Opinions

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 30

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m pretty sure that most people in our little community have finally grown used to my accent and no longer feel compelled to hide behind the nearest piece of furniture when the words begin to tumble from…

TIMES EDITORIAL: Penny smart, pound stupid?

It’s easy to rail against a tax. It’s hard-earned money that’s being taken away from us and how it’s sometimes used is outside of our direct control. When every penny counts, it’s no great surprise that most of us find…

Letter to the Editor – Oct. 30

Dear Editor: “Rural sprawl” is happening in nearly every part of Wyoming. It takes good land from agriculture and from people who seek the joy of “country living” it eventually takes away the open space, view-sheds and the wildlife habitat…

Letter to the Editor – Oct. 23

Watching the news for the last several weeks has turned all eyes on Ebola. The outbreak of the disease was initially a quick news ticker on the bottom of TV screens and has now has average Americans wishing they lived…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 23

By Sarah Pridgeon My husband is so excited that I’m concerned he might keel over. He has recently discovered that, according to the Los Angeles Times, hard cider is making a comeback in the United States. Of all the things…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 16

By Sarah Pridgeon I never had a Homecoming. I didn’t even get to sit on the sidelines, and not just because I was all knees and elbows when it came to organized sports. So when I was among the lucky…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 9

By Sarah Pridgeon I know you all enjoy spending time in the outdoors, especially as hunting season draws closer, but please spare a thought for those of us who have been emotionally scarred by our al fresco activities during childhood.…

Letter to the Editor – Oct. 2

This is a fun editorial to write. By the time you read this the Cole Water Storage tank will be disinfected and on-line. The tank failed about four years ago and has taken a great deal of time and energy…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 2

By Sarah Pridgeon My bottle of scotch remains unopened. A couple of weeks ago, I watched the news until the early hours of the morning, fervently hoping that the United Kingdom could stay true to the adjective in its name.…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 25

By Sarah Pridgeon   The Royal Society of Chemistry once told an Englishman who had relocated to the Rockies that it is categorically impossible to bake a Yorkshire pudding in this part of the world. Well, what I fashioned with…