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Our view - Bobcat homecoming

The 2020 Bobcat Homecoming week activities will be held throughout next week. In the three schools of Hot Springs County School District, various...

 

Making your voice heard

Why chickens? How can something that brought so much joy, delight, health and life to our property and neighborhood, be so easily done away with...

 

Our view - Fire danger still high

Looking out the window or walking outside you can’t help but see and smell the smoke coming from the wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington,...

 

Our view - Remembering 9/11

The editorial that appears to the right of this editorial ran in the September 13, 2001 Thermopolis Independent Record following the 9/11 terrorist...

 

Our view

Scams have been circulating for many years but it seems there are always new ones popping up to try to scam people out of their money. The following...

 

Let's exercise our brains

by Kenneth A. Bartholomew, M.D. Albert Einstein conducted thought experiments to figure out theoretical problems. Let’s do one of our own. Suppose...

 

Our view - Take a stand

As if things weren’t hard enough for Wyoming’s small businesses, news comes that there are plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection P...

 

Our view - Community support

What makes a community? Downtown Thermopolis, as well as all over town, has a vibrant business community with much to offer visitors and locals....

 

Our view - Going back to school

We are entering the “dog days of summer”, when temperatures soar and parents are more than ready to send their progeny back to school. Of course,...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Community Chatter - Kates Basin Fire Anniversary

August 11, 2020 came this week. August 11 is a very important day in Hot Springs County history. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the day when...

 

Our view - Outstanding support

The year 2020 has several reasons it has left it’s mark on our county, state, country and world, some of them not so pleasant. Last Friday, here in...

 

Our view - Get out and enjoy

There is still time to enjoy the tail end of Hot Springs County Fair at the fairgrounds. Today, July 30, and Friday, August 31, the fair building is...

 

Thank you to our first responders

As we deal with a world wide pandemic, many Americans have turned on the people out there risking their lives as our first responders. Everyone from...

 

Our view - Enjoy the fair

The Hot Springs County Fair kicks off on Saturday, July 25 with the Horse Show beginning at 8 a.m. All events will be held at the HSC Fairgrounds....

 

Community Chatter - Update on SMART Start Back to School plans

Greetings HSCSD #1 Patrons, I am writing with an update to our SMART Start Back to School plans for school this fall. HSCSD #1 is planning on as...

 

Our view - Beat the heat

Well, the Farmer’s Almanac warned us there would be heat. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re going to get a break from the furnace for a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Simple concepts to follow when driving Time to bring back driver’s education? I think we could reduce the number of auto accidents by employing...

 

Our view - Bad data

Nobody saw this coming. A world-wide pandemic, yes, a lot of people saw that coming. But our world, so immersed in the ability to collect and...

 

Our view - Celebrate independence

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably gearing up for a Fourth of July celebration in honor of our nation’s birth. Depending on your...

 

Our view - A little good news

With all of the bizarre things going on across the United States right now it might be a good time to slow down and think of some of the good things...

 

Our view - Dad's Day

Sunday, June 21 is Father’s Day and in Thermopolis that would have meant it was also the weekend of the Hot Spot Car Rally. The rally has been cance...

 

Our view - Be thankful

How often we hear that we live in a sleepy little town. At this point in 2020 we can all be thankful that we live in a sleepy little town with all...

 

Our view - We're all on edge

Here at the offices of your hometown newspaper, we consider ourselves among the fortunate ones. The press, like it or not, are deemed essential in...

 

Our view - Staycation

Our summer plans may not be starting out the way we had hoped, but there is still plenty to do right in our own backyard. This worldwide pandemic...

 

Our view - Congrats grads!

Sunday’s Hot Springs County High School Graduation was one that will be remembered by the Bobcat community for years to come. This year marked the...

 

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