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Pearl Harbor Day

“A day which will live in infamy.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii,...

 

Letters to the editor

Council didn’t let people decide The Thermopolis Town Council did not say “no to chickens,” they said no to letting the people decide. Two town...

 

Think big

The recent visit by Senator Ogden Driskill made one thing perfectly clear. The Wyoming Legislature is now prepared to step in and make sure Hot...

 

Small steps

While not scientific by any means, the question was recently asked, “What would you like to see...

 

Reasons to be thankful

It used to be in my younger days (which were a long time ago) that November was primarily the month before December, which meant it wasn’t that...

 

Take time to share

Still coming off the sugar high from the bags of candy passed out at Halloween — not to mention the discounted bags picked up at the stores...

 

The choices we make

I’m in a rather philosophical mood today. I think it started when I stepped out my back door and...

 

Happy Halloween

It began as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, with people dressing in costumes and lighting bonfires to ward off ghosts more than 2,000 years...

 

Some scratch on chickens

I’ve been following the controversy over keeping chickens in town. I am not a Thermopolis resident, but I own property in Hot Springs County and...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Some final words

For those of you who haven't heard yet, this will be my last official personal column at the Thermop...

 

Time for transitions

It doesn’t seem like it should be nearly November already, but here we are. Nearly all the leaves have changed or fallen, sports seasons have or...

 

Keeping up with tech

I’ve been pretty lucky to be “tech savvy” up to this point. Sure, I’ve had to ask my kids...

 

First Amendment binds all American freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the...

 

The pros and cons of chickens in town

“I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. Now I’m just waiting to see which one comes...

 

Reporting the facts

Questions that often come up from time to time when you work in the newspaper industry are “How do you remain objective in your writing?” or...

 

All who knew her loved her

I wish to express my condolences to the family of Ruth Clare Yonkee. For the 54 years we lived in Thermopolis, Ruth Clare was my dearest and best...

 

A word about Youth Alternatives

I wanted to note a clarification regarding my Youth Alternatives monthly report to the Commissioners as reported in last week’s paper. There were...

 

Love-hate relationship with snow

I have something of a love-hate relationship with snow. On one hand, I really don’t like driving...

 

Know your Constitution

In the current political climate in the United States its sometimes hard to discern what is real and what isn’t. I don’t just mean the difference...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Enjoy it while it lasts

“The sky’s blue again!” These were the excited words of my boys as they headed out to the car...

 

Working together

On the front page of this edition, you might notice we toot our own horn a bit, as we’re partnering with Hot Springs Travel and Tourism to...

 

Special thanks mystery woman

On Sept. 13 my son was t-boned on Broadway by an out of state driver that just didn’t understand the intersection. My son was hit in the driver’s...

 

Things will slow down

I think one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves as adults is, “after this week things will slow...

 

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