Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

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

LTE: Kennon’s $10,000 ABF challenge

Re: ”Best of the Bighorns” Last weekend, we attended the Antelope Butte Foundation Summer Festival. What a beautiful site! When you stand in the bowl and look up and around you have a 360 degree panoramic view of the best of the Bighorns. That is where I got the idea of offering a $10,000 challenge… Continue Reading

LTE: Supports city recycling; vision needed for future

Re: Leadership, quality of life I am writing to express my support for the city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program and thank all of the city staff, city councilors, and community leaders who made this happen. This is a positive step for our community. Long-term thinking is important. Our natural resources are finite and reusing… Continue Reading

LTE: ‘Virtuous’ recycling not welcomed

Re: Take the blue bucket back A blue trash can was dropped off at my driveway Monday with instructions on how to use it for recycling and giving notice that there will an additional charge of $3 per month for the service. I have several problems with this: The literature states that this will save… Continue Reading

LTE: Respectful teens recognize service

Re: Good parenting A very wonderful and fantastic thing happened to me at the carnival this year. I hope it will make The Press and who knows, maybe even lift up a veteran, or in some cases, maybe save his life. I was sitting there last Saturday evening minding my own business and waiting for… Continue Reading

LTE: Traditions often restrict new ideas

Re: TPP trade agreement In a new country, not only does the new environment operate on old ideas and ways of doing things, but the absence of an accumulated stock of traditions, institutions and vested interests allows of the rapid growth of new ideas. In my boyhood, for example, I remember that the then small… Continue Reading

Letter: When the Clampetts come to Wyoming

When the Clampetts come to Wyoming Re: State tourism ads When God created the earth — some places plain and ordinary — we were truly blessed that one place became Wyoming. Yet, at the Wyoming Travel and Tourism in Cheyenne, do they show any pictures of our beautiful state? No. They show ugly cartoon images of… Continue Reading

Letter: Respect should be paid

Respect should be paid Re: Color Guard at local events As a 13-year survivor of small cell lung cancer and having attended Relay for Life for the last 10 years, I was really disappointed in the way this year’s event was coordinated. The first thing that comes to mind is the way the Color Guard… Continue Reading

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