Category Archives: Scene

Not all stories end happily … and that’s good!

Recently, my wife and I took our two young boys on our first Disneyland vacation.  For those of you that have not been there, Disney’s imagineers have created several rides that allow riders to “live through” the Disney adaptations of many storybook adventures.  To pass the time while waiting in line for one of these… Continue Reading

Shakespeare comes to Sheridan on Sunday

Shakespeare comes to Sheridan on Sunday

SHERIDAN — In just a few days, Shakespeare will come to Sheridan. Shakespeare in the Parks, anyway. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “The Comedy of Errors” during its upcoming summer tour of 61 communities throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington. In Sheridan,… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host writing marathon July 1

Sheridan to host writing marathon July 1

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Writing Project is calling all Sheridan area writers — young, old, veteran and rookie — to join in on a writing marathon on July 1. The group will gather on the Sheridan College campus in the Watt Agricultural Building at 3401 Coffeen Ave. at 1 p.m. People will divide into groups… Continue Reading

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.’ starts Tandem’s 22nd season

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.’ starts Tandem’s 22nd season

SHERIDAN — Tandem Productions’ 22nd season at the WYO Theater will kick off this week with “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” the children’s theater adaption of the six-time Tony Award winning musical and Academy Award winning film, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Tandem Productions founders and directors Tami and Richard Davis auditioned 100 kids from the Sheridan area;… Continue Reading

Local women earn master craftswoman honors

Local women earn master craftswoman honors

SHERIDAN — Rosemary Denton’s and Mary Krueger’s embroidery designs consist of a cavalcade of colors and shapes, depicting everything from rectangles and crosses to birds and mountains. While most see a captivating view and a beautiful decor, for Krueger and Denton, it marks the end of a long journey. It took six years of constant trial… Continue Reading

SHS choirs prep for last concert of the year

SHS choirs prep for last concert of the year

The Sheridan High School choir is preparing for its “Pops” concert, set to take place at 7 p.m. on May 17 in the high school auditorium. Choir students have been practicing since February for this particular spring concert. The “Pops” in Pops Concert comes from the “popular” music ensemble that choir members sing and the… Continue Reading

Iconic Wild West paintings to be on display at Brinton

Iconic Wild West paintings to be on display at Brinton

Americans and travelers from across the world have always had a love affair with the Wild West. We’re used to images of cowboys riding into a dusty town to take on the black-hat desperado. We know the story ends when they ride off into the sunset. These scenes have become a significant part of American… Continue Reading

Band teaches lessons in financial literacy

Band teaches lessons in financial literacy

SHERIDAN —Sheridan High School got a lesson in financial literacy and an invite to a rock concert when it played host to the rock band, Gooding on its “Funding the Future” tour on April 14. According to the band’s website “Funding the Future” inspires young people with lessons of finance and discipline to help them… Continue Reading

Vince brings creative style to WYO stage

Vince brings creative style to WYO stage

Famous musician Louis Armstrong once said, “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Sheridan native Alycia Vince doesn’t have that problem — she knows jazz and she knows it very well. In fact, she knows jazz so well, that she didn’t need to rehearse much for her most recent performance at… Continue Reading

Brinton selling works produced during mountain retreat

Brinton selling works produced during mountain retreat

The paintings and drawings of nine artists who spent a week in July at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus opened for display and purchase Sunday night at The Brinton Museum. “Look at that light he captured — just the touch, that magic little touch,” said Liz Howell, a Brinton Museum regular who came to the… Continue Reading

Spear-O-Wigwam: A unique learning experience

Spear-O-Wigwam: A unique learning experience

SHERIDAN — Located at 8,300 feet in the Bighorn Mountains, the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus — now starting its fifth summer as part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District — creates unusual challenges and benefits for staff, students and community members. Built in the 1920s — 29 miles from Sheridan College — the cabin first… Continue Reading

Column: A Boxing Day adventure

Boxing Day is a time for giving gifts to those who have proven to be loyal servants, whether they have chosen their lot in life or not. Considering the treatment that was shown to slaves during the height of the British slave trade, Boxing Day can be a handy time for owners to try to… Continue Reading

Wood Carvers of the Big Horns

SHERIDAN — Most people look at a chunk of wood and see…a chunk of wood. But members of Wood Carvers of the Big Horns look at a chunk of wood and see ducks, Santas, ballet dancers, walking sticks, whimsical houses, fish swimming upriver, Western caricatures of cowboys riding horses backwards and much more. Wood carvers… Continue Reading

Senior Theater Players entertaining for four years

SHERIDAN — Since 2009, actors with the Senior Theater Players have been entertaining audiences at the Sheridan Senior Center with a variety of plays and performances. The group has performed one-act plays, a radio play, a staged reading and even an original work written by one of the members. “The first group we had, there… Continue Reading

Summer distractions; ‘12 Angry Men’

I have two issues on my mind for this entry. Nothing more than a couple of brief musings; present and future. And, I’m not planning on answering anything huge — I mean to bring some issues up for general discussion. A few years ago, a fellow stage artist brought to my attention the idea that… Continue Reading

Coffee house hopes to provide an open stage for local artists

SHERIDAN — In a town full of creative talent and artistic ability, a community organization that offers frequent performance opportunity is not only ideal but is also a necessity. One of Sheridan’s newest venues, The Living Room Coffee House, fullfills this need and goes above and beyond. Tucked away behind the former LuLu’s building, this… Continue Reading

Dayton artist wins Purchase Award

SHERIDAN — Four Wyoming artists received Purchase Awards from Gov. Matt Mead recently during the 2013 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition reception held at the State Museum. Sonja Caywood of Dayton was a recipient of a Purchase Award for her oil painting “Sunday Morning Fellowship.” Other Purchase Award winners included: • Travis Ivey, Laramie. • Eileen… Continue Reading

Defeating the wedding gods

June is the month of cottonwood blizzards, irrigating shovels, speeding tickets, finger responsibilities, finger injuries…and the wedding gods. Thirty-plus years of playing at Sheridan weddings and funerals, along with my wife Trudy delivering babies for many of those years, automatically pays our membership in to the “hatch ’em, match ’em and dispatch ’em” club. With… Continue Reading

Fireworks shows Thursday night

SHERIDAN — The First 25th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at the Big Horn Equestrian Center will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday. Live music provided by Dave Munsick and Friends will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the fireworks display will kick off at 10 p.m. with a show choreographed to music on Z94 FM. Food and drink… Continue Reading

Masterpiece forms on canvas of sky

Masterpiece forms on canvas of sky

SHERIDAN — For artists, the space in which they create is a precious commodity. In that space, line, color and form must come together to represent life or emotion. Some artists prefer small spaces — 5 inches or 8 inches. Some prefer large — 5 feet, 8 feet or a wall-sized mural. And some prefer… Continue Reading

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