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This Side of the Pond – Nov. 20

By Sarah Pridgeon I had an epiphany earlier this week. It wasn’t exactly well-timed, bearing in mind that the last place you want to be while you’re engaged in deep thought is upended in a ditch with your wheels spinning.…

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 20

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to an article in last week’s newspaper. Even though the school district was told by the county commissioners in September that they were not interested in a land trade or anything…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 13

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By Sarah Pridgeon I write to you this week with matchsticks propping my eyes open and a permanent yawn affixed to my lips. I’m finding it difficult to remember what I’m doing, or even the last syllable of my name,…

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 6

Mac, Kathy, and I met with Campbell County about our recycling. They had audited a load our recycling and found that some of us are not doing a good job. The exceptions that were brought to our attention were car…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 6

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to grow up on a farm. I have romantic visions of breakfasting on fresh eggs and butter, lambs frolicking around my feet as a cockerel announces that it’s…

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…