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This Side of the Pond – Dec. 4

By Sarah Pridgeon The season has arrived to once again practice my military planning skills. The invasion I have in mind is a benevolent one, of course, in the form of yuletide gifts for my loved ones – across two…

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 27

The Governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed that Sunday, December 7, 2014, be designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is earnestly recommended by the few remaining veterans in Wyoming, of the attack on…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 27

By Sarah Pridgeon Brace yourselves, my friends, because I’m opening this week with the least popular statement I’ll ever make: I don’t understand why people consider Obamacare to be a bad thing. But before you gasp and collapse into the…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 20

By Sarah Pridgeon I had an epiphany earlier this week. It wasn’t exactly well-timed, bearing in mind that the last place you want to be while you’re engaged in deep thought is upended in a ditch with your wheels spinning.…

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 20

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to an article in last week’s newspaper. Even though the school district was told by the county commissioners in September that they were not interested in a land trade or anything…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 13

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By Sarah Pridgeon I write to you this week with matchsticks propping my eyes open and a permanent yawn affixed to my lips. I’m finding it difficult to remember what I’m doing, or even the last syllable of my name,…

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 6

Mac, Kathy, and I met with Campbell County about our recycling. They had audited a load our recycling and found that some of us are not doing a good job. The exceptions that were brought to our attention were car…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 6

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to grow up on a farm. I have romantic visions of breakfasting on fresh eggs and butter, lambs frolicking around my feet as a cockerel announces that it’s…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 30

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m pretty sure that most people in our little community have finally grown used to my accent and no longer feel compelled to hide behind the nearest piece of furniture when the words begin to tumble from…

TIMES EDITORIAL: Penny smart, pound stupid?

It’s easy to rail against a tax. It’s hard-earned money that’s being taken away from us and how it’s sometimes used is outside of our direct control. When every penny counts, it’s no great surprise that most of us find…