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  • Exciting win!

    Apr 11, 2024

    Last Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, siblings Morgan and Colton Blakesley played at the roulette table and won bundles of tickets. The tickets could be used to win a variety of prizes at the fundraiser for the organization....

  • Basketball champs

    Apr 11, 2024

    Last Wednesday at Thermopolis Middle School, during the Hot Springs County Recreation District's Adult Basketball Championship, Michel and Moline CPAs bested Red Rock Family Medicine, 69-61. The game was well fought with some fouls at the end. Pictured here in action (l-r) are Jordan Whitener, Courtney O'Connor, Dan Hemann, Travis Winger and Katsie McConnaughey....

  • Girl Scout cookies

    Apr 11, 2024

    Last Friday at Mack's Market, Girl Scouts Troop 1754 members, Natalie Kay Lambert, Jaylee Larson and Erica Lambert sold cookies to customer Tymber Eckley. Other scouts dressed up as cookies and entertained customers. Troop Leader Susan Bronson from Riverton oversaw the operation....

  • Lava lamps

    Apr 11, 2024

    At the Wyoming Dinosaur Center's Science Saturday, Ryker and Deakin Weber have fun making their own "lava lamps". These are made of a saline water base with oil, food coloring, and glitter. The kids then put Alka Seltzer tablets to create the bubbles while the bottle gets sealed up....

  • Feeding the fish

    Apr 11, 2024

    Visitors from Fort Washakie Dennis Posey, Antone Posey and Labrone Siers enjoy feeding the fish, geese, and ducks in the cooling pond at the Hot Springs State Park last Sunday afternoon....

  • Catching snowflakes and gathering eggs

    Apr 4, 2024

    Children of all ages braved the weather to fill Candy Jack Park on Saturday for the Wyoming Dinosaur Center Easter Egg Hunt. There were four age groups and some golden eggs that held grand prizes. Due to inclement weather, the annual Lion's Club Easter Hunt has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 7 beginning at 2 p.m. in Hot Springs State Park....

  • 4-H fundraiser

    Apr 4, 2024

    A large crowd packed the Hot Springs County Fair Building Saturday evening for the 4-H Dessert Auction fundraiser. Live and silent auctions were held for a large variety of delicious-looking baked goods....

  • Feedline

    Apr 4, 2024

    Aerial view of morning feedline as a local rancher uses a tractor and round bale processor to grind and distribute hay in a windrow for cows and calves to eat during calving season. Winter-feeding cattle on hay and pasture fields can also be beneficial as the cows will deposit natural fertilizer that can be broken up and spread across the fields before irrigation begins....

  • Fun in the sun

    Mar 28, 2024

    Remi Adams, Elizabeth Skelton and Zoe Adams enjoy a beautiful afternoon roller skating in Hot Springs State Park....

  • Book signing

    Mar 28, 2024

    Lea Cavalli Schoenewald signs her new book titled, "Lost Coal District of Gebo, Crosby and Kirby," for Brooklyn Mcmartin and her mom, Sara, during Schoenewald's book signing held at Storyteller last Saturday. The book sold out during the event and more have been ordered....

  • Plant swap

    Mar 28, 2024

    Rachel Moon helps Jennifer Cheney pick out some plants during the Red Dirt Master Gardeners House Plant Swap event at the Hot Springs County Library last weekend....

  • Enjoying HSSP

    Mar 21, 2024

    Warm weather last weekend had Hot Springs State Park full of people enjoying the sunshine. Jameson Langdon, age 2, is all smiles after Kiyah Oliver gave him a push on a swing. Kenna Harvey and Asher Harvey, age 1, also were enjoying the swings.... Full story

  • Bingo fundraiser

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Hot Springs County Fair Building was packed with Bingo players last Tuesday evening for the Senior Class Fundraiser. Kelly Owen, Ranae Baldes and Barb Rice took their chances at the games. Participants could also win other prizes, including the grand prize of $1,000, which won by Vicki Nichols....

  • Fun selfie

    Mar 21, 2024

    Last Thursday, Ralph Witters Elementary Music Director Nathan Gurtler and members of the third grade class presented a patriotic concert at the school auditorium. Gurtler takes a selfie photo with guests Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Megan Degenfelder, and her Chief Communications Officer, Linda Finnerty with students and honored first responders and veterans in the background....

  • Chili cook off winners

    Mar 14, 2024

    At the Discovery Days Cabin Fever Chili Cook Off last Sunday afternoon at the HSC Fair Building Georgia Olsen, left, serves Oatley and her mother Erika Wheeler. The chili contest winners included 1st Place, Shurie Scheel - white chicken chili; 2nd Place, Rochelle Wagner - red chili; 3rd Place, Ken Smith - red chili; 4th Place, Anthony Vargas - spice green pork chili; People's Choice, Lora Staker - red chili. There were 14 entries with nine judges. The entries were numbered anonymously, not by...

  • Just born

    Mar 14, 2024

    A two year old heifer vigorously licks her newborn calf to remove amniotic fluid, warm the calf and establish the cow–calf bond. While calving season for most area ranchers is in full swing special attention is usually given to the two year olds. Before a cow becomes a cow, they are actually called heifers. Heifers are female cattle who have yet to give birth. Heifers generally are more at risk for calving problems such as excessive calf size, inadequate size of birth canal and sometimes even r...

  • Living to serve

    Mar 7, 2024

    Big Springs FFA members received a Living to Serve grant from the national FFA organization. They purchased flowers locally and brought them to the middle school to teach fifth graders how to create floral arrangements. They also visited the Wyoming Pioneer Home and created flower arrangements with the residents. Students Baer McPhie, left, and William Hensley, right, create flower arrangements with Katherine Boelens and Louise Odde to display in the dining room area for everyone to... Full story

  • Ready to rope

    Mar 7, 2024

    Paul Erickson gets ready to rope a calf with his daughter, Kinley Erickson, trailing behind him during the last Team Branding event of the season at the HSC Fairgrounds last Saturday....

  • Science Saturday

    Mar 7, 2024

    Dan, Lydia, Russell, Jackie, and Charlie De La Mare make dinosaurs in a jar during the Wyoming Dinosaur Center Science Saturday event last weekend. Attendees learned about the flora and fauna of the Mesozoic Era by creating a prehistoric ecosystem in a jar....

  • Lenten Fish Fry

    Feb 29, 2024

    Last Friday, the Knights of Columbus held their Lenten Fish Friday at the St. Francis Church Parish Hall. Dr. Jason Weyer, John Holman and Joe Russo served a variety of hungry guests. The next Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday, March 1 and the last one will be March 8, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m....

  • Ice cold

    Feb 29, 2024

    Student teacher Charlie Patterson gets dunked into frigid cold water during the annual Jackalope Jump at the high school last Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics and is led by London Jenks.... Full story

  • Petting zoo fun

    Feb 29, 2024

    Last Thursday, visitors arrived in force for a day of fun at the annual FFA Petting Zoo. Top, Annie Luebbe and Jennifer Deromedi watch Baylee Bears attempt to lasso a model roping calf while Khloe Simpson and Chase Herring stand by. Fourth graders Kyle Egger, Hayden Robinson, and Gabriella Hetzel gather around to pet a young donkey....

  • Odd Ball

    Feb 22, 2024

    Couples danced during the Be My Valentine Odd Ball hosted by the George M. Sliney Odd Fellows Lodge #26 held last Saturday evening at the Community Hall. All the proceeds go toward their trade school scholarship program. Sanchez Soundz provided music for the event....

  • HSC Republican caucus

    Feb 22, 2024

    The Hot Springs County Republican Party 2024 County Caucus was held Saturday in the Big Horn Federal Bank community room. The Caucus group separated into Precincts with three of the five Precincts in Hot Springs County participating. A local Caucus is an important part of the foundational and fundamental process of our government. It is where everyday citizens lay out what the government should focus and how, through affirming or amending their party platforms, by-laws and resolutions. These...

  • String art class

    Feb 15, 2024

    Hannah Postma, left, helps Kathy Sorensen and Cali Culp with their projects at the String Art Workshop held at the Hot Springs County Fair Building by The Copper Kestrel last weekend....

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