State and Region

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…

Wyoming still leading nation in energy production

By Sarah Pridgeon Wyoming continues to provide the nation with a high proportion of its energy, according to the Wyoming State Geological Survey’s annual report to the Legislature. Wyoming oil is on an upward trend, uranium production has doubled over…

Supreme Court overturns SF104

By Sarah Pridgeon The Wyoming Supreme Court has voted 3-2 to overturn the infamous “Hill Bill” that last year stripped the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of the vast majority of its power. The court ruled on Tuesday that…

Cheney drops Senate bid

Liz Cheney has officially withdrawn her candidacy for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat up for election during the October primary. The unexpected announcement comes just six months after Cheney revealed her intention to challenge incumbent Senator Mike Enzi. “Serious health…