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 By Ezra Boileau    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

On the topic of Climate Change

Before we jump into addressing climate change misconceptions, I want to make known that I am not trying to attack anyone’s personal beliefs or opinions about climate change. The misconceptions addressed in this column are some of the most common I...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

Crossing over

As we draw ever closer to Wyoming’s primary elections, the term “crossover voting” is on the tongues of Republicans and Democrats alike. For those who are unaware, crossover voting is when...

 

Thanks for the donuts

Dear Editor, Before social media, the best way to for organizations to promote local events was through posters hung in the windows of businesses.  Fred Williams volunteered to deliver these posters on his daily round about town.  One day,...

 

Fountain of Youth located

To the Editor of the Saratoga Sun, We recently visited your lovely valley and were so pleased to find two museums of such depth. We are both history fiends and visit every museum and historical site we can. Both the Saratoga Museum and the GEM were...

 

Australia, take two

The first time in Australia convinced me. I needed to spend more time in the land down under. My plan was to work a summer in Wyoming, which the Hotel Wolf granted, and then head back to land of...

 
 By Ezra Boileau    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Howdy Folks!

My name is Ezra Boileau, and I am a summer intern with the Saratoga Sun. While the newness of this position makes me nothing short of green, I am excited for the opportunity to meet people and gain journalism experience under the guidance of Josh...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Farewell, Freddie

Last week, Saratoga lost yet another person who was a long-time fixture of the area. In my experience, there were very few people who didn’t know Fred “Freddie” Williams. It was never difficult...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Australia on the mind

Recently I have been watching the Australian TV show “Roar” that was filmed during 1997-99 in Queensland. I was a bit surprised when I found the DVD series because I didn’t know the show had...

 
 By Micky Jones    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Liliacs: Love Them or Loathe Them

A lovely time of year in Wyoming is when the lilac bushes are in full bloom. The smell is intoxicating and the Valley becomes vibrant in colorful flowers. The common lilac can grow in multiple...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Something needs to change

Last week, my son finished the 2nd grade. We counted down the days with him until school was finished. On Wednesday morning, I hugged my son a little tighter while we were waiting for the bus. Last...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Graduates: don't fear failure

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald This weekend, the seniors of Carbon County School District No. 2 will walk into their respective schools for the final...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Advice to grads: Follow your dreams but keep your day job

Holy cow, where do I start? I have been writing these “advice to graduate” columns for almost four decades and each year some of the main points remain constant.  For example, go find some mentors.  Also, if you fail, move on.  You are young...

 
 By Micky Jones    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Summer is just around the corner

With school finishing up and the weather getting warm summer is preparing to make an appearance in The Valley. I wouldn’t say the busiest time of year, yet there’s certainly a lot of fun to be...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Unintended Consequences

I came across the two pack DVD movie special recently that was so cheap I couldn’t really pass it up. One movie I had not seen and the other had been many years ago. The combo pack was the two...

 

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...

 

Events ordinance needs more time

Saratoga is growing. This is a fact. Whether you look at the updated signs at Saratoga Town Limits, try to find a home to buy or place to rent the evidence is there. With growth also comes change. Ten years ago, an agreement was reached between the...

 

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...

 

Your community needs you

Do you have what it takes to be a public servant? Next week—May 12—marks the start of the filing period for the 2022 Primary Election. In recent elections, the Saratoga Sun has encouraged our readers to head to the polls in both primary and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 5, 2022

The invisible struggle

“Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ~ Shaun David Hutchinson Normally, I try to avoid...

 

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