Publisher’s Notebook

Third Thursday, market downtown tomorrow

August 20, 2014

“How do you keep the Cleveland Browns out of your front yard?” asks one longtime Browns fan. “Put in goal posts.” •••••• Come Thursday, it’s the August edition of the Third Thursday Street Festival which also includes the weekly Downtown Sheridan Association’s Farmers Market. Think: live music, home grown food, fresh vegetables, breads, crafts, activities Read More

‘Radical Descent’ reading Thursday

August 19, 2014

The next edition of Destination Sheridan magazine — coming Oct. 18 — will feature “favorite places” of Sheridan County by citizens who know them well. Plus, there will be stories on winter camping and survival, winter activities, features on local history and heritage and Sheridan’s burgeoning music scene. It’ll be good reading. •••••• Recommended reading…….. Read More

One vote certainly can make a difference

August 15, 2014

A dose of baseball trivia, right off the bat: Which major league baseball team/franchise never had a losing season? Answer below.   ••••••   In less than two weeks, Wyoming’s lottery kicks off with much anticipation. “Just maybe.” That’s the catchy branding slogan and it’s better than many. More than 400 dealers throughout the state Read More

PH golfers proud, Kienast plays well

August 8, 2014

Congrats! John Kienast, the assistant PGA golf professional from the Powder Horn, was among the top finishers in the National Car Rental Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Professional Championship held recently in Blackfoot, Idaho. Jake Harr of Buhl, Idaho, won the event with a five-under par score of 139 over the two-day tournament. Kienast was Read More

Need an anecdote? Grandchildren deliver

August 7, 2014

Grandchildren, often the blessing of an irresolute past, are a wellspring of anecdotal material if you’re in the column-writing biz. Having read and heard a slew of other grandchildren stories – and declaring here and now not to take advantage of column access with my own – here’s one which is irresistible. Grandson Wilson Stephen Read More

New SC student center opening

August 6, 2014

BumperSnicker spotted Tuesday afternoon on Main Street RV: “Retirement: Half the Income, Twice the Husband” •••••• In today’s editions of The Sheridan Press, don’t miss the commemorative section about Bruce Hoffman of Sheridan College. He was honored last weekend at the school and given his status as a top coach, mentor of young minds and Read More

‘Kids’ golf tourney; newspaper carriers

August 5, 2014

Whew! What a weekend hereabouts: Pig wrestling, professional polo and Ted Nugent.  That’s touching a lot of bases. •••••• I see by the paper……. A newspaper in Sri Lanka has boosted its single copy newsprint sales by adding a mosquito repellant to the ink that ends up on the newsprint. Newspaper readers in that country Read More

FAB Conference tix on sale Monday

August 1, 2014

Hizzoner the mayor (new) John Heath stopped in Tuesday morning to chat. He was making the rounds of downtown businesses to say hello and check the pulse. A good thing. •••••• The big push for the Aug. 19 primary election begins today, Aug. 1. Some rhetorical questions about candidates and elections. To wit: • Why Read More

Notes, quotes from PH golf, training

July 31, 2014

Some leftover notes from the Black Powder Shootout golf tournament held two weeks ago at the Powder Horn. It was a terrific event with a pair of local champions, Jim Scott and Barry King. Part of the proceeds benefited the local K-Life ministries. • Some 88 two-person teams competed from all over Wyoming and the Read More

Column about Kinskey, no need to say more

July 18, 2014

I first met former Sheridan mayor Dave Kinskey within a week of arriving here three plus years ago. We met in his office at City Hall and he filled me in on the sins of The Sheridan Press, concluding the meeting with a washing-of-the-hands gesture and how he was done with us. Nowadays, we get Read More

‘Longmire Days’ coming to Buffalo

July 17, 2014

If you’ve been following the popular A&E network series, ‘Longmire,’ you’ll know that Sheriff Walt Longmire and his deputy, Vic Moretti, are in a “tight spot” these days. In fact, the whole cast of characters seems to be in one big jam. (The Notebook is an avid viewer and reader.) There are multiple story lines Read More

PH tourney raises money for SHS

July 16, 2014

Tip of the golf visor! The Powder Horn hosted the annual Sheridan High School Boosters golf tournament Sunday. More than 30 teams teed it up for the blue-and-gold — the field rich in alumni, coaches, current students, friends and many more. The hospitality of the event was led by SHS alum, ‘Scotty’ Scott, Class of Read More

One for the books: another great rodeo

July 15, 2014

That big gasp of air heard Monday morning — whewwwww! A dose of relief. It sure seemed quiet around downtown among the early morning coffee drinkers. Rodeo Week is over for another year. Another successful rodeo and related events — parade, powwow, street dance and everything in between — is in the books. Many have Read More

Editorial vexes Rios; C&K and ‘Longmire’

July 11, 2014

City Council member Jesus Rios stopped by Thursday morning and complained about Wednesday’s editorial, calling it a “hit piece.” (Given my dotage, I hope I didn’t misunderstand his verbal judgement.) The opinion was a handicapping of council members who would be considered for the top spot in the city. The election, held among themselves, was Read More

Box book signing; Farmers Market today

July 10, 2014

See you at the parade! Welcome rodeo fans and visitors!   ••••••   Today’s the Farmers Market kickoff, beginning at 5 p.m. at Grinnell Plaza. Bonnie Gregory, the manager, sends along a note that various produce, meats, honey/jams/jellies, baked goods and all kinds of handmade items. Plus, live music from the Celtic Sage Irish Band Read More

Rodeo magazine ‘hot’; restaurant forthcoming

July 9, 2014

Welcome, rodeo fans, summer visitors! We’re glad you’re here.   ••••••   From the Bragging-On-The-Staff, file……. Good, interesting features and articles to read. Useful, local marketing information attractively presented. Compelling photography. Calendars. The whole magilla. The Sheridan Wyo Rodeo magazine came out last Thursday and it’s hot. We’ve distributed more than 12,000 copies already to Read More

Cowboy Café: darn good pie

July 8, 2014

Welcome Sheridan WYO Rodeo fans! We’re glad you’re here.   ••••••   One of the best words ever. One of the best breakfasts — pie and coffee. A particular, maybe peculiar, nod to southern heritage. Life is just simply better after a good piece of pie. There’s more clarity in thought, the spirit is lifted. Read More

Celebrate America!

July 3, 2014

The Democracy Index, which is published annually by The Economist, analyzes 167 independent countries in the world to show the status of worldwide democracy. Of those 167 democracies, 166 are sovereign states and 165 are members of the United Nations. Five primary criteria are used to determine the most democratic of global nations: electoral process Read More

SC rodeo team earns recognition

July 2, 2014

Tis the rodeo season…… One more dose of recognition for the Sheridan College Rodeo Team that had its best-ever finish in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper in June. The SC team finished fourth in the nation, competing against 60 schools, many of them four-year institutions. Taygen Schuelke’s two top-five finishes in saddle bronc Read More

Pass the syrup, please: 40 years of pancakes

July 1, 2014

Dr. Rod Bisbee dropped by The Sheridan Press one day last week, pancake breakfast tickets handy, and we bought ours. The Sheridan Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast, which Dr. Bisbee and Charles Simon started 40 years ago, is a community staple in “rodeo week” with more than 2,100 served annually in downtown Sheridan. Dr. Bisbee says Read More

Tourist and runner salutes race, city

June 27, 2014

Part of the current issue of The Log, the official publication of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, is a nifty story about its new director, John Woodward. We met in early May as he was getting his feet wet at “our” museum, a good one. He’s here in Sheridan via a small museum Read More

Celebrate sausage Friday at Legerski’s

June 26, 2014

From the This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file….. Tomorrow, Jimmy Legerski celebrates almost a year in business with a Customer Appreciation Open House at Legerski Sausage Co. It’s certainly a home-grown, family-owned, Sheridan-driven small business with a growing fan base amidst its award-winning food. He’ll have free sausage sliders beginning at 3 p.m. There will be prize giveaways, discounts Read More

‘Horseman’ features; Hoffman celebration

June 25, 2014

Next month, the life and times of Bruce Hoffman will be celebrated at Sheridan College. Most know coach Hoffman served 35 years as the Generals basketball coach and then another 15 years as an SC trustee. His commitment to the college and to the Sheridan community is extraordinary. Hoffman’s 651 wins remain in the top Read More

SC success shared; Little League at 75

June 24, 2014

A “thank you” note is always appreciated. This one via Debi Isakson, the coordinator of the Sheridan College Foundation and community engagement, and Steve Smiley, the SC athletic director. Last month, SC held their annual fundraiser golf tournament at the Powder Horn — the fourth year for the tournament — and it was a huge Read More

‘Latte’ honors via Starbucks

June 20, 2014

Starbucks announced this week the company will pick up the tab for online degree programs for its baristas and staff. Said one wiseacre pundit: “When they graduate with honors, they’ll be recognized as “Summa Cum Latte.” •••••• We’re putting the final touches on the 2014 Sheridan WYO Rodeo magazine. It’s part of the Press’ Destination Read More