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SEATTLE -- Amazon unveiled its first smartphone ever on Wednesday, a device that assists shoppers by using six cameras that can make sense of its user's face ...

Kintzler earns counselor credential

Terrayne Fleak Kintzler of Riverton has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. ...

TripAdvisor honors hotel

The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and ...

Bureau of Land Management outdoor recreation planner Jared Oakleaf has received the 2014 Legends Award from the American Recreation Coalition.
Oakleaf was ...

Studio gets award for excellence

The Dance Academy in Lander has received the Studio of Excellence Award from the American Dance Competition Corporation.
Studio owner Susan Cooper said she ...

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ...

E-cig debate involves a manufactured cry of danger

Editor:
I have seen coverage in your newspaper of "e-cigarettes." Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes, you know, the ...

Love and a very strong leash

Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ...

A relief to see it go

It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ...

Digest

Retirement system shows good return
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Retirement System is doing better than expected thanks to increases in the state's ...

Rock Springs airport to trim flights, raise subsidy

ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport will see fewer flights but higher subsidy costs in coming months.
Sweetwater County commissioners voted ...

State won't rush comment on new CO2 rules

CHEYENNE -- The federal government began taking comments Wednesday on proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions. But Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead ...

Unusual June snowfall hits county, other areas of state

The National Weather Service says areas in Fremont County and Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.
Snow was reported in Dubois and in numerous ...

City OKs two fireworks displays

Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ...

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ...

Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ...

Edith 'Babe' Brown

Edith "Babe" Brown, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 88 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Shawn Warren

Shawn Warren, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was 55 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Davis Funeral Home. ...

Births
WHITE
A son was born to Elisabeth and Jarrod White, of Dubois, at 7:29 a.m. April 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ...

Good to have lawyer as gov to fight new EPA emission rules

Editor:
I can't say I was ever glad to have a lawyer as the governor. There are enough of them in office as it is.
But if ever there was a right time, this ...

 
 

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