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The 2016 Republican racing form: First edition

March 27, 2015

Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post. He is also a Fox News commentator. With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point in wasting time on the Democratic field. There is none. The only Read More

Community Perspectives: Signs of spring also mean signs of tourism season beginning

Shawn Buckley is the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism. If the view from our office at the Welcome Center is any indication, then the darker tones of the grassland surrounding Sheridan and the receding snow in the Bighorns is a clear sign that spring is here — and tourism season won’t be far Read More

Column: Sweaty palms, turning stomach

I’ve always slightly dreaded any need for publicly speaking in front of large groups. I do it anyway, and I get over it, but it always makes me nervous. My palms get sweaty, my stomach turns a little and my thoughts tend to get a little jumbled. So when I was invited to be a Read More

Letter: Grateful parent

Grateful parent Re: Proud of Arvada-Clearmont schools This week’s Arvada-Clearmont Spring Concert featuring Basque Heritage was a pure delight. I commend Mrs. Olson, the K-12 music teacher for Sheridan County School District 3, for her ability to plan a unique, lively and rich musical and dance experience for our students. My heart swelled to see Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: Is Kobza a leader without followers?

Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza has reached a point at which it no longer matters if he’s good at his job. On Tuesday, members of the West Sheridan County Education Association teachers union told the district’s board of trustees that a vote taken by district employees showed a lack of confidence in Read More

Health Watch: Detoxification diets

Georgia Boley (MS, RDN, LD, CSO) is the owner of Tailored Nutrition, LLC. Using the term “detoxification” is a turn off for many dietitians and traditional health care professionals, as it is seen to describe diet approaches that are not evidence based. This is too bad, because there are many great detoxification programs available that Read More

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Museum at Kendrick Mansion will open April 1 for the spring season. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. daily. Summer hours for the museum will begin June 1. The Trail End Museum is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For additional information, see or call 674-4589.

God’s love and love for God

“God is love” (1 John 4:8). This is most certainly true. More needs to be said. “Jesus loves you” is gospel, good news. “Love the Lord” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” are commands, law. Note the different directions of the love. Love to you from God in Christ Jesus is gospel. Love from you Read More

SHS students take part in Big Brothers Big Sisters program

By Samantha Hamilton Sheridan High School SHERIDAN — For the past two years, students at Sheridan High School have been part of a growing program in Sheridan known as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Since being introduced in the school, the number of students involved has more than doubled, from six to 15 students. For some Read More

Summit Award Winner: Asia Robinson

Sheridan High School senior Asia Robinson is this week’s Summit Award winner. She is the daughter of LoriAnn Wilson and Eugene Robinson. Throughout high school Robinson has been involved in many extracurricular activities including student council, National Honor Society and W.A.T.C.H. club. In addition, she began playing the clarinet in junior high and has participated Read More

Center Stage: The privilege of working with amazing people

Nancy McKenzie has been the director of Volunteer Services at the Sheridan Senior Center for nine years. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. I have lived in Sheridan 25 years and began Read More

Senior Center Happenings March 28, 2015

• The Sheridan Senior Center’s annual famous cinnamon roll sale is coming! April 3 at two locations: the Senior Center dining room at 211 Smith St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or while supplies last for both locations). Read More

He lives in the past and present

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Dennis Heizer, a 64-year-old father of two daughters, two sons and 10 grandchildren, has been in Sheridan since 1977. He says that fact makes him qualified to be three-fourths Wyoming citizen. The contrast between his work at the First Interstate Bank and his “hobby” is remarkable. Heizer Read More

Rain gardens clean up surface waters

Scott Hininger is with the Sheridan County Extension office. Rain gardens are depressions that hold water for a short period of time and are increasingly popular with homeowners, municipalities and are mandatory for many commercial businesses. They catch storm water runoff from sidewalks, parking lots, roads and roofs and typically have some kind of vegetation Read More

Beyond window dressing: Treatment options show versatility

By Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick Cover-up isn’t the issue. For most, windows are welcome — the more, the merrier. They usher in natural light, and sunshine is a surefire pick-me-up. There is that privacy thing — you don’t want to feel like you’re living in a fishbowl. But equally important, is the matter of decor’s Read More

Letter: Misinformation in radio report, Re: Rental car companies at airport staying open

As most know, changes are happening at the Sheridan County Airport, notably the final departure of Great Lakes Airlines on March 31. Clarification of a related article written by Pat Blair, which appeared on a local online media website March 17 is needed as it contains a misleading statement. It was written that airport manager Read More

Column: How income inequality benefits everybody

Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte, produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, thereby enlarging Americans’ disposable income. Americans similarly get a raise when they shop at the stores that made Sam Walton a billionaire. The Read More

Letter: Commander in chief totally out of line

March 26, 2015

Re: Senators disrespect commander in chief, Donna Robbins letter “It is both disappointing and shocking that a former constitutional law professor (President Obama) thinks he can avoid the constitutional checks and balances on the branches of government on a technicality, especially when it involves one of the most significant foreign policy issues of our time.” Read More

Column: Inexcusable wackiness

President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness. He left out the part about Democratic intransigence and at least one incident of “wacko-birdness” from the left. When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) originally used “wacko birds” Read More

Column: Creating your own game trails in life

I have to admit that for a few days after his last escapade and our first editorial, Bo my dog has been grounded in the back yard. He has spent a little time on a chain. It was hard to do this, but I was trying to send him a message. No leaving the yard. Read More

Column: Can Israel remain a democracy?

March 25, 2015

Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater. She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing. The procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called a mikvah, felt barbaric. But it was for an important reason: Her mother isn’t Jewish, and by Jewish Read More

Column: A simple question

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished. The two Democrats immediately sidestepped the question and Read More

Wow dinner guests with quinoa stuffed bell peppers

QUINOA-STUFFED BELL PEPPERS Servings: Makes 6 halves Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 50 to 65 minutes, plus quinoa INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup whole pitted black olives, sliced 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Coarse salt and pepper Read More

Column: Readers share coupon frustrations

No matter how my readers manage, organize and use their coupons, they continue to be frustrated by some elements of the process: “Dear Jill, I’m old school — I use paper coupons that I cut from the newspaper. I’ve been seeing coupons that are oversized — far wider than the norm. These do not fit Read More

Agenda – Sheridan County School District 1, March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees meeting – amended agenda 6 p.m. today Big Horn High School Commons area – new location 333 Highway 335, Big Horn • Call the meeting to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of mission statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Public hearing — Read More

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