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Articles from the June 6, 2024 edition


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  • Local and state officials to face opposition in 2024 election

    Jurri Schenck|Jun 6, 2024

    The period for local and state candidates to file to run for public office has closed and there will be a few contested races during the 2024 Election. The Primary Election Candidate Rosters have been released and will include the following candidates. For State Senator, District 20, two Republicans will face off, incumbent Ed Cooper of Ten Sleep and Tom Olmstead of Basin. For State Representative, District 28, incumbent John R. Winter will run against Kevin Skates, both Republicans from Thermop...

  • Fun time at Brewfest

    Jun 6, 2024

    Kelly Cole, left, gets excited to receive her beer sample from one of several Wyoming Breweries present during the Thermopolis Brewfest last Saturday. For more photos of the event, see page 10....

  • Dr. Williams resigns as chairman of HSH board

    Jurri Schenck|Jun 6, 2024

    At the May Hot Springs Health (HSH) board meeting, Chairman Dr. Bill Williams presented his resignation from the board effective June 1, 2024. The HSCMH District is accepting applications from interested parties to fulfill the balance of a 4 year unexpired term. More information on how to apply, see the public notice on page 11 of this paper. During the meeting, the board separately voted and passed the approval of two action items. One was to request all three mill levies from the Hot Springs C...

  • School board has video of meeting reviewed by legal council

    Jun 6, 2024

    On Thursday, May 16 the Hot Springs County School Board Trustees meeting was live streamed on YouTube as it is every month. Later that night it was taken down “to be reviewed by legal counsel” according to information released by the district. It was reposted on Wednesday, May 22. There were some emotional and heated discussions during the two-hour meeting. Facility use During the public comments section, Paul Collamer spoke and said, “I’d like to discuss policy KF-E regarding facility use and I’m here, as a representative of the Thermopol...

  • Colorful toys

    Jun 6, 2024

    Lemmy Bihr checks out some handmade toys at Ben Arthur's booth, Grandpa's Toys & Creations, during the first Thermopolis Farmers Market of the season. The market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in downtown Thermopolis at 5th and Broadway....

  • Monster battleground

    Jun 6, 2024

    Model maker Jim Lewis presents his large Godzilla and Kaiju board game to the students at NW BOCES. Lewis spent the last 20 years building and designing the setup for his son and neighborhood friends. The monsters battle each other and defend areas until the last monster is standing. Players use cards with symbols as part of game play such as knocking down buildings. Pictured, l-r, are NW BOCES students Zaydrian, Wyatt, Jacqueline, Alora, Joseph, Dominic, Cashton, and Isaiah. Also pictured are...

  • On the record

    Jun 6, 2024

    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. Correction Robert Dafoe was inadvertently left off the TMS sixth grade straight A list that was printed in last week’s paper. Our apologies for the error. Sheriff’s Office Monday, May 27 8:15 a.m. Teresa Maxine Velasquez, 4...

  • Students, citizen honored at awards ceremony

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Hot Springs County Pioneer Association announced the winners of the Jessie C. Thompson Writing Contest selected from Thermopolis Middle School students during a ceremony held at the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center. The contest was established by Mr. J.C. Thompson, Mrs. Thompson's son, in memory of his mother, who was Hot Springs County Superintendent of Schools for many years. Each student received a cash award according to their placing in each grade. Winners include, left to...

  • Sign up now for Hunter Education course

    Jun 6, 2024

    A Hunter Education Internet Completion Course will be offered in Thermopolis on Saturday, June 29 from 8 a.m.-noon at Thermopolis Middle School Library. This certification option is the mandatory second half of a two-part hybrid of online independent study. Students must have first completed the online at-home study portion of Wyoming hunter education (https://www.hunter-ed.com/wyoming/) before taking this 4-hour instructor-led, in-person portion. Students are required to be at least 10 years old to participate. However, this course is...

  • Car Rally planned for June 15

    Jun 6, 2024

    The 2024 31st Annual Hot Spot Car Rally will be on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Hot Springs State Park. Registration is from 8 a.m. until noon. Voting closes at 1 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. The event will feature vehicles on display, food, music and fun. The Poker Run will be Friday, June 14 beginning at the Kiwanis Shelter from 4-7 p.m. It’s $10 per hand. The poker run ends at the Hot Springs County Senior Center where hot dogs will be available for purchase by donation. Also, the Cruise-In will be Friday, June 1...

  • E.S.A. members honored at state convention

    Jun 6, 2024

    The 2024 state convention of Epsilon Sigma Alpha was held in Wheatland on May 31-June 2. Members of Alpha Phi Chapter #1148 attending include: Kim Enis, Jenifer Grimm, Michelle Herring, Stefanie Ireland, Cindy Magelky, and Linda Ziegler. The following awards were received. FIRST PLACE Outstanding Woman of the Year—Jenifer Grimm Outstanding Chapter of the Year 6-15 Members Gold Link Award for Excellence in Reporting Educational Programs Gold Seal Merit Award Best Reporting Chapter Secretary—Brenda Larson Best Reporting Philanthropic Cha...

  • Safety tips for summer

    Jun 6, 2024

    Summer is synonymous with relaxation and fun in the sun. Remembering these tips can help you enjoy summer as safely as possible. • Avoid heat-related illnesses: Hot summer days pose a significant threat if the proper measures aren’t taken to avoid heat-related illnesses. According to the National Safety Council, heat exhaustion, which occurs when the body loses excessive water and salt, and heat stroke, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes is marked by the body’s inability to control its temperature, can escalate rapid...

  • The pitfall of worry

    Jun 6, 2024

    by Bryan Golden Everyone is conditioned to worry. Our conditioning begins as soon as we learn to speak. Since we see everyone around us worrying, we emulate their behavior. There are no limits to what you worry about. You worry about the past. You worry about the present. You worry about the future. You worry about what might happen. You worry about what might not happen. You worry about what other people think, say, or do. You worry about the opinion others have of you. You worry about making mistakes. You worry about what you say. You spend...

  • Kindness is the best medicine

    Jun 6, 2024

    by Joanie Holm, RN, C.N.P. My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc, Richard P. Holm, M.D. Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March of 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point to one powerful action that strengthened our relationship with each other, with our family, our community and with our patients, it would be the act of kindness. Thankfully, Rick was alive to...

  • Suzanne Levinson Samelson

    Jun 6, 2024

    Suzanne Levinson Samelson died on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at her home in Thermopolis, Wyo., with her beloved husband at her side. She was 73 years old. Suzanne was born in Newark, N.J., grew up in Verona, N.J., and lived on the West Side of Manhattan, N.Y., for 46 years prior to moving to Thermopolis, WY in 2014. She graduated from Verona High School with the Class of 1968 and Barnard College in 1972. While living in NYC Suzanne had a varied career. From antique and gift shop entrepreneur at...

  • News briefs from around the state

    Jun 6, 2024

    From Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Commissioners protest BLM coal leasing change GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County Commissioners are protesting the Bureau of Land Management’s recent proposal to put an end to federal coal leases in the Powder River Basin. The federal agency announced its changes to the Buffalo Field Office land use plan in mid-May, and if it goes through, it would effectively kill coal mining in Campbell County 17 years from now. The plan targets the Powder River Basin and its 12 Wyoming coal mines, which are all located in...

  • Livestock show

    Jun 6, 2024

    Youth from Wyoming and the surrounding states traveled to Thermopolis last weekend to participate in the Hot Springs Jr. Livestock Show held at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. Participants showed heifers, beef, hogs, and lambs....

  • Price graduates from Connections Academy

    Jun 6, 2024

    Wyoming Connections Academy, Wyoming’s leading tuition-free, online program for students in grades K-12, celebrated the graduating Class of 2024 at the Cody Auditorium on Saturday, June 1. Students, family, friends and faculty gathered to honor the 58 graduating students during the in-person commencement ceremony. Wyoming Connections Academy’s Class of 2024 consists of graduates from many cities and towns across the state who received online programming. Among the Class of 2024 is Dalton Price, a local graduate from Thermopolis. Regarding thi...

  • Bowhunter's shoot

    Jun 6, 2024

    Allen Thurman takes a few warm-up shots while his dad, John, watches during the Bighorn Bowhunter's Sean Kostelecky Scholarship 3-D Shoot in Hot Springs State Park last weekend. The shoot was held both Saturday and Sunday and helped to raise money for scholarships....

  • Ballot initiative intended to cut property taxes in half awaits certification

    Jun 6, 2024

    by Jasmine Hall Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange Brent Bien has high hopes for his ballot initiative that could cut Wyoming property taxes in half for homeowners. And he’s one step closer to getting it in front of voters to make it state law. Joined by co-applicants Cheryl Aguilar and Rich Weber, Bien turned in 644 petition booklets to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office for certification Thursday. “We’re anxious to hear the results here in a couple of months,” said Bien, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate...

  • Wyoming officials side with Trump

    Jun 6, 2024

    by David Velazquez Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange Wyoming’s elected officials are standing with former President Donald Trump after he was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records in a New York case. Trump, who is seeking to win the presidency in November, is facing up to 4 years in prison per count, with a maximum of 20 years, for trying to illegally influence the 2016 election by falsifying business records to hide a hush money payment to a porn actor who claimed they had sex in 2006. Wyoming senators John B...

  • From Boston to the Pacific Ocean with a much-needed stop in Thermopolis

    Jun 6, 2024

    Story and photos submitted by Jim Mathewson Bill and Susan Worden stopped in Thermopolis on a recent Thursday. The Wordens live in Bend, Oregon, now famous as the home of the last Blockbuster Video Store in the country. The store has become a very big magnet for video-loving tourists as a result. Bend and Thermopolis have something in common. They're both on US20, the longest highway in the US. The road stretches 3,365 miles from Boston, Massachusetts on the East Coast to Newport, Oregon on the...

  • Bubble fun!

    Jun 6, 2024

    Avery Wychgram has a blast playing in the foam at the End of School/Summer Kickoff Foam Party at the Hot Springs County Library last week....

  • News briefs

    Jun 6, 2024

    County-wide rummage sale Residents in Hot Springs County will hold a county-wide Rummage Sale that includes locations in Thermopolis, East Thermopolis, Kirby and the surrounding rural areas. The sale will be on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. A list of participants and a map of their locations is available at the Chamber of Commerce office and Discover Thermopolis downtown. For more information, contact Judy Carswell at 921-8264. Summer reading program Hot Springs County Library is hosting the summer reading program for 1st-5th graders...

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