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Nature's light show

While nature’s light show on Sunday night was more spectacular than any man-made fireworks, it is a strong reminder of just how dry the conditions...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 12, 2018 

Let's keep it going

Well, the PRCA Rodeo and fireworks show have come and gone, and both drew a crowd, but the summer...

 

We'll still be here

Last week saw the killing of five people at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, as someone opened fire with a shotgun in what was referred to as a...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Hopeful for the future

What a show our volunteer firemen put on every year. Whenever I see fireworks it always takes me...

 
 By Butch Hall    Opinion    July 5, 2018

A word of thanks

I thank my mother and father that I am not a white supremacist racist. Thanks Mom and Dad....

 

Keep yourself informed

There is an old addage that says, “Don’t believe everything you hear.” Its a perfect reminder during this political season that its better to...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 28, 2018

What a show of support

This past weekend saw the annual PRCA Rodeo, and Thermopolis truly shined in terms of showing off...

 

Suggestions for a prosperous community

We have only lived in Thermopolis a few years but love it here and deeply care about the community. We certainly don’t want Thermopolis to change...

 

Enjoy responsibly

As June starts to creep closer toward July, thoughts naturally turn to Independence Day and, of course, fireworks. However, before you start lighting...

 

Happy Father's Day

It seems as though we jumped from winter right into summer this year with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing the past couple of weeks....

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Important life lessons

Some time ago, I was surprised by a question from a young friend (actually a teenager): What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the loo...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 14, 2018

It's a team effort

Recently, my oldest son started playing tee ball through the Hot Springs County Rec Department....

 

Meeting deadlines

The official June 1 deadline for filing for local elected positions has now passed, and the coming months look to be an exciting time as we have sever...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Really miss those days

“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the heck happened.” I do think about...

 

School's out for summer

For most students, its one of the most wonderful times of the year. Summer break from school is upon us. Children are able to take a break from the...

 

Pro chickens means pro personal rights

To whom it may impact (directly) In March, I presented a plan and a path to provisionally allow chickens within a restricted area of Thermopolis to...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Take advantage of the opportunities

Thermopolis was recently designated as an “opportunity zone.” In essence, this means people ...

 

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...

 

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