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Peters wants second term as Shoshoni mayor

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he is proud of the work he has accomplished during his four-year term in office.
He is asking town voters to elect him again ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission

Oct 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democratic incumbent Keja Whiteman faces Republican Mark Lambert in the election Nov. 4 for the District 1 seat on the Fremont County Commission. Whiteman has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The air out there
The comedian Billy Crystal is a baseball fan, and he described a particular kind of climatological condition as "World Series ... [more]

Legislators clash over amendment on eligibility for university trustees

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university's alumni live ... [more]

Frazier touting his people skills

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business owner Tex Frazier is challenging incumbent Gary Hamlin in the Pavillion mayoral election.
"I just think the community is ready for a change, and I ... [more]

Hamlin seeks second term

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gary Hamlin is running to be re-elected mayor of Pavillion. He has served seven years in the post after first being appointed in 2007 and winning an election ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

Oct 17, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

Mead debates opponents at CWC

Oct 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Responding to criticism that he's failed to show leadership in his first term, Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead emphasized that unless the state's economy is ... [more]

Enzi faces barbs from Democrat in debate at Central Wyoming College

Oct 14, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The subsequent U.S. House debate included Libertarian Richard Brubaker of Riverton.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi took the brunt of ... [more]

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Candidates hoping to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction squared off over the federal government's role in crafting education ... [more]

Gard brought a good approach to North Federal considerations

Oct 2, 2014 - Kent Shurtleff, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in regard to the upcoming Riverton mayoral race and election. I have a limited background serving in the public sector but did ... [more]

Mead: UW board imbalance will be fixed

Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nine of the 12 trustees governing the University of Wyoming are registered Republicans, despite a state statute permitting only seven members to belong to the ... [more]

The way it was: House candidate -- 1944

Sep 28, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming had voted for President Franklin D. Roosevelt a couple of times in earlier elections, but in 1944 the state swung Republican. Thomas Dewey gave FDR the ... [more]

How many debates?

Sep 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Gosar has an interesting idea, but Mead has no reason to take part

Pete Gosar, the Democrat who is running against Gov. Matt Mead as the incumbent ... [more]

Libertarian Cozzens makes no secret he's a Republican at heart

Sep 25, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  A Libertarian gubernatorial candidate says he is running, in part, to unite the Republican Party within the state.
Dee Cozzens, a self-described "restoration ... [more]

Ancient history

Sep 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Could America ever re-adjust to shorter political campaigns?

In the just-concluded PBS television series "The Roosevelts," viewers learned that ... [more]

Voting for absentee voters begins Thursday

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  Absentee voting for the general election in Wyoming begins Thursday.
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield also notes that September is National Voter ... [more]

Baker spent less in close mayor primary victory

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for mayor of Riverton staged a close primary election race, and their funding was similar as well.
Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker spent ... [more]

A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Campaign money

Sep 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our state and county, the billionaires haven't taken over the elections yet

Readers from another state might well be amused to read our ... [more]

Democrat nominee raised more money than GOP winner in primary for House District 33

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Democratic candidate for Wyoming House District 33 raised about $2,200 more than her Republican counterpart during this year's primary campaign. ... [more]

LeBrun outspent Bennett in winning attorney primary

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hornecker spent less, still won sheriff

The Republican primary for Fremont County Attorney seemed to be a hot race, but it is hard to measure "heat." ... [more]

Gosar pushes Mead for longer series of debates, but the governor declines

Sep 5, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar called on Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday to agree to five additional debates between now and Election Day ... [more]

The way it was: Democrats -- 1968

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Of the five Democrats nominated for the Wyoming Legislature from Fremont County in 1968, not one was elected in November -- but there were other elections to ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Gambling can take several forms

Aug 28, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We have a state lottery now -- and also an election

On Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery opened.
I didn't give this much thought until The Husband -- and ... [more]