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 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 26, 2017

Time for the tricks and treats

For as long as I can remember, Halloween has been my favorite holiday. Yes, even more than Christmas...

 

Dream worlds of 'idealistic progressives'

I read with amusement Mr. Clothier’s recent column detailing many of the wonderful things that “idealistic progressives” have put upon the...

 

Get involved and educated

At the Thermopolis Independent Record, as with any newspaper, we’re tasked with bringing you information about your community, not just on a local l...

 

The smell of fall

I absolutely love fall. Its like suddenly, you walk outside and there is a completely different...

 

Wanted: One brave man or woman

Wanted: One brave man or woman to help disperse the mob. Murder and mayhem is not new in our country. For fifty years after the Civil War, the KKK...

 

Idealistic progressives?

A friend of mine writing for the state paper concluded a litany of experiences growing up in the early days of the 20th century including the...

 

The genius of 'AND' versus the tyranny of 'OR'

Educational practitioner and researcher Dr. Rick DuFour coined the phrase “the genius of AND versus the tyranny of OR.” His theory can be applied...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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