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 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....

 

Get the eggs in one basket

As we go through life there are often certain times or certain images that stick in our memories. As...

 

Keeping students safe at school

School shootings, school security and the safety of students throughout the country have been at the top of major headlines, not just these past few...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    March 22, 2018

HSCSD #1 security update

With the recent tragedy in Florida involving a school shooting, I find it appropriate to update our patrons about our ongoing efforts to upgrade and...

 

National Ag Day celebrates food production

March 20 was National Agriculture Day – a day designated each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) to celebrate the accomplishments of...

 
 By Ron Philips    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Mistaken for a burglar

Funny story. Last week I took my car to the shop, and walked home. When I got to my front door I realized my house key was with my car keys, at the...

 

Volunteers needed for senior program

Each year, Medicare loses billions of taxpayer dollars to improper claims. This puts the Medicare trust fund at risk for everyone and affects the...

 

Working to get the job done

As with many things in life, the 2018 Wyoming Legislature is here and gone already. Our local representatives, Nathan Winters and Wyatt Agar, have...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Forgiving and forgetting

I was thinking the other day about a certain family member with whom the scales are decidedly out of balance to the tune of thousands of dollars in...

 

Passed out in the casket

Being a good Irish girl, my ancestral time for drinking and frivolity arrives this weekend. It is ac...

 

Changing seasons

If you go through back issues of the Thermopolis Independent Record, you will see our writing most often reflects not just the news at the time, but...

 

Our kids are in killer traps

The big Feb. 14 Florida mass school shooting (and the previous several) show that too many good people are helpless against determined deviants and...

 
 By Cheri Salberg    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Thank you for buying our dinner

One night this week we were out having dinner and when our evening was over we did not receive a bill. Our dinners had been paid for by some...

 

Do not pass gun laws

I’m getting off the train! I have to admit I was real excited about our new President. Seemed he was doing everything right, or at least as much as...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Time to start waking up

Can you feel it? Spring gets closer every day, and we’ve almost got another Wyoming winter in the...

 

Never stop learning

A large focus the past couple weeks for national news and the ever-present social media has been the Florida school shooting, with stories of...

 
 By Pat Schmidt    Opinion    March 1, 2018

It takes a community to make a great paper

I’m humbled by the fine coverage of my selection to the Wyoming Press Association Foundation Hall of Fame given recently in the Independent Record...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Crossing guards appreciated

Just like everyone else, sometimes my mornings don’t start out the greatest. Maybe I forgot to...

 

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