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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Life is essential health care” proclaims the unsigned anti-abortion ad that has been appearing each week in The Sundance Times. Of course, the opposite is true: health care is essential to life. I passionately hope that the unnamed...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    June 17, 2021 

This Side of the Pond

If I had to name an equivalent to Old Stoney from back in my homeland, my mind would instantly go to Battersea Power Station. I’ve spent a lifetime waiting for someone to breathe new life into the...

 

This Side of the Pond

The Casper Star Tribune published a lovely article last week about a 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex called Lee – the only T. rex skeleton found in this state that will be staying in Wyoming...

 

I never

I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. – Psalm 119:93 Life is filled with many different experiences and observations. There is a vastness to investigate, and...

 
 By Jeff Moberg    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Letter from the Editor

In response to last week’s letter to the editor, I feel some clarity might be of use to our readers. The letter accused us of bias against the Crook County Hospital Foundation and those members of the Crook County Medical Services District’s...

 
 By Wesley Davis    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Dear NP

Dear NP, “Please discuss the screening recommendations for pediatric hypertension. My 14-year-old had a blood pressure of 151/102 during a recent sports physical. I don’t remember his blood pressure being checked at previous medical...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have hesitated in writing this letter because my spouse is on the Crook County Hospital Board and I am apprehensive that my thoughts may be received incorrectly or with prejudice. But after due consideration, I believe that words must...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 20, 2021

This Side of the Pond

I made it halfway through my wedding day before nature called. If you’ve never worn a voluminous dress that’s twice as wide as your own hips by the time it reaches the floor, you may not be aware...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 13, 2021

This Side of the Pond

Reassuring news from across the pond: the United Kingdom will not be collapsing at this time. The number of large black corvids housed at the Tower of London is no longer in danger of falling below...

 
 By Jillian Balow    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Balow: Time for a comprehensive plan

I grew up watching westerns with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne. Predictable endings – good guys riding off into the sunset after saving the town – never spoiled the action or suspense of the movie.  Wyoming hoped for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 6, 2021

This Side of the Pond

When a scandal comes along, one expects it to involve some combination of sex, drugs, gambling and alcohol, maybe a murder or three. Without those juicy elements, what’s the use in having one at...

 

Why?

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. ~ Ps. 42:5 Why? This small word is reasonable and searching. Often asked, demanding much and...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m not exactly breaking news to point out the weather hasn’t been able to make its mind up recently. One minute we’re pondering the idea of shorter trousers, the next we’re knee-deep in a...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, “I have an 18-month-old who continually gets ear infections. Can you explain what causes some children to be more prone to ear infections than others? Is there anything I can do to help...

 

This Side of the Pond

On an island in the Pacific, surrounded by jungle, the tribespeople are in mourning. Clad in traditional garb and still linked to the cultural rituals that have always shaped their way of life, the...

 

Legislative Update

A quick update on the session. I will follow with more in-depth information in future releases. We finished our session on April 7. It has been both a productive session as well as a frustrating one....

 

This Side of the Pond

I’ve always said that America has a service industry beyond compare. In fact, during all the time I have lived on this continent, I cannot remember a single experience that I would describe as less...

 
 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Light it up

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all - 1 John 1:5 In a world so seemingly complicated, dark, contentious and twisted by hatred towards one another…I want to take...

 

This Side of the Pond

Of all the treasure chests buried during the Golden Age of Piracy, not a single one has ever been found. Thanks to British television presenter Richard Hammond, I stumbled across this fact last week...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I just returned from the impressive SHS performance of the musical “Flapper” which compelled me to write my first letter to the editor, one which I have been thinking about for several months. I know firsthand as both a director and...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, Last year I was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after a long course of sickness. My delay in treatment was because I failed to mention I had a recent tick bite. With warmer...

 

This Side of the Pond

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but sometimes it’s a surreal experience to be told you’re awesome. I discovered this week that I could walk all the way from Britain to China...

 
 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Open government is key to honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for office again. No one wants to be held directly responsible for letting...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am responding to Dick Claar’s letter to the editor. Our county commissioners are elected by the people to represent the people of Crook County. Please read that, picturing the entire county. I resent that he is so critical of the...

 
 By Joe Sandrini    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Black Hills elk management and proposed season changes

In 1992, when I worked my first fall hunting season in the Black Hills, there were some elk around and the lucky folks who had tags could fill them with a little work. That has changed radically...

 

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