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Articles from the June 20, 2024 edition

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  • State eliminates HSC shooting complex proposal

    Jun 20, 2024

    Last week, the Hot Springs County Shooting Complex committee was notified by the State Task Force that their proposal for the State Shooting Complex has not been selected to move forward for further consideration. The letter explained, Task Force members spent hours developing and reviewing criteria and proposals to select a site to recommend to the legislature. They utilized a matrix for evaluating each proposal independently on a scale of 1-10. The scores were then aggregated across all Task Force members and criteria to give each proposal...

  • Candidate forum set for Tuesday

    Jun 20, 2024

    The Hot Springs County Republican Party will host a Candidate Forum for Legislative Candidates and County Commissioner candidates at the annex building on June 25, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The event will promptly start at 5:45 p.m. All are invited and light snacks will be available. The forum will allow candidates to demonstrate some of their views on current issues in Wyoming and HSC, and for the voters to get to know them a little better before the Primary Election in August. The event begins with the County Commissioner candidates...

  • Hot Spot Car Rally winners announced

    Jun 20, 2024

    The 2024 Thermopolis Hot Spot Car Rally filled Hot Springs State Park with nearly 100 impressive entries from near and far. The event was held last Saturday and also featured a Poker Run and Cruise In the previous evening. Attendees packed the park to view the vehicles and visit with their owners. At the end of the day, winners were announced in several categories including the following: Off Road: Ted Hubele, 1968 Ford Bronco. Motorcycle: Jake Brown 1972 Custom Mini Bike. Tractor: Christopher...

  • Vacation Bible School

    Jun 20, 2024

    Monday kicked off Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church with their Great Jungle Journey program. There was tons of fun for all the kids including, left to right, Davis Luebbe, Tinzley Neeff and Aubrey McLean, who teamed up to collect colored foam items in time to win the game....

  • Make plans to attend the first HSC Emergency Preparedness Fair

    Lara Love|Jun 20, 2024

    An Emergency Preparedness Mini-Fair will held at the Hot Springs County Fair Building on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The fair is sponsored by Wyoming Are You Ready? with the goal of informing the public about the importance of emergency preparation. The fair will feature workshops, presentations and Q & A opportunities with experts from Thermopolis, Worland, Greybull, Cody and Clark. Family- friendly activities will also be available. According to event representative, MaeCile Eastin,...

  • On the record

    Jun 20, 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 In the TMS honor roll, 7th grader Jaydyn Boren should have been listed on the all A honor roll instead of the A/B honor roll. Incorrect information was provided to the IR. We apologize for the error. Sheriff’s Offic...

  • Pinterest party

    Jun 20, 2024

    Marilyn Vass works on her sewing project during the Hot Springs County Senior Center's Pinterest Party last week. Attendees made crafts that they found on Pinterest and at the end of the night exchanged them with each other....

  • Veterans invited to pin ceremony

    Jun 20, 2024

    All Vietnam Veterans in Hot Springs, Washakie, Park and Fremont Counties are invited to a Bandaid for the Heart Pin ceremony that helps with the emotional healing of Vietnam Vets. It will be held at the Thermopolis VFW Post #2281 located at 302 Broadway St. on Sunday, June 30 from 1:30-4 p.m. Retired Air Force Officer, Major Mike Toyne of Omaha, Neb., will give a brief talk and present the pins to the attending Vietnam Veterans. In 2001, Monica Harvey from Stapleton, Neb., witnessed a Veterans Day Parade and was so moved by the Vietnam...

  • PRCA rodeo, parade hits town

    Jun 20, 2024

    The 20th Annual Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday, June 21-22 with rodeo action starting at 7 p.m. There will be food concessions and vendors. Vendor alley will be open to the public from 3-5 p.m. each day. Starting at 5 p.m., you must have a ticket to be inside the gates. There will be a live band following Saturday’s performance by the Wyo West Band. Ticket prices are adults $18, children ages 6-12 are $13, age 5 and under are free. Ask about the senior and veteran discounts. The PRCA Rodeo parade will be held on S...

  • Belly up to the Hole in the Wall Bar

    Jun 20, 2024

    by Jackie Dorothy Relive our lawless past during Outlaw Days June 20-23 at the Hot Springs County Museum. Thermopolis and Hot Springs County wasn’t always this quiet when the Hole in the Wall Gang roamed this remote area. Between robbery sprees and working on ranches, Butch Cassidy and his ‘boys’ would spend time in the local saloons quenching their thirst with beer and whiskey. Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. you can lean against the authentic Hole in the Wall bar where these cowboys once drank and enjoy your choice of beer, whisk...

  • Let us help promote your upcoming event

    Jun 20, 2024

    Members of our community work hard to put on all sorts of worthwhile events that attract a variety of groups and subject matter. Different organizations hold fundraisers, fun activities and other amazing opportunities to gather together. People need to know your event is happening. There are a variety of ways to get the word out, but please consider your local newspaper as an effective way to promote your event. People pay for this newspaper, which means they read it. Please know we here at the Independent Record do not get our news from...

  • How to prevent sudden death

    Jun 20, 2024

    by the late Richard P. Holm, MD My first experience with cardiopulmonary resuscitation was during the summer of 1969. I was an orderly in a Minneapolis intensive care unit (ICU) when my patient stopped breathing. I called for help and provided mouth-to-mouth breathing until the team arrived. Later the doctor told me I saved the patient’s life, further convincing me that medicine was my life’s purpose. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the act of rhythmically pushing on the chest and breathing into the mouth of a person whose heartbeat and...

  • Dorothy Lou Knighten

    Jun 20, 2024

    Dorothy Lou Knighten, 84, who was born on July 17, 1939, passed away on May 28, 2024, surrounded by her family. No services are planned.... Full story

  • Chamber plans for upcoming events

    Jun 20, 2024

    At the June 13 Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce board meeting, during old business CEO Meri Ann Dorman reminded attendees the Culpepper & Merriwether Circus will occur on July 7 with performances at 2 and 4:30 p.m. To clarify, two different companies are bringing a circus to Thermopolis this summer. The one Dorman refers to will be performed in the big tent located near the Hot Springs State Park headquarters. A small story about the circus coming up on June 28 appears to the right in the News briefs. Dorman reported that also...

  • Everyone welcome at VFW Post 2281

    Jun 20, 2024

    VFW Post 2281’s Club Manager Michael Berry provided an update on the Post and the direction they are heading. At the Town Council meeting on June 4, the council approved a Bar and Grill Liquor License for the Post. As a direct and immediate benefit, the VFW is proud to announce that “Any and All are Welcome at the VFW.” According to Berry, any resident, visitor, or tourist is more than welcome to avail themselves of the friendly and comfortable environment at the Post. Former Veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces are, of co...

  • News briefs

    Jun 20, 2024

    Rusty Old Truck Market The Rusty Old Truck Market will be held on Saturday, June 22 in downtown Thermopolis from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors will be selling reclaimed, reinvented and vintage items, handmade items and other goods. For more information, contact Hazel-N-Pearls at (307) 921-8540 or Double J Junk at (307) 921-9177. Bingo Run The 1890’s Riders are sponsoring a Bingo Run in June. A meet and greet with preregistration will be held on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at 7 Lazy S Cafe. The Bingo Run will be Saturday, June 22 with registration b...

  • HSSP tour

    Jun 20, 2024

    Hot Springs State Park Superintendent Chris Delay gave a tour of the park to Worland Eastside Elementary summer school students. Students learned about the natural hot springs and the buffalo herd....

  • Degenfelder expects new Title IX policies to be 'overturned'

    Jun 20, 2024

    by Aaron Pelczar Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange “The most prudent course of action at this time for Wyoming school districts is to continue under their current Title IX policies and practices,” said Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder on June 12. Degenfelder has voiced strong opposition to the Biden Administration’s new Title IX rules, which redefine sex discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation. The new rules, set to be implemented on August 1 have sparked significant contr...

  • Shooting sports camp

    Jun 20, 2024

    Hot Springs County 4-H members who attended the shooting sports camp held at H Diamond W located on upper Grass Creek include Alec Martinez, Seth Dickey, Logan Dafoe, Zylus Mollman, Cameron Martinez, Nate King, Silas Dickey, Gage McCumber, Tucker Bass, Logan Stewart, Cason Johnson, Bo Dafoe, Hoyt Peil, Issac Haddix, Kade Enis, Mac McCumber, Annalyn Sharp, Jodee Folsom, Casen Eckley, Kanon Bomengen, Gabe Ryan, Talon Owsley, Joshua Haddix, Scotty Bennett, Corbin Dean, Jessie Moore, Charlie...

  • Hot Spot Car Rally Highlights

    Jun 20, 2024

  • 1890s Riders continues displaying memorial flags

    Jurri Schenck|Jun 20, 2024

    The 1890s Riders club, along with community volunteers raised the Memorial Avenue of Flags at Monument Hill Cemetery last Friday for Flag Day. 1890s Riders organizer Frank Davis provided a background of the Memorial Avenue of Flags on display at the Monument Hill Cemetery. Davis said, "The Hawkins family started it back in 2016. They asked for six flags mainly for the memorial of veterans. Instead of getting six, they got 60. They had to go out and dig 60 holes out at the Monument Hill...