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‘Concealed carry’ talks not realistic Re: Gun laws ineffective

March 3, 2015

With the recent discussion in the Legislature about “concealed carry” at the University of Wyoming, let’s remember past events. Did the “gun-free school” signs prevent the carnage at Columbine, Virgina Tech or Sandy Hook? No. They served to exacerbate the slaughter. The signs ensured the murder victims would be unarmed and helpless. How many murderers, Read More

When is a contract not a contract? Re: City ambulance services

The city of Sheridan entered into a contract with the Sheridan firefighters union and apparently hasn’t been living up to the agreement. Even the (appointed, not elected) senator has joined the battle from Cheyenne with his phony arbitration bill. The arbitrator who is supposed to be neutral can be anybody that the group chooses, even Read More

Column: A prayer more often prayed

February 27, 2015

By Gary Kopsa “Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” I find myself praying this prayer more frequently and more fervently these days. You know the reasons why. Internationally, there is no end to the torment and abuse and exploitation and cruelty that we are made aware of Read More

Tongue River teachers excel in and out of the classroom

By Libby Heimbaugh Tongue River High School DAYTON — On the surface, boot camp and bands might not appear to have much in common, but the diverse talents of the Tongue River High School teaching staff bring together these elements and more as the educators use their personal lives to advance their classroom skills. English Read More

Academics for All names Joe Shassetz as this week’s Summit Award recipient

Academics for All proudly honors Joe Shassetz, the son of Jim and Jenifer Shassetz, with this week’s Summit Award. Shassetz maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP U.S. history, AP government, AP biology and AP chemistry. Shassetz was recognized for Read More

Center Stage: Knowledge is key when dealing with Parkinson’s

By Donna Lecholot and Dani Nichols We know that living with any chronic illness can be difficult, and it’s normal to feel angry, depressed or discouraged at times. According to the Mayo Clinic, support groups offer a place for you to find people who are going through similar situations and can support you. Parkinson’s disease presents Read More

Test your fraud IQ: A simple test to see how vulnerable you are to scammers

Source: AARP Bulletin/Real Possibilities March 2014 Online, have you ever: 1. Clicked on a pop-up ad? 2. Played solitaire or other games? 3. Opened an email from someone you don’t know? 4. Read a newspaper? 5. Signed up for a free trial offer? 6. Kept in touch with family members on Facebook or Twitter? 7. Read More

Senior Center Happenings Feb. 28, 2015

• Monday nights are support group nights at the Senior Center. The following community groups meet at the Center on Mondays after work: Parkinson’s Support Group (call 675-1978 for details), Cancer Support Group (call Renae at 674-6022) and Family Caregiver Support Group (call 675-1978). • So fun, we’re doing it again! The Senior Center is Read More

Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals – protect your identity

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Debt collection is one of the top three fraud scams in Wyoming. Do you know how to tell the difference between a legitimate claim and a scam? How is this behavior a threat to your identity? “Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals —how to spot and avoid being scammed” is Read More

Column: Are voles damaging your plants, trees and lawn?

By Scott Hininger Scott Hininger is with the Sheridan County Extension office. I noticed with the nice weather we recently had — with the snow gone — that there is some vole damage. Voles are mouse-looking rodents that can damage or consume flower bulbs, garden plants, vegetables and field and forage crops. Voles can scar Read More

2015’s color of the year makes a mark

By Elaine Markoutsas UniversalUclick Color trends come and go, but certain hues are perennial hangers-on. Take red, for example. Chicago interior designer Alessandra Branca is a known red lover. When she designed a collection of fabrics for Schumacher, red played a starring role. Sometimes her approach is playful, like pairing red-and-white ticking stripe lampshades with Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: Bill failure isn’t funny; it’s embarrassing

Some states have a knack for making a spectacle. Florida nearly always has some weird story or crime that goes viral on social media. California is full of left-wing movie stars. Mississippi is full of rednecks and everyone in New York talks funny. But Wyoming is no stranger to being the butt of a joke. Read More

Letter: Failure of Great Lakes result of service

Re: Surveys needed A Feb. 24 article in The Sheridan Press read, “Great Lakes, the only airline serving Sheridan, is losing money on the flights, adding the airport won’t reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.” If Great Lakes will not reach the 10,000 mark (approximately 14 departures and 14 returns per day), I contend this Read More

Letter: No more knee-jerk reactions

Re: Second Amendment rights, HB114 I think that the only way to ensure the safety of people in this great state of Wyoming is to quit taking away our constitutional rights. Knee-jerk response to emotionally charged issues such as school shootings is claiming our rights at an alarming rate. Any citizen who has gone through Read More

Column: What’s wrong with being personal in business?

“It’s not personal, it’s just business.” Michael Corleone from “The Godfather” said it, and it has been repeated so many times it has become truth to many people. However, in my experience, albeit limited, I would be more apt to agree with Meg Ryan (yes, I am quoting Meg Ryan…don’t judge me) when she said Read More

Column: Rx laughter — it’s good for you

We all enjoy a good, hearty laugh. Guess what? As it turns out, laughter on a regular basis is really good for us, too! It is considered one of the most natural ways we can treat ourselves to a greater level of happiness. Adding a little humor to each day can improve our lives — Read More

Column: Recreation for everyone

February 26, 2015

The State of Wyoming and Sheridan County have endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. State and federal lands are just minutes from your doorstep. I would like to encourage you to visit the thousands of acres of wide-open, wild Wyoming landscape. Hiking and backpacking are popular activities in this area, but you can experience the beautiful Read More

Considered wealthy? Sometimes it is a matter of perspective

February 25, 2015

Jill Cataldo In a recent column, I was discussing our household’s budget and mentioned that I do not consider our family “wealthy.” Several readers wrote to correct me and encourage me to consider a different appreciation of that term. “Dear Jill, I am not the type to write in response to articles, but your statement Read More

A fresh look at a vegetable staple: Carrot salad satisfies with flavor

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick Fresh carrot salad In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 clove minced garlic, 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 fresh red jalapeno pepper (seeded and very thinly sliced) and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt. Toss Read More

Column: Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him

February 21, 2015

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. What Rudy Giuliani did last week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender. As the world now knows, Giuliani, the former New York Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: Are elected officials listening to their constituents?

In at least two situations this week, Sheridan County residents expressed concern that area residents’ voices are not being heard by those elected to serve them. The rub: some of those officials aren’t elected, they’re appointed. On Tuesday, Sheridan County School District 1 opted not to renew the contract of Big Horn High School and Read More

Column: White House plans to fight terrorism with …Twitter?

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. “We’re here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers Read More

Letter: Cities ripe for history, recreation tourism

Cities ripe for history, recreation tourism Re: Advertise, promote I read that grant funds are now available for a new air carrier for the city. I do hope that we can get a very reliable carrier for this area, and have more than one flight in and out a day. The Chamber of Commerce should Read More

Column: Pilotless drones won’t be droping off your packages anytime soon

Jim Branscome is a retired managing director of Standard & Poor’s, a licensed pilot sans airplane, and resides in Montrose, Colorado and Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is now taking a sabbatical of unknown duration from column writing. The FAA — thankfully — has published proposed rules that would keep and whole bunch of pizza delivery Read More

Sheridan defeats Laramie on the road

SHERIDAN — The Players of Sheridan High School dealt out a double dose of defeat Friday night as both the boys and girls basketball teams took down Laramie on the road. Heading in to the game, the no. 3 ranked Broncs were chasing down the no. 1 ranked Plainsmen’s record. Thanks to the 75-64 victory, Read More

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