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Fireworks for touchdowns

Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat. Whether you were born and raised in Hot Springs County or you have children participating in sports in the district,...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

Enjoy the beauty that fall brings

The time has finally come when the temperature drops enough to make me think about stepping outside...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

Who can forget Lincoln Logs?

As we celebrate National School Lunch week, I got to thinking back on growing up in Thermopolis and...

 
 By John Fish    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

Fireworks showing support of our youths not appreciated by all

How ‘bout them Bobcats? The Thermopolis Middle School football team finished 7 and 0 this season. Wow what a season. I would like to thank all of...

 

Keep your dogs on a leash when walking them in parks

Please walk your dog on a leash in parks in town that have signs that state “Dogs on leash.” Why? Why have a dog on a leash? Because some of us...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

We are all tied together

Last week I shared about the idea that cuts mean different things to different people, and as long as your children/grandchildren are not affected,...

 

We're here for you

Since the end of summer, it seems, there’s been a bombardment of “holiday fever” with decorations out for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day...

 

Hospital District, Travel and Tourism concerns

I have some concerns about a couple of articles in the Sept. 21 edition of the paper. At the Town Council meeting discussion of the new taxpayer...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Remember what cuts mean

Is there room for more cuts and efficiencies with schools?  The answer depends on what is important to you. Big School/Small School: In small schools...

 

Loyal and true

There is a lot to be said for living in a small town in Wyoming. For instance, we don’t have to worry about football players taking a knee during...

 

Local schools would prefer to work with Legislators

The 2018 Wyoming Legislature reconvenes on February 12, 2018 to begin the budget session.  Many legislators have shared publicly they have no...

 

Time for seasons to open

As the seasons change once again, another season comes into play as well — hunting. No doubt those looking to bag a deer, antelope or other game...

 

What educational choices do we want for our children?

What educational choices do we want for the children of our community?  Last week I shared in regard to fundamental rights provided by the Wyoming...

 

One of America's best kept secrets

Those of us who live in Hot Springs County appreciate our unique treasures and pride ourselves on being friendly to those who visit our community to...

 

A day to remember

It can take a significant event for us to remember where we were and exactly what we were doing at...

 

Bring on fall

It starts with that nip in the morning air – we turn on the heater in the car to go to work and...

 

Importance of the HSC Senior Citizens Center

I know the importance of the Hot Springs County Senior Citizens Center and its role in our community. We are in essence a retirement community and it...

 

Education is a guaranteed fundamental right

In my last column, I touched on the significance of our forefathers providing education as a guaranteed fundamental right to the citizens of Wyoming....

 

Come out and show support

This past weekend, all of our fall sports got into full swing as the Hot Springs County High School Football program had its opener against Shoshoni....

 

Devastating hurricanes and fires

We have been very fortunate this summer (knock wood) to have missed any kind of major fire in Hot...

 

The reason for Labor Day

Another Labor Day has been here and we take a day off of work, we go to the lake, we have a picnic and no one knows what we are celebrating. Ask 100...

 

Men of the NFL have shunned the nation

As of this weekend, members of at least 16 teams – fully one-half of the NFL – have protested during the playing of the national anthem, by sittin...

 

Change is inevitable

If not for change and man’s innate desire to keep moving, everyone west of the Mississippi would still be crammed, elbow to elbow in New York,...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Citizens have the ability to shape the education received by children

Greetings Hot Springs County Patrons, The new school year is off to a terrific start.  Students and staff are settling into their classes, and...

 

Community comes together

The solar eclipse Monday was, in many ways, a first-time experience all over town. While the event itself was “once in a lifetime,” it also...

 

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