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 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...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    April 25, 2019 

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...

 

Bright lights, small city

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

 

Christmas tree is still standing

Granted, we’re still a few weeks away from Christmas, but so far I’ve been really lucky in...

 

The light in the darkness

Christmas is half way over for me. That deserves some explanation. For more than 10 years, holidays...

 

Finally grown up

Yes, I am one of those weird people that already has all my Christmas shopping done. Well, with the...

 

Be a part of the show

Tuesday night I took in the annual Fall Showcase put on by the Hot Springs County High School Drama...

 

Embrace the changes

We awoke Wednesday morning after a long, hard battled election, some feeling wonderful about the...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    November 1, 2018

You got the best

Well, Halloween has come and passed once again. The holiday has always been a favorite for me, even...

 

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