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Bill Sniffin, publisher of Cowboy State Daily

From Biden silliness to Enzi death to loss of football players- 2021 was a...

By Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  The death of retired U. S. Sen. Mike Enzi in a freak bicycle accident sort of defined the year 2021 for me. Like...
Coal train

Opinion: Coal communities need leadership, not finger-pointing from officials

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile Wyoming officials can rant and cuss about the federal government’s coal policies as loudly and as angrily as they want, but it won’t change one fundamental fact: They have failed...

Opinion: Teacher: Wyo needs to act fast to restructure revenue stream

Opinion by Kelli Pederson, WyoFile This season of giving thanks reminds me how grateful I am to live in Wyoming. Growing up here has filled me with an appreciation for the wealth of outdoor opportunities...

Opinion: Let’s not exaggerate carbon capture’s promises

Opinion by Ronn Smith, WyoFile The last few years have seen a rash of federal research grant awards, media announcements and actions by the Wyoming Legislature, all betting on the future of carbon capture, utilization...

Opinion: For Wyoming oil drillers, too much is not enough

Opinion by Bob LeResche, WyoFile On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden ordered a pause in Department of the Interior oil and gas leasing — which had been proceeding at a breakneck pace for years. He wanted to...

The dubious track record of ‘new’ nuclear technology

By Kerry Drake, WyoFile A friend of mine says he has no problem with nuclear energy or “experimental” projects, but not when they are combined and linked to Wyoming. I think it’s a sentiment many share....

After dismal special session, what’s next for Wyo lawmakers?

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile Some people may think the Legislature’s recent special session came up completely empty, but I don’t. It’s true that far-right legislators cost the state an estimated $175,000 for their two-week tantrum...

November is Wyoming’s last chance to save coal

Sens. Barrasso and Lummis have a fleeting opportunity to cut a game-changing deal for coal miners Opinion by Dave Dodson, WyoFile If coal export advocates are serious about preserving jobs and building a bridge to a...
Capitol@night

Open letter to the Legislature: Don’t cut corners on transparency

Proposed rules for special session inhibit public participation, deliberative process and good lawmaking, community leaders say Opinion by Concerned Citizens of Wyoming, WyoFile Dear Members of the 66th Wyoming Legislature, We, the undersigned, commend those who have...

Opinion: Carbon capture mandates are short-sighted, hurt Wyo ratepayers

Columnist asks why state leaders continue to ignore and resist the winds of change Opinion by Greg Findley, WyoFile In a state known for its strong winds, Wyoming’s elected officials sure don’t seem to have learned...