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Letters to the Editor

‘Greatest good’ must be considered

May 29, 2015

Re: Red Grade Trails project I recently read the opinion letter in the May 28th edition of The Press titled “Whole Bighorns Are the Backyard.” I know the author and have a great deal of respect for him as a person and for the years he served as a state representative. However, as a long-term Read More

Wildlife adapts well

Re: Support Red Grade Trails The walking and biking trail proposed by the Sheridan Community Land Trust will pose no threat to the wildlife of this region and will be a great boon to nature lovers. When the Decker Coal Mine opened in 1970, there were dire predictions of the demise of wildlife, but, in Read More

Letter: SHS grad coverage ‘disturbing, offensive’

  Re: SCOPE program, Press, May 23 After completing the rigorous expectations that the state of Wyoming requires of all students, approximately 290 young people graduated in Sheridan County over the weekend. Friends and families from all over the U.S. came to our community to join in this great celebration. What a perfect opportunity for Read More

Letter: ‘Whole Bighorns’ are the backyard

May 28, 2015

  Re: Press editorial, May 23, 2015 The editorial concerning Red Grade Trail was disappointing in its attack on people who express the downside about the trail proposal because of a “not in my backyard” attitude. Then who should be allowed to voice concern? For many of us here, the whole Bighorn Mountains are our Read More

Letter: Outdoor opportunities becoming more valuable

May 27, 2015

Re: Support for Red Grade Trail Project I would like to express support for the Red Grade Trail Project. This project will provide recreational opportunities that are easily accessible to the residents and visitors of Sheridan and surrounding communities. As time constraints increase with work and family life, opportunities like this become even more valuable. Read More

Letter: Wildlife cannot coexist with extensive trail

  Re: Red Grade project The area of proposed development for Sheridan Community Land Trust’s trails is in my backyard and has been for 15 years. For that reason, I know it well. It is pristine wildlife habitat which has never been grazed unlike its surroundings. Last week I saw 35 varieties of wildflowers there. Read More

Letter: Sheridan community outdoes itself again

May 26, 2015

Re: Support of Drum and Bugle Corps Once again the Sheridan community and surrounding areas have more than outdone themselves in helping out with donations of items for the auctions and raffles for the Baltimore or Bust fundraiser. The event was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on May 2 to support the American Legion Read More

Letter: ‘Knowing what we know now’

May 21, 2015

Re: Bush, Clinton, national media redux The national “news” media (sarcastic quotation marks intentional) have already begun their quadrennial exercise of attacking Republicans and providing cover for Democrats. Republican presidential hopefuls are being bombarded with the “Bush question,” i.e. “Knowing what we know today, would you have invaded Iraq?” It would be nice to see Read More

Letter: Current coal royalties work

May 20, 2015

Re: May 16 letter, Hackman As a Sheridan County School District 2 board member, Hollis Hackman may know something about education. But he clearly knows nothing about the subject of his May 16 letter to the editor: coal royalties. While parroting the claims of coal mining opponents, Hackman is embarrassingly unaware that the U.S. government’s Read More

Letter: Coal companies need to stop cheating the system

May 16, 2015

Coal companies need to stop cheating the system Re: Federal royalties Coal companies have invested a lot of time building a network of subsidiaries that they have effectively and legally used to work around the federal royalty system. Here’s how it works: The coal companies sell coal to an affiliated company at artificially low prices — paying Read More

Letter: ACS Relay for Life benefits Sheridan

May 14, 2015

  Re: Cancer survivors, caregivers The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have won their battle. One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony. (June 26, Kendrick Park, 6 p.m. Read More

Letter: ‘Public lands’ versus ‘trapper lands’

May 8, 2015

‘Public lands’ versus ‘trapper lands’ Re: ‘Live’ traps, pets The public lands in Wyoming are fantastic. We have BLM land, school sections and national forest land all for the public to use freely for just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. But are they safe? There is one activity on public lands that jeopardizes Read More

Letter: Food Bank helps address waste issue

May 5, 2015

Re: Logan letter, Apr. 28, Press Mr. Logan emphasizes how important it is not to waste food and how we waste 40 percent of all food, while 15 percent of all our people don’t get enough to eat. Many people in the Sheridan area may not know that we have a food rescue resource and Read More

Letter: Signs and solutions

April 29, 2015

Re: Bullying Sir Winston Churchill once was quoted, “For every one man that digs at the root of a problem, there are 100 that whack at the leaves.” As a guidance counselor who works with teenagers, this quote would be fitting if one considered the “problem” to be bullying. Bullying is a horrific act that Read More

Letter: FAB Conference was ‘fabulous’

April 28, 2015

Re: April 17 at SC I would like to thank The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College and all of the sponsors for the wonderful FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference held April 17 at Sheridan College. It was fabulous! The keynote speaker, Karen McNenny, was one of the best speakers I have ever heard. The Read More

Letter: Moral obligation not to waste food

Re: Earth Day film On Earth Day, a special documentary aired, “Just Eat It.” It revealed that we waste 40 percent of all food while 15 percent of our people don’t get enough to eat. The waste begins in the field where unsuited product is left behind. The product is culled again in packing — Read More

Letter: Protecting our children through air quality action

April 24, 2015

Protecting our children through air quality action Re: Monitoring, inspections Wyoming is a place where there should be plenty of fresh air and sunshine. But unfortunately, poor air quality in our state is a true concern. Recess is cancelled for school kids in Pinedale on unhealthy “ozone action days.” A report by the Wyoming Department Read More

Letter: Dangerous intersection

Dangerous intersection Re: Wyoming, Sheridan Avenues The intersection at Sheridan Avenue and Wyoming Avenue is an accident waiting to happen. The turn lanes for north and south Wyoming are designed wrong and are going to cause a head-on collision. I hope the city addresses this situation as soon as possible. Dwight Thompson Sheridan

Letter: Press request reasonable

April 21, 2015

Re: Rocky Mountain Ambulance reports The April 14 Press article on the RMA contract reported that Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens does not keep the RMA end-of-month ambulance call reports. The end-of-month reports are kept by RMA, by Sheridan County and the state EMS office. The reports are part of Wyoming Trauma Reporting and are Read More

Letter: SHS project embodies community commitment

April 16, 2015

Re: Osborns, legacy leadership The groundbreaking for the locker room project at Sheridan High School was appropriately ceremonial, but I wish to highlight a more meaningful exchange that took place that afternoon. I would like to extend kudos to Casey Osborn of Emit Technologies for seizing what presented itself as a teachable moment for the Read More

Letter: Sen. Barrasso holds health of country, Wyoming foremost, Re. Mueller letter, Press, April 11

April 14, 2015

Mr. Mueller’s opinion seems to be shaped by Mother Jones magazine, but be that as it may, it would appear his criticism of Sen. John Barrasso’s participation in the now famous “Letter to the Mullahs” was pretty much nullified by George Will’s column, the political cartoon on the same page, and what we know now Read More

Letter: Class warfare among the rich, Re: Inheritance taxes

HR 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, is likely to come to the floor this month. Its promoters’ argue that inheritance taxes hurt small business and family farms. They are really disingenuous. They should address that issue rather than repealing a tax intended to abolish government by an economic elite and to promote Read More

Letter: Vote Barrasso out; sellout to lobbyists

April 10, 2015

Vote Barrasso out; sellout to lobbyists Re: Israel, big pharma It seems that Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming has lost sight of his obligations to his citizens. He is spending more time creating an active alliance against President Obama and less time working as a U.S. senator effectively representing the people he was elected to Read More

Letter: WPA endorses reopening of state ACLU office

Re: Open records, public documents It was with some concern that we, the board of directors for the Wyoming Press Association, read recently of the American Civil Liberties Union’s decision to close its Wyoming office. Over the years, the ACLU and its Wyoming staff have been crucial in the ongoing effort to maintain government transparency. Read More

Letter: ‘Objective’ left media reinforces tomfoolery

April 8, 2015

Re: Obama, Kerry, Iran deal, Syria;  unemployment, zero growth, Benghazi Hardly a surprise that the vaunted January-February job numbers have been revised significantly downward. There are now over 93 million Americans not working, among whom are over 12 million African-Americans and over 56 million women. I guess the “burgeoning economy” described in the left media Read More

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