Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive

Kevin Hussey, Manager for Visualization Technology Application and Development, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, speaks about the Cassini mission to Saturn at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls, Id., Monday, August 21, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, jroark@postregister.com)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.

Honor and war

Wounded servicemen arriving from Vietnam at Andrews Air Force Base. Library of Congress

When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering.

Wyoming dude ranch becomes a hub for conserving history

This photo taken July 12, 2017, shows Kevin Brothers, left, and Tom Lincoln removing a window from one of the guest cabins at the White Grass Dude Ranch in Grand Teton National Park as part of a window and door restoration workshop. The ranch has become the headquarters for the Western Center for Historic Preservation, where participants come from national parks around the country and learn restoration and preservation skills to take back to their respective park or monument. (Bradly J. Boner /Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

JACKSON, Wyo. — The dusty two-track leads back to 1913, to a time when many of the log cabins were built and their green roofs first laid.

Public defenders continue to see heavy caseloads

John Thomas, Chris Tapp’s public defender, answers questions after Tapp’s release from prison following a hearing at the Bonneville County Courthouse. The American Bar Association recommends that public defenders handle at most 150 felonies per year. Bonneville County public defenders, however, handle an average of 268 felonies per year. Post Register file

In 1963 the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Gideon v. Wainwright that a defendant needed to be represented by an attorney for the courts to properly administer justice.

IFAD discusses roads, procedure

An artist’s rendering of the planned Idaho Falls Event Center to be built at Snake River Landing. Idaho Falls Auditorium District

The Idaho Falls Auditorium District board of directors is hurrying to meet a deadline in order to keep the Idaho Falls Event Center from being pushed back another year.

All in the (primate) family

Sid, a Mueller’s Bornean Gibbon also known as a gray gibbon, sits in his enclosure at the Idaho Falls Zoo on Sept. 7. Sid is one of 16 gray gibbons in the United States. Gray gibbons are indigenous to Borneo. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Retired Idaho National Laboratory physicist Robert Nitschke spent dozens of hours over the last several months raising a baby — holding it, feeding it and playing with it. Nitschke described the process as “live-moving.”

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