Opinions

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…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 18

Family-Friendly Beer Fest? I left the Sundance Beer Festival this past Saturday extremely disappointed in the event organizers billing this as a “Family-friendly” event as reported in the Sundance Times article about the event. Based on that publicity I had…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 18

By Sarah Pridgeon In case you haven’t heard what is obviously the most important news of the year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting another nipper. Not content with ensuring that four generations of potential monarchs are cluttering…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 11

Very few of us can say we haven’t been touched deeply by a friend, family member or ourselves when cancer enters our lives. For me it was August 2010. My son had his 28th birthday, got married and received his…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 11

By Sarah Pridgeon Have you ever stored something in the safest spot you can think of, only to forget all about your hiding place, let alone what’s stashed inside it? It’s thanks to this ill-advised strategy that I am faced…

Letters to the Editor – Sept. 4

Letter to the editor, I am responding to an earlier article and to clarify some information. The fair board has not made any plans or designs for a new fair facility should we move. There was a meeting scheduled with…