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Tell dad how much he means to you

This weekend marks a very special day for millions of men across the world – Father’s Day. Its sometimes hard for us to come up with just the...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Enjoy more than just the day

This Sunday marks one of two days throughout the year recognizing our parents, with Father’s Day....

 

A little for a lot

No doubt if you’ve glanced through the pages of this week’s edition you noticed one of our younger employees smiling back at you. Read a little...

 

Father's Day dates back 110 years

Father’s Day began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad. In May of 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., sat in church listening to a...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 6, 2019

A lot to see in a lifetime

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the one that...

 

Bring on the sun

A couple of days of sunshine are a welcome respite from the recent deluge of rain, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. Keep in mind...

 

Granny's Old Recipe Box

Hello my friends. Hope ya’ll are up for a few good recipes today. Yessiree, Granny’s got some mighty good recipes to share with you. Some are so...

 

The last full measure

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, as with every year at this time, thoughts turn to the men and women who have fought for this country and gave...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Be aware

I was lying on the couch the other night and looked down at my feet. I swear my feet are becoming...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Shopko closings are opportunities to re-build

Some 13 cities and towns in Wyoming are reeling after the closure of one a main local business outlet. Shopko closed its general stores in Wheatland,...

 

Stay true to you

On Sunday, we will be watching the graduating class of 2019 cross the boards into their new lives as high school graduates. These days we hear a lot...

 
 By Richard Miller    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Concerned about expansion

I’m not happy about the pollutants coming our way if Aethon greatly expands its Moneta Divide operation. From what I’ve read I gather it will be...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Another year in the books

This Sunday marks the graduation for the Hot Springs County High School Class of 2019. It’s been...

 

To those who make a difference

It seems like every week of the year gives us something to celebrate, whether it’s personal milestones such as birthdays or anniversaries, up to...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Three simple words

During a conversation with a friend a few days ago, we agreed that there were times that it was difficult to tell the truth without hurting the feelin...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Green is my favorite color

I know we’re all getting a little tired of the rain, but you cannot beat this time of year when...

 

Look toward the future

We have unfortunately been seeing a number of businesses in Thermopolis closing their doors of late. On social media we see posts from people who...

 
 By Kevin Simpson    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Course not just for golfers

My wife Lindsay and I are fans of the game of golf. She grew up in a family where golf was important. Honestly, her love of the game is one of the thi...

 
 By Gene Peterson    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Let your voice be heard

A report in the Thermopolis Independent Record stated tons of sludge (tainted water) from 4,250 oil wells may be dumped into Badwater Creek drainage....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 2, 2019

When will it end?

Ah, snow. It can be so magical. It makes Christmas feel complete, gives a late night cup of coffee...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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