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 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Ready to return home

Over the spring break, my wife and two sons took one heck of a road trip, travelling from...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 29, 2018

The significance of Easter

After asking around amongst friends and acquaintances, it appears that April 1st is not a common or even uncommon date upon which to celebrate Easter....

 

Get the eggs in one basket

As we go through life there are often certain times or certain images that stick in our memories. As...

 

Passed out in the casket

Being a good Irish girl, my ancestral time for drinking and frivolity arrives this weekend. It is ac...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Time to start waking up

Can you feel it? Spring gets closer every day, and we’ve almost got another Wyoming winter in the...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Crossing guards appreciated

Just like everyone else, sometimes my mornings don’t start out the greatest. Maybe I forgot to...

 

Measure twice, cut as many times as it takes

Thanks to this past weekend, I can now add “mount a microwave above a range” to my resumé,...

 

One of my favorite days of the year

So here we are, one of my favorite days of the year – the day after Valentine’s Day. Yes, if...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    February 8, 2018

The season of love

It’s time for the greeting card companies, chocolatiers and florists to really get busy, as...

 

Moving memories

I have an arrangement with my landlord. I am going to die in this house...because I detest moving....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 25, 2018

The Templar of teeth

As any parent knows, one of the responsibilities that comes with having children is making sure...

 

Sliding into oncoming traffic

An interesting question came up recently about the weather in Thermopolis. “Did we have more snow...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 11, 2018

Keep an eye on that horizon

We’re a couple weeks into 2018, a time where I’ve typically reneged on a couple of those...

 

Do you warm your car up before driving?

We’ve been seeing some frigid temperatures each morning and of course, no one wants to get into a...

 

Be fascinated with the world

If you’re anything like me, for the last few weeks you’ve been going at full speed, wedging in...

 

The final countdown

The final weeks of the year are finally here. If you’re on the ball, you’ve got those holiday...

 

Pride in our talented Bobcats

I am perpetually amazed at the talent that abounds in the children of Thermopolis. Not just amazed,...

 

May the snow come, and leave, quickly

With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having recently, it’s left plenty of opportunity...

 

Community attitude

Occasionally thoughts more profound than, “What’s for dinner?” and , “Are you washing clothes tomorrow?” cross my mind. I visualize happenin...

 

Songs bring back memories

The other day while working out, my attention was suddenly focused on an oldie/goldie, “Donna”, that brought into my memory the picture of a...

 

Be thankful on Thanksgiving

There are certain times of the year when one reflects on the past, and for me, Thanksgiving is one...

 

Make note of those things you are thankful for

“Yippy-ki-yay!” is currently my five-year-old favorite phrase to shout as we head out the door...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 26, 2017

Time for the tricks and treats

For as long as I can remember, Halloween has been my favorite holiday. Yes, even more than Christmas...

 

The smell of fall

I absolutely love fall. Its like suddenly, you walk outside and there is a completely different...

 

Idealistic progressives?

A friend of mine writing for the state paper concluded a litany of experiences growing up in the early days of the 20th century including the...

 

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