State and Region

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Liz Cheney has officially withdrawn her candidacy for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat up for election during the October primary.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…

“Document dump” racks up Hill inquiry cost by $100,000

By Sarah Pridgeon Unexpected legal hurdles and a mountain of papers have brought the state’s investigation into Cindy Hill, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to a financial standstill. Tom Lubnau, Chairman of the Select Investigative Committee, has requested an additional $100,000…

Become an X-Stream angler

Chances are, if you go on a fishing trip to Wyoming’s high country waters this summer you will be in close proximity to any number of trout streams that abound in the state’s mountainous areas. And chances are even better…

WDE report stirs impeachment debate

By Sarah Pridgeon Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill may face impeachment in the wake of an independent inquiry into the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) under her leadership. In a report authorized by Governor Matt Mead, Hill is charged…

Cindy Hill asks Supreme Court to restore her powers

By Sarah Pridgeon   Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has requested that the Wyoming Supreme Court overturn the law that stripped her of most of her powers. Senate File 104 (SF104) violates the state Constitution, argues her attorney in…

State seeks owners of unclaimed funds

Unclaimed funds are available to the rightful owners and Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon wants to return it. “Wyoming Windfall” is the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed property includes, but is not…

Vital statistics data online

  The broad information collected by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Vital Statistics Services Office offers interesting snapshots about Wyoming and its residents for the public. To view what’s available, visit www.health.wyo.gov/rfhd/vital_records online and click on the left-side tab labeled…