Publisher’s Notebook

Relay for Life Friday at Kendrick

June 19, 2014

All that purple around town. It’s all very meaningful — the love and respect for those who have had cancers, have survived them and those who have not. It’s also about their caregivers. Cancer is never a “me” business — there’s always a team involved, often just one. Most often, a spouse. It’s the Relay Read More

Maine, Red Sox: People talk ‘funny’

June 17, 2014

Sometimes, you just can’t beat being a tourist. Susan, Ryann and I have recently returned from a trip to Great Diamond Island, Maine, and a side trip to Boston, firsts on both accounts. Older brother Paul, a CPA and tax law expert/consultant, and his lovely spouse, Linda, have a home on the island, accessible by Read More

Historic tours, ‘Artscapes’ features

June 4, 2014

If you’re interested in local history, there’s an opportunity this weekend for tours of historic buildings The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will partner with the Ucross Foundation and will give visitors a chance to tour historic buildings in rural Sheridan and Johnson counties Saturday, June 7. It begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 Read More

Bohl, Cowboy Joe golf comes to PH

June 3, 2014

The kickoff isn’t until Aug. 30, yet the vibe at the annual Cowboy Joe Club Golf Series tournament Saturday was optimistic. (Read: we’ve got a winner of a football coach.) New Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl made an effort to meet and greet each golfer who had signed up to play at The Powder Read More

Piney Creek tour; ‘Longmire’ anew

May 30, 2014

Come Saturday, June 7, The Alliance for Historic Wyoming, in partnership with the Ucross Foundation, will host a workshop and tour of the historic buildings beginning at 10 a.m. Interested people should meet at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. The “Unbarred” tour of the area will be a self-guided driving and walking tour running Read More

Restoration event for Kearney Hall

May 28, 2014

Courtney Caplan stopped by Tuesday. She’s got a “soft spot” for lonely, old buildings and wants to restore Kearney Hall. A fund-raising event has been scheduled for Saturday, June 7, which includes an auction beginning at 10 a.m. Kearney Hall opened in the 1950s and served as a place to vote, to square dance, a Read More

A-Rod summers, sausage tasting

May 27, 2014

Somehow, there’s a sense that major league baseball doesn’t miss Alex Rodriquez. A summer without A-Rod is like a summer without gnats.   ••••••   Must say, the Notebook’s been to a few “wine tastings” over the years. A first, last Thursday: a sausage tasting. This from Jimmy Legerski and Legerski Sausage Co. of Sheridan. Read More

Box will be parade marshal

May 23, 2014

Wyoming author C.J. Box will be the grand marshal for this year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Parade. Longtime rodeo board member and County Commissioner Tom Ringley said so Wednesday during Gov. Matt Mead’s citywide tour. Ringley writes a fortnightly column for the Press on local history and events. Box is a best-selling author whose 15 books routinely top Read More

Mead stresses education, energy

May 22, 2014

Wyoming’s 32nd governor, Matt Mead, was in Sheridan Wednesday, outlining his re-election campaign, celebrating education at Sheridan College, cheering art at The Brinton Museum and found time to stop by Kraft’s Jewelry as they celebrated their 50th anniversary in business. (Wonder if bought something for First Lady Carol Mead, who was also in Sheridan at Read More

Gov. Mead, First Lady visit

May 21, 2014

Welcome to Sheridan, Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead.   ••••••   It’s a busy day for our governor: a press conference at City Hall with Mayor Dave Kinskey, a luncheon meeting at Sheridan College; Ms. Mead will host a reading at Fulmer Public Library and come evening, Gov. Mead kicks off Read More

No bad weather, 144 play for SC

May 20, 2014

Congrats! Sheridan College’s Steve Smiley and his hard-working crew hosted a first-rate fundraiser golf tournament Friday at The Powder Horn. Plenty of blue-and-gold Generals swag on a nice spring afternoon. It was hugely successful: some 144 golfers (or, people who had golf clubs) teed it up to raise money for SC athletics. Last year, only Read More

Bighorn Design celebrates a milestone

May 16, 2014

Twenty years on Main Street! That’s a milestone for any small business. On May 18, 1994, Joan & Steve Jacobson opened Bighorn Design at 225 Main, some 300 square feet of retail space, selling mostly T-shirts. One Main Street merchant greeted them on the first day: “You won’t last five years.” Well, here they are, Read More

Hospital rankings; new Wayne book

May 14, 2014

I see by the paper…… Both Sheridan hospitals made the top 10 Wyoming hospitals list of the Wyoming Business Report recently. The Sheridan VA was ranked second (205 beds) to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (206). “Our” VA was founded in 1921 and in 2013, had 1,268 in-patient admissions and 128,213 outpatient visits, according to Read More

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