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Take down the Trump flags

The failed coup at the US Capitol last Wednesday was a wake-up call for all of us. People can have differences of political opinion - and those differ...

 

Energy futures in federal land states

Ryan McConnaughey’s guest column on behalf of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming presents the daunting challenges facing Wyoming and other land gr...

 

Stimulus bill is waste of taxpayer money

The $900 Billion so-called stimulus bill has now passed and been signed into law. I would have recommended that President Trump veto it, however, ther...

 

Let the games continue

During these uncertain times with the pandemic, it has become necessary for guidelines to be put into place for all our safety. These are in effect...

 

Giving thanks

This Thanksgiving in Thermopolis we have a great deal to be thankful for. Beyond the natural beauty, clean air, our river and space to breathe and...

 

Remembering our Veterans

I have always had great respect for our Veterans. I grew up with so many in our family just like so many other families across this great nation. To...

 

What a surprise

I was out of town the weekend of Oct. 3 and unable to attend the Chamber of Commerce banquet. It was such a surprise to see my name in the newspaper...

 

Why wasn't candidate forum live streamed?

I am writing to express my concern that the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and County Farm Bureau Federation did not live stream their sponsored Meet...

 

Making your voice heard

Why chickens? How can something that brought so much joy, delight, health and life to our property and neighborhood, be so easily done away with...

 

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....

 

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