Opinions

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 31

Are pipelines in Crook County safe? Media stories lead us to fear that pipelines endanger our safety and the environment. But we hear very few facts. The safety statistics in Wyoming — from the most objective and official sources available…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 24

By Sarah Pridgeon Public speaking has never been my greatest strength so, when I was asked to address the students at the Bear Lodge High School last week, my initial reaction was to install myself beneath a desk until the…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 17

By Sarah Pridgeon I received word last week that I have been officially deemed a permanent resident of the United States, refreshing my green card and ensuring that this community is stuck with me for at least a few more…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 10

By Sarah Pridgeon I have emerged from the weekend’s blizzard clutching a blend of contrasting emotions: specifically, I am feeling both smugness and admiration. The former because I was prepared for extreme weather for the first time in my life…

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 3

Barrasso Voted for Obamacare, Must Go. Senator Barrasso talks a good fight against Obamacare, but when it really counted he voted for Obamacare. Senator Barrasso’s demonstrated lack of judgment and lack of conservative backbone in this one vote require his…

Times Editorial – Oct. 3

As you read in last week’s Sundance Times, the US Forest Service has begun moving the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process forward in regard to Rare Element Resources’ plan for the Bull Hill rare earth mine. The preparation of an…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 3

By Sarah Pridgeon Last week, my husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary. While I can barely believe he’s put up with me for so long, I have come a long way since the fateful day I pledged my…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 26

The most important thing happening in our community is that we once again had some bad water samples. Wyoming Rural Water sent us a circuit rider named Ross Jorgensen to help us get our arms around the problem and it appears we have.…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 26

By Sarah Pridgeon When you see a school bus, what’s the first thing that crosses your mind? If you are driving a vehicle, do you consider the need to slow down? Do you use its presence to estimate the time…

With our dying breath

By Bob Bonnar/News Letter Journal Liz Cheney was wrong on both counts when she said, “Newspapers are dying, and that’s not a bad thing.” Cheney made the pronouncement in Jackson after the newspaper in that community reported — accurately —…