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 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...

 
 Opinion    January 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor

What? What a shock it was to read in the Saratoga Sun of the accusations of financial impropriety against Garden Board member Cindy Bloomquist and her partner Chris Shannon voiced at the recent Saratoga Town Council meeting. Is this how Saratoga...

 
 Opinion    January 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to attempt to clarify the ongoing situation involving the Saratoga Community Garden and the Town of Saratoga. Let me begin by being very clear, it is my personal belief that we are extremely lucky to have...

 
 By FW Broschart    Opinion    January 11, 2017

It wasn't all bad

It’s 2017, and there are a lot of people who are happy to see 2016 go. The year saw a rather contentious and seemingly interminable election; ISIS; terrorism; increasing tensions with Russia; unrest at home about race issues and some indications...

 
 Opinion    January 4, 2017

Letter to the Editor

Regarding The Community Garden, Although I have moved out of the area, the community garden remains dear to my heart. Being one of the founding members I would hate to see it fail at this point. In the beginning it required a lot of begging for...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Serendipity shines on river crossing

On the opposite bank of the river, things continued in much the same vein, but the farms were more infrequent, and brief stretches of woods started to get mixed-in with the swamps and grasslands....

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    December 28, 2016

War on Christmas? Really?

I will be out of the office this week but wanted to make things as easy as I could for my new(ish) staff. So here’s my two cents for the holiday gap. *** I keep hearing about this “War on...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    December 28, 2016

The week between Christmas

Amid the week after Christmas, piles of wrapping in bags, shiny paper and boxes in trash with the tags. Sad little scissors sit broken and bent, from clamshell packaging—they don’t make a dent....

 

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