Cheyenne, Wy – John McCain won Wyoming's three electoral votes by wide margin, making him the 11th consecutive Republican presidential candidate to carry the state. Wyoming has voted for every Republican presidential candidate since 1968, but the state fell in the minority this year as Democratic president-elect Barack Obama won the national election. With all Wyoming precincts reporting, McCain beat Obama 66 percent to 32 percent. State GOP chairman Diana Vaughan says Wyoming is heavily
Laramie, WY – Democrat Chris Rothfuss is challenging Republican Senator Mike Enzi for a seat in the U-S Senate. Rothfuss has focused his campaign on the issue of energy independence.
Rothfuss is a chemical engineer who worked as a diplomat and now teaches at the University of Wyoming. As part of his campaign, he's put out a comprehensive plan for energy independence: "I bring a new direction, I bring a new set of skills, new ideas, a focus on engery, whereas Senator Enzi has not been focused on energy in the last decade plus."
Laramie, WY – Wyoming running back Devin Moore had a career day, scoring three touchdowns and running for 234 yards as the Cowboys defeated San Diego State 35-10. Moore says he hopes it is the start of something for the team.
Yellowstone National Park – A new snowmobile plan for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks would cut back by more than 40 percent the number of machines allowed into the park daily. The proposal was released Monday in the wake of a federal judge's recent rejection of plans for up to 540 snowmobiles in the two parks daily. U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan said the rejected plan threatened to increase air pollution, disturb wildlife and cause too much noise in the country's first national park.
Douglas, Wy – A small earthquake rumbled in southeast Converse County but caused no damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 3.4 and was centered in a sparsely populated area about 10 miles northeast of Douglas. It occurred shortly before 6:15 Monday morning. Nancy Meyer of the Converse County Sheriff's Office says she was eating breakfast at her home on the east side of Douglas when she heard a rumble and saw mirrors in home move slightly. She called the sheriff's office where the dispatcher speculated
Rawlins, Wy – Plans to lease or drill wells in remote areas of southwest Wyoming are drawing protests from conservation groups, religious leaders, hunters, Native American groups and others. An oil and gas company is seeking approval from the Bureau of Land Management to drill four wells in the Adobe Town badlands area of the southern Red Desert near the Colorado border. On the northern end of the Red Desert, the BLM is proposing to sell leases in an area known as the Jack Morrow Hills, about 35