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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and Taxpayers of Crook County: By now most taxpayers have received letter(s) from the Crook County Assessors office showing the estimated taxes for personal and commercial property for 2019. According to an article published on page twelv...

 

Getting smart but acting foolishly: there is a solution

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Ron Laird, Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 9, 2019

This Side of the Pond

My home town is abuzz with excitement to welcome a new eatery just in time for summer. Considering the town center is littered with fish and chip shops, kebab joints and burger takeouts, you...

 

What we do at CCFV&SAS

Kayleigh Gould: Crook County Family Violence & Sexual Assault Services, Inc. (CCFV) officially began providing services to the public when it was established back in 1983. Throughout the last 36 years, volunteers have been working side-by-side with...

 

Chapel of Faith

Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are pure in heart. Psalm 73:1 Good. Not a bad word. It is better than average, although not great. It will put a smile on a face and later a frown from not achieving a goal. It is a normal for some people,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 2, 2019

This Side of The Pond

Ever fancied yelling at your neighbors to let them know the goings on of the day? Does your voice carry for miles and boom with the resonance of authority? In that case, you’d make an excellent...

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month…

is more prevalent than I can ever recall. More victims are finding a path to voice their trauma and, truly, that in itself is a victory. Still, the numbers haven’t shifted, the tide has barely ebbed. Knowledge is powerful…when it is implemented....

 

This Side of the Pond

A country with thousands of years’ worth of human infestation is bound to rack up ghost stories, from beheaded queens to translucent monks ringing bells that are no longer there. You can’t swing a...

 

This Side of the Pond

The Friends of the Library Open House Luncheon has been postponed. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Website for the new date! Library Programming: STORYTIME: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m....

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor: I’m writing in response to Mr. Reinhold’s letter last week in which he praises the generosity of liberals toward “the less fortunate.” Sadly, he’s not advocating giving his own money or those of his liberal friends as a charitable...

 

Risch disavows "nation building," Cheney should follow

As a Navy veteran, I’m familiar with the heavy responsibilities and costs of making war. As an elected official sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, I’m also mindful that our Founding Fathers...

 

An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones:

achine in Gillette. The caller claimed they were from the IRS and said I was being charged with fraud. If I did not call the phone number they provided, my case would be brought to the courts. A few weeks later, I received another message supposedly...

 

This Side of the Pond

It can come as a shock to realize your thoughts on a subject have been wildly different to those of your significant other for an entire decade, though the topic is so mundane that it’s never...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In last week’s Sundance Times (March 21), the Editor, in the column “Our View” first defines a conservative as someone who stands on his or her own two feet, who contributes to society, who earns his or her own living and who is...

 

This Side of the Pond

As long-time readers of this column may recall, I view the concept of space travel with appropriately starry eyes. To me, it is among the more vital components of our collective future that we...

 

Chapel of Faith

For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. Psalm 36:9 Often in life you find yourself in places or positions you never dreamed possible. Some are most desirable and sought after and others are lowly and despicable. Regardless...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Green New Deal is a bad deal for Wyoming

By U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. The Green New Deal, plain and simple, is a pipe dream for forcing a massive expansion of socialist policies on the American people. Some might say this is an overdramatic statement, but this 14-page bill lays it out...

 

This Side of the Pond

When you're used to purchasing your favorite foods from a supermarket, it can sometimes take a while to cotton on to the idea that you could just make the thing for yourself. Consequently, I've spent...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, March 18, 2019, I attended the monthly school board meeting held in Moorcroft. Attending the meeting was Jessica and Doug Donnell of Moorcroft. Mr. Donnell talked to Thayne Gray several days earlier and asked if he could address the...

 

Our View

Solving a complex problem is impossible without all the parts laid out on the table, in plain view. Considering we’ve all been under the impression that the bad times are coming to an end for the state’s rainy day fund, we’ve heard a...

 

This Side of the Pond

In case it escaped your notice, the internet turned 30 years old last week, an anniversary for which I should obviously take some credit on the basis that the man who invented it lives in my home...

 

Caught in the moment

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has taken a keen interest in teaming up with C.O.R.E. to bring awareness to their impact-filled program titled “Caught in the Moment” to all Freshman High School students across the state of Wyoming. C.O.R.E. stands...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine: your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, "It's your right to know." The reason it's your right to know is that it's your government. From the courthouse, to the...

 

This Side of the Pond

They say that a pet will always end up resembling its owner and vice versa, but I have reason to hope this is just a myth. If it’s not, there’s no hope for me at all and I might as well just give...

 

Legislative Update

I am finally back home—quite a change -27 degrees this am and several feet of snow on the ground. Makes the Capitol seem like a banana belt. The legislature adjourned “sine die” at 1:45 a.m. on...

 

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