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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

‘Longmire’: the ‘reality’ of 5.6 million ‘aging’ viewers

September 19, 2014

Last month, the A&E Network announced it was canceling the popular television series, “Longmire,” despite three successful seasons. Predictably, there was an outcry hereabouts since the books from which the series is based are by local author Craig Johnson of Ucross. Johnson’s a familiar and friendly face around town at book signings, Western movie introductions Read More

Column: FBI’s Rankin returns to city

September 18, 2014

No snow tonight. (Maybe) Unlike last week’s farmers market, expectations are high with locally grown beef and vegetables, breads, pastries, jewelry and more. Also tonight, it’s the fourth and last Third Thursday Street Festival of the year. Music. Exhibits. A chance to hangout and people watch in Historic Downtown Sheridan. One other feature: a local Read More

Miller, Isakson are newsmakers elsewhere

September 17, 2014

I see by the paper…… Was doing my nighttime reading and a story in The Wall Street Journal caught my eye about a Sheridan-based investment adviser, Gary Miller. Miller founded Frontier Asset Management LLC in 2000. Frontier manages a portfolio of $1.5 billion, primarily for other financial advisers, according to the WSJ story. Miller has Read More

Wyo Data, FAB conferences coming

September 16, 2014

This week, the fourth annual Wyoming Big Data Conference comes to Sheridan this week. It’s two days of a greater understanding of how managing the security of data affects us all, cybercrime and its criminals and a review of how business and industry have options in protecting their data. Officials from the FBI and top Read More

Indian races, farmers market

September 12, 2014

The All Nations Indian Relay Championships open tonight at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Would expect a crowd, given the popularity of the event during the Sheridan WYO Rodeo every July. It’s being presented by the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association. The three-day competition will feature more than 30 teams from some 13 tribes who will Read More

SC’s Kooi library rededication Fri.

September 11, 2014

Tomorrow, Friday, the rededication of the Mary Brown Kooi Library will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the campus of Sheridan College. The library is located in the Griffith Memorial Building. The public’s invited. Her two grandsons, Sen. Alan Simpson and historian/academic Dr. Pete Simpson, will be at the ribbon-cutting and will make remarks. It’s Read More

Wy Big Data Conference coming

September 10, 2014

It is a conference unlike any other. And it’s coming here again. The fourth annual Wyoming Big Data Conference will be Sept. 18-19 at the former Warehouse 201 and will feature speakers from the FBI, leaders in the data management profession, a Wyoming approach to data management and data security, and where technology and policy Read More

Go ahead, take the tour: T-R Campus Center

September 9, 2014

Wednesday, Sheridan College will have a community open house to celebrate the new Thorne-Rider Campus Center. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Park near the Hoffman Dome/softball fields). One other recommendation: Leave enough time in your schedule to enjoy the full tour of the building, its placement in the center of the SC campus Read More

Steak, SC special; FAB, Prosinski

September 5, 2014

A steak dinner at lunch? Well, why not. Especially if it rises to an “award winning” standard. A few weeks ago, while the Blue Ribbon Steak Cook-Off was being held as part of the August Third Thursday Street Festival, I was out of town. A few days later, I approached Chad Franklin, owner of the Read More

Simpson brothers encore at SC

September 4, 2014

News! Sen. Al Simpson, R-Wyoming, and brother Pete Simpson return to Sheridan Friday, Sept. 12, at the 12:30 p.m. for the rededication of the Kooi Library, inside the Griffith Memorial Building, on the campus of Sheridan College. Pete Simpson was the commencement speaker last May at SC. Almost three years ago, both Simpson brothers entertained Read More

Chuck wagons make Heritage Days memorable

September 3, 2014

Maybe the most singular contrast of then and now from last weekend’s Heritage Days in Big Horn was that in one area stood chuck wagons, dating to the 19th century, while a drone flew overhead. A nod to the 21st century. Must say, it was my first on both accounts. I had never toured a Read More

Bateson, Ligocki open PT office today

September 2, 2014

Today, a new physical therapy office opens with a couple of familiar names and faces. Kara Bateson and Katie Ligocki have opened up their own practice, CORE Physical Therapy at 51 E. First downtown Sheridan. They will offer physical therapy, post-surgery therapy, exercise equipment, sports medicine and other features, including an outpatient orthopedic clinic. Read More

Sheridan football kickoff is tonight

August 29, 2014

Are you ready for some football? Tonight: Sheridan High School hosts Laramie at 6 p.m. at Homer Scott Field. Go Broncs! •••••• “Last weekend of summer” hereabouts a busy one: • Don King Days at the Big Horn Equestrian Center Sunday and Monday. Polo. Steer roping. Bronc riding. Since 1989, the weekend has been celebrating’s Read More

Chuck wagon cooking coming Saturday in BH

August 28, 2014

Farmers Market tonight! 5 p.m. Downtown Sheridan.   ••••••   Big Horn Heritage Days is this weekend. Live music, activities, art, wagon rides and such. Why, there’s even a chuck wagon cooking competition, sanctioned by the American Chuck Wagon Cooking Association. The Big Horn Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile are putting the event on, Read More

Chuck wagon cooking coming Saturday in BH

Farmers Market tonight! 5 p.m. Downtown Sheridan. •••••• Big Horn Heritage Days is this weekend. Live music, activities, art, wagon rides and such. Why, there’s even a chuck wagon cooking competition, sanctioned by the American Chuck Wagon Cooking Association. The Big Horn Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile are putting the event on, right there Read More

‘Business etiquette’ cited with expansion

August 27, 2014

When Vacutech opened in December 2011, there was much fanfare. As it should have been, with the arrival and development of new manufacturing. Vacutech engineers and manufactures vacuum systems. The story of its industrial relocation is ideal and oft-told: John Tucker and members of his family vacationed here. Liked the area. And then decided to Read More

Thanks and congrats: one more election noted

August 21, 2014

Congratulations and thanks. Congratulations to all of Tuesday’s winners. Soon, the real work of government will begin and in some cases, begin again. And thanks. One upside to aging and publishing the community newspaper coincidentally is the perspective of candidates and campaigns. Over the last generation, there seems to be less joy and certainly more Read More

Third Thursday, market downtown tomorrow

August 20, 2014

“How do you keep the Cleveland Browns out of your front yard?” asks one longtime Browns fan. “Put in goal posts.” •••••• Come Thursday, it’s the August edition of the Third Thursday Street Festival which also includes the weekly Downtown Sheridan Association’s Farmers Market. Think: live music, home grown food, fresh vegetables, breads, crafts, activities Read More

‘Radical Descent’ reading Thursday

August 19, 2014

The next edition of Destination Sheridan magazine — coming Oct. 18 — will feature “favorite places” of Sheridan County by citizens who know them well. Plus, there will be stories on winter camping and survival, winter activities, features on local history and heritage and Sheridan’s burgeoning music scene. It’ll be good reading. •••••• Recommended reading…….. Read More

One vote certainly can make a difference

August 15, 2014

A dose of baseball trivia, right off the bat: Which major league baseball team/franchise never had a losing season? Answer below.   ••••••   In less than two weeks, Wyoming’s lottery kicks off with much anticipation. “Just maybe.” That’s the catchy branding slogan and it’s better than many. More than 400 dealers throughout the state Read More

PH golfers proud, Kienast plays well

August 8, 2014

Congrats! John Kienast, the assistant PGA golf professional from the Powder Horn, was among the top finishers in the National Car Rental Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Professional Championship held recently in Blackfoot, Idaho. Jake Harr of Buhl, Idaho, won the event with a five-under par score of 139 over the two-day tournament. Kienast was Read More

Need an anecdote? Grandchildren deliver

August 7, 2014

Grandchildren, often the blessing of an irresolute past, are a wellspring of anecdotal material if you’re in the column-writing biz. Having read and heard a slew of other grandchildren stories – and declaring here and now not to take advantage of column access with my own – here’s one which is irresistible. Grandson Wilson Stephen Read More

New SC student center opening

August 6, 2014

BumperSnicker spotted Tuesday afternoon on Main Street RV: “Retirement: Half the Income, Twice the Husband” •••••• In today’s editions of The Sheridan Press, don’t miss the commemorative section about Bruce Hoffman of Sheridan College. He was honored last weekend at the school and given his status as a top coach, mentor of young minds and Read More

‘Kids’ golf tourney; newspaper carriers

August 5, 2014

Whew! What a weekend hereabouts: Pig wrestling, professional polo and Ted Nugent.  That’s touching a lot of bases. •••••• I see by the paper……. A newspaper in Sri Lanka has boosted its single copy newsprint sales by adding a mosquito repellant to the ink that ends up on the newsprint. Newspaper readers in that country Read More

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