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Letter: ‘No place for public’ with state agencies

February 3, 2015

‘No place for public’ with state agencies Re: Land rules, conflicts House Bill 209, the transfer of federal lands that cleared the House Judiciary Committee, sets Dec. 31, 2017, as the day the federal government shall extinguish title to all public lands. The day that Wyoming would receive that title would be day the public loses Read More

Letter: Recycling beneficial nationally, locally

January 31, 2015

Recycling beneficial nationally, locally Re: Environment, employment Currently less than 35 percent of households and less than 10 percent of businesses in the U.S. recycle.  Improving and increasing recycling is one of the greatest opportunities for our environment, our natural resources, and our economy. If U.S. recycling levels can reach 75 percent, it will be Read More

Letter: ‘Appointed’ Sen. Kinskey’s arbitration legislation

‘Appointed’ Sen. Kinskey’s arbitration legislation Re: Press, Jan. 27 I take exception to the word “firefighter” in the headline. Rather, “Kinskey Sponsors an Arbitration Bill” would be more accurate. Kinskey, as mayor, could not negotiate with the city firefighters for nine years. The city spent funds to arbitrate six times. Sen. Kinskey wants to eliminate Read More

Letter: Press coverage hurtful

Press coverage hurtful Re: Clemens death I must commend you on your bold reporting. My daughter was killed on Jan. 16. You published the article in the Press. I get that. She had a DUI on Jan. 11, which you printed in the report. I get that as well. What I do not get is Read More

Remembering a friend; knowing a safety need

January 30, 2015

Re: Press editorial, Jan. 24 Larry Hurst was a great friend and an incredible mentor. He had the ability to make something positive out of even the most negative situations. His death should be no different. Last Saturday, I read with great interest The Sheridan Press editorial on new bicycle safety efforts being undertaken within Read More

Letter: Beware! Meteorologists a threat to public safety

January 29, 2015

Beware! Meteorologists a threat to public safety Re: ‘Movie star’ fear mongering Meteorology is a very serious science. For centuries, man has tried to predict the weather in order to save lives and property. Yet, we now have people claiming to be meteorologists who are a discredit to the profession and a threat to public safety. Read More

Letter: The “wow!” factor; Sheridan arts scene

January 27, 2015

The “wow!” factor; Sheridan arts scene Re: Local concerts, theater Wow! What a treat for the performing arts we have had here in Sheridan. Last week, the Senior Theater Players presented “Fast Train to the Poorhouse” to a packed house. Then on Saturday evening at the WYO Theater, our Sheridan youth presented the play, “13” Read More

Letter: Classical concert draws large crowd

Classical concert draws large crowd Re: Strong community support A huge “thanks” to the Sheridan Press for their coverage of pianist Josh Wright in the newspaper. Your articles and pictures were a big part of why we had 450-plus at the First Baptist Church Friday evening for Wright’s outstanding solo performance. Thanks to John Craft Read More

Letter: Learning from the wisdom of the past

January 22, 2015

Learning from the wisdom of the past Re: Obama ‘Union’ speech The President, in his usual eloquent and highly rhetorically-gifted style, after listing all the glorious accomplishments of his administration and this year’s Santa list of wonderful goodies, stated that we should “look to our future, not to our past.”  A quote from British philosopher Read More

Letter: ‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities

January 21, 2015

‘If I were Mayor…’ city priorities Re: Taxes, fluoride, other If I were mayor Sheridan, I would: • not put fluoride in our water ever. • cut the vehicle registration by 10 percent. • put a four-year freeze on all property taxes. If a home-owner or business does any upgrades to their property, they should Read More

Mentoring good for both lives

January 20, 2015

Re: National mentoring month January is National Mentoring Month, and January 15 is National Thank Your Mentor Day. Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating by thanking our mentors and the impact they have had on youth in our community. If you have had a mentor in your life that impacted who you are today, this Read More

Why close Red Grade?

Re: ATVs singled out This is the second year that ATVs have been outlawed from Red Grade Road during the winter months. The privilege was taken away from ATV riders by the county commissioners to satisfy a small group of snowmobile riders who I suppose own cabins up Red Grade. The ridiculous part about this Read More

Letter: Obamacare doesn’t fit ‘Wyoming values’

January 14, 2015

Re: Expansion before Legislature Several bills were brought for Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in 2014 Legislature, and when all failed, plans were put into the budget anyway pending 2015 legislative approval. Wyoming voters said a loud and clear “No!” to Obamacare two years ago when voting on the health care amendment. Those who have had a Read More

Letter: ‘American way;’ fluoride in water

Re: Sheridan Press, Jan. 7 I have lived in Sheridan most of my life and never thought I’d see the day when they put fluoride in the water. Prevention published a book on fluoridation and all the things it can do to your health. I thought the American way is to vote on an issue. Read More

Letter: City councilman, conflict of interest

January 13, 2015

Re: Sheridan Press, Jan. 5 It sure didn’t take long for Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee to start pushing his agenda: use taxpayer dollars to upgrade the Internet for me and my “six figure” customers. With his seeming disregard for conflict of interest rules, Lee will make a swell politician! Charles Vickery Sheridan

Letter: Al Qaeda not on the run after all

Re: Paris terrorism, Press, Jan. 15 Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the murder of the 12 French journalists, despite President Obama’s claim during his re-election campaign in 2012 that “Al Qaeda is on the run.”  And now we have witnessed a wholesale slaughter of 2,000 innocents in Nigeria at the hands of Read More

Letter: “Wonderful community” responds to winter falls

January 7, 2015

Re: Slipping on snow, ice We are blessed to be in a community where people are kind and caring. I fell recently, slipping off the curb at the Holiday station. A gentleman saw me go down! He quickly helped me to my feet. I was so shaken up, I didn’t get his name. After the Read More

New GOP Congress “should do their duty”

January 2, 2015

Re: Resolutions and leadership It’s traditional New Year’s resolution time. Hopefully the 114th Congress, which will convene early in January under Republican leadership in both houses, will adopt some resolutions based on the voters’ desire to actively oppose the current president’s leftwing executive orders and “memos.”  If the public wanted Congress to simply “get things Read More

Letter: County practicing selected enforcement

December 31, 2014

County practicing selected enforcement Re: Garage removal I had built a $17,000 new construction detached storage building on my property this summer in Story. I built this building not only for my personal items, construction tools and equipment; I also built this garage to clean up the property for a fire lane and to promote Read More

Letter: Blessed by our community

December 30, 2014

Re: Support after a loss My kids and I have been through rough times with losing my husband and their dad at the end of August to cancer. The community of Sheridan has been amazing to us, from the support while Kevin was battling cancer to helping us cope afterward. I cannot say enough good Read More

Letter: Friendliest city in the West

Re: Trip in Story On July 9, our son Jeff and family, who were visiting from Tennessee, and ourselves went to a favorite spot, the Story Fish Hatchery, in their car with Tennessee license plates. After a lovely morning of picnic brunch, tour of the facility and viewing of the fish in their various stages Read More

Obama’s unnecessary move in Cuba

December 26, 2014

Re: Reopening of U.S. relations For some reason, President Barack Obama has reached out to the Castros in a completely one-sided “deal” with American taxpayers’ dollars to replace the money the Cuban government used to get from the old Soviet Union and, later, from Venezuela until the latter’s petro dollars dried up. And what exactly Read More

Letter: Life, memories before and after Santa’s visits

December 24, 2014

Re: The season’s wealth It’s the season of Christmas so let’s not consider bursting Santa’s bubble. For children everywhere who come to believe in Santa Claus, their entire universe appears wonderfully transformed. From within their perspective, this is the time when the world takes on new meaning and significance. It’s a rosy, magical place and Read More

Letter: Jaycees shopping tour celebrates 50 years

Re: 30 families, 65 children What a wonderful community we live in! This time of year, we read in the paper and hear on the radio many stories of community members helping out others. I would like to take this time to share one more story and say a generous thank you to the individuals Read More

Letter: Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit

December 20, 2014

Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit Re: Largest turnout ever I would like to thank the Trail End Museum (Kendrick Mansion) for the wonderful Christmas Open House they put on every year for the community.  It is such a treat to go to the mansion and see the beautiful decorations, listen to all the great Read More

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