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 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    December 2, 2021 

Light

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. ~ Gen. 1:3-4 Light. The first thing God created and placed over the earth and declared good....

 

This Side of the Pond

We never have arguments about the things you’d expect in this office. It’s not current events or politics, philosophy or even sports, because that would make this a normal place to work, populated...

 

This Side of the Pond

I was tasked with making dessert for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, because my sister-in-law is as clever as she is a good host. I opted for a raspberry cheesecake and apple crumble tassies, becaus...

 

This Side of the Pond

I don’t wish to brag, but in just over two weeks I will be indulging in the purest form of Americana. For the first time in my life, I will do something I never envisioned as a possibility: walk...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, Deer population is conspicuously low. I carefully read the article on the deer harvest being down, but feel that the deer population is down farther than the article suggested. I’m sure that our game wardens and biologists are far...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, “Are diabetes medications helpful for weight loss? Are there any bad side effects if I take these medications for weight loss and am not diabetic? What are the requirements to have them...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, People have questioned why so many people are vaccine hesitant, especially here in northeast Wyoming. I think a quick look at a Pfizer vaccine fact sheet available at vaccine distribution outlets will shed some light on why folks are...

 

This Side of the Pond

Considering that the only complaint I have ever had about the War of Independence is the wasteful tossing of teabags into the wrong kind of water, you’d think my loyalty to a proper cup of tea...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Senator Driskill’s opinion essay (Sundance Times, October 14) on the topic of Medicaid expansion stated that we should base our opinions on the facts. I could not agree with him more, so I undertook a search of facts. On the issue of...

 

A new "normal"

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Gen. 1:1) NORMAL: Conforming to a standard, pattern, level or type. Considered usual, typical and routine. We’ve heard a lot about returning to a new normal post COVID-19. Whatever that is,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Everything changes, nothing lasts forever: these are facts we are all expected to live with. Unless your name is Nigel, in which case a formal request has been sent for your assistance in raging at...

 

This Side of the Pond

Were half the villages of my home county given new names to save the sensibilities of a queen? This is not a question I expected to ever ask myself, and it’s all the fault of a goose. I keep up...

 

Don't push Medicaid expansion on Wyoming

Every session for the past several years, the Wyoming legislature has endured one push after another for Obamacare Medicaid expansion. For my part, I have held steady against expansion in every...

 

Why we need a community forum

I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured and so bogged down in hate. My oldest son was a year old on September 11, 2001. The wave of patriotism following that day gave me...

 

This Side of the Pond

One of the more common stereotypes about the British is that we have a tendency to be snobbish. I would argue that most of us aren’t, but I’m not going to deny there is a certain sector of...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, “How can I lower my cholesterol without taking prescription medications? Does a keto diet worsen cholesterol levels?” Dear Reader, Prescription medications are often recommended to treat...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Hi folks. As you might or might not remember, the Crook County Cattlewomen started a pilot program “Beef for the Hulett School” in the spring of 2018. The program was mirrored after a similar program in Montana and was well received...

 

Our toxic civil and political discourse

Has it really come to this, even here in Wyoming – spiteful, hate-filled words spewing from the mouths or keyboards of those opposed to a particular political action or position? We first noticed an increase in nasty rhetoric last year during...

 

This Side of the Pond

Spare a thought for my homeland this week, which is quickly running out of… well, everything. From chicken wings to home heating, my countrymen are lacking in even the most basic of commodities...

 

Hope

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor. 13:13 As we know, see and live, when there is no hope, when all is hopeless, nothing fits together....

 

Governor Gordon: We are building a thriving Wyoming

As Wyoming’s economy and her communities continue their recovery from the impacts of the global pandemic, the state is now faced with a new challenge. How do we best utilize the additional stimulus funds the federal government has appropriated to...

 

This Side of the Pond

I am once again under siege. The local wildlife has issued a vendetta against my person and it appears there are multiple species willing to contribute to the cause. My latest tale of woe begins with...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read the recent article in the Sundance Times, about the culling of our local deer population. While I am not in favor of the killing of wildlife, I understand that the deer may cause problems when they become numerous and lose their...

 

The West is burning and politics are fanning the flames

As smoke from summer Western wildfires spreads all the way to Maine, the entire country finally realizes what the West has long known: America’s forest-management policies are not working. This record-breaking fire season has seen more than 5...

 

This Side of the Pond

As the old joke goes, the time has come for everyone in Wyoming to start locking the doors of their vehicles, because zucchini season is here. This is certainly close to the truth for my next-door-nei...

 

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