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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...

 

The world has enough 7-11s

I was crushed a couple of weeks ago when someone sent me a picture on Facebook of the building that housed my restaurant in Taichung, Taiwan. This beautiful Mediterranean style building, which was hom...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 22, 2020

The repetition of history

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant.” ~ John...

 

Against required masks

Editor, Open Letter to Jim Copeland, Superintendent of School District #2. Recent orders requiring students to wear masks has been circulating and as a concerned citizen of this Valley, here are scientific studies showing the extreme adverse effects...

 

Culture Not to Be Lost

Writing for the Saratoga Sun the past three years has increased my knowledge on history and culture of Carbon County and its effect on Wyoming, if the not the U.S., in a manner I never appreciated...

 

Happy about 4th

Editor, With all of the turmoil throughout the United States, the protests, the tearing down of various historic statues and monuments, the Upper Platte Valley showed the true silent majority in this Great Country. The crowd at the 4th of July...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Wide awake at 2 a.m. or 'Why so many fireworks?'

I hate to admit it, but I must be getting older for my age. While I’ll be turning 34 in October, this July 4 has me feeling sort of like a curmudgeon in regards to the amount of fireworks I heard...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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