Opinions

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 —…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 19

By Sarah Pridgeon If you have traveled through the canyon over the last week, chances are that you witnessed a lone figure trundling back and forth along a driveway. Depending at what stage of the process you passed by, you…

This Side of The Pond – Sept. 12

By Sarah Pridgeon Last week, I indicated at a deer. By doing so, I definitively proved that I am of no use in an emergency because my natural reactions are not merely inappropriate – sometimes they’re actually bizarre. As we…

Letter to the Editor – Sept. 5

The past couple of weeks have been good for the City. First, we were visited by Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud. She was here for a land trade hearing in Hulett but took the time to stop and visit us. We are…

This Side of the Pond – Sept. 5

By Sarah Pridgeon Were I to attach a theme to this summer, I think I would opt for allergies. Excess pollen has assaulted our noses as the storms have jostled it free and we’re besieged by exuberant insects that have…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 29

My 17 year old son got up at 5 a.m. this morning, got his 1972 Baja Bug ready, and drove to Deadwood, SD to be in the Cool Deadwood Nights Parade this morning. He waited in line behind the registered…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 29

By Sarah Pridgeon The schools of Sundance are bustling with activity and I, for one, am envious of the younglings. My time as a student has long since passed, but I can’t help wondering how I would have fared in…

Letters to the Editor – Aug. 22

I had the pleasure of working for Tri-County (Powder River Energy) from July 1984 until January 1997. Much of my career as an electrical engineer was working for rural electric coops. I am familiar with capital credits. Range Telephone, for…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 22

By Sarah Pridgeon Until this week, I was unaware that the wildlife of Crook County subscribe to this newspaper. It is the only explanation for the events of Sunday night, which I believe were a negative reaction to my treatise…