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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...

 

Taking a bit of time

It’s strange to think that we’re nearly into 2019 already. When I was in school, it seemed like...

 

To all a good night

We’re sure you’ll notice a little extra bulk in your paper this week, thanks to our annual printing of the Letters to Santa. While it’s quite a...

 

Making memories

In just a few days, Santa will be making his annual trek around the globe and boys and girls...

 

Do your part

As we begin hanging our stockings with care, wrapping presents and dreaming of a white Christmas, there are those right here in our community that...

 

Bright lights, small city

It seems that Christmas and the holiday season gets here faster and faster each year. It’s not...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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