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Celebrate the graduates

On Sunday, May 16, 43 Hot Springs County High School gradutating seniors will receive their diplomas and wrap up their public school career. There...

 

Downtown parking

Where do you park a horse trailer, boat, camper or RV in downtown Thermopolis? We often have people in long vehicles park in front of the IR during...

 

Events are a go

After experiencing a year of shutting down, covering up and staying home, it’s safe to say many of us are thankful that things are returning to norm...

 

Wyoming needs real leadership to address school funding issue

When the final bell rang on this year’s legislative session, state leaders failed to turn in their assignment. Instead, they asked for yet another...

 

Do the right thing

In the six years since former Gov. Matt Mead began championing expanding Medicaid in the state, much has changed – including the state’s financial...

 

Grab a newspaper

Reading a newspaper is a good habit to get into that can provide much needed information about politics, economy, schools, entertainment, sports,...

 

What do you need to know? Who do you trust?

Do you want to know what your city, county and school districts are up to?  As a responsible taxpayer and citizen of your community, of course you wa...

 

Reject Senate File 17: 'If it ain't broke...'

In case you’re unawares, this past Thursday the Wyoming Senate committee advanced Senate File 17, a bill that calls for removing some of the public...

 

Where do we find funds?

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, State Superintendent of Schools Jillian Balow, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Liz Cheney all seem to...

 

Allowing for more open discussion

The editor of this paper felt like she heard a collective gasp last week as people read a letter to the editor on this page of the January 14 edition...

 

Take a time out

It has been a week and many are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened at our Nation’s Capitol January 6. For some it clearly marks t...

 

Shaming and blaming

Humans love to shame and blame others in the best of times, but bring on a public health crisis and it turns hard core. Add the speed and reach of...

 

Welcome in the New Year

The challenges and uncertainty of this past year have made many of us look forward to the New Year like we have never before. We are ready to turn...

 

Make the call

This Christmas, along with the upcoming New Year, is almost certain to be unlike any before. Physical distancing and public health orders have changed...

 

CARES funds

A list of businesses receiving CARES Act COVID-19 business relief in Thermopolis and other towns around the state of Wyoming relief is available to...

 

Attendance at school events limited

The changes we’ve experienced this year have affected everything and that includes how the school Christmas programs are going to be presented this...

 

Christmas Baskets available

For the 24th year, Community Christmas Baskets of food are available for those in need. Individuals or families may sign up by call the H.O.P.E...

 

Help out if you can

Businesses and members of our community have always been known for their generosity. This year has been difficult for families and businesses and it...

 

Honoring our Veterans

The Thermopolis VFW Post, as well as others across the state and country, along with many other businesses and organizations, have a long standing...

 

After the election

Once the 2020 election has come and gone, please remember your neighbors are still your neighbors. People who live in a small community have the most...

 

Keep the news coming

We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics. Newspapers in...

 

Small steps

While not scientific by any means, the question was recently asked, “What would you like to see...

 

Take time to share

Still coming off the sugar high from the bags of candy passed out at Halloween — not to mention the discounted bags picked up at the stores...

 

Happy Halloween

It began as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, with people dressing in costumes and lighting bonfires to ward off ghosts more than 2,000 years...

 

Time for transitions

It doesn’t seem like it should be nearly November already, but here we are. Nearly all the leaves have changed or fallen, sports seasons have or...

 

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