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We must start paying our debts

by CJ Baker Over the past several weeks, Congress battled over whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling. Failing to do so would risk...

 

We need to do more to prevent suicides in Wyoming

Suicide is Wyoming’s most persistent public health issue. And if anything, it’s getting worse. In 2004, the state possessed the nation’s fifth...

 

Domestic violence is everyone's business

A woman comes to the newspaper office and asks about an online story the paper published about another woman accused of killing her husband. She’s...

 

The art of turning a discussion into a word war

As children, many of us are taught a simple golden rule - If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. Many seem to have thrown...

 

Back to school

Hot Springs County School District students have returned to school and are settling into their daily schedules. This is such an exciting time for...

 

We need more public discussion on how to spend stimulus funding

The latest round of federal stimulus funding represents both an opportunity and a potential pitfall for Wyoming. The opportunity comes in the form of...

 

Only certainty of vaccine mandates? A further divided America

A few weeks agao, news organizations reported incidents of vaccine mandates handed down in New York City and California. The U.S. Department of...

 

Get ready for some fun

The Hot Springs County Fair starts Saturday with the youth horse show and continues through the next week. And this year, all events are a go. Along...

 

Gift of the Waters

The end of July and into August is packed with events in Hot Springs County. An event coming up the first weekend of August is the Gift of the Waters...

 

Community support

One of the most amazing things about living in our small town community is the way we pull together when tragedy strikes. Two Hot Springs County High...

 

Your view

We are excited to see this page full of letters to the editor with our readers expressing their views on a variety of topics. As you read these...

 

Summer's coming

The Hot Springs County High School parking lot was full of players and spectators for the Thermopolis 3-on-3 Saturday and Sunday. The event,...

 

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...

 

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