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 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 19, 2017 
 
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2017  
 Opinion    April 5, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2017  
 Opinion    March 15, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 8, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 22, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 8, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 25, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 18, 2017  
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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