Thermopolis Independent Record


August 28, 2014

  • The first official meeting for the school year of the Hot Springs County School District Number #1 Board of Trustees was held last Thursday, marking the start of the busiest time of year for the board. Reports were given by each of the principals, Deb Brown from Ralph Witters Elementary (RWE), Breez Daniels with the middle school and new principal Scott Shoop from the high school, on how summer school went this year. According to Brown, summer school went from July 7 – 30 with a focus on academics Monday through Wednesday. Thursday, students were offered a choice between the Lights On offering for the day or staying at the school and doing fun things with math, science and other projects geared toward giving them a jumpstart into the school year.

  • On September 5, the Honorable Robert E. Skar will sign the final order in the Big Horn River General Adjudication, a water rights case filed on January 24, 1977. The waters involved include Wind River/Big Horn River drainage basins, Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River and Shoshone River. Falling within Wyoming Water Division III, the adjudication dealt with water rights held by the Wind River Indian Reservation, and water rights in eight Wyoming counties, parts of Yellowstone National Park, Shoshone and Big Horn National Forests, East Fork Winter Elk Pasture, Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area, and Bureau of Land Management federal lands. Gayla Mead-Ellis of Thermopolis, administrative assistant, has been working on the Big Horn River Adjudication since 1986. The Big Horn River Adjudication is one of many western general stream adjudications in the United States. Many of the decisions rendered in this case have been cited or relied upon in other states.



More than 1,000 turtles were dumped into the Big Spring at Hot Springs State Park Saturday by the Rotary Club of Thermopolis in their annual turtle race that raises money for future projects. -Gary Bégin photo


Hot Springs County High School Athletic Director Brandon Deromedi addresses the throng of parents and student athletes gathered in the gym last Tuesday, Aug. 19. Deromedi introduced the various team coaches and explained the necessary paperwork required by the school in order for students to compete in their respective sports.
– Gary Bégin photo


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