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Caregivers face own health risks

When a major illness or injury leaves someone in need of long-term, nearly round-the-clock care, it’s often up to a family member to step in and...

 

Hot Springs State Park Master Plan

Director, Wyoming Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources Hot Springs State Park is a world-class natural, cultural and recreational resource....

 

Seniors face higher Medicare premiums

 The last couple of weeks have brought unexpected and unwelcome news to millions of seniors and disabled people on Medicare. Their already high...

 

National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10

by Joey Johnson, University Extension Educator More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual...

 

A Chautauqua for Thermopolis

by Sue Blakey, Director Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation This week, Thermopolis citizens, almost by accident, created an old-fashioned...

 

U.S. Constitution Week

U.S. Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. The...

 

Help prevent Wyoming suicides

Suicide continues to plague Wyoming. Year-in-and-year-out our state has one of the nation’s highest rates of suicide, often times leading the...

 

Watches, warnings everywhere

2015 has been interesting. We welcomed in the New Year with an ice jam which had the potential to create great damage and evacuations, but fortunately...

 

The gifts of summer

Each day comes bearing gifts. But not in the way you might think. I wake in anticipation of the presents they have left for me this time. “They”...

 

How changes in Medicare could affect you

Earlier this year the House of Representatives passed legislation that’s supposed to fix once and for all the formula the government uses to pay doc...

 

Deer resistant perennial flowers for Thermopolis

When I first started a garden in the Thermopolis area many years ago, I eagerly planted my favorite perennials in the fall for spring blooming. All...

 
 By Cindi Dragon    Opinion    July 30, 2015

Mid summer garden chores

Mid-summer is a time to enjoy the bounties of your beautiful gardens, but the enjoyment comes at a price. Lawns, trees, flowers and vegetables are...

 
 By Jill Pertler    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Something from nothing

A blank page can be daunting. Especially first thing on a Monday morning, which is how I usually start my week. As a columnist, it’s my job to fill...

 

Red Dirt Master Gardeners not a garden club

Did you know our local Red Dirt Master Gardeners are not a garden club? The Master Gardeners are actually part of the University of Wyoming, Cooperati...

 

The survey says ...

The overwhelming conclusion to be drawn is that Wyoming’s newspapers are still the No. 1 source for news and consumer information according to...

 
 By Holly Thomas    Opinion    July 9, 2015

The Country Column: Invite your friends

It may seem a little out of season to you that I am writing a branding column considering branding...

 

Gardening tips and tricks

Many gardeners have honed their tips and tricks over the years and the Red Dirt Master Gardeners offer the following ideas. Sonja Becker’s favorite...

 

Thinking About Health

Not long ago my husband showed up with a sandwich for lunch that he bought at a local supermarket. I thought it was going to be our usual: turkey and...

 
 By Russ Ferree    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Exciting times at our county library

A night dedicated to fresh flowers will be held at the library on Monday June 29th at 6:30. Please, bring a vase, your fresh flowers, or use flowers...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Day trips abound from Thermopolis

“I’m bored. Think of something to do.” If these words ever should jump from your lips to your spouse’s ear, make sure your lips are somewhere...

 
 By Pam Young    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Club Organized

I’m starting an exclusive club for disorganized women, but not just anyone can join. Each person will have to pass an admissions exam. You can be...

 
 By Robin Kruse    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Positive ways to promote lawn care

Lately it seems like much of the crime report column consists of reports about people who haven’t mowed their laws. This is an interesting way to...

 
 By Cindi Dragon    Opinion    June 4, 2015

Know before you grow

Four terms good to know before you grow tomatoes are “determinate, indeterminate, heirloom and hybrid” to ensure you get what you want. 1....

 
 By Russ Ferree    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Good Reading at Hot Springs County Library

As we go from cozy up at home weather to travel season you will still want a good book. I’d like to suggest you consider an option for making your t...

 
 By Jill Pertler    Opinion    May 7, 2015

Column: Mother's Day can be one of those days

Seasons come and go. The sun rises and sets. We celebrate beginnings, endings and all things in between. This weekend, we celebrate mothers. Even...

 

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