Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Justices, politicians, one-world global rule

Justices, politicians, one-world global rule Re: It’s Obama’s fault Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to legitimize The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), including the parts which are clearly unconstitutional. The majority opinion included Justices Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Chief Justice John J. Roberts. These three justices happen to be members of the… Continue Reading

Letter: National public forum on climate change needed

Re: AP story, June 23, Press The Associated Press has again embarrassed itself with their story about an “urgent prescription” described by the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. In its story, AP reports that several “top doctors” are claiming that “thousands of lives are at stake each year” due to the “medical… Continue Reading

Letter: Global warming means ‘global wealth redistribution’

Re: AP story, Press, June 23 A front page headline trumpets yet another anti-coal, global warming story, this time from the prestigious medical journal “Lancet.” The authors declare that climate change (read anthropogenic global warming) is an imminent catastrophe and immediate public health crisis. This is claimed despite the indisputable fact that global temperature as… Continue Reading

Letter: City, BNSF need crossing talk

Re: Trains braking pattern I want to bring to light a continuing problem with the BNSF making or breaking a train. It seems every time they do such an operation, the train is stopped a few feet short of the distance needed to allow the gates to rise. Tuesday morning, the train was about 10… Continue Reading

Letter: Moses, murders, Mexican cartels

Moses, murders, Mexican cartels Re: It’s Obama’s fault Wednesday night, a suspected head-case allegedly shot and murdered nine innocent people in a South Carolina church. Before the bodies were cold, our beloved Emperor Obama appeared on national television, whining for more gun controls. Will President Obama, or any of his minions, kindly give us the… Continue Reading

Letter: Fraud, waste and abuse of tax dollars

Re: Burgess Visitor Center sits empty I am blessed to be a Sheridan native. Like many residents of the area, my family and I have enjoyed the Bighorn Mountains. Two years ago while camping in the Sibley Lake Campground, I observed an elderly couple driving through the area looking for a public restroom. He stopped… Continue Reading

What about bullying?

Re: May 28 Press article regarding high-risk behavior As a mental health professional, I believe needs assessments about high-risk behaviors among youth are important. However, I was dismayed the front page article on May 28 focused almost entirely on marijuana use, which stood out mostly because tobacco use has gone down. I am not saying… Continue Reading

Letter: Keep two in the cab

Re: Amtrak accident It has been a long time since I wrote the editor but felt this needed to be said. The recent Amtrak disaster made me sick at heart, especially when it probably could have been avoided. I retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad several years ago as a locomotive engineer and… Continue Reading

Letter: Patriot Act, Sen. Paul, Hitler’s police state

Patriot Act, Sen. Paul, Hitler’s police state Re: NSA’s “national security” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was able to stop the reauthorization of the so-called Patriot Act last weekend. While Sen. Paul was busy defending the Constitution, many of his colleagues, in both parties, were attacking him. They will resurrect the treasonous Patriot Act. While the NSA, under the… Continue Reading

‘Moronic’ slogans from ‘loopy left’ persist

Re: Torture, GITMO, Jihadists, Osama, Muslims, Iraq War, same-sex marriage, Bush, Ferguson It is truly sad that disturbingly large numbers of misinformed, politically indoctrinated folks continue to believe the far left’s never-ending supply of moronic slogans and fatuous arguments.   A closer look at the assertions of these ideologues usually reveals something quite different from their… Continue Reading

Chamber supports Red Grade project

Re: Proposed trails system The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is the proactive voice of local business, working for the promotion, protection and prosperity of our members and community. Our desire is to see Sheridan flourish and we continue to prove our commitment through the various events, committees and task forces we champion in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Trail plan too extensive

Re: SCLT Red Grade project I do not believe that the proposed Red Grade Trail System is the best, most sustainable plan for getting people into the mountains to enjoy their rich and exquisite natural wonders. It is more extensive in scope than the impression given, as it covers 35 linear miles of trails and… Continue Reading

Letter: Civil disobedience, or civil concerns?

Re: Hughes and his gyrocopter Will the public population majority of Sheridan County and possibly the nation defend mailman Doug Hughes’ act of civil disobedience and grant him the opportunity to voice his civil concerns? The people of this nation should invite Hughes to address the nation, before Congress, preferably before June 22. People of Sheridan… Continue Reading

Local fathers support Red Grade project

Re: Quality of life, health We all believe that this community is a wonderful place to raise our children. Support the Red Grade Trails project and it will be even better. As engaged fathers, we continually look for opportunities to spend quality time with our children in the outdoors. The Red Grade Trails system will… Continue Reading

Effects of poverty more than data

  Re: Press story, May 30 While I can appreciate Mr. Wilson’s data and research regarding the poverty levels in Sheridan County, I am reminded of the quote that says, “Help is help only when it is perceived by the ones being helped.” While research may state that 21 percent of households in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Respect traffic lights, or install cameras

Re: Dangerous intersection on West Loucks Street Plea to motorists of Sheridan: Please STOP at red lights! (Even the pedestrian stop light and crosswalk at West Loucks and Bellevue Avenue!) It is time to save a life and for red light cameras to be installed to ticket offenders. My family and I moved to your lovely… Continue Reading

‘Greatest good’ must be considered

Re: Red Grade Trails project I recently read the opinion letter in the May 28th edition of The Press titled “Whole Bighorns Are the Backyard.” I know the author and have a great deal of respect for him as a person and for the years he served as a state representative. However, as a long-term… Continue Reading

Wildlife adapts well

Re: Support Red Grade Trails The walking and biking trail proposed by the Sheridan Community Land Trust will pose no threat to the wildlife of this region and will be a great boon to nature lovers. When the Decker Coal Mine opened in 1970, there were dire predictions of the demise of wildlife, but, in… Continue Reading

Letter: SHS grad coverage ‘disturbing, offensive’

  Re: SCOPE program, Press, May 23 After completing the rigorous expectations that the state of Wyoming requires of all students, approximately 290 young people graduated in Sheridan County over the weekend. Friends and families from all over the U.S. came to our community to join in this great celebration. What a perfect opportunity for… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Whole Bighorns’ are the backyard

  Re: Press editorial, May 23, 2015 The editorial concerning Red Grade Trail was disappointing in its attack on people who express the downside about the trail proposal because of a “not in my backyard” attitude. Then who should be allowed to voice concern? For many of us here, the whole Bighorn Mountains are our… Continue Reading

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