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US: Wyoming (News/Activism)

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  • Wolf advocates charged with illegal lobbying at state Capitol. ( Colorado )

    05/17/2024 9:01:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | May 17, 2024 | Marianne Goodland
    The state's election office on Monday began proceedings against an advocate for wolves in Colorado over allegations of illegally lobbying during the 2024 session at the state Capitol. ... The complaints, filed in March by John Williams, who operates Colorado Wolf Tracker, claimed Stephen Capra and his organization, Bold Visions Conservation, lobbied multiple legislators on behalf of a paying client, all without registering and without disclosing the client’s identity as required by law. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State launched the proceedings against Capra ... The bill Capra was lobbying on was House Bill 1375, which was sponsored...
  • Wyoming Sheriff Recruits Denver Cops after Mayor Slashes City Budget

    05/15/2024 8:03:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2024 | Karen Townsend
    Denver is a sanctuary city. Last month Mayor Mike Johnson announced he was cutting $45M from city agency budgets to pay for the influx of over 40,000 illegal aliens into the city. Of the budget cuts, $8.4M is being taken from the Denver Police Department. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been targeting Denver by sending illegal aliens to the sanctuary city. Why not? Sanctuary cities said they would welcome anyone, regardless of legal status. Abbott is giving them what they asked for with the added bonus of spotlighting the burden on Texas and other border states created by Biden's border...
  • U.S. orders Chinese-backed crypto miner to sell land near nuclear missile base

    05/14/2024 3:58:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Dylan Butts
    President Joe Biden issued an order on Monday forcing a Chinese-backed cryptocurrency mining company to sell land near a Wyoming nuclear missile base, citing national security concerns. The company, MineOne, acquired the real estate in June 2022, placing its operations within a mile of Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, a “strategic missile base and key element of America’s nuclear triad,” according to the White House. The company’s site contained “specialized and foreign-sourced equipment potentially capable of facilitating surveillance and espionage activities,” the presidential order said.
  • Idaho man arrested for kicking bison in Yellowstone

    05/02/2024 5:51:22 AM PDT · by njslim · 31 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | may 1, 2024 | Mister Retrops
    Very drunk Idaho man Clarence Yoder tried it, and as the saying goes, he found out. Police caught up with Yoder at the Yellowstone hospital and arrested him. He was charged with disorderly conduct, approaching wildlife, disturbing wildlife, and being intoxicated "to a degree that may endanger oneself".
  • Gillette-Based Machinery Company To Build, Lease Tiny Nuclear Reactors In Wyoming

    04/25/2024 7:43:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | April 24, 2024 | Pat Maio
    Gillette-based L&H Industrial, a 60-year-old industrial machinery company in the coal-rich Powder River Basin, has partnered with nuclear technology innovator BWX Technologies as part of a blockbuster deal to launch a multibillion-dollar industry in the micro nuclear reactor field. A Wyoming company with international clout that’s bolstered the state’s energy industries for decades is jumping into the nuclear business. Gillette-based L&H Industrial Inc., a 60-year-old stalwart industrial machinery company in the coal-rich Powder River Basin, has partnered with nuclear technology innovator BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) as part of a blockbuster deal to launch a multibillion-dollar industry in the micro nuclear...
  • The Koch network and other Trump allies are quietly backing his biggest GOP critic: Rep. Liz Cheney

    08/23/2022 11:15:25 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 61 replies
    ... Immediately after her loss, she launched a leadership political action committee titled The Great Task which will allow her to keep her political aspirations alive while taking on the former president. Trump, whose home and private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida was raided by the FBI just days before the primary, has not ruled out running for president again in two years. Cheney is using some of Trump’s own consultants and allies, including those from the powerful Koch network, to try to keep the former president from winning a second term in the White House. Some of them appear to...
  • 'Hero' Wyoming teen stabbed to death while protecting girlfriend in mall attack: report

    04/11/2024 3:14:24 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2024 | Audrey Conklin
    A Wyoming teenager is being hailed as a hero after he was stabbed to death outside a shopping mall, reportedly while protecting his girlfriend. Casper police detained two juveniles, 15-year-old Jarreth JoseFlee Plunkett and 15-year-old Dominique Antonio Richard Harris, in connection with the April 7 stabbing death of 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Maher at the Eastridge Mall. Both suspects are being charged as adults. "We are completely and utterly devastated to our cores. He was the best of all of us and his light is too bright to be dimmed," Bobby's father, Robert Maher, told Fox News Digital in a statement....
  • Pair detained in stabbing of minor to be tried as adults (14-year-old murdered at Wyoming mall)

    04/10/2024 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 21 replies
    Caspar Star Tribune ^ | 04/10/2024 | David Velazquez
    Two juveniles in custody accused of stabbing a minor that later died outside a mall in Casper will be tried as adults. Dominique Antonio Richard Harris, born in 2008, and Jarreth Joseflee Sabastian Plunkett, born in 2009, are both charged with felonious conspiracy to commit murder, felonious aggravated assault and battery and a misdemeanor theft, according to court records. Plunkett is also charged with first-degree murder. Robert Dean Maher, 14, was stabbed twice in the abdomen with a stolen kitchen knife and died outside Eastridge Mall in Casper on Sunday afternoon. Harris and Plunkett were arrested later that day in...
  • Director Says Wyoming Game And Fish Not Hiding Anything In Wolf Torment Case

    04/09/2024 3:27:10 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 37 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 4/8/24 | Mark Heinz
    Some of the firestorm of public outrage over a Sublette County man allegedly capturing and tormenting a wolf before killing it has been directed at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, but the agency is in a delicate position, Director Brian Nesvik said. There has been a perception that the agency was too lenient with the man accused and has deliberately withheld information about the incident, Nesvik told Cowboy State Daily early Monday. But that’s not the case, he said.
  • Wyoming Governor Vetoes Bill to Reduce Gun Free Zones

    04/03/2024 4:04:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 March, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 22, 2024, Governor Mark Gordon vetoed Wyoming House Bill 125 ( House Enrolled Act 49), which would have eliminated many of the gun free zones which exist in Wyoming.Governor Gordon (R), in his veto letter to the Wyoming Secretary of State, said: “The bill exceeds the separation of powers embodied in Article 2 of our Wyoming Constitution. I must, therefore, veto it.”HB 125 passed with veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate. In the House, the vote was 57-7-1. In the Senate the vote was 22-8-1. Wyoming requires a 2/3 vote of both chambers of the legislature...
  • Wyoming Republicans fractured as the GOP-led state is set for a summer showdown

    03/29/2024 2:47:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3/28/24 | Cy Neff
    Wyoming is a supermajority state, with Republicans making up 86 of the state’s 93 legislators. But uniformity doesn’t mean unity, as the widening chasm between the state’s further-right Freedom Caucus and more moderate establishment Republicans has grown in recent years and begun to mirror GOP infighting nationwide. For much of the Cowboy State, political representation will be decided during the Republican primary on August 20. This year, all of the State’s House and 15 of the State’s Senate seats are up for grabs. And while the candidate filing period does not open until May 16, Wyoming has seen an early...
  • 'This Is One Of The Largest Land Grabs We've Ever Seen': Harriet Hageman Rails Against BLM Policy

    03/26/2024 1:20:47 AM PDT · by Haddit · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/25/2024 | Forbes
    Mar 25, 2024 During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week, Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) spoke about a Bureau of Land Management policy.
  • Wyoming becomes 24th state to ban gender transition procedures for minors

    03/23/2024 4:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2024 | Ryan Foley
    Wyoming has become the latest state to ban minors from obtaining body-disfiguring gender transition procedures, bringing the total to two dozen.Wyoming’s Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed Senate Enrolled Act 52 into law Friday. Gordon’s approval of the measure, which prohibits doctors from performing body mutilating sex-change procedures on minors, comes after the state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved it in a 55-6 vote on March 6, and the Republican-controlled Senate passed it in a 28-2 vote the following day. The bill is scheduled to take effect on July 1. In the state House of Representatives, one Republican joined all Democrats...
  • Trump Calls for Liz Cheney and the Entire Jan. 6 Committee to Be Jailed

    03/17/2024 6:23:47 PM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Mar 17th, 2024, 12:02 pm | Joe DePaolo
    Former President Donald Trump is directly calling for the imprisonment of nine of his political opponents — including former Congresswoman Liz Cheney. In a post on his Truth Social platform Sunday, Trump shared an article from far-right writer John Solomon which alleged that the Jan. 6 committee “withheld crucial evidence” in its probe by not releasing the testimony of a Secret Service agent who drove Trump’s limo on Jan. 6. The driver notably disputed the account of former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson — who claimed Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the limo in an effort to...
  • Scrutiny Intensifies for Liz Cheney Over Claims of Concealing Evidence on Trump’s National Guard Request

    03/17/2024 12:58:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/17/2024
    <p>Cheney and the Democratic-led House Select Committee on January 6 argued that there was insufficient proof to substantiate assertions by Trump officials that the White House had urged for 10,000 National Guard troops prior to the demonstrations in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.</p>
  • Over 140,000 Farms Lost in 5 Years

    03/11/2024 8:13:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    American Farm Bureau Federation ^ | MAR 07, 2024 | Daniel Munch
    Between 2017 and 2022, the number of farms in the U.S. declined by 141,733 or 7%.. Acres operated by farm operations during the same timeframe declined by 20.1 million (2.2%), a loss equivalent to an area about the size of Maine. Only 1.88% of acres operated and 1% of farm operations were classified under a non-family corporate farm structure. ... USDA defines a farm as an operation that produced and sold, or normally would have sold, $1,000 or more of agricultural products during the census year. While the number of farm operations and acres operated declined, the value of agricultural...
  • John Barrasso WON'T run for Senate Republican leader

    03/05/2024 11:01:08 AM PST · by RandFan · 14 replies
    My Inbox ^ | March 5 | Politico email
    Wyoming Sen. JOHN BARRASSO took his hat out of the ring for the top slot of Senate GOP leadership, opting instead to make a run for party whip. The post would make him the second-most senior Republican in the chamber, giving him significant influence over floor action (plus a security detail and prime office space). “In a letter to his colleagues, Barrasso said the Senate GOP needs to ‘break from where we are now’ and said he would pursue more transparency if chosen as the GOP No. 2,” our colleague Burgess Everett reports. “Barrasso also spoke with former President DONALD...
  • Middle America Is Dying Hard

    02/27/2024 11:30:04 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2024 | Salena Zito
    WEIRTON, West Virginia -- Most people in this town will tell you they'd rather have taken a physical punch to the gut than get the news they received yesterday when Cleveland-Cliffs Steel announced it was idling its tinplate production plant, a move that directly cost 900 people their jobs. .. It isn't just those workers who face catastrophic uncertainty; this closure also jeopardizes the jobs of thousands more people whose businesses supported the plant: the barber shops, gas stations, mom-and-pop grocery stores, the machine shops that make the widgets for the steel industry. And there's also the demise of the...
  • Governor Of Nation’s Largest Coal State Leads Charge To ‘Decarbonize’ The West

    02/23/2024 5:13:11 PM PST · by Twotone · 64 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 22, 2024 | Tristan Justice
    Carbon sequestration has become Republicans’ most popular answer to climate change, with GOP governors across western states pumping massive stores of concentrated CO2 into underground chambers. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, who chairs the Western Governors Association, currently leads the charge to his state’s detriment as a carbon-powerhouse and leading coal producer. Last week, lawmakers in Wyoming heard from members of the CO2 Coalition who challenged Governor Gordon’s pledge to decarbonize the energy-intensive state with carbon capture programs. Dr. William Happer, the founder of the CO2 Coalition, compared such efforts to a “religion” before the Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands...
  • Explosive Testimony: Aggressive ATF Agents Raided Wyoming Man's Home For Firearms

    02/20/2024 8:14:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | February 20, 2024 | Mark Heinz
    Last November, ATF agents dragged a Wyoming man from his house in his underwear even as he was screaming that he had a certificate authorizing him to possess firearms, a gun rights advocate told legislators on Tuesday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark Jones, National Director with Gun Owners of America testifies at the Senate Agriculture Committee Meeting on Feb. 19, 2024. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Wyoming Legislature meant well when it decided to reinstate the firearms rights of nonviolent felons last year, but that could have led to a couple’s terrifying experience with federal agents, a gun rights advocate...