Opinions

This Side of the Pond – May 30

By Sarah Pridgeon   It’s been a while since I experienced a full-fledged panic about the peculiarities of my voice. Certain members of my new family still refuse to speak to me on the phone because they can’t understand a…

Letters to the Editor – May 30

It is with great regret that I inform the Citizens of Crook County that effective Friday May 31, I am resigning from the position of Crook County Homeland Security Coordinator (Emergency Manager). I am truly grateful for the tremendous support…

Tucker denied early release

By Sarah Pridgeon Ex-Hulett police officer Brice R. Tucker has been denied early release on his jail sentence for two counts of sexual battery involving contact with a child and one of sexual assault in the third degree. Tucker’s attorneys…

Letter to the Editor – May 23

Last week, I asked all of you to conserve water and now I will explain why. The town has two sources of water, the Cole Well Field to the East and the West Well. Separate water sources give us protection from…

This Side of the Pond – May 23

For Sarah Column Alternative

By Sarah Pridgeon Sharing my attempts to adapt to my newfound climes with you usually involves first accepting my own ineptitude and then steeling myself to admit it. I have, for example, already confessed to my inability to stalk wild…

This Side of the Pond – May 16

By Sarah Pridgeon Details tend to define us all. For me, aside from a love of scones and cups of tea, there is also the fact that I am an Elizabethan. I’ve always thought it must be awfully peculiar not…

Letters to the Editor – May 16

Editor, This is in regard to all the people at the National Forest Service and Park Service who oversee Devils Tower. While I applaud their desire to help Mother Nature, I believe they are failing miserably. After Tuesday’s attempt to…

This Side of the Pond – May 9

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve been thinking recently about my fellow representatives of all things British. Not the charming fellow emigrants I’ve encountered in this county and beyond, but those who are helping America form impressions of us through movie screens…

This Side of the Pond – May 2

By Sarah Pridgeon I have now been fingerprinted for a second time by the government of my new homeland and taken another step along the long and winding road to citizenship. They already had my fingerprints on record but decided…

Letter to the Editor – May 2

Editor, I would like to respond to the article on the city co-funding a building inspector. I could not believe when I read in the article that the county thinks that they do not have a need for a building…