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This Side of the Pond – June 4

By Sarah Pridgeon   Last week, a miniature miracle took place: my hero rode through the Wild West. Thanks to his benevolence in adding our pocket of the continent to his tour route, I was treated to an evening of…

Letters to the Editor – June 4

Dear Editor: Many of us are thoroughly disgusted by the Beerfest. What a terrible example for our children. When we think of the negative effects of beer and the other alcoholic drinks it often leads to. It’s hard to understand…

Letter to the Editor – May 28

Editor: I have five questions for Senators Enzi and Barrasso concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership, which was approved this week by the Republicans in the Senate. How can you vote to pass a bill which you have not read? This…

This Side of the Pond – May 28

By Sarah Pridgeon   A rush of excitement once again swept across the entire continent of Europe last week. It’s a ritual that happens every year but, to be completely honest with you, none of us could really explain why…

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…