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Keeping Track of Time

Probably one of the smartest things I have ever done was start to keep a journal my senior year of college. I can’t say it was my idea. A friend of mine was relentless in keeping track of her day... Full story


Time to rethink depression

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” ~Antho... Full story


Hanna fire brings perspective

I thought it would be clever to write my thoughts on Saturday as I waited to see if I was going to have to be evacuated due to the 316 fire and the potential of losing pretty much everything I owned.... Full story


The danger of tribal politics

Editor, An American historian once defined our national politics as the “systematic organization of hatreds.” Although this observation was made years ago, it is just as true today. In 2020, who you hate is who you are. Our parties today are...


Representation Matters

“Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges while the foolis... Full story


Credit where it's due

To the Editor: The staff of the Carbon County Museum have been following Mike Armstrong’s recent series of articles about the county’s museums and historical sites with great interest. It is wonderful that someone is taking the time to call...


Defund welfare

Editor, I’m all for defunding! Defunding welfare so you can’t riot, burn, loot, steal assault and throw urine, feces, rocks and explosives at police when you have to work for a living. Wake up, America. Left unchecked, these lovelies will soon...


Four women in headlines after Wyoming primary elections

National history concerning women was made in Wyoming last Tuesday – and it occurred on the 100th anniversary of national suffrage for women. You just cannot make this up. The four major party candidates for U. S. Senator and U. S. Representative... Full story


Regrets projection

Dear Editor, Since elected to serve on the Saratoga Town Council, I have strived to encourage public discourse and to promote civic engagement. I believe our best council meetings are the ones when the room is full, when citizens are vocal, when...


Move forward

Dear Editor, There is an old expression that says if you are in a hole and want to get out quit digging. The controversy in the City Council of the “missing” $3.7 million is without question a hole. But it is not a hole that is likely to be...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Signed, sealed … delivered?

For many, the post office is simply another stop in the continual errands that are to be run throughout the day. Others, meanwhile, treat it as a sort of community gathering spot where they talk with... Full story


Appreciate the roads

Going to work the other day, I had to stop for road work a couple miles outside of Hanna and then, again, in between Walcott Junction and Saratoga. I was a little annoyed because I wanted to get to...


Teubner bows out

Editor, I write this today with a heavy heart to share a decision that has not been easy for me to make but, I find it necessary to withdraw my name for the Saratoga Town Council election. I have heard from so many Saratoga residents who have given...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Each week a victory

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon Well, here we are.  The first issue of Volume No. 134. Here at the Saratoga Sun, this new volume means closing... Full story


Where credit is due

Dear Editor, Thanks for publishing histories of area museums in Carbon County. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Although I appreciate the article concerning founding of the Saratoga Hist...


Museum invite

To the Editor, I very much enjoyed Mike Armstrong’s article in the Sun (July 29) concerning the museums of Carbon County. I was dismayed, however, to read Dick Perue’s comments concerning his reluctance to make contributions to the Carbon County...


Want change? Run for office

The date of the 2020 Primary Election draws ever closer and, soon, voters will be going to the ballot to make their choice on who they want to move forward to the General Election to represent them. While there are plenty of choices on the national... Full story


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