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Proposed parcels for November 2014 oil and gas lease sale posted

August 6, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.

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Eleven primary races that could change Wyoming politics

August 5, 2014

Several key primary races could change the direction of Wyoming politics.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

What you won’t hear from Enzi, Lummis on campaign trail

August 5, 2014

Enzi, Lummis may have discovered limits to the effectiveness of bashing federal bureaucrats.

Peaks To Plains Liz Howell

Wyoming Wilderness Act is 30 years old

August 5, 2014

Advocates of the 1984 act reflect on the land they helped protect and the future of wilderness.

The Pitch

Delegation wants Grand Teton to keep road open

August 3, 2014

Delegation wants Grand Teton to keep road open

Featured Oil and gas

Time for Wyoming to reform oil and gas bonding regs

Commentary by Guest Column August 3, 2014 August 3, 2014

Why doesn’t the oil and gas industry have to live up to the same standards applied to other industries?

Peaks To Plains hiking

Hiking Jackson’s other iconic peak

August 3, 2014

The Grand Teton might be the most famous mountain in the area, but the Sleeping Indian provides incredible views and quiet.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

Democrats won’t pick the Republican nominee this time

August 3, 2014

Gov. Mead will likely win the GOP primary, but will still have to answer for heartlessly blocking Medicaid expansion.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

Everyone should be outraged by Detroit’s water crisis

July 22, 2014

Shutting off water to thousands of residents is a callous policy that all Americans ought to decry.

Peaks To Plains the art of the hunt

The art of the hunt

July 22, 2014

Wyoming State Museum exhibit celebrates the cultural and creative heritage of hunting and fishing.

Environment air regulation

A Wyoming two step for better air regulations

Commentary by Guest Column July 17, 2014 July 17, 2014

Wyoming can improve upon air quality regulations by applying them evenly throughout the state.

The Pitch

Committee opens Wyoming education governance survey

July 16, 2014

The consulting firm hired by Wyoming Joint Education Committee to study possibly restructuring State Educational systems has opened a public comment survey.

Energy Report WyoFile energy report

State gives CBM operator 4 months to turn on wells despite overwhelming doubts

July 16, 2014

In a hearing that lasted nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, the OGCC staff laid out why Patriot and High Plains are not deserving of another …

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

Can we join the civilized world and end the death penalty?

July 15, 2014

The argument that should end this practice in the U.S. is the finality of the punishment and the fact we know some men and women …

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Cowboy Tough Expedition Race features Wyoming’s Wind River country

July 15, 2014

In its second year, Wyoming’s adventure race is drawing national competitors and attention.

Capitol Beat

GOP rifts show in Wyoming House primary races

July 15, 2014

The 2014 Wyoming House primary races highlight tensions between incumbent Republicans and far-right members of the GOP.

The Pitch

State says elk will persist in face of CWD

July 14, 2014

The study shows that it takes longer for the disease to incubate in elk than in deer, due to genes that some elk carry.

Energy Report WyoFile energy report

Broke, out-of-compliance CBM operator asks for another chance

July 12, 2014

Wyoming oil and gas regulators are under pressure to finally take action against broke, out-of-compliance coal-bed methane operators.

Capitol Beat

Top races to follow in Wyoming Senate primaries

July 10, 2014

On August 19, voters will decide contested Wyoming Senate primaries that pit moderates and conservatives against ultra-conservatives.

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Local proponents back new Climate Science Students Bill of Rights

July 10, 2014

A Climate Science Students Bill of Rights has been created, in response to the Wyoming Legislature’s stealth move to censor K-12 science standards.