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National Columnist Column:Talk about a wildfire

December 17, 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. First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Who’s paying for the fluoride push?

Re: Water changes coming The mayor’s decision to put fluoride in the water supply on Jan. 1 has not been democratically approved by the community of Sheridan and Sheridan County. Why haven’t city leaders considered the right to vote on this issue? The citizens of Sheridan County voted fluoride out of the water in 1953. Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: SC Foundation eyes the future

The Sheridan College Foundation’s fundraising letter came in the mail recently. (There’s a lot of fundraising letters this year.) Sheridan College, whose roots date to 1948, has been on a successful trail of expansion and increased community engagement in recent years, noted here in this column and throughout the 307 editions annually of The Sheridan Read More

Local ColumnistsLocal Sports Running with the Generals

I’ve been a basketball junkie all my life. I shot around on a Little Tykes hoop in my basement until it wasn’t fun to beat my dad anymore — OK, it’s always fun to beat your dad in things. I traveled around Indiana with my friends playing on various teams; I played high school basketball. Read More

National Columnist Column: Fear inspired tortured reasoning

December 16, 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. Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Fluoride coming; representing people

Fluoride coming; representing people Re: Press, Dec. 10 On Jan. 1, four days before he swears in the newly elected city council members, Mayor John Heath will flip the switch, dumping fluorosilicic into our public water system — four days before those who spoke loudly against fluoridation during their campaign have even had a chance Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo

Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo Re: Senate CIA report Kudos to Charles Krauthammer whose column in Friday’s Sheridan Press correctly excoriated the report of the Senate Special Committee on Intelligence panning the so-called “torture” administered by CIA personnel after the 9/11 attack. As Krauthammer correctly notes, the chair of the SCCI, Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Read More

Publisher's Notebook Holiday shopping; Suzor book release

Support the Goodfellow Fund. •••••• Nine shopping days left, so says the calendar. By (buy?) and large, my Christmas shopping is completed. I tend to shop early, quietly and locally, primarily because our local merchants support us. And, when shopping with a critical eye there’s value: a clerk or owner that smiles back at me Read More

National Columnist Column: The coarsening of politics

December 13, 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. “The report is full of crap.”               Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Read More

Editor's Column Column: The joy of Christmas cards

One of my favorite times of year is right now. It isn’t the lights, the cheer or the overall feeling of fellowship — though I enjoy those too — that gets me going, though. I’ve said before how much I enjoy a good hand-written note, and this time of year gives me the opportunity to Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Opportunities abound for city leadership

Two things happened recently that give the leadership in the city of Sheridan an opportunity to listen to their constituents. First, the city’s Public Works Department announced that fluoride will be added to the water early next year. After the announcement, social media erupted with comments about the city’s plans to add what some call Read More

National Columnist Column: Camps finds the cheerfulness of tax reform

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. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Read More

Local Columnists Sheridan becoming a fixture in new itineraries

Shawn Buckley is the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism. The close of the calendar year represents what is traditionally a quieter period for tourism in Sheridan County — a seasonal shift that offers an opportunity to reflect on the many successes that Sheridan achieved in 2014, as well as a time to prepare Read More

National Columnist A travesty of a report

December 12, 2014

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in the report’s preamble of the shock and “pervasive fear” felt after 9/11. It’s a common theme (often echoed Read More

Publisher's Notebook VOA, recipes, notes, quotes

Tidings of good cooking. Come Saturday in the weekend edition of The Sheridan Press, there will be the special section, “Cooking for Christmas.” It’s a nifty little recipe book for holiday cooking. The recipes are all locally prepared, showcasing appetizers, vegetables, entrees, desserts (aka “soup to nuts”), and is just the right size and shape Read More

National Columnist Column: The plague of overcriminalization

December 11, 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. By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Story home for sale; what’s going on Cheyenne?

Story home for sale; what’s going on Cheyenne? Re: Gov. Mead, tax laws, UW, Somalis, debt, proliferate spending, liberal (imported) professors, “forced charity,” the Constitution and other crap Dear Gov. Mead: I regret to say I am selling my dream home and leaving Wyoming because I cannot afford the government rent (property taxes) you (Czar Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Historic renovation, cancer support

Must say, the renovation on the old Montgomery Ward building in downtown Sheridan is welcomed. You notice some degree of progress every time you’re stopped at the traffic light or walking by. The French balconies and long windows are certainly the right (nice) touch. Greg Von Krosigk, a Sheridan attorney, and three other families/investors (Barry/Kristen Read More

National Columnist Column: Feminism sees the right

December 10, 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. It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Cowboy Joe photo; Blue Ribbon award

The Cowboy Joe Donor Guide arrived in the mail earlier this week. It’s always good to get it. Noteworthy: Sheridan’s Kamrin Allen is featured in a photo collage, along with the other UW top sports, representing the golf team. Allen finished last season with the second best stroke average (74.3) on the team and won Read More

Local Columnists Column: How Wyoming water projects are made

December 9, 2014

Guest Column by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan. Kinskey represents Senate District 22, which is comprised of Johnson County and eastern Sheridan County. Decades ago conservative Wyoming governors and legislatures directed a portion of our mineral wealth to a permanent Water Development Fund.  The fund is dedicated to building long-term water supply and transmission. Each water Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Promote ambition, early graduation

Promote ambition, early graduation Re: SCSD#2 graduation coach It is great to see the community of Sheridan address the issue of school drop-outs, however, one group of students is being ignored — those who do not wish to be there. Young adults are amazingly capable. They have the energy, the ambition, brain-power and the time Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: SC to present Christmas music

One week to go for Season’s Readings. It’s the donated children’s books program for underserved Sheridan County kids. Children “outgrow” books and often they get relegated to boxes in attics, basements and garages. Put them to use again by donating them to the Season’s Readings program. The blue tubs/buckets are located at both McDonald’s restaurants, Read More

National Columnist A government for the strongest

December 5, 2014

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. Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed Read More

Editor's Column Column: How looking back allows you to move forward

There is something about this time of year that makes me look back. Maybe it’s the early darkness that falls each evening and keeps me indoors poring over good books and journaling. Maybe it’s the copious amounts of food that lull me into a sleepy satisfaction. Better yet, it could be all of the holiday Read More






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