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National Columnist Column: A Graham candidacy’s fun factor

April 25, 2015

In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He promised that in Washington he would be “one less vote for an agenda that makes you want to throw up.” He Read More

Editor's Column Column: Itching for dirt under my nails

Spring has sprung — mostly — and I’m all of a sudden eager to get into my garden and get some dirt under my fingernails. For the last several years, my husband and I have utilized a plot at one of the community gardens in town. We pay our $40 and we get to use Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Rape: change the culture

The headlines pop up every now and then. “Ex-Stanford Swimmer Accused of Raping Unconscious Woman.” —San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 27, 2015 “Two Former Vanderbilt Football Players Convicted of Rape…” —The Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2015 “Man to Serve 7-14 Years for Raping Unconscious Woman” — The Sheridan Press, April 24, 2015 The perpetrators in those Read More

Local Columnists Community Perspectives: CVC mission, programs in three easy bites

Thank you to everyone who made my birth season so outstanding!  Way to embrace the breadth of a season rather than limiting oneself to only one day. As I plunge into my 47th year on earth and head toward my fifth year as the Center for a Vital Community director, I have been reflecting on Read More

National Columnist Column: The TPP is an abomination

April 24, 2015

No, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren isn’t wrong. Obama told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Tuesday that the populist Democratic senator from Massachusetts is in error in opposing a free-trade agreement his administration negotiated with 11 other Pacific nations. Warren is right: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an abomination — not because of the deal itself, and Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Protecting our children through air quality action

Protecting our children through air quality action Re: Monitoring, inspections Wyoming is a place where there should be plenty of fresh air and sunshine. But unfortunately, poor air quality in our state is a true concern. Recess is cancelled for school kids in Pinedale on unhealthy “ozone action days.” A report by the Wyoming Department Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Dangerous intersection

Dangerous intersection Re: Wyoming, Sheridan Avenues The intersection at Sheridan Avenue and Wyoming Avenue is an accident waiting to happen. The turn lanes for north and south Wyoming are designed wrong and are going to cause a head-on collision. I hope the city addresses this situation as soon as possible. Dwight Thompson Sheridan

Local Columnists Health Watch: Early detection of lung cancer

With lung cancer still in the lead for cancer related deaths in America, finding ways to detect lung cancer in its early stages has been the focus of many studies over the years. None of these studies were able to support a method for the widespread screening of individuals at high risk for lung cancer Read More

OpinionPublisher's Notebook Kinner’s experiences to benefit Sheridan

One day he’s a top local banker. Suddenly (it seems to many), he’s a candidate for the state House. Then suddenly (it seems) once more, he’s the winner. From the counting house, to the courthouse, to the state house. By a unanimous vote. “I’ve been preparing for this for more than 10 years,” Mark Kinner Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider: — Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a Read More

OpinionPublisher's Notebook WTP team departs; Meyer is busy cooking

April 23, 2015

Good luck to the Sheridan High School “We the People” team. They’re off tomorrow for the national competition at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virgina. A two-time Wyoming champion, the team is coached by Tyson Emborg. No doubt the late Rep. John Patton is in the team’s thoughts. He championed the team always and a Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: When bootleggers and Baptists converge

Smoking, said England’s King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia produced a bumper crop of revolutionaries, including the tobacco farmer George Washington. King Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Chaos in the primaries

April 22, 2015

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the initial “front-runner” in either party’s primaries end up being the actual candidate when election day rolls around. However, Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

When postal worker Doug Hughes — otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude — landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn’t worried about being shot down, he says. He must be a believer in miracles because he might have been shot down — and probably should have been. Horrible as this Read More

OpinionPublisher's Notebook Best FAB yet; Hillary, Browns

April 21, 2015

Must say, the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference gets better every time. Last Friday, the event was a sell-out at Sheridan College, as was the FAB Woman of the Year banquet. Congratulations!, to Ada Kirven of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation for being named the 2015 Woman of the Year. She was nominated by Read More

Local ColumnistsOpinion Column: We all have a role in ending child abuse

By the time you finish reading this article, more than 30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to authorities nationwide. By the end of today, that number will swell past 9,000. And four of those children will die at the hands of their abuser. All in a single day. When we take stock Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: Press request reasonable

Re: Rocky Mountain Ambulance reports The April 14 Press article on the RMA contract reported that Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens does not keep the RMA end-of-month ambulance call reports. The end-of-month reports are kept by RMA, by Sheridan County and the state EMS office. The reports are part of Wyoming Trauma Reporting and are Read More

National Columnist 2016 Presidential race: The woman trap

April 18, 2015

By KATHLEEN PARKER Here we go. If you’re a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you’re a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor. Already, women I know report that they’re feeling the heat from their more-liberal friends. Not a Democrat for Hillary? Good luck leaning forward, at Read More

Editor's Column Building each other up

Today, I’m probably taking a minute to relax and breathe a little bit now that the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference has ended for 2015. Anyone who tells you planning an event is easy is fooling you. I’m not sure I could have done it without the support of the committee of women who Read More

National Columnist America’s new cycle of partisan hatred

By DANA MILBANK After a political rally last week in which Democrats criticized the Obama administration for siding with Republicans on trade, I had a talk about the future of the party with Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat who is one of the most ferocious partisans in the House. It does no good, he Read More

Local Columnists Guest columnist: Patton remembered; a legacy of engaged decision-making

By Dave Kinskey Last Saturday, we said farewell to state Rep. John Patton. Many tributes have been made, and it is fair to say that Patton will be remembered as a dedicated public servant whose legislative service was defined by respect, careful deliberation and fairness. While Rep. Patton is most recently remembered for his work Read More

Local Columnists Community Perspectives: Forward Sheridan brings business community together to talk thoughts, priorities

By Jay Stender Forward Sheridan makes a concerted effort to stay connected with our local businesses. Recently, in the past three months, two events with our investors provided a very good snapshot of our community thoughts and priorities. First off, our investor meeting, held at Sheridan College in March was a success in spite of Read More

Local Columnists Health Watch: Building resilience, transform your life

By Teresa E. Araas Years of working with students and clients­ and personal life experiences have helped me discover the undeniable significance of absorbing life’s challenges, adapting, managing and persevering in the midst of adversity. This skill, called resilience, is the capacity for maintaining strength during stressful life events. It helps us recover and spring Read More

National Columnist Column: The queen, Hillary, travels by van

April 17, 2015

See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-camera pictures that made them look (to borrow from Karl Rove) like fugitives on the lam, wanted in seven states for a failed Read More

Publisher's Notebook ‘Moment in time,’ Connor diorama

News! Longtime community activist and builder of a greater Sheridan, Mark Kinner, made two announcements Thursday. • He is retiring from First Interstate Bank after 40 years, 30 of those years in Sheridan. He is the market president of FIB. • He also announced he’s a candidate for the House 29 seat vacated by the Read More







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