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Looking for Punteney, Price family members

On our winter visit from Wyoming to Arizona, I picked up a volume of Louise May Alcott’s “Jo’s Boys” at an estate sale. Published in...

 

A call for Republican unity

Over the past several days, I have fielded an extraordinary number of phone calls asking me to run for Wyoming Secretary of State. I am not running...

 

Be careful who you vote for

Dr. Martian Luther King, Jr. was right when he said we should judge a person by their character, but it seems good ethics has fallen out of favor....

 

Open letter to Senators and Congressmen

Thursday morning last week, we awoke to find the stock markets opening down over 2% again, and 401k accounts down 30% or more. Since this is directly...

 

Guns win, moms lose: Creating generational poverty

This past few weeks saw major erosions to the rights of Americans. Supreme Court decisions were made along political party lines. Us old people know...

 

Wy not Disneyland?

Time will tell how much the flood-caused closing of Yellowstone will hurt the Wyoming tourism industry. Seems there was a brief boom for Thermopolis a...

 

Do not plod along like cattle

I am respectfully submitting an excerpt from a book called “Freedom Tide” written by Chad Connelly: Anyone making statements that our Founding...

 

Why do fans yell at sports officials?

Everyone wants to win the game! When we don’t , the officials usually get the blame. If you think officiating is easy, grab a whistle sometime and t...

 

Our greatest enemies

In June of 1956 a joint session of the United States Congress passed a bill changing our national motto from E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many ONe) to In G...

 

300th Armored Artillery Bn. members

I thought this might be of a slight interest. I see in a recent issue Bob James passed away. August of 1950 the Wyo. National Guard 300th Armored...

 

Appreciation for hospital staff article

I appreciated reading your article outlining the hospital staff’s appeal to the Hot Springs Health board. After doing my own research on the...

 

Letters to the Editor

We appreciate receiving letters to the editor and regard them as our readers’ opportunity to improve our community, express their beliefs and...

 

Response to erosion project questions

In response to the “Streambank Erosion Project questioned” letter to the editor in the July 15, 2021, Independent Record, I would like to clarify...

 

Streambank Erosion Project questioned

As the closest neighbor to the actual Streambank Erosion Project along the Bighorn River I am surprised at the misinformation that was provided...

 

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

In the spring of 2020 the Chinese Communists unleashed the COVID-19 Pandemic on the world. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease...

 

Of the People, By the People, For the People

Last week’s Letter to the Editor “Wyoming is in a crisis” included several issues, one being the allegation that Trump would have been...

 

Wyoming is in a crisis

The people of Wyoming - smart people who voted for the good of Wyoming and our country - voted Trump. He would have probably been re-elected if...

 

Our liberties are under attack

Editors note: This speech was given by Charles Cooper during the Memorial Day Service for Liberty and then submitted as a letter to the editor. Today...

 

Something is 'a fowl' here

Something is “a fowl” here and it’s not backyard chickens. I’m not even saying I am right in every incident or presentation, however we need...

 

Three cheers for Superintendent Balow

I could not be more proud of the courageous stand Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow took in defying the introduction of the 1619...

 

We the People are sick and tired

From President Joe Biden’s Speech: “That’s the essence of America. That’s democracy in action.” Our Constitution opens with the words,...

 

Facebook is taking away our freedoms

Recently I was blocked by Facebook for violating their “Community standards”. They didn’t say what offended them. I asked, but they still did...

 

Clean up after yourselves

I would like to address a growing issue related to recreational target shooting on public land. Shooters need to clean up their targets, empty brass,...

 

Glad for follow up article on dumpsters

I read with interest the article on dumpster replacement and am very glad the town has a nest egg in place for dealing with such emergencies. Very...

 

Don't get framed

There are some rumors going around town about my dog and some other things. I talk to my dog when driving my car or truck. I live alone with little...

 

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