Opinions

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…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 15

By Sarah Pridgeon I noticed an anxious atmosphere developing around me during my first summer as a Sundance native. It began almost a month before Rally Wednesday, when my family realized that thousands of semi-clad women and associated bikers were…

Letters to the Editor – Aug. 15

Unless you have been there, you have no idea what an once in a lifetime honor it is to be selected by the Crook County Fair Board to be Parade Marshalls. We had looked forward to the parade for months. It…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 8

Editor, In 2010, 30 motorcyclists died on Wyoming highways, which was a significant increase from 13 deaths in 2009. With the onset of the Sturgis Rally, now is a good time to remind ourselves of some important facts. “Look Twice,…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 8

By Sarah Pridgeon Driving to work recently, I have listened to one particular station on the radio. I’m not sure which one it is because I didn’t program it and I’m never paying attention when the DJs tell me who…

This Side of the Pond – Aug. 1

By Sarah Pridgeon When our newest royal baby was born last week, it seemed like the world came to a standstill. Television broadcasts stopped in their tracks, excited whispers spread through offices and crotchety people on Twitter began their inevitable…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 1

Dear Editor and fellow Sundance Times readers, Last week, the Sundance Times published an article inviting readers to become X-Stream Anglers by fishing three designated instream flow areas and sending in a photo for a free baseball cap with the…

Letter to the Editor – July 25

After reading Senator Enzi’s letter to the editor of July 18th, I am now confused by the difference between his words and his actions. In the letter he said he understood our aversion to “the intrusion of the federal government…

This Side of the Pond – July 25

By Sarah Pridgeon Living in Wyoming has exposed me to a terrible, life-altering truth: stuffed animals lie. When I was knee high to a grasshopper, my favorite toy was a hand puppet in the shape of a raccoon. It had…

Letter to the Editor – July 18

Editor, Earlier this month, Diana and I travelled over 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held “Collecting Common Sense from Wyoming for Washington” listening sessions in seven communities in the state. We were pleased to hear from Sundance area residents. A New…