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Angell fought for gov't transparency

by John Malmberg With the death of Jim Angell a few weeks ago, a powerful voice for openness and transparency in government fell silent. Angell, who...

 

A call for Republican unity

Over the past several days, I have fielded an extraordinary number of phone calls asking me to run for Wyoming Secretary of State. I am not running...

 

We can learn from ball player

by Amber Steinmetz Did you see the video earlier this month of the Little League batter consoling the opposing team’s pitcher? During the Little...

 

You don't make me cry

by Jill Pertler This weekend I spent time at a class reunion with friends I don’t see every day (but wish I still did.) They were the friends who kn...

 

Summer is fading

We have come to the “Dog Days” of summer when the mornings are cool and the afternoons so hot you just want to sit on the porch with the pups and...

 

Use your power

Do you think your voice is not powerful? Think again. There is a concept called “The Power of One”. One person can make all the difference in...

 

Anxiety

by Tracy Renee Lee Most people do not expect anxiety to be a consequence of loss.  After 20 years in the funeral profession, I have come to realize t...

 

Support our youth

The Hot Springs County Fair is finishing up but you still have the chance to enjoy some of the final events. The Chili Cook Off is tonight (Thursday)...

 

Be careful who you vote for

Dr. Martian Luther King, Jr. was right when he said we should judge a person by their character, but it seems good ethics has fallen out of favor....

 

Busy weeks ahead

We are heading into a few weeks packed with a busy schedule of events in Hot Springs County. The Wagonhound Off-road event will be held July 29-31....

 

The student doctor; a complement to patient care

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. As a clinical professor at my state’s medical school, I frequently have medical students seeing patients with me in...

 

Working together to make Hot Springs County great

Hot Springs County and its residents are at a crossroads. What is our vision for our community’s future? If someone moves to our area and tries to...

 

Cowboy State is full of wonderful loop drives

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Here is a way to get “looped” this summer by enjoying Wyoming’s highways and byways. My definition of a...

 

For energy prices to drop, stop threatening companies for producing energy

by Kevin Killough If you traveled over the Fourth of July weekend, you felt the sting of filling up before your trip. Gas prices were down slightly fr...

 

Visit Thermopolis

Visitors to Thermopolis and Hot Springs County can select between a large variety of attractions. Our crown jewel is Hot Springs State Park with its l...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives

by Andrew Ellsworth, M.D. Recently our family went on a camping trip. Our kids loved how we canoed our supplies across a lake and set up our...

 

Open letter to Senators and Congressmen

Thursday morning last week, we awoke to find the stock markets opening down over 2% again, and 401k accounts down 30% or more. Since this is directly...

 

Guns win, moms lose: Creating generational poverty

This past few weeks saw major erosions to the rights of Americans. Supreme Court decisions were made along political party lines. Us old people know...

 

PAW applauds courts

by Ryan McConnaughey The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) issued the following statement in response to both the Q2 2022 BLM Lease Auction and t...

 

Never take your freedoms for granted

This summer is packed with many activities here in Thermopolis and we should be thankful. With the post-pandemic COVID circumstance, we must never tak...

 

Phone connections

by Jill Pertler If the fire alarm went off in your home or workplace and you had to evacuate quickly, what would you grab on your way out? Besides...

 

Bison are not endangered

by John Malmberg We are not at all surprised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife is conducting a status review on the Yellowstone bison to determine if they...

 

'Sue and Settle:' the rigged game that Wyoming can only lose

by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, M.D. Wyoming is the energy capital of America. Americans count on Wyoming energy for gasoline and diesel fuel for our...

 

Wy not Disneyland?

Time will tell how much the flood-caused closing of Yellowstone will hurt the Wyoming tourism industry. Seems there was a brief boom for Thermopolis a...

 

The system is broken

Wyoming’s property tax system is deeply flawed. The recent burden that rapidly rising home values placed on residents illustrated those flaws....

 

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