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Prairie Doc Perspectives

by Andrew Ellsworth, M.D. Recently our family went on a camping trip. Our kids loved how we canoed our supplies across a lake and set up our...

 

Phone connections

by Jill Pertler If the fire alarm went off in your home or workplace and you had to evacuate quickly, what would you grab on your way out? Besides...

 

Board accepting bids for new school bus drop off lane

Editor’s note: This information originally ran in the June 17, 2021 Independent Record on this page. We are running it again to help answer...

 

Slices of Life - Dealing with grief

by Jill Pertler Grief teaches me new lessons every day. I think writing about them is important, because grief is a topic many of us shy away from....

 

Support for Medicaid Expansion

The undersigned members of Wyoming’s business community ask the 66th Wyoming Legislature to pass a bill to expand the state’s Medicaid program dur...

 

Medicaid expansion - good for Wyoming

Medicaid is a state-administered program that currently supports the medical needs of Wyoming citizens who are both low income AND blind, disabled, pr...

 

Volunteers needed to prepare Thanksgiving meal

The People for People program and other local volunteers will be preparing a Thanksgiving meal this year. We will not have eat-in meals at the...

 

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that...

 

Health officer provides COVID information

As predicted, COVID has spiked again both here in Hot Springs County and in the rest of the country. Those falling ill, being hospitalized, and dying... Full story

 

Masks will not be required when school begins

Greetings HSCSD #1 Patrons, On August 4, I participated in a ZOOM meeting with all superintendents in the state of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of...

 

Hot Springs County fire ban

A fire ban was put in place in Hot Springs County as of June 30. Please read the order for your protection. If you have any questions please contact...

 

Board accepting bids for new school bus drop off lane

After multiple years of consideration, the Hot Springs County Board of Trustees approved going out for bid on a new bus drop off that will serve Hot...

 

Wyo Wednesday and Thermopolis Brewfest

by Suzanne Samelson Spring and being outside continues to be on our minds. Think Wyo Wednesday on June 2. Think Thermopolis Brewfest on Saturday,...

 

Chamber foundation receives 501(c)3 status

by Meri Ann Rush Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Foundation On August 13, 2020 the Board of Directors for the Thermopolis-Hot Springs...

 

Shop local on Wyo. Wednesday

by Suzanne Samelson Spring is on our minds and in the air. Think Wyo Wednesday on May 5. Think Downtown Cleanup on Wednesday, May 19. Wyo Wednesday...

 

Get ready for Wyo Wednesdays

by Suzanne Samelson  Main Street Thermopolis has plans for the spring season, starting with Wyo Wednesday on April 7.  The first Wednesday of the mo...

 

Be aware of numerous scams

CyberWyoming releases information on recent scam activity. Residents and businesses are reminded to never give out information over the phone...

 

Community Chatter: Coffee Talk

The Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce has been working on our strategic plan.  We have identified three areas to focus on; Member...

 

Dumb idea with bad timing: canceling newspaper published legal notices

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Using both tight budgets and a Covid pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in...

 

COVID closure impact on students

by Catelyn Deromedi RWE Principal Ralph Witters Elementary school would like to expound on last week’s article written in the Independent Record tit...

 

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...

 

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