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 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 1, 2020 

Covid destroying Wyoming traditions

Wyoming, in several ways, has been forever changed. The new systems and techniques put into place during the last 100 days will continue on into the future, I predict. The biggest things will be state wide meetings being held with Zoom, distance... Full story

 

Museum issue complex

Editor, Thank you, Saratoga Sun, for printing the map of the special museum district proposed by the Saratoga Museum and Historical Association and for covering discussion of this proposal at recent Carbon County Commissioners’ meetings. To avoid... Full story

 

Lesson learned

I have said before, most people haven’t had as many roommates as myself. My last column I went over the ones I had before marriage. I couldn’t even try to put them all in one sitting. So I ended...

 

Reminder to elected officials

Dear Editor, I would like to remind the elected officials of our town that it is their duty and responsibility to answer to the constituency. Questions from other council members are not an inconvenience to be overcome; they are means to...

 

The cost of COVID

Dear Editor, Black Lives Matter marches and protests around the country have had a secondary significant benefit beyond raising social awareness of race related issues in our society. It has put our elected officials in a position that they have...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 17, 2020

What is Juneteenth?

Something I have always found interesting is the amount one can learn after having graduated from school. Of course, there is plenty to learn in school and there is only so much time to fit in mathema...

 

Roommate Influence

I believe our personalities are a cumulation of exposure to different people that have impact on us. Family is usually a given. My family definitely has influenced me as well as friends. Then there... Full story

 

Time to act now

Editor, You only need turn on your TV News to understand that America stands poised on the brink of a violent explosive period in race relations. We are experiencing that the problem of race relations in the United States cuts to the very core of our...

 

Residents deserve a voice

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell We are all being trained to believe out voice does not matter. Between media censoring people, social media harassing you, and our...

 

An angel at the right time

To the editor of the Saratoga Sun, In April my husband and I were called to Laramie to say goodbye to my Papa. He had been taken to a hospice there when he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. My husband and I travel a lot because of his job so we...

 

Save the Saratoga Musuem

Dear Editor, Establishing a local museum to preserve our rich history and heritage is hard, but not nearly as tough as maintaining one. A bold statement, yet I feel I can back it up having help found...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 3, 2020

A life of service and dedication

“Service is the measure of greatness; it always has been true; it is true today, and it always will be true, that he is greatest who does the most good.” ~ William Jennings Bryan Being the son of... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 3, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, what on earth do you advise to 2020 graduates?

Wow, what on earth would you say to a graduate this year about his or her future? Here in the age of COVID-19, there is more uncertainty now than any time during my lifetime.  With 33,000,000 Americans out of work, these are bigger joblessness... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 27, 2020

With restrictions easing, the tourists are coming

With energy and ag experiencing tough times, this was the year that tourism was going to help the Wyoming economy soar. And then came the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in our lifetimes, the whole world shut down. Wyoming is a destination...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 20, 2020

The Normalcy of Dandelions

I have no illusions that life is going to go back to normal any time soon. Wyoming, the United States and the world, can start opening businesses that have been closed, but it doesn’t take away that... Full story

 

Get involved in NRMP

Dear Editor, Time to get involved folks! This is a call to the voices of all Carbon County residents to provide input based on your personal expertise, knowledge, experience and desire to develop the Natural Resources Management Plan for Carbon... Full story

 

Founded on mature decisions

The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. ~ Malcolm X If meetings of the Saratoga Town Council w... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 6, 2020

So, what will you remember about the Pandemic of 2020?

As a journalist, covering the pandemic has been possibly the biggest story of my life. That is the main thing I will remember about this crazy period. I reached out to some other interesting folks and asked them what they will remember: World...

 

Plea to Governor Gordon

Dear Governor Gordon, May I ask who cuts your hair? I assume someone in Cheyenne - or someplace close to there. When I see you on the TV your hair looks mighty good. If I just knew who dun’ that I think mine also could. Indeed, it is a long ol...

 

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