Category Archives: Editorials

Are our plans for a downturn working?

State officials at all levels of Wyoming government in recent years have stressed the need to diversify the state’s economy. We’re too dependent on the booms and busts of the energy sector, they say. Since then, coal bed methane production has dropped dramatically and now oil and coal prices are taking a hit. Yet, nearly… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Editorial: How do you replace a legislative giant?

The passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, has left a mighty hole in the Sheridan County delegation to the Wyoming Legislature. Patton’s institutional knowledge alone will be irreplaceable. His time of service in the state Legislature has spanned decades, and despite the fact that he didn’t serve as a legislator continuously throughout those years, he… Continue Reading

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