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  • WYOMING U.S. HOUSE CANDIDATE PROFILES

    Aug 13, 2020

    Liz Cheney - Republican I am honored to be Wyoming’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. I serve as the third ranking member of the House Republican Conference and sit on both the House Armed Services Committee and Natural Resources Committee. I’m a proud constitutional conservative with a track record of championing free markets, restoring our liberties, securing our country, and defending our constitutional rights. I have been a tireless advocate for Wyoming families and our key industries, including ag, energy and tou...

  • WYOMING STATE SENATE DISTRICT 20 CANDIDATE PROFILES

    Aug 13, 2020

    Ed Cooper - Republican Where do you currently live? I live just out of Ten Sleep. I was raised in Ten Sleep and Worland. I have spent some time living in other parts of Wyoming, but when it was time to raise my family, I knew home in the Big Horn Basin was where I wanted to be. How long have you lived in Senate District 20? I was born in and raised District 20 and have been here continuously for the past 30 years. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and live all over the world, but choose to be here in Wyoming, close to my roots and family. W...

  • WORLAND CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILES

    Aug 13, 2020

    Ward 1 Candidates Adam Martinez Ward 1 2-year seat How long have you lived in Worland? The youngest of eight, I was born and raised in Worland. I have never moved away except to attend college. Worland has always been home and has been a good decision to raise my own family here. What type of work do you do? I have been employed at RT Communications for nineteen years as a network technician. What is your educational background? I graduated Worland High School – class of 1989. After high school I attended Sheridan College where I obtained a d...

  • Arrow shoved down throat of Lyman puppy

    Aug 13, 2020

    LYMAN (WNE) — On Thursday evening, Aug. 6, the Giles family dog, Milly, got loose. When Aaron Giles realized she was missing, he searched for Milly and found her about 20-30 minutes later behind the house and a group of teenagers were lingering by the town pavilion in Lyman. Giles shouted at the teens and asked them what they were doing. They ran off. When Giles got the family’s dog home, the family realized something was wrong with the dog. She had blood near her jaw and whimpered in pain. The Giles took the dog to the vet on Friday, Aug. 7,...

  • Pavement marking project scheduled to begin Aug. 19 in Worland

    Aug 13, 2020

    A northwest and central Wyoming thermoplastic pavement marking project is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19, on Big Horn Avenue in Worland. The work in Worland is scheduled to take about a week to complete, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Riley Palsma of Basin. The Worland thermoplastics installation will involve the intersections of Big Horn and 15th Street, Big Horn and 10th Street, Big Horn and 8th Street, Big Horn and 7th Street, and Big Horn and Railway Street. After the work in Worland, Palsma said...

  • Coronavirus-Related Deaths Added to Wyoming's Total

    Aug 13, 2020

    The total number of deaths among Wyoming residents who have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased by three, according to a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) press release on Monday, Aug. 17. A Goshen County adult woman who had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 died recently. The woman had not been hospitalized. The July passing of a Sheridan County resident has been added to the state’s total of coronavirus-related deaths. The older adult m...

  • Fremont County Coronavirus-Related Death Increases State Total

    Aug 13, 2020

    The total count of deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Wyoming residents who have tested positive for the virus has gone up again, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). A Fremont County adult man who had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 has died. The man had been hospitalized. Whether deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total is based on official death certificate information. If the death c...

  • Four women are finalists for Wyoming congressional seats

    Tom Coulter, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 13, 2020

    CHEYENNE — For the first time in Wyoming history, voters will be choosing from only female candidates in the state’s two federal races in November. Tuesday’s primary election also confirmed Wyoming will have its first female delegate in the U.S. Senate, as former Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis and University of Wyoming ecology professor Merav Ben-David will face off in the Nov. 3 general election. On the Republican side, Lummis was declared the victor of her party’s primary by the Associated Press about an hour and a half after polls closed...

  • Kanye West collects signatures for presidential bid

    Seth Klamann and Nick Reynolds, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 13, 2020

    CASPER — Kanye West is officially trying to get on Wyoming’s presidential ballot as an independent candidate this fall, a spokesman with the Wyoming Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday morning. Within a day of the rapper’s filing, county clerks began to field reports about West’s signature gatherers violating state law by being too close to polling places. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, representatives for West, who lives on a ranch outside of Cody, filed paperwork sometime Monday night to officially let him on the campaign...

  • Bridger-Teton campers disregard fire ban

    Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 13, 2020

    JACKSON — While doing her job to prevent forest fires, Lesley Williams Gomez encountered what she described as entitled attitudes and reckless behavior last Friday night on Shadow Mountain. The Bridger-Teton National Forest fire prevention technician and patroller had heard from a volunteer ambassador that a group of 20-somethings were partying at Shadow Mountain. The group had assembled around a campfire, knowingly lit in violation of the regulations. As Williams Gomez confronted the 16- to 18-person group, a 28-year-old woman from Aspen, C...

  • Transition in coal country: Forging paths forward

    Dustin Bleizeffer and Mason Adams, WyoFile.com and Energy News Network|Aug 13, 2020

    NEW RIVER GORGE, WEST VIRGINIA—The blue rubber rafts shriek as they slide down steep metal rails, each guided by a crew that will soon be floating down a 9-mile stretch of river, replete with Class III, IV and V rapids and the ghosts of now-shuttered coal mines and processing plants. Raft after raft descends the skids from a parking lot for commercial outfitters before arriving at the put-in, where guides instruct their crews of clients. The churn of activity is a little lower than what it might typically be on a hot day in late July, but it’s...

  • Fed's OK of 4,250-well gas field dodges water quality question

    Angus M. Thermer Jr., WyoFile.com Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 13, 2020

    The Bureau of Land Management has approved a 4,250-well expansion of the Moneta Divide gas and oilfield northeast of Shoshoni, leaving critical water-disposal and -quality questions to be decided by state officials. The BLM approved the proposed development, which would sprawl across 327,645 acres, Aug. 3, dismissing numerous worries about the environmental consequences it analyzed in a 2019 environmental impact statement. Among those are what to do with the 59 million gallons of tainted water a day that drilling would produce and that...

  • DCI warned police of rumored antifa protesters headed to Sturgis

    Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 13, 2020

    An intelligence officer in Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation warned other law enforcement that Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters were traveling through Wyoming on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota, according to an email obtained by WyoFile. “We have received credible information from a South Dakota Agent and South Dakota ATF Analyst that BLM & ANTIFA members are currently staying in Cheyenne enroute to Sturgis, South Dakota,” DCI Intelligence Analyst Lanae Fry wrote in an Aug. 6 email. “We’re awaiting further detail. W...

  • Wyoming News Briefs Aug. 19

    Aug 13, 2020

    Company seeks permits for new soda ash plant GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A new soda ash plant might be in the cards for Green River’s future, bringing with it jobs and other benefits at a time when economic uncertainty is prevalent throughout the state. Jim Zimmerman, the code enforcement specialist for the county’s land use department, said a company called Pacific Soda and American Soda has started the permitting process with the county. “They contacted us, they want to start (the process,)” Zimmerman said. Little information is available about the...

  • Freeze Out Fire on the Tongue Ranger District

    Aug 13, 2020

    Sheridan, WY, August 19, 2020- Fire officials are responding to a ten-acre blaze that was detected earlier August 19. The lightning caused fire has moderate potential to spread in lodgepole pine and spruce mixed forest. The objective for fire managers is to keep the fire at the smallest size possible, while providing for public and firefighter safety. Please expect area closures. There are several unoccupied campers in the area that may be impacted. The following resources have been assigned to the incident: Engines 611 and 661 from the...

  • Governor expresses disappointment in Wyoming lands going to another buyer

    Aug 13, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and the members of the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) participated in the bid process to pursue a once-in- a-generation opportunity to purchase land for the public and diversify Wyoming’s investments. The goal was to bring the lands originally given to the Union Pacific Railroad under state control and bring in additional revenue to the state. The land for sale included roughly 1 million acres of surface land and 4 million acres in mineral rights. Today Occidental Petroleum, the owner of those lan...

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