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Column: How Wyoming water projects are made

December 9, 2014

Guest Column by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan. Kinskey represents Senate District 22, which is comprised of Johnson County and eastern Sheridan County. Decades ago conservative Wyoming governors and legislatures directed a portion of our mineral wealth to a permanent Water Development Fund.  The fund is dedicated to building long-term water supply and transmission. Each water Read More

Column: Make this season one for giving

December 5, 2014

Amy Albrecht is the executive director of the Center for a Vital Community. Ah, the holidays. Let the craziness begin. Now that the boys are older, the Santa story is becoming harder to sustain, but Mike and I refuse to give in. After all, we still believe. I’m disappointed to report that my plan to Read More

Health Watch: Give yourself, others health this holiday season

Wendy Wood Neeson is a family nurse practitioner at Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns. The season of giving is upon us. For many, that means spending hours competing with other busy shoppers to find the “perfect gift” for everyone on our list. It means time on Saturdays sacrificed for a sale, going to large Read More

Column: Being punished for winning

December 3, 2014

The College Football Playoffs selection committee got together yesterday and released their latest rankings, its first since the end of the regular season. Somehow, Florida State fell in the rankings. Again. After just about everyone except the NCAA complained about the bowl process and lack of playoffs in college football for years, we finally got Read More

Column: Whitney’s wise investments

November 29, 2014

By Mary Ellen McWilliams Sheridan County Historical Society On June 2, 1995, Whitney Benefits Board Treasurer Tim Barnes took a call from Ed Garding, president of First Interstate Bank. Garding said, “We’ve got a problem, Tim. Somebody just dumped $65 million dollars into your account.” Tim said, “That’s a problem?” It turned out to be Read More

Column: Philanthropy means great health care at SMH

Ada Kirven has been employed with the hospital and Foundation since October 1997 and currently serves as the Foundation’s executive director. Health care and philanthropy at Sheridan Memorial Hospital are intertwined, and they support each other. This relationship continues to grow and evolve, and in my opinion, the result is an outstanding hospital funded by Read More

Health Watch: Nurturing your attitude of gratitude

November 22, 2014

Teresa (Teddy) E. Araas, PhD, CHES, CYT-700, RYT-500. Owner of Balanced Living Health & Wellbeing Consultants, LLC and Santosha Yoga. “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer Years of studying and utilizing integrative Read More

Column: Giving thanks for our vibrant downtown!

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of The Downtown Sheridan Association. The Downtown Sheridan Association is very thankful for our many volunteers and is thrilled with the many new businesses in downtown. In early November we recognized the new businesses and contributions of individuals and companies by hosting our DSA annual Appreciation Dinner at The Read More

Column: Amazon is here, but it’s not the end of the world or downtown businesses

November 15, 2014

Ryan Koltiska is the director of marketing and communications at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. I had a conversation last week with a local businessman, and one phrase in that meeting rang loud and clear: “Amazon is here.” This man, a leader in a successful Sheridan business, is quite aware of the reality that Read More

Health Watch column: Living in a dangerous world

Judy McDowell is a member of the Sheridan College Health Sciences faculty. It is interesting to look at the perception most Americans hold of risk and think about what is real and what we can actually do to reduce that risk. I would start with the premise that life is risky regardless of where we Read More

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

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