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News and sports reporter, Thermopolis, Wyo.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Stitch, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    From JJobs:


    Company: Independent Record
    Position: Award-winning opportunity.
    Location: Thermopolis, Wyoming
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $25,000 to $30,000

    Come live and work in a place with endless recreational opportunities, including the world's largest hot spring. Great opportunity to cover news and sports for an established award-winning weekly newspaper with outstanding, dedicated staff in affordable resort community in ideal climate of west-central Wyoming. Photography skills a plus. Live in a state with no income tax, low property and other taxes. Contact Keith E. Domke, publisher, news@thermopir.com or Thermopolis Hot Springs Independent Record, P.O. Box 31, Thermopolis WY 82443.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    To quote from spnited ... MOFNW. Beautiful country, though. If you don't need to be within an hour's drive of the nearest multiplex cinema or Wally World and like the outdoors, you might like Thermop.

    Paper looks like this:


    Keith Domke used to be the editor of the Riverton paper, which just bought majority interest in the Thermop paper after the former editor/publisher/majority owner retired and sold his shares to the Peck family. Steve Peck's good people; his late father owned the Riverton paper for many years and Steve literally grew up working there.
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  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The city of heat?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hot springs.

    Thermopolis won the 2A state football title by a 22-20 score this fall; it's 3A in everything else. It used to be Hot Springs County High School, but (like several other "FILLINTHEBLANK County" high schools in Wyoming) everybody, including the media, referred to it by the city.

    Despite its location in the central western portion of the state, it's in the East Conference for most sports. Wait 'till you see the road trips. ;D
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Boy, that's a really ugly layout for A-1.

    Thermop is centrally located in the state, on the northeast corner of the Wind River Indian Reservation and looks to be 2-3 hours from Casper (to the southwest) and Cody-Yellowstone (to the northwest).

    Gorgeous country with tons of outdoors things to do. You'll freeze your ass off in winter, too.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That seems like a lot of money for a paper that looks like that in a location like that.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I've seen worse.
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The placement of Christmas photo next to mining story is especially nice.

    But hey, you can't beat Helvetica.
  9. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Thermop has one of my favorite local commercials of all time:

    "Wyoming on has a rhinoceros. He hangs around Thermopolis. Not a metropolis, but they got a great Days Inn. I know this sounds preposterous. They've even got a hippopotamus. Come check out Thermopolis. They've got a great Days Inn."
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Thermop's Days Inn is inside Hot Springs State Park. It might be the nicest Days Inn in the entire chain.

    Whoever gets this job will be able to make regular short road trips south to the town of Shoshoni for milkshakes from Yellowstone Drug. I'm jealous.
  11. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Don't forget the rodeo. If you get this one, you'll be covering a lot of rodeo. A lot of GREAT rodeo, but a lot of rodeo.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Probably not as much as you might think. Only one PRCA rodeo a year there, best I can tell (the Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous in late June) along with a high school rodeo in early spring.
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