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Pioneer Home future at stake again

The Joint Appropriations Committee for the State of Wyoming will be meeting in Thermopolis next Wednesday and Thursday and it looks as though Tom...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Stepping up to the stage

When I was graduated from high school and college, I thought I was done repeatedly going over lines...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

The impact of disaster

I just completed watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” which was originally aired on PBS several years ago. It had a special mean...

 

A legacy old as Rome

The first recognized printed newspaper is a publication titled “Relation,” published in Antwerp in 1605 under Johann Carolus. However, the first...

 

School administration explains WyTOPP results

There is much to celebrate in Hot Springs County Schools as the 2018 WyTOPP results are released in Wyoming. Hot Springs County School District #1 has...

 

Russian olive trees are beautiful

It has recently been brought to my attention that the Russian olive tree is more than a beautiful Non-native tree. It was given to us by the Lord for...

 

Pumpkin spiced everything

Its here! That smell of fall is here! You can step outside in the morning and the air actually smell...

 

Who's looking out for our young citizens?

Schools across the Cowboy State received the results of the new Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) recently, a new testing method for...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Making some noise

The adage about March coming in like a lion certainly didn’t take Octobers like this one into...

 

The streets will be back soon

It seems like this year has been the “Year of the Detour” when driving around Thermopolis, with work being done to replace water transmission...

 

Concern about post office step

After observing two different elderly folks fall last week — up the stairs at our post office — I feel compelled to say something. Who in the...

 

Temperatures are all over the place

We have hit that time of year when some days it feels as if Mother Nature is having some kind of...

 

Bobcat homecoming

Monday is the start of Homecoming Week for the Thermopolis Bobcats. A time when alumni return home to see the parade and cheer on our volleyball...

 

We're making headlines

Everyone who has lived here through a summer knows how crazy the traffic can get during tourist...

 

The foundation of government

“We the people.” These three words form the beginning of one of the most important documents in our country’s history, the U.S. Constitution....

 

It's about having fun

One of my favorite times of the year is here...football season! Although I love sitting on Sunday...

 

A sigh of relief

The newspaper industry let out a huge sigh of relief this past week as the U.S. International Trade Commission overturned an administrative decision...

 

Remembering to stand together

Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most horrific attacks on U.S. soil, a day that will...

 

The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 

A matter of necessity

With the Primary Election behind us, it seems the hot topic still on the table is water, particularly whether we continue to use surface water or...

 

High school athletics classification

The 2018-2019 school year and activities lie just around the corner. It is easy to see the hard work and dedication of student-athletes and coaches...

 
 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Rational thinking needed in California

Having toured much of the state recently, one can readily observe the pall of smoke blanketing our state from the (mostly) California wildfires. The...

 

A smell in the air

I could tell this last weekend that there was a touch of fall in the air. Not because it was cooler...

 

Keep an eye out for the kids

The graduating Class of 2032 started kindergarten Wednesday. The newest little sparks of flame that make up the Thermopolis Bobcats began their journe...

 

County leash law questions

I live in Evanston, Wyoming, but my husband and I spend a lot of time in your town due to the low population, the good elevation and the hospitality...

 

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