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  • Reunion weekend

    Jurri Schenck|Jul 13, 2023

    Get ready to catch up with old friends, share stories and make new memories during the Hot Springs County High School All Class Reunion this weekend. According to Shasta Shafer, of the Alumni Association, there will be a social event at the VFW located at 302 Broadway on Saturday, July 15 beginning at 8 p.m. No dinner will be served, but drinks will be available for purchase. Music will be played and there will be room to dance. Donations will be accepted during the event. Individual classes...

  • Foamy fun

    Jul 13, 2023

    Last Friday, more than 100 children enjoyed themselves at the dance party/bubble bath playground as part of the Hot Springs County Library's celebration of their summer reading program....

  • County Geographic Information System update provided to commissioners

    Jurri Schenck|Jul 13, 2023

    At the July 5 Hot Springs County Commissioners board meeting, Maddie Ross of Ardurra gave the Geographic Information System (GIS) report and said regarding work completed that they are nearly finished attributing septic permit information in the online GIS database. They worked on verifying address locations and legal descriptions of septic permits from 2011 to 1978. They also began distance to the nearest intersection analysis for road features in the Road Maintenance field application. They...

  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Jul 13, 2023

    Members of the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department put on an amazing fireworks show on the Fourth of July. Monetary donations from citizens and businesses help make the event possible....

  • Gift of the Waters Pageant, Discovery Days planned for first weekend in August

    Jul 13, 2023

    Two local events, that will be well attended by visitors and locals alike, are being planned for the first weekend in August Gift of the Waters Pageant “Moccasined feet of Indians trod the paths surrounding the Big Horn Hot Springs long before the coming of the first white man.” These words open the “History of the Spring” written by Jessie L. Duhig and are found in the program for the annual Gift of the Waters Historic Pageant that will be performed at 6 p.m. on August 5 and 6. The Pageant honors when members of the Shoshone and Arapaho...

  • On the record

    Jul 13, 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. Highway Patrol Monday, July 3 1:30 p.m. Derrick J Moser, 56, from Worland, was arrested on a Hot Springs County bench warrant. The original charges are unknown. Sheriff’s Office Monday, July 3 11:51 a.m. Deputies responded to a 91...

  • Celebrate reunion weekend at the Historical Museum

    Jul 13, 2023

    This Saturday, July 15, the Hot Springs County Museum is hosting an All-School Reception from 1-3 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free for everyone all day. Featured guest is alumni Linda Brunk Robertson, the valedictorian for the class of 1964. Linda will be doing a book signing during the reception of her newly released book, “Bull Sh*t With Cream on It: A Leadership Memoir.” Voted as ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ and Miss THS, Linda has had an adventurous life. She has traveled the world, visiting 44 countries on five continents in her wor...

  • Hot City Youth Rally planned

    Jul 13, 2023

    First Baptist of Thermopolis is hosting the Hot City Youth Rally. They invite teens to participate in exciting activities filled with Bible preaching, games, skits, food, and fellowship. The rally will occur from the afternoon of July 21 to the morning of July 22. The event is free for teens in grades 7-12. Register online at fbcthermopolis.org/events or see the ad on page 12 to scan a QR code for direct access....

  • Seeking Nellie Corley items for memorial

    Jul 13, 2023

    You are invited to contribute to the Nellie Corley Memorial display during the 2023 Hot Springs County Fair. Corley was a long time fair clerk and we would like to commemorate her with a collection of her work or anything you might have that is Nellie related. You can bring items to the fair building on Tuesday, August 1.For more information, contact Marilyn Vass at (307) 867-2483....

  • Farmers Market

    Jul 13, 2023

    Last Saturday Rick Beck, pointing, from Rawlins and others visited the Caveman's Smoked Wisconsin Cheese booth at the Farmer's Market to taste samples and make purchases. The market was packed with a variety of goods. The Farmers Market is held each Saturday downtown near the flag pole from 8 a.m.-noon....

  • Living Hope Tour's Quartet concert Sunday

    Jul 13, 2023

    First Baptist Church of Thermopolis will host the Living Hope Tour’s Liberty Quartet concert on Sunday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken. According to their website, “Liberty Quartet was founded in October of 1995 out of a local church in Boise, Idaho. Royce Mitchell was the choir director and the other three members were in the choir. In 1997, Liberty began traveling full-time. Liberty is celebrating God’s faithfulness and over two decades of ministry.” “Liberty is a Gospel group based in the West with a fu...

  • They're everywhere

    Jul 13, 2023

    Scammers are targeting us all and they seem to be coming at us from every which way. There are lottery scams, package delivery scams, open enrollment for benefits scams, utility delinquency scams, identity theft scams and the list goes on and on. Several years ago, scammers primarily targeted senior citizens who they believed were the most vulnerable. They have advanced their scams to a point where each and every one of us is vulnerable. Their tactics have improved to a point where they are tricking people of every age and every walk of life....

  • Building walls

    Jul 13, 2023

    by Bryan Golden Building mental and emotional walls is a common occurrence. We are used to living with physical walls so this progression is an easy transition. Furthermore, it’s a conditioned response that we learn from others as well as a result of our own experiences. There are a variety of reasons people build these virtual walls. They want to keep undesirable things out. They have a desire to prevent loss. They don’t want someone to leave. Walls may create a feeling of security. They offer a sense of protection. Walls are constructed as a...

  • Roger Evans

    Jul 13, 2023

    Roger Evans, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at his residence in Thermopolis, Wyo. The only child of Art and Lucille (Bumgarner) Evans, he was born in Denver, Colo., December 14, 1943. He grew up in Omaha, Neb., graduating from North High School. From 1962 to 1965 he was enlisted and served in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne. Roger's service to his country was a point of pride and honor throughout the entirety of his life. On June 1, 1968, he married Maureen TePaske in Sioux... Full story

  • John 'Jack' Loyd Ralph

    Jul 13, 2023

    John "Jack" Loyd Ralph passed away peacefully on June 26, 2023 at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton, Wyo., surrounded by his family. John was born on May, 15, 1927 in Crosby, Wyo., to John Lloyd Ralph and Ethel Mae Collins Ralph. John grew up in Crosby and Thermopolis, Wyo. While in Crosby, he pulled nails out of salvaged wood for 5¢ per day. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He also owned a used furniture store in San Diego, California. John lived... Full story

  • Laura Jean Riggs

    Jul 13, 2023

    Laura Jean Riggs, 74, passed away on June 27 2023, in Powell Wyo. Laura was born Oct. 24,1948, to John P and Mary C Balen (Billings) in Cody, Wyo. Laura graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1967. Laura married John B Riggs in Evanston, Wyo., on October 4, 1967. Laura started her career for Mountain Bell in Casper, Wyo., and worked in Casper, Billings, Tucson, and finally retiring in Phoenix long after it became AT&T. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John B., of Powell, Wyo.;... Full story

  • Evelyn Mae Perry

    Jul 13, 2023

    Evelyn Tibbits Perry passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at her home in Lusk, Wyo. at the age of 91. She was the mother of former Thermopolis resident Sharon Skiver. Services will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lusk. The family kindly requests that any desired memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Lusk.... Full story

  • Grow A Little Extra Project is in its Third Year in HSC

    Jul 13, 2023

    Thermopolis, WYO — 2023 is the third year of Grow a Little Extra (GALE) for our county. Red Dirt Master Gardeners will again coordinate Grow A Little Extra efforts in the area, including accepting locally grown produce donations, weighing them, and distributing them to individuals and local anti-hunger partners. We continue to have free vegetable seeds available at the Library and at Saturdays Farmers Market. In Thermopolis, you can contact Kelly Strampe at (307) 870-2726 and Cindy Toth (307) 631-7866; if you want to donate produce or would l...

  • June Gymkhana results

    Jul 13, 2023

    Results of the June Thermopolis Gymkhana event include: LEAD LINE Barrels - Kuincie Jensen, Coy Brower, Eli Arnett, Jentry Christian, Branson Dean, Jade Pingetzer Poles - Kuincie Jensen, Jentry Christian, Coy Brower, Jade Pingetzer, Eli Arnett, Branson Dean Goats - Coy Brower, Jentry Christian, Kuincie Jensen, Jade Pingetzer, Ryelynn Alemon, Eli Arnett Flag Race - Coy Brower, Jentry Christian, Eli Arnett, Ryelynn Aleman Fun Event (key hole race) - Jentry Christian , Coy Brower, Eli Arnett, Ryelynn Aleman PEE WEE Barrels - Tucker DeGanahl, Jax...

  • Youth bull riding event Friday, Saturday

    Jul 13, 2023

    The Underground Bull Riders Production will hold its All Grit No Quit Youth and Open Bullriding event on July 14 at 7 p.m. and 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. For more information, call or text Shawna at (307) 253-8286 or go to www.undergroundbullriders.com. Underground Bull Riders Productions was born in 2020 out of a passion for helping youth bull riders mold their dreams into reality. Since their inception, they have committed themselves to creating an impactful...

  • News briefs from around Wyoming

    Jul 13, 2023

    From Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Colorado man dies, bus driver airlifted in Sunday morning crash GILLETTE (WNE) — A 25-year-old Colorado man died and a bus driver was airlifted for treatment after a head-on crash Sunday morning south of Wright. Campbell County Coroner Paul Wallem said Nicholas Finnian Mahoney, of Littleton, Colorado, died instantly at the scene. Sheriff Scott Matheny said the Sheriff’s Office began receiving “numerous” 911 calls at about 7:30 a.m. for a pickup versus passenger bus accident on Highway 59 south of Cosner...

  • Patriotic picnic

    Jul 13, 2023

    Lilly Johnson paints her sister Haddie's face during the Patriotic Picnic held at the Kiwanis Shelter in the Hot Springs State Park last Thursday. John Dorman and Sheldon Skelton cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for the event....

  • Circus comes to town

    Jul 13, 2023

    Last Wednesday, the Jordan World Circus performed at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds in front of a large crowd. Acts included a high-wire performances, juggling and motorcycle stunts. During intermission, children were able to ride a camel, have their picture taken with a dinosaur, get their face painted and other activities....

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