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 By John Fish    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

Fireworks showing support of our youths not appreciated by all

How ‘bout them Bobcats? The Thermopolis Middle School football team finished 7 and 0 this season. Wow what a season. I would like to thank all of...

 

Keep your dogs on a leash when walking them in parks

Please walk your dog on a leash in parks in town that have signs that state “Dogs on leash.” Why? Why have a dog on a leash? Because some of us...

 

Hospital District, Travel and Tourism concerns

I have some concerns about a couple of articles in the Sept. 21 edition of the paper. At the Town Council meeting discussion of the new taxpayer...

 

The reason for Labor Day

Another Labor Day has been here and we take a day off of work, we go to the lake, we have a picnic and no one knows what we are celebrating. Ask 100...

 

Men of the NFL have shunned the nation

As of this weekend, members of at least 16 teams – fully one-half of the NFL – have protested during the playing of the national anthem, by sittin...

 

Live in the present, do not worry about the future

With all due respect to the one who wrote the eclipse is not a chance happening. The eclipse is nothing less than a part of God’s great creation,...

 

Wyoming is an open carry state

A Thermopolis councilman expressed his concerns about problems residents and tourists might face during the weekend of the eclipse. I thought they wer...

 

The eclipse is not a chance happening

Like a lot of other people I am looking forward to seeing the total eclipse on the 21st. I’ll watch it from my back porch. This is not a random...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Intrigued by martial law concept

I am intrigued by Hanes W. Hall’s letter, putting forth the concept of the possibility of the imposition of “martial law” by the president....

 
 By B.J. Sondeno    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Response requested to cannabis letter

I wrote to our local Wyoming House Representative on the subject of cannabis in the Bible and have received zero responses to my multiple attempts at...

 
 By Hanes W. Hall    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Martial law comment

If the President declared martial law it would be too late for every voter to notify state and federal government of their own personal...

 
 By Hub Whitt    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Small businesses are doing a great job

I wanted to say a quick “thank you” to our local businesses for all they do. We all gripe about how expensive everything is here, and how we...

 
 By Scott Flowers    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Perhaps we will come visit Thermopolis again

As part of a planned vacation, I brought my girlfriend to Thermopolis to spend the day, as I had visited the city six years ago. On that visit, I was...

 
 By Dr. Don Bolich    Opinion    June 8, 2017

The origin of Flag Day

On June 14, we celebrate Flag Day. Ever since Sept. 11, 2001 we have seen more American Flags displayed at any time since World War II. Yet, if we ask... Full story

 
 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...

 

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