Opinions

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 17

By Sarah Pridgeon I received word last week that I have been officially deemed a permanent resident of the United States, refreshing my green card and ensuring that this community is stuck with me for at least a few more…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 10

By Sarah Pridgeon I have emerged from the weekend’s blizzard clutching a blend of contrasting emotions: specifically, I am feeling both smugness and admiration. The former because I was prepared for extreme weather for the first time in my life…

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 3

Barrasso Voted for Obamacare, Must Go. Senator Barrasso talks a good fight against Obamacare, but when it really counted he voted for Obamacare. Senator Barrasso’s demonstrated lack of judgment and lack of conservative backbone in this one vote require his…

Times Editorial – Oct. 3

As you read in last week’s Sundance Times, the US Forest Service has begun moving the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process forward in regard to Rare Element Resources’ plan for the Bull Hill rare earth mine. The preparation of an…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 3

By Sarah Pridgeon Last week, my husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary. While I can barely believe he’s put up with me for so long, I have come a long way since the fateful day I pledged my…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 26

The most important thing happening in our community is that we once again had some bad water samples. Wyoming Rural Water sent us a circuit rider named Ross Jorgensen to help us get our arms around the problem and it appears we have.…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 26

By Sarah Pridgeon When you see a school bus, what’s the first thing that crosses your mind? If you are driving a vehicle, do you consider the need to slow down? Do you use its presence to estimate the time…

With our dying breath

By Bob Bonnar/News Letter Journal Liz Cheney was wrong on both counts when she said, “Newspapers are dying, and that’s not a bad thing.” Cheney made the pronouncement in Jackson after the newspaper in that community reported — accurately —…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 19

By Sarah Pridgeon If you have traveled through the canyon over the last week, chances are that you witnessed a lone figure trundling back and forth along a driveway. Depending at what stage of the process you passed by, you…

This Side of The Pond – Sept. 12

By Sarah Pridgeon Last week, I indicated at a deer. By doing so, I definitively proved that I am of no use in an emergency because my natural reactions are not merely inappropriate – sometimes they’re actually bizarre. As we…