Publisher’s Notebook

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

Emma, Liam lead child names

May 21, 2013

Most popular baby names in Wyoming for 2012? According to the Social Security Administration, they are: • Girls: Emma, Sophia, Madison, Elizabeth, Olivia. • Boys: Liam, Mason, Logan, William, Wyatt. How does Wyoming stack up against the rest of the U.S. in naming children in 2012. The most popular names for babies in the U.S. Read More

‘The Log’ always an interesting read

May 17, 2013

Welcome leather artisans/crafters! We’re glad you’re here in Sheridan. •••••• The Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is coming soon. It’s Sheridan’s showcase event, now in its 83rd year. It’ll be July 6-14 and the rodeo is once more a major stop on the Million Dollar Tour of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. (The rodeo itself is July 10-13 at Read More

Warehouse 201 opening Friday

May 16, 2013

Seems like there’s always something happening hereabouts when the weather warms. Last weekend, Sheridan College graduated 310. There were 1,950-plus soccer kids and their families in town, competing in the Snickers Cup at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. This weekend, it’s the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show, three days of leather artisans from all over Read More

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