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 By Butch Hall    Opinion    July 5, 2018

A word of thanks

I thank my mother and father that I am not a white supremacist racist. Thanks Mom and Dad....

 

Suggestions for a prosperous community

We have only lived in Thermopolis a few years but love it here and deeply care about the community. We certainly don’t want Thermopolis to change...

 

Pro chickens means pro personal rights

To whom it may impact (directly) In March, I presented a plan and a path to provisionally allow chickens within a restricted area of Thermopolis to...

 
 By PE Straley    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Lincoln did not speak those words

The IR printed an ad(?) in a box with Abraham Lincoln’s picture listing “The 10 cannots…”.  This is false.  Abraham Lincoln never said...

 
 By Jane Fraser    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Stuttering awareness

National Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7. Did you know more than three million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of...

 
 By Bob Blacketer    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Thank you for your help

I would like to send a big thank you to members of the Thermopolis Police Department and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office for their help and...

 
 By Ray Fraser    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Put your headlights on

I have been going to write this for some time now. Today is the day. On Monday evening of the 30th it was raining pretty hard, that is for Wyoming. I...

 

Unrefined jokes and comments not appreciated

My husband and I attended the Zaniac comedy show at the HSC high school auditorium and we were delighted to see so much audience participation....

 

Scouts learn about county government

We want our county to know our county treasurer was very helpful in helping the Webelos in our Cub Scout troop learn about our government office. It...

 
 By Ron Philips    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Mistaken for a burglar

Funny story. Last week I took my car to the shop, and walked home. When I got to my front door I realized my house key was with my car keys, at the...

 

Volunteers needed for senior program

Each year, Medicare loses billions of taxpayer dollars to improper claims. This puts the Medicare trust fund at risk for everyone and affects the...

 

Our kids are in killer traps

The big Feb. 14 Florida mass school shooting (and the previous several) show that too many good people are helpless against determined deviants and...

 
 By Cheri Salberg    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Thank you for buying our dinner

One night this week we were out having dinner and when our evening was over we did not receive a bill. Our dinners had been paid for by some...

 

Do not pass gun laws

I’m getting off the train! I have to admit I was real excited about our new President. Seemed he was doing everything right, or at least as much as...

 
 By Pat Schmidt    Opinion    March 1, 2018

It takes a community to make a great paper

I’m humbled by the fine coverage of my selection to the Wyoming Press Association Foundation Hall of Fame given recently in the Independent Record...

 

Consider the problem

Our Democratic Republic is being attacked by a political cancer. Almost every person in the Federal Government swore to uphold the United States...

 

Call for a change in laws

Old, old laws Thermopolis Planning Board keeps on the books need to change. One law is — the city claims one hundred feet of “right of way...

 

Defending the U.S. Constitution

I would like to say, in defense of the U.S. Constitution, the Good Book says the lion will eat grass like the lamb, but it will not happen in this...

 

Help a child by giving this Christmas

This Christmas gift-giving season is winding down (less than two weeks before Christmas). The economy is finally improving, and the spirit of the...

 

Nativity scenes were marvelous

What an honor and privilege to see the display of Nativity scenes as the Community Church welcomed the viewing public to this marvelous collections....

 

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed that Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 be designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance...

 

Thank you for honoring veterans

On November 10 my wife and I attended the Thermopolis Middle School Veteran’s Day Assembly. It was a very rewarding, well-prepared program. I was...

 

Explore history at the museum

I would like to thank the Hot Springs County Museum for hosting the Friends of the Library Poetry and Song Writing Contest. We have a real treasure...

 

Extension cord stolen

Everyone talks about the wonderful people we have in Thermopolis. One of our wonderful people stole the cord I plug my car in at night on Wednesday...

 
 By Bob Poch    Opinion    November 23, 2017

Thanks for the invitation

I would like to take a moment to thank the Middle School student council for the wonderful program for Veterans Day. I really appreciate the effort...

 

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