Columns/Blogs

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Is there a doctor in the Senate who can actually help us?

October 28, 2014

Kerry Drake calls out Senator Barrasso for his cynical reaction to the Ebola crisis.

Peaks To Plains Kelsey Dayton

Yellowstone’s scariest stories

October 28, 2014

This Halloween, skip the ghost stories and curl up with true tales of horror from the nation’s first National Park.

Capitol Beat capitol beat

Group plans $100 million project to remake science at UWYO

October 23, 2014

A task force is nearing completion on a $100 M “Science Initiative” plan to remake the teaching of science at the University of Wyoming.

The Drake's Take kerry drake

The fight for equal rights in Wyoming isn’t over

October 21, 2014

Marriage equality represents a good step forward, but there is still much work to be done.

Peaks To Plains kelsey Dayton

Three people inducted into Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame

October 21, 2014

David Sweet, David Lockman and Abraham Archibald “A.A.” Anderson dedicated time and careers to helping the state’s forests, fish and wildlife.

Featured at 50

Wilderness at 50: Understanding its role in today’s economy

Commentary by Guest Column October 14, 2014 October 14, 2014

A survey from earlier this year found that “69 percent of Westerners are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports protections for some …

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Satire: Mead can use what he’s done as governor to kick-start career

October 14, 2014

A satirical look at Gov. Mead’s accomplishments after the end of his likely second term suggests a career in suing the feds, no matter the …

Peaks To Plains backcountry conservation

Groups propose new ‘Backcountry Conservation’ designation

October 14, 2014

The proposed new designation would protect land for hunting and fishing, while allowing agricultural and energy uses with landscape-wide planning.

The Pitch

State Parks and Cultural Resources revisits statewide plan

October 13, 2014

State Parks and Cultural Resources revisits statewide plan
— October 13, 2014
(Press release) — The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office is currently revising a statewide historic …

Capitol Beat capitol beat

Guide to 2014 Wyoming general election debates and voting

October 13, 2014

PBS hosts 2014 Wyoming general election debates October 13 and October 15-16. Absentee voting is underway, and Election Day is November 4.

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Historic cattle drive traverses battlefield of beliefs and science

Commentary by Geoffrey O'Gara October 10, 2014 October 10, 2014

Documentary crew follows Green River Drift families, as well as conservationists who would like to reduce public lands grazing.

The Pitch

Forums set on federal rules for home, community-based service

October 8, 2014

Forums set on federal rules for home, community-based service
(Press release) — With new federal rules in effect, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is planning …

The Pitch

Feds seek comments on exchange at Carbon County’s Wick Wildlife Habitat Management

October 8, 2014

Feds seek comments on exchange at Carbon County’s Wick Wildlife Habitat Management
(Press release) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on …

The Pitch

Public comment extended for National Elk Refuge management plan

October 8, 2014

Public comment extended for National Elk Refuge management plan
(Press release) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period for a draft …

The Drake's Take kerry drake

No one should defend the type of weapon these poachers used

October 7, 2014

Responsible gun owners need to distance themselves from the use of an AK-47 style weapon to wantonly kill antelope west of Casper.

Peaks To Plains ancient life

Ancient life in the high Tetons

October 7, 2014

New archaeological finds suggest prehistoric people lived above 9,000 feet in what is now Grand Teton National Park.

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Lawmaker: Time to consider stiffer OSHA penalties

October 4, 2014

Family of worker killed on the job proposes $50K fine for OSHA violations that result in fatality. Members of the Labor Committee said they’d take …

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EPA chooses experimental coal gasification over water

Commentary by Guest Column October 2, 2014 October 2, 2014

In 2012, the Powder River Basin Resource Council published a six-point plan to protect Wyoming’s groundwater.

The Pitch

Public invited to chart greater Yellowstone direction

October 1, 2014

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee managers are inviting the public to join them in a conversation in late October in Bozeman, Montana.

The Pitch

University of Wyoming researchers contribute to paper on high ozone events

October 1, 2014

Researchers learned that wintertime ozone production in the Uintah Basin occurs at lower concentrations of nitrogen oxides (NO) and much larger volatile organic compound (VOC) …