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This Side of the Pond – June 20

By Sarah Pridgeon For the purposes of this column, I must out myself as a very big fan of puzzle books. Any kind of brainteaser will do; crosswords, logic puzzles and sudoku all have the same appeal. As you can…

This Side of the Pond – June 13

By Sarah Pridgeon I am delighted to observe that the clouds have found another town to badger, because I have eyed the constant rain over the last few weeks with a relish that quickly turned to narrow-eyed mutterings. Drizzle being…

This Side of the Pond – June 6

By Sarah Pridgeon I greet you this week with news of a personal success: I have tamed the wilds of Wyoming. Well, I have tamed a wild of Wyoming, to be more specific. And if I’m going to be absolutely…

This Side of the Pond – May 30

By Sarah Pridgeon   It’s been a while since I experienced a full-fledged panic about the peculiarities of my voice. Certain members of my new family still refuse to speak to me on the phone because they can’t understand a…

Letters to the Editor – May 30

It is with great regret that I inform the Citizens of Crook County that effective Friday May 31, I am resigning from the position of Crook County Homeland Security Coordinator (Emergency Manager). I am truly grateful for the tremendous support…

Tucker denied early release

By Sarah Pridgeon Ex-Hulett police officer Brice R. Tucker has been denied early release on his jail sentence for two counts of sexual battery involving contact with a child and one of sexual assault in the third degree. Tucker’s attorneys…

Letter to the Editor – May 23

Last week, I asked all of you to conserve water and now I will explain why. The town has two sources of water, the Cole Well Field to the East and the West Well. Separate water sources give us protection from…

This Side of the Pond – May 23

For Sarah Column Alternative

By Sarah Pridgeon Sharing my attempts to adapt to my newfound climes with you usually involves first accepting my own ineptitude and then steeling myself to admit it. I have, for example, already confessed to my inability to stalk wild…

This Side of the Pond – May 16

By Sarah Pridgeon Details tend to define us all. For me, aside from a love of scones and cups of tea, there is also the fact that I am an Elizabethan. I’ve always thought it must be awfully peculiar not…

Letters to the Editor – May 16

Editor, This is in regard to all the people at the National Forest Service and Park Service who oversee Devils Tower. While I applaud their desire to help Mother Nature, I believe they are failing miserably. After Tuesday’s attempt to…