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Memorial Day affirms sacrifices

May 22, 2015

The price of freedom is never cheap. Lincoln said it best when our citizens are called upon to pay for these freedoms with “the last full measure of devotion.” ••••• The idea of honoring the war dead began humbly enough. I’ve read where black schoolchildren in Charleston, South Carolina, started spreading flowers over the neglected Read More

Letterman, books; notes and quotes

May 20, 2015

  Certainly when David Letterman signs off tonight, I will be one of the millions of fans who will miss him. He’s hosted 6,000-plus programs and I’ve enjoyed say, half of them. (More or less. Also known as “more probable than not.”) Critics and essayists in a variety of media have recently summed up his Read More

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

May 13, 2015

Diane Carlson Evans will be the commencement speaker at Sheridan College this coming weekend. She’ll speak at the Gillette campus Friday and in Sheridan on Saturday. It’s an “encore,” so to speak. Ms. Carlson Evans was in the Sheridan area last year with the stage play, “A Piece of My Heart,” the story of nurses Read More

Good Samaritans, cancer support group

May 7, 2015

  Go ahead, thank a nurse today. ••••• Saturday night will be an evening of recognition for the “Good Samaritans” of Sheridan. It’s the annual Salvation Army awards at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. “They are the unsung heroes and the ones we want recognized,” so said SA Capt. Don Warriner to The Sheridan Press, Read More

Legacy program, spring field trips

May 6, 2015

One sure sign of spring, besides lines outside of the Dairy Queen and UPS drivers in shorts: Field trips. Not sure who was having the most fun around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon — Mayor John Heath or the school children visiting City Hall and being allowed to ring the big brass bell in front. Mayor Heath, Read More

Nursing celebrated; Destination coming

May 5, 2015

First things first. Tomorrow, National Nurses Week begins. Wednesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 12, officially. If you want to see humanity up close, talk to a nurse. ••••• It’s coming! The new, spring edition of Destination Sheridan will be published May 15 to subscribers of The Sheridan Press first, then to more than 200 Read More

McCormack writes ‘30’ at Enterprise

May 1, 2015

One of my good, longtime friends retired this week, Bruce McCormack. He was publisher of the Cody Enterprise for more than 30 years, the longest tenure of any publisher of the newspaper that W.F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody founded in August, 1899. McCormack has friends and colleagues in the Sheridan area. In a farewell valedictory as Read More

Connor Battlefield; Sagebrush cleanup

April 30, 2015

Would imagine that a portion of local tourism this coming summer will be devoted to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tongue River in Ranchester. Some of it “destination” driven, some of it accidental in discovering “what happened here” 150 years ago. It’s the anniversary of the engagement between Gen. Patrick Connor’s troops and Read More

Cowboy Joe party; Small & Coyote Bros. celebrate milestone

April 29, 2015

Brian Morgen, Sheridan County’s number one Cowboy Joe Club member and fan, stopped by Monday to get the word out: A Night with The Cowboys is tomorrow night, Thursday, April 30, at the Holiday Inn. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature Wyoming head coaches Larry Shyatt (men’s basketball), Mark Branch (wrestling) and Read More

‘Spikeless’ shoes, father-son match

April 28, 2015

Byron Nelson, the iconic golfer, was once asked his opinion on what was the one biggest change in equipment to make golf a better game. The lawn mower, Nelson said. Better greens keeping brought about more fun, lower scoring and more golfers coming out to enjoy the game. Others have said titanium shafts in golf Read More

Kinner’s experiences to benefit Sheridan

April 24, 2015

One day he’s a top local banker. Suddenly (it seems to many), he’s a candidate for the state House. Then suddenly (it seems) once more, he’s the winner. From the counting house, to the courthouse, to the state house. By a unanimous vote. “I’ve been preparing for this for more than 10 years,” Mark Kinner Read More

WTP team departs; Meyer is busy cooking

April 23, 2015

Good luck to the Sheridan High School “We the People” team. They’re off tomorrow for the national competition at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virgina. A two-time Wyoming champion, the team is coached by Tyson Emborg. No doubt the late Rep. John Patton is in the team’s thoughts. He championed the team always and a Read More

Best FAB yet; Hillary, Browns

April 21, 2015

Must say, the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference gets better every time. Last Friday, the event was a sell-out at Sheridan College, as was the FAB Woman of the Year banquet. Congratulations!, to Ada Kirven of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation for being named the 2015 Woman of the Year. She was nominated by Read More

‘Moment in time,’ Connor diorama

April 17, 2015

News! Longtime community activist and builder of a greater Sheridan, Mark Kinner, made two announcements Thursday. • He is retiring from First Interstate Bank after 40 years, 30 of those years in Sheridan. He is the market president of FIB. • He also announced he’s a candidate for the House 29 seat vacated by the Read More

Bighorn Design has new owners

April 16, 2015

A Main Street retail staple, Bighorn Design, is changing hands. Joan and Steve Jacobson have sold the business to PJ Treide and Ellen Treide of Sheridan. Joan Jacobson told me Wednesday while I was picking up a couple of shirts how they will stay on a couple of months to ease the transition before enjoying Read More

‘City on the Rise’, FAB, Brinton Show

April 15, 2015

If someone asks: “what’s going on?” in Sheridan, here’s a statistic: $70 million in the last 12 months has been invested locally. Imagine what the community will look like in five years. It is impressive. The Whitney Center for the Performing Arts at Sheridan College The Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center The Brinton Museum Read More

Citizens honored; film festival wraps

April 14, 2015

Congratulations! Five Sheridan citizens were honored by the Wyoming Business Report’s “40 Under 40” last week — 40 Wyoming citizens, under 40 years of age, who were celebrated for their entrepreneurism, enterprise and leadership. They are: Dr. David Bailey, DDS, founder, Big Horn Pediatric Dental. John Dick, director, Sheridan area, Wyoming Technology Business Center. Josh Read More

FAB Conference, WTP team rehearsal

April 10, 2015

We are a week away from the third annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference. It will feature workshops and training, personal development and education. Also, FAB Woman of the Year banquet. The particulars: It’s inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College. 11:30 a.m., check in and registration. 12:45 Read More

‘People’ team rehearses; Evans at SC graduation

April 9, 2015

Sheridan High School’s We The People team will have a dress rehearsal come Monday, April 13, inside the Fulmer Public Library, Inner Circle Room. The public’s encouraged to attend. I attended the warm-up session last year and it was a stimulating evening of lively Q&A and discussion of public issues. (In my day: civics.) SHS Read More

25 years later, an autograph

April 8, 2015

Tomorrow, golf’s Holy Grail, The Masters, will begin. I’ve been blessed to attend three times with a media credential and would’ve gone more if the travel and lodging logistics weren’t so overwhelmingly expensive and wearisome. It’s the best golf tournament in the world; all the people who’ve gone and most of those who’ll never go, Read More

Patton recalled; Wollenman game

April 7, 2015

Sheridan’s City Council proclaimed today as Vietnam Veteran’s Remembrance Day. It’s most certainly a gesture that’s felt throughout the community. ••••• God bless John Patton. When he passed away Sunday afternoon after a long battle with pulmonary issues, the community’s shoulders seemed to slump a little. He was always an advocate for Sheridan in the Read More

Opening Day! Mariners & Dodgers

April 3, 2015

Tip of the Hat! Dana Townsend is the successful mover-and-shaker behind the recent “Bottoms Up Bash” annually. It’s a fundraiser for colon cancer awareness; she is a proud survivor, four years now. More than 160 people came to the county fairgrounds, danced to “Narrow Gauge” out of Denver, and had a good evening out for Read More

National theater honor for Campbell

April 2, 2015

Congratulations! Bill Campbell, owner of Sheridan’s Centennial Theater, will be honored by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) with the NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas later this month. Campbell is being “singled out for his unequalled dedication, commitment and service to the motion picture industry.” He will be a Read More

Box sighting, signing; ‘ghost cars,’ baseball

April 1, 2015

No foolin’. Author C.J. Box in town today to sign his latest, “Endangered.” Robbie Smith hosts the best-selling author at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery beginning at 6 p.m., 206. N. Main. Box has authored more than 20 books and in 2008, won the Edgar Award for the best mystery novel, “Blue Heaven.” He and Read More

‘We the People’ team need travel support

March 19, 2015

Another dose of ink for Sheridan High School’s “We the People” team. They are the reigning two-time Wyoming state champion and they will be in national competition April 23 at George Mason University near Washington, D.C. They could use some help with travel expenses. If you’re so inclined, give Tyson Emborg, the team’s coach, a Read More

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