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Passing on an age-old tradition

October 21, 2014

Re: Women’s antelope hunt With another year under our belt and a bit of down time to reflect upon this year’s hunt, I pause to count my blessings. With another successful hunt consisting of all women, I am truly blessed to be a part of this great event that introduces women to the age-old art Read More

We can make a change

Re: Rethinking settlements Recent news has all eyes on Ebola. The outbreak was initially a quick news ticker and now has average Americans wishing they lived in a bubble. A story that has not frequented the headlines may just cause Wyoming residents sweaty palms and vomiting. Shortly after Gov. Matt Mead confirmed his Republican nomination Read More

Predatory journalism

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.” Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking — or lack of thinking — the answer is to have Read More

Column: Will the FCC try to tackle ‘Redskins’?

October 18, 2014

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: Part of success means showing up

Woody Allen once said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” For candidates running for public office, that quote seems to fall on deaf ears. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held two nights of candidate forums this week. Sheridan is one of the largest communities in the state, yet few statewide candidates participated in Read More

Column: For Republicans, saying no to Obama may be enough on Election Day

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. It sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two libertarians and a corporate lobbyist walk into a social hall . . . On Wednesday, though, this very scenario happened in Ashland, Va. Three Read More

Column: Street SmART: Art decorates the streets of Sheridan

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association. It can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate. It is thought-provoking and often controversial. Public art. And it is exactly that — art in public spaces. Art that is free and accessible to everyone. The Sheridan Public Arts Committee formed in 2001 because citizens of Read More

Health Watch: Breast cancer awareness

Wendy Wood Neeson is a family nurse practitioner at Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the focus turns to health and wellness for women.  In keeping with the spirit of women’s health, all women are invited to use this positive momentum to take stock in all Read More

Friday Scores: Wyoming prep football scores for Oct. 17, 2014

The Associated Press FOOTBALL Big Horn 49, Newcastle 14 Douglas 15, Riverton 3 Dubois 74, Ten Sleep 16 Farson-Eden 70, St. Stephens 6 Guernsey-Sunrise def. Rock River, forfeit Hanna-Elk Mountain 72, Normative Services 51 Jackson Hole 30, Powell 27 Lingle-Fort Laramie 54, Tongue River 33 Lovell 42, Kemmerer 14 Lyman 32, Greybull 14 Moorcroft 12, Read More

Radiating warmth: Americans are warming up to radiant floor-heating systems

October 17, 2014

By Mary G. Pepitone Universal Uclick A radiant heating system can take the chill off ceramic tile and the “brrrrrr” out of marble flooring. Concrete, stone, tile and wood floors can be warmed by pipes that carry heated water or mats that conduct electricity, which are affixed to the subflooring. Rather than heating an area Read More

Column: Aging in your home

Karen St. Clair, MBA, is a certified aging in place specialist and a recent presenter at the Sheridan Senior Center on the subject of aging in place. 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 Read More

Column: Is there an advantage to Medicare Advantage plans?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — In past articles, we gave an overview of three different coverage levels – referred to as “Parts” – under Medicare. Medicare Part A provides hospital insurance, Medicare Part B provides medical insurance and Medicare Part D provides prescription medication assistance.  Medicare Parts A and B are referred Read More

Senior Center announces opening of Green Boomerang Thrift Store

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announces the opening of its Green Boomerang Thrift Store on 945 Werco St. in Sheridan.  This is the first time in its 41-year history that the Senior Center has launched a thrift store under its flag. The Green Boomerang name was inspired by Read More

Column: Focusing on light

 Christie American Horse  is the Director of M.O.R.E. Ministries and a Local Minister with The Church of the Nazarene. It’s October already. Summer’s ending and Halloween’s approaching fast with decorations and children in costumes yelling “Trick or treat” at our doors (have a safe holiday everyone). The dark side of Halloween has become very popular. Read More

Taking the time to get informed

Re: Election 2014 Let us encourage our friends and neighbors to take a close look at who is running for office, and to consider voting for the person, not the party. It’s so easy to learn about the candidates and even contact them with questions and concerns via the Internet. Allowing paid campaign advertisements to Read More

Recalibrating mindset — Ebola vs. civil liberties

Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic “in its tracks.” And yet nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who developed Ebola, were not even among the 48 contacts that Read More

Letter: Ceballos the best choice

October 16, 2014

Ceballos the best choice Re: Superintendent of public instruction The office of superintendent of public instruction needs new leadership to recover from the mess of the last four years. Mike Ceballos is the best choice if people want to see a change. Mike has over 30 years of executive and management experience, 14 of those Read More

Letter: A one-cent gift

A one-cent gift Re: Optional One-Cent Sales Tax If the voters approve the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax on the November ballot, that tax, after approval, can be continued without a vote by a resolution. This November vote could be the last opportunity to deny the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax. If voted for, approximately 65 percent Read More

Column: Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates’ names might stand for Denial. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the Read More

Column: A trout’s cafeteria menu (Part 3 of 3)

GORDON ROSE works as a commercial fly tier and operates Sheridan WYO Healing Waters, part of a national nonprofit organization which teaches disabled military veterans fly fishing, fly tying and fly rod-building as part of their therapy. In my previous two columns we talked about the basic habits of feeding trout, and the distinctive characteristics Read More

Hearings set in kidnapping case, June murder

October 15, 2014

By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko The Sheridan Press Man charged with murder awaiting competency hearing SHERIDAN — A man arrested for second degree murder will appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court Oct. 20 for a competency hearing. Paul Brookhouse was arrested for the June 12 murder of James Lee Drake. The competency hearing will be the first Read More

Letter: Food Bank donations needed for holidays

Food Bank donations needed for holidays Re: A ‘hand up’ for residents The holiday season is a milestone for most people. It marks the harvest celebration of a year’s hard work. The Food Bank of Sheridan designates the upcoming holiday season as a time to collect food for a number of requests for food assistance Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: State should enact real consequences for workplace deaths

Two years ago, Brett Collins of Ranchester was killed on a construction job in Sheridan when he was struck in the head by an excavator bucket while working in a trench. He was 20 years old. Tomorrow, his family will attend the meeting of the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee in Evanston. The committee Read More

Column: Local or national elections?

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” That may have been true in Tip O’Neill’s Read More

Column: As seen on television — extreme coupon charades

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that “reality television” is often anything but real. While the television show “Extreme Couponing” was canceled two years ago, it lives on in syndication. Whenever it airs in reruns, readers write with questions about what they’re seeing on TV: Read More