Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Low voter turnout keeps Republic at risk

Re: Apathy, Congress   No wonder Congress is so comfortable in Washington, just talking and blowing smoke while they do nothing but add to the cost of government. They vote themselves raises and increase the debt. I guess most of our registered voters feel comfortable with what is happening or just don’t care. It is… Continue Reading

Want growth, get out of the way

Re: Aug. 14 Press article Those of us experienced Sheridan citizens know that historical opportunities for growth have been greeted with reluctance and tepid enthusiasm.  The resistance generally prevailed, producing a lengthy trail of rejected prospects. That’s why I was very intrigued and yet perplexed with the front page article in last Thursday’s Sheridan Press… Continue Reading

Educators, politicians: give us a longer summer

Re: School year calendars   People who have lived in Wyoming for any length of time can tell you summer is short here. Summer activities are at the mercy of weather patterns that do not necessarily fall in line with solstices and equinoxes. Because of this, activities in multiple venues are often slated on the… Continue Reading

Coleman is role model, approachable, attentive

Re: Aug. 19 primary   I have had the pleasure of knowing state Rep. Kathy Coleman since she began her term in the House of Representatives. My first experience with Rep. Coleman was during my attendance of a Labor, Health, and Social Services committee meeting. She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and engaged in the meeting… Continue Reading

Debt becomes city’s economic development

Re: Who is managing liabilities?   The Aug. 9 edition of The Press printed a public service ad titled, “There’s a lot going on in Sheridan.” This ad updates progress on five city construction projects. The minutes of City Council for Aug. 4 show that council passed three resolutions, without discussion, on the consent agenda.… Continue Reading

Coleman helpful with new mayor

Re: Aug. 19 primary   As the new mayor of Clearmont, I have been working hard at moving the town of Clearmont forward in a positive manner. I have contacted state Rep. Kathy Coleman on several issues. She has been very helpful with researching state statutes that have given me guidelines on how I should… Continue Reading

Coleman is pragmatic voice for resource industries

Re: Aug. 19 primary As we cast our ballots Aug. 19, we owe it to our state’s future to support candidates with a demonstrated record of support for the industries that fuel both our economy and our way of life–our natural resource industries including energy, agriculture and tourism.  Voters in House District 30 have that… Continue Reading

$137,427 ‘helper’ – Does city need position?

Re: Adriaens as chief of staff   The people of Sheridan said no to a city manager position in 2008. Yet when John Heath was appointed mayor, he immediately elevated Sheridan police chief Rich Adriaens to the job of “chief of staff” at a salary of $137,427.10 per year. Not bad, for a small town… Continue Reading

Coleman diligent, articulate, focused

Re: Aug. 19 primary   It is often times very difficult for voters to really know whether their representatives are serving them well or not. In the fog of mailers and verbiage surrounding an election, it becomes difficult to tell substance from mirage. Knowing that, I wanted to let you know that Rep. Kathy Coleman… Continue Reading

Mulholland deliberative while on city council

Re: Aug. 19 endorsement   Our legislators have recently considered legislation that includes job creation and economic development funding for communities like ours, funding for clean water projects and infrastructure repair, the protection of our 2nd Amendment Rights, local control of education and the protection of our children in school.  These are just a few… Continue Reading

Candidate forum: kudos & brickbats

Re: Aug. 19 primary Kudos: Dixie Johnson and the entire talented staff of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee and other volunteers for a superbly executed open forum Tuesday night at Sheridan College during which candidates seeking statewide or legislative seats in the 2014 election were given an equal opportunity to present… Continue Reading

Elect change

Re: Vote Miller for Senate   For nearly 18 years Wyoming’s senior Sen. Mike Enzi has found comfort in his ability to work behind the scenes. So far behind the scene, in fact, that the good people who elected him to office may be hard-pressed to recite any notable piece of legislation that Enzi has… Continue Reading

Vote out Common Core

Re: 2014 election If you do not like the Common Core education curriculum (basically the 1, 2, 3, 4 grading system rather than A, B, C, D, F) please keep reading. The Common Core curriculum gives the federal government more control of our education system and takes our control as parents and states away. It… Continue Reading

Vote to uphold the Constitution

Re: Mark Jennings for Legislature Last year Wyoming legislature passed SF 104 catching most of us off guard with the speed our vote could be lost. We wondered how the legislature of any state, but especially ours, would effectively take our vote by a transfer of almost all duties from one of the five administrative… Continue Reading

Do your homework on fluoride

Re: Heath’s comments   I want to comment on the article in the paper (Aug. 5) regarding fluoridation of Sheridan’s city water. The comment that Mayor John Heath made, “I voted that way, (meaning no) and then I got more educated, I saw that there was some benefit to the subject.” He noted he spoke… Continue Reading

Berger, Burns endorse Coleman candidacy

Re: Aug. 19 primary   We are writing to give the voters fair and helpful comments, supporting the re-election of state Rep. Kathy Coleman to the Wyoming Legislature. We believe our local citizens are served well by Rep. Coleman. Voters should not be swayed by the inappropriate mailings regarding her voting record that have been… Continue Reading

Enjoying neighbors’ hard work

Re: Garden Tour   I would like to publicly thank Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery for the wonderful garden tour they put on for the community. This was the second annual tour. It was a great experience to be able to visit so many gardens and get good gardening ideas. The home owners were on hand,… Continue Reading

Enzi merits re-election; effective for Wyoming

Re: Aug. 19 primary Sen. Mike Enzi has been a lifelong friend. Throughout our years of friendship, I can attest to his profound love for the outdoors, especially witnessed through his passion for fly-fishing. Because Sen. Enzi has been a lifelong outdoorsman, I believe that he approaches public lands issues with the perfect mindset. Growing… Continue Reading

Obama, press ignore facts about Hamas, Jews

Re: Build hotels, not tunnels Gil-Ad, Naftali, and Eyal, by a considerable stretch, could be blamed for the rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel. After all, they had the gall to be captured by Hamas tunnel rats who emerged from the ground in Israel, grabbed the boys, dragged them into Gaza, then brutally tortured and… Continue Reading

Recognizing community heroes

Re: 20 Under Forty   I wanted to commend The Sheridan Press for taking the time to recognize the people of the community. In an era where there is bad news everyday, it is heartwarming to learn about the good news. People of all ages deserve to be known for their contributions to our community;… Continue Reading

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