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Rams section; college growth

November 22, 2013

The Sheridan Press is publishing a special eight-page commemorative section about the state champion Big Horn Rams football team. It’ll be in Saturday’s editions. There will be a game-by-game profiles, stories and photos about the players by Press sport editor Brad Estes and photojournalist Justin Sheely, and much more. It’s a keeper.   ••••••   Read More

Bad news sells; one more JFK story

November 21, 2013

Time was, I could look out onto the staff of a newspaper and collect some similar “where were you” feedback from staffers regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. No matter the anniversary date – 20 years on, 30 years and other milestones – newspapers would publish stories, local observations, remembrances about the story, Read More

State champs; Season’s Readings

November 19, 2013

State champions! The Big Horn Rams football team — as most know — won the state 2A championship Friday in Laramie. “Put the wood to her,” is the saying in the newspaper business regarding type size. Back in the day, large headline typefaces were made of wood and when there was a big story, newspaper Read More

‘Rivals’ opens; study says: smile

November 15, 2013

Parents relentlessly tell their kids on class photo day: “Smile.” Who doesn’t recall this admonition? Researchers, likely with a lot of time on their hands, have determined that people who smile in college class photos are more likely to have had happier lives, enjoyed more success, divorced less, that sort of thing. All this, according Read More

Brinton Museum construction underway

November 14, 2013

The Notebook got the “nickel tour” (hard hat included) of the new addition to The Brinton Museum in Big Horn Tuesday. Thanks to museum curators Kenneth Schuster and Barbara Schuster and Sheridan architect Tim Belton who is designing the stunning, $16.4 million project. The milder winter days of late will keep construction of the new Read More

Hiring veterans lifts a company

November 13, 2013

Much is said and written these days about hiring returning veterans. They’ve served us, and their countrymen in a time of global terror abroad and in peacetime in the homeland. They should get a good look for employment. Or additional training at a local college. It’s worth noting that our Sheridan College has been named Read More

Library success; film, basketball

November 12, 2013

Cameron Duff, executive director of the Fulmer Public Library, says more than $55,000 was raised Saturday night during the annual Friends of the Library auction. As always, it was a big deal, a packed house and a festive one.   ••••••   The last week of the 2013 Sheridan Film Festival is tomorrow. Centennial Theatre Read More

Sports, awards notes, quotes

November 8, 2013

If you’re a sports fan, tonight is special. • At 6 p.m., Sheridan High School hosts Cheyenne East in the Class 4A football semifinal at Homer Scott Field. The winner goes onto next week’s state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. • At 8 p.m., it’s first-rate, big-time women college basketball with the Read More

UW Cowgirls, Broncs play here Friday

November 7, 2013

Got my tickets a month ago….it could be a sellout. The University of Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team, featuring four team members with a Sheridan hometown/Sheridan College connection, will be suiting up for Wyoming. They’ll host Montana State-Northern at 8 p.m. Friday in the Bruce G. Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College. At 6 p.m., is Read More

Tippin at WYO; Veterans’ photos

November 6, 2013

Next Monday is Veterans Day. The Sheridan Press will publish again photos of active duty soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors, Coast Guard and National Guard members. The deadline to submit photos is noon, Friday, Nov. 2. Please submit a color photo with the name, rank, branch of service, job title, where they are stationed, family members Read More

First-ever FAB was successful

November 5, 2013

Congratulations! Erin Kilbride is the 2013 FAB Women’s Conference Woman of the Year honoree. She is the director of the Tongue River Valley Community Center. The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference was a success. More than 100 attended the 20-plus seminars and discussions, two keynote presentations featuring Sara Calhoun, the founder of Red Ants Read More

Open House brings Inn back to life

October 31, 2013

Congratulations! This past summer, a Sheridan institution – the Historic Sheridan Inn — looked just flat-out lonely. Bereft. No tour buses parked outside. No guests or visitors walking in and around on the distinctive and expansive front porch. No Rotary Club lunches; no lunches of any sort (or happy hours) at the 1893 restaurant/bar. No Read More

FAB Conference set for Saturday

October 29, 2013

First things first……… The first-annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference is coming this Saturday, Nov. 2. It’ll be in the new atrium inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. It’s presented by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College. It’s a day-long series of empowerment seminars, learning, two keynote addresses and the 2013 Sheridan Woman Read More

FAB Nov. 2; ‘Miss Representation’ event a success

October 24, 2013

A Notebook reader in Dayton writes about a sign inside a veterinarian’s office in Sheridan: “Unattended children will be given expresso and a free kitten.”   ••••••   The Oct. 4 blizzard that rolled into Sheridan and shut down interstate highways, local schools and the FAB Women’s Conference, is a memory. But the FAB Women’s Read More

WCF seminar; ‘Blue Jasmine’

October 22, 2013

Fearless prediction: Cardinals in 7.   ••••••   It’s Week 7 for the Sheridan (fall) Film Festival. This week’s offering is “Blue Jasmine,” the Woody Allen film starring Cate Blanchett, Alex Baldwin, among others in a terrific ensemble cast. David Denby, film critic at The New Yorker, says it’s the best Woody Allen film ever. Read More

‘Pink’ event Saturday; Ms. Hoffert’s memoir

October 18, 2013

Expect a spirited, clad-in-pink, upbeat crowd at the fifth annual The Link – Partners in Pink breast cancer awareness walk/run which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Whitney Commons. Some 800 are expected. Late registration at 9 a.m., in the senior citizens center. It’s sponsored by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and always features survivors Read More

Welcome, Diocese! FAB canceled

October 4, 2013

The FAB Women’s Conference was canceled this morning due to weather and power outages throughout the city. Speakers stranded, roads closed — the fate of Wyoming weather I suppose. Stay tuned for announcements about rescheduling and thank you for all of your support.   ••••••   Welcome! Sheridan is the host city for the 47th Read More

Big play, clutch QB Street recalled

October 3, 2013

The first-ever FAB Women’s Conference starts tomorrow at Sheridan College. Registration begins at noon. For full event listings of programs, keynote, training and the 2013 Sheridan Woman of the Year award, go to: thesheridanpress.com/fab. Or, call Press managing editor Kristen Czaban, managing editor. 307-672-2431. Thanks to the community support of the Homer A., and Mildred Read More

Johnson excites; FAB opens Friday

October 2, 2013

A librarian friend of mine uses the email transom to let me know how much she enjoyed local author Craig Johnson while attending a national conference. Johnson, The New York Times best-selling novelist of the “Longmire” series which is the highest-rated scripted television program on the A&E network, was the featured speaker at the 2013 Read More

Whitney Center, SC celebrated

October 1, 2013

Saturday night’s celebration of Sheridan College, through the dedication of the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center, reaffirmed the college’s core place in Sheridan’s educational, economic and social life. Tom Kinnison, president of the college’s primary benefactor, Whitney Benefits, and Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College, led the evening with illustrative presentations of the Read More

Partners in Pink; FAB next week

September 27, 2013

The recent mail brought a welcomed sight – the announcement of the fifth annual The Link – Partners in Pink. It’s sponsored by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation. It’ll be Saturday, Oct. 19. The fun run/walk begins at Whitney Commons at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit breast health at SMH. It’s $35 to participate and Read More

Proposal, vacation Helton, credit card

First things first….. He proposed; she accepted. That’s how these things work. (If I recall correctly.) Sheridan Press news staffers Hannah Wiest and Justin Sheely are going to tie the knot in marriage. Hannah is the Press’ government reporter; Justin is our photojournalist. Incidentally, Justin will be having a photography show starting Tuesday at the Read More

McCarthy ‘trial’; history honor, FAB

September 18, 2013

One more dose of ink for the “mock trial” of Sen. Joe McCarthy and whether through blackmail and smear he compelled the suicide of Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt in 1954. The trial will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College. The presentation is Read More

Whitney Center welcomes conferences

September 17, 2013

This week, Forward Sheridan will host the third annual Wyoming BioTech Conference, two days of discussion regarding biology and genetics, intellectual property and telehealth. Some big hitters in this field from all over the U.S. will be coming here –– representatives from higher education, government and entrepreneurs. Major research universities –– the University of Chicago, Read More

Neltje mural begins at SC

September 13, 2013

A first; well, many “firsts.” Next week, nationally recognized artist and local philanthropist Neltje will begin a mural inside the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College. A first mural, the largest work of her career and a first time that Sheridan College art students can observe a “live” mural Read More






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