Letters to the Editor

Leaders ‘at the trough’; vote ‘no’ for SC bond

August 15, 2013

Re: Tech Center, Aug. 20   We must vote “NO” the 20th of August on the $15.85 million dollar bond issue for Sheridan College’s Tech Center. • The projected pay out on the bond issue is based off the assessed value of Sheridan County staying the same or improving for the next 15 years. The Read More

SC is source of skilled staff

Re: Bond vote, Aug. 20   As the vote approaches on the bond initiative to fund renovation and expansion of the Sheridan College Tech Center, I want to share some perspective on the need for skilled workers in the trades served by the Tech Center programs. L&H Industrial has a long-term relationship with Sheridan College; Read More

Farmers Market good for Sheridan

August 14, 2013

Re: Press story, Aug. 10 Kudos to the organizers and participants of the Farmers Market. What a terrific benefit to our community. Christina Schmidt’s article stated the Farmers Market began in 2001. Actually, the Farmers Market began over thirty years ago on the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church. In those days, eight Read More

‘Yes’ vote invests in Sheridan’s future

Re: SC Tech Center, Aug. 20 As a former member and chairman of the Sheridan College Board of Trustees, I feel the Aug. 20th bond election to expand and renovate our Tech Center is of profound importance of our community’s long-term financial future. In fact, this led me to agree to be the chairman of Read More

Tech Center ‘yes’ vote vital for city’s future

Re: Sheridan College bonds Sheridan College, which has been a valuable part of this community for over six decades, is putting forth to Sheridan County voters a bond initiative on Aug. 20 to fund the renovation and expansion of the Technical Education Center (Tech Center). The Tech Center project is the next step in the Read More

We know Enzi

August 13, 2013

Re: Matalin speech at SC Hmmm. Famous television personality Mary Matalin in little ole Sheridan? Why? Could it be her former boss, former Vice President Dick Cheney, lured her here to promote his daughter, Liz Cheney, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014? One thing about Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, we know him. We don’t Read More

SC Tech Center means employment

Re: Bond vote, Aug. 20 Sheridan College is our Community College. Sheridan College is one of seven community college districts in Wyoming. Beginning with the original Whitney Building that opened in 1959, voters of Sheridan County have seen the vision and long-term benefits that Sheridan College provides to our community by supporting a bond issue Read More

Point by point opposition

August 9, 2013

Re: Say ‘no’ to fluoridation   Fluoride is a deadly poison. Fluoride is toxic to the body. It is corrosive to everything it touches, especially the skin. It is not a lack of fluoride in a person’s body that causes tooth decay. It can be several factors, such as diet (too much sugar), genetics or Read More

One property, one vote

Re: College bond issue   Here’s the solution to almost all the issues raised about the coming bond vote. “Only property owners can vote and their vote affects only their property.” That way, most of us get what we want. A supporter of the new bond will do just that: support the bond with their Read More

Tech Center expansion good for students

August 8, 2013

Re: Sheridan College bond issue I’m sure your readers have seen news reports and promotional materials by now that spell out the details of the upcoming Sheridan College Tech Center bond issue election. To summarize: On Aug. 20, Sheridan County residents will vote on a $15.8 million bond issue for the renovation and expansion of Read More

Need a better plan

Re: Riparian rules don’t make sense   I respectfully submit that a case for implementing new riparian set-back regulations has not been made. It has been stated this is a “water quality” issue yet by the county’s own admission these new regulations will not fix the water quality problems since most water quality issues are Read More

Must consider the common good

Re: Riparian regulations As a resident of the county and a property owner with over a quarter mile along both banks of the Tongue River near Ranchester, I would like to urge the county commisioners to vote in favor of the riparian management proposal. I know the value of watching the daily events that take Read More

Kindness of strangers

August 7, 2013

Re: Medical personnel The people of Sheridan are fortunate to live in a very caring community with a great health care system in place. My husband collapsed at the rest area in Sheridan during rodeo week. Every person who helped me was so kind starting with the women who work at the Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Warm welcome at the state trap shoot

I wanted to drop a note thanking the team that put on the Wyoming State Trap Shoot over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. This was my first registered state trap shoot and I had a great experience. The weather was hot, which must have added to the warmth of those who were running the Read More

Risky business

Re: Fluoridation of water The fluoridation of the city’s water is a major issue. As an athletic person who drinks in excess of one to two liters of water a day, the amount of fluoride in the city water can be harmful for people’s health and the businesses around Sheridan. All diabetics, laborers and anybody Read More

Students thrive using hands, head

August 6, 2013

“Learn a skill or a trade son, work hard, be honest and you’ll never be without a job for long.” That’s what my father used to say. Modified for today, “Learn a skill or trade, work hard, be honest, select a job that pays a wage that can support a family. A job that has Read More

America’s racism

August 2, 2013

Re: Zimmerman trial Is anyone else as tired as I am of the race baiting going on since the Zimmerman/Martin trial? Here’s some facts. • The last census shows blacks make up 13 percent of the total population of the U.S. FBI statistics say that black males perpetuate 50 percent of the violent crime in Read More

Public needs to wake up

Re: Riparian amendment After attending the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning meeting concerning riparian setbacks, I am concerned. First, there is absolutely no need for this legislation. The miniscule amount of property that will be affected is 1.3 percent. Agriculture operations, the big culprit for stream pollution according to national statistics, are excluded from any Read More

Water issues already addressed

Re: Proposed riparian rules flawed The riparian restriction proposal is flawed in many ways. There have been water quality issues brought up in the past and the county commissioners may be accountable to the Department of Environmental Quality. But in consideration of the recent updating of the countywide septic restriction requirements and the building restrictions Read More

Trail End Museum a gem

Re: 100th anniversary party Thank you staff and volunteers of the Trail End Museum, for the wonderful anniversary party in celebration of the Kendrick Mansion turning 100 years old. The Sheridan Press recently (July 27) called the Kendrick Mansion, “A Beacon on the Hill.” More than 1,200 people proved that statement to be true. A Read More

Force or freedom

July 30, 2013

Re: College bond issue Sheridan College is a fine institution, worthy of a new tech center. However, the ballot issue is not, “Do you think a new building is a good idea?,” but rather, “Do you favor raising property taxes?” I do not favor raising taxes. I have no desire to attempt to tell others Read More

‘Decent behavior’ missing from society

Re: Humans and animals What has happened to people’s decent behavior? It seems as if the current events of some recent behaviors should help all of us reexamine our role in a community. Let’s look at politicians and the behavior of New York City mayoral candidate, Rep. Anthony Weiner, or the acts of the San Read More

Tired of inconsiderate dog owners

July 26, 2013

Re: July 23 Press article In the article concerning the lady and her dog who were attacked by a pit bull amd mastiff, it was stated that it was “only the ninth such attack since Jan. 1, 2013.” Only the ninth attack? Should one conclude that the vicious dog-owners of Sheridan are doing a good Read More

Communism, Christianity

July 25, 2013

Looks to me like the early Christians were small “c” communists. Capital “C” Communism, with its gulags, secret police and generally poor living conditions, is no doubt even more antithetical to real Christianity than capitalism. Small “c” communism, on the other hand, appears to have been perfectly harmonious with the spirit of the early Christian Read More

Smith’s DUI

The Sheridan Press story, “Councilor’s April DUI,” (July 19), raised the question of how fit the councilwoman is to represent her ward. Both Ms. Smith and Mayor Dave Kinskey have said she will stay focused and serve her constituents. The night of her arrest for DUI, Ms. Smith was driving a car registered, not to Read More