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Happy Father's Day

It seems as though we jumped from winter right into summer this year with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing the past couple of weeks....

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 14, 2018 

Important life lessons

Some time ago, I was surprised by a question from a young friend (actually a teenager): What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the loo...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 14, 2018 

It's a team effort

Recently, my oldest son started playing tee ball through the Hot Springs County Rec Department....

 

Meeting deadlines

The official June 1 deadline for filing for local elected positions has now passed, and the coming months look to be an exciting time as we have sever...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Really miss those days

“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the heck happened.” I do think about...

 

School's out for summer

For most students, its one of the most wonderful times of the year. Summer break from school is upon us. Children are able to take a break from the...

 

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 Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Take advantage of the opportunities

Thermopolis was recently designated as an “opportunity zone.” In essence, this means people –...

 

Honor our fallen this weekend

This weekend there’s plenty going on. School is letting out for the summer, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament is happening and temperatures...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Green grass and flowers galore

Its time to pull out the shorts and tank tops! No, wait, jeans and a sweatshirt. Oh, let me grab my...

 

Thank a peace officer

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police...

 
 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 Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 17, 2018

A word about community support

Sixty years ago (Oh my gosh, can it be that long ago?), Cody hosted Torrington in the state championship 3A football game in a November blizzard, 38...

 

Make mom feel special

This Sunday, we celebrate the ones who brought us into this world, the matriarchs, the ones who kissed our booboos, read us stories, gave us treats...

 
 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 Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

You can go on the internet and find a special day or special week for almost anything these days,...

 

Kudos to all involved

The past few weeks have shattered our complacency in Hot Springs County. No longer can we say, “It can’t happen here” after an attempted murder...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Ready to make the trip

May is officially here, and among the various celebrations coming in the next few weeks graduation a...

 
 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...

 

Doing what we can for public safety

Things have certainly got a little crazy in town since Friday the 13th, with regard to crimes and dangerous individuals in the area. We’ve already...

 

Don't miss the spring production

I’m going to give you a little tip. Go see the high school Drama Club’s spring production,...

 

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...

 

Exercise caution when burning

It certainly seems like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, giving us days in the 70s followed by snow and rain before teasing us with another...

 

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