Author Archives: Outside Contributor

‘How would Arnold play this’ golf shot?

Re: Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016 I was very saddened to learn of the Sept. 25th death of the great golfer Arnold Palmer at age 87. His prime years as a pro came in eras which included other greats, including Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Billy Casper and Lee Trevino. Palmer’s ability to play the game… Continue Reading

‘Wrong person’ elected means loss of freedoms

Re: Presidential election, Nov. 8 As a veteran who took a solemn oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, I am deeply concerned about the outcome of the Presidential election.  If the wrong person is elected, I fear that all of those who fought for and died to defend the Constitution may… Continue Reading

Sheridan continues to excel in variety of ways

Sheridan continues to excel on a variety of economic development themes. First off, congratulations to Susan Bigelow, Ph.D, of Sheridan College, and Robert Briggs, of the city of Sheridan, for the successful continuation of state funding for the WYO Theater project that includes renovating and expanding into the old Hallmark building. This, in times of… Continue Reading

You can dress him up, but Trump is Trump

If Beltway insiders and other East Coast elites ever wondered why so many Americans prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, all they need do is watch a rerun of Thursday night’s 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. There they were in their finery, A-listers from the once-cherished institutions of church, state and the… Continue Reading

The problem with veins

In the past 10-years, stand-alone vein clinics have been popping up all over the country. This actually has more to do with the evolution of treatment modalities and subsequent improved recovery time than an increase in people suffering from venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is an extremely common condition affecting adults. Approximately 25 percent of the… Continue Reading

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

SHERIDAN — Maybe it’s magic. A car was involved in a marriage proposal for four couples at the annual Golden Years dinner at the Senior Center on Oct. 15. “We were in my Volkswagon Beetle convertible when I asked her to marry me,” said Don Wells said of when he proposed to his future wife,… Continue Reading

Claim home court advantage and bring a-game home

Claim home court advantage and bring a-game home

More homeowners are claiming the home court advantage. For some, getting court time for a soccer match or pickup basketball game is as easy as stepping into the backyard or basement. Americans have had a love-love affair playing tennis and other outdoor sports at home since the early 20th century, but today’s residential courts aren’t… Continue Reading

Defining ‘senior’

I’m so confused. I’m not sure what defines who is a “senior” (outside of high school or college, that is). When you turn 50, you can join AARP. You most likely are still working (like I am) and not old enough to retire, but you can join. If you go to Albertson’s on Thursdays, you… Continue Reading

Seniors lead Lady Eagles to win over Kaycee

DAYTON — Two seniors, Kiley Carroll and Neci Sundquist, fittingly led the Tongue River Lady Eagles to victory (25-22, 25-19, 13-25, 25-17) on Thursday’s nonconference Senior Night matchup with the Kaycee Lady Bucs. The first set was a seesaw affair that saw the Lady Eagles claw back from a 14-9 deficit and eventually prevail by… Continue Reading

Public lands legacy is American issue

Re: Debate, election 2016 Outdoor users, such as myself, are alarmed by the threatened takeover of our public lands by Wyoming and other western states.  These public lands were given to each and every one of us by courageous and visionary public leaders such as President Theodore Roosevelt and others in the early 1900s. This… Continue Reading

My vote, explained

The case against Hillary Clinton could have been written before the recent WikiLeaks and FBI disclosures. But these documents do provide hard textual backup. The most sensational disclosure was the proposed deal between the State Department and the FBI in which the FBI would declassify a Hillary Clinton email and State would give the FBI… Continue Reading

Lies and politics

Re: House District 51 race  I feel obligated to comment on the race for the Wyoming House District 51 seat, which has been very competently served by Rosie Berger until her defeat in the Republican primary by her opponent, Bo Biteman. Biteman and Democrat Hollis Hackman will face off on Nov. 8. I think we… Continue Reading

How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest. And this, my fellow sufferers, could bode better for Donald Trump. Lest you suddenly seek the highest perch from which to hurl yourself, this is strictly… Continue Reading

An enthusiastic approach

With hair fringing well below my ears and time to kill in Sheridan, I contacted a friend who’s a hairdresser and arranged for a quick cut. Angie had never cut my hair before, and I’d never seen her with such enthusiasm as with those scissors in her hand that day.  My primary thought as I… Continue Reading

Repeal 22nd Amendment; no Hillary, no Trump

Re: Jonathan Swift and the presidential election Dreadful times may call for dreadful proposals.  Or modest ones. Too many years ago in Dublin, I veered away from a pilgrimage, of sorts, to the landmarks (i.e., pubs) of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” to search for another point of interest. In Anglican St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the Catholic… Continue Reading

Cold weather staple: Best beef stroganoff

Cold weather staple: Best beef stroganoff

BEEF STROGANOFF  INGREDIENTS 1 pound top round steak 1 clove garlic, minced 4 teaspoon canola oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 ounces whole crimini mushrooms, sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 (3/4-ounce) envelope less-sodium brown gravy mix 1 cup cold water 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 4 cups no-yolk noodles (about 5 ounces),… Continue Reading

Soap sizes and dollar store shopping

“Dear Jill, I got a 50-cent coupon in the paper recently for a brand of soap. The coupon reads ‘one liquid hand soap premium pump 8 to 10 ounces.’ I went to two different stores to find the best deal. The 10-ounce pumps were on sale for $2 at the grocery store, but I saw… Continue Reading

Federal land return issue merits scrutiny

Re: State, congressional races In 2015, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File 56 (Study of Public Lands) which directed the Office of State Lands and Investment to commission a study and provide a report addressing the management of certain specific federally administrated public lands in Wyoming. The study, which cost $75,000, was to be completed by… Continue Reading

Arkansas is pleased to forget Hillary Clinton

Forty-one years ago, 14 people gathered in a small room on California Boulevard in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the wedding of an aspiring local politician and his law school sweetheart from up north. The bride was wearing a $53 dress bought at a local mall, the groom the same suit in which he’d been seen in… Continue Reading

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