Letters to the Editor

Obstructionism in patriotism’s name

June 4, 2013

During Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power he claimed to be “defender of the French Revolution” and after he arrived, the coins were inscribed with “Emperor according to the Constitution of the Republic.” That’s a popular tactic in politics today; swearing to love country and Constitution, while secretly hating and undermining them. Congress is destroying government Read More

Publishing public notices online

What is up with state Rep. Rosie Berger? Rep. Berger wants public entities to save money by publishing official notices online. What a scary suggestion. Official information on the Sheridan County web page comes with the following statement: “The accuracy of this data is not guaranteed.”Imagine reading an online notice with that attached. This is Read More

Kendrick ice cream pricing

May 31, 2013

I read The Sheridan Press daily, but somehow the April 18 edition got away from me, until today. This is in regard to the price of ice cream at Kendrick Park. The article indicates last year’s and this year’s prices for single and double scoop cones and cups went up from $1.50 and $1.75 to Read More

‘Fair and Balanced?’

May 28, 2013

I admit that publisher Woody’s “Notebook” observations are usually (at least to the extent that I have read them) relevant to local events and sometimes nostalgic reminisces, as well as additional ruminations, but I take exception to a recent reflection in his “Three kind words, Benghazi, TV opinion” Notebook writings. I suppose his words could Read More

Press coverage unnecessary

May 24, 2013

How sad is it that The Sheridan Press takes so much pleasure in deliberately embarrassing public officials. It is difficult to find good business people to seek public office. To report an issue, on the front page no less, about our public officials will only discourage good people from serving the public. Those who serve Read More

Kim embodies spirit of SC

May 22, 2013

Hats off to Taesub Kim from South Korea. He won the President’s Award from Sheridan College at graduation May 11. I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Taesub when I had surgery at the end of October. Some of the college’s nursing students, along with their professor, were there for part of their training. Read More

‘Common Core’ education standards

Why is there no public awareness of the curriculum invading Sheridan County schools? Common Core Federal Standards (aka, Common Core State Standards) has been in the mill since 2009 thanks to the $125 million dollars from the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation. This is an enormously expensive curriculum. The costs include teacher training, curriculum material, Read More

Wyoming education secretary’s petition

May 17, 2013

Recently, the Wyoming legislators chose to remove the voters’ constitutional right to vote for the Wyoming Secretary of Education (SF-104). A petition to allow current Wyoming voters to have an opportunity to decide for themselves and future voters if this is a good choice is circulating in Sheridan and throughout the state. Why the legislators Read More

Associated Press at it again

Several weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor dealing with The Associated Press’ announcement that its stylebook would no longer include the terms “illegal immigrant” or “Islamist.” I pointed out that this was yet another in a long list of examples of the left’s incessant efforts at controlling the flow of information to Read More

Tax cheats the real problem

May 16, 2013

The president is outraged. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., is demanding an investigation. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wants someone’s head. When any group gives itself a politically charged name like eagle, freedom, republic, justice, democratic, tea party or patriot and claim they are not political to get tax-free status they should expect to be questioned. Read More

Work for a healthier Wyoming

Wyoming is no stranger to substance abuse issues. Whether it is alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, the associated costs to the public are astonishing. The annual economic burden of alcohol abuse alone to Wyoming residents is more than $850 million. That’s the finding of a sweeping study prepared for the Wyoming Department of Health by Read More

‘God bless you,’ Obama tells PP

May 8, 2013

I am appalled that more than 50 million babies have been aborted in this country and President Barack Obama spoke to Planned Parenthood and that the last thing he said to them was, “God bless you.” No other president has ever spoke to Planned Parenthood, the abortion providers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor in Read More

Sen. Enzi compromised by Internet tax actions

Crony capitalism and the tax man seem to be winning again, this time at the expense of millions of Internet buyers and sellers. The lobbyists on K Street found another compliant politician, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, willing to do their bidding to accommodate their big retailer clients and state governments seeking more tax revenues. Sen. Read More

Making amends; responsibilities

May 3, 2013

Making mistakes is forgivable. Hopefully we have all made enough of them to learn valuable lessons. Being accountable for our mistakes is the difficult part for any of us. As a person who voted to elect into the office of city council for Sheridan, I have been hurt by the behavior of councilwoman, Shelleen Smith. Read More

Scott leadership valuable to bank, area

May 2, 2013

The First Interstate family was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Scott this weekend. Dan was the eldest son of our founder, Homer Scott, Sr. He spent his life on the Padlock Ranch near Ranchester, serving as President and CEO for 30 years. He was also a member of the First Interstate Read More

Protecting our children

April 30, 2013

The Advocacy & Resource Center is hosting a free workshop this weekend called “7 Steps To Protecting Our Children.” This workshop is designed to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. The free­ workshop will teach parents and caregivers how to: — minimize opportunity — stay alert — make a plan — act on suspicions Read More

Not a smooth ride

April 25, 2013

This is regarding the recent work that was done by BNSF on the First Street and Fifth Street crossings in Sheridan. Both crossings were closed to make repairs that were supposed to, among other things, provide for an “improved ride quality for motorists.” The crossings are now far from that; they are much worse now Read More

A race to the bottom

In the letter sent by college trustees, the projected jobs for graduates of the proposed $15.85 million project will be 463 over 10 years, 46.3/year. We are to believe that we must spend nearly $16 million to turn out 3,750 workers per year. This will be a huge investment of our resources, and will glut Read More

Average Americans inspire the world

April 23, 2013

“Wyoming is what America used to be” is a phrase I used in reference to the Cowboy Code. I was immediately taken to task by a younger person who read way too much into that line. I wish I had kept his missile message he nuked me with, but as near as I remember, it Read More

Pressure cookers, Protecting ourselves

I am pretty sure that my four foot, eight-inch tall Italian grandmother who immigrated from Italy at age 14 was not a terrorist. But, when our family attended Sunday dinner at her house, there was always a good chance that she used a “pressure cooker” that day. It has been determined that the act of Read More

Dayton Town Hall. Community Hall

April 19, 2013

I had just finished reading The Sheridan Press (April 11, 2013) that said the Tongue River High School here its prom at the Dayton Town Hall. Whoa! I said to myself. The picture looks like the state at the Dayton Community Hall. For those of you who don’t know, the Dayton Town Hall is located Read More

Press editorial was ‘propaganda’

The immediate reply on the Opinion page by The Press was stunning to me. While my “opinion article” was critical of some events at the Sheridan Junior College, the thrust was that we need information on a proposed bond issue before we can be asked to be in favor of it and that to date Read More

Obama beholden to Wall Street

April 6, 2013

bama beholdento Wall StreetRe: Contrary to image Is President Obama’s administration governing mainly for the benefit of Goldman-Sachs and their friends?I recall being surprised about four years ago when I read a short piece in “Mother Jones” magazine that said Goldman-Sachs had given substantially more money to Obama’s 2008 campaign than to the campaign of Read More

Parents must get involved

As a Sheridan County School District 1/Tongue River parent, I would like to offer a letter of support to teachers and staff within our district. Thank you for your time and efforts in teaching and listening to our students. The children in our community spend the largest part of their weekdays with you in school and Read More

Riparian area invaders

April 5, 2013

Scott Hininger recently warned of Russian olive trees becoming weeds. They are a designated weed in Wyoming. Perhaps because they are a tree most of us don’t think of them as weeds, but from what I am noticing they are slowly taking over riparian areas around Sheridan, particularly south of town.