Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wyo. legislators: no to Medicaid expansion

Wyo. legislators: no to Medicaid expansion Re: National debt, taxes The governor’s proposed budget includes Medicaid expansion, one of three main parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. We know the federal dollars will continue to decline while Wyoming people pay more and more of Medicaid costs. Obviously, offering Medicaid expansion with… Continue Reading

Letter: Local TV news access compromised

Local TV news access compromised Re: Dish TV, Rapid City stations I am a subscriber of Dish TV. Yesterday, I tried to get channel 21 on Dish, which is an NBC station out of Rapid City. They stated how they no longer broadcast NBC on Dish TV. Upon calling Dish, they said the reason was… Continue Reading

Letter: Obama ‘most criminal president’ in history

Obama ‘most criminal president’ in history Re: He’s coming for our guns; impeachment, Fox News, ISIS, Social Security, ‘gutless politicians’ Throughout much of 2015, I’ve been warning people about President Barack Obama’s plan to disarm law-abiding citizens. Tuesday, Obama began his criminal attack upon America’s gun owners with myriad gun-control edicts. These illegal executive orders would… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Lefties’ losing their equilibrium

‘Lefties’ losing their equilibrium Re: Clinton, Obama, immigrants, ISIS, media, ‘sanctuary cities’ Secretary Hillary Clinton said during a recent Democratic Party debate: “We have to prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we’ve made.” Wow!  Where should I begin? Would that be the awesome “progress” they’ve made with our economy where over 90… Continue Reading

Letter: Republican ‘surrender’ in omnibus budget

Republican ‘surrender’ in omnibus budget Re: Obama, terrorism, media, GOP ‘leadership,’ shutdowns In passing a $1.1 trillion “omnibus” budget bill, the Republican “leadership” in Congress has again caved to President Barack Obama’s radical agenda. Columnist Julia Hahn reports that this bill fully funds Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Obama’s refugee resettlement operation, all his Mideast immigration programs, sanctuary cities,… Continue Reading

Letter: Petition submitted

Petition submitted Re: City administrator It has been said that voting is the heartbeat of a democracy. I want to thank all 553 people who signed the petition to put the city administrator to a vote of the people. The petition was submitted to the city on Dec. 16. The people who signed not only… Continue Reading

Letter: Doesn’t like local fuel prices

Doesn’t like local fuel prices I filled up my SUV at a gas station on Main Street for three days at the rate of $2.23 per gallon. I asked the clerk why Sheridan gas prices were so much higher than other towns in Wyoming. She had no idea why the prices were higher and hoped they… Continue Reading

Generosity, openness benefits citizens

Re: South Park It’s amazing what can happen when good people work together toward a solution. A month ago, representatives of citizen groups approached Nic Bateson and Mathers Heuck at the city of Sheridan to ask if they would consider moving the giant snow pile away from the South Park Natural Area.  Out of this… Continue Reading

Letter: Obama’s acts of treason

Re: Terrorism, FBI tactics Once again, Islamic terrorism has struck in the U.S. This time in San Bernardino, California. Previously, it was a Navy/Marine Corps recruiting station and before that, at Fort Hood, Texas. In every instance President Obama has refused to call it what it is: radical Islamic terrorism. What will Obama blame for… Continue Reading

Letter: First responders are appreciated

First responders are appreciated Re: Stroll fall We have some very alert and conscientious first responders in Sheridan. On Nov. 29 (Black Friday), I was downtown with my family and suddenly I fell onto my knee and into a light pole. Before I could even realize what happened, three responders came to my attention. Thank you,… Continue Reading

Letter: Negative immigrant plan could have consequences

Negative immigrant plan could have consequences Re: Jahiel letter, Press, (Nov. 20); responses, (Nov 24) In light of recent disagreements concerning Jacob Jahiel’s comments that generally supported immigrants and immigration, as expressed in recent letters to the editor, I would like to offer him a little, maybe much- needed, support. In my view, his arguments are basically correct. I… Continue Reading

Letter: Bullying tears at social fabric

Bullying tears at social fabric Re: Families scarred One person cannot stop bullying. One person cannot be in the heart and mind of someone who is being bullied. How can we, as a society, get to the heart of bullying? As they say, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes the same village… Continue Reading

Letter: No refugees here; ‘pink lacy line’

No refugees here; ‘pink lacy line’ Re: Jahiel letter, Press, Nov. 20 Mr. Jahiel’s letter to the editor was not factual at all. ISIS announced their intent to infiltrate the refugees with terrorists. At least one of the Paris terrorists came to France as a Syrian refugee. Fact: 70 percent to 80 percent of the Syrian… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Facts’ wrong in refugee entry crisis

‘Facts’ wrong in refugee entry crisis Re: Jahiel letter, Press, Nov. 20 Mr. Jahiel’s opinion letter could have been pulled directly from The Daily Beast or any one of two dozen left-wing websites, all of which contained the same disinformation as “facts” he uses to make his point of disagreeing with Gov. Matt Mead’s decision to… Continue Reading

Letter: New facilities make SC a destination school

New facilities make SC a destination school Re: Music, arts study The Whitney Foundation with Tom Kinnison and the board has made an extraordinary gift to Sheridan College. The new visual arts and music facilities have the ability to transfer education in those departments to the very top level. Sheridan College will become a destination for… Continue Reading

Mead’s refugee refusal is folly

Re: Syrian crisis When news of Gov. Matt Mead’s refusal to accept Syrian refugees came to me, I was shocked and horrified. Perhaps it was naïve of me to think that the people of Wyoming aren’t so afraid of ISIS that they refuse to help orphans and widows. Worst of all, the actions of Gov.… Continue Reading

Refugee fiasco; Obama dithering

Re: Milbank column, Press, Nov. 17 In response to several conservatives’ attempt to inject a measure of sanity into the Syrian “refugee” debate,  President Barack Obama attacks them, and his sycophants in the national media such as syndicated columnist Dana Milbank call them  “xenophobes” and “bigots” — Milbank’s own words. Never mind that FBI director… Continue Reading

Letter: What the Paris attacks highlighted

What the Paris attacks highlighted Re: Gun control, refugees On Nov. 13, ISIS launched a well coordinated terrorist attack in Paris, France. The killers murdered at least 129 people and wounded more than 350 others. Strict French and European gun controls failed to save a single life. The gun controls exacerbated the bloody carnage. The… Continue Reading

Thanking those who serve

Re: veterans, others Not only do I want to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice, but I also want to thank their families and loved ones for their service and sacrifice. Without their support, our journey would be a lot tougher. In addition, I want to thank those people and their families who have… Continue Reading

Letter: Time for giving

Time for giving Re: Listen to the heart of community “Giving thanks” is always in season.  This time of year generates heightened awareness as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  We should take advantage of this special time to account for our own thankfulness. Sheridan is a very blessed community.  We are… Continue Reading

Acts of kindness affect all of us

Re: Food Bank programs We each have our own stories to tell of loves and acts of kindness that defy logic. Times when you were saved or helped by another person or saved against all odds with an invisible force called kindness. It is all that we take with us when we cross over to… Continue Reading

Media insensitivity; horrifying comparison

Re: Trump cartoon, Press, Oct. 28 I couldn’t agree more with Dale Rath’s assessment of the ludicrous and offensive cartoon recently published in The Sheridan Press. I, too, was horrified by that cartoon which visually likens Donald Trump and his supporters to several malevolent creatures from the 20th century. As one whose parents suffered the… Continue Reading

Wyoming football not worth supporting

Re: Cowboys’ win-loss record My rant is not understanding why the University of Wyoming football program gets the support it does. There is a lot of gnashing of teeth and beating of the breast, but no questioning of motives on why UW is a participant in major college football. Who are the suits in Laramie… Continue Reading

City administrator job; local traffic issues

Re: Sheridan’s mess Some pet peeves: • Why do we need a city manager? The only excuse Mayor Heath and the city council offer is that Gillette and Casper both have city managers and they are first-class cities. And supposedly, if we don’t get one we will be a second-class city. Give us, the residents, a… Continue Reading

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