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We enjoy receiving your letters to the editor

Our opinion page allows for letters to the editor, which we enjoy receiving, because we consider them an important part of our paper. We want our read...

 

Hitting the debt ceiling again

by Dave Bonner, Powell Tribune Here we go again. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has advised Congress and the president that the debt ceiling...

 

Ed board right to revisit standards, reduce red tape

Late last year, the governor’s Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education advisory group delivered its final recommendations to Gov. Mark...

 

Protecting the integrity of information

When our society finds a better way to archive public records for the people, it will have the full support of this newspaper. Public notices...

 

It is time to believe

by Jurri Schenck We have been here before and we are going to better places. It’s easy to take the black pill and only see the negative in our circu...

 

Welcoming in 2023

As we welcome in 2023, residents of Thermopolis and Hot Springs County have much to be thankful for and some interesting changes in local government...

 

Merry Christmas

Our community has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. We may have more than some and less than others, but ultimately we all make a choice to con...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thermopolis and residents from surrounding areas have been working their way into the Christmas spirit. Lights and decorations are going up at houses...

 

Celebrate Thursday, shop local Saturday

However you spend your Thanksgiving, take a moment to give thanks for someone or something. Be thankful for friends, family, fur babies, a roof over...

 

Several events coming up

Thermopolis has a full schedule of events coming up starting this Saturday with the Backpack Program Fundraiser and Holiday Affair Craft Show at the T...

 

Moving forward

The 2022 General Election is over other than canvasing write-ins, dealing with any requests for recounts and making voting numbers official. Let’s...

 

Be sure to vote

Tuesday, November 8 is 2022 General Election voting day. Some will vote absentee prior to Tuesday, but many will be voting that day. Locally, we have...

 

Eight person school board race

One of the most highly contested races in the general election for Hot Springs County voters is the eight person fight for three positions on the Hot...

 

Thank you to our volunteer firefighters

This week is National Fire Prevention Week. On pages 8 and 9 of this paper you will find a salute to our local Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department...

 

Opportunities for voters to be informed

On Monday, the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Farm Bureau Federation held their second Meet the Candidate forum at the...

 

Doing research?

The Independent Record staff has been contacted by several individuals wanting to do research on a variety of topics. No problem, we’ve got you...

 

Find a great deal at the Farmers Market

Everyone loves a great deal from your fellow community members. What better place to find one than at your local Farmers Market? Every Saturday...

 

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...

 

Use your power

Do you think your voice is not powerful? Think again. There is a concept called “The Power of One”. One person can make all the difference in...

 

Support our youth

The Hot Springs County Fair is finishing up but you still have the chance to enjoy some of the final events. The Chili Cook Off is tonight (Thursday)...

 

Busy weeks ahead

We are heading into a few weeks packed with a busy schedule of events in Hot Springs County. The Wagonhound Off-road event will be held July 29-31....

 

Working together to make Hot Springs County great

Hot Springs County and its residents are at a crossroads. What is our vision for our community’s future? If someone moves to our area and tries to...

 

For energy prices to drop, stop threatening companies for producing energy

by Kevin Killough If you traveled over the Fourth of July weekend, you felt the sting of filling up before your trip. Gas prices were down slightly fr...

 

Visit Thermopolis

Visitors to Thermopolis and Hot Springs County can select between a large variety of attractions. Our crown jewel is Hot Springs State Park with its l...

 

Never take your freedoms for granted

This summer is packed with many activities here in Thermopolis and we should be thankful. With the post-pandemic COVID circumstance, we must never tak...

 

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