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 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 17, 2018

A word about community support

Sixty years ago (Oh my gosh, can it be that long ago?), Cody hosted Torrington in the state championship 3A football game in a November blizzard, 38...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Pondering the big questions

Occasionally thoughts more profound than, “What’s for dinner?” and “Are you washing clothes tomorrow?” cross my mind. I visualize...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 29, 2018

The significance of Easter

After asking around amongst friends and acquaintances, it appears that April 1st is not a common or even uncommon date upon which to celebrate Easter....

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Forgiving and forgetting

I was thinking the other day about a certain family member with whom the scales are decidedly out of balance to the tune of thousands of dollars in...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 8, 2018

Bobcat wrestlers honored at end of season banquet

The state tourney brought the end of Coach C.J. Scholl's fourth season at HSCHS. "We made some real...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 1, 2018

Eleven Bobcats wrestle at state

Thermopolis sent eleven wrestlers to the 3A State Tournament in Casper, but after the first round of matches, only two remained in the championship br...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 1, 2018

Wrestlers perform well at tourney

The Thermopolis Wrestling Club saw competition this past week at the North Big Horn Folkstyle Tourna...

 

Bobcats compete at 3A East Regional Wrestling Tournament

Bobcat wrestlers competed at the 3A East Regional competition in Worland last Friday and Saturday....

 

The best of our human emotions

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of...

 

Busy week for wrestling

In one of the busiest weeks of the year for the Bobcats, they faced Lovell and Worland on their... Full story

 

Wrestlers host triangular Thursday

The Greybull Invitational eleven-team tournament included super 2A power Moorcroft who ran away... Full story

 

Wrestlers battle at Ron Thon

A busy week saw the Bobcat wrestlers entertain the Buffalo Bison at home Thursday in a dual that...

 

Wrestlers host quad Thursday

Rarely does one see the kind of domination seen at the Lander Invitational Class 3A tournament.... Full story

 

Wrestlers show strong individual performances

At midweek before his Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Pavillion for the Don Runner Memorial, Coach...

 

Wrestlers finish strong at tourney

On Jan. 5 and 6, the Bobcat wrestlers competed in the tough Shane Shatto Memorial tournament with 25 other teams in Douglas. Finishing 15th with a...

 

Wrestlers win at Worland

Christmas came early for the Bobcat wrestlers this year at Worland's "Battle in the Big Horns"...

 

Wrestlers bring home wins

Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Powell for their first competition of the season with a lot of... Full story

 

Wrestlers prepare

For the first time in many years the 2017-18 Bobcat wrestlers enter a season with a balanced... Full story

 

Community attitude

Occasionally thoughts more profound than, “What’s for dinner?” and , “Are you washing clothes tomorrow?” cross my mind. I visualize happenin...

 

Songs bring back memories

The other day while working out, my attention was suddenly focused on an oldie/goldie, “Donna”, that brought into my memory the picture of a...

 

Opportunities for all

A couple of weeks ago, I penned a salute to the liberals who had promoted some of the minor things we have in our country such as free public...

 

Idealistic progressives?

A friend of mine writing for the state paper concluded a litany of experiences growing up in the early days of the 20th century including the...

 

Bringing home a bit of Thermopolis

People who study cultures have often written and maintained the “territoriality” of groups they study. That seems to me to be a very elitist way...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Do words count?

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it repeatedly; words count. As a retired English and writing teacher, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve us...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Peace of mind

Recently I had the pleasure of renewing my bridge partnership with a close personal friend from Worland. We competed (not too well unfortunately) in...

 

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