Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

LTE: Politics and bombast; comparing TR and Trump

Re: Alice Longworth quote   President Theodore Roosevelt, a great statesman and politician, was also well known for dominating events, public and private. His daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s evaluation of her famous father probably best sums up what Donald Trump is today. Longworth said, “Father wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride… Continue Reading

LTE: Secure the border! Illegal aliens, violence

Re: Media ‘sliming,’ Coulter   How many more innocent Americans have to die before our government fixes the mess at the border? And when will the mainstream media come clean and inform the American people of the enormity of the mess? Three recent cases highlight the problem. In San Francisco, illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez… Continue Reading

Letter: Respect for student privacy

Respect for student privacy Re: UW student emails Thursday’s article in The Press, “University of Wyoming student emails are public record,” gives the impression that UW has little regard for student privacy. Nothing could be further from the truth. In response to public records requests, emails that are sent or received through the university’s computer… Continue Reading

LTE: Praises city for curbside recycling

Re: Program began Aug. 3 I am writing to applaud the Sheridan Solid Waste folks on providing our fair city with curbside recycling. Those of us who have been recycling over the years feel truly spoiled! I’m aware that there have been folks who have not greeted this change with enthusiasm, but I would encourage… Continue Reading

LTE: Resource preservation challenges regulations

Re: Energy, “throw away” habits With the government’s recent regulations on producing energy and tough standards for regulating the kinds of energy that the U.S. can produce, we are all now faced with the results of our “throw-away habits.” Producing more renewable energies may help curb and take the edge off some of our bad… Continue Reading

LTE: Cruz causes media, ‘old guard’ discomfort

Re: Milbank, Parker columns Every election cycle inevitably features the tried-and-true “mainstream” media effort to destroy the bearer of a message they hate or fear. Sen. Ted Cruz called out the Republican leader in the Senate for shoddy political tricks and deals and subsequently was excoriated, not only by old guard “establishment” Republican senators, but… Continue Reading

LTE: Cecil the lion and abortions

For several days, many members of the American news media have been whining about a Minnesota dentist who killed an African lion while on safari. Yet, the same media hypocrites have failed to shed a single tear while Planned Parenthood murdered 60 million American babies since 1973 with the court case Roe v. Wade. Apparently,… Continue Reading

LTE: Kennon’s $10,000 ABF challenge

Re: ”Best of the Bighorns” Last weekend, we attended the Antelope Butte Foundation Summer Festival. What a beautiful site! When you stand in the bowl and look up and around you have a 360 degree panoramic view of the best of the Bighorns. That is where I got the idea of offering a $10,000 challenge… Continue Reading

LTE: Supports city recycling; vision needed for future

Re: Leadership, quality of life I am writing to express my support for the city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program and thank all of the city staff, city councilors, and community leaders who made this happen. This is a positive step for our community. Long-term thinking is important. Our natural resources are finite and reusing… Continue Reading

LTE: ‘Virtuous’ recycling not welcomed

Re: Take the blue bucket back A blue trash can was dropped off at my driveway Monday with instructions on how to use it for recycling and giving notice that there will an additional charge of $3 per month for the service. I have several problems with this: The literature states that this will save… Continue Reading

LTE: Respectful teens recognize service

Re: Good parenting A very wonderful and fantastic thing happened to me at the carnival this year. I hope it will make The Press and who knows, maybe even lift up a veteran, or in some cases, maybe save his life. I was sitting there last Saturday evening minding my own business and waiting for… Continue Reading

LTE: Traditions often restrict new ideas

Re: TPP trade agreement In a new country, not only does the new environment operate on old ideas and ways of doing things, but the absence of an accumulated stock of traditions, institutions and vested interests allows of the rapid growth of new ideas. In my boyhood, for example, I remember that the then small… Continue Reading

Letter: When the Clampetts come to Wyoming

When the Clampetts come to Wyoming Re: State tourism ads When God created the earth — some places plain and ordinary — we were truly blessed that one place became Wyoming. Yet, at the Wyoming Travel and Tourism in Cheyenne, do they show any pictures of our beautiful state? No. They show ugly cartoon images of… Continue Reading

Letter: Struggle for global warming narrative

Struggle for global warming narrative Re: Smith letter, Press, June 27 Thanking Ronn Smith for his comments on my letter on the climate change narrative, I have to point out that nowhere have I proposed, as headlined, a worldwide collusion of climate scientists. However, if one wished to do so the Climategate email scandal would… Continue Reading

Letter: Respect should be paid

Respect should be paid Re: Color Guard at local events As a 13-year survivor of small cell lung cancer and having attended Relay for Life for the last 10 years, I was really disappointed in the way this year’s event was coordinated. The first thing that comes to mind is the way the Color Guard… Continue Reading

Disappointed in trail run coverage

Re: Big Horn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run This is in regard to The Press coverage of the Big Horn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run, which was held June 19-20. This event was started in Sheridan, by Sheridan people and has grown to be nationally and internationally known. There are about 1,300 participants, the… Continue Reading

Declare independence from meat industries

Re: Subsidies, diet guidelines Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let’s declare our independence from the meat industry. More than 60 percent of U.S. agricultural subsidies pay for meat, dairy and egg production. Fresh fruit and vegetable farmers receive less than one percent… Continue Reading

Golf pro contract pricey

Re: Press article, May 30 The Press published a front page story about the city’s longtime subsidy of the municipal golf course on May 30. In the story, the golf pro, Brian James, was not mentioned. James manages the golf course under a contract. That contract pays James four times a year. James keeps the… Continue Reading

Vote Barrasso out; beholden to ‘big money’

Re: Medicaid, insurance, Keystone In April, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning the activities of our Sen. John Barrasso, questioning his actions in placing our country and citizens in jeopardy. Another writer disagreed. I ask again: if Sen. Barrasso is so interested in us, why did he not write a letter to our… Continue Reading

Letter: Sheridan Senior Center is ‘best anywhere’

Sheridan Senior Center is ‘best anywhere’ Re: Volunteers appreciated Recently, my husband and I with about 150 other people enjoyed a delightful evening as part of the Sheridan Senior Center  Volunteer Appreciation Night.  We were treated to a wonderful meal. It was a wonderful evening and gave the volunteers an opportunity to visit and get to… Continue Reading

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