Opinions

Letter to the Editor – Dec. 12

The state is in better shape again this year. While natural gas production is down, coal production is flat and oil is up substantially. The price of natural gas is good but during the coal bed methane boom most of…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 12

By Sarah Pridgeon Christmas has been sneaky again this year. I’d hoped to avoid the last-minute panic by accepting Thanksgiving as my official starting point, but it seems to have done the opposite. There’s far too much going on this…

Letter to the Editor – Dec. 5

Dear Editor: It was great to see the article in the November 26 issue of the Sundance Times highlighting the achievements of the Sixth Judicial Child Support Authority (CSA). The 6th Judicial CSA works very hard at the collections of…

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…