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Publisher’s Notebook

Column: TW recognition, ‘Longmire,’ pie

November 28, 2014

First things first. Whenever my copy of “True West” magazine arrives, the day is better. I’m a longtime subscriber, cover-to-cover reader. Bob Boze Bell is the longtime publisher of this nationally circulated magazine that celebrates the west, its culture and history. The January 2015 edition heralds how Sheridan is the “Best Place to Live Like Read More

Column: Pecans recall baking, travel

November 26, 2014

“Thanksgiving,” Edward Sanford Martin (1856-1936), an American editor and journalist once wrote, “comes, by statute once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” •••••• A lot of holiday baking is beginning to crank up, featuring pecans. I’ve got my mother’s recipe for pecan pie, the Read More

SC AgriPark open after years of talk

November 25, 2014

Saturday’s 50-degree warm sunshine temperatures brought out the shoppers and kids in downtown Sheridan. Some people wearing shorts, others circling and circling for a good parking spot. Good to see. •••••• Thurman Briggs last week noted that when he returned from the Air Force in 1972, people hereabouts were talking about an indoor agriculture facility. Read More

Column: Big EGAP! edition coming next week

November 21, 2014

Question: Why didn’t the Chicago Cubs get a new website? Answer: They couldn’t get three WWW’s in a row. •••••• My, oh my! Next Wednesday is a special issue of The Sheridan Press. It’s our Black Friday, Everyone-Gets-A-Press (EGAP!) edition. More than 12,000 homes get this special edition throughout the city and in some rural Read More

Column: Linotypes, phones recall experiences

November 20, 2014

My aunt, who retired more than 40 years ago from what was then known as “the phone company,” will be 107 next month. She will now and then remark how AT&T was working on a visual communication project when she cut her retirement cake. It was an early version of Skype, now an essential for Read More

Column: Berger elected leader; DelRossi, sportswriters

November 19, 2014

Congrats! Rep. Rosie Berger of Big Horn was elected Majority Floor Leader earlier this week. Always good for the home team to have some extra “juice” in Cheyenne when the Legislature begins Jan. 13, 2015. Rep. John Patton of Sheridan will lead the House’s education committee. •••••• In Washington state, Roger Freeman was re-elected to Read More

Column: SC AgriPark opens; public is invited

November 18, 2014

Question: Why didn’t Great Britain get into the personal computer business early on like the U.S.? Answer: They couldn’t make them leak oil. (Rimshot! A memory from those years of owning and riding a BSA 650 and being stranded in a couple of MGs.) •••••• News! Progress! Tomorrow — Wednesday, Nov. 19 — the public Read More

Go Big Horn Rams! Win state!

November 14, 2014

The Sheridan Press will be in Laramie for the state championship game Saturday at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium. Photojournalist Justin Sheely and sports editor Michael Pruden will provide game coverage, color, photography, video and likely a surprise. Big Horn will be playing for its second straight state football championship title against a Read More

Column: SC honors vets for their service

November 12, 2014

“Sheridan College,” noted Dr. Paul Young, its president Tuesday during annual Veterans Day ceremonies on campus, “will always be a veterans college.” Indeed. The college’s roots date back to post WWII when the Truman Commission in 1946 called for an establishment of a network of community colleges throughout the U.S. Sheridan College was founded two Read More

Column: Thank you, veterans!

November 11, 2014

Jessica Stewart of Sheridan designed the artwork for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Stroll contest. Award-winning artwork is apparently in the genes as twin sister Elizabeth Stewart was the runner-up. Dixie Johnson, the executive director of the Chamber, says the alert for entries go out in the spring to local schools (grades Read More

Column: Three good groups merit support

November 6, 2014

Wife: You told me you’d spend your whole life trying to make me happy. Husband: I didn’t expect to live this long. •••••• Three good organizations that enrich our community that need support and typically get it: • The Food Group was started in 2010 because a number of schoolchildren were going hungry on the Read More

Column: Music, theater choices enliven cultural scene

November 5, 2014

Music, theater – Sheridan’s cultural offerings this week are many. • Thursday, cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Mary Au will perform a recital at the WYO Theater beginning at 7 p.m. The performance and reception after honors the longtime support of Dr. Seymour Thickman towards the Piatigorsky Foundation. Tickets: 672-9084. • Also Thursday, in the Read More

Column: Election Day polls open until 7 p.m.

November 4, 2014

Vote! (There’s still time. Local polls close at 7 p.m.) •••••• Our Sheridan College, a happening place. To wit: • Construction on the college’s new AgriPark will be completed soon. That said, it’s also worth noting how the trustees of the college recently recognized one of its former students and rodeo team members. It’s a Read More

PRBRC convenes; holiday recipes needed

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween, Sheridan! (Look out for the little ghosts and goblins and super heroes tonight.) •••••• Tomorrow, (Nov. 1), the Powder River Basin Resource Council will have its 42nd annual meeting and auction at the Holiday Inn on Sugarland Drive. The social hour starts at 4 p.m., followed by dinner, followed by the keynote address Read More

Column: Wyoming’s #1 again; Drachman in concert

October 30, 2014

A good dog story is always irresistible. Judy Muh, 76, of Palmdale, Florida, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, recently fell in her kitchen and fractured her shoulder. Her two golden retrievers, Higgins, age 10, and Dodger, 4, stayed by her side keeping her company and keeping her comfortable for two days until a neighbor stopped Read More

Column: Travel ‘peregrinations’ means family, friends, football

October 29, 2014

The sight of Sheridan’s city limits sign was a welcome sight Sunday evening. We’ve been gone visiting family and friends on assorted travel peregrinations. (Picked up that nifty word while reading about Butch Cassidy and his days in Lander in the current edition of the state historical society magazine.) Some notes from a crowded Notebook: Read More

Column: ‘The Log’ always brings good reading

October 28, 2014

There was a good interview in Sunday’s Denver Post with Ucross author Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mysteries. He’s in Denver at the Tattered Cover Book Stores this weekend, arguably the best large indie book store in the U.S. (Powell’s in Portland, Oregon, being another; City Lights book store in San Francisco as Read More

Sheridan AAUW celebrates 100th

October 17, 2014

What did Cinderella say when her holiday/birthday photos didn’t arrive on time? (It’s a pre-digital era joke.) “Someday, my prints will come.” •••••• Congratulations! Come Saturday, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate 100 years in Sheridan. The group will have a valedictory luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center. My mother — Read More

Wyoming No. 6 on ‘happy’ list

October 10, 2014

Company’s coming…… The 95th annual Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation convention is coming to Sheridan Nov. 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. •••• I see by the paper….. Wyoming has again made one of those “best of” lists. This time, Wyoming is the sixth “happiest” state in the country, according to the online data provider, Read More

Column: Wyoming Theater Festival in 2015

October 9, 2014

One more reason why Sheridan’s a good place to call home. Next July, the Wyoming Theater Festival finds a nest at the Mars (Black Box) Theater inside the WYO Theater. Essentially, what Sundance is to independent movies, the Wyoming Theater Festival will be to new playwrights and stage productions. It’s too costly to develop new Read More

Column: Emborg uses landmarks to illustrate government

October 8, 2014

You know the week is off to a good start when you pull around the corner Monday morning and see Sheridan High School educator Tyson Emborg guiding students about local history and government. He was showing his class the physical link with landmarks, along with lecture, some of Sheridan’s history. He showed them, for example, Read More

Column: Fluoride in letters, news, ads, (coming soon) water

October 7, 2014

On Oct. 2, the Press published a paid advertisement that contained a Sept. 23 editorial by the Casper Star Tribune regarding fluoridation of water in Sheridan. There’s a letter to the editor about it elsewhere on this page and we’ve fielded several inquiries as well. We accepted the ad, called the Star to verify its Read More

Friday night lights: first ever for Rams

October 3, 2014

Go Broncs! Beat Gillette! •••••• That new Petco Store? On Sugarland, near Albertsons and Walmart? Opening Oct. 25-26. So says Petco. •••••• If you’re a baseball fan, Andy McCue is one of those guys you’d like to be stuck with on a cross-country train ride, talking history, players and stats. Particularly if you’re a diehard Read More

Column: WYO sign returns; SC earns recognition

October 2, 2014

Must say, Main Street looks “whole” again now that the WYO Theater’s distinctive WYO sign is back in place. One of a kind. Just like the theater. It had been off the building for refurbishment and was missed. Incidentally, the annual WYO Theater Gala is coming Oct. 18. It’ll be the Broadway performance of “42nd Read More

Column: ‘Roosevelt’ series; illustrative photos

September 23, 2014

There were two editions of The Sheridan Press last week that cleverly added to the “interesting” factor of living here. Wednesday last, the top page one photo was of a wrangler from the Padlock Ranch herding cattle in the Bighorn Mountains, illustrating a tradition that dates well into the 19th century. Two days later, it Read More

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