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Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). (Photo Francis Chung/E&E News)

Wyoming Energy Sector Strategizing Response to Biden Ban on New Drilling

By Sarah Downey, The Center Square Wyoming energy producers are preparing to fight the Biden administration’s recent halt to new energy exploration leases on federal lands. The ban is part of a slew of executive actions...
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Wyoming Conservation License Plate Sales Generate $300K

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming raised more than $300,000 in 2020 through the sale of state conservation license plates. The money will be invested in projects that...
[opinion] [county 17 community] over photo of road with two turns

Opinion: In Defense of Liz Cheney

This is in rebuttal to Shelly Horn’s piece regarding a recall on Liz Cheney. I totally disagree with her and find it shameful and disgusting. Liz Cheney followed the law and the proper thing...
Lt. Deaton was selected to be the upcoming Chief of Police for the Gillette Police Department (Photo: County 17/Brooke Byelich)

GPD Lt. Selected as Next Chief

Chuck Deaton will take over as Gillette’s next chief of police starting Feb. 28, according to a Thursday announcement from the City of Gillette. Deaton was selected from five finalists who advanced through a lengthy...
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Weld County Will Never Leave Colorado For Wyoming

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Before anyone loses any more sleep over it, the chances of Weld County seceding from Colorado and joining Wyoming are essentially zero. Actually,...
[opinion] [county 17 community] over photo of road with two turns

Community Opinion: We Don’t Need Matt Gaetz’s Advice

By Matt Micheli Florida camera gnat Matt Gaetz parachuting into Wyoming to tell Wyoming what we should think about Representative Liz Cheney is the perfect illustration of politics in 2021. Never mind that Liz voted with...

TBHS Highest 2020 Graduation Rate in CCSD, Top Percentage for State

Thunder Basin High School (TBHS) led Campbell County in terms of graduation in 2020 and was one of 34 Wyoming high schools to report a graduation rate higher than 90%, according to the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).   Graduation...

WY Lawmakers United in Limiting Biden’s Oil and Gas, Coal Leasing Bans

U.S. lawmakers from Wyoming, along with dozens of other Congressional members from other states, are moving quickly to kneecap U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent temporary leasing bans for mineral extraction on federally owned lands. Legislation...
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photo: CNN News)

Hundreds Gather for Matt Gaetz’ “Anti-Cheney” Rally at Wyoming Capitol Thursday

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) U.S. Rep Liz Cheney is taking part in a “deeply corrupt game,” a colleague from Florida said during a rally at the...

County Floats Plans for First, Multi-Million Dollar Industrial Area

The Campbell County Board of Commissioners is nearly ready to begin turning a 160-acre plot of land east of Gillette into the county’s first multimillion-dollar industrial park, a county official said Thursday. The Pronghorn Industrial...