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This Side of the Pond

So let’s say you’re kicking back bored on the sofa, somewhere in the south of England, wishing you could have a vacation to clear the cobwebs. You’re dubious of planes and bored to tears of cara...

 

This Side of the Pond

The pandemic has always seemed comfortingly far away here in Crook County. Halfway up a mountain, safe in our small towns, few of us know anyone who’s been diagnosed with the dreaded virus ...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I am in my late 60s. I am worried about the immunizations that my primary care provider is offering me. With flu season just around the corner, I am considering the influenza vaccine. Then,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Someone has hit the rewind button on my television, all the way back to the 1990s. The infamous home renovation show that birthed an entire genre is set to return to British screens – and I...

 

This Side of the Pond

I feel the need to defend my people, for the entire planet is currently mocking our relationship with the humblest of pantry ingredients: rice. I knew I’d stepped into a parallel world when I moved...

 

The big hurt

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13 Extending love is an adventure that all who walk this earth participate. Willing or unwilling this trip is either hesitant or reckless, as the initiator is...

 

This Side of the Pond

My high school has its fair share of famous alumni, from politicians and scientists to a professional tennis player who is still the only British woman to have won all four Grand Slams. In my own...

 

Letters to the Editor

To Editor Sundance Times: The 30 July 2020 edition had an article “Voters to decide on senior services levy”. I have some problems with your against argument. 1. The levy is not taking revenues from the individual and putting it into the hands of...

 

The State of Wyoming stands ready to support agriculture

The crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has substantially impacted our state, nation and world. This has impacted most, if not all, facets of daily life in our state. Wyoming agriculture has not been spared from these dynamics. In fact, this...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My 69-year-old mother is becoming more than just forgetful. She recently got lost in a town she has lived in her whole life. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and offered a lot of...

 

Letter to the Editor

In the July 30 edition of your paper you ran an article about the Wyoming Gun Owners organization. In it you quoted negative statements about the group from sources such as NBC News, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast. These are the worst of...

 

Scholarship to wear a mask is not the right direction for Wyoming students

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...

 

This Side of the Pond

I don’t think I’m likely to go down in Wyoming history as a famous birdwatcher. Not that this was an ambition I felt was mine to achieve, but my failures over the last few days have certainly...

 

This Side of the Pond

I am sad to report that I write this column while consuming the last of the soda bread my husband stuffed into the freezer during our time of self-isolation. Like thousands of men across the world,...

 

Relevance

For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. (John 18:37) Relationship-Revelation-Responsibilities. That is what connects the dots and...

 

Letters to the Editor

This year it seems that voters in House District #1 have a choice between a candidate who is pro-gun and pro-life and another candidate who is pro-gun and pro-life. Whatever is a voter to do who feels that guns take lives, so it is impossible to be...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s not that I condone bad behavior, it’s just that some naughtiness is so majestic it’s hard to condemn the perpetrators. Such has been the case with some of my old neighbors across the pond...

 

Our View

From both a personal and community perspective, we’d like to commend the boards and districts that have been conscientiously providing online access to their meetings throughout this pandemic. Not only has it allowed the public to avoid small...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My daughter struggled through school last year. Due to COVID, she was homeschooled for several months and I am worried about her focus. What are the signs of ADHD? M. L. Dear M. L., ADHD stan...

 
 By Jennie Gordon    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Wyoming Hunger Initiative

Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in concern to the Superintendent Mark Broderson comments about the opening the schools this fall (June 25 paper). The comments on page 12 about the students being called “bubbles” or “herds”. As I thought about the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 9, 2020

This Side of the Pond

When I took my husband on a sight-seeing trip of the place where I was born, it was understandable that he’d want to see Stonehenge. It tops every list of world class heritage sites and wonders of t...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 2, 2020

This Side of the Pond

I don’t necessarily want to hear movie stars sing me a song of solidarity in times of trouble, or take life advice from pop idols who have long since lost touch with reality, but I do believe fame p...

 

Framed

“Making the thinker believe and the believer think.” – Ravi Zacharias The above quote is the slogan of RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministry). It’s very recently deceased inspirational founder Ravi Zacharias understood the task of not...

 

Letter to the Editor

In response to Mayor Brooks’ letter of June 18 about the census, let’s remember that there is one purpose, and one purpose only, for the Constitution’s requirement for a census: to determine the proper representation in the House of...

 

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