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Wait for the results

In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global...

 

The Psychology of Smoking Cessation

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. As a primary care physician, I commonly encounter patients who smoke cigarettes. Most people, including those who...

 

Leave 'legals' alone

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the...

 

Our view - Stay informed

It’s a battle that’s been waged for a long time now and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. There’s a movement amongst state legislators...

 

Dedication to Hot Springs County

The late Jack Johnson’s obituary in your Aug. 27 edition gave a fine summary of a life well lived. Jack would have liked that modest treatment....

 

What a surprise

I was out of town the weekend of Oct. 3 and unable to attend the Chamber of Commerce banquet. It was such a surprise to see my name in the newspaper...

 

Our view - Candidate forum

A candidate forum was recently held in Hot Springs County. A letter to the editor printed on this page questions why the candidate forum was not live...

 

Why wasn't candidate forum live streamed?

I am writing to express my concern that the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and County Farm Bureau Federation did not live stream their sponsored Meet...

 

Our view - 100th Anniversary of Bobcat Football

Well here we are in the midst of another Homecoming Week for the Thermopolis Bobcats, one that is a bit different than students and alumni have experi...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. It is a classic presentation: The middle-aged man who develops a painful, swollen, great toe the morning after...

 

Our view - Bobcat homecoming

The 2020 Bobcat Homecoming week activities will be held throughout next week. In the three schools of Hot Springs County School District, various...

 

Making your voice heard

Why chickens? How can something that brought so much joy, delight, health and life to our property and neighborhood, be so easily done away with...

 

Our view - Fire danger still high

Looking out the window or walking outside you can’t help but see and smell the smoke coming from the wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington,...

 

Our view - Remembering 9/11

The editorial that appears to the right of this editorial ran in the September 13, 2001 Thermopolis Independent Record following the 9/11 terrorist...

 

Our view

Scams have been circulating for many years but it seems there are always new ones popping up to try to scam people out of their money. The following...

 

Let's exercise our brains

by Kenneth A. Bartholomew, M.D. Albert Einstein conducted thought experiments to figure out theoretical problems. Let’s do one of our own. Suppose...

 

Our view - Take a stand

As if things weren’t hard enough for Wyoming’s small businesses, news comes that there are plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection P...

 

Our view - Community support

What makes a community? Downtown Thermopolis, as well as all over town, has a vibrant business community with much to offer visitors and locals....

 

Our view - Going back to school

We are entering the “dog days of summer”, when temperatures soar and parents are more than ready to send their progeny back to school. Of course,...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Community Chatter - Kates Basin Fire Anniversary

August 11, 2020 came this week. August 11 is a very important day in Hot Springs County history. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the day when...

 

Our view - Outstanding support

The year 2020 has several reasons it has left it’s mark on our county, state, country and world, some of them not so pleasant. Last Friday, here in...

 

Our view - Get out and enjoy

There is still time to enjoy the tail end of Hot Springs County Fair at the fairgrounds. Today, July 30, and Friday, August 31, the fair building is...

 

Thank you to our first responders

As we deal with a world wide pandemic, many Americans have turned on the people out there risking their lives as our first responders. Everyone from...

 

Our view - Enjoy the fair

The Hot Springs County Fair kicks off on Saturday, July 25 with the Horse Show beginning at 8 a.m. All events will be held at the HSC Fairgrounds....

 

Community Chatter - Update on SMART Start Back to School plans

Greetings HSCSD #1 Patrons, I am writing with an update to our SMART Start Back to School plans for school this fall. HSCSD #1 is planning on as...

 

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