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Entertainment will reach new height at the WYO

May 29, 2015

Special entertainment for the 85th Sheridan WYO Rodeo (The WYO) will reach new heights this year — 4,000 feet to be exact! That’s the altitude from which Dana Bowman, Sgt. First Class (retired), will parachute from an airplane to land in the Sheridan County Fairgrounds arena as part of the Grand Entry for each of Read More

Respect traffic lights, or install cameras

Re: Dangerous intersection on West Loucks Street Plea to motorists of Sheridan: Please STOP at red lights! (Even the pedestrian stop light and crosswalk at West Loucks and Bellevue Avenue!) It is time to save a life and for red light cameras to be installed to ticket offenders. My family and I moved to your lovely Read More

‘Greatest good’ must be considered

Re: Red Grade Trails project I recently read the opinion letter in the May 28th edition of The Press titled “Whole Bighorns Are the Backyard.” I know the author and have a great deal of respect for him as a person and for the years he served as a state representative. However, as a long-term Read More

Wildlife adapts well

Re: Support Red Grade Trails The walking and biking trail proposed by the Sheridan Community Land Trust will pose no threat to the wildlife of this region and will be a great boon to nature lovers. When the Decker Coal Mine opened in 1970, there were dire predictions of the demise of wildlife, but, in Read More

Cruz’s hypocritical, opportunistic foreign policy views

As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama’s weakness — particularly his failure to enforce his own “red line” after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. “A critical Read More

Karma resulting from spring soccer smugness

Who’s enjoying this weather?  I know California would kill for this wetness but if one more person says we need the moisture, I’ll beat them with my soggy muck boots. I spent the holiday weekend at the Big Horn Equestrian Center as both a field marshall and parent of a player for the state soccer Read More

Memorial Day thoughts for the rest of the year

Those Who Came Before Us: “To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God; or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget; that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love Read More

TRHS students get pumped up

DAYTON — Wyoming has a reputation for being a more physically active state than many others, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that 20 percent of the Tongue River High School student body shows up at 7 a.m. to lift weights at school. In efforts to promote an all-around healthy lifestyle, Tongue River gives Read More

Mary Lee Stopka: Boot-scooting and toe-tapping

SHERIDAN — Mary Lee Lindeen Stopka will be 91 years young in August and shares that her feet have been dancing for 85 of those years. Since the age of 5, Stopka’s one lifetime ambition was to be a dancer. Her parents were active in the barn dancing community and much to her delight she Read More

Can we be a ‘Greatest Generation’ for our future?

As the development director for the Sheridan Senior Center, I get excited when the time rolls around for our annual Operation Independence Campaign.  At the Senior Center, we have made it our mission to help older adults maintain and regain their independence. This year our Operation Independence Campaign is a part of our larger effort Read More

Eye on health and cooking styles

Demand for professional heavy-duty juicers like Omega and Vitamix remains robust — high price tags notwithstanding. But the offerings (and price points) continue to expand. Salton’s newest professional power blender is marketed with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. It can whip up smoothies, soups and even mill rice for rice flour. Best of all is a Read More

Tips for summer lawn care

Many factors influence lawn water requirements, and no two lawns are exactly alike. A healthy, high-quality bluegrass lawn may need up to 2.25 inches of water per week under hot, dry, windy summer conditions; bluegrass only uses 1.5 inches of water per week. It may require much less when the weather is cool or cloudy. Read More

Letter: SHS grad coverage ‘disturbing, offensive’

  Re: SCOPE program, Press, May 23 After completing the rigorous expectations that the state of Wyoming requires of all students, approximately 290 young people graduated in Sheridan County over the weekend. Friends and families from all over the U.S. came to our community to join in this great celebration. What a perfect opportunity for Read More

Column: Demoralization — Why good doctors quit

About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. “How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?” he asked with a smile. “I didn’t,” I replied. “I had no idea what was coming. I just felt I’d chosen the wrong vocation.” I was reminded of Read More

Letter: ‘Whole Bighorns’ are the backyard

May 28, 2015

  Re: Press editorial, May 23, 2015 The editorial concerning Red Grade Trail was disappointing in its attack on people who express the downside about the trail proposal because of a “not in my backyard” attitude. Then who should be allowed to voice concern? For many of us here, the whole Bighorn Mountains are our Read More

Column: The separation of campaign and state

A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, “requiring” a new round of reforms. But the Constitution, properly construed, requires a wall of separation between campaign Read More

Column: What kind of fly fisherman are you?

I’ve been doing a lot of guiding on the Big Horn this spring. Upon meeting new clients in the morning, I start out by explaining what’s going on in the river and then I ask what “kind” of fishing they like to do. They’re all fly fishermen, so this means I’m trying to find out Read More

Fly Shop of the Bighorns fishing report May 28, 2015

The North Fork of the Tongue has been open less than a week, but the fishing is starting to take hold. The hatches are minimal due to cold water. The creek is up, slightly off color and fishable. Wading will be more difficult, so be careful. Watch where you are stepping and don’t walk on Read More

Gordon Rose fishing report May 28, 2015

Tailwater fisheries Decent fishing continues on area tailwaters. Hatches of Blue wing olives and midges have tapered off on the Big Horn recently. As of last night flows will have been increased to 4,000 cfs from Monday’s low of 2,200. This will help clear the algae after a few days, and improve the boat fishing. Read More

Letter: Outdoor opportunities becoming more valuable

May 27, 2015

Re: Support for Red Grade Trail Project I would like to express support for the Red Grade Trail Project. This project will provide recreational opportunities that are easily accessible to the residents and visitors of Sheridan and surrounding communities. As time constraints increase with work and family life, opportunities like this become even more valuable. Read More

Letter: Wildlife cannot coexist with extensive trail

  Re: Red Grade project The area of proposed development for Sheridan Community Land Trust’s trails is in my backyard and has been for 15 years. For that reason, I know it well. It is pristine wildlife habitat which has never been grazed unlike its surroundings. Last week I saw 35 varieties of wildflowers there. Read More

William Kristol’s self-loathing attack on baby boomers

One can understand why the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page. In the June 1 issue of the conservative magazine he co-founded, Kristol writes that we’ve had enough already Read More

Feeling cheesy? Try this polenta recipe this week

BAKED EGGS WITH CHEESY POLENTA Servings: Makes 6 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: About 30 minutes; standing time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 4 cups unsalted vegetable broth 1 cup polenta or coarsely ground yellow cornmeal 2 cups shredded 50 percent reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 Read More

This week’s couponing tips: Helping you learn to save

I truly enjoy reading and hearing from readers. I receive a lot of reader tips, coupon questions and “heartbreaker” emails — the ones demanding immediate help with couponing. I’ve never printed these before in my column because they’re often hard for me to read, too, but I’m going to let you peek inside my inbox Read More

Letter: Sheridan community outdoes itself again

May 26, 2015

Re: Support of Drum and Bugle Corps Once again the Sheridan community and surrounding areas have more than outdone themselves in helping out with donations of items for the auctions and raffles for the Baltimore or Bust fundraiser. The event was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on May 2 to support the American Legion Read More

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