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Wyoming seasons

In Wyoming we really have just three seasons, not four – fall, winter and construction season. In Hot Springs County we do manage to sneak in...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

Memories of days gone by

Every so often without warning, a long ago and far away memory pops up to bring back feelings that have hibernated for decades. That song that...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

Waiting for the waters to recede

Though I’ve called Thermopolis and Wyoming home for the past three years, I am a native Nebraskan...

 

A move for transparency

A major step towards governmental transparency happened this past week, as Governor Gordon signed into law Senate File 57. This establishes a...

 

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...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your...

 

Have you tried Champ?

As I was growing up we ate a lot of traditional Irish dishes, I just had no idea they were Irish, I...

 

Old wives' tales

In like a lion, out like a lamb. We’ve heard that old saying forever in reference to how the weather is going to be during the month of March. With...

 

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....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Don't be afraid to ask questions

Last Thursday the 2019 general session of the Wyoming Legislature adjourned, giving our...

 

When we work together

This past Sunday, what could’ve been a deadly incident was averted thanks to the vigilant and valiant effort of law enforcement — and not just...

 

Get your historical facts straight

Fake news! This is a phrase we’re hearing all the time now and Thermopolis became the victim of...

 

Go Bobcats!

As you flip through the pages of this week’s edition of the Independent Record, you’re sure to notice that the Thermopolis Bobcats had an...

 

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....

 

What to do with the bottles

I think I’ve finally reached a turning point with my oldest. I don’t mean he seems to be...

 

Flow of information

As your newspaper, one of our primary responsibilities is to make sure people can read about and enjoy what is happening in our community. Pictures,...

 

Spring planning

Its out there, I know it is. Elusive Spring. Understandably, its hard to believe we are just a few...

 

A big problem needs a big person

When I was 4 or 5, we lived in a civilianized army mustering point in Great Bend, Kansas after Dad returned from the war. That development existed...

 

We've got your backs

Perhaps Wyoming’s State Appropriations Committee is learning you don’t mess with our elderly. Last week, in a last minute, last ditch effort, Repr...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Memories that last

“Ten years” were the two words I both fell asleep ad woke up thinking. It’s hard to believe...

 

All about accountability

As a newspaper, our primary goal is to inform our readers of what’s happening in the world, not just locally but on the state and, if necessary,...

 

Don't lose faith

The possibility of there being drugs in our school system should be a worry for everyone in Hot...

 

How to know what you are looking for

Imagine how hard it must be to look for “something” when you really have no idea what that “something” looks like. Take the situation at our...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Celebrating our industry

This past weekend was the 2019 Wyoming Press Association Winter Convention in Cheyenne. The annual...

 

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