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Go Bobcats!

As you flip through the pages of this week’s edition of the Independent Record, you’re sure to notice that the Thermopolis Bobcats had an...

 

Days gone by

Reflecting on Rex’s Ramblings in last week’s Thermopolis Independent Record, I was the same age and, like in Rex’s article, in the military....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    February 21, 2019 

What to do with the bottles

I think I’ve finally reached a turning point with my oldest. I don’t mean he seems to be...

 

Flow of information

As your newspaper, one of our primary responsibilities is to make sure people can read about and enjoy what is happening in our community. Pictures,...

 

Spring planning

Its out there, I know it is. Elusive Spring. Understandably, its hard to believe we are just a few...

 

A big problem needs a big person

When I was 4 or 5, we lived in a civilianized army mustering point in Great Bend, Kansas after Dad returned from the war. That development existed...

 

We've got your backs

Perhaps Wyoming’s State Appropriations Committee is learning you don’t mess with our elderly. Last week, in a last minute, last ditch effort, Repr...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Memories that last

“Ten years” were the two words I both fell asleep ad woke up thinking. It’s hard to believe...

 

All about accountability

As a newspaper, our primary goal is to inform our readers of what’s happening in the world, not just locally but on the state and, if necessary,...

 

Don't lose faith

The possibility of there being drugs in our school system should be a worry for everyone in Hot...

 

How to know what you are looking for

Imagine how hard it must be to look for “something” when you really have no idea what that “something” looks like. Take the situation at our...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Celebrating our industry

This past weekend was the 2019 Wyoming Press Association Winter Convention in Cheyenne. The annual...

 

Dear mom and dad: Cool it

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wyoming, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that...

 

Harold Junior Bendlin

Harold Junior Bendlin, 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. A rosary is scheduled for Friday evening at St.... Full story

 

Getting behind the town

When the New Year rolls in, it’s often accompanied with the hope that this year will be better than the last. Unfortunately, a new year doesn’t...

 

Keep an eye on the goal

Recently I received a Christmas card from Marty (Martin when not in the wrestling room). Marty was assigned to me as a project. He was about 6’2...

 

Take that brave step forward

Earlier this week Thermopolis and Hot Springs County experienced a changing of the guard of sorts with the swearing in of all the new folks elected...

 

This country has lost its backbone

Since 2008 when the big banks were bailed out there’s been some very interesting things that have taken place in this country. I would like to take...

 
 By PE Straley    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Many organizations, but can we get a theme?

The IR wrote about updates to the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Thermop Spark, WY Business Council & Thermop Main Street all whom are working on...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 10, 2019

The sun will come out

The planet is coming back around on its annual journey, to those glorious days when we get a little...

 

Setting the record straight

What a week it’s been. Aside from the dump of snow we got for the New Year, as well as the resulting drifts, here at The Independent Record we’ve...

 

Lack of snow removal questioned

I want to complain about the snow removal on our street. Richards Street, between 9th and 10th has a pile of snow in the middle of the street since...

 

I'm not a quitter

I’m proud to say, I’m not a quitter. That’s why you won’t hear me say anything about New...

 

Looking forward to 2019

In a few short days we will be faced with a book filled with blank pages – 2019. Each new year is our chance to leave behind the previous year and...

 

Angels stop to help

This past week we had one of those experiences that renewed my faith in those around me. We were driving through the canyon just after sunset. I hit...

 

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