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 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 22, 2021 

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Just when you think you’ve finally got a handle on the wildlife of Wyoming, along comes a critter determined to prove you wrong. As I grabbed my purse and water bottle on Monday morning and...

 

We must reject the dirty tricks and return to pragmatism

For a long time, the Wyoming Legislature had a reputation for pragmatism. The lawmakers who inhabited it tended to be largely conservative, but they focused more on solving practical issues and less on fighting ideological battles that have little...

 

This Side of the Pond

To support England’s national soccer team has always been a harrowing commitment to stress, dashed hopes and heartbreak, over and over again…but not any more. On Sunday, we came a single kick...

 

This Side of the Pond

My mother was a champion in her schooldays at the only sport that mattered. She could wield a conker like no other, earning the respect of many a peer, and it was decades before anyone figured out the reason for her success. At this point, I’m...

 

Letters to the Editor

I ran for office as a CCMSD Board Trustee in order to make a difference, and to work with a team of people who want what is best for the district, and the people of this county. I wish to thank the people of Crook County for putting their faith in...

 

Simple?

The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. ~ Ps. 116:6 Is anything in life simple? The answer is no and yes. The world, in general, is not an easy place. Since the fall in...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, “I was recently started on metoprolol for high blood pressure. I have never taken any prescription medications for blood pressure problems. Before starting the medication, I was able to wal...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am responding to the Letter to the Editor published on June 17 from Ernie Reinhold. This is perhaps the most nonsensical letter ever published in The Sundance Times. Somehow, Mr. Reinhold has equated being pro-life with the...

 

This Side of the Pond

When you’re running one of the most popular sport tournaments on the planet but it’s been delayed by a year because everyone keeps getting sick, what’s the best way to make sure people are watch...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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