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December 12, 2014

Tidings of good cooking. Come Saturday in the weekend edition of The Sheridan Press, there will be the special section, “Cooking for Christmas.” It’s a nifty little recipe book for holiday cooking. The recipes are all locally prepared, showcasing appetizers, vegetables, entrees, desserts (aka “soup to nuts”), and is just the right size and shape Read More

Column: Historic renovation, cancer support

December 11, 2014

Must say, the renovation on the old Montgomery Ward building in downtown Sheridan is welcomed. You notice some degree of progress every time you’re stopped at the traffic light or walking by. The French balconies and long windows are certainly the right (nice) touch. Greg Von Krosigk, a Sheridan attorney, and three other families/investors (Barry/Kristen Read More

Column: Cowboy Joe photo; Blue Ribbon award

December 10, 2014

The Cowboy Joe Donor Guide arrived in the mail earlier this week. It’s always good to get it. Noteworthy: Sheridan’s Kamrin Allen is featured in a photo collage, along with the other UW top sports, representing the golf team. Allen finished last season with the second best stroke average (74.3) on the team and won Read More

Column: SC to present Christmas music

December 9, 2014

One week to go for Season’s Readings. It’s the donated children’s books program for underserved Sheridan County kids. Children “outgrow” books and often they get relegated to boxes in attics, basements and garages. Put them to use again by donating them to the Season’s Readings program. The blue tubs/buckets are located at both McDonald’s restaurants, Read More

Two Cossels receive top staff recognition

December 5, 2014

Congrats! In all the years of hosting Christmas parties for newspaper staffs, a first. Thursday night, we honored two Sheridan Press staff members with the same last name — Cossel. They are sisters-in-law and work in two distinctly different departments of the Press. They are The Sheridan Press’ Staff Members of the Year. A little Read More

Column: Western movies coming to WYO

December 4, 2014

Gene Sturlin stopped by Tuesday afternoon to talk Western movies. For several years, Sturlin has done the heavy-lifting for the Western film series at the WYO Theater in January. They’re on Sunday afternoons and have a devoted following. It’s a good break from the winter, cabin-fever blues and hey, it’s a Western; always a favorite Read More

Column: The gift of books via ‘Season’s Readings’

December 3, 2014

We’ve got about two weeks left in our annual “Season’s Readings” book program for local, underserved youth. There are dropoff buckets: both McDonald’s, Sheridan College, Java Moon, Fulmer Public Library, The Sheridan Press. Please consider donating slightly used children’s books. Perhaps they are stored in a basement or attic or garage. If you could collect Read More

Column: ‘New’ Brinton rich in ‘wow factor’

December 2, 2014

As corny as it sounds, when one tours the future Brinton Museum in Big Horn, you say “wow!” a lot. Throw in “spectacular” and “stunning” as well. The Brinton Museum, long a local touchstone for fine art since opening its doors in 1961, will evolve into a “world class facility” come June, says curator/director Ken Read More

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

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