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Celebrate Thursday, shop local Saturday

However you spend your Thanksgiving, take a moment to give thanks for someone or something. Be thankful for friends, family, fur babies, a roof over...

 

Range of emotions

by Tom Emery Americans have endured some tough years of late, which is nothing new in our history. One example is 1918, when people found plenty of...

 

Several events coming up

Thermopolis has a full schedule of events coming up starting this Saturday with the Backpack Program Fundraiser and Holiday Affair Craft Show at the T...

 

Moving forward

The 2022 General Election is over other than canvasing write-ins, dealing with any requests for recounts and making voting numbers official. Let’s...

 

From the Misfit

Compiled by Jurri Schenck The Misfit seeks to make you chuckle or groan in delight! In times like these, we all need a chance to lighten up and enjoy...

 

Be sure to vote

Tuesday, November 8 is 2022 General Election voting day. Some will vote absentee prior to Tuesday, but many will be voting that day. Locally, we have...

 

Disappointed with school board candidates

I was disappointed with a few of our candidates who are running for school board trustee. They seem to feel they do not have to answer questions from...

 

Republican party committee criticized

In the October 20 issue, the newspaper ran an editorial about the local school board race. First off, I would like to make clear that I am addressing...

 

Thank you, school board candidates, for your courage

To all the candidates who attended the Thermopolis School Board Candidate Forum hosted by the Republican Party: “Thank you for your courage to come...

 

Electricity needs are more important

by John Malmberg The old adage “Don’t put the cart before the horse” may certainly be applied to the push to get electric vehicles on our...

 

Excused or unexcused... that is the question

by Barbara Anne Greene A few weeks ago, Cynthia Johnson called to “plant a seed” in my thoughts. Her granddaughter was making plans for the...

 

Eight person school board race

One of the most highly contested races in the general election for Hot Springs County voters is the eight person fight for three positions on the Hot...

 

White cane safety

by Tom Lealos, Vice President Wyoming Council of the Blind The use of long sticks and staffs by blind and visually impaired pedestrians has evolved...

 

Thank you to our volunteer firefighters

This week is National Fire Prevention Week. On pages 8 and 9 of this paper you will find a salute to our local Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department...

 

Important and irreplaceable - grocery cart etiquette

by Jill Pertler, part 2 of 2 Last week, I touched on the importance of choosing the best and most functional grocery cart. I attempted to use wise...

 

Yawn: Tiresome newspaper arguments

by Tom Silvestri, The Relevance Project It’s been more than two years since I received my last paycheck from a newspaper company. In that time,...

 

Putting the cart before the horse

by Jill Pertler I’ve addressed grocery store conduct in the past, but today I address a topic so immense and life-changing that it spans two weeks...

 

Opportunities for voters to be informed

On Monday, the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Farm Bureau Federation held their second Meet the Candidate forum at the...

 

Volunteers - the silent heroes

by Judy Carswell The silent heroes that exist within our community are so amazing! I am talking about our friends and neighbors that have been...

 

The will of the people

Secure elections are the cornerstone of a thriving republic. The right to vote in a free and fair election is the most basic civil right, one on...

 

What are Wyoming's seven greatest man-made wonders?

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming has an almost over-abundance of “natural” wonders ranging from Yellowstone National Park to the vast...

 

Doing research?

The Independent Record staff has been contacted by several individuals wanting to do research on a variety of topics. No problem, we’ve got you...

 

Listen to your gut

by Jill Kruse, D.O. People often talk about having a “gut feeling” when they know something is wrong. What feelings come when there is something w...

 

Find a great deal at the Farmers Market

Everyone loves a great deal from your fellow community members. What better place to find one than at your local Farmers Market? Every Saturday...

 

Looking for Punteney, Price family members

On our winter visit from Wyoming to Arizona, I picked up a volume of Louise May Alcott’s “Jo’s Boys” at an estate sale. Published in...

 

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