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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...

 

Angels stop to help

This past week we had one of those experiences that renewed my faith in those around me. We were driving through the canyon just after sunset. I hit...

 

To those clearing the way

As one of many Thermopolis residents who utilize our residential sidewalks all year around I, along with my four-footed personal trainer, would like...

 

This is a wonderful town

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon...

 

Thanks for honoring our veterans

Thank you to everyone responsible for continuing Hawk’s Avenue of Flags. Thermopolis can be proud of honoring our veterans in this...

 

American Education Week

November 12-16 will mark the 97th annual observance of American Education Week. Our AEW tagline, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our...

 

The ideal number of turkeys

A few years ago, I was surprise an elated to find two wild turkeys on my fence. I had never before seen a wild turkey. Yesterday, I counted at least...

 

Russian olive trees are beautiful

It has recently been brought to my attention that the Russian olive tree is more than a beautiful Non-native tree. It was given to us by the Lord for...

 

Concern about post office step

After observing two different elderly folks fall last week — up the stairs at our post office — I feel compelled to say something. Who in the...

 
 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....

 

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