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Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition


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  • Subdivision approval on hold due to easement questions

    Jurri Schenck|May 12, 2022

    At the May 5 Hot Springs County Land Use Planning Commission held at the Annex building, the commission continued their discussion of the Red Rim Ranch Subdivision application. The application was previously discussed at the April 20 meeting where public comments were given. At this meeting, there were no formal public comments. However, the planning commission did ask questions of both the applicant Brian Hayek and residents of the Red Rim area, particularly those who live on Lane 14. The plann...

  • Mother's Day Tea

    May 12, 2022

    Jeni Schrawyer and her daughters, Ezarah, Evani and Eisley, put on pretty spring dresses and hats to attend the Mother's Day Tea held last Saturday at the Hot Springs County Senior Center....

  • Funds requested for digital sign at fairgrounds

    Jurri Schenck|May 12, 2022

    At the May 3 Thermopolis Town Council meeting held at the Town Hall, Jackie Dorothy from Travel and Tourism presented to the council their joint project of installing a digital sign at the fairgrounds. Dorothy reported that the Tourism Board, the Fair Board, and the Rec Board have raised $70,000 for the $120,000 needed. They still need $50,000. Dorothy asked the council if they could find $5,000 to $10,000 in their next budget to contribute. Mayor Mike Chimenti asked Dorothy for a formal letter...

  • Vandalism

    May 12, 2022

    On the night of May 6, one or more people entered the bentonite mine off of Missouri Flat Road and began tampering with equipment. The suspects ultimately tipped over a portable pumping unit into a pond causing an estimated $30,000 worth of damage. Evidence was collected and sent to the State Crime Lab. The Sheriff's Office is looking for any leads or information that may help find those involved. A reward for information leading to prosecution is available. Call Hot Springs County Sheriffs...

  • Commissioners updated on GIS progress

    Jurri Schenck|May 12, 2022

    At the May 3 Hot Springs County Commissioners meeting held at the Annex building, Brian Clarkson from T-O Engineers provided an update on the GIS report via speakerphone. Clarkson said they are continuing the mapping of the county road easements and right-of-way descriptions to link to historical documents. They are also performing updates and expansions on the Road and Bridge Online Applications for their maintenance. Regarding anticipated work, Clarkson said they will incorporate land-use...

  • On the record

    May 12, 2022

    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 Wednesday, May 4 12:20 a.m. Ayrton Taylor Henderson, 27, from Colorado, was arrested for alleged driving while under the influence of alcohol, speeding, and having an expired temporary license permit. 9:26 a.m. Re...

  • New Windows

    May 12, 2022

    Doug and Jared Nichols of Nichols Construction prepared the window frames of the Masonic Hall for new glass as it undergoes renovations. According to Eric Kay, the grant that paid for the work came from the National Main Street Center, which is a subsidy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The work replaced the bottom two windows on the front. The Masons will apply for another grant to fix the top two windows as soon as they can....

  • Gymkhana series kicks off Saturday

    May 12, 2022

    The 2022 Gymkhana Series kicks off Saturday, May 14 at Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. Competitors can enter beginning at 9 a.m. Events include barrels, poles, goat tying, flag race and a fun event. Age groups are 5 and under (lead), 6 and under (not lead), 7-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Year end awards will be given in all age groups. Must participate in three rodeos to be eligible for year end awards and three events to be eligible for all-around awards. For more information, contact Amber at 307-431-1165....

  • Vietti to speak at museum meeting

    May 12, 2022

    The Hot Springs County Historical Society will hold a program by Laura Vietti called “Tropical Tapirs in Wyoming: The Origins, Evolutions, and Preservation of Wyoming’s Most Recent Fossil Tapir Discovery” following their May meeting on Saturday , May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Historical Museum. In the summer of 2016, a large mammal was recovered from Wyoming state lands in the approximately 53 million-year-old Fossil Lake strata near Kemmerer, Wyoming. The fossil is currently on display at the Wyoming State Museum. Initial investigations sugge...

  • HSCHS graduation Sunday

    May 12, 2022

    The Hot Springs County High School Graduation Ceremony will be Sunday, May 15 beginning at 2 p.m. in the HSCHS gymnasium. The ceremony for the class of 2022 will include 45 seniors who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Jacob Randall is the class valedictorian and Jean-Luc Willson is class salutatorian. Seniors Randall and Lee Grimm will also be graduating with an associates degree from Central Wyoming College because they were able to earn the required credits while attending high school. A story on their accomplishment will run in...

  • Town clean-up next week

    May 12, 2022

    The Town of Thermopolis will be holding its annual Spring Clean-Up on May 16-21. All residents and business owners are encouraged to clean their property in preparation for the upcoming summer season. According to the Town’s Director of Public Works Ernie Slagle and Assistant to Mayor Fred Crosby, four 20 feet dumpsters will be located at these addresses for residents: 14th Street next to the tennis courts, 9th Street and Big Horn, 8th Street and Amoretti, and the 200 block of 2nd Street. There will also be a Free Dump Day at the town landfill...

  • Great Until 8 set for Saturday

    May 12, 2022

    Main Street Thermopolis’ Great until 8! monthly shopping event takes place this Saturday, May 14. This second Saturday event showcases the businesses who are staying open until 8 p.m. or later in town. Since the first one last October, Main Street has grown this event from 11 participants to 16. Shoppers can win a $100 gift certificate by entering a drawing. Bring your receipts from the participating businesses, with the date and time of purchase on them, to Discover Thermopolis by 8:15 p.m. The $100 gift certificate will be valid at the b...

  • Property tax burden too much

    May 12, 2022

    Property taxes shooting up 50%, 70%, 90% in a single year — or 337% in four years, depending on what properties sold in a neighborhood — shows just how broken Wyoming’s tax structure is. While claiming to be staunchly anti-tax, Wyoming lawmakers are taxing some residents at these exponential, eye-popping rates. Skyrocketing bills illustrate the need for the Legislature to find new ways to pay for schools and other basic needs. Historically, new taxes have been shot down. Legislators won’t tax personal income. They won’t tax corporate income. T...

  • Brooks Kaapuni Sing Luke

    May 12, 2022

    Brooks Kaapuni Sing Luke, 85, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Uintah, Utah. He was born on February 18, 1937, in Honolulu, Hiawii, to Edward Chin and Tamar Wong Luke. Brooks was the first member of his family to graduate from high school and was top of his class. He joined the Marine Corps in July 1952 and actively pursued advanced military training in his career. He retired from the Marine Corps in June of 1975, after serving in Vietnam and receiving numerous awards,... Full story

  • Patricia Ann McClintock

    May 12, 2022

    Our dear Mom, Patricia Ann McClintock, passed peacefully on May 3, 2022, just short of her 93rd birthday, in Mission Viejo, Calif. Sunday was Mother's Day, and the McClintock Family misses her energy and witty sense of humor. She treasured her husband, Gene. She loved and enjoyed her four children, Rocky, Melanie, Harlan, and Sherri. She adored her grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, friends, exercise, and the Lord. Her many years of life in Thermopolis remained a heartfelt memory.... Full story

  • Harold Richard Dickinson

    May 12, 2022

    Harold Richard Dickinson, 91-year-old Basin resident, passed away May 7, 2022, at his home in Basin, Wyo. Harold was born June 27, 1930, in Greybull, Wyo. to Raymond and Bessie Ermil (Smith) Dickinson. Burial and graveside services were held May 11, 2022, at Shell Cemetery, aka Smith Cemetery, in Shell, Wyo. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.... Full story

  • New blood pressure program offered

    May 12, 2022

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is targeting high blood pressure with a new, free program that includes blood pressure self-monitoring, education and other support. Known as the Healthy Heart Ambassador Program, the effort will be available at no cost to Wyoming adults diagnosed with high blood pressure. “High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease,” said Amber Nolte, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with WDH. “Hypertension is often referred to as a ‘sile...

  • Bobcats perform well at home

    May 12, 2022

    Thermopolis Bobcat Track and Field team members hosted their home meet last Friday earning some PRs and pre qualifying for state in some events. "I was really proud of how our team went out and competed at our home track meet. We saw a lot of great performances and PR's. I am proud of our athletes seeing their hard work at practice pay off," said coach Calder Forcella. Hallie Martinez had a great senior day posting a PR in the Triple Jump and contributed to a pre qual time in the 4x8 relay....

  • Thermopolis Middle School tracksters win firsts at home meet

    May 12, 2022

    Thermopolis Middle School hosted the Yellowstone Conference Track and Field meet last Saturday. TMS students broke records, earned personal bests and had several impressive finishes. Individual results include (with placings through 10th): Girls Sixth grade 100 yard dash: Logann Farrell 6th 14.79; Isabella Hubele 16.05 200 yard dash: Logann Farrell 8th 31.64 400 yard dash: Logann Farrell 1st 1:09.33 800 yard run: Izzie Hetzel 8th 3:05.11 1600 yard run: Izzie Hetzel 5th 6:58.74 100 yard hurdles:...

  • Boys golf team takes second in Cody

    May 12, 2022

    Bobcat golfers competed in the Cody HS/MS Spring invite last Friday. The boys team won 2nd place with a 352, behind first place Cody with a 341. Worland came in third with 376, Lander was 4th with 377, Lovell was 5th with 381, Sheridan was 6th with 390 and Powell was 7th with 412. Hardy Johnson came in 3rd in the large high school boys division by shooting a 75. Wyatt McDermott came in 4th with an 82, followed by Seth Weyer for the Cats in 9th place with an 88. Spencer Calhoun shot a 103, Hayden Overfield shot a 107, Tyler Chrisien shot a 110,...

  • High school FFA chapter holds banquet

    May 12, 2022

    The 2021-2022 Thermoplis High School 84th annual FFA Banquet opened with advisor Britton Van Heule introducing the officers who are reporter Tucker Lake, sentinel Hanna Hill, secretary Lexi Overfield, second vice president Morgan Slover, vice president Cadence Steadman and president Hallie Martinez. Following dinner at the banquet, numerous awards were presented to FFA members and community members were honored for their support of the chapter. A.M. Hartwig was the very first Ag teacher at Hot...

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