Author Archives: Steve Woody

McIntyre book; ‘Auntie’ passes

McIntyre book;  ‘Auntie’ passes

Sheridan author Tom McIntyre has spent parts of 40 years in Africa. His first story appearing in print in 1975. “It’s taken a lifetime to absorb Africa,” he says. His new book, “Augusts in Africa: Safaris Into the Twilight,” is a collection of essays, all of them quite personal. It’s good. McIntyre, who is also… Continue Reading

Chamber Stroll; Brinton ‘Dimensions’

Tonight is the night! The holiday stroll in downtown Sheridan, beginning at 4 p.m. Thousands of “Chamber Bucks” will be given away.  Tomorrow, it’s Small Business Saturday. Shop Sheridan!   ••••••   Must say, Aretha Franklin won the “time of possession” award for Thursday’s National Anthem before the Minnesota-Detroit game. Said one smart aleck, when… Continue Reading

Gollings program coming next week

Thanks for reading today’s Sheridan Press, our Thanksgiving/Black Friday edition. It’s the largest newspaper we published this year based on page count, distribution, special sections, “wraps” and marketing inserts. Enjoy!   ••••••   Certainly worth the time…… Tyson Emborg will present a lecture on the life and times of E. William Gollings come Nov. 30… Continue Reading

Goodfellow fund; biggest Press of year

‘Tis the season. The annual Goodfellow Fund is off and running. It’s sponsored by The Sheridan Press and dates to 1958. Over the years, some $300,000 has been raised for Salvation Army ministries – namely food, clothing and toys during the Christmas season. John Rotellini and Becky Martini, office manager for the Press, are the… Continue Reading

Treide’s company leads fastest growing list

Number one fastest growing company in Wyoming? It’s right down the street. Bighorn Design Studio is atop the list that was published in this week’s Wyoming Business Report. Two other Sheridan companies, Kennon Products, Inc., a company that manufactures high-tech protection for aviation, healthcare and energy industries, came in at number nine; Black Tooth Brewing… Continue Reading

Season’s Readings, ERA rodeo on TV

Thanksgiving prep….. A marquee/message sign outside a Grand Junction, Colorado, liquor store: Make Your Relatives Look Better. Shop Here First.   ••••••   Those drop-off buckets containing children’s books around town are part of the Season’s Readings book program. The Sheridan Press began the program in 2011 and is partnering with the Food Group for… Continue Reading

Books, music, Gollings at SC

“County 3 Pride” said the Press headline Monday, after two of the three Sheridan County football teams came away from Laramie with state championships. Tongue River came up just short; Sheridan and Big Horn are again at the top. Come Saturday, the Press will publish two commemorative special sections about the two teams. The two… Continue Reading

Holiday dinner, weather, cheese dip

The salubrious weather of late — golfers, cyclists, gardeners, downtown shoppers in shorts and tank tops — will no doubt give way soon enough to the inevitable. People were spotted in shirtsleeves, right here in mid-November, wrapping up autumnal chores with leaves and changing the oil in lawnmowers and getting the snow blower ready.  Last… Continue Reading

Season’s Readings; vet shares letter

Thanks, veterans.   ••••••   Our annual children’s books program, Seasons Readings, is underway. There are drop off “buckets” at seven local locations: both McDonald’s, Hospital West Pharmacy, Sheridan College, Java Moon, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, Press office. Essentially, if you’ve got some slightly-used children’s books, either from kids or grandkids or other family… Continue Reading

Whitney educational summit next week

Sheridan College welcomes the third annual Whitney Benefit Education Summit come Monday, Nov. 14 in the new Whitney Center for the Arts. It pulls together local education leadership and those interested in continuing the community’s high regard for education and young people. Bob Sornson will be the featured speaker. He is a best-selling author and… Continue Reading

Spear-O artists, Jackson at The Brinton

Clinton ate all the chips; Trump didn’t bother to flush. Here we go. Vote! •••••• “It’s incredible, isn’t it?” That’s what the lady said on the South Park trail Sunday morning as we walked by. She could have been talking about: three Sheridan County high school football teams in the state championship games this coming… Continue Reading

PRBRC hosts Simpson; how ‘bout those Cubs

Welcome, Dr. Pete Simpson. Simpson, possessor of boundless charm, bottomless resources of memory regarding the state’s history and culture, and Wyoming’s best Rolodex, speaks Saturday night at the Powder River Basin Resource Council dinner. (A Rolodex, for the youngsters reading, is a device where people would keep track of addresses and telephone numbers. It sat… Continue Reading

Health scare in ‘78 pushed Cheney

One enduring distinction about Wyoming politics is a sense of intimate, statewide connection to a grander national, if not sometimes, global stage. Liz Cheney is a candidate for Wyoming’s one congressional seat. Her father was driving her around Sheridan Thursday. So picture that. Dick Cheney – accomplished, controversial, and recognized as the country’s most powerful… Continue Reading

Media notes from hither and yon

Sheridan Press tidings………. We have two new journalists on our news staff. • Chelsea Coli has been covering local government and general assignment news since she began earlier this month. She’s from New York by way of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she graduated with a degree in journalism. She earned a master’s degree in… Continue Reading

Robinson is watching this Series from home

Eddie Robinson, the oldest living Cleveland Indian and direct link to its most recent championship in 1948, is sitting in his Fort Worth home ready for the Cubs-Indians World Series to begin Tuesday. Baseball is thick with memories and legacy, and you would think that someone — someone — in the Cleveland front office would… Continue Reading

Headline writing, a skill all its own

The other day, a newspaper pal and I were talking about “the old days” — that’s what old newspaper publishers do. We reminisced about long-ago jobs. One of mine was headline writing on a mid-sized metropolitan newspaper in southeast Texas. (I also wrote obituaries, but that’s a whole ‘nother column.) Headline writing in those days… Continue Reading

Brinton exhibit; film festival

Saturday, it’s the Spear-O at The Brinton Museum exhibit in Big Horn. The exhibit is in its second year and will feature 11 artists who convened for a week at Sheridan College’s Spear-O Mountain Campus in the Bighorns. They sketched, they painted, they shot the bull. While spending a week ensconced at one of the… Continue Reading

Top teacher, brotherly trip

Certainly page one news from the Press, Ryan Fuhrman was recently named Wyoming’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. He teaches science at Sheridan Junior High School and has been with the school district for 15 years. Fuhrman is at least the third Sheridan County Teacher of the Year honoree. Maxine Torbert received the recognition in… Continue Reading

Opening night at SC’s Whitney Center for the Arts

Tomorrow, the Colorado Symphony with soprano Sarah Brailey of New York will be in concert at the new Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. It is a spectacular facility and the 422 tickets have been gobbled up or are highly sought. The Colorado Symphony is a world class orchestra and they’ll be performing… Continue Reading

Colorado Symphony, Miller concerts soon

Coming soon, the Colorado Symphony with soprano Sarah Brailey of New York. They’ll be in concert at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. It’s the first event inside this spectacular facility. Dr. Erin Hanke, director of the Whitney Center for the Arts, says that about 40-50 tickets are still available. The Colorado… Continue Reading

‘Dark Horse’ today; Sniffin presentation

Week two of Sheridan’s Fall Film Festival is “Dark Horse” by writer and director Louis Osmond. It’s the story of a working class, economically depressed Welsh village whose citizens pool their resources from the encouragement of a local barmaid in order to buy a racehorse. It received a slew of film awards including Best British… Continue Reading

Theater festival gains; 4 new plays in 2017

DannyLee Hodnett, director of theater studies at Sheridan College, is always on to the next production. He’s a busy guy, just back from Chicago where his friend’s play, “Helldrivers of Daytona,” made its debut Tuesday night at the Royal George Theater. Mark Saltzman is the writer and the musical play had a genesis in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Fall film festival begins

Independent film lovers rejoice, the long slog of summer “blockbusters,” thick with CGI, stilted dialogue and implausible stories, is about to end. The fall edition of the 2016 Sheridan Film Festival begins Wednesday at Centennial Theatre. Bill Campbell has a good lineup for the 10-week run, beginning this week with Viggo Mortenson and “Captain Fantastic.”… Continue Reading

Powder Horn in top 100 again

In the last presidential election, just 25 percent of all voting age residents in Wyoming cast ballots. This, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State office (2014 data). Too, just half of the state’s voting age population is registered to vote. The Sheridan Press wants to move that needle upward. Come Sept. 17, the Press… Continue Reading

SC humming; welcome Zeke

Must say, September One was a good day to visit the Sheridan College campus. It’s the beginning of a new school year and the vibe was evident. The new Whitney Center for the Performing Arts is open and active with students. There are new classrooms, music studios and galleries. It’s home, too, to a 422-seat… Continue Reading

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