Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Blessed with pets

Re: Loss of a loved one My nephew and his wife have three dogs who are very important to them. One of the dogs got sick and needed more medical care then he could get in Sheridan so they took him to a specialty clinic in Colorado. The dog had acute liver failure, and after… Continue Reading

Letter: Lucky to live in Sheridan

Lucky to live in Sheridan Re: FAB conference wonderful I would like to thank The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College for the wonderful FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference last weekend. It was great to see so many women in the community coming together to learn more about themselves. The classes were very good and… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘The Buck Stops Here’ Nope. Not with Obama

‘The Buck Stops Here’ Nope. Not with Obama Re: Truman phrase, failed WH policies After virtually every intelligence service in the world had reported to their administrations that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, President George W. Bush acted in reliance on that information and went into Iraq.  For this he was excoriated in… Continue Reading

Letter: Scary moments eased by responders

Scary moments eased by responders Re: When missing hikers are family During the Labor Day weekend, we, as parents, experienced one of those scary moments that everyone hopes they never have to go through. Our daughter, Alissa DeVille, and her fiancé, Blake Fuhriman, were the ones stranded in the Bighorn Mountains over that weekend. Thanks… Continue Reading

Letter: Republic vs democracy; appreciating the contrasts

Republic vs democracy; appreciating the contrasts Re: Fafoutakis letter, Press, Sept. 16 With regard to John Fafoutakis’s letter chastising Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza for contributing to the failure of educating the children of Sheridan properly (Tuesday, Sept. 16), “republic” and “democracy” are descriptions of two different things (one is a form… Continue Reading

ACA ‘opt out’ costly to citizens

Re: Hospitals and uninsureds The Wyoming Legislature and governor have decided over the last couple of legislative sessions to opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, that would have gone in to effect Jan. 1 of this year. By the state Department of Health’s own projections, that left… Continue Reading

City leaders force ‘pox,’ tyranny

Re: Flouridation project By all means, we should keep Rich Adriaens in place as the city’s new chief of staff to assist the mayor with running Sheridan.  Apparently, the mayor feels incompetent for running the city’s affairs if he does not understand that no sitting city council can commit or obligate any future city council… Continue Reading

Letter: Lessons learned from Tiny

Lessons learned from Tiny Re: Spay, neuter pets Tonight I want to share with you the story of a kitten named Tiny. I don’t have any pictures of Tiny because she only lived for two hours after I first met her. Tiny was given away, along with several of her littermates, on a public Facebook… Continue Reading

Letter: Who is crazy now?

Who is crazy now? Re: Role of elected officials In his letter to the editor Sept. 12, Jack Landon Jr. offered, “We expect our elected officials to listen, to study, to gather enough information based on peer-reviewed studies, so that they can make decisions which will serve the best welfare of our society.” Landon gave… Continue Reading

Letter Sept. 16, 2014

‘Democracy’ nowhere in top U.S. documents Re: Kobza letter, Press, Sept. 13 Marty Kobza, superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1, discussed the schools and the U.S. Constitution in a lengthy letter. In his letter, Kobza said: “To function as a democracy, we must certainly be educated.” The problem is how can the children be… Continue Reading

Letter Sept. 16, 2014

27th amendment, Constitution Day noted Re: DAR, Sheridan Bar Sept. 17 is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Daughters of the American Revolution, in partnership with the Sheridan County Bar Association, will visit every fifth-grade class in Sheridan County to celebrate Constitution Day. The classrooms will have interactive education sessions and… Continue Reading

Letter: Constitutional influence in education

Re: It’s everywhere Recently, a representative of the Daughters of the American Revolution approached me about writing a letter as a community member for Constitution Week.  The assignment was to write about how the Constitution relates to my work as a public education superintendent. Although education is not expressly included in the Constitution, it is… Continue Reading

Letter: Doomed to failure

Re: Plans to defeat IS On Wednesday, President Obama outlined his plans to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State terrorist group through a systematic campaign of airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq and Syria and an increase in military support to forces fighting IS on the ground. Unfortunately, these plans as stated are doomed… Continue Reading

We elect leaders to make tough choices

Re: Fluoride debate I appreciate the sharing of opinions concerning adding a trace of fluoride to our water.  Though the letters have been repetitive, one quoted Tolstoy “Tyranny happens when good men do nothing.” I think I am a good man, so I will add to the sharing of opinions. A letter bemoaned that “a… Continue Reading

Letter Sept. 11, 2014

Do nothing  Republican Congress? Re: Democrat sloganeering One thing you must concede to our Democrat friends — they are persistent rascals, continually  resurrecting old saws of yesteryear from their musty vault of golden oldies. One which the “news” media keep harping on is the “Do nothing Republican Congress.” If only, the story goes, those recalcitrant,… Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor Sept. 9, 2014

Positive attitudes  can enrich city Re: Sheridan’s history, future It has been said, “history is not presented in one neat, tidy, little package” and this seems to be the case with the Sheridan community. Living, working, raising a family, growing older against the backdrop of the spectacular setting of the Bighorn Mountains is enticing and… Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

What happened to freedom of choice? Re: Keep fluoride out of water Water fluoridation is a topic of concern for many in our community. I have read pros and cons. My primary concern regarding this issue is that we have not been given a choice. I believe that we have the right to decide. A… Continue Reading

Council’s stubbornness on fluoride harms citizens

Re: Tolstoy, trust, ‘Big Pharma’ Week after week, we sit at the Clean Water Sheridan table at the farmers market sharing with residents what we have learned through our sometimes exhausting research on fluoride. We see young moms with innocent babes who have been encouraged to give fluoride supplements to their child while their hearts… Continue Reading

Sept. 3, 2014 Letter to the Editor

Pure water a human right Re: Fluoridation In 1931, Dr. H.T. Dean of the U.S. Public Health Service initiated a major project to investigate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis is a condition of brown stain on teeth caused by fluoride in drinking water. Dr. Dean saw a benefit of fluoride, that it hardened tooth enamel. In 1944,… Continue Reading

Freedom! Freedom! charities and fluoride

Re: November vote Two big issues facing Sheridan are the addition of fluoride to our water and the vote on re-imposing a 6 percent sales tax in November. Your freedom is a common factor in both. The freedom to choose what we ingest is at stake in the fluoride debate. And the freedom to decide… Continue Reading

Humans not ‘bright’ with voting choices

Re: Aug. 19 primary I’m so disappointed and confused by the outcome of our Wyoming primary with the race for governor and Wyoming state representative, District 40. It is beyond my understanding how the Republican Party (or any other party) could support a candidate for governor who broke the law (or at least was not… Continue Reading

Candidate info access needs improvement

Re: Aug. 19 primary It’s no wonder less than 40 percent turned out for the Aug. 19 primary. Informed voting takes more than a little time and effort and I suspect many lack the time or resources to do it adequately. In the state where I used to live, sample ballots were mailed out weeks… Continue Reading

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