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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... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 20, 2021 

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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


Housing crunch needs a solution

A housing crunch in Carbon County is hard to believe for me. I live in Hanna where housing always seemed available but it is here along with almost every town in the county. How long is anyone’s gue...


Reality check

It is often easy to forget how insulated our communities are in the Platte Valley until something happens which seems to shatter that peacefulness to which we’ve been so accustomed. I am reminded...


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...

 By Micky Jones    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Small Town Joys

I had the wonderful privilege of attending the Riverside Party this Saturday. Though many events were happening over the weekend, a lot turned for the small population of 52. While many may see the...


Liz Cheney is putting Wyoming in national media spotlight

It’s hard to imagine that any Wyoming politician has ever been in the national media spotlight as much as our current U. S. Rep. Liz Cheney – except for when her father was vice president, of course. Folks from national media have been driving...


A Great County Fair

My father may not be on this earth any longer, but I’m pretty sure he is looking down from above, very happy I eventually moved to Carbon County. Do I think that is because of the beautiful... Full story


The end of 'Afghanistanism' in our lifetime – is it about time or what?

Yes, it is time to get out of our 20-year never-ending war in Afghanistan. But first, let me tell a bit about editorial writing, including how the name of this far-off country relates to it. Three decades ago, when I was a hell-on-wheels editorial...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Here, there and everywhere

Is it just me or did this summer fly by at the speed of light? I’m struggling to process the fact school begins in less than two weeks—August 23—let alone the fact July 4 was a month ago and we...


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