Casper, Wy – Before the Wyoming Republican Central Committee meeting began this morning (Tuesday) to replace the late U-S Senator Craig Thomas, the politicking already had begun. The Central Committee convened its meeting to select three nominees for the seat at 8 a.m. at the Best Western Ramkota hotel in Casper. But well before the meeting started, the candidates were in place along the concourse, with signs and stickers seeking to sway the 71 committee members to their side. Thirty candidates are in the running.
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased for the third straight month to three-point-three percent in May, up from April's two-point-nine percent. The state jobless rate has steadily increased each month since its recent low of two-point-three percent in February. Still, the Wyoming unemployment rate remains below the U-S rate. Platte County posted the highest unemployment rate in May at four-point-two percent, followed by Fremont and Big Horn counties at four-point-one percent.
Casper, Wy – Three have been chosen. The state Republican Central Committee has selected Tom Sansonetti, John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis as the finalists to fill Wyoming's vacant seat in the U-S Senate. In the final vote, two people were eliminated from consideration -- former Wyoming U-S Attorney Matt Mead and former state Department of Agriculture Director Ron Micheli. Sansonetti is a former Interior Department attorney. Barrasso is
Casper, Wy – Some 30 candidates are spending some final hours trying to get themselves noticed by 71 Republicans from across the state. Those Republicans will narrow the 30 names to three possible candidates to become next U-S Senator from Wyoming. The State Republican Central committee will hear from many of the candidates throughout the day and many agree that making the list will be a challenge. Doug Chamberlain is a former Wyoming Speaker of the House. He's tried to be low key about his intentions.
Pinedale, Wy – The Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale office has been bombarded with 85,000 e-mails and a stack of letters six inches high from those opposed to oil and gas leasing near the Upper Green River. The public had its final chance today to comment on revisions to a BLM document that guides drilling on nearly one million acres in the Pinedale Resource Area. Kellie Roadifer (Road-a-fur), of the BLM, expects an additional 7,500 natural gas wells will be drilled over the next decade.