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Honor our fallen this weekend

This weekend there’s plenty going on. School is letting out for the summer, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament is happening and temperatures...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 24, 2018 

Green grass and flowers galore

Its time to pull out the shorts and tank tops! No, wait, jeans and a sweatshirt. Oh, let me grab my...

 

Thank a peace officer

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police...

 
 By PE Straley    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Lincoln did not speak those words

The IR printed an ad(?) in a box with Abraham Lincoln’s picture listing “The 10 cannots…”.  This is false.  Abraham Lincoln never said...

 
 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...

 

Make mom feel special

This Sunday, we celebrate the ones who brought us into this world, the matriarchs, the ones who kissed our booboos, read us stories, gave us treats...

 
 By Jane Fraser    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Stuttering awareness

National Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7. Did you know more than three million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of...

 
 By Bob Blacketer    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Thank you for your help

I would like to send a big thank you to members of the Thermopolis Police Department and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office for their help and...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

You can go on the internet and find a special day or special week for almost anything these days,...

 

Kudos to all involved

The past few weeks have shattered our complacency in Hot Springs County. No longer can we say, “It can’t happen here” after an attempted murder...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Ready to make the trip

May is officially here, and among the various celebrations coming in the next few weeks graduation a...

 
 By Ray Fraser    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Put your headlights on

I have been going to write this for some time now. Today is the day. On Monday evening of the 30th it was raining pretty hard, that is for Wyoming. I...

 

Doing what we can for public safety

Things have certainly got a little crazy in town since Friday the 13th, with regard to crimes and dangerous individuals in the area. We’ve already...

 

Don't miss the spring production

I’m going to give you a little tip. Go see the high school Drama Club’s spring production,...

 

Unrefined jokes and comments not appreciated

My husband and I attended the Zaniac comedy show at the HSC high school auditorium and we were delighted to see so much audience participation....

 

Scouts learn about county government

We want our county to know our county treasurer was very helpful in helping the Webelos in our Cub Scout troop learn about our government office. It...

 

Exercise caution when burning

It certainly seems like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, giving us days in the 70s followed by snow and rain before teasing us with another...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Putting the polish on

This past week saw members of the Wyoming Tourism Board visiting for a familiarization tour and...

 

Give a voice to the kids

As with any month, there are a number of celebrations happening in April. Among them is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The local Department of Family...

 
 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...

 

Feeling of accomplishment

I finally finished a project last weekend that has taken me literally two years to accomplish. I...

 

You have one vote

As a country we are preparing ourselves for midterm elections on a national scale with 435 seats up for grabs in the House of Representatives and 34...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Ready to return home

Over the spring break, my wife and two sons took one heck of a road trip, travelling from...

 

Getting hot outside

We’re in our first full week of spring. Though snow’s still sporadic around here, it certainly isn’t staying around for long. Before we know...

 
 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....

 

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