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Coming together for the holidays

The holiday season is one that reminds us of gathering together to celebrate, and what better example of that spirit than this past weekend....

 

Keeping the holidays busy

This time of year, it seems, just naturally comes with plenty of bustling activity. Whether it’s shopping for all of the people on your holiday...

 

Take time to take care of yourself

With the Holidays upon us these next few weeks will be filled with Christmas parties, lots of delicious goodies, concerts, craft fairs, celebrations,...

 

Keep it local

You might be reading this while waiting for all of the Thanksgiving food to finish cooking, or you may have already had your fill and want something t...

 

Free Thanksgiving meal available

Next Thursday marks the beginning of “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go,” season – Thanksgiving, Christmas...

 

Thank you veterans

This Saturday marks the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I, when the armistice with Germany went into effect. Known initially as Armistice...

 

Deadlines for a reason

Folks are often disappointed when they come into our office after deadline with a classified ad and are told we cannot fit it in this week, but...

 

Fake news

Fake news, as a concept, has been around at least as long as we’ve had politicians. But we used to call it something else: propaganda. That our...

 

Get involved and educated

At the Thermopolis Independent Record, as with any newspaper, we’re tasked with bringing you information about your community, not just on a local l...

 

Fireworks for touchdowns

Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat. Whether you were born and raised in Hot Springs County or you have children participating in sports in the district,...

 

We're here for you

Since the end of summer, it seems, there’s been a bombardment of “holiday fever” with decorations out for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day...

 

Loyal and true

There is a lot to be said for living in a small town in Wyoming. For instance, we don’t have to worry about football players taking a knee during...

 

Time for seasons to open

As the seasons change once again, another season comes into play as well — hunting. No doubt those looking to bag a deer, antelope or other game...

 

One of America's best kept secrets

Those of us who live in Hot Springs County appreciate our unique treasures and pride ourselves on being friendly to those who visit our community to...

 

Come out and show support

This past weekend, all of our fall sports got into full swing as the Hot Springs County High School Football program had its opener against Shoshoni....

 

Change is inevitable

If not for change and man’s innate desire to keep moving, everyone west of the Mississippi would still be crammed, elbow to elbow in New York,...

 

Community comes together

The solar eclipse Monday was, in many ways, a first-time experience all over town. While the event itself was “once in a lifetime,” it also...

 

Welcome to Thermopolis!

We’re very happy that you’ve chosen our neck of the woods to experience this dramatic celestial event and we’re hoping to show you a great time...

 

A look at things to come

This past week was certainly a busy one, with the Gift of the Waters Pageant, Big Horn Basin Folk Festival and Kiwanis Craft Fair providing plenty to...

 

Put your best foot forward

Growing up we were always told to “put your best foot forward.” Today’s generation hears “dress for the job you want.” Both phrases should...

 

Come see the animals and the artistry

Next week, the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds will be busy as the 2017 County Fair gets into full swing. Of course, youth involved with the fair will...

 

Still more summer to go

It’s no secret that big chain stores and even some smaller businesses quickly get their products for the next season or holiday out just as soon as...

 

Cheers to the red, white and blue

Wow. Once again, the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department entertained the crowds with a spectacular fireworks show. Sometimes, they don’t get all...

 

Celebrating our independence

Next week will see the annual observance of Independence Day, recognizing that day in 1776 when the United States adopted the Declaration of...

 

It's the dads' turn

This weekend marks the annual celebration of and for the daddies, the papas, and the old men. That’s right, it’s Father’s Day, a day that calls...

 

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