Laramie, WY – The Senate has passed the Grand Teton Land Expansion Act -- legislation the late senator Craig Thomas had introduced. Senator Mike Enzi spoke to colleagues about the mechanics of the expansion, as well as an amendment to the act honoring the late senator. The act essentially authorizes the secretary of the interior to accept any private land donations that expand the park with 50 acres already donated. The visitor center is set to be renamed this August.
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.