Primary Election

Polling area workers were ready for action as voters made their way to the polls around the state on Tuesday to cast their ballots in this year’s primary election. (Jeff Moberg photo)

In Crook County three Republican candidates were vying for the single seat nomination up for grabs on the board of the Crook County Commission. After the results were tallied, incumbent Commissioner Kelly Dennis appears to have held on for the primary win with 646 votes. Challengers Ted Davis was second with 415 votes and Will West was third with 318 votes.

In the race for U.S. Senate, current Senator John Barrasso easily outpaced Lusk area resident and self-described Solider of Fortune Thomas Bleming by a margin of 1323 to 108. Alspine resident Emmett A. Mavy received 54 in Crook County voting.

On the Democrat side of Tuesday’s voting, Tim Chestnut of Laramie out gained Al Hamburg of Torrington and New York attorney William Bryk by a margin of 50 to 30 and 23 respectively in the U.S. Senate race.