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 By Hub Whitt    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Explore the option of alternative route

I wish to comment on your article in the latest edition of the IR. I believe reports are spot on, as far as what is going on, and what will continue...

 
 By Richard Miller    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Value in senior center, library

I can’t speak for all senior citizens, but I think many would agree that the two services we most value are those of the senior center and the...

 

Special Purpose Tax explained

Regarding the “Our View” published in the April 6, 2017 edition of the IR on the opinion page, anyone who thinks the “sales tax” might...

 

Medicare voucher system would take health care in the wrong direction

Proposals to turn Medicare into a voucher system would take health care in precisely the wrong direction – pushing up costs for current and future...

 

Keeping children a priority in Wyoming

It is difficult to read many of the facts below specific to Hot Springs County Schools, unless you realize what we may lose as a community.  Can we l...

 
 By K.D. Jacobs    Opinion    January 5, 2017

New Year's resolution

I have decided that my New Year’s resolution is to buy life insurance for only $30 a month. It will be enough for my loved one’s (the ones that I...

 

People for People is a great program

It was wonderful to see the article on the People for People Program and its continued success. When it began so many years ago it would have been...

 

Fond memories of downtown Thermopolis

Just wanted to thank the city for keeping main street looking as it has for many years. I came there (Thermopolis) at 14 from California in 1946. I...

 

Consider giving rather than gifting

About eight years ago, after our family witnessed our grand-nephews “opening” a humungous pile of Christmas gifts, quickly shoving them into a...

 

Trump won, get over it

Referencing the recent Rex’s Ramblings column, it’s obvious on which side of the political aisle he stands. It’s obvious that the author still...

 

Dogs are better deterrent to crime than alarms

All the police reports of dogs running loose and barking I wonder if one person is doing much of the complaining. I like to hear dogs barking. They...

 

Caregivers provide a labor of love

November is National Caregiver’s month. I hope we will all take a moment to recognize and thank the ever-growing  group of unsung heroes in Wyoming...

 

Forever grateful for help finding rings

To the good people of Thermopolis, We want to thank you for the treasure that you have in Hot Springs State Park and the good people who work there. A...

 

Forever grateful for your help

I would like to thank the wonderful community of Thermopolis for the support, love and help given to me these past two years. I couldn’t have done...

 

If pay disparity bothers you, do something else

I don’t argue with Cindy Glasson’s statistics in her column titled Wyoming, The Equality State. I do believe there’s a gender gap in pay between...

 

Thank you for the excellent emergency care

On September 18, 2016, we were involved in an accident between Meeteetse and Thermopolis totaling our car. We were taken to the Hot Springs County...

 

Demand more from our leaders

Every few years, almost on cue, religion seems to enthusiastically enter politics as though this country should somehow become a theocracy with...

 
 By Roni Jaure    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Freedom of speech for everyone

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees each of us Freedom of Speech.  We may not always agree with what one another...

 
 By Barry Ward    Opinion    October 6, 2016

Visiting team appreciative of hospitality

This past Friday night, September 30 we played the Thermopolis Bobcats in football. There were several things that happened that went unnoticed by...

 

Keep mine hidden from view

After hearing and reading of the proposed bentonite pit mine along Highway 120 north of Thermopolis, we wanted to add our voices to last week’s lett...

 

It is starting to rain

Hey folks it is starting to rain. According to Wenlin Liu, chief economist for the state of Wyoming, “mineral severance tax revenue in the state is...

 

Mine will destroy the environment

I am writing to express my extreme shock and displeasure at even the idea of entertaining the Wyo-Ben pit 108T. It is bad enough that all through the...

 

Speak up now about bentonite mine

Last week the Bureau of Land Management put out a newspaper article explaining that they were taking comments to help them decide if they would allow...

 

Goodbye "Scenic Route" to Yellowstone

Let me be Paul Revere and ride through town yelling, “THE UGLY IS COMING! THE UGLY IS COMING!” An ugly 375 acre gash on our local beauty called a...

 

Stretching the truth

A local church marque said: “Nothing ruins the truth more than stretching it.” Truth is like a rubber band. The stretch breaks and snaps back in...

 

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