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Letter: ‘Shop With a Cop’ builds trust, friendship

December 2, 2014

‘Shop With a Cop’ builds trust, friendship Re: Dec. 20 at Kmart This is the time of the year when great stories are told. This is about our “Shop With a Cop” program that began 11 years ago here. The program allows any child in the area to spend the morning between 7 a.m. and Read More

Letter: Snow dump puts citizens, wildlife at health risk

November 29, 2014

Snow dump puts citizens, wildlife at health risk Re: South Park Natural Area The Hunter Draw area of South Park Natural Area in Sheridan is being used as a waste disposal site for the snow from streets, lots and other traffic areas.  The snow is laden with waste from motor vehicles, road agents, soils and Read More

Letter: “Home/Range” director appreciates city, “stars”

“Home/Range” director appreciates city, “stars” Re: Film debut at WYO I first discovered your community while working on the Meade Creek Ranch in Story during the summer of 1955. Dr. Pete Schunk, father of Diana, represented for me then the caring community that I would grow to love. Though I carried a small instamatic camera Read More

Letter: Gruber lies, disrespects citizens via Obamacare

November 22, 2014

Gruber lies, disrespects citizens via Obamacare Re: Health costs hit home In August of this year, we were informed that our retirement medical insurance was being cancelled due to the rising cost of health care and the requirements of ObamaCare. After working professionally for 54 years, we were counting on our promised health insurance. On Read More

Letter: Liberty, leadership, policy; citizen input, majority rules

November 21, 2014

Liberty, leadership, policy; citizen input, majority rules Re: Democracy in Sheridan Mr. Mayor, what do you have against public self-governance? How could you ethically hire an interim city manager, when the public voted to not have one? If your abilities are inadequate for the responsibilities of the appointment, then step down. Mr. Interim City Manager, Read More

Letter: WYO Theater part of memories

November 20, 2014

WYO Theater part of memories Re: Wyo 25th celebration Last Saturday, my husband and I had the great pleasure of attending the WYO Theater’s 25th anniversary celebration. The first time I ever set foot in the WYO Theater, it was as a performer. Selected as one of a handful of area elementary school students to Read More

Letter: Woodward reporting perpetuates myth

November 19, 2014

Woodward reporting perpetuates myth Re: Czaban column, Press, Nov. 15 In Sheridan Press managing editor Kristen Czaban’s recent opinion page column, she virtually deified Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward for his stellar journalistic coverage of Watergate which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. In passing, I must note that Woodward himself said in a PBS Read More

Letter: Keystone Pipeline, Wyoming coal income

November 18, 2014

Keystone Pipeline, Wyoming coal income Re: “Tar sand” issues The pipeline is to transport “oil” from Canadian tar sands from Alberta to the Gulf Coast for refining and export. How will this cause Wyoming oil to be more marketable? Oil from tar sands is not the same as Wyoming’s oil. Extraction of oil from tar Read More

Letter: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ act unappealing at home, abroad

‘Mr. Wonderful’ act unappealing at home, abroad Re: Vera Cole letter, Press, Nov. 14 Vera Cole has every right to be deeply concerned with the obfuscation of the       “transparent” Obama administration. She outlines the snake oil tactics orchestrated by M.I.T. professor Jonathan Gruber who blithely admitted that the ACA (Obamacare) was purposely Read More

No doubt remaining about media bias

November 14, 2014

Re: Gruber, ACA revelation This week proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the so-called mainstream “news” media will go to any length to protect the Democratic Party and its programs. Thanks only to Internet watchdogs, several video clips have been discovered showing one of the chief architects of Obamacare, M.I.T. Professor Jonathan Gruber Read More

Letter: Meaning of the midterm election

November 7, 2014

Meaning of the midterm election Re: Deliver what was promised The ink wasn’t dry on the reports from the Nov. 4 midterm election when the pundits in the so-called “news” media took up damage control to explain to us lackwits the “meaning” of the Republican victory, conforming as they do with every Republican win to Read More

Making less sense

Re: Fluoride choice? The more I think about fluoridation of our municipal water supply the less sense it makes to me. From a practical perspective just consider what tiny percentage of total water usage is actually consumed. For that which is consumed, I suspect uniform application to the teeth would be extremely inefficient. Additionally, I Read More

Letter: ‘Pen and ballot!’

November 6, 2014

‘Pen and ballot!’ Re: Thanks to Vets President Barack Obama boasted, “I have a phone and a pen.” Many thanks to our soldiers who fought in wars and who gave their lives. We can proudly say, “I have a pen and a ballot!” Evelyn B. Thompson Sheridan

Letter: State majority, GOP; Wyoming voters informed

November 4, 2014

State majority, GOP; Wyoming voters informed Re: Anderson letter, Press, Oct. 31 Mr. Anderson decries his perceived imbalance in our elected officials. He sees a majority of Republican lawmakers and politicians because a majority of Wyoming voters are registered Republicans. Imagine that! Oh, I get the point of diversity of thought all right and agree Read More

Letter: Taxes and pennies; it’s all relative

November 1, 2014

Taxes and pennies; it’s all relative Re: $100 gees goes a long way For the fifth penny, Optional One-Cent Sales tax, to cost me a $1,000 per year, I believe I would have to spend $100,000 on taxable items. If I had $100,000 a year to spend on those taxable items, I would be more than Read More

We need to “refresh the pool of politicians” for real change

October 31, 2014

Re: Primary, general elections Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Maybe Einstein didn’t actually say this, but a slight adaptation of his words to voting seems appropriate today. Most voters like to point their finger at politicians Read More

Vote for our father

Re: Jennings support We are Mark Jennings’ daughters and we would like to take a few moments to express our thoughts on why our father is the choice for House District 30. From the time we were young, our father has always taught us that honesty and integrity should be guiding principles in our lives. Read More

Government overreach; return to Constitution

Re: Supports Jennings We are recommending Mark Jennings for election to House District 30. We have enjoyed Jennings’ entire family for the past five years. We have spent a lot of time together playing dominoes and enjoying the Bighorn mountains. Most of our time together involves food. We’ve been listening to his comments on where Read More

Letter: Jennings went negative; no show at public forums

October 30, 2014

Jennings went negative; no show at public forums Re: Supports Burgess Nov. 4 I am urging people to not vote for Mark Jennings for House District 30 in Sheridan County. In the last three weeks of the primary season, glossy mailings were sent out on his behalf, smearing his opponent Rep. Kathy Coleman. Since then, Read More

Letter: Optional tax, like slavery, is wrong; is a false choice

Optional tax, like slavery, is wrong; is a false choice Re: Supports 5 percent rate Everyone in Sheridan County can save thousands of dollars by voting against re-imposing the 6 percent sales tax. Now there’s a conversation-starter and solution to low voter turnout. Most people are unaware that they have the power to lower the Read More

Letter: Dogs, cats dependent on one-cent tax revenue

Dogs, cats dependent on one-cent tax revenue Re: Urges community support On behalf of Sheridan’s homeless pets, the board and staff of the Dog and Cat Shelter would like to encourage Sheridan County residents to vote yes on the renewal of the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax. This tax has been in effect since 1989 and Read More

Letter: Wyoming legislation is ‘year round’ work

Wyoming legislation is ‘year round’ work Re: Supports Burgess, Nov. 4 I am fortunate to live in House District 30 and have the opportunity to make a difference by voting for write-in candidate Val Burgess. I have known Ms. Burgess for many years, having worked “down the hall” from her at Sheridan College. As the Read More

Letter: Collaborative process essential to city’s future

October 29, 2014

Collaborative process essential to city’s future Re: More citizen engagement The problem is that what our city, as well as our state and nation, accepts for government: supposedly by and for the people, in actuality, is the influential directing the lives of the many for the benefit of the few. The foundation for community is Read More

Letter: Sellout crowds for ‘42nd Street’ at Wyo

October 28, 2014

Sellout crowds for ‘42nd Street’ at Wyo Hi Sheridan community! Wow! We had sell out crowds every night for the ‘42nd Street’ musical at the Wyo Theater. Would love the cast and crew to read a review. Thank you for your support! Kathy McNickle Sheridan

Letter: Fluoride decision in Nov. 4 election

Fluoride decision in Nov. 4 election Re: Forum at Sheridan College For those of you who were unable to attend the forum at Sheridan College and are interested in the fluoride issue for Sheridan water, I am writing my opinion on the six candidates running for City Council and their positions as stated that evening. Read More

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