Opinions

Mayor’s report – April 30

It has been busy at the city. Kathy, Mac, Todd, the Council and I have completed the 2015-2016 Budget. It needs two more readings and then it can go in to effect. We are now picking up yard waste again…

This Side of the Pond – April 30

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m beginning to feel as though Queen Elizabeth II gets a far better deal than the rest of us when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries. Not only does she get twice the number of birthday cakes,…

This Side of the Pond – April 23

By Sarah Pridgeon The Code of the West is a wonderful thing: a set of guidelines that almost anyone should be able to live by, and probably should. Whether from Wyoming or not, it’s a creed that has value in…

This Side of the Pond – April 16

By Sarah Pridgeon I have had numerous opportunities to think about community spirit recently, particularly in terms of how that relates to our local emergency services. Volunteerism to the extent that we rely on it in rural America is unlike…

Letters to the Editor – April 9

After reading Mayor Brooks’ column, “From the Mayor” dated April 2, 2015, it seems clear that he is pushing for a property tax increase once again. No, he never comes out and says it directly, but he uses the words…

This Side of the Pond – April 9

By Sarah Pridgeon Our dog is transforming us into hermits. The most recent addition to our household has discovered an exciting new game: biting everything that crosses her field of vision. This is all very well when it’s feet or…

From the Mayor – April 2

Last week we attended several meetings and I feel that we are getting better insight into the landfill situation. The first meeting was a North East Wyoming Leadership meeting in Gillette where we discussed many things however landfills were the…

This Side of the Pond – April 2

By Sarah Pridgeon Am I supposed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance when everybody else does? This question has plagued me since the earliest days of my American adventure. With the sheer number of meetings, gatherings and special events I…

Letter to the Editor – March 26

Since the idea better called ‘request’ has come up again after quite a few years to change the name of ‘Devis Tower’ I thought I would give my thoughts ‘again’ on the subject just to let people know that the…

This Side of the Pond – March 26

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m sad to report that the last couple of weeks have marked the passing of three figures who have each had an influence on my life. One educated me on the virtues of Wyoming’s forests, one strengthened…