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Joining the lawsuit was a good thing

Two weeks ago, the state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit challenging the moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands issued by President Joe Biden...

 

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,...

 

It is bear season, be alert

The first bear was spotted out of hibernation in Yellowstone National Park about two weeks ago. That means the bear season has begun and residents...

 

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...

 

Do the right thing

In the six years since former Gov. Matt Mead began championing expanding Medicaid in the state, much has changed – including the state’s financial...

 

Get ready for Wyo Wednesdays

by Suzanne Samelson  Main Street Thermopolis has plans for the spring season, starting with Wyo Wednesday on April 7.  The first Wednesday of the mo...

 

Grab a newspaper

Reading a newspaper is a good habit to get into that can provide much needed information about politics, economy, schools, entertainment, sports,...

 

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...

 

Be aware of numerous scams

CyberWyoming releases information on recent scam activity. Residents and businesses are reminded to never give out information over the phone...

 

Grizzly bears need to be delisted

Although we doubt there is little chance for success because of the current political makeup in Washington, we applaud Wyoming’s congressional deleg...

 

Community Chatter: Coffee Talk

The Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce has been working on our strategic plan.  We have identified three areas to focus on; Member...

 

Don't succumb to fear

by Bryan Golden  Fear has an evolutionary foundation. The emotion of fear was intended to keep you safe. Fear triggered the fight or flight...

 

Open government is key to honest government

by Ken Paulson When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.”That’s human nature, particularly for...

 

More than just cows, plows and sows

When the 4-H and FFA programs started in 1902 and 1928, respectively, they were intended to help rural youngsters learn production and record keeping...

 

An idea to pay for dumpster replacement

I read with interest the recent articles in the Independent Record regarding the need for some dumpster replacements. In fact, maybe most of them. It...

 

Teens, young adults still need guidance with social media

It has long been the mantra of parenting gurus for adults to monitor social media posts for the children in their lives and have access to their...

 

Would President Biden do the same for the babies

On Tuesday, February 23, President Biden has one minute of silence, lit 500 candles, and had flags lowered to half staff for the 500,000 deaths due...

 

If an emergency strikes, let's be better than Texas

by Steven R. Peck, Publisher  Riverton Ranger, Feb. 18 The cold-weather emergency in Texas is more than a typical case of warm-weather residents...

 

Response to Nesvik wildlife statement

On January 27, President Joe Biden issued presidential Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” In that order,...

 

Will Liberty's voice prevail?

One can detect numerous fault lines in our nation’s bedrock core disciplines; educational, legal, medical, political, moral, economic and...

 

What do you need to know? Who do you trust?

Do you want to know what your city, county and school districts are up to?  As a responsible taxpayer and citizen of your community, of course you wa...

 

Politicians represent all the people

In light of the political turmoil right now, I’d like to add a few comments to the letters already printed in this paper. Something to keep in mind...

 

Dumb idea with bad timing: canceling newspaper published legal notices

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Using both tight budgets and a Covid pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in...

 

Presidential suspension on mineral development bad for Wyoming's wildlife

by Brian Nesvik, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department For decades, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stood out for our ability to...

 

Reject Senate File 17: 'If it ain't broke...'

In case you’re unawares, this past Thursday the Wyoming Senate committee advanced Senate File 17, a bill that calls for removing some of the public...

 

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