Category Archives: Publisher’s Notebook

‘Moment in time,’ Connor diorama

News! Longtime community activist and builder of a greater Sheridan, Mark Kinner, made two announcements Thursday. • He is retiring from First Interstate Bank after 40 years, 30 of those years in Sheridan. He is the market president of FIB. • He also announced he’s a candidate for the House 29 seat vacated by the… Continue Reading

Bighorn Design has new owners

A Main Street retail staple, Bighorn Design, is changing hands. Joan and Steve Jacobson have sold the business to PJ Treide and Ellen Treide of Sheridan. Joan Jacobson told me Wednesday while I was picking up a couple of shirts how they will stay on a couple of months to ease the transition before enjoying… Continue Reading

‘City on the Rise’, FAB, Brinton Show

If someone asks: “what’s going on?” in Sheridan, here’s a statistic: $70 million in the last 12 months has been invested locally. Imagine what the community will look like in five years. It is impressive. The Whitney Center for the Performing Arts at Sheridan College The Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center The Brinton Museum… Continue Reading

Citizens honored; film festival wraps

Congratulations! Five Sheridan citizens were honored by the Wyoming Business Report’s “40 Under 40” last week — 40 Wyoming citizens, under 40 years of age, who were celebrated for their entrepreneurism, enterprise and leadership. They are: Dr. David Bailey, DDS, founder, Big Horn Pediatric Dental. John Dick, director, Sheridan area, Wyoming Technology Business Center. Josh… Continue Reading

FAB Conference, WTP team rehearsal

We are a week away from the third annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference. It will feature workshops and training, personal development and education. Also, FAB Woman of the Year banquet. The particulars: It’s inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College. 11:30 a.m., check in and registration. 12:45… Continue Reading

‘People’ team rehearses; Evans at SC graduation

Sheridan High School’s We The People team will have a dress rehearsal come Monday, April 13, inside the Fulmer Public Library, Inner Circle Room. The public’s encouraged to attend. I attended the warm-up session last year and it was a stimulating evening of lively Q&A and discussion of public issues. (In my day: civics.) SHS… Continue Reading

25 years later, an autograph

25 years later, an autograph

Tomorrow, golf’s Holy Grail, The Masters, will begin. I’ve been blessed to attend three times with a media credential and would’ve gone more if the travel and lodging logistics weren’t so overwhelmingly expensive and wearisome. It’s the best golf tournament in the world; all the people who’ve gone and most of those who’ll never go,… Continue Reading

Patton recalled; Wollenman game

Sheridan’s City Council proclaimed today as Vietnam Veteran’s Remembrance Day. It’s most certainly a gesture that’s felt throughout the community. ••••• God bless John Patton. When he passed away Sunday afternoon after a long battle with pulmonary issues, the community’s shoulders seemed to slump a little. He was always an advocate for Sheridan in the… Continue Reading

Opening Day! Mariners & Dodgers

Tip of the Hat! Dana Townsend is the successful mover-and-shaker behind the recent “Bottoms Up Bash” annually. It’s a fundraiser for colon cancer awareness; she is a proud survivor, four years now. More than 160 people came to the county fairgrounds, danced to “Narrow Gauge” out of Denver, and had a good evening out for… Continue Reading

National theater honor for Campbell

Congratulations! Bill Campbell, owner of Sheridan’s Centennial Theater, will be honored by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) with the NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas later this month. Campbell is being “singled out for his unequalled dedication, commitment and service to the motion picture industry.” He will be a… Continue Reading

Box sighting, signing; ‘ghost cars,’ baseball

No foolin’. Author C.J. Box in town today to sign his latest, “Endangered.” Robbie Smith hosts the best-selling author at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery beginning at 6 p.m., 206. N. Main. Box has authored more than 20 books and in 2008, won the Edgar Award for the best mystery novel, “Blue Heaven.” He and… Continue Reading

‘We the People’ team need travel support

Another dose of ink for Sheridan High School’s “We the People” team. They are the reigning two-time Wyoming state champion and they will be in national competition April 23 at George Mason University near Washington, D.C. They could use some help with travel expenses. If you’re so inclined, give Tyson Emborg, the team’s coach, a… Continue Reading

Legerski sausage wins once again

Jimmy wins again! Jimmy Legerski of Legerski Sausage Co. of Sheridan, has for the second straight year won top recognition at the Wyoming-Colorado Meat Processing Association. The event was held earlier this week. The awards were: Reserve Grand Champion, Polish Sausage. Reserve Grand Champion, Yakwurst. If you haven’t sampled some of Jimmy’s considerable talents, it’s… Continue Reading

Great Lakes denouement; thanks to CAST

The Notebook: Hillary Free Zone this week. •••• Great Lakes Airlines, which announced its termination of air service effective at the end of this month, was on life support for quite some time. One plane a day into/out of Sheridan with nine seats isn’t what you would call “service,” nor could they, the airline, make… Continue Reading

Home and Garden Show opens today

One sure sign of spring (besides daffodils and UPS drivers in shorts): The Big Horn Homebuilders Home & Garden Show. It begins today at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center and runs through the weekend. Free admission. More than 70 exhibitors. ••••• Nobody asked me, but…… Apparently not everyone’s gotten the word that… Continue Reading

SHS wrestlers make impression; Aftanas joins PH

One of the better stories this year about Sheridan High School athletes. As usual in these types of stories, the genesis starts with a small gesture, is noticed by someone and is passed along to illustrate for the greater good. Dean Hedrick is the project manager for Hult Construction out of Casper. They’re a growing… Continue Reading

‘We the People’ team represents city, state

Sheridan High School’s ‘We the People’ team — Wyoming’s two-time defending champion — is off to Washington, D.C. for the national championship. It’ll be April 23 at George Mason University. The Tyson Enborg-coached team will compete on topics ranging from current issues to the Magna Carta and much more. They will be representing Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Good Samaritan, FAB banquets coming

The recent “turn” in the weather — all of it good — has brought out the usual devotees: shoppers on Main Street Saturday, guys in shorts, bikers, cyclists in summer dress, a convertible or two. And long lines at the local car washes. Monday afternoon, three Sheridan College students and musicians were singing enthusiastically. A… Continue Reading

Gollings purchase enriches many

One more reason Sheridan is a good place to call home. Wednesday, Whitney Benefits purchased for $3.2 million 10 Gollings paintings from Sheridan County School District 2. The foundation’s philanthropic gesture created wealth for schools and education and secured the future of the paintings that they remain on local display. They are going to be… Continue Reading

100,000 haircuts; Tacofest Saturday

Milestones! Sheridan barber Ron Charlson just recently cut his 100,000th head of hair. Imagine all of the discussions — political and otherwise — and the “problem solving” in his chair while others await a turn. Natives, newcomers, and tourists alike. 100,000. That’s a lot of haircuts. John Lundberg of Big Horn Trading Co. on Sheridan’s… Continue Reading

VOA hosts movie; try the cheesecake

Our local Volunteers of America ministry is offering a free showing of the film, “I’ll be Me,” the story of Glen Campbell’s fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. The film is Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., inside Sheridan’s WYO Theater. •••••• I see by the paper and other email transoms… • A Colorado pal writes about… Continue Reading

Original theater coming to WYO

The Wyoming Theater Festival will make its debut July 13-25 with four stage productions at the WYO Theater. DannyLee Hodnett, the theater instructor at Sheridan College, has been the guiding hand and heavy-lifter behind this endeavor which has had a gestation period of several years. Come summer, the curtain lifts. Hodnett draws inspiration not only… Continue Reading

Gollings’ Press flag; ‘Selma;’ YMCA update

The Sheridan YMCA newsletter is always a bright spot in the mail. Particularly when they provide an update to the “Give Your Heart to a Child” campaign. Sheridan-area residents have donated to the program that nurtures youth and encourages a healthy self. Pertinent stuff: • 669 donors and $185,100 pledged. • 100 percent of the… Continue Reading

Idle thinking while on I-25

Mental notes from some recent mileposts along I-25….. • Last month, The Sheridan Press received a number of awards from the Wyoming Press Association. There was a big banquet. People dressed up. There was an auction and I scored a super cool 1908 vintage Underwood typewriter that had been in the Buffalo Bulletin office. Knowing… Continue Reading

Film fest begins; local market wins

The spring edition of the Sheridan Film Festival begins tomorrow afternoon. Centennial Theater owner Bill Campbell has a lineup of terrific Oscar-nominated films for the next 10 Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Curtain: 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. On the menu: “Selma,” “Birdman,” “Foxcatcher,” “Big Eyes,” “Whiplash,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Still Alice” and others. This week’s… Continue Reading

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