Publisher’s Notebook

Caps and gowns, soccer, SA message

May 13, 2014

A busy weekend fersure, hereabouts: • Sheridan College conferred 466 degrees and certificates Saturday afternoon at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The commencement was packed with family members, students and friends of SC. • At the same time, the 10th annual Snickers Big Horn Soccer Cup was going on, attracting youth soccer teams from all Read More

Destination Sheridan available Saturday

May 8, 2014

Coming Saturday. The spring edition of Destination Sheridan magazine arrives. It’s 116 pages of area lifestyle stories, local history and tourism information, Sheridan-area marketing and a restaurant guide. It’ll be inserted into Saturday’s editions and available at more than 100 local locations. Good stuff, this. And, it’s free.   ••••••   Last week, I asked Read More

Celebrate humanity: talk to a nurse

May 7, 2014

Since this is National Nurses Week, here’s a column I’ve published before with a couple of tweaks here and there. Frankly, I like writing about nurses. (Our daughter-in-law is a fourth generation RN.) • In November 1969, I was en route back home to Marshall, Texas, having “phoned in” the basketball game I was covering Read More

Samaritan Awards; Kraft’s at 50

May 6, 2014

Come Saturday, eight members of our community will be honored with Good Samaritan Awards. The recognition banquet will be at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, beginning at 5 p.m. The keynote speaker is Irene De Anda, the executive director of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Youth and Community Center in downtown Los Angeles. Sponsors for Read More

Chaps Equine ‘Derby’ Saturday

May 2, 2014

One of the best groups around, CHAPS Equine Therapy, is having their big fundraiser Saturday — Day at the Derby. It’s in the loft at Warehouse 201, in Historic Downtown Sheridan. The fun begins at 3 p.m. and the public’s invited to come by, enjoy the buffet, the prize giveaways, the auctions, and test one’s Read More

Project Graduation, new Warnke diorama

May 1, 2014

May? Already? ••••••   Project Graduation 2014 is underway for Sheridan High School grads, according to some news from Pam Harper. A “good thing,” quoting Martha Stewart, no matter the school or community. In Sheridan, it’s now in its 19th year. (Graduation is May 25 and the social is from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More

‘Hometown’ service; Chicago Cubs book

April 30, 2014

Press reader Shirley Coy sent a nice note about hometown service and “only in Wyoming,” that’s worth a dose of ink. She was out of town last winter when a relative stopped by her home to “check things out” and noticed how the furnace wasn’t operating. The cousin called Zowada Plumbing, they came out quickly Read More

Story resident recalls ‘Piece’ humanity, honor

April 22, 2014

Last week, a troupe of New York actors gave an emotional, cathartic performance in the play, “A Piece of My Heart.” Those who saw it will likely never forget it — the story of Army nurses during the Vietnam War in 1968-69. The play is by Shirley Lauro. It is a component of ongoing work Read More

Cowboy Joe Club; ‘We the People’

April 18, 2014

University of Wyoming booster Brian Morgen stopped by Wednesday afternoon. A visit from the ever-friendly Brian usually means something’s big coming regarding UW sports and the Cowboy Joe Club. With him was Adam Waddell, who starred on the UW men’s basketball team (’07-’12) and is now associated with the CJC. What’s coming: • Cowboy Joe Read More

‘Draft’ film, FAB, spring snow

April 17, 2014

Shop Sheridan!   ••••••   My longtime friend Jim Hicks write in his popular column, in the Buffalo Bulletin, how this “off-and-on spring” is an economic driver. People thereabouts — and likely here, too — burning their snow shovels (good riddance!), but then having to return to the hardware store to purchase another. And how Read More

Another gold medal: Black Tooth wins again

April 16, 2014

News! For the second straight year, Sheridan’s Black Tooth Brewery was awarded a gold medal, this time in the 2014 World Beer Cup. This is a big deal as some 4,714 beers were entered from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries worldwide. All of this was in Denver last week with some 9,000 people attending in Read More

Local performances to stimulate mind and soul

April 15, 2014

Wednesday, it’s busy. • I had the good fortune of meeting Diane Carlson Evans Monday afternoon. She and Paul DelRossi stopped by. Paul’s a primary reason the play, “Piece of My Heart,” is being performed tomorrow night at the WYO Theater. It’s the story of women — 260,000 of them — who served in Vietnam. Read More

‘Piece of My Heart’ performance at WYO

April 11, 2014

The stage play, “A Piece of My Heart,” will be performed Wednesday, April 16, at the WYO Theater. It’s the story of thousands of American women who went off to Vietnam in a variety of circumstances, what they faced when they returned home, and the honor and homage that endures 50 years on. It’s by Read More

Simpson to be SC graduation speaker

April 10, 2014

News! Pete Simpson will be the commencement speaker for Sheridan College on May 10. The distinguished University of Wyoming alum, former UW Foundation exec and nationally-recognized historian is a popular speaker. He and his brother, former Sen. Alan Simpson, wowed an audience at the WYO Theater in early 2012 with their story-telling and inspirational message. Read More

‘Godspell’ play, spring golf

April 9, 2014

Break a leg! The Sheridan College Theater Department presents “Godspell” April 10 through April 17 at the WYO Theater. Tickets are available at the box office or online through the college. Cast: Annie Benedict, Kadelyn Burd, Jacob Claytor, Stephan Cook, Mariah Holzer, Samantha Jacob, Christopher Schultz, Myles Stillman, Meghan Stroup, Stephanie Stull, Jack Vernon, Wesley Read More

Grandchildren, sausage, birthdays, Yankee fans

April 8, 2014

Susan and I are back after 10-plus days of celebrating the birthdays of children and grandchildren in Colorado. Son William Woody, who is the first Bob and Tana Bradley grandchild, turned 34; his son, Wilson Stephen Woody, turned 5 — a “handful.” Literally. It (time) goes by fast, as they say. While there, we shared Read More

Not soon enough, baseball begins

March 27, 2014

Ah, Opening Day in baseball. It’s coming this weekend. All that “hope springs eternal” stuff is on the mark if you’re baseball fans. The new season is a clean slate for “gamers” like: • Bill Rohrbaugh’s Los Angeles Dodgers • Vera Cole’s Cleveland Indians • Dave Alden’s Colorado Rockies • Dan (Grover) Overton’s Detroit Tigers Read More

Box book signing; PH ranked #1

March 26, 2014

Number one! (Again.) GolfWeek Magazine, the leading golf weekly with a national circulation, has published in its current edition the top golf courses by state. Wyoming’s number one golf course — right here in Sheridan, The Powder Horn. For the fourth straight year, it beat out the tonier courses in Jackson. (Casper’s Three Crowns and Read More

Food Group plans taco feed, music

March 25, 2014

Free tacos? Yes! The Food Group will have a big fundraiser April 12 inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium on the campus of Sheridan College. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. It’s a free taco feed, courtesy of Torrey Moody and Taco John’s. The Teka Brock Band will play at 6 Read More

‘Samaritan’ honor coming in May

March 21, 2014

The Good Samaritan Award, presented by the Sheridan chapter of The Salvation Army and The Sheridan Press, will be May 10 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. It’s an evening to celebrate those who have exhibited selfless behavior to others in this fine community, either in the past year, or in a lifetime of service Read More

Spring arrives; WBC ‘lists’

March 20, 2014

The experts say spring began today at 10:57 a.m. At last. Though there’s likely a few more spring dumps of the white stuff coming. We’ve come far from last December when the days were short and mostly dark. By many accounts, this was one long, difficult, even historic (depending on one’s memory) winter; we even Read More

Brinton hosts Big Horn art

March 13, 2014

Shop Sheridan!   ••••••   Anniversaries. The Notebook noted Tom Balding’s earlier this week. His business is coming up on 30 years and will have a big hoorah come July. That same day, I wandered into Sam Sumner’s office at Cowboy State Bank. He celebrated five years as its president. He’s been in banking almost Read More

Balding anniversary; culture festival at SC

March 12, 2014

Tom Balding celebrates a milestone anniversary this summer. Thirty years in business. He has a global clientele and was featured on the Discovery Channel. Thirty years ago, Tom up and quit the aerospace industry in southern California where he was a precision welder. He moved to Ucross where a neighbor asked him: “Can you fix Read More

State champs! Wine fest success

March 11, 2014

Congratulations! The Tongue River Lady Eagles have won their second straight state basketball championship, winners in overtime Saturday in Casper over Kemmerer.   The Sheridan Press will publish a special section in this coming Saturday’s editions to commemorate this championship season and title run.   ••••••   Tip of the Glass! The 15th annual Wild Read More

Tarheels at Duke: always a great game

March 7, 2014

The hardest ticket in sports? Some say a home game at Lambeau Field with the Packers. Others posit The Masters golf championship. While others claim the Kentucky Derby. All are tough to get into. They are committed deeply into generations of family traditions, are famously part of divorce settlements and routinely have a finite number Read More