pit of the stomach. How do you spell hmmmgrrrungh? What else is there to say about House Republicans’ inability to get something right? And I say this with compassion, I really… Continue Reading

Cattlewomen host Ag Day for local students

Cattlewomen host Ag Day for local students

Sheridan High School FFA student Bell Ward, left, points to a bull during the Sheridan County Cattlewomen Ag Day Tuesday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Fourth-grade students from Sheridan County schools converged on the fairgrounds Tuesday for the event, which was intended to expose youth to agriculture and to show where food comes from. Justin Sheely… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host miniature gardening workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a miniature gardening workshop on Saturday. Kids and adults alike can get creative and get their hands dirty with the hands-on workshop. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens using supplies from the business. The only cost is for materials used. To sign up, call… Continue Reading

Reports — August 31, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 7:04 a.m. • Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:49 a.m. • Carbon monoxide check, 1000 block Delphi Avenue, 2 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Sugarland Drive, 4:07 p.m • Activated alarm, 600 block North Main Street, 5:21 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist,… Continue Reading

Yellow jackets generally unwelcome garden guests

By Scott Hininger Bees and wasps are generally considered beneficial insects in the garden because of their pollination and predatory activities. They can, however, become a pest or even life threatening if a person with allergies to the insects is stung. Almost every summer, Wyoming residents become concerned with yellow jackets, which are members of the… Continue Reading

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

SHERIDAN — The 15th Annual Wyoming Buddy Walk will take place on Sept. 12 in Laramie at the Washington Park band shell. The purpose of the Wyoming Buddy Walk is to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome and raise awareness about Down syndrome in Wyoming. The annual Wyoming Buddy Walk also raises money to… Continue Reading

Death Notices April 26, 2013

John Edward “Jack” Miech John Edward “Jack” Miech, 73, of Parkman, WY passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday. April 24, 2013 with his family by his side. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Robert Taylor Robert… Continue Reading

Service Notices April 26, 2013

Dorothy Kovalik Funeral services for Dorothy Kovalik, 92 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away Thursday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Monday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alana Lamirato officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home… Continue Reading

Death Notices April 8, 2013

Caelan Christopher Brackeen Caelan Christopher Brackeen, 17, formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO. A Celebration of Life to honor Caelan will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Bethesda Worship Center with Pastor Scott Lee Officiating. Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com. Kane Funeral… Continue Reading

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