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You don't have to go far

The leftovers of turkey and sides have dwindled and the snow’s sticking around a lot more, sure signs that we are well into the holiday shopping...

 

Have a little patience

Old Man Winter certainly set the weather forecasters on their ear Saturday, proving once again that you can predict all you want to, but the reality...

 

Give thanks this week

The annual celebration of the turkey is upon us and hopefully this week finds you with friends and family, whether it’s at home or on the road, to...

 

Our system at work

Where are we supposed to park? That’s been the mantra the last few days as a high profile case out of Natrona County moved into the Hot Springs...

 

The ballots are cast

If you’re like us here at the Independent Record, last night you were anxiously awaiting the General Election results. This week’s front page...

 

Make your vote count

We are on the final lap with the finish line in sight. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is the General Election and we urge everyone to get out and cast your vote....

 

A chance for education

Certainly one of the most talked about races in the General Election is for the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. To that...

 

Pioneer Home future at stake again

The Joint Appropriations Committee for the State of Wyoming will be meeting in Thermopolis next Wednesday and Thursday and it looks as though Tom...

 

A legacy old as Rome

The first recognized printed newspaper is a publication titled “Relation,” published in Antwerp in 1605 under Johann Carolus. However, the first...

 

Who's looking out for our young citizens?

Schools across the Cowboy State received the results of the new Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) recently, a new testing method for...

 

The streets will be back soon

It seems like this year has been the “Year of the Detour” when driving around Thermopolis, with work being done to replace water transmission...

 

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...

 

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