Category Archives: Publisher’s Notebook

Column: ‘The Log’ always brings good reading

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… Continue Reading

Sheridan AAUW celebrates 100th

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 —… Continue Reading

Wyoming No. 6 on ‘happy’ list

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,… Continue Reading

Column: Wyoming Theater Festival in 2015

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… Continue Reading

Column: Emborg uses landmarks to illustrate government

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,… Continue Reading

Friday night lights: first ever for Rams

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… Continue Reading

Column: WYO sign returns; SC earns recognition

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… Continue Reading

Column: ‘Roosevelt’ series; illustrative photos

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… Continue Reading

‘Longmire’: the ‘reality’ of 5.6 million ‘aging’ viewers

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… Continue Reading

Column: FBI’s Rankin returns to city

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… Continue Reading

Miller, Isakson are newsmakers elsewhere

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… Continue Reading

Wyo Data, FAB conferences coming

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… Continue Reading

Indian races, farmers market

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… Continue Reading

SC’s Kooi library rededication Fri.

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… Continue Reading

Wy Big Data Conference coming

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… Continue Reading

Go ahead, take the tour: T-R Campus Center

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… Continue Reading

Steak, SC special; FAB, Prosinski

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… Continue Reading

Simpson brothers encore at SC

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… Continue Reading

Chuck wagons make Heritage Days memorable

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… Continue Reading

Bateson, Ligocki open PT office today

Today, a new physical therapy office opens with a couple of familiar names and faces. Kara Bateson and Katie Ligocki have opened up their own practice, CORE Physical Therapy at 51 E. First downtown Sheridan. They will offer physical therapy, post-surgery therapy, exercise equipment, sports medicine and other features, including an outpatient orthopedic clinic.… Continue Reading

Sheridan football kickoff is tonight

Are you ready for some football? Tonight: Sheridan High School hosts Laramie at 6 p.m. at Homer Scott Field. Go Broncs! •••••• “Last weekend of summer” hereabouts a busy one: • Don King Days at the Big Horn Equestrian Center Sunday and Monday. Polo. Steer roping. Bronc riding. Since 1989, the weekend has been celebrating’s… Continue Reading

Chuck wagon cooking coming Saturday in BH

Farmers Market tonight! 5 p.m. Downtown Sheridan.   ••••••   Big Horn Heritage Days is this weekend. Live music, activities, art, wagon rides and such. Why, there’s even a chuck wagon cooking competition, sanctioned by the American Chuck Wagon Cooking Association. The Big Horn Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile are putting the event on,… Continue Reading

Chuck wagon cooking coming Saturday in BH

Farmers Market tonight! 5 p.m. Downtown Sheridan. •••••• Big Horn Heritage Days is this weekend. Live music, activities, art, wagon rides and such. Why, there’s even a chuck wagon cooking competition, sanctioned by the American Chuck Wagon Cooking Association. The Big Horn Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile are putting the event on, right there… Continue Reading

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