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Welcome to Thermopolis!

We’re very happy that you’ve chosen our neck of the woods to experience this dramatic celestial event and we’re hoping to show you a great time...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

The time is finally here

The final planning meetings are being held, hotels and campgrounds continue to fill their empty...

 

Live in the present, do not worry about the future

With all due respect to the one who wrote the eclipse is not a chance happening. The eclipse is nothing less than a part of God’s great creation,...

 

A look at things to come

This past week was certainly a busy one, with the Gift of the Waters Pageant, Big Horn Basin Folk Festival and Kiwanis Craft Fair providing plenty to...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Remembering those who serve

Annually, as we approach another Perseids Meteor Shower in August, I am reminded of a day back in 2000, and a wildfire. It was August 11. The Kates...

 

Wyoming is an open carry state

A Thermopolis councilman expressed his concerns about problems residents and tourists might face during the weekend of the eclipse. I thought they wer...

 

The eclipse is not a chance happening

Like a lot of other people I am looking forward to seeing the total eclipse on the 21st. I’ll watch it from my back porch. This is not a random...

 

Put your best foot forward

Growing up we were always told to “put your best foot forward.” Today’s generation hears “dress for the job you want.” Both phrases should...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 3, 2017

It's the little things

Last weekend I took the opportunity to do something I haven’t in . . . I can’t remember when. I...

 
 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 Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Intrigued by martial law concept

I am intrigued by Hanes W. Hall’s letter, putting forth the concept of the possibility of the imposition of “martial law” by the president....

 

What is economic development?

Several times a month someone asks me what economic development is, or does. While economic development is unique to each community, there are basic...

 

Come see the animals and the artistry

Next week, the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds will be busy as the 2017 County Fair gets into full swing. Of course, youth involved with the fair will...

 
 By B.J. Sondeno    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Response requested to cannabis letter

I wrote to our local Wyoming House Representative on the subject of cannabis in the Bible and have received zero responses to my multiple attempts at...

 
 By Hanes W. Hall    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Martial law comment

If the President declared martial law it would be too late for every voter to notify state and federal government of their own personal...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Only four more weeks until school starts

I know the kids are going to hate hearing this, but its just four more weeks til school starts!...

 

Stay informed on fire restrictions

Heat. Heat. And more Heat. Welcome to summer in Wyoming! While we love to complain about the cold in the winter, we’re also pretty vocal about the h...

 

Community encouraged to participate in county fair

Hot Springs County Fair is fast approaching! The fair board is calling for entries for building and livestock open class exhibits. The community is...

 
 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...

 

Still more summer to go

It’s no secret that big chain stores and even some smaller businesses quickly get their products for the next season or holiday out just as soon as...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 13, 2017

We'll always be Bobcats

This is one of my most favorite weekends in Thermopolis -- All Class Reunion! Every year, Bobcats...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Smile, you're on...

Last week I made the annual trip to PBS to watch their presentation of “A Washington Fourth.” I was particularly pleased that the “Beachboys”...

 

Cheers to the red, white and blue

Wow. Once again, the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department entertained the crowds with a spectacular fireworks show. Sometimes, they don’t get all...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 6, 2017

The good and bad of the river

This past weekend afforded me an interesting opportunity, as well as a reminder, to witness duality...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Fishing for answers

Sixty plus years ago, Dad and I would arise at 4 a.m. in Torrington and have our lines in the water by first light at Glendo. We caught a ton (slight...

 

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