Opinion

Editorials The Sheridan Press Editorial: Internet speculation, blame not productive use of time

September 20, 2014

Earlier this week a juvenile male stole a truck. He drove through town until law enforcement pulled him over. When the officer got out of his squad car, the juvenile man drove off, leading officers in a pursuit that traveled onto the interstate. Once on the interstate, the juvenile ended up on the wrong side Read More

National Columnist Column: Why Washington is broken

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator who asked the Discovery Channel to film him and a Democratic colleague last month as they subsisted on an uninhabited Pacific island, came home with Read More

Editor's Column Column: Collaboration over competition

Earlier this week a juvenile male stole a truck. He drove through town until law enforcement pulled him over. When the officer got out of his squad car, the juvenile man drove off, leading officers in a pursuit that traveled onto the interstate. Once on the interstate, the juvenile ended up on the wrong side Read More

National Columnist Column: Election lottery — Cashing in on voting

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. The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a Read More

Local Columnists How business recruitment, expansion really works

Jay Stender is the executive director of Forward Sheridan. Recently the Wyoming Business Council provided a brief presentation to our community leaders focused on  business retention and expansion as a key element for community economic development. BRE is an expressed tenet of Forward Sheridan’s strategic plan. This  presentation, by an outside source,  was welcomed and Read More

Local Columnists Column: Coming together to tackle poverty

Cathi Kindt is the executive director of Sheridan Health Center. Most people living in Sheridan County can say they have what is needed for a comfortable life: a safe place to call home and financial stability for food, clothing, transportation, health care, a reserve for unexpected expenses and entertainment. Many also have a positive support Read More

Local Columnists Column: Sept. 21 is National Back to Church Sunday

Scott Lee is pastor at the Bethesda Worship Center. Tomorrow is a wonderful opportunity for you to begin to connect with a community of followers of Christ in Sheridan. There are many reasons that people chose to not attend church. Many of those reasons seem to be “valid.”  However, I could very easily argue that Read More

Letters to the Editor ACA ‘opt out’ costly to citizens

September 19, 2014

Re: Hospitals and uninsureds The Wyoming Legislature and governor have decided over the last couple of legislative sessions to opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, that would have gone in to effect Jan. 1 of this year. By the state Department of Health’s own projections, that left Read More

Letters to the Editor City leaders force ‘pox,’ tyranny

Re: Flouridation project By all means, we should keep Rich Adriaens in place as the city’s new chief of staff to assist the mayor with running Sheridan.  Apparently, the mayor feels incompetent for running the city’s affairs if he does not understand that no sitting city council can commit or obligate any future city council Read More

National Columnist The jihadi logic — U.S. must make the Islamic State pay

What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are Read More

Publisher's Notebook ‘Longmire’: the ‘reality’ of 5.6 million ‘aging’ viewers

Last month, the A&E Network announced it was canceling the popular television series, “Longmire,” despite three successful seasons. Predictably, there was an outcry hereabouts since the books from which the series is based are by local author Craig Johnson of Ucross. Johnson’s a familiar and friendly face around town at book signings, Western movie introductions Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: FBI’s Rankin returns to city

September 18, 2014

No snow tonight. (Maybe) Unlike last week’s farmers market, expectations are high with locally grown beef and vegetables, breads, pastries, jewelry and more. Also tonight, it’s the fourth and last Third Thursday Street Festival of the year. Music. Exhibits. A chance to hangout and people watch in Historic Downtown Sheridan. One other feature: a local Read More

National Columnist Column: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

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. The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Lessons learned from Tiny

Lessons learned from Tiny Re: Spay, neuter pets Tonight I want to share with you the story of a kitten named Tiny. I don’t have any pictures of Tiny because she only lived for two hours after I first met her. Tiny was given away, along with several of her littermates, on a public Facebook Read More

Publisher's Notebook Miller, Isakson are newsmakers elsewhere

September 17, 2014

I see by the paper…… Was doing my nighttime reading and a story in The Wall Street Journal caught my eye about a Sheridan-based investment adviser, Gary Miller. Miller founded Frontier Asset Management LLC in 2000. Frontier manages a portfolio of $1.5 billion, primarily for other financial advisers, according to the WSJ story. Miller has Read More

National Columnist Column: Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Who is crazy now?

Who is crazy now? Re: Role of elected officials In his letter to the editor Sept. 12, Jack Landon Jr. offered, “We expect our elected officials to listen, to study, to gather enough information based on peer-reviewed studies, so that they can make decisions which will serve the best welfare of our society.” Landon gave Read More

National ColumnistTaste Column: On newspaper theft and couponing

Jill Cataldo is a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three. A recent column about newspapers being stolen by coupon-seekers generated a lot of interest from readers. Newspaper theft is an ongoing problem. Why avid couponers simply don’t purchase additional newspapers is beyond me — paying a few dollars for another copy of the Read More

Local ColumnistsTaste Column: Something completely different

Susan Woody has been a food writer for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. Add a scoop of really good vanilla ice cream to this warm spiced chocolate cake. Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 large Read More

Local ColumnistsLocal Sports Column: Manning’s heartbreaking talent

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Remember that scene in Little Giants when Spike gets traded from the wimpy Giants to the juggernaut Cowboys? He gives a look toward the sky and yells “thank you football god.” I’m 99.9-percent sure he’s showing his gratitude toward Peyton Manning. Manning is a football god. Spending Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter Sept. 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

‘Democracy’ nowhere in top U.S. documents Re: Kobza letter, Press, Sept. 13 Marty Kobza, superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1, discussed the schools and the U.S. Constitution in a lengthy letter. In his letter, Kobza said: “To function as a democracy, we must certainly be educated.” The problem is how can the children be Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter Sept. 16, 2014

27th amendment, Constitution Day noted Re: DAR, Sheridan Bar Sept. 17 is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Daughters of the American Revolution, in partnership with the Sheridan County Bar Association, will visit every fifth-grade class in Sheridan County to celebrate Constitution Day. The classrooms will have interactive education sessions and Read More

Publisher's Notebook Wyo Data, FAB conferences coming

This week, the fourth annual Wyoming Big Data Conference comes to Sheridan this week. It’s two days of a greater understanding of how managing the security of data affects us all, cybercrime and its criminals and a review of how business and industry have options in protecting their data. Officials from the FBI and top Read More

National Columnist Column: Scotland’s epic vote

September 13, 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. Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various Read More

Editor's Column Column: Gaining perspective over the years

Our education reporter, Alisa Brantz, started an interesting conversation in the newsroom the other day. She was talking about a group of kids at a local school district who didn’t know about the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The kids have often heard the mantra “Never forget,” but were either too young Read More