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A move for transparency

A major step towards governmental transparency happened this past week, as Governor Gordon signed into law Senate File 57. This establishes a...

 

Old wives' tales

In like a lion, out like a lamb. We’ve heard that old saying forever in reference to how the weather is going to be during the month of March. With...

 

When we work together

This past Sunday, what could’ve been a deadly incident was averted thanks to the vigilant and valiant effort of law enforcement — and not just...

 

Go Bobcats!

As you flip through the pages of this week’s edition of the Independent Record, you’re sure to notice that the Thermopolis Bobcats had an...

 

Flow of information

As your newspaper, one of our primary responsibilities is to make sure people can read about and enjoy what is happening in our community. Pictures,...

 

We've got your backs

Perhaps Wyoming’s State Appropriations Committee is learning you don’t mess with our elderly. Last week, in a last minute, last ditch effort, Repr...

 

All about accountability

As a newspaper, our primary goal is to inform our readers of what’s happening in the world, not just locally but on the state and, if necessary,...

 

How to know what you are looking for

Imagine how hard it must be to look for “something” when you really have no idea what that “something” looks like. Take the situation at our...

 

Getting behind the town

When the New Year rolls in, it’s often accompanied with the hope that this year will be better than the last. Unfortunately, a new year doesn’t...

 

Take that brave step forward

Earlier this week Thermopolis and Hot Springs County experienced a changing of the guard of sorts with the swearing in of all the new folks elected...

 

Setting the record straight

What a week it’s been. Aside from the dump of snow we got for the New Year, as well as the resulting drifts, here at The Independent Record we’ve...

 

Looking forward to 2019

In a few short days we will be faced with a book filled with blank pages – 2019. Each new year is our chance to leave behind the previous year and...

 

To all a good night

We’re sure you’ll notice a little extra bulk in your paper this week, thanks to our annual printing of the Letters to Santa. While it’s quite a...

 

Do your part

As we begin hanging our stockings with care, wrapping presents and dreaming of a white Christmas, there are those right here in our community that...

 

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...

 

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