Category Archives: Editorials

The Sheridan Press Editorial Sept. 13, 2014

Last week, during a celebratory and commemorative evening inside the new Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Roy Garber summed up the vibe pretty well. Garber, representing Whitney Benefits, noted how the event was about vision. Six local foundations made this facility possible along with others. Together, they have committed to the growth and the betterment of higher… Continue Reading

Fickle voters keep some, oust others in primary election

This week’s primary elections demonstrated some interesting differences between the different levels of government within Sheridan County. Voters ousted a state representative, Kathy Coleman of House District 30, but kept two others, Rep. Mike Madden and Rep. John Patton. While Patton’s race with challenger Ryan Mulholland was close, Coleman lost her seat by more than… Continue Reading

Court’s ruling in SCSD2 lawsuit will have lasting impacts

Staff at The Sheridan Press cannot believe 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman’s decision regarding the newspaper’s lawsuit with Sheridan County School District 2. We felt our case was solid. The school district had been discussing a potential $45 million multi-purpose recreational facility for months. They had worked with consultants to gather market data,… Continue Reading

Gov. Matt Mead merits another term

We don’t do it very often, so when The Sheridan Press endorses a candidate for office, you know it isn’t a half-hearted nod. Gov. Matt Mead has fought tirelessly for Wyoming coal efforts. In June, he spent a couple of days in Washington visiting with local officials in an effort to boost the chances of… Continue Reading

When is a $45 million project not a project? When SCSD#2 spins it

We had hoped the hearing before 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman last week would have revealed more on the school district’s thinking when they held closed meetings to discuss a proposed $45 million multipurpose recreation facility. We were disappointed. Sheridan County School District 2 attorney Kendal Hoopes simply reiterated the district administration’s same… Continue Reading

Vacant mayor seat; who is the fairest of them all?

The Sheridan City Council will accept Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey’s resignation Thursday and consider its options for his replacement — which are limited to the six council members currently in office according to state statute. The situation seems much like choosing from the dwarfs highlighted in the classic Disney tale of Snow White. They may… Continue Reading

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