Letters to the Editor

Sen. Enzi compromised by Internet tax actions

May 8, 2013

Crony capitalism and the tax man seem to be winning again, this time at the expense of millions of Internet buyers and sellers. The lobbyists on K Street found another compliant politician, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, willing to do their bidding to accommodate their big retailer clients and state governments seeking more tax revenues. Sen. Read More

Making amends; responsibilities

May 3, 2013

Making mistakes is forgivable. Hopefully we have all made enough of them to learn valuable lessons. Being accountable for our mistakes is the difficult part for any of us. As a person who voted to elect into the office of city council for Sheridan, I have been hurt by the behavior of councilwoman, Shelleen Smith. Read More

Scott leadership valuable to bank, area

May 2, 2013

The First Interstate family was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Scott this weekend. Dan was the eldest son of our founder, Homer Scott, Sr. He spent his life on the Padlock Ranch near Ranchester, serving as President and CEO for 30 years. He was also a member of the First Interstate Read More

Protecting our children

April 30, 2013

The Advocacy & Resource Center is hosting a free workshop this weekend called “7 Steps To Protecting Our Children.” This workshop is designed to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. The free­ workshop will teach parents and caregivers how to: — minimize opportunity — stay alert — make a plan — act on suspicions Read More

Not a smooth ride

April 25, 2013

This is regarding the recent work that was done by BNSF on the First Street and Fifth Street crossings in Sheridan. Both crossings were closed to make repairs that were supposed to, among other things, provide for an “improved ride quality for motorists.” The crossings are now far from that; they are much worse now Read More

A race to the bottom

In the letter sent by college trustees, the projected jobs for graduates of the proposed $15.85 million project will be 463 over 10 years, 46.3/year. We are to believe that we must spend nearly $16 million to turn out 3,750 workers per year. This will be a huge investment of our resources, and will glut Read More

Average Americans inspire the world

April 23, 2013

“Wyoming is what America used to be” is a phrase I used in reference to the Cowboy Code. I was immediately taken to task by a younger person who read way too much into that line. I wish I had kept his missile message he nuked me with, but as near as I remember, it Read More

Pressure cookers, Protecting ourselves

I am pretty sure that my four foot, eight-inch tall Italian grandmother who immigrated from Italy at age 14 was not a terrorist. But, when our family attended Sunday dinner at her house, there was always a good chance that she used a “pressure cooker” that day. It has been determined that the act of Read More

Dayton Town Hall. Community Hall

April 19, 2013

I had just finished reading The Sheridan Press (April 11, 2013) that said the Tongue River High School here its prom at the Dayton Town Hall. Whoa! I said to myself. The picture looks like the state at the Dayton Community Hall. For those of you who don’t know, the Dayton Town Hall is located Read More

Press editorial was ‘propaganda’

The immediate reply on the Opinion page by The Press was stunning to me. While my “opinion article” was critical of some events at the Sheridan Junior College, the thrust was that we need information on a proposed bond issue before we can be asked to be in favor of it and that to date Read More

Obama beholden to Wall Street

April 6, 2013

bama beholdento Wall StreetRe: Contrary to image Is President Obama’s administration governing mainly for the benefit of Goldman-Sachs and their friends?I recall being surprised about four years ago when I read a short piece in “Mother Jones” magazine that said Goldman-Sachs had given substantially more money to Obama’s 2008 campaign than to the campaign of Read More

Parents must get involved

As a Sheridan County School District 1/Tongue River parent, I would like to offer a letter of support to teachers and staff within our district. Thank you for your time and efforts in teaching and listening to our students. The children in our community spend the largest part of their weekdays with you in school and Read More

Riparian area invaders

April 5, 2013

Scott Hininger recently warned of Russian olive trees becoming weeds. They are a designated weed in Wyoming. Perhaps because they are a tree most of us don’t think of them as weeds, but from what I am noticing they are slowly taking over riparian areas around Sheridan, particularly south of town.

A ridiculous endeavor

April 3, 2013

In response to the letter written by Dennis Wagner (March 29) it appears we are mostly on the same page.Wagner was very instrumental in writing the Wyoming Business Council Grant for the remodeling of the Tongue River High School into the wonderful community center we enjoy today. Wagner puts in long hours and is instrumental Read More

Hypocracy and discrimination

April 2, 2013

Under the heading of, “Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle,” here are a couple of things that need explaining. So our government requires every citizen to prove they are health insured, but not everyone has to prove they are a citizen, right?

More reporting needed

March 29, 2013

Based on the stories about Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District on Friday and Saturday, our local newspaper has learned the art of “Drive By” media quite well. I see the words “several” and “community members” as having issues with the proposed Big Horn community center, while only three names were actually cited. I would hazard Read More

Honor our vets

March 27, 2013

The Wyoming Legislature and Governor enacted a law in 2011 designating March 30 of each year as Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day. This day was selected as it reflects the day the last American troops would have arrived in Wyoming after departing Vietnam on March 29. Gov. Matt Mead and military leaders have visited a Read More

A Healthy Place For All

March 26, 2013

Community Centers are an important part of every community, big or small. They are an essential part to building a healthy community. Dayton, Ranchester and Parkman are blessed to have such great centers where residents can gather to recreate, socialize, laugh and learn. TRVCC’s existence wouldn’t be possible without the many volunteers, donors, foundations and Read More

Jobs deficit harmful; TVA worth recalling

March 23, 2013

Re: Ongoing budget debate Some people assert that government should balance their budget as we citizens do. I find that funny as I have borrowed more than government has. National debt is about 100 percent of GDP while my debt after I bought a house in the seventies was 200 percent of my annual salary, Read More

A cumbersome code

March 22, 2013

A cumbersome codeRe: Riparian anmendment The Sheridan County Commissioners are asking for public comment on the proposed “riparian code” amendment.

Be grateful for agriculture

March 19, 2013

If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that’s disturbing. The grocery store isn’t where food comes from — it’s just where it’s distributed. In reality, far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily lives … and what it really takes to have Read More

Wasteful spending

March 15, 2013

Since the buzz today is about wasteful government spending, I would like to comment on something that I have read about recently. It’s the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s continued spending on the Wolf Reintroduction program. Even though the mountain states have taken over wolf management from the federal government, we still have Mr. Mike Read More

Congratulations, Dr. Mack Bischoff!

March 9, 2013

Re: Press story, Mar. 4 Over the past three decades, we have trusted Dr. Mack Bischoff with the care of our best friends. Dr. Bischoff always met our concerns and answered our questions with patience, honesty and compassion.

Presidential ‘right’ to kill Americans

March 8, 2013

Re: Brennan confirmation U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has been filibustering President Barack Obama’s nomination for CIA Director, John Brennan. Why? Because Brennan believes the president has the right to kill any American, in the U.S., with a drone strike, or by any other means, without due process of law.

Water, people precious resources

March 7, 2013

While it has been said that the most precious resource we have are “people,” many of us here on this planet of billions of people may question whether this holds true any more. Here in Wyoming and the Sheridan area, high regards are put on our community, our citizens and our area but it may Read More