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Rare Element Resources with its mine and processing project has brought rays of sunshine to northeast Wyoming, but Forest Service permitting delays continue to bring thunder and rain. The parade began in 2004 with renewed exploration; it’s at a standstill…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 7

By Sarah Pridgeon The trouble with January is that all our hard-earned celebrating is over and done with. Fresh from the high of Christmas carols, Thanksgiving turkeys and New Year overindulgence, there are months ahead of us with not much…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 31

By Sarah Pridgeon We’ve reached the moment that I secretly dread: the time to make my New Year resolutions. Every year, I do this while joking that I’ll be lucky to keep them going until February, as though cracking this…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 24

By Sarah Pridgeon Good news this year for those of us who self-identify as Christmas lovers: neuroscience can finally tell us why. Well, sort of. The BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal, has released a rather tongue-in-cheek study…

Congress leaves No Child Left Behind

By U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Last week Congress passed a monumental law that returned education control and decision making back to where it belongs, with states and local communities. Not only does the new law overhaul the outdated and…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 17

By Sarah Pridgeon Christmas has arrived with a vengeance in the Sundance Times office and it’s honestly not my fault. A tradition of tinsel torture was born in this building a year ago and, to my disappointment, is back in…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 10

By Sarah Pridgeon According to my husband, winter in Wyoming begins the moment that I up-end my vehicle in a ditch with a flurry of snow chunks in my wake. In other words, I am Crook County’s very own anti-groundhog.…

This Side of the Pond – Dec. 3

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve heard it said that it’s almost impossible to know what a British person is thinking unless you happen to be adept at spotting micro expressions. And after coming across a painfully entertaining website by the name…

This Side of the Pond – Nov. 26

By Sarah Pridgeon Five years ago, Thanksgiving meant very little to me. I had heard of it, of course, but had never participated. Fast forward to today and an abstract concept has become almost as important a part of my…