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House District 53 candidates for the vacancy created by the death of Roy Edwards before the Campbell County Commission meeting on Nov. 23, 2020 (GPA TV).

Edwards’ Replacement Picked

After three hours of interviews and discussion, Campbell County Commissioners unanimously selected Chris Knapp to replace former Representative Roy Edwards in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Edwards passed away on Nov. 2, one day before...
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Trump Wins Big in County 17, Likewise Cheney & Lummis

Though the result of the presidential election hasn't been settled at the national level, President Trump scored big in Campbell County and Wyoming. Trump picked up 16,973 votes (86.76%) in Campbell County, with former...

Happy Birthday Campbell County: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

An oil pump, a common site surrounding the plains of Gillette, Wyoming in 2019 which would be notably absent in the early 1900's, just like Campbell County.  It’s hard to picture Wyoming without Campbell County,...
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is deciding whether to remain top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee or take that post on the Energy and Natural Resources panel. (Francis Chung/E&E News)

Barrasso Nears Committee Decision; Lee Waits in the Wings

By Emma Dumain and Geof Koss, E&E Daily, E&E News Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) signaled yesterday he isn't ruling out sitting tight atop the Environment and Public Works Committee in the next Congress, a move that...
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Week 36: The Pandemic in Wyoming From Nov. 14-20

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile A spate of Wyoming counties sought and received mask mandates this week as COVID-19 continued its record-breaking spread in the state. Gov. Mark Gordon deployed resources to overwhelmed hospitals and tightened some...
Gov. Mark Gordon with pin on lapel in front of flag

Gov. Gordon: Biden Energy Orders Will be “Devastating” to Wyoming Schools, Communities, Businesses

By The Center Square President Joe Biden’s executive order banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands will have a devastating impact on the state of Wyoming's budget and industry workers in the state,...
The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (H/t  Drums600/Wikimedia, Creative Commons)

Close Most Fossil Fuel Plants by 2035? No Problem, Study Says

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News If the United States follows through with President-elect Joe Biden's plan to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035, most power plants will need to stop burning fossil fuels. While some experts...
Protesters hold signs protesting mask mandate in the health department parking lot (Helena, Montana, September 11, 2020) (Used under License).

Wyoming Statute Gives Law Enforcement Authority To Enforce Health Orders

Editor's Note: Campbell County elected officials have encouraged a common-sense approach to masking within the county (County 17, Dec. 8). By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming statutes give state law enforcement agencies the authority to...

County Staff on Chopping Block with Proposed 25% Budget Cut

Staff reductions could follow a request for all county departments to slash their budgets by up to one-quarter this coming fiscal year, officials said Tuesday afternoon at the Campbell County Manager’s Meeting. In total, all...

New aid package buys Wyoming time, but not state budget aid

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile A new federal stimulus package will aid Wyoming residents and businesses and fund COVID-19 vaccine distributions but does not appear likely to include direct financial aid to the fiscally challenged state. U.S. House...