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 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 4, 2019 

Who cares? or A Parent's Perspective on Valley Healthcare

I’ve often been asked, as this debate over medical access in the Valley has played out, who I am in support of providing that care. People have asked me whether I support the Platte Valley...

 

The Coach truly makes a difference

One of the strongest benefits I continue to get from my job as a Saratoga Sun reporter is covering sports teams in Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2). Living in Hanna, I am the guy who covers...

 

An economical idea

For quite some time, it has been apparent that one of the major economic drivers for Saratoga and the Upper North Platte Valley has been tourism. While both the extraction and energy industries have been top employers in the area, many locals are emp...

 

Thoughts of a Warm Destination

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love warm weather. I think it goes back to the fact that I lived in Houston from ages three to 10. Before that, it was Florida for a year. Plus, even after my...

 

Fall forward or spring back?

“Time is an illusion.” ~ Albert Einstein Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially ended on Sunday with our clocks falling back an hour. This gave those of us sleeping an extra hour of rest and those...

 

Healing Hawaii

When I first went to the state of Hawaii, it was to stay on the island of Maui. It was my first trip away from the U.S. mainland and it was exotic in so many ways. The people were incredibly friendly...

 

There's still a place for local news

“I didn’t get my newspaper this week. Did my subscription run out?” Pick any random week following the publication of the Saratoga Sun and there may be someone walking into the office asking thi...

 

Some Halloween tips

While the snow we keep on receiving makes it appear that winter cut the line ahead of fall, we are still very much in the autumn season. Next week, Valley residents should prepare themselves for quite a fright. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be out...

 

Technology giving us more freedom or taking it away

Probably like a lot of people, he internet is key to my job. When it goes down, I find myself thinking how screwed I am for the day. This technology and other types that didn’t exist as recent as...

 

JJ Buckle did it!

At a recent workshop for my church, I learned about JJ BUCKLE. There are fourteen traits and attributes that every leader in any field possess. JJ BUCKLE DID IT! is an acronym used to remember all the traits. Turns out the US Marine Corp uses a sligh...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 9, 2019

What it takes to call Wyoming home

This past weekend was one of those rare times when there wasn’t an event that I needed to cover nor were there any home games. With that in mind, and my birthday on Monday, my family and I decided...

 

Ask and you shall receive

The Park Last Wednesday, I had a day that made me love Carbon County a little bit more. My morning started having me take stock of our town parks in Hanna. I am on the Recreation Board and that...

 

Airport questions

Dear Editor, I have read with interest the latest news (Sept. 25) about Saratoga finances and the questions being raised by council member Mr. Jon Nelson. I also ready with interest the week before about the $80,000 being the responsibility of...

 

No pain, no gain

Change is difficult. It can be painful most of the time and, when moving forward, mistakes are going to be made. While this is something that I have been aware of in the past, it has been made very...

 

Don't use the word Communist lightly

This week’s column was going to be about my constant battle with the wildlife attacking my gardens. Not really a new subject, but the past couple weeks have made me uneasy to the point that my column is not going to about the battle of the...

 

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