Category Archives: Editorials

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

Headlines we hope to see in the year to come

Each year, The Sheridan Press and media outlets everywhere reflect on the top stories of the last 12 months. Most of the time, they are crime stories, scandals or disasters. As we enter into the new year, Sheridan Press staff decided to be optimistic and focus on the headlines we hope we can write in… Continue Reading

Cheers to those who speak up

In this country young Americans get a bad rap for indifference. News stories often chide them for not showing up to public meetings or not registering to vote. A misconception seems to be in the air that young people simply don’t care. That isn’t the case, of course. As one New York Times article from… Continue Reading

If not Medicaid expansion, what is the solution?

While legislators statewide are once again beginning to talk of expanding Medicaid, the overall opinion seems to be that no such expansion will pass this session. Fears of big government, government handouts and the feds not following through on their promise to pay have Wyoming Republican officials shying away from Medicaid expansion proposals. In the… Continue Reading

Find your holiday cheer in the great outdoors

Yes, the temperature outside can most aptly be described as arctic. The wind has been howling, the snow has been blowing and everyone has been trying desperately to stay warm. But, we encourage everyone to go outside. We know, sounds crazy right? But as Christmas cheer begins spreading around the county, it is important for… Continue Reading

Education funding and sports

While University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg resigned recently after just four months at the helm, one comment he made while in office raised much criticism. He said the school should be spending more money on athletics. While UW alumni and others invested in the school protested this idea, the argument could be made that… Continue Reading

Sheridan press editorial

One of the greatest things about the Sheridan County community is the generosity and giving nature of its citizens. Each time fundraisers are held for local nonprofits or to help a family cover medical bills after a tragic accident or diagnosis, Sheridan residents eagerly rise to the challenge. The tragedy doesn’t even have to be… Continue Reading

Editorial Nov. 09, 2013

It isn’t easy being green. Or blue, white, camouflage and tan. That is why, each Nov. 11 we honor those who have served in the military. The honor marks the day the armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, began between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. Back then, the day was called… Continue Reading

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