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First Amendment binds all American freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the...

 

Reporting the facts

Questions that often come up from time to time when you work in the newspaper industry are “How do you remain objective in your writing?” or...

 

Know your Constitution

In the current political climate in the United States its sometimes hard to discern what is real and what isn’t. I don’t just mean the difference...

 

Working together

On the front page of this edition, you might notice we toot our own horn a bit, as we’re partnering with Hot Springs Travel and Tourism to...

 

The power of a flag

There’s something to be said about a flag at half-staff. It certainly is noticeable when we see our stars and stripes flying not as high as they...

 

Remember fire safety

By Tuesday most residents in Hot Springs County probably realized the smoke from various fires in the state had worked its way to us. The biggies are...

 

Recognizing labors

Labor Day is certainly an interesting name for a holiday, considering how many people actually have the day off from work, but it’s not necessarily...

 

Summer is fading

We have come to the “Dog Days” of summer when the mornings are cool and the afternoons so hot you just want to sit on the porch with the pups and...

 

Show your support

Well, we’re finally here. The final home stretch before we’re back to school schedules. It’s been a fun summer with plenty of activities for...

 

Back to school time

Summer is quickly coming to an end with just a few weeks left before the official start of school. There’s an old joke about being a teacher…"the...

 

Not enough room for all

In addition to the fun, the competitions and the animals during the annual Fair Week, in the newspaper industry just how many pictures we can take in...

 

Change is inevitable

Change is inevitable. Changing weather, changing seasons, even changes in our surroundings, our beliefs and tastes. Change is also difficult....

 

Customer beware

It seems as if the population of Thermopolis has doubled in size. With the tourist season already well upon us, the recent hailstorms have brought...

 

Plenty left in summer

The 4th of July is over and now begins the great race to the start of school. For parents, this is either a blessing or a curse, depending on how you...

 

Celebrate your freedom

July 4 is here, a day filled with barbecues, heading to the lake and of course, fireworks. And while there is plenty of fun to be had, it’s also a...

 

Slow down

Sometimes its good to let the mind meander back to the “good ol’ days” when life was more simple. It shows us how far we have come, how much we...

 

Reaching beyond the town

This past week there’s been a lot of talk about marketing Thermopolis on more than just the local level, hitting the international market and...

 

Tell dad how much he means to you

This weekend marks a very special day for millions of men across the world – Father’s Day. Its sometimes hard for us to come up with just the...

 

A little for a lot

No doubt if you’ve glanced through the pages of this week’s edition you noticed one of our younger employees smiling back at you. Read a little...

 

Bring on the sun

A couple of days of sunshine are a welcome respite from the recent deluge of rain, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. Keep in mind...

 

The last full measure

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, as with every year at this time, thoughts turn to the men and women who have fought for this country and gave...

 

Stay true to you

On Sunday, we will be watching the graduating class of 2019 cross the boards into their new lives as high school graduates. These days we hear a lot...

 

To those who make a difference

It seems like every week of the year gives us something to celebrate, whether it’s personal milestones such as birthdays or anniversaries, up to...

 

Look toward the future

We have unfortunately been seeing a number of businesses in Thermopolis closing their doors of late. On social media we see posts from people who...

 

Springtime boom

It feels like spring has finally arrived. Leaves are sprouting from buds, plants are pushing through the ground and newborn animals are exploring...

 

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