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 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    December 6, 2018 

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...

 

Fond memories of the holiday season

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, with...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Stepping up to the stage

When I was graduated from high school and college, I thought I was done repeatedly going over lines...

 

The impact of disaster

I just completed watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” which was originally aired on PBS several years ago. It had a special mean...

 

Pumpkin spiced everything

Its here! That smell of fall is here! You can step outside in the morning and the air actually smell...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Making some noise

The adage about March coming in like a lion certainly didn’t take Octobers like this one into...

 

Temperatures are all over the place

We have hit that time of year when some days it feels as if Mother Nature is having some kind of...

 

We're making headlines

Everyone who has lived here through a summer knows how crazy the traffic can get during tourist...

 

It's about having fun

One of my favorite times of the year is here...football season! Although I love sitting on Sunday...

 

Remembering to stand together

Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most horrific attacks on U.S. soil, a day that will...

 

A smell in the air

I could tell this last weekend that there was a touch of fall in the air. Not because it was cooler...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Let's all get back on the same team

This election season certainly had an abundance of candidate to choose from, but with the increase...

 

Thank you for stepping up

Most people you talk to will say this political season has been completely exhausting. Yes, it has...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Protecting and serving

One of the political races that has seen more commentary than others is the five-candidate race for...

 

Take in the Pageant and other activities

As I get older, I realize more and more how everything eventually comes full circle in your life. Th...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Make time for some county fun

This week, with all the political hubbub going around, take a break and take in the annual Hot...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Trip down memory lane

We’ve been talking around the office this week about businesses which have come and gone here in T...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Let's keep it going

Well, the PRCA Rodeo and fireworks show have come and gone, and both drew a crowd, but the summer...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Hopeful for the future

What a show our volunteer firemen put on every year. Whenever I see fireworks it always takes me...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    June 28, 2018

What a show of support

This past weekend saw the annual PRCA Rodeo, and Thermopolis truly shined in terms of showing off...

 

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