Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Go Cowboys!, Re: Lack of UW coverage

I realize that you have a small space to devote to sports and that local sports take precedence, but Sheridan is a Wyoming town and many of the residents have attended the University of Wyoming or their children have. I find that the Press’ coverage of the University of Wyoming basketball has been spotty at… Continue Reading

Exit circus elephants; big cats, horses next

Re: Ringling Bros., animal rights Ringling Brothers has bowed to animal-rights pressure and announced the end of the participation of elephants in its circus by 2018. Count on the big cats to go next from the center ring, then the horses, finally the atrocity of little dogs walking on hind legs. Rodeo is likely to… Continue Reading

The denigration of patriots Re: Parker column, Press, Mar. 4

Kathleen Parker, assuming the role of adjudicator of congressional pragmatism, excoriated some 50 conservative members of the Republican House majority, opined that “principles defended at the expense of pragmatic application is the business of priests.” So, officials whom the American people elected to stand up to an out-of-control president should just apply “pragmatism” and cave… Continue Reading

Letter: Failure of Great Lakes result of service

Re: Surveys needed A Feb. 24 article in The Sheridan Press read, “Great Lakes, the only airline serving Sheridan, is losing money on the flights, adding the airport won’t reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.” If Great Lakes will not reach the 10,000 mark (approximately 14 departures and 14 returns per day), I contend this… Continue Reading

Letter: No more knee-jerk reactions

Re: Second Amendment rights, HB114 I think that the only way to ensure the safety of people in this great state of Wyoming is to quit taking away our constitutional rights. Knee-jerk response to emotionally charged issues such as school shootings is claiming our rights at an alarming rate. Any citizen who has gone through… Continue Reading

Predators, livestock, grazing on public land

Re: Respect mountain water Killing predators is the saddest aspect of grazing livestock in this area. The predators are noble, exquisite creatures, unlike the over-bred livestock that is often smeared with its own excrement polluting our watershed.  The mountain water deserves more respect.  It is a treasure, as are the predators. At the top of… Continue Reading

Illegal immigrants, Social Security cards

Re: Cole letter, Press, Feb. 18 Charles Cole’s letter was well-written and to the point. The punch line was his final paragraph: What are principled representatives in Congress to do regarding the latest presidential “memo” regarding the Social Security numbers for illegal immigrants? Ann Coulter describes it best. “If the Republican majority in both houses… Continue Reading

Letter: 17,600 Wyomingites versus 19 senators

17,600 Wyomingites versus 19 senators Re: Medicaid expansion There are more than 17,600 Wyoming citizens without health insurance. I’m not sure if I read it right, but it was only 19 state senators who voted against the Medicaid expansion bill. To state Sen. Charlie Scott: we need some numbers from you. Such as how many of… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Perpetual’ war and its expectations

‘Perpetual’ war and its expectations Re: Sheridan Peacemakers American citizens are responsible for their government’s decisions and for holding it accountable.  Because war is so onerous and consequential, some of us have been holding peace vigils to protest the decision for war and to urge peace. These vigils are sometimes challenged by veterans who take… Continue Reading

Letter: Goose-stepping Democrats,“left” media in cahoots

Goose-stepping Democrats,“left” media in cahoots Re: Possible DHS shutdown Here we go again! On cue, the national “news” media, including even a few conservatives like George Will, are already blaming the Republican Congress for an impending shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. The partial government shutdown of 2013 was an effort by principled conservatives… Continue Reading

Letter: “Crony capitalism;” voters said no in ‘08

Re: City shops for leader The city of Sheridan is advertising for a financial and administrative director. The job description for the position states the director will assume management for all administrative departments. The director will be responsible for city finances, purchasing, budget, council agenda, IT services (established IT contracts and IT priorities). The director… Continue Reading

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