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Thank you to our first responders

As we deal with a world wide pandemic, many Americans have turned on the people out there risking their lives as our first responders. Everyone from...

 

Time to stand up

As you can probably tell by reading this note, I am really mad at our government and the people who are letting themselves be cowed by an overbearing...

 

Living with dogs and cats

My dog thinks I’ve quit my job to spend more time with her. On the other hand, my cat assumes that I have been fired. Because of being the looser...

 

Proud to have known you, Coach

Coach Don Simpson was a coach for the Thermopolis Boxing Club. I had two sons in the club and a 5-year-old daughter who never missed a practice. Therm...

 

Thank you for the opportunity

For nearly fifteen years, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to be involved with the HSCHS wrestling program from being a fan, volunteer coach,...

 

Low level visitor restriction at WPH

This letter is to ask for your cooperation in helping the Wyoming Pioneer Home Residents stay healthy during this virus season. Unfortunately,...

 

Real people with real lives

“Whoops, I made a mistake!” This is not something you want to hear from your doctor - or your attorney. “Do no harm” should be the motto for...

 

Comments on proposed toll road

I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, growing up about 20 miles from a toll plaza of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Over the years, not only...

 

NRPC looking for new members

What do wolves, grizzlies, geothermal energy, oil wells, Hot Springs State Park, irrigation water, and sage grouse all have in common? That’s easy...

 

How your school board works

Well, it’s been a year since the people of Hot Springs County elected me as a trustee to the school board. It has been an interesting learning...

 

Letters to the editor

Council didn’t let people decide The Thermopolis Town Council did not say “no to chickens,” they said no to letting the people decide. Two town...

 

Some scratch on chickens

I’ve been following the controversy over keeping chickens in town. I am not a Thermopolis resident, but I own property in Hot Springs County and...

 

All who knew her loved her

I wish to express my condolences to the family of Ruth Clare Yonkee. For the 54 years we lived in Thermopolis, Ruth Clare was my dearest and best...

 

Special thanks mystery woman

On Sept. 13 my son was t-boned on Broadway by an out of state driver that just didn’t understand the intersection. My son was hit in the driver’s...

 
 By Richard Miller    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Concerned about expansion

I’m not happy about the pollutants coming our way if Aethon greatly expands its Moneta Divide operation. From what I’ve read I gather it will be...

 
 By Gene Peterson    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Let your voice be heard

A report in the Thermopolis Independent Record stated tons of sludge (tainted water) from 4,250 oil wells may be dumped into Badwater Creek drainage....

 
 By Ronda Freel    Opinion    April 18, 2019

To the voters of Hot Springs County

It is with deep regret and sadness that I had to submit my resignation for the Hot Springs County School Board, effective immediately. I approached...

 

I was scammed

I am writing this letter in the hope that I can save you from losing money and being bullied, terrorized and humiliated. I was scammed. I am not proud...

 

Don't fall for the scams

I realize that scam attempts have been discussed at several places and in several ways around town, but I would like to write about it once again....

 
 By P.E. Straley    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Half-day homeschooling denied

I am a retired teacher who, along with my daughter, went to the school board meeting to propose her child be homeschooled a half-day Monday-Thursday....

 

Days gone by

Reflecting on Rex’s Ramblings in last week’s Thermopolis Independent Record, I was the same age and, like in Rex’s article, in the military....

 

This country has lost its backbone

Since 2008 when the big banks were bailed out there’s been some very interesting things that have taken place in this country. I would like to take...

 
 By PE Straley    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Many organizations, but can we get a theme?

The IR wrote about updates to the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Thermop Spark, WY Business Council & Thermop Main Street all whom are working on...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 10, 2019

The sun will come out

The planet is coming back around on its annual journey, to those glorious days when we get a little...

 

Lack of snow removal questioned

I want to complain about the snow removal on our street. Richards Street, between 9th and 10th has a pile of snow in the middle of the street since...

 

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