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The foundation of government

“We the people.” These three words form the beginning of one of the most important documents in our country’s history, the U.S. Constitution....

 

It's about having fun

One of my favorite times of the year is here...football season! Although I love sitting on Sunday...

 

A sigh of relief

The newspaper industry let out a huge sigh of relief this past week as the U.S. International Trade Commission overturned an administrative decision...

 

Remembering to stand together

Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most horrific attacks on U.S. soil, a day that will...

 

The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 

A matter of necessity

With the Primary Election behind us, it seems the hot topic still on the table is water, particularly whether we continue to use surface water or...

 

High school athletics classification

The 2018-2019 school year and activities lie just around the corner. It is easy to see the hard work and dedication of student-athletes and coaches...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Rational thinking needed in California

Having toured much of the state recently, one can readily observe the pall of smoke blanketing our state from the (mostly) California wildfires. The...

 

A smell in the air

I could tell this last weekend that there was a touch of fall in the air. Not because it was cooler...

 

Keep an eye out for the kids

The graduating Class of 2032 started kindergarten Wednesday. The newest little sparks of flame that make up the Thermopolis Bobcats began their journe...

 

County leash law questions

I live in Evanston, Wyoming, but my husband and I spend a lot of time in your town due to the low population, the good elevation and the hospitality...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Let's all get back on the same team

This election season certainly had an abundance of candidate to choose from, but with the increase...

 

Packed full of information

What an issue it’s been This week, we’re sure you’ll notice the paper is quite a bit larger than our weekly publication. That’s because we’r...

 

Thank you for stepping up

Most people you talk to will say this political season has been completely exhausting. Yes, it has...

 

HSSP vandalism

Its actually rather typical that young people begin getting a little more rambunctious as summer starts drawing to a close, but it seems like this...

 

Campaign choices

Wondering who to vote for? Here’s what I’ve always told candidates. If you run, don’t do negative advertising, mailers or letters. They will...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Protecting and serving

One of the political races that has seen more commentary than others is the five-candidate race for...

 

Appreciate other opinions

It seems that more and more political signs continue to pop up all over town, supporting one candidate or another for local, state or federal...

 
 By Butch Hall    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Vandalism is not acceptable

Vandalism is not protected by the government. Free speech, freedom of the press and the right to protest is. To the woman who vandalized my place,...

 

Take in the Pageant and other activities

As I get older, I realize more and more how everything eventually comes full circle in your life. Th...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Strong memories of soap

While watching an old rerun of a late 50’s TV show, I happened upon an old commercial about a soap product that was 99 & 44/100 percent pure. (I...

 

Ask questions

Its time to start asking the big questions. We are in the midst of election season with the primary just a few weeks away. We’ve heard what the...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Make time for some county fun

This week, with all the political hubbub going around, take a break and take in the annual Hot...

 

Speak up

The political races are set and the primary election is coming up on August 21. Next Monday, voters will have the opportunity to bring forth their que...

 

Maintain Missouri Flat Road

Please think again before taking the asphalt off Missouri Flat Road. I have lived here most of my life and we were glad when an asphalt road was...

 

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