Category Archives: Opinion

Kennon’s ‘10:15s’ mirror commitment

It’s one of those business management ideas that are worth stealing. Then modifying. Even embellishing. Later sharing with others at a professional conference or trade show. After awhile, peers credit you with it. Clever, they say or nod with recognition. Joe Wright, CEO of Kennon, presides daily over the “10:15s,” meetings that involve the entire… Continue Reading

Consequences of  ‘senseless tribute’

Re: Legislators nix ACA funds Sunday’s edition of the Casper Star Tribune contained a fact-based editorial entitled “Financial Pain Was Somewhat Avoidable.” In it are noted the dire economic consequences to Wyoming resulting from the policy of our state Legislature to “put a spending priority on projects, rather than people.” Specifically, this article notes the… Continue Reading

Two years, $7 million, no smoking gun

The House Select Committee on Benghazi released its long-awaited findings Tuesday and concluded that … well, it looks as though they’re going to have to empanel another select committee to iron out the dueling conclusions reached by various members of the committee. The panel members spent two years and $7 million to come up with… Continue Reading

‘Nothing to do this summer’

Do you remember when we all actually got summer off for a school break? Hanging out with you friends, loving not going to school and sleeping in (until 8 a.m.) every day. How times have changed. With summer school, athletic camps and travel team basketball and baseball, we have made the most out of a… Continue Reading

Pancakes, Troopers

Have you gotten your Sheridan Kiwanis pancake breakfast tickets yet? They’re for sale fersure. Know so, because Dr. Rod Bisbee, allegedly “retired,” stopped into the Press last week and sold 30 for the staff. The big community pancake feed will be Friday, July 15, beginning at 6 a.m. Some 2,100-plus will be fed on Grinnell… Continue Reading

Clinton, Warren mean double-trouble for Trump

Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren took her text on Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double good, Doublemint gum. Instead of two happy twins riding a tandem bicycle to celebrate chewing gum, the Clinton-Warren sixties sister-clones — wearing… Continue Reading

Bacon makes every dish better

Bacon makes every dish better

BACON AND BASIL PASTA SALAD  Servings: makes 12 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: for the pasta and bacon; refrigeration time: 2 hours INGREDIENTS 1 (16-ounce) package penne pasta 8 ounces bacon 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 2 bell peppers (red, orange or green or mixture), chopped 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)… Continue Reading

Cooking with rhubarb

Cooking with rhubarb is kind of like planting hollyhocks in your garden. A little old-fashioned but well worth the trouble. Rhubarb-almond muffins INGREDIENTS Vegetable cooking spray 2/3 pound rhubarb, tops removed and ends trimmed 2 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 3/4 cup chopped almonds 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg… Continue Reading

Privacy concerns in the digital coupon age

A few weeks ago, I shared some innovative ways that brands and retailers are using regular people as social media influencers. A brand recently contacted Instagram users, offering to put a favorite photo on a free bag of potato chips. One of my readers participated in this campaign because it was fun and cost him nothing.… Continue Reading

Iddings show; Foundation golf

Sheridan artist Sam Iddings will begin a month-long show at the prestigious John Ford Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg, Washington. Iddings’ show opens Friday with a reception. Iddings was selected for the one-artist show at the Clymer as a result of his showing at the Western Heritage Art Show that was held in Great… Continue Reading

Veggies burgers, soy dogs for the 4th

Re: Health risks What ever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Meat & Poultry Hotline, is food poisoning by nasty E. coli and salmonella bugs hiding in hot dogs and hamburgers… Continue Reading

Ambassadors give back to the community

This past year has been a very active one for the Chamber Ambassadors committee. This group of volunteers serves as the high-profile representatives of the Chamber, as they focus on promoting new businesses, conventions, tourism and recreation in the Sheridan area, as well as encouraging progressive growth in established businesses. In addition to assisting the… Continue Reading

Looking back at the Belle Fourche Rodeo

After graduating from high school in 1951, I was cowboying on a local ranch. I was sweet on a local girl that was a year younger than me. Our friends and we decided to attend the rodeo that was scheduled for the Fourth of July at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. I was driving a 1937… Continue Reading

A BARN ABODE: Large open space, classic farmhouse architecture

A BARN ABODE: Large open space, classic farmhouse architecture

Rustic charms roost in timber-framed homes that resemble barns. Rooted in American agrarian architecture, barn home designs have an expansive “cathedral” quality, says Kevin Durkin, president and founder of Heritage Restorations, based in Waco, Texas. “Barn-style homes are popular for their large, open areas and classic farmhouse architectural style,” Durkin says. “The beauty of the… Continue Reading

Not your mother’s cleaning

I was recently sitting with a group of dental hygienists from out-of-state.  They were lamenting the fact that it is often hard to fit everything they want to do into the appointment. Dental hygienists used to be “tooth cleaners,” with their duties limited to teaching patients how to care for the teeth and gums, and using… Continue Reading

More Americans to die with Obama policies

Re: Democrats’ ‘farcical’ sit-in, guns, Muslims Reuters reported that migrants in Germany were involved in 69,000 crimes early this year, including more than 750 sex crimes — a byproduct of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies.  President Barack Obama wants to bring more such “migrants” here.  Google Malmo, Sweden, for a case study in civilization being… Continue Reading

Britain’s welcome revival of nationhood

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave’s case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in governmental thuggishness. The sham was Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to justify Remain by… Continue Reading

Going for a swim

Leaders in the community often tout all that Sheridan and the surrounding area has to offer. We have the Bighorn Mountains, parks, pathways, infrastructure, countless nonprofits that offer services and so much more. One of the most prized amenities, at least to some, is the Kendrick Park pool. It offers a cheap way for local… Continue Reading

Jesus weeps!

As I view the current political landscape, the recent killings in Orlando and other places as well as the continued fighting around the world, I’m reminded of Luke 19:41 and Jesus’ words in verse 41: As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized… Continue Reading

Making a miniature pond

Having a pond or large water feature is great but if you don’t quite have the acreage, try a smaller more manageable feature by making a miniature pond from a large watertight container. You won’t have to deal with a pump or a bubbler. Supplies: watertight container water plants garden soil (heavy clay or aquatic… Continue Reading

Trump’s Potemkin village

Not long ago, Donald Trump set a $1 billion fundraising goal for his presidential battle against Hillary Clinton. Now he says there’s “no reason” to raise that much, and his operatives fear they will struggle to raise even $300 million. He brought in only $3.1 million in May to Clinton’s $27 million, leaving him with… Continue Reading

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