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 Opinion    April 26, 2017 

An argument against annexation

Dear Editor, I would like to share some serious concerns about the proposed annexation in front of the present Town Council and being discussed by the Saratoga Planning Commission. To begin with I would like to express my support for the annexation...

 
 Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Taking our LIEAP

Editor, Are you aware that the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)? This is the program that keeps many Wyoming residents warm in the winter. Earlier this year, the State of Wyoming le...

 
 Opinion    April 19, 2017

Selflessness

There are a large percentage of people in this area that do for others—with no desire to be recognized for it. That is indeed a very laudable attitude and should be commended on its own. You may have noticed the Saratoga Sun has been lucky enough...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Bambi is no friend of mine

I was 5 or 6 when I saw Bambi for the first time and cried little boy tears at the injustice of his mother’s death. The days are long gone of me crying about a deer’s death, although Bambi was living in the forest and not destroying gardens in...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    April 12, 2017

The Western Way

I have mentioned the “Wyoming Way” in a previous column. The way I described it was: “When someone asks you if you can do something, you say ‘yes’ and learn it as you go.” I think...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Can vote, go to war, but can't drink

I put myself through the University of Maryland being a bartender. I was able to work on Capitol Hill for political organizations that paid meager wages because I could supplement my income. When I moved to work on my masters at the University of...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Idiocy and editorialocity

Well, I have been editor/publisher of the Saratoga Sun for just over a year now. It has been both a fun and harrowing ride. I still feel like a bit of a fraud though. You may know I was just the lowly...

 
 Opinion    March 8, 2017

Why Carbon County?

Last year at this time, I was living and working in the Washington, DC area. People would ask me where I was from and I would tell them Hanna, Wyoming. Eyes would get big with wonder as they heard the town I lived in was not even a 1000 people and...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    February 22, 2017

Violating Squaker's Rights

The Tuesday before last was Valentine’s Day. As is the tradition, a group of gregarious women from the Valley Service Organization visited businesses around town singing off-key tunes (hence the nam...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    February 8, 2017

Ramble On

As many of you know (word travels fast here, I’ve learned), this is my last submission as a columnist for the Sun. I’ve accepted another reporting job with the Cody Enterprise, and my girlfriend...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Winning ... with bunnies

The staff of the Saratoga Sun recently attended the Wyoming Press Association’s (WPA) annual convention held at the Little America Hotel and Convention Center in Cheyenne this year. This year the...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    January 25, 2017

The long way 'round, part 4

After my clothes had dried from the river and I'd eaten lunch, I remounted my bike and set off alone once again, the sound of strange birds riding a light breeze alongside me. Things started off well...

 
 Opinion    January 25, 2017

Letters to the Editor

We have all heard of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” in fact there are at least four lists of what those wonders are, with all of them being different. I would like to add the Hot Pool to any one of those lists. You see I can’t think of many...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    January 18, 2017

I've got baggage

I recently took a trip for Christmas vacation. Doing so, I had to pack a bag. Over the years I have determined that there are five separate and distinct stages in the life of a piece of luggage...

 

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