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Law enforcement officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 attempt to regain control of the building (Photo: Blink O'fanaye/Flickr, Creative Commons).

Wyoming reacts to U.S. Capitol protests

In a series of statements and interviews, Wyoming’s elected officials have condemned the actions of a group of insurrectionists that stormed and vandalized the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. From where he stood, the protests at...
Gillette City Council President Nathan McLelan

City Council Appoints President, Advisory Board

Municipal Court Judge Jeremy Michaels swore in Gillette City Councilmen elects Shay Lundvall and Eric Hanson during Tuesday night's tele-remote council meeting along with Councilmen Nathan McLeland and Billy Montgomery, who were reelected to the...
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Bob Maul Named Commission Chairman

Commissioner Bob Maul was named acting chairman of the Campbell County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. He is currently in his first term as commissioner after joining the board in 2018. Maul owned and operated a local...

Lummis Joins Group Planning To Object To Electoral College Certification

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) U.S. Sen.-elect Cynthia Lummis will join a group of 10 other U.S. senators in voting to reject electors from states where the...

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...
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Lawmakers Push Gordon to Fight Biden Election Win

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile UPDATE, 5:20 on Dec. 10: On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon issued a statement saying Wyoming will not join the Texas lawsuit or file a brief in support of it. In the statement,...
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) speaking with reporters this week (Francis Chung/E&E News).

Energy Talks Continue In Shadow of COVID-19, Spending Chaos

By Geof Koss, Jeremy Dillon and George Cahlink, E&E Daily, E&E News If Congress can avert an immediate funding crisis today, a long-shot effort to attach energy policy provisions and pandemic aid to an omnibus...
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...
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...
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Statewide COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise to 257

Twenty-seven more Wyoming residents have died of complications stemming from the coronavirus, including three in Campbell County that occurred last month, according to a Thursday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This...