Opinions

Letter from the Mayor – March 19

Most of you have noticed that the construction has begun on the new grade school. The construction has been hard on the streets in that area, but former Mayor Miller and Public Works Director Mac Erickson met with representatives from the…

This Side of the Pond – March 19

By Sarah Pridgeon A friend of mine recently shared a list of the quirky words and phrases that are associated with my home county of Dorset, on the southern coast of England. We have a particular – some might say…

Letter to the Editor – March 12

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the editorial written by Attorney Joe Barron, in your paper, on March 5 in regards to the Wyoming Asset Forfeiture law. To assert that a law, or in this case, a portion…

This Side of the Pond – March 12

By Sarah Pridgeon   I have a friend who suffers from a condition that I like to refer to as Driver’s Tourettes. Whenever we go for a spin through the countryside, she feels compelled to tell me about all the…

Letters to the Editor – March 5

It has been my privilege to serve on the Crook County Library board with four very smart and dedicated women who feel strongly about keeping the libraries relevant in this changing world. I found the board interesting and challenging because…

This Side of the Pond – March 5

By Sarah Pridgeon A friend with a yen for British television has shared with me a complaint. The Brit-made shows that appear on our screens don’t seem to follow the same rules as the ones made in America, which I…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 26

By Sarah Pridgeon   I was almost too late to partake in one of my favorite traditions this year, but partake in it I certainly did. Shrove Tuesday was clearly marked on last week’s calendar and, in my part of…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 19

After closely reading Janet Marschner’s Letter to the Editor (“Public Lands”) in your February 12th edition, there is some terminology as well as some facts that need correction. First off, there is no such thing as “public land”. The public…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 19

By Sarah Pridgeon It’s a travesty, is what it is. I am hearing reports from such credible sources as the New York Times that the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate I grew up on is being quietly banned from this continent. Having…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 12

Winter Fest Dear Editor- ApPlAuSe!! Applause!! The first Winter Festival was a rip-snortin’ good time! The entertainment value was so “worth the price of the ticket.” Of course my ticket was free – but this kind of event doesn’t happen…