Opinions

This Side of the Pond – July 4

By Sarah Pridgeon While the wind whipped across the county last weekend and hail pounded the landscape, I was busy going down in family history for uttering the stupidest sentence of all time. Let’s just say that it’s as well…

The great tea debate

This Side of the Pond By Sarah Pridgeon Elsewhere in this issue (SEE BELOW), we have published a guide to making iced tea. We have done so despite my protestations that, in light of this newspaper’s staffing configuration, we ought…

Letter to the Editor – June 27

The city received a huge compliment from the State Historical Society. They made a point to inform the city that we are the “cleanest town they have ever met in.” I think we can all take pride in that. The…

Letter to the Editor – June 20

To the Editor, I’d like to take this opportunity honor a great Wyoming lady, Thyra Thomson. The quintessential Wyoming Secretary of State, Thyra Thomson served for 24-years as Wyoming’s second highest elected official and advocate-in-chief for all things Wyoming. Thyra…

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…