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Sheridan Press Editorial: Heat Wave: Take care of your pets, your mountains this summer

June 26, 2015

The National Weather Service out of Billings forecast hot summer temperatures for the weekend. Highs are expected to reach into the mid-90s by Monday. While many will find comfort in the air conditioning of their homes, downtown shops or movie theaters, others will head into the mountains to seek relief. As grasses and other fuels Read More

Column: On lowering the flag

By Charles Krauthammer After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control. It’s the all-purpose, go-to, knee-jerk solution. Within hours of the massacre, President Obama was lamenting the absence of progress on Read More

Letter: Collusion of climatologists difficult to agree with

Collusion of climatologists difficult to agree with Re: Global warming debate This is in response to the June 25 letter in The Sheridan Press from Dr. Scott Nickerson, whom I have long known and respected. As I understand Dr. Nickerson’s thesis, since science shows no significant warming of the earth in the last 18 years, those who Read More

Letter: Sheridan Senior Center is ‘best anywhere’

Sheridan Senior Center is ‘best anywhere’ Re: Volunteers appreciated Recently, my husband and I with about 150 other people enjoyed a delightful evening as part of the Sheridan Senior Center  Volunteer Appreciation Night.  We were treated to a wonderful meal. It was a wonderful evening and gave the volunteers an opportunity to visit and get to Read More

Letter: Justices, politicians, one-world global rule

Justices, politicians, one-world global rule Re: It’s Obama’s fault Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to legitimize The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), including the parts which are clearly unconstitutional. The majority opinion included Justices Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Chief Justice John J. Roberts. These three justices happen to be members of the Read More

Column: The mourning after

By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life. For many, no doubt, it is. And numerous conversations the past Read More

Community Perspectives: Weekend events show that economic development opportunities still available

By Jay Stender Yes, the loss of commercial air service is a challenge. However, we continue to present quality venues that attract and more importantly maintain visitors to the Sheridan area. So when we are confronted with the question about commercial air service and its impact we have a couple of things to think about. Read More

Health Watch: Sprouting grains

By Georgia Boley There are more than 200 sprouted grain products on the market today, and many food experts believe this is a food trend that is here to stay. “One of the biggest food trends in more recent years has been more nutritious, minimally processed meals, which makes sprouted grains a pretty attractive choice Read More

Agendas June 27, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Thursday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of June 24 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business • New business A. Review, evaluation and ranking sheets for letters of interest submitted by engineering firms Read More

Child’s Play: Design ideas for the nursery and kids’ rooms

By Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick It’s never too early to cultivate a sense of style. Safety, of course, remains at the top of the list. Just five years ago, for example, important changes were made to crib design with the outlawing of drop sides. When it comes to outfitting the rest of a nursery or Read More

Battling the pine beetles

ByScott Hininger Yes we do have beetles attacking the pine trees. There are several different ones that are damaging pine and spruce trees. They develop under the bark and produce girdling tunnels that can cause dieback and kill trees. There are 10 to 15 types of pine beetles in this region. They are all very Read More

Column: Secrets of great gardeners

By Susan Woody This is a collection of tips from a varied circle of gardeners. What is your favorite tip? Pam Wolf, MS in botany • Break up and spread the root ball of pot-bound transplants before setting them in the ground. • Bury herb pots in the ground during summer, and bring them indoor for Read More

Center Stage: Celebrating generations and building community

By Carmen Rideout When I started at the Senior Center in 2000, I was excited to be working for an organization that would be growing and evolving in the years ahead. Over the 40-plus years the Center has been in existence, it is ever changing and growing to meet the needs and serve our communities. Demographic Read More

He’s been a traveling man

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Jon Quarterman, 64, was born in San Diego, California, to a service man father who traveled a lot and a mother from Sheridan. “My father looked and sounded just like Johnny Cash,” Quarterman said with more than just a bit of admiration. When Quarterman was in the Read More

Column: Generous giving in the good name of Jesus the Christ

By Doug Goodwin Whether you are a sports fan or not, allegations of bribery against the World Soccer organization, FIFA, has thrown the effects of money into the forefront of our consciousness.  It makes you think: What do you expect your money to accomplish?  For most of us it is providing necessities of food, clothing Read More

Reports June 26, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 900 block East Brundage Lane, 12:59 a.m. RMA assist, 1200 block Victoria Street, 10:44 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Thursday No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Read More

Column: The damaging doctrine of John Roberts

Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit. The court says Read More

Letter: National public forum on climate change needed

Re: AP story, June 23, Press The Associated Press has again embarrassed itself with their story about an “urgent prescription” described by the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. In its story, AP reports that several “top doctors” are claiming that “thousands of lives are at stake each year” due to the “medical Read More

Do you know how to fit your child for a life vest?

June 25, 2015

With the recent summer like weather, and the approaching July Fourth holiday, people are getting in the mood to go boating. Boating can be a fun and enjoyable pastime, but there are some basic rules of safety and boating regulations that need to be followed when providing life jackets for children. A watercraft must have Read More

Column: Fly Shop report

The runoff water is on its final decline for this season. The high water is ahead of schedule about a week. This means fishing for the Fourth of July weekend is going to be great. If you are not planning on fishing, change your plans. Fireworks are not until dark, which means you have all Read More

Column: Questions for candidate Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict America during a second Democratic presidential term. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, has called her “the most opaque person you’ll ever meet in your life,” but when opacity yields to the necessity of answering Read More

Letter: Global warming means ‘global wealth redistribution’

Re: AP story, Press, June 23 A front page headline trumpets yet another anti-coal, global warming story, this time from the prestigious medical journal “Lancet.” The authors declare that climate change (read anthropogenic global warming) is an imminent catastrophe and immediate public health crisis. This is claimed despite the indisputable fact that global temperature as Read More

Reports June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday Activated alarm, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 9:51 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Tuesday No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday No admissions reported. Dismissals — Rikki S. Barclay, Sheridan; Sophie Rikkea Barclay, Sheridan SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Tuesday Suspicious circumstance, Read More

Agenda: Wyoming Community College Commission meeting

Wyoming Community College Commission meeting 4 p.m. Thursday Whitney Academic Center Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave.   Call to order Recess to executive session Reportable actions from executive session will be finalized and reported during public meeting Adjourn Commissioners and Northern Wyoming Community College District trustees will meet informally to discuss items of interest specific Read More

Letter: City, BNSF need crossing talk

Re: Trains braking pattern I want to bring to light a continuing problem with the BNSF making or breaking a train. It seems every time they do such an operation, the train is stopped a few feet short of the distance needed to allow the gates to rise. Tuesday morning, the train was about 10 Read More

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