Geoffrey O'Gara

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Focus on Wyoming: Fly-aways get a comb-over

August 22, 2014

Does a montage of aerial video over Wyoming demand a symphony for a soundtrack, or some Jeff Troxel guitar-picking?

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Focus on Wyoming: Wrangling rancheros and beaver barf

August 12, 2014

About a dozen ranches pool their cattle in “the Drift,” driving them on horseback 100 miles to the largest grazing allotment on Forest Service lands.

Legislature Blog

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming

February 26, 2014

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 26, 2014
Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS
CHEYENNE – Nine Wyoming …

Legislature Blog

O’Gara: How many legislators actually grasp Medicaid expansion?

February 19, 2014

The debate over expanding Wyoming Medicaid to serve another 17,680 citizens – with the federal government footing the bill – is a journey through a …

Legislature Blog

Activist conservatives chafe under Wyo’s ‘moderate’ GOP leadership

February 13, 2014

Legislative leaders know that underneath the surface a battle is underway for the political heart of the state, and it is waged within the Republican …

Legislature Blog

O’Gara: Kill Bill(s); Nonbudget measures go down in flames, up in smoke

February 12, 2014

O’Gara: Kill Bill(s); Nonbudget measures go down in flames, up in smoke
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 12, 2014

Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS
At …

Legislature Blog

O’Gara: The intense rush of wrestling a $3.6 billion budget, and much more

February 11, 2014

The intense rush of wrestling a $3.6 billion budget and much more
— February 11, 2014
(This is an excerpt of a Capital Outlook blog post by …

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Gas Tax or Toll? Wyoming’s roads will be paved with new taxation

January 1, 2013

Legislators are considering a gas tax hike proposal from the department to continue road maintenance across the state.

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It’s going to cost more to hunt & fish in Wyoming

December 11, 2012

Raising the price of hunting and fish licenses may cost Game & Fish some of its autonomy.

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Lawmakers in the Classroom: The Battle for Wyoming’s Schools

November 27, 2012

The Wyoming legislature has given the Wyoming Department of Education a failing grade and is making its own plans to evaluate schools.

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Cheyenne Confidential: How Wyo’s lawmakers spend your $3.4B

November 20, 2012

If you want your voice heard amid budget slashing, better get a seat at the table early and let your representatives know your priorities.

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Energy experts serve up dish of creamed coal

October 9, 2012

Analysts attending a energy conference at the University of Wyoming largely agree that the coal industry is facing a future of decline.

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Coal Connections: Wyoming-Chinese delegation tout solidarity on cleaner coal

June 26, 2012

A first-hand report on the “advanced coal” forum that brought a delegation of Wyoming’s university and elected officials to China’s Shaanxi Province.

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Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

May 8, 2012

Hall Sawyer’s new research report has complicated plans to drill 136 natural gas wells in the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields.

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Tales of I-80: Finding a Lighthouse

March 1, 2011

Once you are underway on a stretch like that, there’s no turning back, and your elbows and hands lock so Super-glue solid that you probably …

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UW’s Gift to the Final Four: Kenny Sailors’ Magical Jump Shot

April 1, 2010

Laramie—The late great Ray Meyer was only 29 when he coached DePaul University to the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in 1943. That was the …

Politics

Wyoming Legislature: Of Leaf -Cutter Bees and Helium Tax, Small Issues Embraced, Big Ones Avoided

March 16, 2009

Cheyenne — In a lengthy and multifaceted session, Wyoming’s 60th legislature dealt with storage of carbon gases from energy production, ignition interlocks that require convicted …

People

Shane! Shane! Come back! Wyoming Flashes $1 million for New Movies

October 20, 2008

Lander — If you’ve ever had an idea for a movie (oh, don’t pretend you haven’t, my friend, whether you’re a novelist, a latte sipper, …

Places

Lander Talks … Wyofile Listens

June 6, 2008

Lander Talk: Have Chair, Will Sell
Lander – I called Habitat for Humanity the other day about an old house in Riverton which was being offered …