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Legislature in full swing

Cheyenne is around a five hour drive from Thermopolis, but the work of our state’s legislature will affect us in Hot Springs County as well as...

 

Legislature convenes

The 67th Wyoming Legislature convened in a joint session of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives on Monday, Feb. 12, during the first day o...

 

Taking steps toward democracy

by Kimball Shinkoskey, Cody Enterprise I think most people would agree that democracy is under threat by forces on the left or on the right, or in...

 

Newspapers remain a key record for government notices

Everyday, as I walk from the editorial department in the back of the office to the breakroom to get coffee or tea, I pass by wall shelving holding...

 

Do you have grit?

In psychologist Angela Duckworth’s New York Times bestseller “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”, she shares her insight on the...

 

Group criticizes HSCSD#1 Board of Trustees

by Lara Love A controversial cartoon that takes a jab at the Hot Springs County School District Board of Trustees is making the rounds on social...

 

Shop local all year long to see our community survive

Shop local is common phrase used in the month of December, but we want to remind you it is an admirable thing to do year around. Our community was...

 

Making resolutions beyond ourselves

We all know the deal with New Year’s resolutions. They’re often made and seldom kept. At minimum, they’re optimistic. At maximum, they’re...

 

100 years ago: Historical events from January

The month of January has been home to many historical events over the years. Here’s a look at some that helped to shape the world in January 1924....

 

Waiting until the last minute

It’s unlikely that anyone hopes to be a last-minute Christmas shopper. Putting off shopping until the last minute can make for a stressful home...

 

Let us know

Community events abound during the month of December as explained on page 3 of this paper. Winter sports for high school athletes have kicked off and...

 

A sign of the times for journalism and AI

by Jake Goodrick, Gillette News Record What does a media brouhaha involving Sports Illustrated have to do with the future of the industry at large? Ho...

 

Shop local

Last weekend kicked off the Christmas season with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We want to remind you of the importance of shopping local...

 

Giving thanks

Thanksgiving day is about more than getting together to eat too much and watch parades, movies and football all day. As you gather together with...

 

Kudos to Wyoming Disabled Hunters volunteers

by Zac Taylor, Powell Tribune As my dad and I walked through the woods with my son a couple of weeks ago trying to get my son his first deer, we...

 

Honoring veterans

by Lara Love Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. I want to take a moment to honor those who have served and are serving our country. Their sacrifices...

 

Road trip season for high school teams

by David Peck, Lovell Chronicle Well, we’ve reached that time of year when teams fan out all over the great state of Wyoming to reach culminating...

 

NNA calls proposed new postal rates 'punitive'

The proposed Jan. 21, 2024, postage increase for community newspapers is nearly four times the rate increase proposed for other users of the mail. In...

 

Full disclosure

by Lara Love Last week’s print version of the Independent Record included the wrong page 4. My apologies to our loyal readers for the mistake. Last...

 

Full disclosure

by Lara Love This week’s issue includes the analysis and conclusion of the officer involved shooting that happened in Thermopolis in April of this...

 

Wyoming Public Records Act opens corridor to truth

by John Malmberg, Cody Enterprise Two guiding lights that anyone seeking to serve the public should unceasingly keep in sight are truth and...

 

Educate yourself on the rights enshrined in the Constitution

by John Malmberg, Cody Enterprise On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. However, it wasn’t until four years later on...

 

Grizzly encounter shows need for state management

by John Malmberg, Cody Enterprise A grizzly bear that wandered into a residential area east of Cody last week was trapped and euthanized. The wayward...

 

Coming together

Monday marked the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and injured more than 6,000 others in the worst...

 

Big Horn Basin should be the home of state shooting complex

by Zac Taylor, Powell Tribune If the state is already committed to building a massive state shooting complex, why not the Big Horn Basin? In the last...

 

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