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Bobcat homecoming

Monday is the start of Homecoming Week for the Thermopolis Bobcats. A time when alumni return home to see the parade and cheer on our volleyball...

 

The foundation of government

“We the people.” These three words form the beginning of one of the most important documents in our country’s history, the U.S. Constitution....

 

A sigh of relief

The newspaper industry let out a huge sigh of relief this past week as the U.S. International Trade Commission overturned an administrative decision...

 

A matter of necessity

With the Primary Election behind us, it seems the hot topic still on the table is water, particularly whether we continue to use surface water or...

 

Keep an eye out for the kids

The graduating Class of 2032 started kindergarten Wednesday. The newest little sparks of flame that make up the Thermopolis Bobcats began their journe...

 

Packed full of information

What an issue it’s been This week, we’re sure you’ll notice the paper is quite a bit larger than our weekly publication. That’s because we’r...

 

HSSP vandalism

Its actually rather typical that young people begin getting a little more rambunctious as summer starts drawing to a close, but it seems like this...

 

Appreciate other opinions

It seems that more and more political signs continue to pop up all over town, supporting one candidate or another for local, state or federal...

 

Ask questions

Its time to start asking the big questions. We are in the midst of election season with the primary just a few weeks away. We’ve heard what the...

 

Speak up

The political races are set and the primary election is coming up on August 21. Next Monday, voters will have the opportunity to bring forth their que...

 

Nature's light show

While nature’s light show on Sunday night was more spectacular than any man-made fireworks, it is a strong reminder of just how dry the conditions...

 

We'll still be here

Last week saw the killing of five people at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, as someone opened fire with a shotgun in what was referred to as a...

 

Keep yourself informed

There is an old addage that says, “Don’t believe everything you hear.” Its a perfect reminder during this political season that its better to...

 

Enjoy responsibly

As June starts to creep closer toward July, thoughts naturally turn to Independence Day and, of course, fireworks. However, before you start lighting...

 

Happy Father's Day

It seems as though we jumped from winter right into summer this year with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing the past couple of weeks....

 

Meeting deadlines

The official June 1 deadline for filing for local elected positions has now passed, and the coming months look to be an exciting time as we have sever...

 

School's out for summer

For most students, its one of the most wonderful times of the year. Summer break from school is upon us. Children are able to take a break from the...

 

Honor our fallen this weekend

This weekend there’s plenty going on. School is letting out for the summer, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament is happening and temperatures...

 

Thank a peace officer

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police...

 

Make mom feel special

This Sunday, we celebrate the ones who brought us into this world, the matriarchs, the ones who kissed our booboos, read us stories, gave us treats...

 

Kudos to all involved

The past few weeks have shattered our complacency in Hot Springs County. No longer can we say, “It can’t happen here” after an attempted murder...

 

Doing what we can for public safety

Things have certainly got a little crazy in town since Friday the 13th, with regard to crimes and dangerous individuals in the area. We’ve already...

 

Exercise caution when burning

It certainly seems like Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, giving us days in the 70s followed by snow and rain before teasing us with another...

 

Give a voice to the kids

As with any month, there are a number of celebrations happening in April. Among them is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The local Department of Family...

 

You have one vote

As a country we are preparing ourselves for midterm elections on a national scale with 435 seats up for grabs in the House of Representatives and 34...

 

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