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 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 1, 2021 

Finding common decency

When I get the time, I like to listen to podcasts. In years prior, when I had a longer commute to work, it was something I did on a regular basis in my car. Now, I try to do it when I’m driving to...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    December 1, 2021 

Wyoming themed Christmas gifts

The experts said shop early this year for Christmas, so in that spirit we offer our annual list of Wyoming-themed gifts.  But we do not have to worry about supply chains or products being stranded off some California port – these gifts are...

 

Finding new memories

Last weekend I went to see my step-dad, who is in assisted living. They had just lifted the ban on visitors at the rehabilitation nursing center he lives at in Fort Collins. Earlier in the week my...

 

Be the change for the Holidays

With many holidays quickly upon us, it seems time to gather those closest to us and begin preparations for celebrations. Celebrations can mean a variety of things; gathering at a relative’s home,...

 

Against Critical Race Theory

Editor, I commend the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees for unanimously adopting a resolution addressing the teaching of Critical Race Theory. Your resolution takes aggressive pro-active action against a divisive, destructive...

 

For Critical Race Theory

Dear Editor, As long as I can remember, truth has been feared.. But, our educational system is the cornerstone of our country and it is important that we teach our children the facts. With few exceptions teachers have been very diligent about doing...

 

It is time for movies

I have always enjoyed Western movies, for the most part, but I have to admit, in recent weeks I have become almost addicted to them. It started when I bought two different collections. One was a...

 

Walking the talk

It isn’t a secret how busy the intersection of 1st Street and Bridge Avenue in Saratoga is on any given day.  Wyoming Highway 130, which becomes 1st Street once it enters town limits, is the route to the Snowy Range, the Sierra Madres and...

 

An answer is needed for housing

If there’s one thing I can agree with the Saratoga Town Council on when it comes to the issue of income-based housing, it’s there is no quick or easy answer. To be honest, I don’t think anyone...

 

Who is the Heart of The Valley

The past few weeks I have been privileged to meet so many interesting people in the Platte Valley. From people who have lived their entire lives here to people born in countries overseas who have...

 

The Purity of a Community

It is sometimes hard for me not to miss the life I had overseas because, often, it was a lot of fun. At one point I was writing for a magazine where my job was going to different nightclubs in Taipei...

 

Be careful what you wish for

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” ~ Philip K. Dick Growing up, I often thought...

 

Don't let crowds stop you from visiting Yellowstone

(Part 1 of 2 parts) In Yellowstone, the voice of authority is a young gal with a bullhorn telling people to move along. We ran into them on three occasions during our 11-hour drive through the park Friday, Sept. 17. The first two times, the gals had...

 

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...

 

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