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Honoring those who lost their lives serving our country

by Lara Love Plans are underway to put up the Memorial Avenue of Flags at Monument Hill Cemetery on Monday for Memorial Day. If there is significant...

 

New Visitor Guides have arrived

The 2022 Thermopolis/Hot Springs Wyoming Visitor Guides have arrived. We will be doing our best to begin getting them delivered to area businesses...

 

Team work in WRC

Mother Nature offered up some much needed moisture last week on Friday and Saturday. The Owl Creek area received a full inch of measurable moisture,...

 

Project with potential

The Bighorn River runs 95 miles from the Wedding of the Waters south of Thermopolis to the North Kane Boat Ramp on the south end of the Bighorn...

 

Celebrate Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring...

 

Political season revs up

With a few top state offices in Wyoming up for election in 2022, the state’s political season is already in full swing. This week’s IR features...

 

Tend to your own backyard

We do things a little differently in Wyoming than in other states across the country. In Hot Springs County, we do things a little differently than ot...

 

Movie theater reopens

American past times such as going to movie theaters have evolved since the introduction of streaming services, the effects of the entertainment...

 

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...

 

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