State and Region

Officials react to EPA coal rule

Wyoming officials are speaking out this week against the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule regulating emissions of carbon dioxide, known as the Clean Power Rule. According to U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, the rule would force the closure of coal-fired power…

Governor strikes down asset forfeiture bill

“In my opinion [it] is as close as you can get to legalized theft” – Rep. Lindholm   By Sarah Pridgeon   Governor Matt Mead has exercised his right to veto a bill regarding civil asset forfeiture, telling legislators he…

Wyoming soldiers scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan

The Wyoming Army National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery is preparing for a mobilization to assist security efforts in Afghanistan beginning in August. The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System unit, based in the Gillette, Wyoming, armory, will…

Haynes tries write-in campaign

Dr. Taylor Haynes announced last week that write-in votes for him in the gubernatorial race will be counted in the November 4 election. He will complete the registration with the Secretary of State to make this possible. “I realize that…

Election: Should UW trustees be from Wyoming?

Legislators, Lindholm weigh in on proposed amendment By Sarah Pridgeon   Voters will be asked to decide the future of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees at the upcoming general election. Should the governor have the power to appoint…

Independents added to ballot

According to the Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, two statewide independent candidates have qualified to have their names appear on the ballot at the general election. Curt Gottshall of Laramie will appear as a candidate for U.S. Senate and Don…

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…