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Column: Basketball talk

November 5, 2014

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Every so often I find myself strolling over to the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome and taking a seat in women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy’s office. The conversation usually opens with McCarthy asking me what time the Broncs play Friday or any other happenings in the busy world Read More

Column: Edward A. Whitney’s greatest gifts — Part I

November 4, 2014

Mary Ellen McWilliams is a member of the advisory boards of the Fort Phil Kearny Bozeman Trail Association and the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum. Though a somewhat gentle, quiet and solitary man, Edward A. Whitney proved he could go to battle when battle was needed. Whitney arrived in Sheridan in 1885. He bought Read More

Column: A lesson in vocabulary for the optimistic

November 1, 2014

Amy Albrecht is the executive director of the Center for a Vital Community. You know how I do love Martha Beck, Life Coach Extraordinaire. She sent out this great blog post a few weeks ago that really spoke to me. In it, she described the term, pronoia. As the opposite of paranoia, she defines it Read More

Column: From fin to fork: A shopping guide for sheridan fish

 Georgia Boley is the owner of Fish is an excellent health choice for many reasons.  It is 20-40 percent lower in calories than most beef and pork cuts, averages just as much protein, and is the best healthy animal source of conditionally essential fats docosohexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).  These fats are Read More

Forward Sheridan in support of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax

October 24, 2014

First and foremost Forward Sheridan is in support of the renewal of the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax. Our support for the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is based on the local use of the funds for a variety of projects. Yes, Forward Sheridan does receive some Optional One-Cent Sales Tax money for our operations — so Read More

Column: Street SmART: Art decorates the streets of Sheridan

October 18, 2014

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association. It can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate. It is thought-provoking and often controversial. Public art. And it is exactly that — art in public spaces. Art that is free and accessible to everyone. The Sheridan Public Arts Committee formed in 2001 because citizens of Read More

Health Watch: Breast cancer awareness

Wendy Wood Neeson is a family nurse practitioner at Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the focus turns to health and wellness for women.  In keeping with the spirit of women’s health, all women are invited to use this positive momentum to take stock in all Read More

Column: Focusing on light

October 17, 2014

 Christie American Horse  is the Director of M.O.R.E. Ministries and a Local Minister with The Church of the Nazarene. It’s October already. Summer’s ending and Halloween’s approaching fast with decorations and children in costumes yelling “Trick or treat” at our doors (have a safe holiday everyone). The dark side of Halloween has become very popular. Read More

Column: I haven’t crashed and burned yet

October 15, 2014

Remember six weeks ago when I made some sure-fire NCAA football predictions that by the end of the season would make me look like a genius? Well, I haven’t crashed and burned, yet, but Mississippi State wasn’t even on my radar a month and a half ago. Now, as the ‘dogs jumped past Florida State Read More

Column: Caregivers don’t have to travel the path alone

October 11, 2014

Dave Kinskey is a Wyoming state senator representing Senate District 22. You are not alone … That’s the theme that resounded throughout the day-long caregiver conference, held in Sheridan on Saturday, Oct. 4. Nearly 40 people gathered for the event, listening to the challenges and joys of caregiving. Although geared for family members who take Read More

Column: One-Cent renewal, candidate forums upcoming for chamber

Dixie Johnson is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. In less than four weeks, Sheridan County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for important offices and issues.  For instance, on Nov. 4, voters will be asked to vote for or against the renewal of the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax Read More

Column: Smoking in pregnancy

ELIZABETH BROWN, MD is an OB/GYN physician with Sheridan Women’s Clinic, a clinic affiliation of Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Pregnancy is a perfect reason to stop smoking. Tobacco use impacts not only a woman’s personal health, but also the health of her unborn baby and infant after birth. Smoking also happens to be one of the Read More

Column: Wyoming’s bloodiest Fourth of July

October 7, 2014

Mike Kuzara is the president of the Big Horn City Historical Society. July 1, 1874, Capt. Alfred Elliot Bates led Company B of the 2nd US Cavalry consisting of 63 troopers out of Camp Brown, Wyoming Territory to investigate a large encampment of Arapahoe on upper No Wood Creek. Camp Brown, later renamed Fort Washakie, Read More

Column: Marketing campaigns working to promote Sheridan

October 4, 2014

Shawn Buckley is the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism. We never restrain our excitement for new events or passion for the community at Sheridan Travel & Tourism. When we achieve any degree of success in terms of visitor retention, we realize that it’s a success for Sheridan as a whole. That’s why when Read More

Column: Making life’s balancing act work for you

Teresa (Teddy) E. Araas, PhD, CHES, CYT-700, RYT-500 owns local businesses Balanced Living Health & Wellbeing Consultants, LLC and Santosha Yoga. Creating and maintaining balance in our lives seems difficult, impossible at times, due to today’s fast-moving, technological world interfaced with daily challenges. Stress from changes in our “routine” stems from our perception and appraisal Read More

Column: Sports to get your blood pumping

October 1, 2014

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. It’s rivalry week! It’s the first game under the lights at Big Horn! I can hardly contain myself! How awesome is high school football? Despite the A’s and Royals doing their best last night to make us think that baseball is fun to watch, it’s impossible to Read More

Column: Overscheduling syndrome: Why I may look like just a blur

September 26, 2014

Amy Albrecht is the executive director of the Center for a Vital Community. I am fairly certain that I am meeting myself both coming and going — that’s the level of frenetic activity I’ve been sustaining over the last few weeks and for the next month to come. Yep, I’m a certified blur. I’ve already Read More

Column: Flu season is upon us!

Kelly Lieb, PA-C is a provider and the Urgent Care Coordinator at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Influenza is a contagious illness that debuts in the fall and continues on through the early spring months. Being proactive is the key to influenza prevention, starting with an influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control recommends an annual flu Read More

Column: To the rescue, after the Fetterman Battle of Dec. 21, 1866

September 24, 2014

Mary Ellen McWilliams is a member of the advisory boards of the Fort Phil Kearny Bozeman Trail Association and the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum. Many local people have some knowledge of the dramatic and tragic stories of Fort Phil Kearny, the Fetterman and Wagon Box Fights, and the ride of John “Portugee” Phillips. Read More

Column: Top 5 end zone celebrations

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. While the National Football League has no clue how to establish or enforce a domestic/child/verbal/sexual abuse policy, there is no leeway in their zero-tolerance touchdown-celebrations policy. That’s a shame. Last Sunday, the Dolphins’ Brian Hartline scored a touchdown, lined up an invisible putter, stood over an invisible Read More

How business recruitment, expansion really works

September 20, 2014

Jay Stender is the executive director of Forward Sheridan. Recently the Wyoming Business Council provided a brief presentation to our community leaders focused on  business retention and expansion as a key element for community economic development. BRE is an expressed tenet of Forward Sheridan’s strategic plan. This  presentation, by an outside source,  was welcomed and Read More

Column: Coming together to tackle poverty

Cathi Kindt is the executive director of Sheridan Health Center. Most people living in Sheridan County can say they have what is needed for a comfortable life: a safe place to call home and financial stability for food, clothing, transportation, health care, a reserve for unexpected expenses and entertainment. Many also have a positive support Read More

Column: Sept. 21 is National Back to Church Sunday

Scott Lee is pastor at the Bethesda Worship Center. Tomorrow is a wonderful opportunity for you to begin to connect with a community of followers of Christ in Sheridan. There are many reasons that people chose to not attend church. Many of those reasons seem to be “valid.”  However, I could very easily argue that Read More

Column: Something completely different

September 17, 2014

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. Add a scoop of really good vanilla ice cream to this warm spiced chocolate cake. Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 large Read More

Column: Manning’s heartbreaking talent

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Remember that scene in Little Giants when Spike gets traded from the wimpy Giants to the juggernaut Cowboys? He gives a look toward the sky and yells “thank you football god.” I’m 99.9-percent sure he’s showing his gratitude toward Peyton Manning. Manning is a football god. Spending Read More

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