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Dubois mayor seeking second term; opponent hopes to grow economy

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Dubois mayor Twila Blakeman faces a challenger in Grant Miller. Voters will elect one to serve a four-year term on Tuesday.
Blakeman has been the ... [more]

Shoshoni woman running for council as write-in

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kathryn Dewitt wasn't expecting to be a write-in candidate for one of two open spots on the Shoshoni Town Council.
"A couple people said, 'Well you should,'" ... [more]

Four vie for two seats on District 14 board

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kelly Hiwalker, a newcomer, says she has wanted to run for a couple of years.

Four candidates are competing for two spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

Big fundraising lead for Ceballos over Balow

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democrat Mike Ceballos has raised about $100,000 more than Republican Jillian Balow in the state superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Allen tries for House seat as Goggles retires

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Wyoming House District 33 candidate Jim Allen has spent his life cooperating with fellow residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Seven vie for four school board seats

Oct 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 field includes five first-time candidates and two incumbents.

The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees in Riverton has ... [more]

Case says recent cancer diagnosis may inform his view on Medicaid expansion

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican candidate is running for re-election in Wyoming Senate District 25.

A recent melanoma diagnosis has given state Sen. Cale Case, ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Workers can get time off to vote

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general ... [more]

Amendment A

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rationale for all-Wyoming UW board is gone, but do we really need to change the constitution?

While voters across Wyoming will see ballot ... [more]

Experience, leadership make Baker the pick for city's mayor

Oct 28, 2014 - Nancy Pieropan, City council president, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of Lars Baker's candidacy for Mayor of the City of Riverton. I've known Lars since moving to Lander in 1980 and have enjoyed ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  October gold
Our summery weather finally ended Monday. It was a nice fall day but a seasonal one at last, with highs in the low 50s rather than the ... [more]

County tries to speed election data

Oct 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elections officials in Cheyenne are hoping to speed elections returns after a clunky August primary.
Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop said the ... [more]

Endorsements stirring up race for state superintendent

Oct 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A political group representing Wyoming teachers has withdrawn its endorsement of Republican candidate Jillian Balow for state superintendent of public ... [more]

Marcus wants to continue service on Shoshoni's town council

Oct 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni town councilman Bill Marcus is running for another term. He has been in office for 10 years.
The top two vote-getters in the multi-candidate race ... [more]

Many candidates unopposed Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Eight Fremont County elected offices have only one candidate on Tuesday's ballot.

Dozens of people are running unopposed this election cycle, ... [more]

Answering to voters

Oct 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any move to take voters out of state-level education ought to be resisted strongly

In the general election coming a week from Tuesday, some of the ... [more]

Two contests for city council seats

Oct 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two other positions have just one candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Two former members of the Riverton City Council are vying to ... [more]

Ballots to include questions on lodging tax, judges and mill levy

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local voters could see some odd questions when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

Lodging tax
Ballots in all Fremont County precincts are to include a ... [more]

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, District 1

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]