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Take a time out

It has been a week and many are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened at our Nation’s Capitol January 6. For some it clearly marks t...

 

Take down the Trump flags

The failed coup at the US Capitol last Wednesday was a wake-up call for all of us. People can have differences of political opinion - and those differ...

 

Shaming and blaming

Humans love to shame and blame others in the best of times, but bring on a public health crisis and it turns hard core. Add the speed and reach of...

 

Energy futures in federal land states

Ryan McConnaughey’s guest column on behalf of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming presents the daunting challenges facing Wyoming and other land gr...

 

Finding hope when facing challenges

All too common in conversation it has been spoken that 2020 was the hardest year our nation and state have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

Welcome in the New Year

The challenges and uncertainty of this past year have made many of us look forward to the New Year like we have never before. We are ready to turn...

 

Stimulus bill is waste of taxpayer money

The $900 Billion so-called stimulus bill has now passed and been signed into law. I would have recommended that President Trump veto it, however, ther...

 

Make the call

This Christmas, along with the upcoming New Year, is almost certain to be unlike any before. Physical distancing and public health orders have changed...

 

Wyoming hardest hit by pledge to ban development

by Ryan McConnaughey Petroleum Association of Wyoming  A ban on oil and natural gas development on public lands by the U.S. President-elect would...

 

CARES funds

A list of businesses receiving CARES Act COVID-19 business relief in Thermopolis and other towns around the state of Wyoming relief is available to...

 

CyberWyoming

CyberWyoming provides weekly information on scams circulating around Wyoming. Global IT Phone Scam: A Sheridan citizen reported a phone scam from a...

 

Attendance at school events limited

The changes we’ve experienced this year have affected everything and that includes how the school Christmas programs are going to be presented this...

 

Let the games continue

During these uncertain times with the pandemic, it has become necessary for guidelines to be put into place for all our safety. These are in effect...

 

Christmas Baskets available

For the 24th year, Community Christmas Baskets of food are available for those in need. Individuals or families may sign up by call the H.O.P.E...

 

Giving thanks

This Thanksgiving in Thermopolis we have a great deal to be thankful for. Beyond the natural beauty, clean air, our river and space to breathe and...

 

Small Business Saturday

by Dan Nordberg, SBA’s National Director for Rural Affairs and Region VIII Administrator Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American...

 

Help out if you can

Businesses and members of our community have always been known for their generosity. This year has been difficult for families and businesses and it...

 

Community Chatter - Moving Veteran's Day speech

Thermopolis VFW Post 2281 marked Veteran’s Day last Wednesday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with words from the post...

 

Honoring our Veterans

The Thermopolis VFW Post, as well as others across the state and country, along with many other businesses and organizations, have a long standing...

 

Remembering our Veterans

I have always had great respect for our Veterans. I grew up with so many in our family just like so many other families across this great nation. To...

 

After the election

Once the 2020 election has come and gone, please remember your neighbors are still your neighbors. People who live in a small community have the most...

 

Wait for the results

In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global...

 

The Psychology of Smoking Cessation

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. As a primary care physician, I commonly encounter patients who smoke cigarettes. Most people, including those who...

 

Leave 'legals' alone

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the...

 

Our view - Stay informed

It’s a battle that’s been waged for a long time now and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. There’s a movement amongst state legislators...

 

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