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You don't have to go far

The leftovers of turkey and sides have dwindled and the snow’s sticking around a lot more, sure signs that we are well into the holiday shopping...

 

To those clearing the way

As one of many Thermopolis residents who utilize our residential sidewalks all year around I, along with my four-footed personal trainer, would like...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    December 6, 2018 

A season of arrival

Thinking back to long ago Christmas seasons which usually started about the second week of December for most families, I’ve realized that those...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    December 6, 2018 

Christmas tree is still standing

Granted, we’re still a few weeks away from Christmas, but so far I’ve been really lucky in...

 

Have a little patience

Old Man Winter certainly set the weather forecasters on their ear Saturday, proving once again that you can predict all you want to, but the reality...

 

This is a wonderful town

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon...

 

The light in the darkness

Christmas is half way over for me. That deserves some explanation. For more than 10 years, holidays...

 

Give thanks this week

The annual celebration of the turkey is upon us and hopefully this week finds you with friends and family, whether it’s at home or on the road, to...

 

Finally grown up

Yes, I am one of those weird people that already has all my Christmas shopping done. Well, with the...

 

Our system at work

Where are we supposed to park? That’s been the mantra the last few days as a high profile case out of Natrona County moved into the Hot Springs...

 

Be a part of the show

Tuesday night I took in the annual Fall Showcase put on by the Hot Springs County High School Drama...

 

Thanks for honoring our veterans

Thank you to everyone responsible for continuing Hawk’s Avenue of Flags. Thermopolis can be proud of honoring our veterans in this...

 

American Education Week

November 12-16 will mark the 97th annual observance of American Education Week. Our AEW tagline, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our...

 

The ballots are cast

If you’re like us here at the Independent Record, last night you were anxiously awaiting the General Election results. This week’s front page...

 

Embrace the changes

We awoke Wednesday morning after a long, hard battled election, some feeling wonderful about the...

 

The ideal number of turkeys

A few years ago, I was surprise an elated to find two wild turkeys on my fence. I had never before seen a wild turkey. Yesterday, I counted at least...

 

Make your vote count

We are on the final lap with the finish line in sight. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is the General Election and we urge everyone to get out and cast your vote....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    November 1, 2018

You got the best

Well, Halloween has come and passed once again. The holiday has always been a favorite for me, even...

 

Issues at the polls

Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made on school boards, in city halls, at the state legislature, and in Congress impact...

 

A chance for education

Certainly one of the most talked about races in the General Election is for the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. To that...

 

Fond memories of the holiday season

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, with...

 

Pioneer Home future at stake again

The Joint Appropriations Committee for the State of Wyoming will be meeting in Thermopolis next Wednesday and Thursday and it looks as though Tom...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Stepping up to the stage

When I was graduated from high school and college, I thought I was done repeatedly going over lines...

 

The impact of disaster

I just completed watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” which was originally aired on PBS several years ago. It had a special mean...

 

A legacy old as Rome

The first recognized printed newspaper is a publication titled “Relation,” published in Antwerp in 1605 under Johann Carolus. However, the first...

 

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