Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: “Left” media continues support of “the cause”

“Left” media  continues support of “the cause” Re: Robinson column, Press, Nov. 30 The American left has a long infatuation with communism and its heroes. New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews wrote in 1959 that Fidel Castro was an eloquent young man with “strong ideas of liberty, democracy, and social justice.” Seems the more things change, the… Continue Reading

Leave Sheridan more natural

Re: Parks master plan I am a frequent walker on the paved path that runs behind the Kendrick Mansion, from Pioneer Street to where the trail splits and goes down the hill into Kendrick Park. The area to the immediate south of the trail is very steep and heavily wooded with trees and brush. Not… Continue Reading

Cuban potential, beauty, frustration

Re: Fidel Castro’s death The late singer John Stewart wrote, in “Waiting for Castro to Die,” “Is there a solution to, to the old man’s party line?/Oh, the revolution came and it had its time.” Well, that was composed 13 years ago, and El Comandante easily outlived Stewart, and a more than fair share of… Continue Reading

Letter: Remember Pearl Harbor attack always

The governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is earnestly recommended by the few remaining veterans in Wyoming of the attack on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 that we honor the many heroes that fell that day at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,… Continue Reading

Public lands in peril; legislators ignore input

Re: State lands going private The movement to take away our public lands across the West and transfer them to state-management is real and gaining ground. In Wyoming, this movement is accelerating and can no longer be ignored. In the past few years there have been a number of bills introduced in the Wyoming Legislature… Continue Reading

Country should vote like Wyoming

Re: Trump wins state It is interesting to note that the election of America’s first black president, who insisted that “we are not a white America, a black America, or a red America, we are all Americans, etc.”, did not result in a more United States, but divided it worse than anything else since the… Continue Reading

Eliminating Electoral College a moot issue

Re: Nov. 8 election Employing their standard “turn-on-a-dime” tactic, Democrats are now railing about the unfairness of the Electoral College and trotting out their stale arguments for a popular vote, replete with media cartoons, op-eds, and columns. Even lame-duck Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer has introduced legislation to chloroform the Electoral College. Some like to cite… Continue Reading

Officials disregard public opinion on public lands

Re: Public to private transfer The November 12 article in the Sheridan Press about a public lands amendment (i.e. transfer federal lands to Wyoming) is yet another clear example of elected officials who do not listen to their constituents and think they know what is really best for the people who elected them. Despite overwhelming… Continue Reading

God bless local law enforcement

It is about time all law enforcement in our community — both city and county — are acknowledged for their difficult and serious job. I listen to the scanner every day and it seems like the police force is used on so many calls as babysitters for overly immature adults. I often wonder what the… Continue Reading

More Americans voted to elect Clinton, Democrats

Re: National election Since our nation went to the polls last week I have seen statements claiming that this election was a repudiation of the Democratic agenda and that the American voters sent a “clear message” to Washington. Since I can’t speak to what all American voters want, here are some facts based only on… Continue Reading

Voters give America an election reprieve

Re: Trump wins As my friends well know, Donald Trump was not my favorite Republican candidate. But I happily concede that a great tragedy has now been averted. This election rescued America from a continuation of the past eight years of destructive, far left “fundamental transformation” and its accompanying economic pain and social upheaval. In… Continue Reading

Lee involved with city’s vision, leadership

Re: Mayor’s election, Nov. 8 I’m writing in support of Alex Lee for mayor. Kennon is an employee-owned company that relies on recruiting and retaining engineering, production and administrative support talent. It has not been hard to convince young professionals and their families to live in Sheridan.  Downtown is vibrant. Schools are best in the… Continue Reading

Burgess involved in community service

Re: House District 30 We are voting for Val Burgess for House District 30 and here is why.  We want to vote for someone that has been, is presently, and will probably always be involved in the many facets of our community. Her volunteer work in the past has included the Whitney Benefits Board as… Continue Reading

Private practice doctors are “gone with the wind”

Re: Medicare, missing doctor The wind started blowing in 1965 when our government enacted Medicare to provide essentially “free” medical care for the aged. This legislation seemed too good to be true for seniors back then, and it was. Eventually taxpayers learned Medicare was not “free,” as the cost of government-paid medical care steadily increased. When… Continue Reading

Hackman served country, veterans

Re: Small letter, Press, Nov. 1 “Hollis Hackman has 30 years of experience in public service. Army, National Guard, retired from the VA.” That is from a letter to the editor where a detractor explains Hollis Hackman’s service was just feeding from the public trough. While Mr. Hackman devoted most of his life to this… Continue Reading

Letters — Nov. 2, 2016

No transparency from ambulance service Re: Press Almanac pages Why do we never get the Rocky Mountain Ambulance report? Our tax dollars help support this service, but they are not being transparent by not publishing their logs.  It’s always “No reports available.” Myrna Colwell, Sheridan   City operations complex, needs skillful leadership Re: Supports Lee, Nov. 8 Winning… Continue Reading

Letters — Nov. 1, 2016

Biteman tells it like he sees it Re: House District 51 I’m voting for Bo Biteman because he’s just what we need in our community. He’s young, enthusiastic and has new ideas. He’s not the same old career politician he defeated in the August primary. Hollis Hackman has 30 years of experience in public service. Army,… Continue Reading

Legislative endorsement

Re: House District 30 I heartily endorse Val Burgess, House District 30, as the best qualified candidate. Ms. Burgess has experience as an educator, successful small business person, advocate for community development and extraordinary veteran support. All come from active participation in our community, state and at the national level. Not rhetoric or paid advocacy.… Continue Reading

‘Overreach of power’ can be changed by ballot

Re: Federal lands, state action In what would seem an outrageous overreach of power, Senate File 12 was passed by our Wyoming Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Matt Mead. This file banned citizens from collecting data from any Wyoming land outside city limits. In so many words, if you saw cattle destroying creek… Continue Reading

‘How would Arnold play this’ golf shot?

Re: Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016 I was very saddened to learn of the Sept. 25th death of the great golfer Arnold Palmer at age 87. His prime years as a pro came in eras which included other greats, including Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Billy Casper and Lee Trevino. Palmer’s ability to play the game… Continue Reading

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