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Letters to the Editor – Nov. 5

As the Scarecrow season is coming to an end its time to express my appreciation to the local businesses, offices and people who cooperated with this project. This is a great community for projects and interesting things such as this…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 29

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Something special happened to me earlier this week: I opened my messages to find a photograph of my two-year-old niece reading my favorite childhood book. It might seem like a small thing if you are lucky…

Letter to the Editor – Oct. 22

After reading This Side of the Pond dated October 15, several thoughts come to mind. First off, let’s all remember that Jackson Hole is not really part of our great state of Wyoming and does not share our values. It…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 22

Fall sports are in full swing but that, of course, means something different in my neck of the woods than it does to everyone here. As with most of the differences between our cultures, I find it endlessly fascinating that…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 15

I heard a news story on the radio last week that made me rather sad. Apparently, Jackson Hole High School cancelled its annual “America Day”, on which students are invited to celebrate their patriotism for Homecoming. We’re told that a…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 8

By Sarah Pridgeon   It seems I have a request for anyone with whom I have had dealings over here: please forgive me, I knew not what I was saying. Or perhaps I should phrase that slightly differently, because it…

This Side of the Pond – Oct. 1

By Sarah Pridgeon   In case you thought the storm-in-a-teacup politics around the presidential elections was a purely American phenomenon, I’d like to reassure you that there’s something strange in the air on both sides of the ocean. Has there…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 24

By Sarah Pridgeon My grandfather used to describe the nation of Brits as “cussed”. On reflection, and particularly when it comes to spending time in new places, I think he might have been right. The columns I’ve written over the…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 17

By Sarah Pridgeon Last week, I boasted about the pure relaxation that I’m basking in aboard this cruise ship. What I didn’t really touch on was that there’s a reason this boat is called the Explorer of the Seas: while…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 17

Fire season is not over yet Crook County has a tremendous Volunteer Fire Department and they have been busy this summer, with 52 fires far, quickly putting the small fires out before they get unmanageable, but they need your help.…