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Guest opinion: New EPA rules would hurt coal-producing states

The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…

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State's congressional delegation proposes act to streamline water permits

Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
CO2 rule meets quick resistance in Wyoming

CO2 rule meets quick resistance in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.

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VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

CAPSER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s congressional delegation fired off a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday, asking for explanations about scheduling practices at the VA clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

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Guest opinion: Forest Service needs direction from Barrasso bill

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., recently introduced the National Forest Jobs and Management Act, which creates a 15-year pilot project on 3.8 percent of the 191 million acre National Forest system. On this pilot area, forest management projects would be conducted using streamlined compliance pro…

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Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

CASPER, Wyo. — In a counterblow aimed at ending the boundary dispute over the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso drafted a bill with the aid of Gov. Matt Mead’s office to refute the EPA decision that Riverton is part of the reservation.

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Cheyenne group says it was politically targeted by IRS

CASPER, Wyo. — The director of a Cheyenne nonprofit that is developing educational materials about the U.S. Constitution believes his organization was politically targeted during the 33 months it took the Internal Revenue Service to give it tax-exempt status.

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Protect the park from paddle sports

I was just reading about the bill introduced by Cindy Lummis that would expand paddle sports in Yellowstone and Teton national parks. A recent guest opinion opposing this bill was written by a paddle sport enthusiast and opposes this bill as do I.

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Guest opinion: Give paddlers opportunity to enjoy Yellowstone

Three-foot snow banks channeled the silent steady current of the upper Yellowstone River as I paddled my pack raft through the many meanders into Yellowstone Meadows. I rounded a bend, and found myself locking eyes with a majestic wolf on the bank 30 feet away. There was nothing remarkable a…

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Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Barrasso sponsors bill to increase logging in national forests

Barrasso sponsors bill to increase logging in national forests

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill his staff said will improve the health of national forests, but a former supervisor of Wyoming’s largest national forest worries that it will require logging at the expense of other programs.

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Montana, Wyoming delegations reacts to State of the Union address

Reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday depended on what side of the aisle a legislator sat in the House chamber to hear the annual speech.

January 28, 2014 9:52 pmLoading…
Wyoming U.S. Sens. Barrasso, Enzi sign letter to Obama supporting Keystone XL

Wyoming U.S. Sens. Barrasso, Enzi sign letter to Obama supporting Keystone XL

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s signature is among the first in a letter to President Barack Obama urging action on the Keystone XL pipeline ahead of the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

January 26, 2014 2:23 pm Photos



Cheney's bid leaves Enzi with $1.8M, no opponent

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Liz Cheney's abandoned effort to unseat Sen. Mike Enzi has left him sitting pretty financially: The estimated $1.8 million he has on hand following her 25-week campaign is more than three times what he's had available at this point in any of his previous campaigns.

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Bill would allow Teton County to keep courthouse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would allow Teton County to keep the federal courthouse in Jackson.

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Wyoming senators back adoption birth certificate bill

Wyoming senators back adoption birth certificate bill

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Wyoming's U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would help parents of adopted children from abroad correct errors on their birth certificates.

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Hundreds set to lose unemployment benefits in Wyoming

Six hundred Wyomingites and 1.3 million other Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits on Saturday.

December 21, 2013 5:31 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Modest, but smart start on bipartisan action

This fall, partisan gridlock shut down much of the federal government for two long weeks, denied the public services, delayed pay checks to millions of public servants, deprived private businesses and their employees of work and customers, and left U.S. taxpayers with a big bill for nothing.

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Federal payment cuts could slam Wyoming counties

When county leaders in Wyoming look at the bipartisan federal budget proposal, there’s something they don’t see: millions of dollars owed them by the federal government.

December 16, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Teton County seeks parcel under federal courthouse

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County is seeking help from Wyoming's congressional delegation to recover land in downtown Jackson that the county gave the federal government for a now-unwanted courthouse.

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