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Our system at work

Where are we supposed to park? That’s been the mantra the last few days as a high profile case out of Natrona County moved into the Hot Springs...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    November 15, 2018 

Be a part of the show

Tuesday night I took in the annual Fall Showcase put on by the Hot Springs County High School Drama...

 

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 ballots are cast

If you’re like us here at the Independent Record, last night you were anxiously awaiting the General Election results. This week’s front page...

 

Embrace the changes

We awoke Wednesday morning after a long, hard battled election, some feeling wonderful about the...

 

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...

 

Make your vote count

We are on the final lap with the finish line in sight. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is the General Election and we urge everyone to get out and cast your vote....

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    November 1, 2018

You got the best

Well, Halloween has come and passed once again. The holiday has always been a favorite for me, even...

 

Issues at the polls

Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made on school boards, in city halls, at the state legislature, and in Congress impact...

 

A chance for education

Certainly one of the most talked about races in the General Election is for the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. To that...

 

Fond memories of the holiday season

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, with...

 

Pioneer Home future at stake again

The Joint Appropriations Committee for the State of Wyoming will be meeting in Thermopolis next Wednesday and Thursday and it looks as though Tom...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Stepping up to the stage

When I was graduated from high school and college, I thought I was done repeatedly going over lines...

 

The impact of disaster

I just completed watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” which was originally aired on PBS several years ago. It had a special mean...

 

A legacy old as Rome

The first recognized printed newspaper is a publication titled “Relation,” published in Antwerp in 1605 under Johann Carolus. However, the first...

 

School administration explains WyTOPP results

There is much to celebrate in Hot Springs County Schools as the 2018 WyTOPP results are released in Wyoming. Hot Springs County School District #1 has...

 

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...

 

Pumpkin spiced everything

Its here! That smell of fall is here! You can step outside in the morning and the air actually smell...

 

Who's looking out for our young citizens?

Schools across the Cowboy State received the results of the new Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) recently, a new testing method for...

 
 By Mark Dykes    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Making some noise

The adage about March coming in like a lion certainly didn’t take Octobers like this one into...

 

The streets will be back soon

It seems like this year has been the “Year of the Detour” when driving around Thermopolis, with work being done to replace water transmission...

 

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...

 

Temperatures are all over the place

We have hit that time of year when some days it feels as if Mother Nature is having some kind of...

 

Bobcat homecoming

Monday is the start of Homecoming Week for the Thermopolis Bobcats. A time when alumni return home to see the parade and cheer on our volleyball...

 

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