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 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    October 19, 2017 

The smell of fall

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

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    October 19, 2017 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

Devastating hurricanes and fires

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

 

We all came together for a few moments

Rarely in life are we blessed with truly “tingly” moments. Not those hair raising moments, but...

 

Bringing home a bit of Thermopolis

People who study cultures have often written and maintained the “territoriality” of groups they study. That seems to me to be a very elitist way...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 17, 2017

The time is finally here

The final planning meetings are being held, hotels and campgrounds continue to fill their empty...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 3, 2017

It's the little things

Last weekend I took the opportunity to do something I haven’t in . . . I can’t remember when. I...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Do words count?

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it repeatedly; words count. As a retired English and writing teacher, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve us...

 

What is economic development?

Several times a month someone asks me what economic development is, or does. While economic development is unique to each community, there are basic...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Only four more weeks until school starts

I know the kids are going to hate hearing this, but its just four more weeks til school starts!...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 13, 2017

We'll always be Bobcats

This is one of my most favorite weekends in Thermopolis -- All Class Reunion! Every year, Bobcats...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Smile, you're on...

Last week I made the annual trip to PBS to watch their presentation of “A Washington Fourth.” I was particularly pleased that the “Beachboys”...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 6, 2017

The good and bad of the river

This past weekend afforded me an interesting opportunity, as well as a reminder, to witness duality...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Fishing for answers

Sixty plus years ago, Dad and I would arise at 4 a.m. in Torrington and have our lines in the water by first light at Glendo. We caught a ton (slight...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Dream flights

This past Saturday I was honored to be able to shoot photos of a very heartwarming event, the...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 29, 2017

School's out - school's in

Most teachers find after they have completed their Bachelors and spent a year in the classroom that it’s in their interest financially and...

 
 By Meri Ann Rush    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Preparing for the solar eclipse

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director We are only 53 days away from the 2017 Solar Eclipse. It is hard to believe that we have been planning for...

 
 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 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...

 

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