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Our view - We want to help you

During the past two months, we’ve heard from a lot of you. These comments, written by long-time readers and new residents, are appreciated. If you...

 

An Occupational Therapist may be able to help you

Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations of an individual. An O...

 

Our view - Stay on track

After several weeks of the world seemingly out of control, it’s about time for all of us to take a little breather. We’re still under recommended...

 

COVID scams high

by Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director Scammers are on the prowl with Americans’ increased anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. This is of...

 

Our view - Support your neighbors

As Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Public Health announced the most recent orders regarding COVID-19 closures and restrictions on...

 

That's love

by Jill Kruse, DO When my mom called me and said that my dad found four N95 masks in the garage and she wanted to send them all to me since I’m a...

 

Time to stand up

As you can probably tell by reading this note, I am really mad at our government and the people who are letting themselves be cowed by an overbearing...

 

Living with dogs and cats

My dog thinks I’ve quit my job to spend more time with her. On the other hand, my cat assumes that I have been fired. Because of being the looser...

 

Keep the news coming

We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics. Newspapers in...

 

COVID-19 offers scammers opportunity

by Sam Shumway State Director, AARP Wyoming  In the year 2019, AARP’s FraudWatch Network reported 24 percent of all scam calls reported in Wyoming...

 

Proud to have known you, Coach

Coach Don Simpson was a coach for the Thermopolis Boxing Club. I had two sons in the club and a 5-year-old daughter who never missed a practice. Therm...

 

Thank you Governor

The following was sent to Governor Mark Gordon and also shared with the Thermopolis Independent Record as a letter to the editor.   Dear Governor...

 

Our view - Beware of scams

So many scams circulate every year trying to rob citizens of their money. Now, there are some trying to get their hands on your economic impact...

 

Our view - Come together

Without a doubt we are living in a very strange time in our country right now. Many are essentially barricaded behind their front doors while others...

 

Guest Column - Newspapers are essential

by Peter Wagner One of the reporters in our Sheldon office received an e-mail a week ago stating his child was no longer qualified to be taken care...

 

Our view - Return to sender

Many businesses in local communities have been forced to shut down abruptly without having time to think about their mail delivery. Typically, a...

 

Our view - Keeping you informed

Something occurred last week which received little, if any, notice amidst the ever growing concern of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). March...

 

We can handle this - Toilet paper information

With all of the doom and gloom we’re experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic I thought a few...

 

Community chatter - Fighting a virus with truth and transparency

by Ken Paulson As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective...

 

Outbreak affects mental health

by Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange CODY — With the onslaught of media coverage the COVID-19 pandemic has been garnering the...

 

Overview - Time for generosity

It may seem that our cousins in the big cities are over-reacting but a time of crisis generally brings out the best in people who live in small commun...

 

Thank you for the opportunity

For nearly fifteen years, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to be involved with the HSCHS wrestling program from being a fan, volunteer coach,...

 

Community chatter

Your local Public Health and the Hot Springs County Prevention Coalition have been busy. Who are these people and what have they been up to?...

 

Good things coming

We live in an instant gratification society. Hungry? Just shout your order into a little box from your car and five minutes later you magically have...

 

Low level visitor restriction at WPH

This letter is to ask for your cooperation in helping the Wyoming Pioneer Home Residents stay healthy during this virus season. Unfortunately,...

 

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