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Letter to the Editor

Editor, I would like to respond to a couple of comments from the August 1st edition of The Saratoga Sun’s coverage of the political forums: “I think we are over training or over requiring on some of those requirements” and, “It doesn’t...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor, Heads up Saratoga. Our landfill will not accept any plastic for recycling. Any plastic taken to the Saratoga Landfill along with any glass will be buried. Please don’t blame the landfill attendant, Steve. He is just doing what his boss,...

 

Keeping Carbon County quirky

Fairly recently I have run some photos of the Carey sisters. These photos ran for two weeks in a row because they showed up for both the Independence Day celebrations Saratoga held and the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Be an ambassador

The Good Times Valley has a lot to offer people both from out-of-town and out-of-state. We are home to a number of inclusive resorts, the only hot springs outside of Yellowstone and Thermopolis and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I cannot believe the Saratoga Sun staff is endorsing having children play with fireworks. I had to look twice in the photos of Medicine Bow, when I saw small children playing with fireworks and then saw it was supervised by the Medicine...

 

An explosive idea

Medicine Bow recently demonstrated what we at the Saratoga Sun feel is a good idea. The town allowed children and adults alike to play with fireworks. The reason this was allowed is that the county, despite having a fireworks ban, cedes authority to...

 

Remember the teachers

I was out in my garden last Sunday afternoon and did a twist of my back somehow and by the evening, I was in major pain. Gut wrenching torture, that made me want to puke; I couldn’t walk for more th...

 

Groggy notes, or, the Zorro of the Saratoga Sun

I occasionally have to do what we call “inserting.” It’s fairly self explanatory but I’ll fill you in anyway. We upload the Saratoga Sun to the press in Cheyenne Tuesday afternoons and when...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Little pay and no glory

On June 28, a shooter claimed five lives at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. after he shot out the front window of the building that housed the newspaper and roamed the newsroom with a shotgun....

 

Carbon County makes you tough

It is no secret I have lived in a fair amount of places in my life, but I really don't think I have ever lived an area that can have such different weather that is less than 40 miles apart. This...

 

Caring enough to participate

School is out, Memorial Day has passed and summer has arrived in an even numbered year. This signals, among other things, the beginning of the campaign season for elections. The deadline for filing as a candidate in the midterm primary elections was...

 

Space ain't what it used to be

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade (the 1960s) and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Talk is cheap (or free), until it's not

“Somewhere along the line we started misinterpreting the First Amendment and this idea of the freedom of speech the amendment grants us. We are free to speak as we choose without fear of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 30, 2018

The perks and pitfalls of celebrity

When writing a column, way too often, I start on a topic and as I put the idea in words, I find myself waylaid by another theme. Then I realize I want to do a column on the new concept. So the other...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Where did the water cooler go?

At one time (not that long ago) there were three major television stations (okay, four if you count PBS) and everyone watched something on one of those stations. The next day, workers would “gather...

 

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