Category Archives: Publisher’s Notebook

New SC student center opening

BumperSnicker spotted Tuesday afternoon on Main Street RV: “Retirement: Half the Income, Twice the Husband” •••••• In today’s editions of The Sheridan Press, don’t miss the commemorative section about Bruce Hoffman of Sheridan College. He was honored last weekend at the school and given his status as a top coach, mentor of young minds and… Continue Reading

‘Kids’ golf tourney; newspaper carriers

Whew! What a weekend hereabouts: Pig wrestling, professional polo and Ted Nugent.  That’s touching a lot of bases. •••••• I see by the paper……. A newspaper in Sri Lanka has boosted its single copy newsprint sales by adding a mosquito repellant to the ink that ends up on the newsprint. Newspaper readers in that country… Continue Reading

FAB Conference tix on sale Monday

Hizzoner the mayor (new) John Heath stopped in Tuesday morning to chat. He was making the rounds of downtown businesses to say hello and check the pulse. A good thing. •••••• The big push for the Aug. 19 primary election begins today, Aug. 1. Some rhetorical questions about candidates and elections. To wit: • Why… Continue Reading

Notes, quotes from PH golf, training

Some leftover notes from the Black Powder Shootout golf tournament held two weeks ago at the Powder Horn. It was a terrific event with a pair of local champions, Jim Scott and Barry King. Part of the proceeds benefited the local K-Life ministries. • Some 88 two-person teams competed from all over Wyoming and the… Continue Reading

Column about Kinskey, no need to say more

I first met former Sheridan mayor Dave Kinskey within a week of arriving here three plus years ago. We met in his office at City Hall and he filled me in on the sins of The Sheridan Press, concluding the meeting with a washing-of-the-hands gesture and how he was done with us. Nowadays, we get… Continue Reading

‘Longmire Days’ coming to Buffalo

If you’ve been following the popular A&E network series, ‘Longmire,’ you’ll know that Sheriff Walt Longmire and his deputy, Vic Moretti, are in a “tight spot” these days. In fact, the whole cast of characters seems to be in one big jam. (The Notebook is an avid viewer and reader.) There are multiple story lines… Continue Reading

PH tourney raises money for SHS

Tip of the golf visor! The Powder Horn hosted the annual Sheridan High School Boosters golf tournament Sunday. More than 30 teams teed it up for the blue-and-gold — the field rich in alumni, coaches, current students, friends and many more. The hospitality of the event was led by SHS alum, ‘Scotty’ Scott, Class of… Continue Reading

One for the books: another great rodeo

That big gasp of air heard Monday morning — whewwwww! A dose of relief. It sure seemed quiet around downtown among the early morning coffee drinkers. Rodeo Week is over for another year. Another successful rodeo and related events — parade, powwow, street dance and everything in between — is in the books. Many have… Continue Reading

Editorial vexes Rios; C&K and ‘Longmire’

City Council member Jesus Rios stopped by Thursday morning and complained about Wednesday’s editorial, calling it a “hit piece.” (Given my dotage, I hope I didn’t misunderstand his verbal judgement.) The opinion was a handicapping of council members who would be considered for the top spot in the city. The election, held among themselves, was… Continue Reading

Box book signing; Farmers Market today

See you at the parade! Welcome rodeo fans and visitors!   ••••••   Today’s the Farmers Market kickoff, beginning at 5 p.m. at Grinnell Plaza. Bonnie Gregory, the manager, sends along a note that various produce, meats, honey/jams/jellies, baked goods and all kinds of handmade items. Plus, live music from the Celtic Sage Irish Band… Continue Reading

Rodeo magazine ‘hot’; restaurant forthcoming

Welcome, rodeo fans, summer visitors! We’re glad you’re here.   ••••••   From the Bragging-On-The-Staff, file……. Good, interesting features and articles to read. Useful, local marketing information attractively presented. Compelling photography. Calendars. The whole magilla. The Sheridan Wyo Rodeo magazine came out last Thursday and it’s hot. We’ve distributed more than 12,000 copies already to… Continue Reading

Cowboy Café: darn good pie

Welcome Sheridan WYO Rodeo fans! We’re glad you’re here.   ••••••   One of the best words ever. One of the best breakfasts — pie and coffee. A particular, maybe peculiar, nod to southern heritage. Life is just simply better after a good piece of pie. There’s more clarity in thought, the spirit is lifted.… Continue Reading

Celebrate America!

The Democracy Index, which is published annually by The Economist, analyzes 167 independent countries in the world to show the status of worldwide democracy. Of those 167 democracies, 166 are sovereign states and 165 are members of the United Nations. Five primary criteria are used to determine the most democratic of global nations: electoral process… Continue Reading

SC rodeo team earns recognition

Tis the rodeo season…… One more dose of recognition for the Sheridan College Rodeo Team that had its best-ever finish in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper in June. The SC team finished fourth in the nation, competing against 60 schools, many of them four-year institutions. Taygen Schuelke’s two top-five finishes in saddle bronc… Continue Reading

Pass the syrup, please: 40 years of pancakes

Dr. Rod Bisbee dropped by The Sheridan Press one day last week, pancake breakfast tickets handy, and we bought ours. The Sheridan Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast, which Dr. Bisbee and Charles Simon started 40 years ago, is a community staple in “rodeo week” with more than 2,100 served annually in downtown Sheridan. Dr. Bisbee says… Continue Reading

Tourist and runner salutes race, city

Part of the current issue of The Log, the official publication of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, is a nifty story about its new director, John Woodward. We met in early May as he was getting his feet wet at “our” museum, a good one. He’s here in Sheridan via a small museum… Continue Reading

Celebrate sausage Friday at Legerski’s

From the This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file….. Tomorrow, Jimmy Legerski celebrates almost a year in business with a Customer Appreciation Open House at Legerski Sausage Co. It’s certainly a home-grown, family-owned, Sheridan-driven small business with a growing fan base amidst its award-winning food. He’ll have free sausage sliders beginning at 3 p.m. There will be prize giveaways, discounts… Continue Reading

‘Horseman’ features; Hoffman celebration

Next month, the life and times of Bruce Hoffman will be celebrated at Sheridan College. Most know coach Hoffman served 35 years as the Generals basketball coach and then another 15 years as an SC trustee. His commitment to the college and to the Sheridan community is extraordinary. Hoffman’s 651 wins remain in the top… Continue Reading

SC success shared; Little League at 75

A “thank you” note is always appreciated. This one via Debi Isakson, the coordinator of the Sheridan College Foundation and community engagement, and Steve Smiley, the SC athletic director. Last month, SC held their annual fundraiser golf tournament at the Powder Horn — the fourth year for the tournament — and it was a huge… Continue Reading

‘Latte’ honors via Starbucks

Starbucks announced this week the company will pick up the tab for online degree programs for its baristas and staff. Said one wiseacre pundit: “When they graduate with honors, they’ll be recognized as “Summa Cum Latte.” •••••• We’re putting the final touches on the 2014 Sheridan WYO Rodeo magazine. It’s part of the Press’ Destination… Continue Reading

Relay for Life Friday at Kendrick

All that purple around town. It’s all very meaningful — the love and respect for those who have had cancers, have survived them and those who have not. It’s also about their caregivers. Cancer is never a “me” business — there’s always a team involved, often just one. Most often, a spouse. It’s the Relay… Continue Reading

Maine, Red Sox: People talk ‘funny’

Sometimes, you just can’t beat being a tourist. Susan, Ryann and I have recently returned from a trip to Great Diamond Island, Maine, and a side trip to Boston, firsts on both accounts. Older brother Paul, a CPA and tax law expert/consultant, and his lovely spouse, Linda, have a home on the island, accessible by… Continue Reading

Historic tours, ‘Artscapes’ features

If you’re interested in local history, there’s an opportunity this weekend for tours of historic buildings The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will partner with the Ucross Foundation and will give visitors a chance to tour historic buildings in rural Sheridan and Johnson counties Saturday, June 7. It begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3… Continue Reading

Bohl, Cowboy Joe golf comes to PH

The kickoff isn’t until Aug. 30, yet the vibe at the annual Cowboy Joe Club Golf Series tournament Saturday was optimistic. (Read: we’ve got a winner of a football coach.) New Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl made an effort to meet and greet each golfer who had signed up to play at The Powder… Continue Reading

Piney Creek tour; ‘Longmire’ anew

Come Saturday, June 7, The Alliance for Historic Wyoming, in partnership with the Ucross Foundation, will host a workshop and tour of the historic buildings beginning at 10 a.m. Interested people should meet at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. The “Unbarred” tour of the area will be a self-guided driving and walking tour running… Continue Reading

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