Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

FAB just around the corner

For the last few years, the Sheridan Press has organized a conference for, about and by women. This year’s FAB Conference will take place April 28 at Sheridan College and I’m excited to gather again with some of the amazing people we have in this community. As the committee gathers to nail down session topics,… Continue Reading

Training grounds: First run, thinking ahead

Week six. With 11 training sessions under my belt, I’ve started thinking a lot about what happens when my time training with Caryn Moxey at PURENERGY ends.  My fear is that with the myriad things that take time out of my days, I’ll fall back off the wagon. What a waste that would be! Moxey… Continue Reading

WTBC kicks off business contest

WTBC kicks off business contest

SHERIDAN — If you had the time, money and resources to start a new business, what would it be? That’s a question John Dick hopes many people will be asking themselves over the next couple of weeks. He especially hopes to give those individuals a nudge who have been tinkering with their idea in a… Continue Reading

Remember the good side of the season

Weather seems to be all folks talk about lately. Well, politics will likely remain at the top of the talking points list for awhile, but weather is a safer topic to tackle. So, while many skulk around the county cursing the snow either under their breath or at the top of their lungs for all… Continue Reading

Column: Disney, dreams and a remembered childhood

Most millennials grew up with Disney, and I was no different. I’ve seen many Disney movies and I even had “The Little Mermaid” sheets, blankets and window curtains.  I know that Disney is not immune from criticism. Some say the movies are historically inaccurate, the portrayals of heroic characters are unrealistic (too thin, inevitably beautiful,… Continue Reading

Navigating tricky situations

We all find ourselves in sticky situations from time to time. Maybe you know something you shouldn’t or someone asks you for help with something and you aren’t quite sure how to handle it. Other times, the situation could be that you’re a manager and you have to discipline your staff or you’re a daughter,… Continue Reading

Find the fire through the hokey

Find the fire through the hokey

Conventions bring out the awkward in everybody. They tend to focus on schmoozing and back-patting rather than productive feedback and critique. It doesn’t matter what kind of convention it is. Government agencies, high school leadership courses, etc. can all exude their own amount of hokey. You know what I’m talking about. But, sometimes, you attend… Continue Reading

Training grounds: 3 down, 18 to go

At about 6:15 a.m. today (Monday), I finished my third workout with Caryn Moxey from PURENERGY Fitness in Sheridan.  My muscles are tired and sore, but in a good way. I’ve already had a few embarrassing moments. I already feel better. First let’s talk embarrassment. Caryn and I have been meeting at about 5:30 a.m.… Continue Reading

Marching for recognition, solidarity

On Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people will march through our nation’s capitol. The Women’s March on Washington, D.C., started with a Facebook page, and once again showing the power of social media, the idea grew into a movement.  The idea from the start has been to challenge… Continue Reading

Training grounds: No more excuses

When I attended Northwestern University I competed in Division I sports. Hard to believe now, but I could exercise and train with the best of them.  When I stopped competing my senior year, I started running. I ran several miles each day nearly every day of the week. I loved it. I understood the meaning… Continue Reading

Column: Are you ready?

On Tuesday, the 64th Wyoming Legislature will convene for the 2017 session.  A lot is on the line. Budget issues have been discussed alongside voting rights for convicted felons, the transfer of federal public lands to the state and license plates sporting images of Yellowstone National Park. From what seems like a big deal to… Continue Reading

Column: Traits to admire

Working day to day, I find it easy to get wrapped up in my own little world. Come to work, report the news, ensure the paper gets published, do homework, sleep, etc. The best part of each new year, though, comes with the opportunity for reflection offered in nearly every conversation and article, movie or… Continue Reading

Businesses more than somewhere to buy, sell

Caution: This column will sound like an advertisement and comes stocked full of love for our community businesses. Throughout the holiday shopping season, I spent a lot of time in downtown shops. I looked for ideas; I purchased gifts large and small. Mostly, though, I marveled at the spirit and joy shown by the shop… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 23, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Marion Court, 3:30 a.m. • Oven fire, 2000 block Coffeen Avenue, 7:33 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block East Brundage Street, 4:17 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Structure fire, 2047 Coffeen Avenue, 7:32 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Medical, West Fifth Street,… Continue Reading

Economic development isn’t what you think

Economic development isn’t what you think

SHERIDAN — Economic development doesn’t mean what you think it means. The concept doesn’t just revolve around quick upticks in jobs and economic activity. Economic development actually focuses on long-term sustained growth that requires a dedicated effort by communities.  At least that’s the message the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce delivered at its monthly luncheon… Continue Reading

Best to stay indoors

I’m all for adventure. I’ve said it before; I’ll likely say it again. But, with the weather forecast for the weekend, all signs point to staying indoors. I wrapped up the fall semester for graduate school this week and look forward to the first weekend without homework in a long time.  The problem, of course,… Continue Reading

Fake news? There’s a solution

How do you define fake news? It seems pretty straight forward, but somehow there seems to be some disagreement on the definition. The concept of fake news has taken on a whole new level with the incident inside a Washington pizza shop involving a gunman and a speech from Hillary Clinton this week.  So what… Continue Reading

Worthwhile traditions

Thanksgiving topped the list of holidays in my family growing up. We always gathered for food and football, mindless television, board games and other fun. The November holiday comes with volume — too much food, too much wine, too much noise. At times, even, there seems to be way too much family. While that holiday… Continue Reading

Lessons from the road

More than a week ago, my husband and I started on an adventure across the country.  In August, my grandmother died. My family opted for a small family ceremony to celebrate her life. So, eight of us gathered on the coast at Cannon Beach, Ore., for a few days. It would have been easy to… Continue Reading

In search of adventure

Adventure is out there, at least according to the characters in the beloved Pixar film “Up.” I hope you’re willing to go find it. While hunters may be cursing the 60-degree weather the Sheridan area has enjoyed over the last few weeks, others have been reveling in the opportunity to pull one or two more… Continue Reading

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

SHERIDAN — Many like to claim they know more about beer than anyone else, but few actually have the certification to prove it. Nick Munford, though, recently completed a certification indicating that he’s completed an official Beer Server Exam, the first step in becoming a cicerone. According to a cicerone certification program, the title designates… Continue Reading

More ways than one

In more ways than one — as I’ve professed many times — I’m a geek. I love to read. I love to learn. I am curious, ask too many questions and often annoy friends and loved ones with policy discussions they likely would rather pass on to discuss more light-hearted topics. Election Day, therefore, resembles… Continue Reading

Election results 2016

Election results 2016

SHERIDAN — Election results for the 2016 General Election are coming in.  Here are the results with 29 precincts reporting but with absentee ballots:   Senate District 22 Dave Kinskey — 3,745   House District 29 Mark Kinner (R) — 3,073 Sandra Kingsley (D) — 888   House District 30 Mark Jennings (R) — 2,952 Val Burgess… Continue Reading

Column: Stress of technology

I’m one of those crazy millennials. My cellphone rarely leaves my side. I spend most of my day in front of a computer screen and, well, I’m young. I know my way around technology pretty well. That doesn’t mean I know how it works, but I can figure out how to fix basic issues and… Continue Reading

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