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 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Funny how we change

Columns sometimes come easy and sometimes they are a struggle. So I was pleased to be about three quarters into a column on “Spring” that was coming out pretty well a few weeks back. Then I got...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Today's grads face both head wind and a tail wind

Today’s grads face one of the most uncertain times in history.  I call it a merging of two seemingly mutually-exclusive ideas – they have a tail wind behind them PLUS a head wind facing them.  The tail wind is the fact that there just are not...

 

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...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 5, 2021

A severe case of the Mondays

Murphy’s Law posits “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. A lesser known fact is that Murphy’s Law almost always coincides with a Monday. This is a fundamental basis of our universe,...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 5, 2021

What you do when things go 'bump' in the night

My nervous “afraid of the dark” wife is amazed that her brave husband will get up in the middle of the night to check out all the strange noises she hears. This has been going on for more than half a century and, frankly, even I am impressed by m...

 

Come on spring

Every year around this time, I start feeling the call of spring even though warm weather is still a bit of dream. understand why I get like this. Where I grew up in Maryland, by this time in April,...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 28, 2021

My Wyoming bucket list for 2021 includes all of the Cowboy State

There are literally millions of Americans who will be visiting Wyoming this summer seeking out those secret spots. I will be one of them. This column is my annual “Wyoming Bucket List” of those places that I have always wanted to visit. Some of...

 

Wyoming wind power sticky subject

Dear Editor, Wind power in Carbon County has been much more contentious than what was covered in the Weickum article, History documentation is dependent on who tells the story. This paper (Sun) illustrates that with the old news excerpts of mining...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Drink more water, you noodle!

I really picked a heck of a week to reduce my caffeine consumption. Since I’ve been at the Saratoga Sun, it has not been uncommon for me to drink anywhere from three to five cups of coffee in a...

 

Thank you for your public service

It’s not easy serving the public. This was made clear on April 6, when Bob Keel resigned his position from the Saratoga Town Council. Keel, in his resignation letter, stated that he was choosing his family over the council. The Saratoga Sun...

 

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...

 

You can't count the virus out yet

It is hard to believe that a year ago I was in quarantine for a virus that people were just learning about. I remember being told because I had symptoms to stay home and assume I had it by health offi...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Here comes the Sun

If you’re reading a physical copy of this week’s Saratoga Sun and you’ve made it to page 4, you’ve likely noticed that things are a little different. Change, it is said, is the only constant...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 7, 2021

What's affordable?

I will admit that there are times when I don’t want to recognize how much Saratoga has been growing in recent years. Part of me wants the sleepy little town I remember from middle school and high...

 

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...

 

How it could have been different

Recently, I did a series of interviews with people that work on family ranches. The subject matter was interesting and I learned a lot. During several of the interviews I mentioned that I came from fa...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Who cancelled what now?

I’ve been hearing that there’s some outrage about cancel culture and that we need to “cancel cancel culture” and, honestly, I couldn’t agree more. The disservice that was done to The Dixie...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Is it time for bold action in the Cowboy State?

Even though the idea of Wyoming spending a billion dollars on a gigantic swath of land had some of us scratching our heads about one year ago – well, at least you had to give the project (and Govenor Mark Gordon) high marks for bold imagination. Th...

 

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