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 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 2, 2020 

Being thankful for the breaks

“Josh, do you know how long it’s been since we’ve put out a 12 page paper?” It’s mid-afternoon on Monday. Mike Armstrong and Dana Davis ask me this question when it’s well after noon and I...

 

Change is tough but worth facing

You would never know it- given that I have changed jobs, homes and residences in countries like some people change jeans but I really don’t like change. I am a guy that gets set in his ways and...

 

Emotions running high about potential COVID-19 restrictions

It looks like a whole lot of people in Wyoming are fired up about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths here in the Cowboy State. Gov. Mark Gordon was about as emotional and angry as we have seen him during his press conference Nov. 13. He...

 

It's tough to lose

The hardest part of my job by far is going up to a coach who has just lost a big game. There have been occasions that the loss was so painful, I could see tears in the eyes of the players as they...

 

Museums are valued

Editor, The overwhelming victory of the Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District in the recent general election is a victory for all museums in Carbon County. What this win for the Saratoga Museum tells us is that people in our communities value and...

 

Thankful for support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the newly formed Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District, I want to thank everyone who worked to pass the ballot measure that will help fund the preservation of our shared heritage. There are so many people who were involved in...

 

When are unofficial results official?

Inserted in this week’s Saratoga Sun, and available on the Saratoga Sun website, are unofficial election results. This is a service that we have provided to our readers for, at least, the past...

 

American, regardless of party

When we at the Saratoga Sun write columns, it is our opinion or take on a subject, and not the newspaper’s stance. I try to steer clear of topics that deal with politics in general because we are...

 

Below the Saratoga standard

Editor, I am compelled to write this letter based on the actions of thugs that have decided to embark on mischief here in Saratoga. I believe the citizens of Saratoga have a standard of acceptable behavior that has been challenged. If you are one of...

 

Opposes museum district

Editor, As I run my hand through the wool chaps, I imagine cow punching during the winter months in 1890. Seeing the beaver pelt, I wonder if trading amongst Native Americans and town folk always went well for the Mountain Men. Exploring the...

 

Legals: A light in the shadows

Wyoming legislators, under the guise of “cost saving measures” for local governments, are again attempting to remove vital legal notices from the pages of your local newspaper. Though the Wyoming Legislature is not in session and many legislators...

 

Against masks at sports

Editor, The ongoing restrictions regarding indoor attendance numbers mandated by Governor Gordon, on the advice of Dr. Alexia Harrist-WY State Health Officer, obviously affects state-wide public school sporting events. These mandates are adopted by...

 

What a nickname can mean

About three weeks ago, I was at the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School football field. It was the second game at home and I was walking by the EMT crew that was nearby the ambulance to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Loving what I do

A few weeks ago the 1st grade class from Saratoga Elementary School was getting a tour of downtown Saratoga from Sherry McCay, a volunteer with the Saratoga Museum. As they made their way down Bridge...

 

Cowboy state outback took a beating during the summer

Wyoming’s gigantic back yard—its national forests and wilderness areas—took a mighty beating this summer as Americans tried to escape from urban areas and get away from the scourge of the COVID-19 virus. From one end of Wyoming to the other,...

 

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