Category Archives: Publisher’s Notebook

Column: Rodeo coming soon, Wyoming well-being

The “buzz” is familiar — the 85th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo is coming soon. July 6 through July 12, officially, is “Rodeo Week.” This year’s theme: “Paintin’ the town Red!” Apt, indeed. The Sheridan Press is a performance sponsor. We’ll be publishing our annual Destination Sheridan RODEO magazine on July 2. We’ll also publish daily… Continue Reading

Column: Local history has timeless appeal

The appreciation of local history bit me early. It was in San Angelo, Texas, where my older brother Paul and I were born. San Angelo was a frontier post, the home of Fort Concho that was commanded by Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie. Mackenzie was a decorated Civil War general and a contemporary of Custer’s. We… Continue Reading

Column: Press coverage, Samaritan boost

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. ••••• Lt. Kim Warriner of The Sheridan Salvation Army sends a shout about the annual Good Samaritans Awards Dinner that was held in May at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. The “numbers” are in from the celebration of good citizenship: Some 210 people attended the dinner, an increase… Continue Reading

Column: Pancakes, Relay, Brinton lunch views

All that purple around town? It’s the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life coming Friday at 6 p.m. at Kendrick Park. Cancer survivors, care givers, current patients are encouraged to participate and commemorate. ••••• Dr. Rod Bisbee dropped by The Sheridan Press offices Monday and said that pancake breakfast tickets and duck race tickets are… Continue Reading

Column: ‘Warriors’ honored with PH golf day

Tip of the golf visor! The whole crew at the Powder Horn should get a pat on the back for their hosting of the Rounds Fore Warriors program Wednesday. The Powder Horn gave complimentary greens fees and cart fees and provided hospitality for veterans from all over the U.S. It’s a unique program. Veterans tee… Continue Reading

Column: Cowboy Bank breaks ground; festival tonight

There’s nothing like the optimistic vibe of a groundbreaking. It reflects success, expansion and business growth. Sam Summers of Sheridan had his foot on a groundbreaking shovel Wednesday morning for the new Cowboy State Bank. The construction will be completed by year’s end (hopefully) and the new bank will be located next to Sheridan Seed… Continue Reading

Column: Mars Building/Brinton; Wyo. Watercolor exhibit

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here. ••••• Visitors are likely to take in the fine art offerings inside the new Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. It opened Monday. Sunday, there were dedicatory remarks from Gov. Matt Mead and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. Today’s Sheridan Press features a… Continue Reading

Column: More theater fest hospitality needed

Five more rooms (with baths). Last week, the Notebook wondered aloud about the availability of 12 places locally to serve as housing for the actors, directors, playwrights and stage personnel for the upcoming Wyoming Theater Festival. It’ll begin July 13 at the WYO Theater and will feature four distinctly different state plays using professional actors… Continue Reading

Column: Headlines ‘collected’ over the years

Vincent Musetto spent a career copy editing and writing headlines, mostly for the New York Post. He was also a film critic. In 1983, Musetto wrote a headline for the Post that gave him lasting fame and earned him a hallowed spot on The New York Times’ esteemed obituary page. He died Tuesday. The headline:… Continue Reading

12 rooms needed for theater festival

Twelve rooms (with baths). That’s what DannyLee Hodnett of the Wyoming Theater Festival needs. Twelve rooms to house actors, directors and playwrights from the leading theater companies in the U.S. They’re coming to Sheridan. This event — the Wyoming Theater Festival — has had a gestation period of a few years. Hodnett said he was… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Notebook: WSGA convention; Brokaw’s book

  Welcome, Wyoming Stock Growers Convention. We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. The group’s annual convention began Thursday and runs through the weekend at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. More than 300 people will attend, including U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a keynote speaker. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso will also attend. ••••• Recommended reading…… One core theme… Continue Reading

‘Wrecker’ Week, Third Thursday Coming

It’s “Wrecker Fashion Week” hereabouts. Come Saturday, Sheridan’s Wild West Wreckers roller derby team will host an evening of fashion, health and beauty presentations, food and much more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center on West Loucks. Info: Tickets start at $10. ••••• I see by the paper….… 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

Appreciation weekend: craft beers, rich history

  It’s always a good destination — (if you’re) native, newcomer, visitor — the Sheridan County Museum. This weekend, it’s the annual Community Appreciation Weekend. Free admission and discounts on memberships and merchandise. There are new exhibits as well. Museum curator John Woodward and his staff is always welcoming and rich in information, too. •••••… 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

Memorial Day affirms sacrifices

The price of freedom is never cheap. Lincoln said it best when our citizens are called upon to pay for these freedoms with “the last full measure of devotion.” ••••• The idea of honoring the war dead began humbly enough. I’ve read where black schoolchildren in Charleston, South Carolina, started spreading flowers over the neglected… Continue Reading

Letterman, books; notes and quotes

  Certainly when David Letterman signs off tonight, I will be one of the millions of fans who will miss him. He’s hosted 6,000-plus programs and I’ve enjoyed say, half of them. (More or less. Also known as “more probable than not.”) Critics and essayists in a variety of media have recently summed up his… Continue Reading

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

Diane Carlson Evans will be the commencement speaker at Sheridan College this coming weekend. She’ll speak at the Gillette campus Friday and in Sheridan on Saturday. It’s an “encore,” so to speak. Ms. Carlson Evans was in the Sheridan area last year with the stage play, “A Piece of My Heart,” the story of nurses… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans, cancer support group

  Go ahead, thank a nurse today. ••••• Saturday night will be an evening of recognition for the “Good Samaritans” of Sheridan. It’s the annual Salvation Army awards at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. “They are the unsung heroes and the ones we want recognized,” so said SA Capt. Don Warriner to The Sheridan Press,… Continue Reading

Legacy program, spring field trips

One sure sign of spring, besides lines outside of the Dairy Queen and UPS drivers in shorts: Field trips. Not sure who was having the most fun around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon — Mayor John Heath or the school children visiting City Hall and being allowed to ring the big brass bell in front. Mayor Heath,… Continue Reading

Nursing celebrated; Destination coming

First things first. Tomorrow, National Nurses Week begins. Wednesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 12, officially. If you want to see humanity up close, talk to a nurse. ••••• It’s coming! The new, spring edition of Destination Sheridan will be published May 15 to subscribers of The Sheridan Press first, then to more than 200… Continue Reading

McCormack writes ‘30’ at Enterprise

One of my good, longtime friends retired this week, Bruce McCormack. He was publisher of the Cody Enterprise for more than 30 years, the longest tenure of any publisher of the newspaper that W.F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody founded in August, 1899. McCormack has friends and colleagues in the Sheridan area. In a farewell valedictory as… Continue Reading

Connor Battlefield; Sagebrush cleanup

Would imagine that a portion of local tourism this coming summer will be devoted to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tongue River in Ranchester. Some of it “destination” driven, some of it accidental in discovering “what happened here” 150 years ago. It’s the anniversary of the engagement between Gen. Patrick Connor’s troops and… Continue Reading

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