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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

Column: Fall fundraisers, farmers market and more

September 13, 2014

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association Fall is my favorite time of year! This year, I am reminded of how I used to feel when starting school again every year as I find myself in a new and challenging role as executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association. It is Read More

Column: Nutritionist vs. dietitian — What is the difference?

September 12, 2014

When I was in high school, I wanted a career in nutrition.  As I started looking into my options, many people told me I should be a dietitian.  I thought — dietitian?  Definitely not — that sounds sooo boring! Still to this day I think the term “dietitian” sounds like someone whose job takes all Read More

Column: Supernatural — Mysteries of the antelope

September 11, 2014

TOM MCINTYRE is a contributing editor to Sports Afield and Field & Stream magazine. It’s seven weeks till Halloween, but every day is haunted for the pronghorn. The mystery of the pronghorn, the emblem of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the most recognizable animal in the state, is why it can run so Read More

Column: Many uses for apples, cores

September 10, 2014

It seems that every part of the apple can be made into something good to eat or drink. So when you are baking with apples, save the cores and peels to use in a few easy recipes. Easy Apple-Peel-and-Core Jelly Bring peels and cores of 10 red apples and 6 cups water to a boil Read More

Column: Time for Goodell to go

After giving my so-far-so-good college football predictions last week, I was more than excited to talk some NFL this week. Tony Romo got his Tony Romo on, Calvin Johnson is a super-human, and Johnny Football is still Johnny Clipboard. The NFL was back. But Roger Goodell went and screwed everything up. The Ray Rice debacle Read More

Chamber brewing up funds for business

September 6, 2014

Dixie Johnson is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. I just love Sheridan and the entire county. I love walking down the street and greeting people, as well as welcoming newcomers to our great area.  I love walking into a store and being welcomed with a smile. I feel like we’re all Read More

Education crucial element of suicide prevention

Dr. Amanda Turlington, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center in Sheridan. When the American artist Ralph Barton killed himself in 1931, he left a suicide note giving his rationale in an attempt to explain to his loved ones that in the midst of a seemingly good and full life, he Read More

Away from home with no wheels?

August 22, 2014

Are you a student at Sheridan College, away from home and stuck without wheels? So you are excited to be in Sheridan and ready to start classes. You can’t wait to explore all that Sheridan has to offer. There’s just one problem. You don’t have a car and it’s kind of a long walk to Read More

Know someone who is suffering? Here is what you can do to help

There but for the grace of God go I.  I think that’s a hymn. For sure, it’s one of my mantras. My life, to date, has been pretty terrific. Yes, my brother had cancer in his 20s.  Yes, I lost my mom three years ago. But compared to other life-altering tragedies that others have been Read More

Column: Overcoming baseball fatigue

August 20, 2014

Summer’s just about over and fall sports are barreling down on us like Jadeveon Clowney. I spent most of my first summer in Sheridan covering baseball. A lot of baseball. They keep telling me that baseball is “America’s pastime,” but I think the history buffs are just holding onto the last bit of desperation that Read More

What is the purchase price? What is the church worth?

August 15, 2014

What is its value? What does it cost? What will it take to make it happen and/or make it mine? These are questions that apply to merchandise, rentals, homes, ranches, automobiles, ATVs, SUVs, kayaks, boats, day trips, month long vacations, air flights, cruises, hosting guests, garage sales, holiday festivities and gift buying (Thanksgiving, Christmas, July Read More

Colorful columbines work well to enhance the garden

The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle’s claw. The common name “columbine” comes from the Latin for “dove,” due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together. This very adaptive native Read More

Edging, walls can provide you with landscape definition

About 15 years ago I asked a young landscape architect to do a plan for our backyard. We had moved into a newer home that was landscaped in front but nothing had been done to the back of the house. It was “natural.” The house is built on a bluff above a river and some Read More

Three-prong approach to development — awareness, attitude, action

A3 is our constant economic development strategy — this is simple. A=Awareness, A=Attitude, A=Action.  Recently (end of July) we had two potential business relocation opportunities exploring Sheridan as a place of business. One business is a metal fabrication business and the other business is a bio-sensitive cleaning solution manufacturer and distributor.  One from afar and Read More

Farmers markets fit into larger local food and product picture

August 8, 2014

Sheridan Farmers Market is in full swing, with registered vendors and attendees at an all time high. Our farmers market is a small but integral part of the larger local food and product picture. We are here to create an affordable outlet to those smaller producers and artisans, that provide healthy food and unique items Read More

Crazy days mean crazy sales, good time to support local business

August 1, 2014

A nice lady stopped by our office the other day and was asking about the history of Crazy Days. During our conversation, I began sharing one of my memories of Crazy Days as a child. I must have been all of 8, but maybe 9. I was definitely old enough to ride my bike (I Read More

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