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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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