Category Archives: Publisher’s Notebook

Column: Cowboy Bank breaks ground; festival tonight

There’s nothing like the optimistic vibe of a groundbreaking. It reflects success, expansion and business growth. Sam Summers of Sheridan had his foot on a groundbreaking shovel Wednesday morning for the new Cowboy State Bank. The construction will be completed by year’s end (hopefully) and the new bank will be located next to Sheridan Seed… Continue Reading

Column: Mars Building/Brinton; Wyo. Watercolor exhibit

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• Visitors are likely to take in the fine art offerings inside the new Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. It opened Monday. Sunday, there were dedicatory remarks from Gov. Matt Mead and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. Today’s Sheridan Press features a… Continue Reading

Column: More theater fest hospitality needed

Five more rooms (with baths). Last week, the Notebook wondered aloud about the availability of 12 places locally to serve as housing for the actors, directors, playwrights and stage personnel for the upcoming Wyoming Theater Festival. It’ll begin July 13 at the WYO Theater and will feature four distinctly different state plays using professional actors… Continue Reading

Column: Headlines ‘collected’ over the years

Vincent Musetto spent a career copy editing and writing headlines, mostly for the New York Post. He was also a film critic. In 1983, Musetto wrote a headline for the Post that gave him lasting fame and earned him a hallowed spot on The New York Times’ esteemed obituary page. He died Tuesday. The headline:… Continue Reading

12 rooms needed for theater festival

Twelve rooms (with baths). That’s what DannyLee Hodnett of the Wyoming Theater Festival needs. Twelve rooms to house actors, directors and playwrights from the leading theater companies in the U.S. They’re coming to Sheridan. This event — the Wyoming Theater Festival — has had a gestation period of a few years. Hodnett said he was… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Notebook: WSGA convention; Brokaw’s book

  Welcome, Wyoming Stock Growers Convention. We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. The group’s annual convention began Thursday and runs through the weekend at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. More than 300 people will attend, including U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a keynote speaker. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso will also attend. ••••• Recommended reading…… One core theme… Continue Reading

‘Wrecker’ Week, Third Thursday Coming

It’s “Wrecker Fashion Week” hereabouts. Come Saturday, Sheridan’s Wild West Wreckers roller derby team will host an evening of fashion, health and beauty presentations, food and much more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center on West Loucks. Info: sheridanrollerderby.org. Tickets start at $10. ••••• I see by the paper….… Continue Reading

Cowboy Joe golf raises $$$ for UW

  A ton of money was raised Saturday for University of Wyoming athletics at the 17th annual Michael Phillips Memorial Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn. After a week of heavy rains and flooding, brilliantly blue spring Wyoming skies greeted the 30-plus team field. It was presented by Ford, Throne Law Office, Emit… Continue Reading

Appreciation weekend: craft beers, rich history

  It’s always a good destination — (if you’re) native, newcomer, visitor — the Sheridan County Museum. This weekend, it’s the annual Community Appreciation Weekend. Free admission and discounts on memberships and merchandise. There are new exhibits as well. Museum curator John Woodward and his staff is always welcoming and rich in information, too. •••••… Continue Reading

Road trip rain; ‘Destination’ a hit

Welcome visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• The Notebook was “on the road,” as per Willie’s paean to travel and friendships, for the last two weeks. The constant companions: rain and the weather forecasters. Texas. Oklahoma. Colorado. Wyoming. Everywhere, threatening weather, soaking rainstorms, tornadoes and advice from Oklahoma City meteorologists: “Get to your safe place… Continue Reading

Memorial Day affirms sacrifices

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… Continue Reading

Letterman, books; notes and quotes

  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… Continue Reading

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

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… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans, cancer support group

  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,… Continue Reading

Legacy program, spring field trips

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,… Continue Reading

Nursing celebrated; Destination coming

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… Continue Reading

McCormack writes ‘30’ at Enterprise

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… Continue Reading

Connor Battlefield; Sagebrush cleanup

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… Continue Reading

Cowboy Joe party; Small & Coyote Bros. celebrate milestone

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… Continue Reading

‘Spikeless’ shoes, father-son match

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… Continue Reading

Kinner’s experiences to benefit Sheridan

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… Continue Reading

WTP team departs; Meyer is busy cooking

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… Continue Reading

Best FAB yet; Hillary, Browns

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… Continue Reading

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