Category Archives: Editorials

Reminding public officials for whom they work

Wyomingites like to take matters into their own hands. They want a say in the policies that affect them and want those who do wrong to be held accountable. For these reasons, Wyoming residents would have applauded an Illinois watchdog group last week when it placed an entire park district board under citizen arrest. According… Continue Reading

Schiffer’s will be hard shoes to fill

Not everyone is willing to dedicate their life to serving others. Many, in fact, flinch at the concept.  Serving others can take you away from family, friends and community events that promise fun and laughter. It requires selfless action, honed listening skills and a keen sense of awareness regarding what issues are most important to… Continue Reading

Not bad, but local graduation rates still need work

Each of the schools in Sheridan County will celebrate graduation this weekend and those students who earn their diplomas deserve respect and praise. Many will go on to college or trade schools, others will enter the workforce immediately. But in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the Wyoming Department of Education, Sheridan County School Districts… Continue Reading

Support our young entrepreneurs this summer

It is time we take our “Shop Sheridan” motto one step further. This summer, let’s support our young — very young — entrepreneurs. There is any number of ways for teenagers to make a couple of bucks this summer — dog walking, lawn mowing, babysitting, lemonade stands and dog poop scooping are just a few.… Continue Reading

Celebrate the good, you’ll inspire more

This week was one of recognition.  Community members from various walks of life gathered, not once, but at least three times to honor our strengths over the last few days. On Thursday, volunteers and athletes kicked off the 2014 Special Olympics. They recognized that disabilities don’t mean the end to a life with a celebration… Continue Reading

Changing community signals need for city administrator

Most of Wyoming’s larger communities — Gillette, Riverton, Cody, Casper and Laramie — now have a city administrator or manager on staff. Cheyenne and Sheridan are the only major communities without one. In 2007, Sheridan’s City Council approved the hiring of a city administrator only to have the action challenged by the community in a… Continue Reading

SCSD2 hubris serves no one

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty reassured The Press in February that the district’s administration and staff always have and always will return media phone calls seeking information. Yet, The Sheridan Press received notice from the district’s attorney that — per district policy that has been in place for years, but never enforced… Continue Reading

No excuses for boredom this summer

Spring is in the air. Temperatures are rising — albeit slowly — and the hours of daylight are growing. Sure, we’re just about guaranteed to have at least a couple more spring snow storms, but thoughts are already wandering to family vacations, activities for kids and events like the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo. Some area residents can be… Continue Reading

Schools should not be in business of community centers

In the last year, Sheridan County School Districts 1 and 2 have each considered the possibility of funding community center’s for students and residents of all ages. Early in 2013, SCSD1 representatives submitted plans to the county for a community center near Big Horn. They pitched the project as a location for activities, classrooms and… Continue Reading

Bringing energy development to Sheridan, why wait?

In the West, most community leaders and government officials become enthusiastic over the prospect of more energy development coming to their area. After all, more development means more tax revenue and a stronger economy. In Sheridan, the community and the leaders in economic development were abuzz when a coal mine on this side of the… Continue Reading

Elimination of city wards deserves further discussion

In the last two Sheridan City Council meetings, the elected officials have discussed eliminating the city’s wards in favor of an at-large system. This topic deserves much greater discussion and public involvement than two readings at Council, which is why Councilor Alex Lee tabled the motion until the group’s next meeting. This change would allow… Continue Reading

Education event a good start, but we want more

On Monday, Whitney Benefits hosted a conversation on education. Organizers said the event was meant as a way to bring major players to the table and talk about where we are heading and what we can do better. Yet, rather than invigorating some attendees, including members of The Press, the event left some wanting more.… Continue Reading

Rodeo board meets muster as real community partner

These days, it seems, the entire community loves the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo. Class and family reunions are planned around that week in July. It is a week chock full of activities, the welcome mat quite large for natives, newcomers and visitors alike. Sell out crowds are not uncommon and lines wind through the WYO Theater the day… Continue Reading

Cheney withdrawal not all good news for Wyoming

While Wyoming residents did not welcome Liz Cheney with outstretched arms when she announced her plans to run for Congress, her withdrawal from the race for one of Wyoming’s U.S. Senate seats isn’t necessarily great news. One of the great things about our country is the opportunity citizens have to choose their leaders in elections.… Continue Reading

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