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 By Mike Pierce    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Rational thinking needed in California

Having toured much of the state recently, one can readily observe the pall of smoke blanketing our state from the (mostly) California wildfires. The...

 

County leash law questions

I live in Evanston, Wyoming, but my husband and I spend a lot of time in your town due to the low population, the good elevation and the hospitality...

 

Campaign choices

Wondering who to vote for? Here’s what I’ve always told candidates. If you run, don’t do negative advertising, mailers or letters. They will...

 
 By Butch Hall    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Vandalism is not acceptable

Vandalism is not protected by the government. Free speech, freedom of the press and the right to protest is. To the woman who vandalized my place,...

 

Maintain Missouri Flat Road

Please think again before taking the asphalt off Missouri Flat Road. I have lived here most of my life and we were glad when an asphalt road was...

 
 By Butch Hall    Opinion    July 5, 2018

A word of thanks

I thank my mother and father that I am not a white supremacist racist. Thanks Mom and Dad....

 

Suggestions for a prosperous community

We have only lived in Thermopolis a few years but love it here and deeply care about the community. We certainly don’t want Thermopolis to change...

 

Pro chickens means pro personal rights

To whom it may impact (directly) In March, I presented a plan and a path to provisionally allow chickens within a restricted area of Thermopolis to...

 
 By PE Straley    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Lincoln did not speak those words

The IR printed an ad(?) in a box with Abraham Lincoln’s picture listing “The 10 cannots…”.  This is false.  Abraham Lincoln never said...

 
 By Jane Fraser    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Stuttering awareness

National Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7. Did you know more than three million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of...

 
 By Bob Blacketer    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Thank you for your help

I would like to send a big thank you to members of the Thermopolis Police Department and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office for their help and...

 
 By Ray Fraser    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Put your headlights on

I have been going to write this for some time now. Today is the day. On Monday evening of the 30th it was raining pretty hard, that is for Wyoming. I...

 

Unrefined jokes and comments not appreciated

My husband and I attended the Zaniac comedy show at the HSC high school auditorium and we were delighted to see so much audience participation....

 

Scouts learn about county government

We want our county to know our county treasurer was very helpful in helping the Webelos in our Cub Scout troop learn about our government office. It...

 
 By Ron Philips    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Mistaken for a burglar

Funny story. Last week I took my car to the shop, and walked home. When I got to my front door I realized my house key was with my car keys, at the...

 

Volunteers needed for senior program

Each year, Medicare loses billions of taxpayer dollars to improper claims. This puts the Medicare trust fund at risk for everyone and affects the...

 

Our kids are in killer traps

The big Feb. 14 Florida mass school shooting (and the previous several) show that too many good people are helpless against determined deviants and...

 
 By Cheri Salberg    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Thank you for buying our dinner

One night this week we were out having dinner and when our evening was over we did not receive a bill. Our dinners had been paid for by some...

 

Do not pass gun laws

I’m getting off the train! I have to admit I was real excited about our new President. Seemed he was doing everything right, or at least as much as...

 
 By Pat Schmidt    Opinion    March 1, 2018

It takes a community to make a great paper

I’m humbled by the fine coverage of my selection to the Wyoming Press Association Foundation Hall of Fame given recently in the Independent Record...

 

Consider the problem

Our Democratic Republic is being attacked by a political cancer. Almost every person in the Federal Government swore to uphold the United States...

 

Call for a change in laws

Old, old laws Thermopolis Planning Board keeps on the books need to change. One law is — the city claims one hundred feet of “right of way...

 

Defending the U.S. Constitution

I would like to say, in defense of the U.S. Constitution, the Good Book says the lion will eat grass like the lamb, but it will not happen in this...

 

Help a child by giving this Christmas

This Christmas gift-giving season is winding down (less than two weeks before Christmas). The economy is finally improving, and the spirit of the...

 

Nativity scenes were marvelous

What an honor and privilege to see the display of Nativity scenes as the Community Church welcomed the viewing public to this marvelous collections....

 

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