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Flags to fly at half-staff

Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Friday,...

 
 By Cindy Glasson    Opinion    January 23, 2020 

We can handle this - When someone let's us down

We commonly go through life meeting and becoming acquainted with people, sometimes getting to know...

 

Toll road proposed

When the legislature reconvenes on February 10, one of the bills being proposed by the senate will be SF0006, another attempt at making Interstate 80...

 

NRPC looking for new members

What do wolves, grizzlies, geothermal energy, oil wells, Hot Springs State Park, irrigation water, and sage grouse all have in common? That’s easy...

 

Rex's Ramblings - The look

I was thinking about what a gift it was to be loved and accepted in spite of my many faults (according to my nest friends) as I neared my eighth...

 

Taking risks

People differ greatly in their willingness to take risks and an individual may be more apt to take risks at certain times of their lives than others....

 

We can handle this - Cold weather coming

So far, the weather we’ve had this winter has been right in line with the Old Farmer’s Almanac...

 

Things are changing around us

We have a new month, a new year and a new decade happening all at the same time, which leaves plenty of room for pondering what the past 3,650 days ha...

 

Handling post holiday blues

The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is more often than not followed by the “I Can’t Stand Reality” post-holiday blues. Family has gone...

 

Feeling grateful

Few things in life are as important to our overall happiness as gratitude. When you are thankful for what you have, you tend to be happier, healthier...

 

We can handle this - Memories of the holidays

When we think about the sights and smells of the holidays many think about lights or Christmas...

 

Winter driving requires care, patience

Are you prepared for winter driving? Some of the basic ways to be prepared include installing winter windshield wiper blades, and checking...

 

Don't believe everything you hear

Here at the Independent Record we hear a lot of rumors. While some of those rumors are about people about town, the most frequent ones we hear are...

 

Rex's Ramblings - Walk a mile in another's shoes

One of the great mysteries of all time is the civility of people during the month of December. It almost seems that everyone really thinks Santa does...

 

We can handle this In spite of the mayhem

Its just about that time of year when I drag the tree from the basement, attach the lights and the...

 

Voice of the Bobcats Intestinal fortitude and determination

Our Bobcats are returning, but now hitting the hardwood, they have somewhat of a challenging schedule ahead. When questioned about my thoughts as to...

 

How your school board works

Well, it’s been a year since the people of Hot Springs County elected me as a trustee to the school board. It has been an interesting learning...

 

Pearl Harbor Day

“A day which will live in infamy.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii,...

 

Letters to the editor

Council didn’t let people decide The Thermopolis Town Council did not say “no to chickens,” they said no to letting the people decide. Two town...

 

Think big

The recent visit by Senator Ogden Driskill made one thing perfectly clear. The Wyoming Legislature is now prepared to step in and make sure Hot...

 

Small steps

While not scientific by any means, the question was recently asked, “What would you like to see...

 

Reasons to be thankful

It used to be in my younger days (which were a long time ago) that November was primarily the month before December, which meant it wasn’t that...

 

Take time to share

Still coming off the sugar high from the bags of candy passed out at Halloween — not to mention the discounted bags picked up at the stores...

 

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