Thermopolis

The Thermopolis Police Department–in a recent Facebook post is warning residents and businesses of potential counterfeit bills circulating throughout the community. According to the US Department of the Treasury, there are $70 million counterfeit notes circulating in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the $20 bill is the most counterfeited bill in the US.…

Wyoming is one of the best locations in the country for highly-sought big game, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2019 application deadline was no different, with higher application numbers for all licenses and types. The May draw allocates licenses for resident elk…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that a formal letter from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the Moneta Divide field may cause Aethon Energy to return to the drawing board concerning a proposed permit. The EPA said the permit application lacks clarity as to how the technology-based effluent limits were developed and contains no analysis as…

WyoToday.com reports that the Wyoming Dinosaur Center has announced the opening of a new permanent exhibit showcasing a new raptor-like dinosaur species. Scientifically named Hesperornithoides miessleri (Heś-per-orn-ih-THOID-ees MEESE-ler-eye)—but informally known as “Lori”—this new dinosaur is slightly less than three feet long and is the smallest dinosaur found so far in Wyoming. The new exhibit will…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that costs associated with damage left in the wake of a July 1st hail and wind storm will exceed $1 million dollars. Contractors, automotive, and roofing businesses are flocking to Thermopolis to help us repair. Many have set up temporary business locations in town to better serve the community. Local…

Wyoming lawmakers are trying again to increase the state gasoline tax after a bill calling for the tax to be linked to the consumer price index failed to advance earlier this year. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the state Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee on Tuesday approved sponsorship of a new bill that would raise…

Governor Gordon on Tuesday expressed his support for proposed changes to rules governing oil and gas drilling permits–following through with a commitment he made to address the issue during the 2019 Legislative Session. On Tuesday–the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released a proposed rule intended to provide a “level playing field” for all operators…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus. Reports help in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations. Research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to West Nile…

Severe weather across the Big Horn Basin yesterday brought torrential rain–large hail and even a tornado warning. The National Weather Service in Riverton issued a severe thunderstorm warning yesterday afternoon around 1:20 P.M. as it tracked a large cell tracking towards Thermopolis. As the storm roared past Hamilton Dome–then through the surrounding area and finally…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports after proceedings last Friday–Justin Spence will face a 4th trial–at a later time. Spence is charged with incest–a felony that alleges on July 4th or 5th of 2014–he molested a juvenile female. Should the case go to trial, it will be the fourth for Spence on the charge. His first…


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