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 By Micky Jones    Opinion    September 15, 2021 

Friends and Fun make the Valley

Attending a Polka Dance may not be what one thinks of as an exciting time. The Platte Valley Arts Council truly made it an event Saturday night. Though it wouldn’t be considered a high turnout the...

 

Housing crunch needs a solution

A housing crunch in Carbon County is hard to believe for me. I live in Hanna where housing always seemed available but it is here along with almost every town in the county. How long is anyone’s gue...

 

Reality check

It is often easy to forget how insulated our communities are in the Platte Valley until something happens which seems to shatter that peacefulness to which we’ve been so accustomed. I am reminded...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor, It is frustrating to read your article concerning the Saratoga Town Council’s concern for finding housing for the recruits for the police department. As the Sun pointed out in a June article, the master plan of 2016 listed affordable...

 
 By Micky Jones    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Small Town Joys

I had the wonderful privilege of attending the Riverside Party this Saturday. Though many events were happening over the weekend, a lot turned for the small population of 52. While many may see the...

 

Liz Cheney is putting Wyoming in national media spotlight

It’s hard to imagine that any Wyoming politician has ever been in the national media spotlight as much as our current U. S. Rep. Liz Cheney – except for when her father was vice president, of course. Folks from national media have been driving...

 

A Great County Fair

My father may not be on this earth any longer, but I’m pretty sure he is looking down from above, very happy I eventually moved to Carbon County. Do I think that is because of the beautiful...

 

The end of 'Afghanistanism' in our lifetime – is it about time or what?

Yes, it is time to get out of our 20-year never-ending war in Afghanistan. But first, let me tell a bit about editorial writing, including how the name of this far-off country relates to it. Three decades ago, when I was a hell-on-wheels editorial...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Here, there and everywhere

Is it just me or did this summer fly by at the speed of light? I’m struggling to process the fact school begins in less than two weeks—August 23—let alone the fact July 4 was a month ago and we...

 

20 U.S. Senators attended  Enzi funeral – unprecedented

Friday’s funeral service for former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi left no doubt about the amazingly high regard in which he was held in by his fellow U. S. senators. He was loved and respected by his Senate colleagues as he was loved and respected by the peo...

 

My vision of revision

Recently I was listening to a person I respect on many fronts, about how there are those in power trying to push revisionism of history. To me, southern boy and Virginian born guy that I am, I...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, This letter is to inform the town of Riverside that, as of July 30, 2021, I will no longer serve on the town council as a council member. My resignation is due to several things that have been done that I did not agree with and,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Goodbye 133, Hello 134

Well, here it is. The final issue of Volume No. 134, which marks 133 years the Saratoga Sun has been serving the Platte Valley. I’m not sure if other newspaper editors pay this close attention to...

 

The Joke is on me

I love music, but I can’t play a thing on any instrument, not counting chopsticks on a piano. Even then, my version is pretty shaky. I took drum lessons when I was 14, but I quickly learned I...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Just a few more changes …

What’s this? The Saratoga Sun changed format, again? If you’re reading the print edition of the Saratoga Sun this week, you’ll notice a change to how things have been the past few months. As man...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Travel near national parks  features crowds and construction

Confused Asians, crazy drunk van drivers, monstrous RVs, nervous semi drivers, and thousands (perhaps millions) of tourists were among the highlights of a recent trip to Jackson and Pinedale. We were headed north on Highway 287 to Jackson to attend...

 

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