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 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Enjoy more than just the day

This Sunday marks one of two days throughout the year recognizing our parents, with Father’s Day....

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    June 6, 2019

A lot to see in a lifetime

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the one that...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Be aware

I was lying on the couch the other night and looked down at my feet. I swear my feet are becoming...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Another year in the books

This Sunday marks the graduation for the Hot Springs County High School Class of 2019. It’s been...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Three simple words

During a conversation with a friend a few days ago, we agreed that there were times that it was difficult to tell the truth without hurting the feelin...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Green is my favorite color

I know we’re all getting a little tired of the rain, but you cannot beat this time of year when...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    May 2, 2019

When will it end?

Ah, snow. It can be so magical. It makes Christmas feel complete, gives a late night cup of coffee...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 25, 2019

An Easter lesson

The trouble with life-changing events is that the change usually comes about after a catastrophic event that is so frightening that one would suffer...

 

Spring fever

I got a text message from my daughter this morning, “Can you come sign me out of school? I...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Can't burn the memories

When I turned on the news the other day and one of the top stories was the fire at Notre Dame cathed...

 

A chance to honor a former teacher

There is a man in Thermopolis who, during his decades of teaching, influenced probably thousands of...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Reach out a helping hand

It seems like every week or month has a theme to it these days, and next week is no different as it...

 

Good at growing weeds

I don’t want to say it too loud, considering we still have plenty of weather on the horizon, but...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Waiting for the waters to recede

Though I’ve called Thermopolis and Wyoming home for the past three years, I am a native Nebraskan...

 

Have you tried Champ?

As I was growing up we ate a lot of traditional Irish dishes, I just had no idea they were Irish, I...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Don't be afraid to ask questions

Last Thursday the 2019 general session of the Wyoming Legislature adjourned, giving our...

 

Get your historical facts straight

Fake news! This is a phrase we’re hearing all the time now and Thermopolis became the victim of...

 

What to do with the bottles

I think I’ve finally reached a turning point with my oldest. I don’t mean he seems to be...

 

Spring planning

Its out there, I know it is. Elusive Spring. Understandably, its hard to believe we are just a few...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Memories that last

“Ten years” were the two words I both fell asleep ad woke up thinking. It’s hard to believe...

 

Don't lose faith

The possibility of there being drugs in our school system should be a worry for everyone in Hot...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Celebrating our industry

This past weekend was the 2019 Wyoming Press Association Winter Convention in Cheyenne. The annual...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Making memories

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

 

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