Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Middle East ‘mother of all quagmires’

Re: Bring our troops home When you aspire to be the world’s military policeman, generally you get stuck with the job. And the reasons are never wholly altruistic, as Iraq has shown us, just ask Haliburton or Bechtel. I have long called for the withdrawal of American troops from the quagmire in the Middle East.… Continue Reading

Letter: Omissions from the Democrats’ debate

Omissions from the Democrats’ debate Re: Debt, Hillary’s emails The recent Democrat candidate debate focused on typical leftwing subjects — income inequality, evil corporations, greedy banks, excessive student debt, free college education, gun violence, Medicaid for illegal aliens, taxing the rich more to pay for their schemes, etc., ad nauseam. Not surprisingly, not a single question… Continue Reading

Letter: City leaders ‘incompetent,’ ignoring will of citizens

City leaders ‘incompetent,’ ignoring will of citizens Re: Kinskey, Heath, Rios, firefighters union, vendetta, fluoride, ward system, city administrator, subdivision development Over the past five years, I have witnessed two consecutive city administrations thumb their noses at the citizens of Sheridan. Most residents wanted to retain Sheridan’s wonderful fire department EMTs. Mayor Dave Kinskey, however, replaced them… Continue Reading

Friends, family celebrate recovery

Sometimes it doesn’t take your own funeral to discover how many friends you have. A celebration of new life is far more rewarding. That is exactly what Mary and I had Sunday, Sept. 27, when the Big Horn Mountain Eagles hosted a fund raiser for Mary’s medical expenses from her most recent kidney transplant. (Which… Continue Reading

Letter: A liar and a heretic

A liar and a heretic Re: Pope Francis Recently, Pope Francis visited Cuba. He warmly embraced Cuba’s murderous communist dictators, Fidel and Raul Castro. When anti-communist dissidents tried to meet with the Pope, the Cuban police were tipped-off. The dissidents were beaten and arrested. No complaints from the Pope. Now, the Pope has come to… Continue Reading

Letter: Legislature should be ashamed

Legislature should be ashamed Re: Medicaid expansion Unless the Wyoming Legislature has a secret plan to reinvent the health care system of America to include everyone under an insurance plan of some kind, their stubborn resistance to Medicaid expansion is taking on the distinctive features of hard core callousness. How our Legislators can feel good… Continue Reading

Letter: Congressional Democrats deny science

Congressional Democrats deny science Re: Planned Parenthood Democrat Party operatives and politicians constantly excoriate Republicans as “deniers” who refuse to support science.  And yet, there is an issue on which the Democrats stubbornly cling to outdated and debunked beliefs which are wholly unscientific. Relying on a mid-17th century common law definition of when life begins, supporters… Continue Reading

What’s the rush with a city administrator?

As an elected state official I usually make it a policy to stay out of local politics, however I think some questions have to be asked regarding the city council’s impending vote to change Sheridan’s form of government to a city administrator: 1. What’s the rush? Why can’t this wait for a vote of the… Continue Reading

LTE: Support our law enforcement

Re: National Thank A Police Officer Day   My son is a Sheridan police officer. I wanted to bring to your attention that Saturday is “Thank A Police Officer Day” around the country. On that day, people in their communities display blue ribbons on their cars and homes to show support for the men and… Continue Reading

LTE: A thank you to fire personnel

Re: Sept. 1 fire at gun range   On behalf of the membership of the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association, I would like to thank all fire personnel (Goose Valley, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn, city of Sheridan) and resident volunteers who worked on the fire on our property Sept. 1. While we sustained some property loss,… Continue Reading

LTE: Celebrating our past, present

Re: Constitution Week “No country on the face of the earth can boast a larger proportion of inhabitants, versed in the rudiments of science or fewer who are not able to read and to write their names than the United States of America.” — The Boston Review, 1800 In 1787, the population of the United… Continue Reading

LTE: Take the day to celebrate

Re: Constitution Week The following is written at the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR is a patriotic society first organized on Oct. 11, 1890. DAR provides scholarships, supports schools for underprivileged youth and promotes Americanization training. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,… Continue Reading

LTE: ABF board determined to bring back asset

Re: Ski area We appreciate the concern expressed in the Aug. 29 Sheridan Press editorial titled “Why is ABF struggling so much?” Bringing Antelope Butte back to life as a year round recreational facility is a goal many in Sheridan share, and together we look forward to achieving it. The project to reopen the Antelope… Continue Reading

LTE: Another Obama scam

Re: Accepting refugees   In a 2008 interview, Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News about Obama’s Muslim beliefs. Since that statement, no one in the news media has questioned Obama about his remark. On Nov. 5, 2009, U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, a Muslim, murdered 12 U.S. Army soldiers and one civilian in… Continue Reading

LTE: Going the way of the Whigs

Re: Future of the GOP When a bill requiring congressional approval of the Iran nuclear deal passed the U.S. Senate, the Republican leadership heaped praise upon its sponsor, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker Jr., R-Tenn.. This bill bypassed the Treaty Clause of the Constitution which requires a two-thirds vote for approval of such agreements. Not surprisingly,… Continue Reading

Letter: Too many concerns for development

Too many concerns for development Re: Woodland Creek Estates As a resident in the area, I am opposed to the Woodland Creek Estates Subdivision to be located west of the 4600-4900 blocks off Coffeen Avenue, south of Woodland Park Road. The property is located mainly in the city of Sheridan, with a small portion in the… Continue Reading

Letter: Back-to-school lunch issues

Back-to-school lunch issues Re: Need vegetarian options With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches! In past years, U.S. Department of Agriculture had used our nation’s schools as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Not surprisingly, one-third of… Continue Reading

LTE: Women in foxholes?

Re: Female Ranger graduates   A day late and a dollar short. That is the way I felt when I read the editor’s column by Kristen Czaban in The Press Aug. 22. I served in the military 65 years ago. Women were in the military then. They were nurses, instructors, office workers and worked in… Continue Reading

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