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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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  • School district website app available

    Kirk Boxleitner|Jan 5, 2023

    The Hot Springs County School District’s Tech Specialist Rick Groh provided a primer to the school board on the district’s new website app on Dec. 15 Groh reported the app had been under development since the start of the school year, and explained how it ties directly into the school district’s website, which is about two years old. According to Groh, the calendars and announcements for the district and each of its schools, that already appear online, are also available via the smartphone app. “Any time we send an all-call, or a push notific...

  • Fun time in Thermopolis

    Jan 5, 2023

    Aaron Yancey and daughter Reese, 4, and son Wyatt, 5, from Casper visited Thermopolis to go swimming and skate around over the holiday break. They spent time hitting the pucks and having a great vacation together. The ice skating rink is located near the baseball fields....

  • 2022 - A look back at the year in Hot Springs County

    Jan 5, 2023

    There were many memorable things that happened in Hot Springs County in 2022. The following is a look back at an important or unique story from each week of the year. January January 6 The Hot Springs County Commissioners held a public hearing at the Annex Building on December 21 to address the request for a land-use change for the Steven's property and their Tipi Retreat business. County Planner Bo Bowman introduced the application to the commissioners and said that the property is located at...

  • On the record

    Jan 5, 2023

    On the Record policy It is the Thermopolis Independent Record’s policy that all people arrested or cited under the “Accidents,” “Sheriff’s office” or “Police department” in the On the Record section are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We print the names of all people upon their initial arrest. Sheriff’s Office Monday, Dec. 26 12:16 p.m. Report of a bull on the highway. Deputies pushed the bull back into a pasture. WYDOT was notified and fixed a section of fencing. 1:02 p.m. Report of a vehicle vs. deer accident that hap...

  • Balloon drop

    Jan 5, 2023

    As the crowd raises their glasses, Allison Woodward and Jan Sharp assist in getting the balloons to drop during the Hot Springs County Senior Center Ringing in the "Noon" Year event last Friday....

  • Senior center to host cribbage tourney

    Jan 5, 2023

    The Hot Springs County Senior Center will host a fundraising cribbage tournament on Saturday, January 7 at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and participants must be 18 years and older. The entry fee is $20, which includes $5 day money for the highest total points for the day. Director Trenda Moore said that they received “rave reviews” about the cribbage tourneys and they plan to hold them quarterly. Call the senior center at 864-2151 to get signed up now....

  • Blood drive set for Monday

    Jan 5, 2023

    The first Community Blood Drive for 2023 will be held at the Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 9 from 2-6 p.m. The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Hot Springs Health Hospital Auxiliary. The community quota each time is 56 units of blood, and due to the generous donors, that goal has almost been reached. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Contact the Community Blood Coordinator, Melene Mierzejewski to schedule an appointment at (307) 240-1414. If you are unable to attend the January blood donation, the next opportunity...

  • It is time to believe

    Jan 5, 2023

    by Jurri Schenck We have been here before and we are going to better places. It’s easy to take the black pill and only see the negative in our circumstances. Why not? We have inflation, a possible world war, a toxic political environment, etc, etc. What will you choose? To give you some hope and vision, it is important to remember that there have been situations like this in the past. There have always been turning points where the context looked extremely dire. A beautiful picture to illustrate this is watching a large flock of birds flying i...

  • Why isn't more being done?

    Jan 5, 2023

    What has N.A.T.O. done? It was formed after WWII to make sure that no country would ever be taken over by oppressors again. Ukraine has been completely destroyed - no heat, water, food or shelter is left. Putin is breaking rules of war everyday. He’s bombing hospitals, schools, refugee camps. He’s not targeting the military but the civilians. N.A.T.O. won’t use military force against him, but sanctions. Military force might cause a war, remember 1937? The war has already started. Now the world can see how weak the U.S. and N.A.T.O. reall...

  • First Day Hike

    Jan 5, 2023

    Hot Springs State Park Superintendent Kevin Skates leads the way for the first day hike last Sunday morning. Hikers met at the Thermopolis Golf Course and hiked the new Runway Trail that connects T-Hill and Roundtop trails....

  • Photo contest winners

    Jan 5, 2023

    The winners of the IR sponsored reader community photography contest are: top, Terry TenBoer first place, bottom left, second place Bill Waltz and bottom right, third place Byron Jacobson. We want to thank everyone who submitted photo entries. Winners can pick up their Chamber Bucks at the IR office....

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