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 By Mark Dykes    News    November 14, 2019

County museum poker room on display

Watch any old Western movie, and it’s a pretty safe bet there’s going to be a saloon scene with...

 By Mark Dykes    News    November 7, 2019

Pounds of meth kept out of community

Through the assistance of several law enforcement agencies, three pounds of methamphetamine were...


Fun-filled night

Among the stops for Halloween trick-or-treating was Risen Son Southern Baptist Church. In addition...

 By Mark Dykes    News    November 7, 2019

Striplin speaks on move to Thermopolis

Varnie Striplin moved to Thermopolis in 2000, though he was originally born and raised in Albany,...

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    November 7, 2019

Bobcats head to semifinals

With a big 49-14 win, the Bobcats busted through the Wyoming High School State Quarterfinals by... Full story

 By Mark Dykes    News    November 7, 2019

Planning committee discusses power outage concerns

During an informal meeting of the Hot Springs County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) on Mo...


A wonderful cast

Among the Halloween sights every year is the staff at Red Rock Family Practice, who have dressed up...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 31, 2019

Hospital board approves policy changes

During the Tuesday evening meeting of the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, ch...


Candy smash

Mya Anderson takes a swing at one of several piñatas available during the downtown Moonlight...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 31, 2019

Unraveling the mystery of the 'Outlaw Groupie'

Halloween always has associated with it an air of mystery and of spirits roaming the earth, at... Full story

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    October 31, 2019

Lady Cats cross country team runners up at state

The high school girls returned from the 2A State Championships in Afton with a second place win -...

 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Some final words

For those of you who haven't heard yet, this will be my last official personal column at the Thermop...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 31, 2019

Fish numbers show increase

October 14-16 saw members of Wyoming Game and Fish on a four-mile stretch of the Big Horn River,...

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    October 31, 2019

Bobcats have close finish

Team Bobcat was defeated by Burns Friday night by a score of 29-28, Coach Matt McPhie stated....

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    October 31, 2019

Middle school wrestling opens

Last Saturday, the Thermopolis Middle School wrestling team opened its season at the Powell Invitati... Full story


Holiday food drive beings

The Christmas Baskets Program started in about 1982 at NOWCAP, moved to the Elks, then to the...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 31, 2019

Kelly speaks about life experiences

Born in Great Falls, Mont., in 1958, George Kelly graduated from Charles M. Russell high school -...


Early treats

Sheriff Jerimie Kraushaar, as well as Deputy Casey Freund, stopped by Ralph Witters Elementary last...


Spirits of the season

John and Terry Kimes have quite the display set up for Halloween at their home on East Broadway. In...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 24, 2019

New chamber board members, officers elected

During their Oct. 10 meeting, the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members J...

 By Mark Dykes    News    October 24, 2019

Tuffner reflects on move here

Waiting to get some lunch at the Hot Springs County Senior Center, Betty Tuffner visited for a few...


The chase

Though blasters are the typical weapon of choice at the monthly Nerf Wars, there are plenty who...

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    October 24, 2019

Cats get monumental win

With a final score of 56-12 last Friday, Thermopolis got its first win over a Glenrock team in five...

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    October 24, 2019

High placers at cross county regionals

Thermopolis was home to the Five Rivers Conference Meet last Friday, and the runners really showed...


Fall finale

Visitors to Thermopolis took advantage of the warm weather last Saturday to squeeze in a game of...


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