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    Nov 9, 2023

    Lady Bobcat Hannah Hill was named as a 3A all-conference player. Head coaches of each conference vote on the honors. Chad Whitworth the associate commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association, has informed Joe Doak and the Worland Football Officials Association that they have been selected to officiate the class 2A State Championship football game between Torrington and Big Horn. The game will be played Friday, Nov. 10 at noon at Jonas Field on the campus of the University of Wyoming....

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    Jul 27, 2023

    The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Hot Springs County at the completion of the spring semester: Amanda D. Chism BA, Kee Elder CERT, Dalton John Jeffries BSCP, Aron Cheng Markow BS and Megan Leigh Molitor MS and PhRD. The University of Wyoming lists the following student from Thermopolis on the spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Emme C. Norsworthy. The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the spring semester President’s Honor Roll: Kathryn I. Bu...

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    Jun 8, 2023

    Joe Doak and the Worland Football Officials Association have been informed by Wyoming Shrine Bowl Executive Frank Selby, that they have been selected to officiate the 50th annual North-South Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game on Saturday, June 10 at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper. Hot Springs Health employees: Jan Russo; Elizabeth Oliver; Jeff Johnson; Erin Craft; Tara Blumenshine; Mattson Mathey recently completed a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Program. The program is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The purpose of the...

  • Ross Rhodes selected for WCHF

    May 11, 2023

    The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) has selected 25 inductees for the Class of 2023. The WCHF State Board of Directors voted on the nominees from across the state during its annual meeting April 29. The 10th annual induction ceremony will be at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Sept. 15 and 16. It is open to the public. The event is part of the annual Wyoming Cowboy & Cowgirl Legacy Week, which was established by the Wyoming State Legislature in 2019. Ross Rhodes will be inducted this year and is the only Hot Springs County name on the list. Rhod...

  • Teacher of the year

    May 11, 2023

    Britton Van Heule, right, presents the 2023 Teacher of the Year award to Emmy Hergert, a seventh grade math teacher. Other candidates were Ayni Garza, Jennifer Weber, Katie Despain and Aubrey Roybal....

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    Oct 13, 2022

    Hot Springs Health employees Lindsay Simpson, Marta Scott, Rebecca Cornell, Debra Ackerman certificated in and Jennifer Ogle auditing the course offered by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring. The purpose of the program is to improve knowledge, interpretation and skills in fetal heart monitoring. Breeze Petty has been selected as a consultant in the Oral Communication Center at Hamilton College for the 2022-23 academic year. She is a junior majoring in world politics. H...

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    Jun 30, 2022

    Sampson Rich was named to the Black Hills State University Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. Amanda D. Chism, Aron Cheng Markow and Megan Leigh Molitor were named to the University of Wyoming Dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Wyatt Radford Wright was named to the Montana State University Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester....

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    Jun 9, 2022

    Hot Springs Health employees Paula Witt, Jennifer Ogle, Shelby Soderstrom and Michelle Westman recently completed an Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course. The program is supported by the Emergency Nurses Association. The purpose of the program is to accurate assess a child with acute illness or injury. Wyatt Radford Wright graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with honors. Jesse Scyphers was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Eastern Wyoming College for the spring semester....

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    Apr 21, 2022

    Hot Springs Health staff members Connie Hart, Lindsay Simpson, Rebecca Cornell, Dawn DuBeau and Kathy Burleson completed the S.T.A.B.L.E. (Sugar/Safe-Temperature-Airway-Blood Pressure-Lab-Emotional Support) class which focuses exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants requiring a higher level of care. The program stresses improving and evaluating care to newborns. Hot Springs Health staff members Rebecca Cornell, Melissa Carner, Jessica Norris, Sarah Rodda, Dawn DuBeau,Connie Hart, Chris Bentley and...

  • Collins holds fire chief position for nearly 30 years

    Feb 3, 2022

    Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Mark Collins, has held his position for nearly thirty years and is one of the longest in Wyoming and Hot Springs County. Collins first started volunteering for the fire department in 1992. In 1993 Collins started out as a secretary, then took over as treasurer for about seven or eight months. Over the years of his service, Collins moved on to lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and then chief. Collins said that for each position, you are nominated by your peers and then they vote. Collins said,...

  • First baby of 2022

    Jan 13, 2022

    The first baby of 2022 born at Hot Springs Health was a girl, Lailyn Rae Lamb. She was born at 1:15 p.m. on January 6. She was 18.5 inches, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Mom, Ryleigh Rickard, and dad, Levi Lamb, welcomed their daughter. Doctor Hallie Bischoff delivered Lailyn. Hospital Auxiliary's Donna Cole presented gifts to the family. Included in the gifts are baby blankets, storage containers, diapers, wipes, gift cards, Chamber Bucks, lotions, shampoo, books and a sleep sack. A pillow from the...

  • Cornwell sworn in as Thermopolis Chief of Police

    Jurri Schenck|Dec 30, 2021

    At the December 21 Thermopolis Town Council meeting, Mayor Mike Chimenti had Town Attorney Marshall Keller swear in Pat Cornwell as the Chief of Police. Cornwell was previously acting as the Interim Chief of Police when Julie Mathews retired in September. Representatives of both the Thermopolis Police Department and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s office were present to offer their support. The council also voted and passed approval for Pat Cornwell’s appointment as Thermopolis Police Chi...

  • Candidate Harriet Hageman visits

    Jurri Schenck|Dec 30, 2021

    Wyoming US House Representative candidate Harriet Hageman visited community members at the Hot Springs County Historical Museum on December 14 to connect and inform them of her campaign. She is running against Liz Cheney. Hageman has been endorsed by President Donald Trump and for his MAGA part of the Republican party. Cheney has been at odds with the citizens of Wyoming's Republican party and Hageman seeks to replace her. Hageman's official website gives some background to her and her campaign...

  • Deromedi recognized as 2A golf coach of the year

    Samantha Zupan|Dec 16, 2021

    Coach Brandon Deromedi finished his 3rd year coaching the Bobcat golf teams with four Championships in a row under his belt. Coach Deromedi lead the boys team to four Championships using hard work, data analysis, team competitions, and laughter. He believes in simplicity and data analysis of strategies for his Bobcats. He used data analysis to track rounds and used the data to find areas of improvement. Data kept consisted of putts, scoring averages on par 3/4/5’s, greens in regulation, fairways...

  • Retirement hug

    Dec 16, 2021

    At her retirement party last Thursday, Vicki Nichols gets a hug from Jayci Mead to thank her for her years of service to Hot Springs County as secretary at the HSC Extension Office....

  • Margie Molitor named Wyoming's 2021 Community Star

    Dec 16, 2021

    Hot Springs Health CEO Margie Molitor was named Wyoming's 2021 Community Star for National Rural Health Day by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). On the third Thursday of November every year, NOSORH, the member association for each of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health, leads National Rural Health Day (NRHD). NRHD is an annual day of celebration that shines a light on those who serve the vital health needs of the estimated 57 million people living in rural...

  • New director named at WPH

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 25, 2021

    Julie Hoffman is the new director of the Wyoming Pioneer Home. As the director, Hoffman manages the staff and administers the fiscal assistance from the State of Wyoming. Hoffman's background comes from being a licensed social worker in Basin at the Wyoming Retirement Center where she worked for 7 and a half years. She focused on long-term care and helping residents adapt to the facility, as well as admission, safe discharge and complaints such as reports of abuse or neglect. Hoffman grew up in...

  • Peil named as new 4-H Educator

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 18, 2021

    Dawn Peil is the new 4-H Educator at the UW Extension Office. Peil grew up here in the 4-H and FFA programs and she has always been involved in ag. Prior to this new position, she spent around 19 years at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Peil said, "when this opportunity opened up, it just seemed like a good fit. Part of Peil's background with the NRCS, which used to be the Soil Conservation Service as a part of the USDA, she was a range conservationist. Some of the work range...

  • Veterans honored by TMS student council

    Nov 18, 2021

    The Thermopolis Middle School Student Council honored those who served in the military for Veterans Day at the Bill Malloy Auditorium on November 11. Three veterans were given quilts of valor recognizing their service and sacrifices. They were Regina Schulmeister, Jim Schwalbe and Jackie Frankson. The local quilters are Renee Baldes, Terry Anderson, Susan Turnbull, and Tracey Van Huele. Additionally, other veterans were recognized in a short video series presentation. They were Tyler Cornwell,...

  • Freel retires after 32 years with BHE

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 11, 2021

    CEO Garry Freel is retiring from Big Horn Enterprises (BHE) after being associated with them for around 32 years. Freel started out as a case manager in August 1989, then a year later he became the director of rehab. In 1994, Freel left BHE for three years to work at the Children's Center. During those three years, he became a board member of BHE. In January 1997, Freel became the CEO of BHE. Freel said coming to the job was by happenstance. He had an education degree but couldn't get a...

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    Nov 11, 2021

    The Wyoming High School Activities Association has selected the Worland Officials Association and Joe Doak to officiate the Class 4A Sate Championship Football Game between Rock Springs and Sheridan. The game will be played in Laramie at the University of Wyoming’s Jonah Field in War Memorial Stadium on Sat., Nov. 13 at 4 p.m....

  • New recreation center director settling in

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 4, 2021

    Brian Parker is the new Recreation Center Director. He is 25 years old and recently moved from Connecticut, where he was a college student in recreation management and a personal trainer. Parker said he was excited to move across the country. Parker found the job opportunity with Hot Springs County on an online job board and applied. He had been searching for opportunities out west, specifically Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Parker interviewed and then first visited Thermopolis at the end of July,...

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    Nov 4, 2021

    Breeze Petty has been selected as a tutor in the Oral Communication Center at Hamilton College for the 2021-22 academic year. The Oral Communication Center’s mission is to support Hamilton’s educational goals by developing students’ abilities to express themselves with clarity and eloquence. Petty, a sophomore, is a graduate of Hot Spring County High School. The Worland Officials Association and Joe Doak have been selected by the Wyoming High School Activities Association to officiate the Class 3A Semi Final Football game between Star Valle...

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    Oct 28, 2021

    Joe Doak and the Worland Officials Association has been selected by the Wyoming High School Activities Association to officiate the first round nine man football playoff between Southeast and Rocky Mountain High School. The game will be played Friday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m....

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    Oct 21, 2021

    Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital employees: Darla Reynolds; Elizabeth Oliver; Jennifer Paris; Jeremiah Cannon; Kristi Bonnel-Phillips; Bree Christiansen; Stephen Asay; JoAnn Moore; Bridget Truempler; Chayla Ostby; Jennifer Ogle recently completed a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program supported by the American Heart Association. The purpose of the program is to acquire current information for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children....

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