Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Empire building’ at Sheridan hospital

‘Empire building’ at Sheridan hospital Re: Closure of Dr. Batty’s office What’s up with Sheridan Memorial Hospital? A few years ago, my husband was near death in the Intensive Care Unit due to severe emphysema. A hospital doctor treated him. He was denied treatment by his primary doctor. Why was this sacred doctor/patient relationship disrupted at… Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton is ‘professional politician’

Re: Press, Krauthammer column, Aug. 26 Briefly reading ‘What’s the Case for Hillary,’ Charles Krauthammer says Secretary Hillary Clinton seeks office for (etc. etc.) several miscellaneous reasons. Baloney! Hillary is running because she is a professional politician. We seem to have quite a few of those in office already. That is mostly what has sent… Continue Reading

Unwilling to assimilate

Re: Parker column, Press, Aug. 17 Kathleen Parker does not understand. Or, perhaps, she chooses not to understand. Parker recently devoted an entire column to the overhyped “issue” of three French towns banning the wearing of what she calls “burkinis” on French beaches. Parker claims that the burka symbolizes “the practice of modesty associated with… Continue Reading

Election year notes and quotes

Re: Czaban column, Press, Aug. 13 Sheridan Press managing editor Kristen Czaban shared some election year quotes. Here are some quotes from my files dealing with government and elections. • “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from those who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing… Continue Reading

Berger leadership valuable for Sheridan

Re: Primary election Sheridan County is fortunate to have an incredibly effective delegation in Cheyenne. A team that works together to deliver real results for the people of our community. A team that is led by Majority Floor Leader — and soon to be Speaker of the House — Rosie Berger. Over the past 14… Continue Reading

Stubson civil, witty, a good neighbor

Re: Primary election In the race for our next congressional representative, I want to let people know that the candidate that will best represent us is Tim Stubson. How do I know this? Because I had the good fortune to be neighbors with Stubson for four years in Casper. I got to know him and… Continue Reading

Biteman has ‘traditional values’

Re: Primary election These are trying times. Wyoming is facing one of her many downturns in mineral revenue. The larger society seems out of control and the federal government is clearly on the wrong track. We need legislators who are rooted in our traditional values. However, they also need to be wise statesmen and managers.… Continue Reading

Economic diversity needs Kinner leadership

Re: Primary election There’s every reason to have Rep. Mark Kinner continue to represent House District 29 in our fine Wyoming State Legislature. I have kept in touch enough with legislative work in the Capitol to know that he has performed well in our House of Representatives. Ever since I stepped out of the picture… Continue Reading

Letter: Elections about more than one issue

Elections about more than one issue Re: Berger right for Sheridan  Tuesday’s primary election is much more than a single issue. I’ve known Rosie Berger for more than 30 years, and can say that she strongly believes in the individual right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed in both the U.S. and the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Letter: Berger an anchor, consummate leader

Berger an anchor, consummate leader Re: Race for HD51 Many of us are frustrated with national politics: divisiveness, discourtesy, and inaction. We Wyomingites deserve to take pride in the culture of civility and decorum that exists in the Wyoming State Legislature. We have historically come to Cheyenne to do the best we can do for… Continue Reading

Letter: It’s just Wyoming

It’s just Wyoming Re: Grateful for help from legislators It’s really hard for someone not from Wyoming to understand Wyoming and our life here. How do you explain to them that we drive everywhere or how we take our kids to the park to play in the river. It’s just Wyoming! Here in Wyoming, people… Continue Reading

Letter: Jennings campaign a deceptive brand

Jennings campaign a deceptive brand Re: Vote Gail Symons for HD30 Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with my sister, Gail Symons, candidate for Wyoming House District 30. Being a Washington state resident, I can’t vote in the upcoming primary election. But I have helped with various chores so… Continue Reading

Article V convention of the states

Re: Kuzara letter, Press, Aug. 8 Kudos to Mike Kuzara for his recent letter suggesting consideration for a constitutional Article V convention of states. Once this frustrating election cycle is over, 2017 could and should be the year for state legislatures to pivot to an alternate constitutional tool bequeathed to us by the founders of… Continue Reading

Kinner experienced, understands tasks ahead

Re: Primary election With proud enthusiasm, I confidently recommend Mark Kinner for House District 29, Sheridan. My knowledge of Kinner goes back a long way to the days when I was principal at Meadowlark School and his and Tibbie’s children attended my school. Not only were they supportive on all issues, but Kinner took on… Continue Reading

Biteman’s credentials make him fit to lead

Re: HD51 race Beyond a doubt, Bo Biteman is the most qualified person to represent you if you live in House District 51. He brings excellent credentials to the position as a professional landman working in oil, gas and mining, with the experience to fight for us against these federal attacks. Bo gives to the… Continue Reading

No smear ‘trick’ with Jennings

Re: Primary election Amid all the smear campaign tactics and mudslinging by candidates these days, I would like to call your attention to one candidate in particular, Mark Jennings. He is up for re-election for the Wyoming House District 30. Jennings is a close personal friend of mine whom I have known for some time.… Continue Reading

Works with Jennings, supports re-election

Re: Primary vote, Aug. 16 In the two years that I have served with Wyoming Rep. Mark Jennings in the Legislature and together on revenue, elections and corporations committees, we have helped defeat bills that would have raised taxes for the residents of Wyoming and helped stop many bad bills from taking effect. Jennings gives… Continue Reading

Consider Article V, ‘independent thinkers’

Re: Abbott’s proposal If you are sick and tired of the way Washington has trampled all over the original intent of our Constitution and wanted to get back to basics with amendments dictated by the people and not the Supreme Court, the President, or anonymous bureaucrats, would you: • Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘People above party;’ local food advocate

‘People above party;’ local food advocate Re: Primary election As Sheridan County voters get ready to vote for House District 51’s representative in the Wyoming Legislature, I’d encourage you to vote for the one candidate in the race who knows how to work with others to deliver real results for our community. The candidate who puts… Continue Reading

Berger listens, learns, leads

Re: Primary election With Wyoming’s primary election two weeks away, Sheridan voters have no doubt been hearing an earful from candidates making all kinds of promises. But, here’s what I look for in a politician: Someone who will listen; someone who will invest the time to become knowledgeable about an issue; someone who will seek… Continue Reading

Berger is next Wyoming Speaker

Re: Primary election Who is the first Speaker of the House in the Wyoming Legislature from Sheridan? Answer: Rosie Berger next January. Who is the first female elected speaker of the House? Answer: Rosie Berger next January. (Edness K. Wilkins, 1896-1980, the first woman speaker, inherited the office upon the death of the, then, sitting… Continue Reading

Supports Berger; vet experience noted

Re: Aug. 16 election I am writing not just in support of a candidate, but rather to tell my experience with one. Approximately two weeks ago, I learned of the cutback the University of Wyoming decided to make with the program set up to provide 10 semesters of education to veterans. Cutback meaning, to do… Continue Reading

‘See no evil’ Dems, and ‘Pollyannish’ dictum

Re: Pryor’s ‘Who you gonna believe?’ Comedian Richard Pryor asked in one of his performances “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” And yet, every time radical Islamic jihadists carry out a terrorist attack, we’re told either “that’s not Islamic” or “we must enact responsible gun legislation.” True, some terrorists use firearms as… Continue Reading

New caregiver law is appreciated

Re: Notification expansion I have been a caregiver to some family members for several years. It is a job that requires a great deal of commitment. There are long hours, heavy financial commitments, and at the end of the day, there is very little recognition. But it is important to me and my loved ones… Continue Reading

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