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Let's have a long, healthy debate over NSA snooping

Three takeaways from President Obama's speech on surveillance: (1) Unexamined expansion of NSA programs has been halted, at least for now. (2) The president ...

Nobody seems to care about the public's safety anymore

Editor:
Let's see. Marijuana is now legal to buy, the speed limits are already at a crazy speed, yet they are asking to have them increased?
People don't ...

Searching for the genuine

Sometimes it's in a pair of shoes, but don't bet on it

"New times, new traditions," reads the headline of a recent newspaper article.
The story on ...

The numbers agree

There is only one explanation for Fremont County's improved jobs picture

Every time there is a good report on the unemployment rate nationally, there ...

Digest

Another Dem enters Senate race
A second Democrat is getting into Wyoming's U.S. Senate race.
Rex Wilde of Cheyenne announced his candidacy Wednesday, ...

Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ...

CHEYENNE -- There may be a silver lining to the Powder River Basin's coal-bed methane bust: A new report shows water levels in some monitoring wells are rising ...

Grief counselors working with students after teen's death

A preliminary autopsy showed that Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said a gun was found ...

The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ...

No new applicants this week for city slots

Martin Cannan, Phil Lavoie and former city councilman Lars Baker all announced their interest last week; the deadline is Jan. 31.

Anyone interested ...

Tribe fires back at state's challenge of EPA border ruling

Lawyers for the Northern Arapaho Tribe say Wyoming's petition against a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency is "replete with errors of law and ...

Shyatt sick and will not coach Wyoming Cowboys vs. Air Force

University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt won't coach the Cowboys in their game Wednesday at Air Force due to an illness.
According to UW, ...

Olivia Thompson had 24 points for Shoshoni to lead all scorers Tuesday.

SHOSHONI -- Two consecutive victories from the Shoshoni High School Wranglers ...

Shoshoni holds off Thermop, breaks four-game loss skid

SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Wranglers were starving for a victory and came up huge Tuesday night in a 65-61 victory over Thermopolis.
The win snapped a ...

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Births
CHERRY
A son was born to Samathan Sauer, of Riverton, and Joshua Cherry, of Aberdeen, Wash., at 4:19 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ...

Don't let passion 'overpower our tact' during civil discourse

Editor:
Over the past several months, I feel that there has been an increasing racially charged rhetoric in our community.
Internet-based chat boards give ...

Congrats, Congress, you passed a budget bill

So the U.S. House and Senate finally agreed on something. They agreed the status quo isn't so bad after all.
Last week, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion spending ...

A wink and a smile on camera

A public TV viewer made a connection with me during pledge week.

A group of Ranger people went on television not long ago to help raise money for ...

The missile scandal

Appalling offenses by the operators of our ICBM system hit close to home in Wyoming

Top officials from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of ...

Digest

Air Force boss visiting Warren AFB
CHEYENNE -- The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in ...

 
 

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