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This Side of the Pond – Sept. 4

By Sarah Pridgeon Not so long ago, I would have considered it plain unreasonable to cook outdoors on anything but a special occasion. Why plan a necessary stage of your daily routine in such a way as to invite disaster,…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 28

Dear Residents of Sundance and Crook County, The school year is beginning again and the students of Bear Lodge High School are starting a Bike Riding/Bike Repair unit for their Physical Education class. They are in need of bicycles of…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 28

By Sarah Pridgeon My husband is lobbying for us to purchase a summer getaway home back in England. It’s not something that he’s ever shown an inclination for in the past so, being a dutiful wife, I made sure to…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 21

We just finished our yearly audit and it came out well. There were two exceptions. First was an error we made when we did the Ordinance to rebalance the budget; we knew the money needed to be moved but forgot…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 21

By Sarah Pridgeon As I write this column, the grapevine has barely finished reverberating with the news that actor and comedy genius Robin Williams has passed away. Social media, news sites and the internet in general is still awash with…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 14

For 28 years our rally week has been a big boost for our local people of Sundance. The Mayor and the City Council should be ashamed of themselves for allowing the man from the Harley store to set up a…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 14

By Sarah Pridgeon What with all this seafaring I’ve been doing, and a newfound addiction to a television show about Blackbeard, I seem to have awakened a dormant trait at the very core of my genes. My English blood will…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 7

By Sarah Pridgeon As my father drove me to the airport last week, dodging traffic and flirting with speed limits, a question occurred to us: why are there always so many people travelling at any one time? Where on earth…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 7

Dear Editor, I have learned from a reliable source that the Forest Service is seriously thinking about closing Lake Cook/Cook Lake for good. If there is a possible slide, please just close that part. We all know it makes a…

This Side of the Pond – July 31

This weekend, I will be breaking open another English staple that I always make sure to bring back from my green and pleasant isle: a pot of custard powder. I like ice cream and I don’t mind whipped topping but,…