CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.
CASPER, Wyo. — After a year of turmoil between mainstream Park County Republicans and Tea Partiers that almost resulted in the censure of a state GOP senator, a record number of people are running for grassroots county positions that can change the makeup of local party leadership.
CHEYENNE — Alice Carter took in two of her grandchildren two decades ago because their mother, her daughter, had mental health issues and couldn’t properly care for them.
Colin Simpson talks with a supporter while on a campaign stop in Torrington, Wyo., in late June. Simpson is diving back into family life now that he's left politics behind.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the Wyoming Legislature reconvenes on Jan. 11, there will be a noticeable name missing from the list of the state's elected officials: Simpson.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is already due for an unusual 2011 in politics. After Jan. 11, there won't be any Simpsons holding public office.
CASPER, Wyo. — Hope may have triumphed temporarily over faith and experience Friday, when a legislative council approved Wyoming's one-third contribution toward continued negotiations about removing wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from the federal endangered species list.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican and Democratic state lawmakers will each convene later this month to elect new legislative leaders for the Wyoming House and Senate.
CODY — Republicans fared well Tuesday in heavily conservative Park County, with slightly more than 72 percent of registered voters casting ballots, many of them citing a strong interest in local contests and issues.
CODY — Tuesday’s primary election in Park County saw a voter turnout of more than 60 percent fueled by heavy interest in Republican races for governor and county commissioner, and a 2-to-1 rejection of a proposed sales tax to fund a hospital expansion in Cody.
CHEYENNE - Wyoming Republicans waited for confirmation on their choices for governor and auditor after decisively backing freshman U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and turning away their incumbent public schools chief.
CODY — Voters in Park County turned out Tuesday in strong numbers for a primary election that saw some precincts run short on ballots, based on what election officials speculate was a high number of Democratic and unaffiliated voters switching registration to vote as Republicans.
CODY — Minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. poll closing deadline Tuesday, election officials in Park County are reporting unusually high turnout, particularly for a primary election.
House Speaker Colin Simpson, a candidate for governor, and wife, Deb, chat Tuesday with election judge Lowell Ray Anderson while waiting to vote at the Cody Auditorium.
House Speaker Colin Simpson, a candidate for governor, and wife, Deb, chat Tuesday with election judge Lowell Ray Anderson while casting their ballots at the Cody Auditorium.
CHEYENNE — Former President George H.W. Bush is endorsing Colin Simpson in his campaign for the Wyoming Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination.
CODY — Protecting and creating jobs and preserving the Wyoming way of life were key themes brought up by House Speaker Colin Simpson last week while he was on the campaign trail, reminding voters that “this truly is about governing, and I’ve done it.”
Colin Simpson, a Republican candidate for governor, hands out pamphlets during a campaign stop at lunch time at the Senior Friendship Center in downtown Torrington recently. (Courtesy photo)
This is the first in a series of day-in-the-life features on Wyoming gubernatorial candidates leading up to the Aug. 17 primary election.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The contenders in the Wyoming gubernatorial primary election say they support the state's strategy to protect key sage grouse habitat and would continue the effort, possibly with revisions, if elected.