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Articles from the January 26, 2023 edition


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  • Agencies discuss forming Joint Powers Water District

    Jurri Schenck|Jan 26, 2023

    On January 17 the Hot Springs County Commissioners held an informal discussion with various entities to organize a Joint Powers Water District potentially. Representatives from the Town of Thermopolis, Owl Creek Water District, South Thermopolis Water & Sewer District, and Red Lane were present. East Thermopolis and Lucerne were invited but were not able to attend. Commission Chairman Tom Ryan provided some history for the group discussion saying, “In 2018, we started down this path. We had a l...

  • Winter recital

    Jan 26, 2023

    Tiffany's Suzuki School of Violins and Ms. Betsy's Piano Students held their Winter Recital at Risen Son Baptist Church last Monday. Student Raylan Rankin performs at the piano under the guidance of Betsy Johnson....

  • Update provided on BHB Nature & Discovery Center

    Jan 26, 2023

    At Hot Springs County Commissioners meeting held last Tuesday at the Annex building Toddi Darlington and Joe Moon, with Jeb Schenck, presented to the commissioners a design update on the Big Horn Basin Nature & Discovery Center plans. They showed them colored architecture sketches from a ground-level view and a top-down view. They also explained the features they plan to construct which include a water feature, how a dam, water, and erosion work. They also will have a feature that discusses the petroglyphs and the formations of Legend Rock....

  • Resolution calls for gathering, slaughter of wild horses

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) rode horseback into the Red Desert to see some new country last year. An outfitter and rancher, Winter was accompanied by a rangeland specialist and members of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. During the outing he learned a good bit about a growing natural resource concern in that corner of the state: Wild horses. "I'll tell you, there are just too many horses," Winter said. "They're affecting sage grouse and other wildlife, and...

  • Concerned citizen asks about snow piles

    Jan 26, 2023

    The Thermopolis Town Council held a brief meeting last Tuesday evening at the Town Hall. During citizen participation, one subject requested a list of the council members’ names and contact information for the general public so they could exercise their right to petition the government. Another citizen requested information about how to get on the agenda and to do it through the proper channels. During the town department reports Director of Public Works Ernie Slagle held a brief discussion with a citizen about snow plowing in the streets. T...

  • On the record

    Jan 26, 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, Jan. 16 6:38 p.m. Report of a single vehicle vs. deer accident at Highway 20 N and Red Lane. 10:35 p.m. Report of items allegedly being removed from a property. The report was unfounded. Tuesday, Jan. 17...

  • Winter Farmers Market

    Jan 26, 2023

    The January Winter Farmers Market was held last Thursday at the VFW. Abbie Leecrain of Leecrain Family Home Foods sells bread to Lonny Ramsey as Angel Smith talks with him. Local vendors offered up baked goods, canned goods, soaps, crafts and more. The February Winter Farmers Market is set for 4-6:30 p.m. at the VFW on Thursday, February 16....

  • Spann fundraiser Saturday

    Jan 26, 2023

    A cookie car fundraising auction will be held for Thermopolis Post Office employee Danny Spann on Saturday, January 28 at the Hot Springs County Fair Building. Spann is currently undergoing medical treatment for cancer. Proceeds will help with lodging, travel expenses and meals. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction starting at 6 p.m. For more information or to donate an item to the auction, contact Dawn Jones at (307) 921-8611 or Susan Linko at (307) 752-0421.... Full story

  • Epperson joins Homestead Realty

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Jurri Schenck Tatum Epperson is a new real estate agent in Thermopolis and works at Homestead Realty. Epperson has been licensed since 2015 when she lived in Kansas City, Missouri. Regarding her motivation and experience said, "I am following in the footsteps of my grandma and my mom, which my grandma got licensed in like 1973. So combined we have like over 50 years of real estate background. I just feel like I have some fresh, fresh ideas for this town and for property owners." Epperson desc...

  • Hitting the debt ceiling again

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Dave Bonner, Powell Tribune Here we go again. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has advised Congress and the president that the debt ceiling —the amount of debt that the U.S. is authorized to take on — will need to be raised. Again. The current level of the federal government debt ceiling is $31.4 trillion, and the clock on the national debt is spinning so fast that the treasury secretary says that it will be exhausted within the month. If it seems like this is a repeat performance, that’s because it is. The debt ceiling was last raise...

  • Not all the forgets is dementia

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, MD Frequently, my patients will come to a visit and bring up a major concern: “Doc, I think I might have dementia; my memory seems to be slipping.” They might give examples of having difficulty finding words, forgetting people’s names, or just feeling like their thinking is slower. Many of them know a family member who had dementia, and they are worried. My first response is to hear their concerns; of course, if a patient is showing early signs of dementia, we want to assess that and do our best to get to a diagnosis f...

  • Slow down, pay attention

    Jan 26, 2023

    I have wanted to write this letter to the editor for years. I started driving farm equipment here in the 60s, as did most of my classmates from the HSCHS Class of 68. We got our driver’s license at 15 years of age. I joined the Army at 17 where I drove 2.5 ton to 25 ton trucks. A year in Vietnam and 3 years in Germany with a couple of drivers’ academies. I crewed Hueys for the next 8 years, driving my car in Panama seeing how people drive in Central America – Honduras/El Salvador. After I retired from the Army, I drove 18 wheelers, 48 state...

  • George Todorovich

    Jan 26, 2023

    George Todorovich passed away December 28, 2022, in Casper, Wyo. Born in Kirby, Wyo., on April 1, 1930, to Eli and Nellie Todorovich. He graduated from Hot Springs County High School in 1948. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Korea during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged from the military, he enrolled at Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University - Billings) and met Mary Walsh. They married in 1957 in Red Lodge, Mont. Both began a long teaching career in Casper, Wyo. George... Full story

  • Arlie Lorine Cornella

    Jan 26, 2023

    Arlie Lorine Cornella, 96, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023, in Casper, Wyo.... Full story

  • Bobcats to host Worland Friday

    Tatum Epperson|Jan 26, 2023

    The varsity boys Bobcat basketball team hosted the Powell Panthers at home last Friday with the Cats falling to the #4 ranked Panthers 85-59. "We played really well in the first quarter. We hit a lull in the second quarter where Powell outscored us by 17. We were able to make a few runs in the second half but couldn't make up the ground from getting down by 17 in the 2nd," said coach Shane Corpening. He added, "Offensively I thought we played our best game of the season. We were getting open loo...

  • Lady Cats reminded to keep it simple

    Jan 26, 2023

    Last Friday the varsity Lady Cats basketball team played a conference game against the Powell Panthers. The girls had some good moments in stopping Powell and had good performance on the offense end, but fell to the Lady Panthers 58-32. “We knew this would be a tough game especially mentally. Would we bounce back from losing to them the previous week? We had prepared for their pressure defense all week,” said coach David Villa. Freshman Jayssie Owsley would get hurt Monday during practice and be sidelined the whole week. “We made adjus...

  • Wrestling club members bring home hardware

    Jan 26, 2023

    Thermopolis Wrestling Club members competed in the RMN Wild West Championship wrestling tournament held last Saturday at the Casper Events Center. Overall the team came in 11th place out of 110 teams in the morning session and they came in 9th out of 103 teams in the afternoon session. Several wrestlers brought home individual metals. In the morning session, Gabe Ryan at 50 lbs. and Hodlen Loden HWT placed first, Tanner Myers at 77 lbs. and Trenton Enis at 89 lbs. placed second, Cannon Boren at 116 lbs. placed third, Nash Bowker at 46 lbs....

  • Wrestlers headed to Ron Thon

    Jan 26, 2023

    Friday and Saturday the Cats and Lady Cats were in Lander for the Lander Valley Invite. The tournament is a large tournament with almost all of the 3A schools in the state along with some of the best 2A schools. As a team, the Cats did not fair as well as the previous week, with only one varsity placer, three Lady Cat placers and five JV placers. "On the varsity side we had a lot of tough draws in the tournament which we expect and have goals of competing in those tough matches. For the most...

  • TMS boys basketball scoreboard

    Tatum Epperson|Jan 26, 2023

    Thermopolis Middle School boys basketball teams have been busy. The following is a recap of scores and coaches comments from their recent games. Eighth A & B teams Thermopolis A (48) v. Powell A (29) Both 8th A and 8th Bteams traveled to Powell to take on the Panthers. Coach Ryan Shaffer said, “This was a good game for us as we started out with a big lead in the 1st quarter and never looked back. Brody Welch and Anthony Cheatham gave us some much needed post work as well Ty Simeral and Jordan Garrison working it in from the outside.” The Bobcat...

  • Speech and Debate team captures first place at Jackson

    Jan 26, 2023

    After hosting two successful home tournaments, the Hot Springs County High School Speech Team competed at the Worlando Beach Invitational Speech and Debate Meet on 13-14 January, hosted by Worland High School. The team placed 3rd among 1A/2A schools with 18 schools in attendance and over 350 individual entries. The Bobcats also traveled to the Jackson Hole Speech and Debate Tournament on 20-21 January, hosted by Jackson Hole High School. The team placed 1st among 1A/2A schools with 12 schools in attendance and over 250 individual entries. Senio...

  • Panel proposes $5M for housing

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —Urged to do something about the state’s lagging housing stock, a legislative committee voted Tuesday to set aside $5 million for a new infrastructure grant. The grant, which would be funded by Wyoming’s remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief money, is a kind of counter-offer to one of Gov. Mark Gordon’s December budget proposals. In a letter to the Joint Appropriations Committee, Gordon originally asked for $15 million in relief money for unmet housing needs....

  • BINGO!

    Jan 26, 2023

    Several players packed the room and had fun playing Bingo at the Hot Springs County Senior Center last Saturday....

  • Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

    Jan 26, 2023

    by Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne. His new language removed the trust fund and directed the Wyoming Department of Health to request an appropriation to fund the suicide prevention system in its next budget request. Brown told lawmakers on th...

  • Hot Springs Health board updated on CHNA report

    Jurri Schenck|Jan 26, 2023

    At the December Hot Springs Health board meeting, Dr. Mattson Mathey gave the medical staff report and said they passed a couple of policies and updated their circumcision policy. They also discussed their increase in numbers for OB and to make sure they have enough specialty nurses available to absorb and safely care for their increased numbers. Mathey said they have potentially 16 deliveries for January. During the CEO report, Scott Alwin detailed his efforts in physician recruitment. He also...

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