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Community Opinion: Gillette continues to let its ugliest voices speak the loudest

By Mr. Ryan Lunde After reading news stories about the recent criminal complaint against the Campbell County Library, I can’t help but be saddened and disappointed. The town I called home, while full of good...

Timing is right for Wyoming to finally legalize marijuana

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile For years I’ve heard people say Wyoming lawmakers will never legalize marijuana, and if they do, we’ll be the last state to go down that road. I’ve generally agreed with that...
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Opinion: Why I’m founding the Financial Innovation Caucus

Opinion By Senator Cynthia Lummis Wyoming has always boasted pioneers. We’re called the Equality State because we broke so many barriers for women. We also lead in the energy sector, as both the country’s biggest...
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Opinion: We cannot afford to wait. We must address our deficit.

Opinion By Senator Cynthia Lummis Here in Wyoming, we understand the importance of living within our means. We don’t spend more than we have, we save when times are good, and we take pride in...
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Community Opinion: COVID Frustration

Dear Governor, I hope all is well as it can be in these trying times. Undoubtedly, you are busy and it seems that your frustration with the public is growing in response to the COVID-19...

Dale Eaton will die in prison. The death penalty is still hurting his victims.

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile I don’t think I could stand to be in the same room as someone who killed one of my relatives. But I fully understand why Sheila Kimmell and her family...

Opinion: Campbell County officials abet bullies in battle of radicals v. librarians

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile Bullies trying to ban books at the Campbell County Public Library are grabbing all the headlines, but only because authorities are taking their hysterical rants seriously. This high-profile conflict is about as uncivil...
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Will Cheney run for president in 2024, not Congress in 2022?

Opinion By Sven Larson, WyoFile The 2022 election is only 18 months away. Since this is a midterm election, the spotlight will be on the narrow Democratic majorities in Congress. Few House races will attract more...

Lawmakers to trans students: ‘Be someone you’re not, or leave’

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile Bills can travel a fascinating journey from conception to debate on the floor of the Wyoming Legislature. Sometimes it can be a miserable trip with harmful consequences. Take Senate File 51 –...
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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...