Publisher’s Notebook

‘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

‘Stars of Tomorrow’; handball tourney

February 21, 2014

Welcome handball competitors! This weekend, beginning today, is the Sheridan Classic Handball Tournament at our YMCA. It’ll run through Sunday and will feature top handball athletes from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. The Classic is the only one of its kind in Wyoming. It was started by Willard Cook in the early 1980s, so says handball Read More

Brothers split over Leno, Letterman debate

February 20, 2014

Shop Sheridan!   ••••••   For years, while interviewing candidates for public office and in an attempt to lighten up a dialogue between The Media and The Politician, I would ask questions like: Leno or Letterman? Beatles or Stones? There’s nothing psychological or scientific to the question, but it would reveal a little bit to Read More

Rodeo theme; Wine Fest coming

February 19, 2014

News! The theme for this year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is “Where the West is 1.” An attractive poster – which celebrates the rodeo’s legacy — and the catchy phrase is from Vicki Kane. It’ll be the theme of the parade as well. It’s Sheridan’s signature summer event since 1931. Rodeo week starts July 5. The Sheridan Press Read More

Movies, books SC rodeo funds

February 18, 2014

The fourth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet was a winner recently. Some $30,229 was generated for the SC rodeo programs, both men and women’s teams. Debi Isakson, the alumni/community engagement director for the college’s foundation, says 5 percent more funds were raised than a year ago. Sponsors: Gold Buckle Club, Wyoming Rehab, King’s Saddlery, Zowada, Read More

Chamber slogan; Beatles debut show

February 14, 2014

Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local. That’s the new Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce mantra unveiled Wednesday at its monthly luncheon. This meeting was a bit different than others as it celebrated the past year’s accomplishments with a look ahead to what’s unfolding in 2014. It was led by Chamber exec Dixie Johnson, a golfer, Read More

Estes writes ‘-30-‘; Ms. Hamner to succeed

February 13, 2014

Today, The Sheridan Press says so long to sports editor Brad Estes. His reporting, column writing, photography and design/presentation skills are terrific. Most know that he grew up here, played a variety of varsity sports for the Sheridan Broncs, was the sports editor for the Branding Iron while at the U. of Wyoming and returned Read More

DSA wine festival; movie fest today

February 12, 2014

The Wild West Wine Fest is coming March 7 at Warehouse 201. It’s always festive and fun. For 15 years, it has been a major fundraiser for the Downtown Sheridan Association, the group that is committed to keeping Sheridan’s downtown vibrant. Tickets and info: Stacie Coe, 672-8881.   ••••••   Today is Week 2 of Read More

SC rodeo banquet; ‘Saturday U.’

February 7, 2014

Saturday, the fourth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the mens and womens rodeo teams at SC, featuring athletes from five states and Canada. Tickets are available via 674-6446. Live music, too, after featuring Justin Beasley & After The Rodeo. Platinum sponsors: Read More

AP Olympic coverage; Super Bowl notes/quotes

February 6, 2014

Come Friday, The Sheridan Press will begin publishing the results of the Winter Olympics. They will be printed on our agate page, online, we’ve contracted with The Associated Press to publish the results for all platforms – computer, laptop, mobile, tablet. There will be a link on our home page. One more content feature in Read More

DSA Wine Fest 1 month away

February 5, 2014

So the story goes….Sheridan folk like to put off to the last minute ticket purchases for big events. This event — the 15th annual Wild West Wine Fest — is about a month away and tickets get snapped up early. It’ll be on March 7 at Warehouse 201. It’s sponsored by the Downtown Sheridan Association, Read More

SC Foundation hosts enlightenment series

February 4, 2014

A personal development series will be presented by The Sheridan College Foundation beginning the week of Feb. 10. The series will be led by Chuck Dymer. He has taught the principles of Dr. Edward de Bono regarding theory, organizing thought and fluid and flexible thinking. To know more, contact Linda Lawrence, 674-6446, ext. 4304; or Read More

Press adds features; Go Broncos!

January 31, 2014

Like a lot of local businesses this week, Press staffers have been dressed in Broncos gear. Get-it-done sales staff member Lisa Marton says she’s a bigger fan than First Federal’s Kay Roush, featured earlier this week in The Sheridan Press, but Lisa laments how there was no front page coverage of her devotion. (Not going Read More

Whitney forum; Film festival begins

January 30, 2014

Next Wednesday, the 2014 (spring) Sheridan Film Festival gets underway. The festival runs Wednesdays for 10 weeks and provides that soulful storytelling that only small, independent films can do. Thanks to Centennial Theatre owner Bill Campbell for bringing this first-rate lineup to Sheridan. Next week, it’s the “Dallas Buyers Club.” In the weeks to follow, Read More