Thermopolis Independent Record


July 24, 2014

  • Hot summer temperatures have been here and will continue for a while so the Hot Springs County Safe Kids, HSC Sheriff’s Office and HSC Public Health are joining forces to urge residents here to be wary of the dangers of heatstroke, especially among younger children left unattended in vehicles. According to a Safe Kids press release, “17 children have already died this year” nationwide of heatstroke from being left in vehicles. Since 1998, more than 623 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle. Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of noncrash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young children are particularly at risk as their body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s does. When a child’s internal temperature reaches 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down. When that child’s temperature hits 107 degrees, death can occur. Because of this and because cars heat up so quickly – 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes – tragedies can happen faster than you think.

  • Nearly 700 leftover full-priced elk, deer and antelope licenses that were not sold on the scheduled leftover license sales date will go on sale first-come, first-served today (Thursday) at 8 a.m. The licenses are available to both residents and nonresidents online through the Game and Fish website or at license-selling agents and Game and Fish offices. For approximately an hour on July 10, hunters purchasing group licenses were not receiving a confirmation of their purchase. Not knowing their licenses had actually been purchased prompted many of the applicants to reattempt their group purchase. Those additional purchases continued to decrease the remaining licenses and prevented some other hunters from purchasing a license.



Jerry Wilson, who lives in Modersville, Mich., washes his Plymouth Prowler before joining the caravan of 19 such vehicles last Thursday morning on a drive over the Big Horn Mountains. – Joe Sova photo


Dan Boyd and wife Grace head out toward Cody on Highway 120 on Thursday, July 17. Dan claims to be the “last circuit-riding preacher” left in America. He has visited 25 states and plans on going to Billings, Mont., after Cody, riding about 17 miles at a time. – Gary Begin photo


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