Publisher’s Notebook

Bill Sniffin book signing in Sheridan and Ucross news

May 15, 2013

Wyoming author Bill Sniffin will be in Sheridan Thursday signing copies of his book, “Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders” at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The event begins at 4 p.m. Robbie Smith tells me the book is selling well and it’s just in time for the visitor season hereabouts. The book also features the Read More

AP Stylebook reflects changes

May 14, 2013

Many years ago, the Notebook earned a living as a copy editor and the “three little words” were not I love you, but rather, “look it up.” This coming from one of those gruff, picky-picky-picky editor-types in large newsrooms. The Stylebook was almost a constant companion. The 2013 Associated Press Stylebook is coming out soon Read More

STT marketing efforts take flight

May 10, 2013

Shawn Buckley loves to talk tourism in Sheridan. For good reason. He’s the new director at Sheridan Tourism and Travel and has lit a considerable fire under an organization that was already blessed with deep roots, a good reputation and established infrastructure. At heart, he’s a marketer with experience with a national outdoor equipment company, Read More

Mulholland honored by Sheridan College; CHAPS scholarships

May 8, 2013

Tomorrow, Ryan Mulholland will be honored at a reception, celebrating his award of the 2012-2013 Sheridan College Distinguished Alumni honor. The reception, sponsored by the Sheridan College Foundation, will be at the college’s Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. starting at 5:30 p.m. He is a graduate of SC and founded Ptolemy Data Systems Read More

Celebrate humanity during National Nurses Week

May 7, 2013

It’s National Nurses Week. Let’s celebrate nursing. Two stories about nurses. • In November, 1969, I was en route back to Marshall, Texas, eastbound on Interstate 20, having just called in my basketball game story to the sports desk of the News-Messenger. (For the youngsters out there, this was before laptops and wireless Internet connections Read More

CHAPS event; Third Thursday

May 3, 2013

One more dose of ink for a good cause…… Come Saturday, it’s “Day at the Derby,” a fundraiser for the CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy Center. There will be auctions, raffles, Kentucky Derby type food (the races will be broadcast), lovely ladies in hats, a master of ceremonies (Roger St. Clair) and much more. The CHAPS Read More

Young filmmaker, onion sale, golf

May 2, 2013

Quote of the Day “The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling.” — Paula Poundstone, comedian •••••• I see by the multi-media…….. Cassidy Belus, Sheridan High School graduate and rising junior at the U. of Montana, is featured in a film. This Read More

Cowboy Joe meet and greet; Destination Sheridan to the printers

May 1, 2013

May? Already? •••••• Tonight, the U. of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club will host its annual Wyoming Athletics Reception. The particulars: • 5:30 to 7 p.m. • Holiday Inn Convention Center • “Meet & Greet” UW guests: Cowboys men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt; women’s basketball coach Joe Legerski, wrestling coach Mark Branch. And other members of Read More

CHAPS ‘Derby’ event Saturday

April 30, 2013

Mint Julep Alert….. Come Saturday, the Black Tooth Brewing Company will be decked from top out, “A Day at the Derby.” It’s a benefit for the CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy with live, televised thoroughbred racing from Churchill Downs, Kentucky, including the main event, the Kentucky Derby. Food, drink, auctions and a hat contest for the Read More

‘Sweet Caroline’ helps Boston mend

April 23, 2013

A former colleague, who now lives in Watertown, Mass., emails: “So. How was your weekend?” •••••• Would believe that everyone is in agreement on how well the bombing standoff ended, the swift, professional response of Massachusetts police and other first responders. It was tragic that four young citizens had their lives taken in this madness. Read More

Y programs engage for community good

April 19, 2013

The Notebook’s in receipt of a good letter from Jay McGinnis, executive director of our YMCA, aka The Y. The Y is good about keeping its members informed and sending the little “thank you” notes which supporters appreciate. Membership is up three percent this year — almost 5,900 people are involved. That’s about one in Read More

Wild/Scenic film; Sagebrush art reception

April 16, 2013

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival — A Climate of Change will be Wednesday at the Centennial Theater. Showtimes: 4:30 p,.m. and 7:15. There will be raffles and other giveaways and other goodies. Proceeds benefit the Powder River Basin Resource Council, sponsor of the festival. Other co-sponsors include: Killy’s Smokehouse Deli, Foot of the Bighorns, Read More

The motto for this protest — Soup is on!

April 10, 2013

When authorities got wind of a demonstration planned for Monday outside the Food and Drug Administration’s offices in College Park, Md., they fortified their defenses. A motorcycle and nine police vans, ominously marked “Homeland Security,” parked in front of the FDA building, and uniformed officers fanned out across the entrance, where they waited. And waited. Read More

Chamber celebrates 100th year

Dixie Johnson, the executive director of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, stopped in last week. Dixie’s commitment to the Chamber and its membership is always evident; she’s able to light up a room and engage the member meaningfully. Dixie’s a native of Sheridan, went away for awhile, tending to a career and family and Read More

Lincoln at library; Cookbooks off to fast start

April 5, 2013

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a special presentation and program, will begin Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. For a schedule/info: 675-8585; or,

Baseball and books

April 3, 2013

Play ball! •••••• Major league baseball is underway for Ryan Little’s Los Angeles Dodgers, Dale Hall’s St. Louis Cardinals, Dan Overton’s Detroit Tigers, Bill Rohrbaugh’s Los Angeles Dodgers and my Texas Rangers.Fearless prediction: Tigers and the Washington National’s in this year’s World Series. ••••••

LW in town; C.J. Box coming

March 22, 2013

A pirate stepped out onto the promenade. He was a dandy, adorned in colorful clothing and many jewels hanging from his ear lobe. “How much was all that?” a citizen asked about the dangling baubles. “About a buck an ear.”

Concert coming to honor Avery

March 21, 2013

‘Tis the season, tax season… • “I contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket, and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”— Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British prime minister

Food Group wingding is a winner

March 19, 2013

Marriage, defined: A relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband. ••••••

Destination Sheridan: in 1941, and now

March 15, 2013

The 2013 spring edition of Destination Sheridan magazine will be published in May. It’s the slick, glossy magazine that celebrates Sheridan lifestyles, welcomes tourists and is distributed throughout visitor centers in four states, hospitality centers, lodging, restaurants and in racks. Subscribers get the magazine as well. Mayor Dave Kinskey dropped off a copy of a Read More

Food Group fundraiser Friday

March 14, 2013

Life’s mysteries: Why is it the first pull on the cord for drapes and curtains is always the wrong one? •••••• The Food Group — community feeding children — will have a fundraiser at the Sheridan College Golden Dome on Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Powder Horn No. 1 says GolfWeek

March 13, 2013

Fighting clichés is like beating a dead a horse. Only time will tell. •••••• Congrats!

Food Group concert coming

March 12, 2013

Tip of the Hat! To the Big Horn Homebuilders Association. Once more, their big spring show held over the weekend at the Holiday Inn Conference Center drew thousands. Plenty of people stopped by The Sheridan Press’ booth, and thanks for doing so. We sold a slew of subscriptions, both in print and online, and gave Read More

Warnke dioramas enliven museums

March 6, 2013

Sheridan resident Tom Warnke takes the term “history buff” to an altogether different level. A diorama builder for more than 25 years, Warnke dedicated his latest last month, the Apacheland Movie Ranch in Apache Junction, Ariz., at the Superstition Mountain Museum.

State champs and UW baseball

March 5, 2013

Congratulations! To coach Dianne Moser and the 2A state champion Tongue River Eagles girls basketball team. They capped an undefeated season – 28 and oh – by defeating Thermopolis, 41-30, in the state title game Saturday in Casper. It is coach Moser’s eighth state championship title.Cue the music (Queen’s, ‘We are the champions’)….. ••••• The Read More