Thermopolis Independent Record - Your source for news in Hot Springs County

Opinion / Editorial

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 231



Looking forward to 2022

This year has seen its fair share of crazy incidents locally as well as across the state and country. It’s fitting the end of what is commonly refer...

 

'Tis the season to be grateful

Remembering what we have to be grateful for is a good idea anytime of the year, but is especially so at Christmas time. Be grateful for: • Clothes...

 

Legalizing road kill was a good (if gross) move

by CJ Baker You don’t have to like the taste of road-killed meat to appreciate some new state regulations that will allow citizens to collect...

 

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“December 7th, a day which will live in infamy,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was 7:55 a.m. when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Servic...

 

Have an attitude of gratitude

by Bryan Golden, author Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends.  It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of...

 

Honoring veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans...

 

As Facebook loses relevance, it reminds us capitalism works

by Kevin Killough On Oct. 4, Facebook had a global outage. For several hours, users around the world were unable to argue politics with complete...

 

Moonlight Madness memories

As the crew of the Independent Record was looking through our old newspapers for this week’s Blast from the past, memory after memory from previous...

 

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...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 01/21/2022 00:47