State and Region

Guard helps with WA fire

A crew from the Wyoming National Guard is currently based out of Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington, to assist with that state’s forest fires. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and crew will focus on medical evacuations as part of the…

Candidates reminded to file reports

Financial disclosure reports for federal candidates this election season will soon be available for public viewing online. Secretary of State Max Maxfield has reminded candidates and political entities that state law requires them to submit a campaign finance receipt report…

State joins neighbors against EPA

Wyoming has joined 11 other states in opposing an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to further limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, challenging an EPA settlement agreement that Governor Matt Mead says purports to allow the EPA to over-regulate…

Absentee voting underway

Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election began on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary. “Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee…

Lain runs for Superintendant

Sheryl Lain has announced that she will run for Superintendent of Public Instruction at the upcoming elections. She currently serves as Instructional Leader in the Office of the State Superintendent. If elected, she pledges to put students over systems and…

Ceballos enters Superintendent race

Former President of Qwest Wyoming, Mike Ceballos, will run for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction this year. “The actions of the current Superintendent, and the attempted remedies that were struck down by the Supreme Court, have all contributed…

Hill back at Dept. of Ed.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has returned to work after Judge Thomas Campbell last week issued a final judgment on which parts of the controversial SF-104 “Hill Bill” were unconstitutional. In response, Governor Matt Mead commented, “The State of…

Embattled State Superintendent visits Crook County

By Sarah Pridgeon   State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a fleeting visit to Crook County last week, stopping in Moorcroft and Sundance for a whistle-stop tour. Greeting people on the street and visiting local hangout spots, her…

Senator Enzi foresees bright future for Wyoming

By Sarah Pridgeon   Visiting Sundance for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Senator Mike Enzi muses that developments such the Rare Element Resource mine at Bull Hill and Strata’s uranium mine near Oshoto could contribute to a bright future for…