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Letter: Food Bank helps address waste issue

May 5, 2015

Re: Logan letter, Apr. 28, Press Mr. Logan emphasizes how important it is not to waste food and how we waste 40 percent of all food, while 15 percent of all our people don’t get enough to eat. Many people in the Sheridan area may not know that we have a food rescue resource and Read More

Painful ironies in race, politics and lies

Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable Read More

Clinton’s Democratic opponents need to smoke her out

May 1, 2015

By DANA MILBANK Hillary Clinton has had some bad luck lately with revelations about her secret email server and foreign contributors to the Clinton Foundation. But in one crucial area, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination has been blessed with abundant good fortune: her opponents. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday became the Read More

Are our plans for a downturn working?

State officials at all levels of Wyoming government in recent years have stressed the need to diversify the state’s economy. We’re too dependent on the booms and busts of the energy sector, they say. Since then, coal bed methane production has dropped dramatically and now oil and coal prices are taking a hit. Yet, nearly Read More

Guest Editorial: Funds dictate diagnosis

By Heidi Montaño After working in the Mental Health field for five years now, I have seen a part of the clinical process that irks me yet continues to be a part of the system and even causes discomfort to the clinicians of the programs I have been a part of. In order to receive Read More

The Lusitania’s role in history: Cause or consequence?

By George Will Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water off Ireland’s south coast since a single German torpedo sank it 100 years ago Thursday. Read More

Agendas May 2, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the April 15, 2015, regular council meeting • Approve minute of the April 28, 2015, work-study meeting • Reports — utility Read More

Column: Thoughts on sharing

By Don Derryberry There used to be a television commercial for Mercedes Benz, the German car manufacturer, that showed one of their cars crashing into a cement wall.  With that image in mind, a voiceover asked why the company does not enforce their patent on the successful Mercedes Benz energy-absorbing car body design.  It seems Read More

Meagan Husted named as this week’s Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner, Meagan Husted, lives according to the inspiration she has gained from others, and in doing so she inspires those around her.  The Sheridan High School senior currently maintains a 3.85 GPA, and her academic transcript includes Advanced Placement calculus, psychology, poetry, physics, expository writing and the peer assist program. Husted Read More

Local seniors prepare for prom, end of school year

By Jeremy Wilsey Sheridan High School SHERIDAN — The final two years of high school can be characterized by three words: graduation, ACT, prom. While prom has long been regarded as a joyous occasion and right of passage, for some modern students it causes as much worry as the other two aspects of finishing school. Read More

Center Stage: Pouring concrete

By Bob Huff One of the concrete men around Upton, Wyoming, was Tom McCarter by trade.  McCarter hired me when I turned 13 years old.  Wheeling concrete was sometimes a struggle at that age.  The authorities would not allow that employment to happen today. McCarter paid me 50 cents an hour.  I had a lot Read More

Senior Center Happenings May 2, 2015

• Mother’s Day Tea at the Senior Center, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Invite that important lady in your life. Carolyn Wertman will share the history and special memories of her doll collections. Hats, gloves and boas are optional. There is no charge for the evening, but please call 672-2240 to let us know that you are Read More

Talented local artisan is adopted son of Crow

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — He is talented, which is an understatement. His story has been published in Wyoming Wildlife and Destination Sheridan. It’s most likely because he has an interesting story. Kim Fuka is an extraordinary artist who works with beads, feathers and porcupine quills. What’s most special about Fuka is Read More

Warmer weather signals the return of outdoor living

By Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick Nearly eight out of 10 homeowners have an outdoor room or are creating one. “Outdoor rooms continue to evolve as one of the most important areas of the homescape,” says award-winning West Coast-based designer Richard Frinier. With the explosion of performance fabrics and fibers for weathersafe rugs, as well as Read More

Column: Men wielding power in hellish times

“Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good. Maddening because its history is tendentiously distorted, yet the drama is so brilliantly conceived and Read More

Column: Fear of free speech — Baltimore, comedy and courage

April 30, 2015

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist’s curse to entertain such thoughts about disparate events that seemingly share only coincidental timing — President Obama’s comedic speech Read More

Column: Find your pastime

My personal definition of summer has always been fly fishing and baseball. Both are hobbies I have enjoyed forever and I continue to love today. I still look forward to coaching baseball, fly fishing and reading great books about both. When I was a kid I always knew where my baseball glove and my fly Read More

Fishing report April 30, 2015

Tailwater Fisheries Great fishing continues on area tailwaters. Heavy hatches of Blue wing olives have joined the midges in coming off the Big Horn every day; some of the best spring hatches we’ve seen in years. Flows remain at 2200 cfs. With the low, clear water, keep your flies small: #16 – #20. The North Read More

Column: Fly Shop Report

I have to confess, I’m a pocket water junky. Trout-fishing author John Gierach once said of small streams, “This is pocket water, and there’s lots of it — miles and miles of it — so rather than fish it thoroughly, you keep moving. It seems appropriate and it works.” Fishing pocket water has a cadence Read More

Letter: Signs and solutions

April 29, 2015

Re: Bullying Sir Winston Churchill once was quoted, “For every one man that digs at the root of a problem, there are 100 that whack at the leaves.” As a guidance counselor who works with teenagers, this quote would be fitting if one considered the “problem” to be bullying. Bullying is a horrific act that Read More

Column: ‘One man, one vote’ becomes ‘one billionaire, one ballot’

The Republican presidential candidates are set to crucify each other on crosses of gold. GOP leaders exulted a few years ago when the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other decisions invited the rich to pour unlimited sums into political campaigns — and they are, by the billions of dollars. But the Law of Unintended Read More

Column: Reviewing that review

These days, shopping online has become not only commonplace but also a weekly occurrence for many people. However, when it’s time to make a purchase from a vendor you’ve not used previously, how do you know that the seller is trustworthy? In turn, how do you determine that the product you’re interested in is exactly Read More

An easy scampi skillet

SHRIMP SCAMPI SKILLET In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil on medium-high. Add 2 1/2 pounds large shrimp with tails (peeled and deveined). Cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink on one side. Turn; add 6 cloves minced garlic; cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes more or until shrimp are Read More

Letter: FAB Conference was ‘fabulous’

April 28, 2015

Re: April 17 at SC I would like to thank The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College and all of the sponsors for the wonderful FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference held April 17 at Sheridan College. It was fabulous! The keynote speaker, Karen McNenny, was one of the best speakers I have ever heard. The Read More

Letter: Moral obligation not to waste food

Re: Earth Day film On Earth Day, a special documentary aired, “Just Eat It.” It revealed that we waste 40 percent of all food while 15 percent of our people don’t get enough to eat. The waste begins in the field where unsuited product is left behind. The product is culled again in packing — Read More

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