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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,...

 

Masks will not be required when school begins

Greetings HSCSD #1 Patrons, On August 4, I participated in a ZOOM meeting with all superintendents in the state of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of...

 

Gone too soon

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. After 42 years in elected office, the last 24 in Congress, Mike Enzi said farewell to the U.S. Senate earlier...

 

Get ready for some fun

The Hot Springs County Fair starts Saturday with the youth horse show and continues through the next week. And this year, all events are a go. Along...

 

Response to erosion project questions

In response to the “Streambank Erosion Project questioned” letter to the editor in the July 15, 2021, Independent Record, I would like to clarify...

 

Gift of the Waters

The end of July and into August is packed with events in Hot Springs County. An event coming up the first weekend of August is the Gift of the Waters...

 

It's time to start thinking about public office

A straw poll conducted informally over an evening refreshment among friends (you know the kind) recently revealed that many people have grown sick of...

 

Streambank Erosion Project questioned

As the closest neighbor to the actual Streambank Erosion Project along the Bighorn River I am surprised at the misinformation that was provided...

 

Community support

One of the most amazing things about living in our small town community is the way we pull together when tragedy strikes. Two Hot Springs County High...

 

Hot Springs County fire ban

A fire ban was put in place in Hot Springs County as of June 30. Please read the order for your protection. If you have any questions please contact...

 

Judges order offers time to lessen pain from leasing ban

Days after taking office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. The decision produced...

 

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

In the spring of 2020 the Chinese Communists unleashed the COVID-19 Pandemic on the world. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease...

 

A solemn promise

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with...

 

CyberWyoming: Scams to be aware of

Following is the weekly CyberWyoming list of active scams in Wyoming. Your Email Account is Full Alert: A Sheridan citizen reported an email...

 

Enjoy the warm days safely

For more than a year, we were stuck inside, away from our friends and families. There was the pandemic to deal with, to protect ourselves from. Then...

 

Board accepting bids for new school bus drop off lane

After multiple years of consideration, the Hot Springs County Board of Trustees approved going out for bid on a new bus drop off that will serve Hot...

 

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