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Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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 By Mark Dykes    News    April 21, 2016

Council approves motion for judgement against county

Following an executive session Tuesday evening, the Thermopolis Town Council, with Councilman John...


Racing for a reason

Abigail Flowers and Oliver Bihr take laps on trikes inside the fair building Saturday for the...

 By April S. Kelley    News    April 21, 2016

Lodging tax will be on general election ballot

The County Commissioners approved the Travel and Tourism Board's request for permission to include a...

 By April S. Kelley    News    April 21, 2016

Hot Springs State Park master plan released, online comment period open

The Hot Springs State Park draft master plan was released Monday. The purpose of the 20-year master...


Shinost sentencing hearing continued

A sentencing hearing for Cody Shinost scheduled for Monday in Hot Springs County Fifth Judicial District Court was continued. A new date for his... Full story


Notifications released on registered sex offenders

The Hot Springs County Sheriff's office recently delivered notifications on three registered sex offenders who are residing in Thermopolis: •Darren...

 By Mark Dykes    News    April 21, 2016

New owners take over at Shorty's

Though the grand opening is still a few weeks away, Shorty's owner Debra Lackey has no plans to...

 By April S. Kelley    News    April 21, 2016

Two Angry Guys Concrete business

Two Angry Guys Concrete is a local business started by Joseph Alu and his dad, Calvin Turnbaugh....


Prom set for Saturday

Hot Springs County High School will be holding their junior/senior prom from 9 p.m. – midnight Saturday at the Days Inn Ballroom. This year's theme...

 By Lara Love    Activities    April 21, 2016

Raffle drawing

Jeff Strong mixes up the raffle tickets before drawing for a winner during the Bill McCormick...


Pioneer Association meeting Saturday

The Hot Springs County Pioneer Association will hold their annual meeting Saturday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hot Springs County Museum and...

 By April S. Kelley    News    April 21, 2016

Lights On staff recognized during appreciation week

Hot Springs County School District's Lights On Afterschool program is joining with the National Afte...

 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 21, 2016

When to pull the plug

On our way out of town last weekend, my wife and I had one of those "deep" discussions. It started...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Ahh, sweet democracy

Donald Trump is boiling over more than usual from the frustration of watching past victories being eroded by curious math formulas that seem to deny...


Support for community hospital

I want to again show my support for a locally run, full care hospital and encourage others to share their support, which is also a show of support of...

 By Hub Whitt    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Federal land should stay as is

I would like to bring up a couple things about the upcoming election. First, I have seen and heard all the plans about "getting our land back from...

 By Russ Ferree    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Unhappy with lack of responsibility being taken for budget crisis

A banner headline sensationalizing a, "crisis," at the library should have been followed by the Five Ws. You failed to speak with the library...

 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Did the mountains come first or the river?

Regarding Duane Richter's letter, I do not argue with or dispute anyone's religious beliefs. I do believe that religion and science are not mutually...


Christopher Stewart

Christopher David Stewart died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home. Christopher was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 1, 1957, to David Hugh and... Full story


David Hammond

David L. Hammond, 85, passed peacefully at his home in Thermopolis on Friday, April 15, 2016.   He was born September 14, 1930, to George R. and... Full story

 By Mark Dykes    News    April 21, 2016

ProStart students get commercial experience

In the coming weeks, students in the Hot Springs County High School ProStart program will get some...

 By April S. Kelley    News    April 21, 2016

Travel and Tourism Board position open

The Hot Springs County Commissioners are seeking applicants for the Hot Springs County Travel and...


Bobcat golfers play at home tournament

The Bobcat golf team had two events last week, including a Riverton invite and their only home...

 By Mark Dykes    Sports    April 21, 2016

Bobcat tracksters conquer cold weather in Riverton

The Bobcats saw plenty of State qualifying times and distances when they headed to Riverton for the...


Golf course hosts first tourney of the season

A Two-Person Best Ball Tournament was held at the Thermopolis Golf Course on Sunday with the father/son team of Hudson and Frank Roling taking the... Full story


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