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Contributions from local columnists

ACCESS YES opening land for Wyoming sportsmen

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department offers several different types of access for hunting and fishing. The Department maintains approximately 413,000 acres of land under deed, lease or agreement.  These areas include access to nearly 225 miles of streams, more than 21,000 lake surface acres and more than 148 miles of road rights-of-way. These areas… Continue Reading

Lemon twists

Throughout history, lemons have played an important part in adding depth to regional cooking or made into lemonade or marinades; lemon are multitaskers. Other ideas: • Air fresheners — simmer slices of lemon and a few whole cloves in a pan of water help remove food odors. • Vegetable enhancers —Toss lemon peel with vegetables… Continue Reading

Health Watch: The straight facts about osteoporosis

Bones are active tissue, which means they constantly break down and rebuild themselves. With osteoporosis, however, the regeneration of new bone does not keep up with the bone that has broken down. Over time, bone quality and strength degenerates. Bones become weak and brittle, leaving one more susceptible to a fracture (broken bone.) In fact… Continue Reading

These boots are made for walkin’

These boots are made for walkin’

Yee-haw! For many Sheridan locals, Rodeo Week means hosting a group of out-of-town friends and family. With guests of all ages, it’s fun to get creative and show off some of the wonderful summer activities Sheridan has to offer. With weather like this and several great hiking options close to town, many people choose to… Continue Reading

Not all stories end happily … and that’s good!

Recently, my wife and I took our two young boys on our first Disneyland vacation.  For those of you that have not been there, Disney’s imagineers have created several rides that allow riders to “live through” the Disney adaptations of many storybook adventures.  To pass the time while waiting in line for one of these… Continue Reading

Fresh sauces to get you through summer

Top pizza or bread for bruschetta, or toss on penne. Seeding half the tomatoes keeps the sauce from becoming too watery. Fresh Tomato Sauce 1 pound ripe tomatoes, divided 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon molasses 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic… Continue Reading

Health Watch: The heat is on!

As “fitnovations” go, exercising in hot environments has become a pretty common practice among fitness fanatics. It is not unusual to see Bikram style yoga, hot aerobics, Cross-Fit and even specific weight lifting classes conducted in overly warm environments. Some believe that hot temperatures facilitate the removal of waste and toxins from the body by… Continue Reading

Tips and tricks to get you through summer

It doesn’t take a lot to put a little punch in your food. Sometimes just a pinch of something flavorful will be enough to make a dish sing. Herbs Growing and cooking with your own home-grown herbs is one of the perks of summer. The aromas that linger in your kitchen are the payoff. Here… Continue Reading

Couponing — All that glitters isn’t good

Dear Jill, “I learned of a way to save even more with coupons that I’ve never seen you talk about. On Facebook, I have joined several groups for ‘glitter’ couponing. Did you know that just because a coupon shows one product, you could use the coupon on other products that cost less for a better… Continue Reading

Hitch your wagon to the WYO next week

SHERIDAN — The theme for the 86th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade is “Hitch Your Wagon to the WYO.” It is appropriate because this year the National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association will hold its ninth annual conference in Sheridan. The NSFWA is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that is dedicated to the interpretation,… Continue Reading

Health Watch: Practicing patience

“Summertime … and the living is easy …” I love that old song and the message that comes from within its lyrics: “… one of these mornings, you’re gonna rise up singing, and you’ll spread your wings and take to the sky …” Those words speak volumes to me. However, we human beings tend to… Continue Reading

Column: What to do for July

Inside: Too hot outside? Spend the morning cleaning the basement. Give some thought to having curtains or drapes laundered. Take drapes to the dry cleaners one week then launder kitchen and bathroom curtains the next. Don’t forget to give your windows a wash too. Dust blinds weekly. Once or twice a year clean wooden blinds… Continue Reading

‘Nothing to do this summer’

Do you remember when we all actually got summer off for a school break? Hanging out with you friends, loving not going to school and sleeping in (until 8 a.m.) every day. How times have changed. With summer school, athletic camps and travel team basketball and baseball, we have made the most out of a… Continue Reading

Cooking with rhubarb

Cooking with rhubarb is kind of like planting hollyhocks in your garden. A little old-fashioned but well worth the trouble. Rhubarb-almond muffins INGREDIENTS Vegetable cooking spray 2/3 pound rhubarb, tops removed and ends trimmed 2 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 3/4 cup chopped almonds 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg… Continue Reading

Privacy concerns in the digital coupon age

A few weeks ago, I shared some innovative ways that brands and retailers are using regular people as social media influencers. A brand recently contacted Instagram users, offering to put a favorite photo on a free bag of potato chips. One of my readers participated in this campaign because it was fun and cost him nothing.… Continue Reading

Ambassadors give back to the community

This past year has been a very active one for the Chamber Ambassadors committee. This group of volunteers serves as the high-profile representatives of the Chamber, as they focus on promoting new businesses, conventions, tourism and recreation in the Sheridan area, as well as encouraging progressive growth in established businesses. In addition to assisting the… Continue Reading

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