Letter: Support for Dayton projects appreciated

October 23, 2014

Re: Community hall, chili cook-off Small town America is alive and well. The Dayton School Benefit Club put on a chili cook-off and dinner/dance this past Saturday. We are in need of a new roof for the Dayton Community Hall, which is a lovely historic building built during the Depression as a Works Progress Administration Read More

Letter: Protect our Second Amendment

Re: Vote Mark Jennings Who could miss the stories about gun control across the nation? For instance, ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is funneling some of his billions of dollars into states to pass gun control laws. Surprisingly, some even here in Wyoming would choose to limit guns. Some feel if they don’t have Read More

Letter: Vote Val Burgess

Re: House District 30 I am writing in support of Val Burgess as a write-in and independent candidate for House District 30. She is my friend and I would like you to know her as I know her. We got reacquainted years ago when I attended one of her presentations on American prisoners of war, Read More

Column: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

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. Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing Read More

Column: Hunting a great way to explore faraway places

TOM MCINTYRE is a contributing editor to Sports Afield and Field & Stream magazine. If you’re looking for an excuse to see the world, hunting is one of the best there is.  The idea of tourism (“…And on the left…And on the right…”) is a prospect as thrilling, if you are older than 6, as Read More

The nasty politicization of Ebola

October 22, 2014

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington this week. For this honest service, Collins was pilloried. In an interview published Sunday night, Collins shared with the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein his belief that, if not for recent federal spending cuts, “we probably would have had Read More

Same-sex marriage battle won, war not over in Equality State

Finally. The state of Wyoming may actually begin living up to its “Equality State” claim. It seemed clear, even to those who oppose the action, that Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriages would eventually be overturned. One by one, other states’ bans have fallen. Wyoming now joins their ranks. It is unlikely many in the state Read More

Add a little creepy to your Halloween

Keep the goblins away with creepy crawly spider cupcakes. Prepare 1 (2-layer size) package chocolate cake mix according to directions, adding 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bake as directed for cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with 1 (16-ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting, mounding frosting in center to create dome shape. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. Cut string licorice into Read More

Available at another store … May I buy it at mine?

Do you use printable coupons often? I do, and a phrase I’ve been seeing more often on my printable coupons is “available at” followed by a store name. If a coupon’s text states that something is “available at” or “redeemable at” can you use the coupon at a different store? Dear Jill, Thank you for Read More

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