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Happy Father's Day

It seems as though we jumped from winter right into summer this year with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing the past couple of weeks....

 

Meeting deadlines

The official June 1 deadline for filing for local elected positions has now passed, and the coming months look to be an exciting time as we have sever...

 

School's out for summer

For most students, its one of the most wonderful times of the year. Summer break from school is upon us. Children are able to take a break from the...

 

Honor our fallen this weekend

This weekend there’s plenty going on. School is letting out for the summer, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament is happening and temperatures...

 

Thank a peace officer

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police...

 

Make mom feel special

This Sunday, we celebrate the ones who brought us into this world, the matriarchs, the ones who kissed our booboos, read us stories, gave us treats...

 

Kudos to all involved

The past few weeks have shattered our complacency in Hot Springs County. No longer can we say, “It can’t happen here” after an attempted murder...

 

Doing what we can for public safety

Things have certainly got a little crazy in town since Friday the 13th, with regard to crimes and dangerous individuals in the area. We’ve already...

 

Exercise caution when burning

It certainly seems like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, giving us days in the 70s followed by snow and rain before teasing us with another...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Help the Pioneer Home

The Wyoming State Legislature is currently considering a bill that would eliminate a Wyoming institution that has been around since 1949. The Wyoming...

 

Keeping up on the election

With 2018 being an election year, it won’t be long before we’re bombarded with political ads, campaign promises and candidates wanting to do what...

 

Educational opportunities

We sometimes forget how very fortunate we are to have the kind of education in Hot Springs County that we have. Our students are lucky to have not...

 

Community pulls together

It’s a phone call, text or message nobody wants to receive — that family friends or loved ones are missing. We’ve certainly had our share in...

 

Only 35 days until spring

The beautiful white snow we looked so forward to in December in anticipation of a visit from Santa has now turned into the gray, frozen, muddy...

 

The big weekend

We here at the Thermopolis Independent Record take pride in being the source for news about what’s happening in Hot Springs County. Whether it is th...

 

Get involved

January not only brings a new year our way, it also means a “changing of the guard” for various county boards, including the county...

 

A drop in the mercury

Well, winter is certainly having a time in letting us know it’s here at the start of 2018, as temperatures and wind chills are expected to keep...

 

Start small

Ah, all of the holiday traveling and shopping has again come to and end. Time to kick back and relax. But wait, out on the horizon there’s the...

 

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