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Does the State of Wyoming have your cash?

by CJ Baker As a general rule, if you run across a website promising an easy cash reward, you should click away and maybe scan your device for viruses...

 

300th Armored Artillery Bn. members

I thought this might be of a slight interest. I see in a recent issue Bob James passed away. August of 1950 the Wyo. National Guard 300th Armored...

 

Have an attitude of gratitude

by Bryan Golden, author Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends.  It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of...

 

Special session, a win for the little guy

by Bob Bonnar It doesn’t seem like anybody is very happy with the result of the Wyoming State Legislature’s Special Session…but it ended up...

 

Volunteers needed to prepare Thanksgiving meal

The People for People program and other local volunteers will be preparing a Thanksgiving meal this year. We will not have eat-in meals at the...

 

Honoring veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans...

 

As Facebook loses relevance, it reminds us capitalism works

by Kevin Killough On Oct. 4, Facebook had a global outage. For several hours, users around the world were unable to argue politics with complete...

 

Moonlight Madness memories

As the crew of the Independent Record was looking through our old newspapers for this week’s Blast from the past, memory after memory from previous...

 

We must start paying our debts

by CJ Baker Over the past several weeks, Congress battled over whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling. Failing to do so would risk...

 

We need to do more to prevent suicides in Wyoming

Suicide is Wyoming’s most persistent public health issue. And if anything, it’s getting worse. In 2004, the state possessed the nation’s fifth...

 

Domestic violence is everyone's business

A woman comes to the newspaper office and asks about an online story the paper published about another woman accused of killing her husband. She’s...

 

IRS wants to spy on your bank accounts

by U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis Democrats in Washington are planning a far-reaching Big Brother initiative to squeeze every last pen...

 

Grizzly delisting isn't just about trophy hunting

by Tessa Baker Over the years, the State of Wyoming has spent a lot of time and resources helping the grizzly population recover and fighting for the...

 

Wyoming families personal wealth is under attack attack by Biden Plan

by Scott W. Meier Wyoming Bankers Association (WBA) Few things are more private than your household finances. In his American Families Plan,...

 

The art of turning a discussion into a word war

As children, many of us are taught a simple golden rule - If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. Many seem to have thrown...

 

Patriotism is more powerful than politics

by Greg Johnson As somber, respectful and emotional commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred on...

 

Appreciation for hospital staff article

I appreciated reading your article outlining the hospital staff’s appeal to the Hot Springs Health board. After doing my own research on the...

 

Letters to the Editor

We appreciate receiving letters to the editor and regard them as our readers’ opportunity to improve our community, express their beliefs and...

 

Let's think constitutionally

Americans typically consider questions about the meaning of the Constitution through the prism of their political views and values. As a consequence,...

 

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that...

 

Back to school

Hot Springs County School District students have returned to school and are settling into their daily schedules. This is such an exciting time for...

 

Health officer provides COVID information

As predicted, COVID has spiked again both here in Hot Springs County and in the rest of the country. Those falling ill, being hospitalized, and dying... Full story

 

We need more public discussion on how to spend stimulus funding

The latest round of federal stimulus funding represents both an opportunity and a potential pitfall for Wyoming. The opportunity comes in the form of...

 

Only certainty of vaccine mandates? A further divided America

A few weeks agao, news organizations reported incidents of vaccine mandates handed down in New York City and California. The U.S. Department of...

 

Biden's land grab - the federal policy for intentional decline

by Harriet Hageman One thing that can be safely said about the Biden Administration is that when you think they could not become even more extreme,...

 

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