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Column: Get used to Obama’s swagger

January 24, 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. Here’s some practical advice to those who didn’t like President Obama’s swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it. Economic indicators suggest he’s going to have even Read More

Sheridan Press Editorial: Bicycle bill won’t be enough to prevent injuries, fatalities

On Wednesday, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would require motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of distance while passing them. The bill comes after a year marked by five bicyclist fatalities, including one locally. In Sheridan last June, a woman drove her vehicle into two cyclists Read More

Column: Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

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. The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal Read More

Honoring outstanding businesses, leaders in our community

Dixie Johnson is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Thank you Sheridan’s business community for the phenomenal turnout last week as we honored the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce business award nominees and winners for 2014. Dozens of you took the time to nominate some of Sheridan’s finest, and more than 150 Read More

Column: Plant catalogs mean planning for spring

Scott Hininger is with the Sheridan County Extension office. With Christmas and the first of the year behind us, we’re now in the middle of a good old Wyoming winter. The arrival of garden and seed catalogs are at hand.  This time of the year is a good time to start planning for spring.  With Read More

Thinking about replacing your roof? Be sure to explore ventilation options

By Henri de Marne Universal Uclick Q: I live in a 100-year-old house in Atlanta, Georgia — a very hot and humid climate. I am getting ready to re-roof, and each roofer that I have gotten a bid from has suggested different exhaust vent options, even though I have no soffit/intake vents and no possibility Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 24, 2015

January 23, 2015

• Healthy who? Healthy YOU! The popular monthly mini-health fair at the Senior Center returns on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic:  Community Support Groups. Are they for you? How do you connect?  Visit with professionals in a casual, walk-in mini-health fair in the lobby of the Senior Center at 211 Read More

What an exciting year lies ahead of us

Carmen Rideout is the executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center. It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first month of January 2015. I can already tell that time will fly quickly and I am so excited for the year ahead of us. Over the past five years the board of Read More

Friendships found in Day Break

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Years ago, I had a husband and wife in my office,” said Barb Blue, director of Day Break, an adult day care facility for seniors based in Sheridan. “The wife was enrolling her husband in Day Break so that she could have a break and he could be Read More

Summit Award winner: Megan Myers

Academics for All is pleased to honor Megan Myers, daughter of Karen and Terry Myers, as this week’s Summit Award winner.  She is a senior at Sheridan High School and currently maintains a 3.88 GPA. Myers has taken a challenging course load since transferring to SHS from Tongue River High School and is also an Read More

Column: Showing others Christ’s love through example

Jack Burke is a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’ve been involved with a workshop the last few months sponsored by the Catholic Church (Yes, I am a Mormon). The workshop is called, “Just Faith.” It’s an intense workshop with homework, retreats and immersion experiences with the poor that Read More

Tehran’s quest to dominate the Arab world

While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi Read More

Column: Session vital to building a better, brighter future

January 22, 2015

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” — Abraham Lincoln As the Republican leadership of the 63rd Wyoming State Legislature, we know that these next 40 days are vital to building a better and brighter future for Wyoming. The decisions we make have the chance to influence Read More

Letter: Learning from the wisdom of the past

Learning from the wisdom of the past Re: Obama ‘Union’ speech The President, in his usual eloquent and highly rhetorically-gifted style, after listing all the glorious accomplishments of his administration and this year’s Santa list of wonderful goodies, stated that we should “look to our future, not to our past.”  A quote from British philosopher Read More

Column: Creating a winter survival plan

Colin Betzler is the executive director of the Sheridan Community Land Trust. It’s that time of year when all sensible media outlets share advice on beating back the ills of winter.  Whether it is coping with seasonal affective disorder, Vitamin D deficiency, managing stress or just a case of the winter blues, it seems like Read More

Column: Early presidential prospects for 2016

January 21, 2015

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. With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already Read More

Letter: ‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities

‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities Re: Taxes, fluoride, other If I were mayor Sheridan, I would: • not put fluoride in our water ever. • cut the vehicle registration by 10 percent. • put a four-year freeze on all property taxes. If a home-owner or business does any upgrades to their property, they should Read More

Reports Jan. 21, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block Birch Street, 8:54 a.m. • Activated alarm, 200 block South Main Street, 3:15 p.m. • RMA assist, 200 block South Brooks Street, 3:19 p.m. • Fuel spill, 1200 block East Brundage Lane, 10:53 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available by press time. Read More

Column: Don’t use coupons? Neither do these letter writers

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. Last week, I shared some emails from readers explaining why they use coupons, what they’re saving for and what couponing has meant to them. I also heard from a few readers who do not use coupons, and their reasons for eschewing coupon discounts Read More

A nutty twist on pasta: Try this spaghetti with walnut sauce with your family tonight

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick SPAGHETTI WITH WALNUT SAUCE Servings: Makes 6 servings Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 5 to 8 minutes, plus spaghetti INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs 4 or 5 fresh basil leaves, sliced 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 16 ounces spaghetti 1 Read More

‘Diversity’ in action

January 20, 2015

Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments’ counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last of the Read More

Mentoring good for both lives

Re: National mentoring month January is National Mentoring Month, and January 15 is National Thank Your Mentor Day. Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating by thanking our mentors and the impact they have had on youth in our community. If you have had a mentor in your life that impacted who you are today, this Read More

Why close Red Grade?

Re: ATVs singled out This is the second year that ATVs have been outlawed from Red Grade Road during the winter months. The privilege was taken away from ATV riders by the county commissioners to satisfy a small group of snowmobile riders who I suppose own cabins up Red Grade. The ridiculous part about this Read More

About Us

January 17, 2015

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The Keystone catechism

January 16, 2015

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. Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been Read More

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