Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

More Americans to die with Obama policies

Re: Democrats’ ‘farcical’ sit-in, guns, Muslims Reuters reported that migrants in Germany were involved in 69,000 crimes early this year, including more than 750 sex crimes — a byproduct of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies.  President Barack Obama wants to bring more such “migrants” here.  Google Malmo, Sweden, for a case study in civilization being… Continue Reading

Bighorn versus Big Horn spelling

Re: Press story, June 13 I read an article in The Sheridan Press that had the two word spelling — Big Horn in the headline and then the one word spelling — Bighorn in the article. This prompted me to recall the research I did on this subject while preparing a map of a hike… Continue Reading

Letter: No Internet access for VA patients

No Internet access for VA patients Re: ‘Legal’ delays cited The VA Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, has had the internet, wi-fi and basic computer usage in the patient library shut down for six months. The hospitalized veterans undergoing treatment there want it back. The reason for the suspension, according to hospital director, Kathy Berger, is inappropriate… Continue Reading

Letter: Tongue River quilters known for kindnesses

Tongue River quilters known for kindnesses Throughout the year, the Tongue River Quilt Club donates quilts to patients at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center. We would like to express a huge thank you to all the quilters that donate their time and talent to those individuals going through treatment. To all of you that volunteer,… Continue Reading

Supports local stock car racing

Re: Press, June 15 As a longtime fan of stock car racing, I am thrilled to see the unified effort and combined energy to keep our local speedway open in Sheridan. The growing amount of enthusiasts, along with the resilient individuals who built their personal racing machines, are eager to (once again) be a part… Continue Reading

Burns provides highway rescue

On Wednesday, June 1, my recently college-graduated son and I set out on a road trip to California to move him there to start his new job at Monterey Bay Aquarium. After a brief stop in Casper, we headed off toward Rawlins. At about 50 miles out, the car died. Within minutes, we were rescued… Continue Reading

Salute vs china; recognizing vets

It has come to my attention that a part of our community’s ceremony that recognizes our veterans both past and present has been cancelled due to the complaint (aka: whim) of one individual. One individual. Every year Kearny’s Frontier Regulars volunteer their cast, time and artillery piece(s) to recognize our lost veterans. They fire their… Continue Reading

Let’s end DISH access embargo

Re: Petition, new FCC ruling Some Sheridan County residents are being denied television access to national Denver network coverage, especially those channels that carry Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche telecasts. Sheridan County has invested considerable resources in promoting our new Denver Connection airline service. What’s the point if Sheridan County travelers can’t see the benefits… Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders, the youth vote

Re: Leftist agenda The support that self-identified socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is receiving from young people in the Democratic Party primaries is disturbing. He is winning some 70 percent of the vote of people under 40 and many folks are struggling to understand how this is possible. As a retired teacher with a post-graduate degree… Continue Reading

Food tax idea should be buried in unmarked grave

Re: Stupid, evil, dumb, redundant, tumor-like Re-impose the food tax? Absolutely not! That would be like letting the doctor re-insert the tumor he removed. Once we rid ourselves of a tax, especially one as evil as the food tax, we should never allow it to be re-inflicted. Taxing a basic necessity is about as dumb… Continue Reading

Constitutional republic, or banana republic?

Re: Obama, school bathrooms, public housing, Iran, media It wasn’t enough that the current president trampled on the Constitution by issuing his infamous executive order on immigration. In (ab)using his “prosecutorial discretion,” President Obama has released tens of thousands of criminal aliens back into American society, many of whom have gone on to commit violent crimes… Continue Reading

‘Amoral idiots’ run the country

Re: Obama, liberals If the President can blackmail schools into instituting free-for-all toilets and shower facilities while at the same time endorsing politically correct madness over hugging or touching a child that might be considered “inappropriate,” then you are living in a country founded by geniuses, but run by idiots. If you have to have… Continue Reading

Letter: Citizens should reread Constitution

Citizens should reread Constitution Re: ‘Professional politicians’ All of us need to read and reread our Constitution and determine just what powers the government has. The first thing to read is Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution which states, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in the Congress of the United States, which… Continue Reading

Antler theft ‘unscrupulous’

Hanging or displaying antlers on fence posts, driveway entrances or buildings is a common practice in Wyoming. Typically, these displays have very personal stories and memories associated with them. On Monday (May 2), in the dark of night, some low-life, hack-saw toting thieves decided to steal antlers that were displayed on a neighbors’ fence along… Continue Reading

Letter: Egocentric, establishment, socialist

Egocentric, establishment, socialist Re: Less than desirable candidates  Have we really sunk so low that our diminished selection of presidential candidates contains another egocentric member of the establishment (and presently under FBI investigation); a socialist; a member of the establishment No. 2; and…well — Donald Trump? Certainly this wasn’t in the cards given the current… Continue Reading

Letter: All Americans have religious freedoms

All Americans have religious freedoms Re: Divisive, dangerous election As we progress through this preseason of the 2016 election cycle, it is distressing, divisive and dangerous to recognize that some don’t recall from their education one of the basic principles of the founding of our country — that of religious freedom for its people. Religious freedom… Continue Reading

Letter: Democratic caucus ‘corrupt, rigged’

Democratic caucus ‘corrupt, rigged’ Re: Sanders wins, then loses It was with utter dismay that I read where Sec. Hillary Clinton will receive all the Wyoming super delegate votes, even after a decisive loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders by 12 points in the Wyoming Democratic Caucus last Saturday. What a pointless way to spend my Saturday… Continue Reading

Fortunate to have DAC air travel

Re: Sheridan to Denver My wife and I flew Denver Air Connection Feb 20. It was a refreshing change. Our tickets were $198 for both of us. The flight departed on time with a clean comfortable cabin and free Snickers. The Dornier jet zipped up to 35,000 feet above any weather and the flight was… Continue Reading

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