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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

Sheridan AAUW celebrates 100th

October 17, 2014

What did Cinderella say when her holiday/birthday photos didn’t arrive on time? (It’s a pre-digital era joke.) “Someday, my prints will come.” •••••• Congratulations! Come Saturday, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate 100 years in Sheridan. The group will have a valedictory luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center. My mother — Read More

Wyoming No. 6 on ‘happy’ list

October 10, 2014

Company’s coming…… The 95th annual Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation convention is coming to Sheridan Nov. 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. •••• I see by the paper….. Wyoming has again made one of those “best of” lists. This time, Wyoming is the sixth “happiest” state in the country, according to the online data provider, Read More

Column: Wyoming Theater Festival in 2015

October 9, 2014

One more reason why Sheridan’s a good place to call home. Next July, the Wyoming Theater Festival finds a nest at the Mars (Black Box) Theater inside the WYO Theater. Essentially, what Sundance is to independent movies, the Wyoming Theater Festival will be to new playwrights and stage productions. It’s too costly to develop new Read More

Column: Emborg uses landmarks to illustrate government

October 8, 2014

You know the week is off to a good start when you pull around the corner Monday morning and see Sheridan High School educator Tyson Emborg guiding students about local history and government. He was showing his class the physical link with landmarks, along with lecture, some of Sheridan’s history. He showed them, for example, Read More

Column: Fluoride in letters, news, ads, (coming soon) water

October 7, 2014

On Oct. 2, the Press published a paid advertisement that contained a Sept. 23 editorial by the Casper Star Tribune regarding fluoridation of water in Sheridan. There’s a letter to the editor about it elsewhere on this page and we’ve fielded several inquiries as well. We accepted the ad, called the Star to verify its Read More

Friday night lights: first ever for Rams

October 3, 2014

Go Broncs! Beat Gillette! •••••• That new Petco Store? On Sugarland, near Albertsons and Walmart? Opening Oct. 25-26. So says Petco. •••••• If you’re a baseball fan, Andy McCue is one of those guys you’d like to be stuck with on a cross-country train ride, talking history, players and stats. Particularly if you’re a diehard Read More

Column: WYO sign returns; SC earns recognition

October 2, 2014

Must say, Main Street looks “whole” again now that the WYO Theater’s distinctive WYO sign is back in place. One of a kind. Just like the theater. It had been off the building for refurbishment and was missed. Incidentally, the annual WYO Theater Gala is coming Oct. 18. It’ll be the Broadway performance of “42nd Read More

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

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