Editorials

Bill will help retailers capture the marketplace

April 26, 2013

You don’t have to look far in Sheridan to see that Internet sales are hurting local businesses. Take a walk up Main Street and you’ll see a few empty store fronts — not many, but they are there. Stop into any downtown business and the owners will tell you that more people would buy their Read More

Levity in baseball after a cold, dark news week

April 19, 2013

After a pretty rough week news-wise, made worse by relentless gloomy weather, we all need the levity of a little baseball talk. While it’s a nice dream sequence right now, as much as I hate to say it, when the weather finally warms up, the Rockies have to start losing baseball games. Everyone knows neither Read More

Supporting SC helps boost local economy

April 10, 2013

It is about time all of us start putting our money where our mouths are. Many Sheridan residents discuss the state of our economy, how the number of jobs in the area seem to be waning and that we wish — oh how we wish — something could be done about it. Turns out, something Read More

Will the GOP block background checks

April 5, 2013

Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hellbent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales Read More

Sheridan students not just talented on the field

April 3, 2013

Recently, Sheridan Press sports editor Brad Estes wrote a column about recognizing athletes and nonathletes off the field for their academic performance (March 29). Many of us have seen the National Collegiate Athletic Association commercials that follow a similar theme, saying “There are more than 380,000 student-athletes and most of them go pro in something Read More

Newer, affordable housing needed for young people

March 30, 2013

Figures from the Wyoming Community Development Authority suggested that Sheridan County’s aging population and inventory is making it difficult for younger people to gain a foothold in the area’s housing market. To young families or young people in general, this is not surprising news.

Riparian protections important to protecting quality of life

March 27, 2013

Most people who live here enjoy the western way of life — a slower pace, the small-town feel and especially the breathtaking scenic vistas that surround our community. Tourists, too, often pause to snap photos as they cruise through town or the mountains.

Explanations for Center land acquisition full of half-truths

March 23, 2013

The process through which Sheridan County School District 1 and its Recreation District went through to acquire the land on which a new community center is planned to be built raises some eyebrows. Conversations with members of those organizations recently did as well.

Clean up after your four-legged friends

March 16, 2013

The rise in temperatures this week brought people off of their couches and out of their homes. Locals flooded the area pathways and parks, their four-legged friends wagging behind. It is great that Sheridan has so many recreation opportunities to enjoy. The grass along the pathways stays cut, for the most part free of garbage, Read More

No iron curtain, but Wyoming can do better

March 13, 2013

It’s Sunshine Week in the U.S. and while for some that may conjure images of dissipating snow and rain, rising temperatures and beach blankets, in Wyoming, the Sunshine Week forecast looks pretty bleak. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote conversations about the importance of open government, freedom of information and the public’s right Read More

Technology in classroom important for schools

March 9, 2013

Earlier this week, a Sheridan County School District 1 teacher emphasized the impact having laptops in the hands of every student has had on test scores. Fort Mackenzie English teacher Mick Wiest said the 1:1 laptop program, while not the only factor, helped students reach 91 percent proficiency in math last year and 100 percent Read More

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