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OpinionPublisher's Notebook 100,000 haircuts; Tacofest Saturday

March 5, 2015

Milestones! Sheridan barber Ron Charlson just recently cut his 100,000th head of hair. Imagine all of the discussions — political and otherwise — and the “problem solving” in his chair while others await a turn. Natives, newcomers, and tourists alike. 100,000. That’s a lot of haircuts. John Lundberg of Big Horn Trading Co. on Sheridan’s Read More

Local ColumnistsOpinion Coming into the final stretch of the legislative session

The final day of the Legislature approaches. The frenetic activity of the past weeks now slows to hurry up and wait. The last few bills are resolved in conference committees or processed through the other chamber, and we are gaveled in to approve, or not, throughout the day. It is also the time for the Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinionUncategorized NSI Wolves show teamwork, pride Re: State 1A tournament

It is with great pleasure that we take the time to recognize one of your county’s finest programs. As avid activities and high school sports followers, we are blessed with getting to travel the state and watch our young men and women participate in a wide variety of contests that will hopefully help them as Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Congrats to coach Moser; not the only head coach Re: Press article, Feb. 23

March 4, 2015

We would like to congratulate Diane Moser as she retires from her coaching career at Tongue River High School. Her dedication and achievements for 41 years as head coach of the Lady Eagles is remarkable. The Press published a very nice write-up regarding her many years of service. It also stated that she was “the Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion ‘Concealed carry’ talks not realistic Re: Gun laws ineffective

March 3, 2015

With the recent discussion in the Legislature about “concealed carry” at the University of Wyoming, let’s remember past events. Did the “gun-free school” signs prevent the carnage at Columbine, Virgina Tech or Sandy Hook? No. They served to exacerbate the slaughter. The signs ensured the murder victims would be unarmed and helpless. How many murderers, Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion When is a contract not a contract? Re: City ambulance services

The city of Sheridan entered into a contract with the Sheridan firefighters union and apparently hasn’t been living up to the agreement. Even the (appointed, not elected) senator has joined the battle from Cheyenne with his phony arbitration bill. The arbitrator who is supposed to be neutral can be anybody that the group chooses, even Read More

Editor's ColumnOpinion It may be another Netflix weekend

February 27, 2015

Hi, my name is Kristen and I’m a Netflix-aholic. Well, not really, but I’m seriously considering becoming one this weekend. We don’t watch a lot of TV in our house. Yes, we have cable — but it’s mostly so I can watch the cable news channels. Otherwise, my husband and I watch the occasional episode Read More

EditorialsOpinion Sheridan Press Editorial: Bill failure isn’t funny; it’s embarrassing

Some states have a knack for making a spectacle. Florida nearly always has some weird story or crime that goes viral on social media. California is full of left-wing movie stars. Mississippi is full of rednecks and everyone in New York talks funny. But Wyoming is no stranger to being the butt of a joke. Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: Failure of Great Lakes result of service

Re: Surveys needed A Feb. 24 article in The Sheridan Press read, “Great Lakes, the only airline serving Sheridan, is losing money on the flights, adding the airport won’t reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.” If Great Lakes will not reach the 10,000 mark (approximately 14 departures and 14 returns per day), I contend this Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: No more knee-jerk reactions

Re: Second Amendment rights, HB114 I think that the only way to ensure the safety of people in this great state of Wyoming is to quit taking away our constitutional rights. Knee-jerk response to emotionally charged issues such as school shootings is claiming our rights at an alarming rate. Any citizen who has gone through Read More

Local ColumnistsOpinion Column: What’s wrong with being personal in business?

“It’s not personal, it’s just business.” Michael Corleone from “The Godfather” said it, and it has been repeated so many times it has become truth to many people. However, in my experience, albeit limited, I would be more apt to agree with Meg Ryan (yes, I am quoting Meg Ryan…don’t judge me) when she said Read More

Local ColumnistsOpinion Column: Rx laughter — it’s good for you

We all enjoy a good, hearty laugh. Guess what? As it turns out, laughter on a regular basis is really good for us, too! It is considered one of the most natural ways we can treat ourselves to a greater level of happiness. Adding a little humor to each day can improve our lives — Read More

National Columnist Column: Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him

February 21, 2015

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. What Rudy Giuliani did last week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender. As the world now knows, Giuliani, the former New York Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Are elected officials listening to their constituents?

In at least two situations this week, Sheridan County residents expressed concern that area residents’ voices are not being heard by those elected to serve them. The rub: some of those officials aren’t elected, they’re appointed. On Tuesday, Sheridan County School District 1 opted not to renew the contract of Big Horn High School and Read More

Editor's Column A changing sense of home

As you grow older — moving from high school, to college and to your first jobs — the concept of home changes with you. When you’re younger, home is where your parents are. It’s where you live and where you are surrounded by loved ones. In college, my sense of home changed a little bit. Read More

National Columnist Column: White House plans to fight terrorism with …Twitter?

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. “We’re here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Cities ripe for history, recreation tourism

Cities ripe for history, recreation tourism Re: Advertise, promote I read that grant funds are now available for a new air carrier for the city. I do hope that we can get a very reliable carrier for this area, and have more than one flight in and out a day. The Chamber of Commerce should Read More

National Columnist Column: Pilotless drones won’t be droping off your packages anytime soon

Jim Branscome is a retired managing director of Standard & Poor’s, a licensed pilot sans airplane, and resides in Montrose, Colorado and Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is now taking a sabbatical of unknown duration from column writing. The FAA — thankfully — has published proposed rules that would keep and whole bunch of pizza delivery Read More

Letters to the Editor Predators, livestock, grazing on public land

February 20, 2015

Re: Respect mountain water Killing predators is the saddest aspect of grazing livestock in this area. The predators are noble, exquisite creatures, unlike the over-bred livestock that is often smeared with its own excrement polluting our watershed.  The mountain water deserves more respect.  It is a treasure, as are the predators. At the top of Read More

Letters to the Editor Illegal immigrants, Social Security cards

Re: Cole letter, Press, Feb. 18 Charles Cole’s letter was well-written and to the point. The punch line was his final paragraph: What are principled representatives in Congress to do regarding the latest presidential “memo” regarding the Social Security numbers for illegal immigrants? Ann Coulter describes it best. “If the Republican majority in both houses Read More

National Columnist GOP should finish what Democrats started

I’ve been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It’s time to go nuclear. In the fourth quarter of his presidency, Obama unbound is abusing presidential authority at will to secure a legacy on everything from environmental regulation to immigration, the laws Read More

National Columnist Jeb flubs big speech

Jeb Bush was mere seconds into his speech Wednesday informing the world that he’s his “own man,” and not his brother or his dad, when he did something reminiscent of both. He flubbed his line. “We definitely no longer inspire fear in our enemies,” the nominal front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination said at the Read More

National Columnist Column: War authorization’s difficult debate

February 19, 2015

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. Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: 17,600 Wyomingites versus 19 senators

17,600 Wyomingites versus 19 senators Re: Medicaid expansion There are more than 17,600 Wyoming citizens without health insurance. I’m not sure if I read it right, but it was only 19 state senators who voted against the Medicaid expansion bill. To state Sen. Charlie Scott: we need some numbers from you. Such as how many of Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: ‘Perpetual’ war and its expectations

‘Perpetual’ war and its expectations Re: Sheridan Peacemakers American citizens are responsible for their government’s decisions and for holding it accountable.  Because war is so onerous and consequential, some of us have been holding peace vigils to protest the decision for war and to urge peace. These vigils are sometimes challenged by veterans who take Read More

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