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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

A ‘thumbs up’ movie; A cancer DX recalled

January 29, 2014

A big Saturday edition coming from The Sheridan Press. We’ll publish three special sections: • Health & Fitness guide. • A tax guide for helping us through tax return season. • There’s a Big Game Sunday. We’ll provide a guide to where Super Bowl-related events are happening in Sheridan.   ••••••   Recommended……. The character Read More

Bebout still looks like he could play

January 28, 2014

Okay, okay. Another dose of Super Bowl trivia…… • Just three quarterbacks have started for two different Super Bowl teams in the history of the big game. (Hint: Two are Broncos.) Answer below.   ••••••   “How ‘bout my ‘Hawks?” Nick Bebout asked Saturday night at a social. Yep. They’re in the Big Game come Read More

Wine Fest coming; Red Kettle success

January 24, 2014

Come March 7, the Downtown Sheridan Association will hosts its annual Wild West Wine Fest. It’s the 15th year as the primary fundraiser for DSA, the organization that preserves our historic downtown, keeps it attractive, hosts the farmers’ markets, the Third Thursday Street Festivals and the Christmas Stroll, among other activities. It’s always a festive Read More

Burns makes both Fox, ‘Colbert Report’

January 23, 2014

State Sen. Bruce Burns — newsmaker these days for advocating firing squads over the new construction of a likely seldom-used expensive gas chamber to carry out Wyoming’s capital punishment — was featured on Fox News. Somewhat predictably as well, because of the subject, you knew it would end up on one of the “fake” news Read More

Krafts celebrating golden milestone

January 22, 2014

Locally-owned businesses, when they mark a milestone anniversary, can rejoice in the satisfaction of having watched it grow, expand and then provide the groundwork for another generation’s leadership. Rejoice is apt, given the “sweat-equity” that most family-owned businesses know firsthand. Kraft Jewelers celebrates 50 years in business come May. That’s a big deal, for sure. Read More

Millionaires, other in-state rankings

January 21, 2014

The state with the fastest growing number of millionaires? It’s North Dakota. According to data from Phoenix Marketing International, North Dakota jumped 14 spots in having the most millionaires in its state, from 42nd in 2012, to 29th. The reason, of course, is all the oil money coming from northwest North Dakota. “North Dakota is Read More

DSA Wine Fest; ‘Tom Horn’ Sunday

January 17, 2014

The Downtown Sheridan Association is having its annual Wild West Wine Fest come Mar. 7. This year, it’s at Warehouse 201. The festive event features a slew of wine tastings, good food and tickets start at $50. There is a silent auction and other activities. It’s a fundraiser for DSA, a group always worth supporting, Read More

Books, movies quotes, corrections

January 16, 2014

Recommended reading….. Rock-and-roll memoirs tend to follow a certain formula: early struggle, breakthrough, a pot of sudden money, crooked promoters, nonstop women/drugs/parties, overdoses and rehab, validation from fans and peers. Then, many of the people featured within, just get older like the rest of us. Graham Nash’s breezy memoir, “Wild Tales,” has similar stories and Read More

Wrong airport: what’s the big deal?

January 15, 2014

Sheridan High School’s “We, the People” team won the Wyoming state championship in Cheyenne Monday at the state capitol. The team is led by SHS educator Tyson Emborg. Sheridan’s victory broke a four-year run by Cheyenne Central. They’re off to Washington, D.C., next for the national competition in April. Congratulations!   ••••••   One of Read More

‘Stars’ coming; Browns rebuilding

January 10, 2014

Sheridan Kiwanis Club’s “Stars of Tomorrow” talent contest will be Friday, Feb. 21 at the WYO Theater. This year’s chairperson, Katie Dehn, stopped by Thursday with the particulars. The tryouts begin Jan. 28. For more information: www.sheridanwykiwanis.com. •••••• I see by the paper……. • Marital bliss: For the first time, two male West Point graduates Read More

Chamber honors; mid-winter golf quotes

January 9, 2014

Nobody asked me, but…… All the ongoing noise about Colorado’s new recreational use marijuana law makes one wonder: Did more young people line up to buy pot — than sign up — for the Affordable Care Act. Both laws are coincidental in a timeline. It’s those same young people needed by the Obama Administration to Read More

FAB ’14 conference dates scheduled

January 8, 2014

The ghosts of “Christmas Past” are arriving: aka American Express, VISA, MasterCard.   ••••••   One of the more unusual stories of 2013 was about how a tiger from a Shriner’s Circus in Salina, Kan., escaped from its performance cage and went into a women’s bathroom, encountering a woman. “You don’t expect to go in Read More

‘Log’ highlights area ranching

January 7, 2014

Whenever “The Log” arrives, it’s a lift in the day. The current issue from the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum features a good story and recounting of The Kendrick Cattle Company by Cynde Georgen. Ms. Georgen is the director of the Trail End State Historic Site. There are other stories in the issue about Read More

OK, OK; we get it; Colorado OKs pot

January 3, 2014

Colorado’s new recreational use marijuana law, in place because voters last November said so and enacted earlier this week by government, is generating reams of news coverage and airtime. Enough already. It’s as if you could dust off all of those old Cheech & Chong records that have been stowed in a moving box and Read More

To touch an angel

December 24, 2013

A favorite Christmas column of mine is from former Dallas Morning News columnist Paul Crume (1912-1975). His front-page “Big D” column was essential to the morning breakfast table nourishment for north Texas readers for decades. This particular essay, which first appeared in 1967, is timeless in its appeal.   ••••••   To Touch An Angel Read More

County libraries welcome Johnson

December 17, 2013

Say you get 100 people in a group. In that group, some 27 will volunteer for some kind of community service. So say the experts at the Census. (Likely more than 27 hereabouts, given our ongoing neighborliness.)   ••••••   Christmas with Craig Johnson? ‘Tis so. The best-selling “Longmire” author will spend time — readings, Read More






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