Publisher’s Notebook

Third Thursday; rodeo dancers

July 17, 2013

Just when there’s a dose of withdrawal from Rodeo Week… Along comes the second Third Thursday Street Festival tomorrow night. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with live music, exhibits, booths and our farmers market kicks off as well on Grinnell Street, in front of The Sheridan Press. Sponsors: Bank of the West, Ed Hammer Read More

WWII vet says ‘Thanks Sheridan’

July 16, 2013

We get letters. This one is special. When Ira Comstock was 18, he and his fellow soldiers on a troop train stopped in Sheridan in 1943. He writes: “I would appreciate if you would pass along my long overdue thanks.” To the people of Sheridan: In August of 1943, I was on a troop train Read More

Enjoy the Rodeo!

July 12, 2013

Welcome visitors! •••••• From the This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file…. • There was discussion the other day about “sweat equity,” hard work to make something meaningful. One only has to look out the front door of The Sheridan Press to notice Steve Kuzara’s renovation of an old empty warehouse, now an attractive restaurant, Warehouse 201. It’s quite nice Read More

Art reception at Sagebrush; Rodeo Week!

July 11, 2013

Welcome visitors! We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. •••••• Tonight, Jody Sauers and the good crew at the Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a reception (4 to 6 p.m.) featuring, “American Indian Art Show and Sale.” Gallery hours – during Rodeo Week – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s located at 201 E. Fifth Street; Read More

Rodeo Week!, Warnke diorama

July 10, 2013

It’s Rodeo Week! Have fun and check the Press in print and online for activities and schedules. Welcome, visitors. We’re glad you’re here. •••••• Say you’ve got a hot fudge sundae from the good folks at our local Dairy Queen… You’ve got the ice cream, the hot fudge, the whipped cream, the nuts. There’s something Read More

Brinton Museum ideal spot to take visitors

July 9, 2013

If you think of it….or, set aside time for yourself, or further still, consider it as an ideal spot to take visiting family and friends…….. The Brinton Museum in Big Horn has a current showing of pioneer Taos artist, Ila McAfee (1897-1995). Thanks to Patty and Jerry Sheldon of Sheridan who nurtured this show for Read More

Celebrate America!

July 3, 2013

The Democracy Index, which is published annually by The Economist, analyzes 165 independent countries in the world to show the status of worldwide democracy. Five criteria are used to determine the most democratic of global nations: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation by the country’s citizens and political culture. Read More

Rodeo magazine; Gettysburg oratory

July 2, 2013

Free concert tonight! Taesub Kim will be playing The Brinton Museum Steinway. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Associate curator Barbara Schuster says to bring a lawn chair, or blanker and to “come enjoy this talented young man’s gift of music to all of us.” The Brinton Museum is located in Big Horn on 239 Read More

Late in life child means laughter

June 28, 2013

Our daughter Ryann turns 21 Sunday. It’s a milestone of course, an oft-noted stepping off point for adulthood. It’s a celebration, too, as all birthdays should be celebrated. Too often they are denied to too many. She was born in North Carolina, but mostly raised and educated in Colorado. She is living with Susan and Read More

Emborg’s research; Cowboy Joe golf

June 27, 2013

Sheridan educator and Civil War historian Tyson Emborg has completed six months of research finding local veterans from that war with a Sheridan connection, burial sites in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery and other anecdotal, interesting histories. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the watershed event of that great war, is next week, July Read More

Third Thursday start, Art Jubilee and Concerts in the Park

June 20, 2013

Tonight’s the night! Sheridan’s summer kickoff – Third Thursday Street Festival — begins at 5 p.m. It’ll be on Sheridan’s Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. There will be vendors, exhibits, and live music featuring Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers and Mick Johnson. A splendid time and place to network, catch up with friends and Read More

Racers, pancakes, a farewell and tweets

June 19, 2013

The Sheridan Kiwanis Club served 600 for breakfast before the 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run last weekend. The big event drew hundreds of participants, family members and support teams to Sheridan, many of them downtown Saturday. The event attracted an international contingent with contestants from Canada, Paris, and Japan. One-hundred mile Read More

College is major economic engine

June 18, 2013

Our Sheridan College wants to expand and renovate its aging tech center. If voters say yes to a bond issue Aug. 20, work can begin on more than 52,000 square feet of new and renovated teaching facilities that will continue to create high-tech, good-paying jobs that are required by Wyoming and area employers. Founded in Read More

‘Where to Retire,’ PH a natural fit

June 14, 2013

Congrats! The Powder Horn was named one of the best master-planned communities in the U.S. in the current edition of Where to Retire magazine. Baby boomers are retiring every day by the thousands and are looking for a place to land and start anew. The magazine’s short list included the Powder Horn, which opened in Read More

Third Thursday kickoff, tall buildings and rodeo magazine

June 13, 2013

The difference between death and taxes? Death doesn’t get more complicated every year. •••••• A week from today, summer “officially” kicks off with the annual Downtown Sheridan Association’s Third Thursday Street Festival. It’s now in its fourth summer, located on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. There will be exhibits, booths, good food, live music and Read More

Onions, baseball, cheeseburgers, Esther, art

June 12, 2013

The Notebook stopped by the Shriners Monday to pick up his 10-pound bag of Vidalia Sweet Onions. (“You can eat them like apples,” so the saying goes.) There’s plenty more for sale, I’m told, if you didn’t get your order in. •••••• Tip of the Cap! Matt Overton, the starting catcher for the U. of Read More

McIntyre’s ‘The Snow Leopard’s Tale’ rich in imagery

June 11, 2013

Sheridan author and outdoors writer Tom McIntyre has a wondrous novel out, his first, “The Snow Leopard’s Tale.” It’s about Xue Bao, a snow leopard living an untamed existence on Black Mountain in Central Asia. McIntyre traveled and hunted in this area, enabling him a unique perspective on developing the book’s primary character. One critic Read More

Whitney’s Chase honored; bank robberies on horseback; rodeo

June 7, 2013

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here. •••••• “Rice is great,” so wrote comedian/author Mitch Hedberg (1968-2005), “if you re hungry and want to eat 2,000 of something.” ••••• We’re less than a month away from Sheridan’s premier community event, the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo. The Sheridan Press is a Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo corporate sponsor this year, co-sponsoring the popular Boot Read More

Notes, quotes and a memory of a tornado

June 6, 2013

“A new study,” says late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon, “found that women think men holding a guitar are more attractive, even if they’re not playing. In a related story, guys with an accordion will die alone.” •••••• I see by the paper….. Much is being written these days about the “debris ball” within a tornado. Read More

FAB Women’s Conference coming in October

June 5, 2013

Sheridan Press tidings…… • The Sheridan Press will launch the first-ever FAB Women’s Conference at Sheridan College, Oct. 4-5. (FAB: For. About. By. Women.) The Press’ managing editor, Kristen Czaban, is coordinating the event and there is also a planning committee involved as well: Elaine Henry, Wendy Smith, Susan Woody, Amy Albrecht, Rhonda Weber and Read More

Western history books resurgent

June 4, 2013

I’ve always been a fan of Old West history, particularly the stories of gunfights, the characters who settled western towns, the immigrants from all over the world who courageously left everything behind, jumping off in St. Louis and headed west. In the last few years, there’s been an uptick in western history books, not all Read More

Forward Sheridan backs SC project

May 31, 2013

Come Sunday, if you know a cancer survivor, same something nice, like: Congratulations! Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, now in its 26th year. It is a celebration for those who have survived, for those who provide inspiration for recently diagnosed patients, for those who provide caregiving, support and outreach. The National Cancer Survivors Day Read More

Indomitable spirit reflects Oklahoma tornado recovery

May 30, 2013

I spent the Memorial Day Weekend visiting with family in Oklahoma City, primarily an older brother, who is transitioning his CPA and tax law consulting practice to his oldest son and some good visits with our matriarchal figure, Ida Mae Wilson, quite lively at 105 and still living independently in OKC as well. She is Read More

Three kind words, Benghazi, TV opinion

May 23, 2013

Congratulations, graduates! •••••• The three kindest words in the English language? I love you. Of course . Next three kindest: You’ve lost weight. Sheridan Press staff member Maureen Legerski (she knows everyone in town, it seems) is in the midst of a diet and looks good. The three next kindest words — from a longtime Read More

A little humor in politics; Third Thursday coming in June

May 22, 2013

I’ve a friend, Ed Marston of Paonia, Colo., an engineer by trade and profession (Ph.D, Cornell) who for 20 years published the High Country News, an environmental newspaper that has a national and global readership. He and Betsy Marston put that into a trust for it to continue. He’s also an entrepreneur, cancer survivor, marathoner Read More