Opinions

Letters to the Editor – May 21

The letter from Ruby Calvert (Wyoming PBS) in your May 14 edition shocked me with her audacity to circumvent the free market system. Her complaint is that private businesses such as Dish TV and Direct TV do not carry the…

This Side of the Pond – May 21

By Sarah Pridgeon Arranging for a friend of mine to visit us during his summer vacation has been a glance into the mirror of my own past. He hasn’t set foot in Crook County since my wedding day, four years…

Letters to the Editor – May 14

Dear Editor: For years Wyoming PBS has heard from many Wyoming citizens asking the same question – why can’t I get Wyoming PBS on my satellite service? The short answer is: because satellite carriage has been governed by a national…

This Side of the Pond – May 14

By Sarah Pridgeon   If you cast your mind back twelve months, you may remember that I was an emotional wreck, wandering around town with several Union Jacks about my person as I waited for the results of a historic…

Letter to the Editor – May 7

As we read about plans to make a county wide landfill at Moorcroft, we have noticed an idea being pursued that we are totally against. That is the idea that everyone would be taxed to support the landfill. There are…

This Side of the Pond – May 7

By Sarah Pridgeon   My home town is celebrating the tale of a true underdog – such an underdog, in fact, that I might not have noticed anything had happened but for the histrionic hand-flapping of my brother. The local…

Mayor’s report – April 30

It has been busy at the city. Kathy, Mac, Todd, the Council and I have completed the 2015-2016 Budget. It needs two more readings and then it can go in to effect. We are now picking up yard waste again…

This Side of the Pond – April 30

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m beginning to feel as though Queen Elizabeth II gets a far better deal than the rest of us when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries. Not only does she get twice the number of birthday cakes,…

This Side of the Pond – April 23

By Sarah Pridgeon The Code of the West is a wonderful thing: a set of guidelines that almost anyone should be able to live by, and probably should. Whether from Wyoming or not, it’s a creed that has value in…

This Side of the Pond – April 16

By Sarah Pridgeon I have had numerous opportunities to think about community spirit recently, particularly in terms of how that relates to our local emergency services. Volunteerism to the extent that we rely on it in rural America is unlike…