Letters to the Editor

Letter, April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

Tax enhances quality of life; worth supporting Re: Fox letter, Press, April 5   I hope The Sheridan Press gets a lot of letters in response to the “Government force” argument put forward in the Letters section of last weekend’s edition.  I’d like to think that the view put forth by the writer is an Read More

Letters, April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014

Sheridan enriched by WYO culture Re: Live theater, opera, music In the past two weeks, I have been to “Forever Plaid,” Doc Severinsen’s big band, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and a live HD performance of the opera, “La Boheme.” Wow! How lucky we are to have the WYO Theater to provide us with wonderful opportunities to Read More

Letters, April 5, 2014

April 4, 2014

‘Government force’ used for art, bike paths, niceties Re: Optional sales tax This can be the year of lower taxes in Sheridan County. The one-percent “optional” tax comes up for a vote in November and we have a chance to lower the sales tax to five percent. While we can’t lower our federal income tax, Read More

Letter, April 4, 2014

April 2, 2014

Footnote in appropriations inappropriate Re: Press editorial, March 29   I applaud The Sheridan Press editorial of March 29, “Let the State Board of Education do its job.” The board Chairman Ron Michaeli together with experienced school administrator Sue Belish and nine other dedicated members are better qualified to “evaluate, review, deliberate on and adopt Read More

Letter, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

‘Final Days’ are here; babies burned for heat Re: Fox News report   According to a Fox News broadcast March 24, I saw the most hideous news story in my life. Apparently, a major hospital in England is burning the bodies of dead babies to lower the cost of their heating bills. This is the Read More

Letter, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

Camaraderie keeps us coming back Re: Sheridan Ice programs I was recently seated at a dinner table with some lovely ladies, one of whom reminded me that she had played hockey last year. After a year off, she was eager to get back on the ice. Her tablemates were curious, after all she had no Read More

SCSD2 actions merit review, accountability

March 25, 2014

Re: Sheridan Press stories The Sheridan Press’ staff is to be commended for an outstanding job of investigative reporting on the SCSD2 proposed multi-purpose recreational facility. Regarding the story in Friday’s (March 21) newspaper, I don’t understand how the SCSD2 board president Richard Bridger can state that this proposal is still in the “exploratory” phases Read More

Candidate for Legislature clarifies comments

March 21, 2014

Re: March 19 Anderson letter I am grateful to the writer of a letter to the editor that was printed in the March 19 issue of The Sheridan Press for beginning this conversation. I sincerely hope my response is helpful. Preventing any unwarranted intrusion by Washington is just one of the issues I discussed in Read More

Letter, March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

SCSD2 does a lot of good Re: Allegations from Press   I am surprised by continued allegations of wrongdoing by the local press in regard to the SCSD2 Board of Trustees. As a Trustee for the last four years and a steward of public funds, I view it as my obligation to ensure that funds Read More

Letters, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

Legislators safeguarded pharmacies Re: Thank you to Reps. Berger and Coleman   May I take a moment to thank local State Reps. Kathy Coleman and Rosie Berger. Potentially dangerous rules and regulations were proposed to change the safe practice of pharmacy for all the state of Wyoming, and the aforementioned representatives responded to their local Read More

California budget ‘example’ needs closer examination

March 7, 2014

Re: Parker column, Sheridan Press, Mar. 5 Kathleen Parker seems enthralled with California Gov. Jerry Brown’s ability to get that state’s budget balanced and implement (supposedly) restraints on spending. Before the good people of Wyoming consider taking some of Brown’s medicine, perhaps they might want to consider some facts from the once-Golden State as reported Read More

Letter, March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014

Ukrainian intervention belongs to Russians Re: Historical, economic ties   The hawks are in lock step with the goose stepping of President Obama, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Lindsey Graham. They are calling for interference in Russia’s actions toward Ukraine. Network news — Fox News and MSNBC — are generally peddling the same notion. The Read More

Letter, March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

Preserving our landscape Re: Opposed to permitting of the Rhiner quarry   We hope that others in the community will join with us in protesting the permitting of the Rhiner quarry. Over the past several decades, the people of Sheridan County have participated in the development of a Comprehensive Plan. This plan is in large Read More

Letters, March 1, 2014

February 28, 2014

2010 SHS grad battling cancer Re: Family grateful for support   On January 21, 2014, Ryan Hoffmann, a 2010 Sheridan High School graduate was admitted into Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with severe dehydration and near renal failure (kidney failure). Ryan, who has Down syndrome, had been throwing up for four days. On the Jan. 25, after a series Read More

U.S. policies rudderless

Re: marijuana, money laundering, clueless ambassadors, ignorant culture, Obama One hardly knows what to expect form government in Washington these days. Change is a day-to-day event. No one knows, or remembers much of anything. You would think Curly and Moe at the very least, would know “who’s on first?” Decisions are made on the “willy-nilly” principle, or Read More

Letter, Feb. 27, 2014

February 27, 2014

Too much fluoride; Dow’s profit thirst Re: Federal farm bill   The federal Farm Bill recently signed into law by President Obama contains a provision that overrides a ruling by the EPA to phase-out the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride because it leaves unsafe levels of fluoride residue on food. The aggregate dose that children receive Read More

Letter, Feb. 20, 2014

February 20, 2014

Increased setback rules for energy rigs needed Re: New wells in state   I believe there is an urgent need for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission to take action on the citizen rule making petition submitted by Powder River Basin Resource Council on behalf of citizens from across the state that calls for increased Read More

Letter, Feb. 18, 2014

February 18, 2014

‘Chicken man’ duty provided breakfast, pastries Re: Brother Geoff   Imagine, if you will, a cardboard facsimile of a B-movie robot, stalking across the chicken yard carrying a bucket in each hand. One bucket contains chicken feed and the other has a soft towel in the bottom to cushion whatever eggs the cardboard Frankenstein can Read More

Overstepping duties

February 14, 2014

Re: Fluoride provision in Farm Bill The federal Farm Bill recently signed into law by President Obama contains a provision that overrides a ruling by the EPA to phase-out the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride because it leaves unsafe levels of fluoride residue on food. The aggregate dose that children receive from these residues along with Read More

Letter, Feb. 13, 2014

February 13, 2014

Respect, courtesy missing during film Re: children in audience   My wife and I had the opportunity to attend last Saturday night’s showing of “The Monuments Men” at the Centennial Theatre. And though the movie was very good, it was very disappointing to put up with the antics of the children in attendance. Though it Read More

Letter, Feb. 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

Logo, slogan not best representation for Wyoming Re: Lottery unveiling I am a former Sheridan area resident who happened to notice an online article that detailed Wyoming’s new participation in the Mega Millions and Power Ball lotteries. I was mildly amused and strangely disappointed to find out the new logo, slogan and nickname of the Read More

Letter, Feb. 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

Benghazi debacle confirms same old leftist denial Re: Eugene Robinson’s column   Eugene Robinson’s column in The Sheridan Press (Jan. 31) proves once again that there are no lengths to which the left won’t go to defend their own, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence debunking their claims. He suggests that Ambassador Susan Rice’s Read More

Rarely used death penalty should be abolished

January 31, 2014

Re: Sheridan Press, Jan. 23 There was a brief mention of State Senator Bruce Burns’ idea of substituting the firing squad for the construction of a new gas chamber for the execution of the death penalty in Wyoming. While this has been the subject of some humor in some places, I think it would be Read More

Minimum wage, women, foreign wars

Re: Lies in Obama’s speech According to Mark Thiessen, the chief speech writer for President Bush’s 2007 State Of The Union Speech, several “opportunity” comments made by President Obama came directly from the speech he wrote for President Bush in 2007. Amazing! Let’s address some of the lies in the speech. • Raising the minimum Read More

Letter, Jan. 31, 2014

January 30, 2014

Homestead cisterns invaluable to traveler Re: Ringley column   Tom Ringley’s column about Madge Austin Wade that commented on some of the etiquette and toughness of pioneer life coupled with the photograph of the men loading snow to store in a cistern (The Sheridan Press, Jan. 28) prompted me to add a little something along Read More