Opinions

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 5

By Sarah Pridgeon Thanksgiving is a funny old time when you’re a newcomer to this nation: it’s a holiday that has no real counterpart back home. Turkey and stuffing is never a bad idea, but the concept of saving a…

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 28

I was so sad to hear that Mr. Hubbard had passed away from Mom last night. I considered him a mentor, a leader, a professional and after high school, a friend. As you may or may not be aware I…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 28

By Sarah Pridgeon On November 22, 1963, the world changed forever. Here in the States, a beloved president was assassinated and the oft-asked question was posed for the first time: “Where were you when JFK died?” Tragedy shook the world,…

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 21

The transfer station building is about to be completed. We have put off some of the dirt work needed to put the scale in place until spring. This is because the scale will be located in the main road that…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 21

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m gearing up for my bi-annual visit to the motherland and the list of contraband that I plan to bring back with me is growing ever longer. I will be smuggling my favorite cosmetics and magazines with…

This Side of The Pond – Nov. 14

By Sarah Pridgeon Back in England, we do not have 4-H programs or FFA. We play a different kind of football that doesn’t come with a Homecoming and we form our teams for netball rather than volleyball. When it comes…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 7

By Sarah Pridgeon I have often lamented how unprepared for adverse weather my nation insists on being, especially when compared to the people of Wyoming, but I may have to find a new excuse for my ineptitude. Though England really…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 31

By Sarah Pridgeon   “Remember, remember the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” Though I’m sure you have never before heard this curious rhyme, the…

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 31

Are pipelines in Crook County safe? Media stories lead us to fear that pipelines endanger our safety and the environment. But we hear very few facts. The safety statistics in Wyoming — from the most objective and official sources available…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 24

By Sarah Pridgeon Public speaking has never been my greatest strength so, when I was asked to address the students at the Bear Lodge High School last week, my initial reaction was to install myself beneath a desk until the…