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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...

 

Our view - Beat the heat

Well, the Farmer’s Almanac warned us there would be heat. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re going to get a break from the furnace for a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Simple concepts to follow when driving Time to bring back driver’s education? I think we could reduce the number of auto accidents by employing...

 

Our view - Bad data

Nobody saw this coming. A world-wide pandemic, yes, a lot of people saw that coming. But our world, so immersed in the ability to collect and...

 

Our view - Celebrate independence

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably gearing up for a Fourth of July celebration in honor of our nation’s birth. Depending on your...

 

Our view - A little good news

With all of the bizarre things going on across the United States right now it might be a good time to slow down and think of some of the good things...

 

Our view - Dad's Day

Sunday, June 21 is Father’s Day and in Thermopolis that would have meant it was also the weekend of the Hot Spot Car Rally. The rally has been cance...

 

Our view - Be thankful

How often we hear that we live in a sleepy little town. At this point in 2020 we can all be thankful that we live in a sleepy little town with all...

 

Our view - We're all on edge

Here at the offices of your hometown newspaper, we consider ourselves among the fortunate ones. The press, like it or not, are deemed essential in...

 

Our view - Staycation

Our summer plans may not be starting out the way we had hoped, but there is still plenty to do right in our own backyard. This worldwide pandemic...

 

Our view - Congrats grads!

Sunday’s Hot Springs County High School Graduation was one that will be remembered by the Bobcat community for years to come. This year marked the...

 

Our view - We want to help you

During the past two months, we’ve heard from a lot of you. These comments, written by long-time readers and new residents, are appreciated. If you...

 

An Occupational Therapist may be able to help you

Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations of an individual. An O...

 

Our view - Stay on track

After several weeks of the world seemingly out of control, it’s about time for all of us to take a little breather. We’re still under recommended...

 

COVID scams high

by Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director Scammers are on the prowl with Americans’ increased anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. This is of...

 

Our view - Support your neighbors

As Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Public Health announced the most recent orders regarding COVID-19 closures and restrictions on...

 

That's love

by Jill Kruse, DO When my mom called me and said that my dad found four N95 masks in the garage and she wanted to send them all to me since I’m a...

 

Time to stand up

As you can probably tell by reading this note, I am really mad at our government and the people who are letting themselves be cowed by an overbearing...

 

Living with dogs and cats

My dog thinks I’ve quit my job to spend more time with her. On the other hand, my cat assumes that I have been fired. Because of being the looser...

 

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