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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...

 

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...

 

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