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OpinionPublisher's Notebook SC AgriPark open after years of talk

November 25, 2014

Saturday’s 50-degree warm sunshine temperatures brought out the shoppers and kids in downtown Sheridan. Some people wearing shorts, others circling and circling for a good parking spot. Good to see. •••••• Thurman Briggs last week noted that when he returned from the Air Force in 1972, people hereabouts were talking about an indoor agriculture facility. Read More

Local Columnists Health Watch: Nurturing your attitude of gratitude

November 22, 2014

Teresa (Teddy) E. Araas, PhD, CHES, CYT-700, RYT-500. Owner of Balanced Living Health & Wellbeing Consultants, LLC and Santosha Yoga. “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer Years of studying and utilizing integrative Read More

National Columnist Column: How the GOP can poke back against Obama

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Here’s a paradox worth pondering: Could President Obama’s executive actions on immigration actually make it easier to enact comprehensive reform? The invective pouring forth from Republicans this past week would seem Read More

Editor's Column Column: A family history

When I was younger, a couple of my family members dabbled in genealogy. We didn’t find a whole lot, but we found a little bit of information on our ancestors. I always found the hobby fascinating. But after many hours spent doing online research and turning up no new information we stopped digging. About a Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: In this season of giving, know where your money is going

‘Tis the season of giving. Pretty soon, those familiar Salvation Army bells will be ringing downtown and in front of stores throughout town. Coat drives and food drives are already underway. There are countless ways to help the less fortunate this holiday season. No doubt there are numerous worthy charities in Sheridan County that will Read More

National Columnist Column: Recalling Rockefeller

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Gruber lies, disrespects citizens via Obamacare

Gruber lies, disrespects citizens via Obamacare Re: Health costs hit home In August of this year, we were informed that our retirement medical insurance was being cancelled due to the rising cost of health care and the requirements of ObamaCare. After working professionally for 54 years, we were counting on our promised health insurance. On Read More

Local Columnists Column: Giving thanks for our vibrant downtown!

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of The Downtown Sheridan Association. The Downtown Sheridan Association is very thankful for our many volunteers and is thrilled with the many new businesses in downtown. In early November we recognized the new businesses and contributions of individuals and companies by hosting our DSA annual Appreciation Dinner at The Read More

National Columnist Column: The climate pact swindle

November 21, 2014

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington, and a nightly panelist on Fox News Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Liberty, leadership, policy; citizen input, majority rules

Liberty, leadership, policy; citizen input, majority rules Re: Democracy in Sheridan Mr. Mayor, what do you have against public self-governance? How could you ethically hire an interim city manager, when the public voted to not have one? If your abilities are inadequate for the responsibilities of the appointment, then step down. Mr. Interim City Manager, Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Big EGAP! edition coming next week

Question: Why didn’t the Chicago Cubs get a new website? Answer: They couldn’t get three WWW’s in a row. •••••• My, oh my! Next Wednesday is a special issue of The Sheridan Press. It’s our Black Friday, Everyone-Gets-A-Press (EGAP!) edition. More than 12,000 homes get this special edition throughout the city and in some rural Read More

National Columnist Column: Democrats need rich people, too

November 20, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Elizabeth Warren was doing Tuesday what Elizabeth Warren usually does: sticking up for the little guy.  The populist Democratic senator from Massachusetts was in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, hosting an Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: WYO Theater part of memories

WYO Theater part of memories Re: Wyo 25th celebration Last Saturday, my husband and I had the great pleasure of attending the WYO Theater’s 25th anniversary celebration. The first time I ever set foot in the WYO Theater, it was as a performer. Selected as one of a handful of area elementary school students to Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Linotypes, phones recall experiences

My aunt, who retired more than 40 years ago from what was then known as “the phone company,” will be 107 next month. She will now and then remark how AT&T was working on a visual communication project when she cut her retirement cake. It was an early version of Skype, now an essential for Read More

National Columnist Column: Pope calls for family resurrection

November 19, 2014

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. News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Woodward reporting perpetuates myth

Woodward reporting perpetuates myth Re: Czaban column, Press, Nov. 15 In Sheridan Press managing editor Kristen Czaban’s recent opinion page column, she virtually deified Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward for his stellar journalistic coverage of Watergate which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. In passing, I must note that Woodward himself said in a PBS Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Berger elected leader; DelRossi, sportswriters

Congrats! Rep. Rosie Berger of Big Horn was elected Majority Floor Leader earlier this week. Always good for the home team to have some extra “juice” in Cheyenne when the Legislature begins Jan. 13, 2015. Rep. John Patton of Sheridan will lead the House’s education committee. •••••• In Washington state, Roger Freeman was re-elected to Read More

National Columnist Column: Sorting through a legacy of liberalism

November 18, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were “phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking.” One of Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Keystone Pipeline, Wyoming coal income

Keystone Pipeline, Wyoming coal income Re: “Tar sand” issues The pipeline is to transport “oil” from Canadian tar sands from Alberta to the Gulf Coast for refining and export. How will this cause Wyoming oil to be more marketable? Oil from tar sands is not the same as Wyoming’s oil. Extraction of oil from tar Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ act unappealing at home, abroad

‘Mr. Wonderful’ act unappealing at home, abroad Re: Vera Cole letter, Press, Nov. 14 Vera Cole has every right to be deeply concerned with the obfuscation of the       “transparent” Obama administration. She outlines the snake oil tactics orchestrated by M.I.T. professor Jonathan Gruber who blithely admitted that the ACA (Obamacare) was purposely Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: SC AgriPark opens; public is invited

Question: Why didn’t Great Britain get into the personal computer business early on like the U.S.? Answer: They couldn’t make them leak oil. (Rimshot! A memory from those years of owning and riding a BSA 650 and being stranded in a couple of MGs.) •••••• News! Progress! Tomorrow — Wednesday, Nov. 19 — the public Read More

National Columnist Column: Elections results don’t reflect well on Pelosi

November 15, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. There are five 2014 House races still to be decided before we can answer a question of historical interest: Was this the worst election for House Democrats since 1928? Or merely Read More

Editor's Column Column: My encounter with a legend

Kristen Czaban is the managing editor of The Sheridan Press. I’m quite positive that looking back over my career 40 or 50 years from now, one of the highlights will be when I met Bob Woodward. For those who do not know him, he’s the journalist of Watergate fame. He and cohort Carl Bernstein covered Read More

National Columnist Column: A Holocaust murderer’s warped sense of idealism

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. Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of Read More

Local Columnists Column: Amazon is here, but it’s not the end of the world or downtown businesses

Ryan Koltiska is the director of marketing and communications at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. I had a conversation last week with a local businessman, and one phrase in that meeting rang loud and clear: “Amazon is here.” This man, a leader in a successful Sheridan business, is quite aware of the reality that Read More






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