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Property tax burden too much

Property taxes shooting up 50%, 70%, 90% in a single year — or 337% in four years, depending on what properties sold in a neighborhood — shows...

 

New Visitor Guides have arrived

The 2022 Thermopolis/Hot Springs Wyoming Visitor Guides have arrived. We will be doing our best to begin getting them delivered to area businesses...

 

Happy Mother's Day

by Jim Herlihy, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Alzheimer’s Association When we gather on May 8 to celebrate Mother’s Day, give a...

 

Team work in WRC

Mother Nature offered up some much needed moisture last week on Friday and Saturday. The Owl Creek area received a full inch of measurable moisture,...

 

Do not plod along like cattle

I am respectfully submitting an excerpt from a book called “Freedom Tide” written by Chad Connelly: Anyone making statements that our Founding...

 

Federal spending will ruin the economy

by Kevin Killough Who wouldn’t want to go back to the economically simpler times before the COVID pandemic?   We can look back with warm nostalgia...

 

A reminder to governing bodies

Reports on improper meetings serve as reminder to governing bodies around the state. Gillette City Council recently found itself in hot water after...

 

Board accepting bids for new school bus drop off lane

Editor’s note: This information originally ran in the June 17, 2021 Independent Record on this page. We are running it again to help answer...

 

Project with potential

The Bighorn River runs 95 miles from the Wedding of the Waters south of Thermopolis to the North Kane Boat Ramp on the south end of the Bighorn...

 

We all hate springing forward, but do we really want to stop?

by CJ Baker Spring didn’t officially arrive in Wyoming until Sunday, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it began March 13 — when we and the...

 

Slices of Life - Dealing with grief

by Jill Pertler Grief teaches me new lessons every day. I think writing about them is important, because grief is a topic many of us shy away from....

 

Biden administration energy policy baffling in a time of war

The Biden administration’s response to rising oil prices is perplexing, to say the least. Whether the much higher prices of oil and gas are a...

 

Agriculture - The industry we cannot live without

by Doug Miyamoto, Director, Wyoming Department of Agriculture There is no need to sugar coat this news because everyone already knows… The last few...

 

The crooked teeth of the gift horse

In one of the most decisive steps yet taken in the international effort to convince Vladimir Putin to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United...

 

Celebrate Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring...

 

Why do fans yell at sports officials?

Everyone wants to win the game! When we don’t , the officials usually get the blame. If you think officiating is easy, grab a whistle sometime and t...

 

Raises for state employees ensure stability, service in Wyoming

Higher state salaries mean more effective services One of the top priorities mapped out in Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget and State of the State address...

 

Political season revs up

With a few top state offices in Wyoming up for election in 2022, the state’s political season is already in full swing. This week’s IR features...

 

Our greatest enemies

In June of 1956 a joint session of the United States Congress passed a bill changing our national motto from E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many ONe) to In G...

 

Tend to your own backyard

We do things a little differently in Wyoming than in other states across the country. In Hot Springs County, we do things a little differently than ot...

 

What I love about HSC Hot Springs State Park

My first memory of Hot Springs State Park is about 75 years ago when our parents brought us up from Cheyenne to play in the water and ride the wooden...

 

Movie theater reopens

American past times such as going to movie theaters have evolved since the introduction of streaming services, the effects of the entertainment...

 

Bring back the blockbusters

by Tyler Martineau   Do you ever wonder why shows such as “Joe Pickett” or “Longmire” are based in Wyoming but are filmed elsewhere? Just...

 

Support for Medicaid Expansion

The undersigned members of Wyoming’s business community ask the 66th Wyoming Legislature to pass a bill to expand the state’s Medicaid program dur...

 

Harvard and fairy dust

by Ann Turner Here’s the $3.5 million question: What does Wyoming need to do to develop an economy that isn’t so dependent on the minerals...

 

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