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Questions monument

Editor, I recently read an article from your paper regarding the explosions at Number 1 mine in Hanna in 1903 and 1908. I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry at the mention of donkeys pulling the loaded mine carts out of the mine. Perhaps you s...

 

Calling for responsible gun ownership

Editor, Gun ownership has always been a given in Wyoming. Both political parties support it. Hunter safety classes are in our schools and children are raised hunting for food and recreation. Many of us have hunted and owned guns all our lives. But...

 

Wyo Laffs Apologizes

Dear Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and citizens of Saratoga,   Wyo Laffs was hired to be the entertainment at your annual banquet on Thursday March 10th.   During Don’s performance many of your members were offended by his jokes. This was your...

 

The dangers of tribalism

Editor, World peace remains elusive, thus raising the question of whether it is possible. Even peace within our country is in question. For tribalism is continuing to tear us apart. Unless we learn to view and treat each other each other with...

 

Waxing poetic

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME “SHOW” Did you happen to see that halftime “Show”? At least they called it that. It did not make much sense to me. I thought it just fell flat. I did not understand it - that football halftime show. Those folks were...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

More wind energy talk

Dear Editor, Our county is 20 years late to address some basic issues affecting quality of life for our citizens and visitors alike. We are about to get run-over by the big Green New Deal Electric Microbus. The lemmings following politically correct...

 

Former publisher offers advice

Okay, Sun editor, you asked for it and I’m ready to give it to you. (see “Against the Grain” by Josh Wood on page 4 of April 15, 2021 issue of the Saratoga Sun) Right off, I want to compliment you on last week’s column, it’s the best...

 

Health fairs support local groups

Dear Editor, For the past 20+ years, the Valley Service Organization and the Sorority in Encampment, (Xi Beta Delta), has hosted the yearly Wyoming Health Fair/Blood Draw. It is our pleasure to provide low cost services again this year. In 2020 we...

 

Not so green energy?

Dear Editor, The arctic air mass that descended on Texas vividly illustrated the future of our country with the renewed push by leftists to cripple our capitalist economies. Subsidized renewable energy investments embraced by electricity generating...

 

Chamber kudos

Dear Editor, It has been six years since I attended an ice fishing derby. This year I volunteered to help with registration Saturday morning. With Stacy Crimmins being the director for so many years, you expect to see a few glitches for a first...

 

Reader in support of masks

Dear Editor, WE ARE SUCH A SELFISH PEOPLE! I am ashamed. Get smart people. The facts about Covid are facts. The science and health people do know what they are saying. Quit listening to the drivel that must be out there from what the youth had to...

 

Museums are valued

Editor, The overwhelming victory of the Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District in the recent general election is a victory for all museums in Carbon County. What this win for the Saratoga Museum tells us is that people in our communities value and...

 

Thankful for support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the newly formed Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District, I want to thank everyone who worked to pass the ballot measure that will help fund the preservation of our shared heritage. There are so many people who were involved in...

 

Below the Saratoga standard

Editor, I am compelled to write this letter based on the actions of thugs that have decided to embark on mischief here in Saratoga. I believe the citizens of Saratoga have a standard of acceptable behavior that has been challenged. If you are one of...

 

Opposes museum district

Editor, As I run my hand through the wool chaps, I imagine cow punching during the winter months in 1890. Seeing the beaver pelt, I wonder if trading amongst Native Americans and town folk always went well for the Mountain Men. Exploring the...

 

Against masks at sports

Editor, The ongoing restrictions regarding indoor attendance numbers mandated by Governor Gordon, on the advice of Dr. Alexia Harrist-WY State Health Officer, obviously affects state-wide public school sporting events. These mandates are adopted by...

 

Credit where its due, Memories Correction

Dear Editor, Dr. Osborne did have the remains of “Big Nose George” Parrot, one the two outlaws who killed Robert Widdowfield and Tip Vincent. Parrot’s remains were stored in a barrel. Some of the skin of Parrot was used to make a pair of shoes...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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