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National Columnist Bud Selig’s winning legacy

January 29, 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. The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Beware! Meteorologists a threat to public safety

Beware! Meteorologists a threat to public safety Re: ‘Movie star’ fear mongering Meteorology is a very serious science. For centuries, man has tried to predict the weather in order to save lives and property. Yet, we now have people claiming to be meteorologists who are a discredit to the profession and a threat to public safety. Read More

Publisher's Notebook Open Range open; Tom blows last whistle

From the I-Know-This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file… The Notebook typically exercises caution whenever a new place to eat opens, not wanting to get crushed in the maw of people yearning for a new spot to wine, dine, gossip, romance or seal a business deal. Along comes the Open Range in the Sheridan Inn. It’s open for lunch and Read More

National Columnist Column: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

January 28, 2015

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. When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, Read More

Publisher's Notebook SC AgriPark busy; FAB coming April

Zane Garstad wears a lot of hats. Among them are executive director of the Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo, admissions director at Sheridan College, former professional rodeo cowboy, local hockey coach of the Sheridan Hawks. Add one more: he’s the key figure in the new Sheridan College AgriPark. It officially opened earlier this month and already has 130 events Read More

National Columnist Random thoughts on the passing scene

January 27, 2015

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. Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: The “wow!” factor; Sheridan arts scene

The “wow!” factor; Sheridan arts scene Re: Local concerts, theater Wow! What a treat for the performing arts we have had here in Sheridan. Last week, the Senior Theater Players presented “Fast Train to the Poorhouse” to a packed house. Then on Saturday evening at the WYO Theater, our Sheridan youth presented the play, “13” Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Classical concert draws large crowd

Classical concert draws large crowd Re: Strong community support A huge “thanks” to the Sheridan Press for their coverage of pianist Josh Wright in the newspaper. Your articles and pictures were a big part of why we had 450-plus at the First Baptist Church Friday evening for Wright’s outstanding solo performance. Thanks to John Craft Read More

Publisher's Notebook SHS ‘People’ team wins 2nd title

Back to back championships! The Sheridan High School “We the People” team, coached by Tyson Emborg, won the state championship in Laramie Monday evening and will be “on to Washington” to again represent Wyoming. Congrats! •••••• News! So what’s the theme of this year’s Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo? “Paint the town red,” so says Vicki Kane, in the Read More

National Columnist Column: Get used to Obama’s swagger

January 24, 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. Here’s some practical advice to those who didn’t like President Obama’s swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it. Economic indicators suggest he’s going to have even Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Bicycle bill won’t be enough to prevent injuries, fatalities

On Wednesday, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would require motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of distance while passing them. The bill comes after a year marked by five bicyclist fatalities, including one locally. In Sheridan last June, a woman drove her vehicle into two cyclists Read More

Editor's Column Column: Almost time for FAB

It’s almost that time again — time for the 2015 FAB (For.About.By.) Women’s Conference. If it sounds different from last year already, that’s because it is. We heard some feedback from attendees and those who couldn’t make it that fall was just a tough time of year to get away. So, we moved the event Read More

National Columnist Column: Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

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. The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal Read More

Local Columnists Honoring outstanding businesses, leaders in our community

Dixie Johnson is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Thank you Sheridan’s business community for the phenomenal turnout last week as we honored the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce business award nominees and winners for 2014. Dozens of you took the time to nominate some of Sheridan’s finest, and more than 150 Read More

National Columnist Tehran’s quest to dominate the Arab world

January 23, 2015

While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi Read More

Publisher's Notebook Good movies, ‘Longmire’ back

Week Four, the last of the four Western films at our WYO Theater, will feature the movie,  “The Wild Bunch.” Curtain is 2 p.m. When the film premiered in 1969, it was condemned and praised for its tone and violence and was a pivotal Western. The late great critic Roger Ebert called it a “masterpiece” Read More

Local Columnists Column: Session vital to building a better, brighter future

January 22, 2015

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” — Abraham Lincoln As the Republican leadership of the 63rd Wyoming State Legislature, we know that these next 40 days are vital to building a better and brighter future for Wyoming. The decisions we make have the chance to influence Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Learning from the wisdom of the past

Learning from the wisdom of the past Re: Obama ‘Union’ speech The President, in his usual eloquent and highly rhetorically-gifted style, after listing all the glorious accomplishments of his administration and this year’s Santa list of wonderful goodies, stated that we should “look to our future, not to our past.”  A quote from British philosopher Read More

Publisher's Notebook Trophies always spark remarkable memories

People tend to pooh-pooh trophies. (Likely an age thing.) Yet when you get one, no matter the size or shape, typically its receipt comes with a smile and launches a memory. They denote and celebrate accomplishment on a variety of levels — personal or with a team. Typically, the trophy usually goes from a shelf Read More

Local ColumnistsOutdoors Feature Column: Creating a winter survival plan

Colin Betzler is the executive director of the Sheridan Community Land Trust. It’s that time of year when all sensible media outlets share advice on beating back the ills of winter.  Whether it is coping with seasonal affective disorder, Vitamin D deficiency, managing stress or just a case of the winter blues, it seems like Read More

National Columnist Column: Early presidential prospects for 2016

January 21, 2015

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. With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: ‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities

‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities Re: Taxes, fluoride, other If I were mayor Sheridan, I would: • not put fluoride in our water ever. • cut the vehicle registration by 10 percent. • put a four-year freeze on all property taxes. If a home-owner or business does any upgrades to their property, they should Read More

National Columnist Column: When the pope talks …

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. Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he Read More

Local ColumnistsLocal Sports Column: Rooting for tanking

These days, sports media throw around the word “tanking” the way Scott Steiner threw around Sid Vicious in the wrestling ring in the late 90s, and, for the most part, they aren’t using it to describe Johnny Manziel partying at the Palms in Las Vegas. Tanking is the term used by fans and media alike Read More

National Columnist ‘Diversity’ in action

January 20, 2015

Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments’ counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last of the Read More






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