Author Archives: Hannah Sheely

Sheridan Rotary fundraiser to feature dueling piano act

Sheridan Rotary fundraiser to feature dueling piano act

SHERIDAN — You name it, they play it.  That’s the basic premise behind a night of entertainment with the Dueling Duo, a lively musical act to be featured at Sheridan Rotary’s fundraiser Jan. 27. The Dueling Duo calls itself the “World’s Largest Pair” since it’s actually a threesome — Ryno Merriam and Andy Gibson on… Continue Reading

No hoop skirts or swords, please

No hoop skirts or swords, please

SHERIDAN — When German composer George Frideric Handel premiered “Messiah” in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland, a polite plea went out to those planning to attend: men, please remove your swords, and ladies please leave your hoop skirts at home. Eliminating these bulky accessories enabled the largest crowd possible to enjoy what has become one of… Continue Reading

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

Veterans bare bodies, souls, memories

SHERIDAN — His worst-case scenario was not the grenades that rained on his convoy on Haifa Street in Baghdad, one of the deadliest streets in the world in 2004. It was not the shrapnel in his neck or puking up everything he ate because he had an undiagnosed traumatic brain injury after the attack. It… Continue Reading

Painting without a plan

Painting without a plan

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This class was cancelled after this story went to print.    SHERIDAN — As an artist, his “Hallelujah!” moment came when he least expected it. Len Gross was attending a five-day workshop in Jackson, Wyoming. He had been trained in art and knew all about value, composition and how to visualize his end… Continue Reading

Should public lands stay in public hands?

Should public lands stay in public hands?

SHERIDAN — For years, lawmakers have debated who should own public lands and how they should be managed. The issue has become a primary focus in the race for House District 30 between Republican incumbent Mark Jennings and Democratic challenger Val Burgess. On the national level, the official 2016 Democratic and Republican party platforms bookend… Continue Reading

Policing Sheridan: Knowing the whole story key to community, law enforcement relations

Policing Sheridan: Knowing the whole story key to community, law enforcement relations

SHERIDAN — Headlines about officer-involved shootings have become commonplace. Michael Brown, Keith Scott, Charlotte and Ferguson are words often associated with racism and brutality. Americans have taken to the streets to protest the perceived corruption — or to social media where criticisms and hashtags fly like bullets across a chasm that seems to grow wider… Continue Reading

Column: Cut the cord and let Greece go

Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors. This would add another boulder to a mountain of… Continue Reading

Column: Giving words to our prayers

By Phil Wold In our worship this past week, many of our congregations turned to Psalm 130. I think we could all do well to know the opening line of this Psalm by heart. “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice!” So very often we find ourselves in… Continue Reading

Reports June 4, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 6:55 a.m. Fuel spill, 1242 East Brundage Lane, 11:34 a.m. Service call, 547 E. Burkitt St., 3:19 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 2175 Sugarland Drive, 7:29 p.m. Activated fire alarm, 1789 N. Main St., 8:19 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday Medical, 2300 block Shirley Cove,… Continue Reading

Cowboy Joe golf raises $$$ for UW

  A ton of money was raised Saturday for University of Wyoming athletics at the 17th annual Michael Phillips Memorial Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn. After a week of heavy rains and flooding, brilliantly blue spring Wyoming skies greeted the 30-plus team field. It was presented by Ford, Throne Law Office, Emit… Continue Reading

Road trip rain; ‘Destination’ a hit

Welcome visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• The Notebook was “on the road,” as per Willie’s paean to travel and friendships, for the last two weeks. The constant companions: rain and the weather forecasters. Texas. Oklahoma. Colorado. Wyoming. Everywhere, threatening weather, soaking rainstorms, tornadoes and advice from Oklahoma City meteorologists: “Get to your safe place… Continue Reading

A history of exploration

A history of exploration

Sheridan, Dayton and Clearmont are certainly not large cities or towns. But they are big enough that each day is still filled with jobs, people, hustle, noise and bustle. They are big enough that a flower by the sidewalk often goes unnoticed and the song of a bird gets swallowed up in the sound of… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run

Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run

There’s a reason the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run is one of the summer’s most popular events in Sheridan County. It’s all in the name. Ultrarunning has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. According to UltraRunning Magazine, the number of races in the U.S. and Canada jumped from 293 in 2004 to… Continue Reading

Town of Story

Town of Story

Tucked below the Bighorn Mountains in thick pines, Story is shady and cool in the summer and fairy-tale white and snowy in the winter, offering a quick getaway from Sheridan or a weekend adventure for anyone looking for a quiet escape. The unincorporated community lies approximately 20 miles south of Sheridan on State Highway 87.… Continue Reading

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

DAYTON — Many emotions surfaced at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Tongue River High School. There were tears at the closing of a chapter of life and hope for everything to come in the future. As the graduates lined up and “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play, moms and dads across the gymnasium looked at their… Continue Reading

You want hypotheticals? Here’s one.

By Charles Krauthammer Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s… Continue Reading

Becoming partners

SHERIDAN — High school students often work a few part-time jobs in their teens, just beginning to scratch the surface of possible careers — or not, depending on what the jobs were — but things went a little differently for Sheridan High School senior Tate Williamson. At 18, he is already a part-owner in the… Continue Reading

Meet the Arvada-Clearmont seniors

By KayLee stidham Arvada-Clearmont High School CLEARMONT — The small class of 2015 for Sheridan County School District 3 will graduate seven seniors on to the next phase of their lives. In the April 24 edition of The Sheridan Press, we highlighted Hannah Rockafellow, Karina Svalina and Dylan Collins for their accomplishments in their school… Continue Reading

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.” — President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address     SHERIDAN — Death — the… Continue Reading

History alive and well

History alive and well

Though it may seem like a forgotten place with solemn headstones and occasional flower bouquets left by loved ones, the cemetery in Sheridan is full of thousands of vibrant stories about thousands of real people that reflect not only the city’s history but what it is today. “Progress wasn’t of a monetary value,” Sheridan High… Continue Reading

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