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Springtime boom

It feels like spring has finally arrived. Leaves are sprouting from buds, plants are pushing through the ground and newborn animals are exploring...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 25, 2019 

An Easter lesson

The trouble with life-changing events is that the change usually comes about after a catastrophic event that is so frightening that one would suffer...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    April 25, 2019 

Spring fever

I got a text message from my daughter this morning, “Can you come sign me out of school? I...

 

Celebrate Easter your way

Easter weekend is upon us, a weekend traditionally dedicated to quality family time. It doesn’t matter if you’re spending Easter Sunday in...

 
 By Ronda Freel    Opinion    April 18, 2019

To the voters of Hot Springs County

It is with deep regret and sadness that I had to submit my resignation for the Hot Springs County School Board, effective immediately. I approached...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Can't burn the memories

When I turned on the news the other day and one of the top stories was the fire at Notre Dame cathed...

 

Far from over

The voice of the town, county and state agencies has been heard, as over the past couple weeks several letters went out to the Wyoming Department of...

 

A chance to honor a former teacher

There is a man in Thermopolis who, during his decades of teaching, influenced probably thousands of...

 

Let your voice be heard

Wyoming is our home. It is a pristine piece of heaven in the middle of our Nation, mostly untouched and sparsely populated, and that’s the way we...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Reach out a helping hand

It seems like every week or month has a theme to it these days, and next week is no different as it...

 

Healthy information

This past year has seen a lot of change in our community. Familiar businesses are shutting their doors while new ones are popping up or coming under...

 
 By Mary White    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Fun times on the road

Not only does the calendar say so, all we have to do is look outside to see touches of green and watch as the robins and rabbits are dancing and roman...

 

Good at growing weeds

I don’t want to say it too loud, considering we still have plenty of weather on the horizon, but...

 

Wyoming seasons

In Wyoming we really have just three seasons, not four – fall, winter and construction season. In Hot Springs County we do manage to sneak in...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Memories of days gone by

Every so often without warning, a long ago and far away memory pops up to bring back feelings that have hibernated for decades. That song that...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Waiting for the waters to recede

Though I’ve called Thermopolis and Wyoming home for the past three years, I am a native Nebraskan...

 

A move for transparency

A major step towards governmental transparency happened this past week, as Governor Gordon signed into law Senate File 57. This establishes a...

 

I was scammed

I am writing this letter in the hope that I can save you from losing money and being bullied, terrorized and humiliated. I was scammed. I am not proud...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your...

 

Have you tried Champ?

As I was growing up we ate a lot of traditional Irish dishes, I just had no idea they were Irish, I...

 

Old wives' tales

In like a lion, out like a lamb. We’ve heard that old saying forever in reference to how the weather is going to be during the month of March. With...

 

Don't fall for the scams

I realize that scam attempts have been discussed at several places and in several ways around town, but I would like to write about it once again....

 
 By P.E. Straley    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Half-day homeschooling denied

I am a retired teacher who, along with my daughter, went to the school board meeting to propose her child be homeschooled a half-day Monday-Thursday....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Don't be afraid to ask questions

Last Thursday the 2019 general session of the Wyoming Legislature adjourned, giving our...

 

When we work together

This past Sunday, what could’ve been a deadly incident was averted thanks to the vigilant and valiant effort of law enforcement — and not just...

 

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