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Enjoy the water with diligence

The Bureau of Reclamation made the decision earlier this week to up the flow from Boysen Reservoir to 9,000cfs, up from the 8,000cfs for the last week...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

A lasting impression

Next month, Thermopolis will see plenty of alumni from various years when graduation weekend comes...

 

Hospital district update

by Bill Williams So, as most of you recall last November the Hospital District issue passed by a nearly 2:1 margin and everyone who worked so hard on...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

Living in an age of hate

The wounding of a Congressman should have absolutely shocked and disgusted the American people, but we have degenerated to the point that political...

 

Where does lodging tax money go?

by Amanda Moeller Director, Hot Springs Travel & Tourism What is the Lodging Tax? Who pays it? What happens to the money collected? According to the...

 

It's the dads' turn

This weekend marks the annual celebration of and for the daddies, the papas, and the old men. That’s right, it’s Father’s Day, a day that calls...

 
 By Meri Ann Rush    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Annual Gift of the Waters Parade

Mark your calendar for the Annual Gift of the Water Parade that is Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. The theme to this year’s parade is “Pages from...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 15, 2017

A bargain mutually beneficial to both sides

We’ve talked a lot about spring and flowers and everything getting so green and beautiful right...

 
 By Scott Flowers    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Perhaps we will come visit Thermopolis again

As part of a planned vacation, I brought my girlfriend to Thermopolis to spend the day, as I had visited the city six years ago. On that visit, I was...

 

Think before you type

We all know the old saying about opinions and that everyone has one, and in this age of social media it’s very apparent everyone has an opinion. As...

 
 By Amanda Moeller    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Shoppers looking for good customer service

SHOP THERMOP! It is the war cry and basic marketing of our community’s businesses. We have all heard it, and we all have our own responses. The...

 
 By Dr. Don Bolich    Opinion    June 8, 2017

The origin of Flag Day

On June 14, we celebrate Flag Day. Ever since Sept. 11, 2001 we have seen more American Flags displayed at any time since World War II. Yet, if we ask... Full story

 

Make the most of the summer

Well, we finally made it. Those few weeks where the temperatures are right in the “comfort zone,” and any moisture we get doesn’t come in flake...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain

There is a lesson to be learned from the recent near-catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam in California. That dam is of similar construction as ou...

 
 By Barb Vietti    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Pageant committee open to new members

Pageant Weekend is an annual event that happens the first full weekend in August, this year Aug. 5-6. It is centered around the Gift of the Waters Pag...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 1, 2017

A neighbor or neighborly neighbor?

by Rex Clothier In 2003 when when my bride and I decided that this piece of Wyoming would be a good place to retire, and we found a cute little place...

 

HSC flood map

This map of Thermopolis indicates the area of the current Bighorn River floodplain inside the red...

 

Be careful out there

Green grass, green leaves and beautiful flowers are all definite and welcomed signs of spring in Wyoming, however, in order to get all those delights...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Time for the transition

This past week I saw my oldest son graduate from his pre-school program, and dealt with a barrage...

 
 By Amanda Moeller    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Announcing a new community column

I hope that the title of this column got your attention! It is an ill-kept secret that Thermopolis has a lot going on, and there are several different...

 

One more time around

Graduation is set for this weekend, a time for our seniors to reflect on memories made over the past 12 years and look forward at what’s to come....

 

Springtime in Wyoming

We’re dealing with typical “Springtime in Wyoming,” with 80 degrees for two days, rain for three or four, and then the threat of snow before its...

 

Spruce up Thermopolis

We’re nearing the middle of May with tourist season right around the corner. The Town of Thermopolis has proclaimed May 22-25 our Spring Clean-up,...

 
 By Hub Whitt    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Explore the option of alternative route

I wish to comment on your article in the latest edition of the IR. I believe reports are spot on, as far as what is going on, and what will continue...

 
 By Richard Miller    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Value in senior center, library

I can’t speak for all senior citizens, but I think many would agree that the two services we most value are those of the senior center and the...

 

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