Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dangerous intersection

Dangerous intersection Re: Wyoming, Sheridan Avenues The intersection at Sheridan Avenue and Wyoming Avenue is an accident waiting to happen. The turn lanes for north and south Wyoming are designed wrong and are going to cause a head-on collision. I hope the city addresses this situation as soon as possible. Dwight Thompson Sheridan Continue Reading

Letter: Press request reasonable

Re: Rocky Mountain Ambulance reports The April 14 Press article on the RMA contract reported that Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens does not keep the RMA end-of-month ambulance call reports. The end-of-month reports are kept by RMA, by Sheridan County and the state EMS office. The reports are part of Wyoming Trauma Reporting and are… Continue Reading

Letter: SHS project embodies community commitment

Re: Osborns, legacy leadership The groundbreaking for the locker room project at Sheridan High School was appropriately ceremonial, but I wish to highlight a more meaningful exchange that took place that afternoon. I would like to extend kudos to Casey Osborn of Emit Technologies for seizing what presented itself as a teachable moment for the… Continue Reading

Letter: Vote Barrasso out; sellout to lobbyists

Vote Barrasso out; sellout to lobbyists Re: Israel, big pharma It seems that Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming has lost sight of his obligations to his citizens. He is spending more time creating an active alliance against President Obama and less time working as a U.S. senator effectively representing the people he was elected to… Continue Reading

Letter: WPA endorses reopening of state ACLU office

Re: Open records, public documents It was with some concern that we, the board of directors for the Wyoming Press Association, read recently of the American Civil Liberties Union’s decision to close its Wyoming office. Over the years, the ACLU and its Wyoming staff have been crucial in the ongoing effort to maintain government transparency.… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Objective’ left media reinforces tomfoolery

Re: Obama, Kerry, Iran deal, Syria;  unemployment, zero growth, Benghazi Hardly a surprise that the vaunted January-February job numbers have been revised significantly downward. There are now over 93 million Americans not working, among whom are over 12 million African-Americans and over 56 million women. I guess the “burgeoning economy” described in the left media… Continue Reading

Quotes re: Rep. John Patton’s death

“John Patton was a wonderful Wyoming man and a thoughtful, hard-working legislator who set a positive example for his colleagues. He loved Wyoming and it showed in his service. I was not at all surprised to find him still working during a recent visit at the hospital. We are sorry to lose a friend and… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Freedoms’ being redefined in Indiana

‘Freedoms’ being redefined in Indiana Re: Civil, business, gay rights Is this really a debate about religious freedom or just freedom itself? After all, isn’t America the home of the free and the brave? Or has it become a nation where the brave are branded as dangerous bigots and our freedoms are eroded daily? For several… Continue Reading

Letter: Trans-Pacific Partnership harmful too, Re: trade agreements

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be just as harmful to the world as NAFTA, the North American Trade Agreement. It will destroy the rights of actual people to benefit international corporations involved in trade. It will protect the international corporation’s monopolistic rights while destroying national sovereignty. It is opposed by hundreds of organizations including human… Continue Reading

Letter: Grateful parent

Grateful parent Re: Proud of Arvada-Clearmont schools This week’s Arvada-Clearmont Spring Concert featuring Basque Heritage was a pure delight. I commend Mrs. Olson, the K-12 music teacher for Sheridan County School District 3, for her ability to plan a unique, lively and rich musical and dance experience for our students. My heart swelled to see… Continue Reading

Letter: Commander in chief totally out of line

Re: Senators disrespect commander in chief, Donna Robbins letter “It is both disappointing and shocking that a former constitutional law professor (President Obama) thinks he can avoid the constitutional checks and balances on the branches of government on a technicality, especially when it involves one of the most significant foreign policy issues of our time.”… Continue Reading

Letter: Heed the lessons of the past

Heed the lessons of the past Re: Sowell column, March 23 I sincerely hope that my fellow Sheridan Press readers read Thomas Sowell’s column in Saturday’s edition. He made an excellent case for heeding the lessons of the past in approaching today’s dangers. Citing Winston Churchill’s famous warnings about the existential threat Adolf Hitler posed… Continue Reading

Letter: Secret ballots a disservice to voters

Secret ballots a disservice to voters Re: Council decision on liquor license After sitting through the Sheridan City Council Meeting on March 15, I was so disappointed that the Council made its decision pertaining to the available retail liquor license under a series of secret ballots. In today’s political environment nationwide, I was astounded that our… Continue Reading

Unexpected mentors

I’ve been to a lot of conferences. Wyoming Press Association, Inland Press Association, women’s conferences, sports conferences — a lot of things are different about each event, but one things is consistent. At each of those conferences, at least one speaker talks about the importance of finding a mentor. Even for the FAB (For. About.… Continue Reading

Letter: Go Cowboys!, Re: Lack of UW coverage

I realize that you have a small space to devote to sports and that local sports take precedence, but Sheridan is a Wyoming town and many of the residents have attended the University of Wyoming or their children have. I find that the Press’ coverage of the University of Wyoming basketball has been spotty at… Continue Reading

Exit circus elephants; big cats, horses next

Re: Ringling Bros., animal rights Ringling Brothers has bowed to animal-rights pressure and announced the end of the participation of elephants in its circus by 2018. Count on the big cats to go next from the center ring, then the horses, finally the atrocity of little dogs walking on hind legs. Rodeo is likely to… Continue Reading

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