Publisher’s Notebook

‘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

Sheridan Ice, comfort food

March 6, 2014

The annual “thank you” barbecue sponsored by Sheridan Ice, LLC is usually a celebratory affair held in spring-like temperatures with the ice rink closed. Not so Saturday. Winter grudgingly hangs on hereabouts. Saturday’s barbecue feed was in zero, or sub-zero temperatures and the skating was in full bloom. More than 75 came out for the Read More

Dewald #1; movie, Oreo

March 4, 2014

It’s good to read about local financial advisor Doug Dewald being named the top guy in his profession for the state of Wyoming by no less than Barron’s magazine. Doug as many know is affiliated with Edward Jones and has been putting people into comfortable retirement plans and helping people with their kids’ college educations Read More

Armstrong named FAB keynote speaker

February 28, 2014

Sheridan Press, tidings… • The second annual FAB Women’s Conference (For. About. By. Women) has a keynote speaker: Stephanie Armstrong. She founded the San Diego-based nonprofit, Heart of Leadership, which works with young girls and young women to promote leadership and positive self-image. Mentorship and women as role models to other women are also a Read More

Nic, Gus, Viktor; dogs and cats

February 27, 2014

Nic Johnson will begin his new endeavors as the executive director of the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. His nine-year run as director of the WYO Theater, Sheridan’s landmark for performing arts, was one of accomplishment and diversity: rock acts like Leon Russell, Saturday morning opera from New York City, classic Western movies, local Read More

DSA wine fest; travel troubles

February 26, 2014

The tickets to the 15th annual Wild West Wine Fest are going fast. Executive Director Stacie Coe of the Downtown Sheridan Association says there are about 30 left for the big March 7 social at Warehouse 201. Some 22 vendors, auctions and live music will enliven the evening. Tix & info: 672-8881   ••••••   Read More

SHS ‘People’ team looking to DC trip

February 25, 2014

Back in the day, these education professionals of this particular discipline were called “civics” teachers. I’m thinking the title is a bit fancier now, but the more low-key, old-school approach is just fine with one of Sheridan High School’s best educators, Tyson Emborg, a “civics” teacher who is also the coach and sponsor of the Read More