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 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 11, 2017

The end is in sight

We’re officially within two weeks before graduation — 10 days to be exact — and there’s a...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 27, 2017

First big step

This weekend, I had the fortunate chance to be part of history in Thermopolis as I attended the...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 13, 2017

Celebrate the new

Easter weekend is here once again, and the holiday means different things to different people....

 

Spring brings new life

Along with flowers and green grass, spring brings with it new babies of all shapes and sizes. There’s nothing like driving past a field and seeing...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Awaiting the birth of a giraffe

Aaaah spring! The beautiful season that brings new leaves, new grass and best of all, new babies. I...

 

Dessert every night

We all have childhood memories we cherish and sometimes a certain smell, a particular song or even...

 

Excited for upcoming celestial event

I’ve been going to all the solar eclipse meetings, you know, the one coming Aug. 21 that might...

 

Reminiscing

Sometimes I sit at my desk here at the Independent Record and try to come up with something to put...

 

Don't believe everything you read online

Some of you may have seen an article making its way across the Internet recently, listing the 50...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 5, 2017

Going a different way

Well, the big ’17 is here. Try as I might to stay up and watch the ball drop, I only made it to...

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor

“December 7th, a day which will live in infamy.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt It was a...

 

Have a little fun with your cheese

Do you have that one person on your Christmas list that is impossible to buy for? You know, the one...

 

Reasons to be thankful

Though it always feels a bit redundant when I say it — especially considering the season we’re...

 

The world continues to spin

Well, it’s come and gone. The election run of 2016 has officially come to an end. Like I‘m sure...

 

We brought you a present

Our pets become a huge part of our lives, whether it’s a fluffy kitten, playful puppy or a little...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 27, 2016

An election reflection

It’s almost here. The day when everyone hits the polls — unless they chose to fill out an absent...

 

Chili, chips, apricots

by Cindy Glasson I’m pretty comfortable in the evening, sitting in my chair at my computer with my...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Get ready for a good scare

Ah, October is here at last. I think the fall months are my favorite, as they bring with them the...

 

Wyoming, the Equality State

I recently read an interview conducted by a colleague, Kerry Drake, with Gerald Gay (R) who represen...

 

Catch the spirit

Wow. If I could use one word to sum up the energy with regard to the Hot Springs County School...

 

Jump on the Homecoming band wagon

This is my favorite time of the year. Autumn, with warm days, cool nights and the smell of leaves ch...

 

15 years . . .

This Sunday marks the 15-year anniversary of what is still considered one of the most heinous...

 

Religious beliefs do not make you exempt from the law

The U. S. Supreme Court — the law of the land — ruled that same-sex couples nationwide can...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 25, 2016

Let's go Cats

I’ve never been one to play sports, at least for a school team. My athletic experience in my...

 

Sexual assault is never casual

Society has taught me not to dress provocatively, not to go out drinking, not to walk in dark...

 

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