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Tell the flea beetles just to attack leafy spurge

August 15, 2014

Re: Sheridan Press, Aug. 9   We once again see government interfering with nature. I do not argue that leafy spurge is a noxious weed and must be dealt with in some fashion. My issue comes from introducing an equally noxious pest, such as the flea beetle. The article is correct in how the flea Read More

Coleman is pragmatic voice for resource industries

Re: Aug. 19 primary As we cast our ballots Aug. 19, we owe it to our state’s future to support candidates with a demonstrated record of support for the industries that fuel both our economy and our way of life–our natural resource industries including energy, agriculture and tourism.  Voters in House District 30 have that Read More

Diversity, demographics will change with Mulholland

Re: Aug. 19 primary Ryan Mulholland running for the Wyoming Legislature? I will not vote for him.  A few years back, he ran for the Sheridan City council and was elected.  However, within a short time, he resigned his seat on the council, effectively negating our votes in that general election.  Why would any of Read More

$137,427 ‘helper’ – Does city need position?

August 14, 2014

Re: Adriaens as chief of staff   The people of Sheridan said no to a city manager position in 2008. Yet when John Heath was appointed mayor, he immediately elevated Sheridan police chief Rich Adriaens to the job of “chief of staff” at a salary of $137,427.10 per year. Not bad, for a small town Read More

Coleman diligent, articulate, focused

Re: Aug. 19 primary   It is often times very difficult for voters to really know whether their representatives are serving them well or not. In the fog of mailers and verbiage surrounding an election, it becomes difficult to tell substance from mirage. Knowing that, I wanted to let you know that Rep. Kathy Coleman Read More

Mulholland deliberative while on city council

Re: Aug. 19 endorsement   Our legislators have recently considered legislation that includes job creation and economic development funding for communities like ours, funding for clean water projects and infrastructure repair, the protection of our 2nd Amendment Rights, local control of education and the protection of our children in school.  These are just a few Read More

Coleman is ‘go to member;’ no ‘rubber stamp’ official

Re: Patton endorsement State Rep. Kathy Coleman has presented qualities of a fine legislator beyond her first time of office. She remains composed when others get confused and seeks information when studying a measure to get a good understanding of the proposal. She gets to the intention of the measure and ferrets out the possible Read More

Candidate forum: kudos & brickbats

August 12, 2014

Re: Aug. 19 primary Kudos: Dixie Johnson and the entire talented staff of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee and other volunteers for a superbly executed open forum Tuesday night at Sheridan College during which candidates seeking statewide or legislative seats in the 2014 election were given an equal opportunity to present Read More

Elect change

August 8, 2014

Re: Vote Miller for Senate   For nearly 18 years Wyoming’s senior Sen. Mike Enzi has found comfort in his ability to work behind the scenes. So far behind the scene, in fact, that the good people who elected him to office may be hard-pressed to recite any notable piece of legislation that Enzi has Read More

Vote out Common Core

Re: 2014 election If you do not like the Common Core education curriculum (basically the 1, 2, 3, 4 grading system rather than A, B, C, D, F) please keep reading. The Common Core curriculum gives the federal government more control of our education system and takes our control as parents and states away. It Read More

Vote to uphold the Constitution

Re: Mark Jennings for Legislature Last year Wyoming legislature passed SF 104 catching most of us off guard with the speed our vote could be lost. We wondered how the legislature of any state, but especially ours, would effectively take our vote by a transfer of almost all duties from one of the five administrative Read More

Do your homework on fluoride

August 7, 2014

Re: Heath’s comments   I want to comment on the article in the paper (Aug. 5) regarding fluoridation of Sheridan’s city water. The comment that Mayor John Heath made, “I voted that way, (meaning no) and then I got more educated, I saw that there was some benefit to the subject.” He noted he spoke Read More

Berger, Burns endorse Coleman candidacy

August 5, 2014

Re: Aug. 19 primary   We are writing to give the voters fair and helpful comments, supporting the re-election of state Rep. Kathy Coleman to the Wyoming Legislature. We believe our local citizens are served well by Rep. Coleman. Voters should not be swayed by the inappropriate mailings regarding her voting record that have been Read More

Enjoying neighbors’ hard work

August 1, 2014

Re: Garden Tour   I would like to publicly thank Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery for the wonderful garden tour they put on for the community. This was the second annual tour. It was a great experience to be able to visit so many gardens and get good gardening ideas. The home owners were on hand, Read More

Enzi merits re-election; effective for Wyoming

Re: Aug. 19 primary Sen. Mike Enzi has been a lifelong friend. Throughout our years of friendship, I can attest to his profound love for the outdoors, especially witnessed through his passion for fly-fishing. Because Sen. Enzi has been a lifelong outdoorsman, I believe that he approaches public lands issues with the perfect mindset. Growing Read More

Obama, press ignore facts about Hamas, Jews

July 31, 2014

Re: Build hotels, not tunnels Gil-Ad, Naftali, and Eyal, by a considerable stretch, could be blamed for the rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel. After all, they had the gall to be captured by Hamas tunnel rats who emerged from the ground in Israel, grabbed the boys, dragged them into Gaza, then brutally tortured and Read More

Recognizing community heroes

July 29, 2014

Re: 20 Under Forty   I wanted to commend The Sheridan Press for taking the time to recognize the people of the community. In an era where there is bad news everyday, it is heartwarming to learn about the good news. People of all ages deserve to be known for their contributions to our community; Read More

Citizens may like chief of staff choice

Re: Adriaens appointment   There certainly has been lots of furor surrounding Mayor John Heath’s recent appointment of Rich Adriaens as a temporary chief of staff. I don’t see why. In his first regular council meeting serving in his new capacity, Mayor Heath was the first to admit that he needed assistance to run a Read More

Overpaid administrators

Re: SCSD2 stipends   I’m wondering if I am the only person who was surprised to read that Sheridan County School District 2 administrators receive vehicle stipends every month in amounts like $700. As part of their jobs, where do they drive? Who decided on this particular benefit? Couldn’t these funds be re-allocated toward the Read More

Water challenges

July 25, 2014

Re: Stopping fluoridation   As we move forward with our challenge to stop water-fluoridation, we will continue to educate in an effort to tell the truth of what water-fluoridation entails. The following is a chemical analysis of hydrofluorosilicic acid: H2SiF6 24.04 percent, HF 0.16 percent, SPGV 1.211 g/ml, TPA 0.02 percent, APHA 20.00, Arsenic 32ppm, Read More

No respect for voters’ wishes

Re: chief of staff appointment   I read in Saturdays paper that police chief Adriaens was going to be appointed as interim Chief of Staff. This position really sounds like a city manager. A few years ago we the voters voted down the city manager position. Really, is Sheridan big enough for a chief of Read More

Adriaens appointment a ‘put’

Re: new chief of staff   The “memo” has created a new job at city hall. City officials have said the city is in a “transition” period. The acting mayor, John Heath, is silent. Perhaps he is lying in a dark room, with a cool cloth on his head. City hall is now run by Read More

‘Fatality fine’

Re: Time to get serious about worker safety   This letter is to the citizens of Wyoming and elected officials in the state and is in response to the worker safety statistics addressed by the Casper Star-Tribune editorial board in its May 19 editorial (“Time for lawmakers to restart worker safety conversation”). Its wake-up call Read More

Don’t want an administrator

July 22, 2014

Re: City’s chief of staff   Amazing; The Sheridan Press’ articles on the “new” chief of staff position in Friday’s and Saturday’s editions of the paper came at a surprise. Saturday morning’s edition article is correct. The title of chief of staff is a name only change for city administrator. Although the residents of Sheridan Read More

Couldn’t have said it better

Re: July 17, Kinskey column   I’m writing in response to the July 17, 2014, Publishers Notebook by Stephen Woody, “Column about Kinskey, no need to say more.” Your graceful commentary could not have framed it any better. No thinking person can deny that Mayor Kinskey provided outstanding leadership and acted in Sheridan’s best interest. Read More

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