Letters to the Editor

Letters, June 28, 2014

June 27, 2014

Returning to Sheridan Re: Bighotn Mountain Wild and Senic Trail Run   This last weekend I had the distinct pleasure (yes, pleasure!) of returning to Sheridan to run in the 22nd Annual Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run. While the mountains served up a not-unexpected dose of fickle weather, the unflappable spirit and support Read More

Letters, June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Follow our county plan Re: Say ‘no’ to quarry I wish to call the community’s attention to a proposal before the county commissioners. The proposal is for a permit to mine gravel on Bird Farm Road. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted it down twice and it comes to the county commissioners for a final Read More

Letters, June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

VA fiasco Re: Obamacare   The Veterans Affair medical fiasco gives us insight on what Obamacare is going to be. Scary, isn’t it?   Charles Vickery Sheridan   Ramaco not newsworthy; story is more about ‘hope’ Re: Press, June 17   Ramaco hopes to mine coal between Sheridan and Ranchester. The company holdings are 90 Read More

‘Limp-wristed’ policies causing Iraqi chaos

June 20, 2014

Re: Bennett cartoon, Press, June 17   I gazed at another disgusting political cartoon from the political hack (Clay) Bennett (Chattanooga Times Free Press).  The obvious lack of thoughtful evaluation versus pure leftist spite is all it projected. This past week, we have seen the disastrous effects of the totally inept foreign policy that was Read More

Concerts, music, dancing

June 13, 2014

Re: Nuisance overstated In response to the June 11 letter form Ms. Pricilla Schraudner, regarding the audacity of the Trails End Concert Park bringing in live music to Sheridan, I’ll offer this; with you living near Sheridan High School, a few miles away from the Concert Park, the noise can only be a light echo Read More

Letters, May 21, 2014

May 28, 2014

‘Fakes’ clog VA process; time to overhaul system Re: VA care scandal in U.S.   Accountability, otherwise called “doing the right thing” in a social context, according to a scientific study of toddlers, indicates that most humans are born with that trait.  So where does that natural tendency get sidetracked? Parents? Teachers? Peers? Or like Read More

Don’t impose on neighbors

May 16, 2014

Re: Sales tax vote One more reason for lower taxes: more freedom. Since most of us must sacrifice our time working for a living and paying taxes with the money we earn, the less we pay in taxes, means more free time. Lower taxes equal more freedom. If we vote for a lower sales tax Read More

‘Tah- dah’ vs. ‘Ta do’

Re: City’s new fiber diet The city of Sheridan has provided a report titled, “Fiber connection initiative Oct. 15, 2013, update.” The consultant for the update was Joe Sharkey. He was paid $20,256.42. The update is 10 pages. It has three pages of text. Page one is 274 words, page two is 269 words and Read More

Strong ‘odor’ throughout city

May 9, 2014

Re: Voting, data centers, other There is a strong, disgusting odor in the air in Sheridan. The recent questionable activities of our elected officials, as reported in the Press, only magnifies the “what’s in it for me?” concept that plagues our country. There was no great public outburst when the ground rules were changed on Read More

Animal care critical for growing community

Re: Supports optional tax I strongly support the inclusion of nonprofits in the distribution of the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax. I am especially interested in seeing significant funding provided to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter and Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue for the care of animals and low cost/free spay and neuter programs. The Read More

Benghazi attack downplayed, mocked

Re: Milbank column, Press, May 7   In the face of incontrovertible evidence that high officials in the Obama White House promoted (and perhaps concocted) an alibi for the Benghazi tragedy (the infamous “internet video”), columnist Dana Milbank persists in downplaying the seriousness of this matter.  He continues his ad hominem attacks on Republicans in Read More

Letters, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

SCSD2 ignores open government statutes ER: Lawsuit, Press vs school district A transparent and open governing body is a basic requirement for any local government.  Sheridan School District 2’s board does not meet this requirement nor does it appear they feel there is any need to follow the laws for open government. Being an open Read More

Entangled alliances

May 2, 2014

Re: Rocky Mountain Fiber The city of Sheridan hired Joe Sharkey under two contracts to do two fiber assessment reports. Sharkey signed both contracts on Oct. 10, 2013. One contract was titled, “Fiber connection investigation.” This contract was for $4,000 and travel costs. The travel costs were split with two other cities. Per this contract, Read More

Letters, April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

Fluoride in water is ongoing health benefit Re: City of Sheridan plans Adding fluoride to our drinking water is a good thing. I am a dental hygienist with 30 years of experience and a master’s degree in oral biology. I have seen the pain and suffering tooth decay can cause. For this reason, I am Read More

Letter, April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

Dislikes Press coverage Of SCSD2 board actions Re: Documents, open meetings violations I am disappointed in the recent Press coverage of events related to Sheridan County School District 2. In the April 11 edition, two front page articles accused the school district of illegal activities. One of the articles deemed worthy of front page news Read More

Letter, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

Keep unpaved roads available Re: Sheridan Municipal Cemetery   Recently I was working on some of my family’s genealogy/family lineage. While at the cemetery, I was fortunate enough to speak to one of the workers. He assisted me in locating several grave sites. He casually mentioned that plans for the cemetery include closing down the Read More

Letters, April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Tired of reading about Obamacare Re: Dislike of Obama   Obamacare. I am so tired of hearing about this on the news. It’s gotten old. What I would like to hear or read is a list of names who wrote that mess and any others who were in on it. I don’t like President Obama, Read More

Letters, April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

City leaders ignore fluoride warnings Re: Initiate 15-year study   I am very disappointed that the city leaders have disregarded the warnings about putting this system of fluoride into our water. I would challenge this city to start keeping records of the IQs of our children’s test scores and health issues from the time this Read More

Letter, April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

Tax enhances quality of life; worth supporting Re: Fox letter, Press, April 5   I hope The Sheridan Press gets a lot of letters in response to the “Government force” argument put forward in the Letters section of last weekend’s edition.  I’d like to think that the view put forth by the writer is an Read More

Letters, April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014

Sheridan enriched by WYO culture Re: Live theater, opera, music In the past two weeks, I have been to “Forever Plaid,” Doc Severinsen’s big band, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and a live HD performance of the opera, “La Boheme.” Wow! How lucky we are to have the WYO Theater to provide us with wonderful opportunities to Read More

Letters, April 5, 2014

April 4, 2014

‘Government force’ used for art, bike paths, niceties Re: Optional sales tax This can be the year of lower taxes in Sheridan County. The one-percent “optional” tax comes up for a vote in November and we have a chance to lower the sales tax to five percent. While we can’t lower our federal income tax, Read More

Letter, April 4, 2014

April 2, 2014

Footnote in appropriations inappropriate Re: Press editorial, March 29   I applaud The Sheridan Press editorial of March 29, “Let the State Board of Education do its job.” The board Chairman Ron Michaeli together with experienced school administrator Sue Belish and nine other dedicated members are better qualified to “evaluate, review, deliberate on and adopt Read More

Letter, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

‘Final Days’ are here; babies burned for heat Re: Fox News report   According to a Fox News broadcast March 24, I saw the most hideous news story in my life. Apparently, a major hospital in England is burning the bodies of dead babies to lower the cost of their heating bills. This is the Read More

Letter, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

Camaraderie keeps us coming back Re: Sheridan Ice programs I was recently seated at a dinner table with some lovely ladies, one of whom reminded me that she had played hockey last year. After a year off, she was eager to get back on the ice. Her tablemates were curious, after all she had no Read More

SCSD2 actions merit review, accountability

March 25, 2014

Re: Sheridan Press stories The Sheridan Press’ staff is to be commended for an outstanding job of investigative reporting on the SCSD2 proposed multi-purpose recreational facility. Regarding the story in Friday’s (March 21) newspaper, I don’t understand how the SCSD2 board president Richard Bridger can state that this proposal is still in the “exploratory” phases Read More

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