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 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Hell? No, just State track

Before I get into my regularly-scheduled rant, I would like to express how proud I am of every single participant at the Wyoming State track meet held recently. I saw kids trying to compete with aches...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 10, 2017

The Magic of Mom

The modern holiday of Mother's Day in the U.S. was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis wanted to honor her mother who was a peace activist....

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Things are heating up ... fast

There are several apparatuses (apparati?) around the home with which most folks contend. I have written on struggles with the washer/dryer and its attendant chores and fluids. I have praised the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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