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Community Chatter - Moving Veteran's Day speech

Thermopolis VFW Post 2281 marked Veteran’s Day last Wednesday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with words from the post...

 

The Psychology of Smoking Cessation

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. As a primary care physician, I commonly encounter patients who smoke cigarettes. Most people, including those who...

 

Our view - Stay informed

It’s a battle that’s been waged for a long time now and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. There’s a movement amongst state legislators...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. It is a classic presentation: The middle-aged man who develops a painful, swollen, great toe the morning after...

 

Our view - Bobcat homecoming

The 2020 Bobcat Homecoming week activities will be held throughout next week. In the three schools of Hot Springs County School District, various...

 

Our view - Remembering 9/11

The editorial that appears to the right of this editorial ran in the September 13, 2001 Thermopolis Independent Record following the 9/11 terrorist...

 

Our view

Scams have been circulating for many years but it seems there are always new ones popping up to try to scam people out of their money. The following...

 

Our view - Take a stand

As if things weren’t hard enough for Wyoming’s small businesses, news comes that there are plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection P...

 

Our view - Enjoy the fair

The Hot Springs County Fair kicks off on Saturday, July 25 with the Horse Show beginning at 8 a.m. All events will be held at the HSC Fairgrounds....

 

Community Chatter - Update on SMART Start Back to School plans

Greetings HSCSD #1 Patrons, I am writing with an update to our SMART Start Back to School plans for school this fall. HSCSD #1 is planning on as...

 

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...

 

The choices we make

I’m in a rather philosophical mood today. I think it started when I stepped out my back door and...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Some final words

For those of you who haven't heard yet, this will be my last official personal column at the Thermop...

 

Keeping up with tech

I’ve been pretty lucky to be “tech savvy” up to this point. Sure, I’ve had to ask my kids...

 

The pros and cons of chickens in town

“I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. Now I’m just waiting to see which one comes...

 

Love-hate relationship with snow

I have something of a love-hate relationship with snow. On one hand, I really don’t like driving...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Enjoy it while it lasts

“The sky’s blue again!” These were the excited words of my boys as they headed out to the car...

 

Things will slow down

I think one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves as adults is, “after this week things will slow...

 

Bobcats prepare for homecoming

Homecoming football games have been a decades long tradition for Hot Springs County High School,...

 

Kind of like a squirrel

I believe fall is my favorite season of the year. I can pull out my sweaters and other snuggly, soft...

 

What some hard work will do

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you put in the love, patience and time. This past summer...

 

Let's enjoy the last of summer

There were a few mornings this week when we all awoke to temperatures in the 50-degree range. Some...

 

Surviving the storm

The recent hailstorm and the damage it brought with it brought to mind similar storms I grew up with in the Nebraska Panhandle as a boy. They were a c...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Back to the old routines

Well, summer vacation has officially come to its close, though there’s still a few weeks left in...

 

Lifting each other up

Well, the summer swimsuit body didn’t magically appear this year either, but I’m ready for flann...

 

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