Author Archives: Kristen Czaban

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

When donations become too much

When donations become too much

SHERIDAN — Many have done it. You clean your house and find yourself tossing things aside that you don’t need anymore, haven’t touched in months or simply don’t like anymore. But, you reason, somebody else might like it or find a use for it. That giving spirit adds to Sheridan’s charm and often makes the… Continue Reading

Awards, fellowships, networking

On Tuesday night, I flew back to Sheridan after several days in Chicago. Couple of things before I get to the heart of my column.  First, being in Chicago when the Cubs won the National League pennant tops most good days I’ve had this year. The city was electric. Cubs fans were everywhere. Magic, pure… Continue Reading

The final days of campaigning

The final days of campaigning

SHERIDAN — Only nine days stand between candidates and Election Day. As individuals whose names will appear on the ballot Nov. 8 traverse the towns and cities of Wyoming, one thing sets them apart from those seeking office other places. They do much of the work on their own. No entourages follow them from door… Continue Reading

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Culture The total population of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives is just 0.9 percent of the U.S. population.  The number of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives in combination with other races is just 1.7 percent of the population. Yet in recent years — and aided… Continue Reading

Contradictions and statistics

Every once in awhile, one of us here at The Sheridan Press receives a phone call or an email that includes comments lamenting the state of news today. The feedback typically includes a wish that the news media — The Sheridan Press included — would cover more “good” news. We try to include a broad… Continue Reading

DEQ mitigates downtown orphan site

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality worked to clean up a groundwater contamination near Sheridan’s downtown, officials said the public had little cause for concern. DEQ officials said this week that the work that occurred near the corner of Main and Dow streets included the mitigation of the presence of a chemical… Continue Reading

Man killed in home intrusion

Man killed in home intrusion

SHERIDAN – A Sheridan man was killed in what law enforcement officials are calling a home intrusion case early Sunday morning. Sheridan Police Department officials said 39-year-old Terry Tate Twomey was shot and killed after entering a home without permission from its owners. The incident occurred at a home on the corner of Spaulding and… Continue Reading

Column: Inspiration to be better

Everyone can use a dose of inspiration now and then. It’s evident if you scroll through anyone’s Facebook newsfeed. Pretty images with inspiring words often fill those feeds. Sometimes, pretty words with an uplifting message can give us that extra boost that we need. If we’re sad, we look for sayings like, “You can’t have… Continue Reading

Earth Sciences Week set for Oct. 11-13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host Earth Sciences Week with several activities and programs for children and adults Oct. 11-13. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., a fossil dig will take place in the children’s library. Educator Russel Hawley of the Tate Geological Museum in Casper will give a “T-Rex Discovered” presentation… Continue Reading

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

SHERIDAN — While Katie Medill’s profession includes teaching, she said she especially loves learning. “I love people,” Medill said. “I enjoy working with and learning from adults and kids alike. I like taking part in making Sheridan an even better and safer place for kids to grow up.” Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Medill, 32,… Continue Reading

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

SHERIDAN — Travis Fack’s day job is working for the Bighorn National Forest. But if you know Fack, his skill set is as varied as the hobbies you’ll find him pursuing. Fack works in special uses, which means he works with private improvements on national forest lands. For example, he works with resorts, ski resorts,… Continue Reading

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

SHERIDAN — You’ve likely seen Jenae Neeson’s work all around Sheridan. Her name isn’t on it but her style can be seen all over town. The 40-year-old has designed a number of marketing campaigns in the area including work for Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Mint Bar, Fly Sheridan, Sheridan Community Land Trust, The Brinton Museum,… Continue Reading

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

SHERIDAN — While Shawn Parker has only lived in Sheridan full-time for a little more than one year, he’s already made his mark. The 33-year-old has been a force when it comes to marketing Sheridan as the go-to destination in the Rocky Mountain West. He works as the executive director of Sheridan Travel & Tourism.… Continue Reading

Hodnett building a theater economy

Hodnett building a theater economy

SHERIDAN — If you get involved in theater in Sheridan, you’re likely to run into DannyLee Hodnett. His passion for the art becomes apparent within just a few minutes into conversations with the 38-year-old. The self-described “determined bald dude” works as theater faculty at Sheridan College and is the producing artistic director of the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

SHERIDAN — If you’re going to lead the Sheridan County 4-H, you better to be ready for work. As anyone involved in agriculture can tell you, it isn’t an easy job. Luckily, Liz Shaffer is up for the task. The 24-year-old moved to Sheridan more than two years ago to work as the University of… Continue Reading

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