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Old Glory I have seen Old Glory flying in the wind after the smoke of attacks clear away. Sandstorms weather my colors in a matter of hours. My heart still fills with pride seeing the “Colors” fly high over this great country. Flying the flag...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 26, 2022 

This Side of the Pond

I come to you this week with either a request or a confession, but I’m not really sure which it is. A mystery has confounded the Sundance Times office for the last week and I’m hoping somebody...

 
 By Katie Allen    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed here in the US since 1949, but it seems like we mostly haven’t paid attention to it because maybe it didn’t apply to us – or so we thought. We’re fine. Our family is fine. Our neighbors are...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 19, 2022

This Side of the Pond

If you’re a follower of the royal family, you already know that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration is in full swing. To commemorate her 70 years on the throne we have a brand new dessert,...

 

Letter to the Editor

“If men are not governed by GOD they will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams “It cannot be...

 

Editorial: Casper Star-Tribune, May 8

What does it mean to be a Republican? Traditionally, a number of political motivations and ideologies could fit under the definition of Republicanism. Broadly speaking, all share a belief that small government is better. Some stress social...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 12, 2022

This Side of the Pond

In between whines about airplanes, I mentioned last week that I had finally made it across the pond to see my family. It was a long time coming – 3.5 years, to be precise – and more than worth...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Legislative Update

The 2022 Wyoming State Legislature Budget Session has ended and if you have not been watching the nightly updates I do with Representative John Bear on our Facebook pages then here are some of the high points. I want to start out by saying thank you...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 5, 2022

This Side of the Pond

Do you think we might be safe from any more blizzarding? I’ve had quite enough of it for one year after spending three times the expected number of hours on muddling my way home from a long-awaited...

 

Guest Editorial

I recently received a fund-raising appeal, that says, "Dear Friend, The Liberal elites, the Fake News Media and the Marxist Democrats hate America – and they hate you." I am tired of the politics...

 

Postscript

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him – Prov. 30:5 Postscript. Better known as “P.S.”, a postscript is used when someone wants to add information at the end of a letter or email. These are often...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It was with great interest to read Hugh Thompson’s critique of my opinion about the rare earth mine and processing center being proposed for the Sundance and Upton areas respectively. Yes, the mine itself would only occupy about 250 ac...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is with a degree of dismay that I read Rod Knudson’s recent letter to the editor in your newspaper. Why a citizen of these United States would cast fear mongering aspersions on the proposed rare element mine and processing plant...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My teenager has a history of seizures and takes medication to control them. How will this affect his ability to drive? Dear Reader, There are many different types of seizures, and they...

 

Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern, It appears that the rare earth element demonstration processing plant envisioned to be placed in Upton, WY is well funded with a commitment from the Department of Energy (DOE) of $21.9 million and $25 million from shares. The...

 

This Side of the Pond

I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks and we’re still talking about less than a minute’s worth of footage during an award show that most of us forgot to watch. In case you somehow...

 

Places

He makes my feet like the feet of deer and sets me on my high places. Ps. 18:33 All of us go places. The kitchen, store, post office, someone’s house or on vacation. It is coming or going, for better or worse. What often gets lost in the going...

 

This Side of the Pond

Easter is a little later than usual this year, but it’s coming up fast. I’d like to offer a suggestion for your annual celebrations before you finish sorting the grocery list, which I think we...

 

This Side of the Pond

Not every journey ends where it means to, but, as the wise often say, it’s not the destination that matters. Such was the case for Ernest Shackleton, whose ship has been located after more than a hundred years sitting on the bottom of the Weddell...

 

Legislative Update

As we near the finish line of the 2022 Legislative Budget Session, there is still plenty of work to do as we head into the last week. The legislative session is always busy, particularly in a budget y...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m distraught this week to hear that Australian soap opera “Neighbours” has been cancelled after 40 years of baffling storylines written by people who have zero regard for logic or continuity....

 

Legislative Update

Its mid-morning Monday and I am racing to meet this week’s paper deadline. We have had a crazy busy two weeks of session – now starting the third week at a run. We are finishing the last of the...

 

Seriously?!,.

I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Dt. 30:19 It is interesting how words and statements significantly convey greater meaning and importance by adding a...

 

This Side of the Pond

Britain has never been great at winter sports. When you lack much in the way of serviceable snow, it’s hard to pilot a luge in much of a hurry. So it was no surprise to hear that we’d made it...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I have been a smoker for over 20 years. I talked to my doctor, and he wants me to take Chantix. What is the safest way to stop? What are the side effects of the different “stop-smoking...

 

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