Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Legislature should be ashamed

Legislature should be ashamed Re: Medicaid expansion Unless the Wyoming Legislature has a secret plan to reinvent the health care system of America to include everyone under an insurance plan of some kind, their stubborn resistance to Medicaid expansion is taking on the distinctive features of hard core callousness. How our Legislators can feel good… Continue Reading

Letter: Congressional Democrats deny science

Congressional Democrats deny science Re: Planned Parenthood Democrat Party operatives and politicians constantly excoriate Republicans as “deniers” who refuse to support science.  And yet, there is an issue on which the Democrats stubbornly cling to outdated and debunked beliefs which are wholly unscientific. Relying on a mid-17th century common law definition of when life begins, supporters… Continue Reading

What’s the rush with a city administrator?

As an elected state official I usually make it a policy to stay out of local politics, however I think some questions have to be asked regarding the city council’s impending vote to change Sheridan’s form of government to a city administrator: 1. What’s the rush? Why can’t this wait for a vote of the… Continue Reading

LTE: Support our law enforcement

Re: National Thank A Police Officer Day   My son is a Sheridan police officer. I wanted to bring to your attention that Saturday is “Thank A Police Officer Day” around the country. On that day, people in their communities display blue ribbons on their cars and homes to show support for the men and… Continue Reading

LTE: A thank you to fire personnel

Re: Sept. 1 fire at gun range   On behalf of the membership of the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association, I would like to thank all fire personnel (Goose Valley, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn, city of Sheridan) and resident volunteers who worked on the fire on our property Sept. 1. While we sustained some property loss,… Continue Reading

LTE: Celebrating our past, present

Re: Constitution Week “No country on the face of the earth can boast a larger proportion of inhabitants, versed in the rudiments of science or fewer who are not able to read and to write their names than the United States of America.” — The Boston Review, 1800 In 1787, the population of the United… Continue Reading

LTE: Take the day to celebrate

Re: Constitution Week The following is written at the request of the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR is a patriotic society first organized on Oct. 11, 1890. DAR provides scholarships, supports schools for underprivileged youth and promotes Americanization training. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,… Continue Reading

LTE: ABF board determined to bring back asset

Re: Ski area We appreciate the concern expressed in the Aug. 29 Sheridan Press editorial titled “Why is ABF struggling so much?” Bringing Antelope Butte back to life as a year round recreational facility is a goal many in Sheridan share, and together we look forward to achieving it. The project to reopen the Antelope… Continue Reading

LTE: Another Obama scam

Re: Accepting refugees   In a 2008 interview, Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News about Obama’s Muslim beliefs. Since that statement, no one in the news media has questioned Obama about his remark. On Nov. 5, 2009, U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, a Muslim, murdered 12 U.S. Army soldiers and one civilian in… Continue Reading

LTE: Going the way of the Whigs

Re: Future of the GOP When a bill requiring congressional approval of the Iran nuclear deal passed the U.S. Senate, the Republican leadership heaped praise upon its sponsor, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker Jr., R-Tenn.. This bill bypassed the Treaty Clause of the Constitution which requires a two-thirds vote for approval of such agreements. Not surprisingly,… Continue Reading

Letter: Too many concerns for development

Too many concerns for development Re: Woodland Creek Estates As a resident in the area, I am opposed to the Woodland Creek Estates Subdivision to be located west of the 4600-4900 blocks off Coffeen Avenue, south of Woodland Park Road. The property is located mainly in the city of Sheridan, with a small portion in the… Continue Reading

Letter: Back-to-school lunch issues

Back-to-school lunch issues Re: Need vegetarian options With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches! In past years, U.S. Department of Agriculture had used our nation’s schools as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Not surprisingly, one-third of… Continue Reading

LTE: Women in foxholes?

Re: Female Ranger graduates   A day late and a dollar short. That is the way I felt when I read the editor’s column by Kristen Czaban in The Press Aug. 22. I served in the military 65 years ago. Women were in the military then. They were nurses, instructors, office workers and worked in… Continue Reading

LTE: Parking already a challenge, don’t make it worse

Re: Lot near movie theater needs repair   Raise your hand if you’ve experienced the parking lot juggernaut adjacent to the downtown movie theater. The dark of night makes for an interesting maze of creative parking configurations. If not cautious, those clever potholes will give you a surprising jolt while attempting to navigate the disorder.… Continue Reading

Letter: Provocative quotes still relevant today

Provocative quotes still relevant today Re: Media persons, presidents, philosophers It’s amazing how much wisdom can be gleaned from the quotes of others, e.g. those which Sheridan Press publisher Stephen Woody often includes in his column. Here are a few I have run across over the years. While some of them are quite old, it’s… Continue Reading

LTE: Politics and bombast; comparing TR and Trump

Re: Alice Longworth quote   President Theodore Roosevelt, a great statesman and politician, was also well known for dominating events, public and private. His daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s evaluation of her famous father probably best sums up what Donald Trump is today. Longworth said, “Father wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride… Continue Reading

LTE: Secure the border! Illegal aliens, violence

Re: Media ‘sliming,’ Coulter   How many more innocent Americans have to die before our government fixes the mess at the border? And when will the mainstream media come clean and inform the American people of the enormity of the mess? Three recent cases highlight the problem. In San Francisco, illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez… Continue Reading

Letter: Respect for student privacy

Respect for student privacy Re: UW student emails Thursday’s article in The Press, “University of Wyoming student emails are public record,” gives the impression that UW has little regard for student privacy. Nothing could be further from the truth. In response to public records requests, emails that are sent or received through the university’s computer… Continue Reading

LTE: Praises city for curbside recycling

Re: Program began Aug. 3 I am writing to applaud the Sheridan Solid Waste folks on providing our fair city with curbside recycling. Those of us who have been recycling over the years feel truly spoiled! I’m aware that there have been folks who have not greeted this change with enthusiasm, but I would encourage… Continue Reading

LTE: Resource preservation challenges regulations

Re: Energy, “throw away” habits With the government’s recent regulations on producing energy and tough standards for regulating the kinds of energy that the U.S. can produce, we are all now faced with the results of our “throw-away habits.” Producing more renewable energies may help curb and take the edge off some of our bad… Continue Reading

LTE: Cruz causes media, ‘old guard’ discomfort

Re: Milbank, Parker columns Every election cycle inevitably features the tried-and-true “mainstream” media effort to destroy the bearer of a message they hate or fear. Sen. Ted Cruz called out the Republican leader in the Senate for shoddy political tricks and deals and subsequently was excoriated, not only by old guard “establishment” Republican senators, but… Continue Reading

LTE: Cecil the lion and abortions

For several days, many members of the American news media have been whining about a Minnesota dentist who killed an African lion while on safari. Yet, the same media hypocrites have failed to shed a single tear while Planned Parenthood murdered 60 million American babies since 1973 with the court case Roe v. Wade. Apparently,… Continue Reading

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