Cat Urbigkit: BLM Proposes Increased Powers to Restrict Public Land Uses
Columnist Cat Urbigkit writes, "Under its proposal, the BLM would be given the power to determine what is a temporary closure – which could be just days or weeks, or perhaps months or years. The proposal attempts to grant BLM that much power."
Cat UrbigkitNovember 28, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Tuesday's headlines include: * Afton man takes down MMA fighter suspected of being a sex trafficker * More aurora borealis light shows to come for Wyoming * Crook County ranchers won’t be prosecuted for bleaching penises on neighbor’s cows
Wendy CorrNovember 28, 2023
Dave Simpson: Fifty Years Ago Today, I Began My Career As A Newsman
Columnist Dave Simpson writes, "One day at the police desk, there was a blotter item about a guy dressed up as the Easter Bunny, threatening people with a gun at Third and Grand in Laramie...
Dave SimpsonNovember 27, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Monday, November 27, 2023
Monday's headlines include: * Huge deposit of rare earths in Sheridan County could be multi-billion dollar jackpot * Cheyenne man who spent 32 years in prison creating new and better life * Unique piece of Wyoming history found on Ebay
Wendy CorrNovember 27, 2023
Rod Miller: Barbarians At The Gate Or A New Dawn for Wyoming?
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "If the Wyoming Freedom Caucus, as they themselves predict, actually runs the table during next year’s election, what can we expect? Don’t laugh, it could happen."
Rod MillerNovember 26, 2023
Bill Sniffin: On My Mind – Blizzards, Folks We’ll Miss, And Advice For Newcomers
Columnist Bill Sniffin writes, "Good God, the snow just keeps on coming! It is now being measured in feet here in Lander, not inches."
Bill SniffinNovember 26, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Saturday's headlines include: * Thanksgiving storm closed highways, caused crashes * “Battle In the Barn” makes college wrestling Western * There really is an Armpit, Wyoming
Wendy CorrNovember 25, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Friday, November 24, 2023
Friday's headlines include: * Wyoming trona mine has more roads than San Francisco * Sinks Canyon first designated International Dark Sky Park in state. * Train conductor says drunk grizzlies on tracks real problem
Wendy CorrNovember 24, 2023
Guest Column: Gordon Was Standing Tall In The Saddle Until He Backed Down
Guest columnist Gregory Wrightstone writes, "Gov. Gordon was standing tall in the saddle when he accepted an invitation to debate publicly his so-called carbon-negative policy in a state heavily engaged in the production of fossil fuels. However, he ultimately backed down."
November 23, 2023
Dennis Sun: Water Is Gold
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "In Western states, water is gold. The only difference is the value of water will never go down."
Dennis SunNovember 23, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day headlines include: - Human skull found in Red Desert - could it be missing Casper woman? - Big push for horse racing at Cheyenne Frontier Days - What is the giant wooden troll near Jackson?
Wendy CorrNovember 23, 2023
Charlie Spiering: This Thanksgiving, Celebrate A Powerful Blow Against Socialists In Latin America
Columnist Charlie Spiering writes, "As we prepare for our own presidential elections next year, let us pause to identify and reject the 'siren song' of leftist socialism parading in American politics today and give thanks to God for our own heritage of political and economic freedom."
Charlie SpieringNovember 22, 2023
Guest Column: The Market Doesn't Care What 30 Wyoming Legislators Think About Climate Change
Guest columnist Tom Lubnau writes, "The market doesn’t care what 30 Wyoming legislators, Gov. Gordon or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez think about coal and climate change. If buyers of energy are convinced that the product Wyoming sells is killing the planet, then, they won’t buy the product."
November 22, 2023
Guest Column: A Time for Thanksgiving
In a guest column, Rep. Harriet Hageman writes, "Most of all, I’m thankful for my fellow Wyomingites – fantastic, patriotic people for whom I work each day as their representative in our nation’s capital."
November 22, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Wednesday's headlines include: * Gordon changes his mind, won't debate climate change * Huge winter storm for Thanksgiving * Living in Clark, Wyo is like living in a hurricane
Wendy CorrNovember 22, 2023
Rod Miller: Mark Gordon Ain’t No Will Kane
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "Give me a break. Saying you’ll duke it out and then backing down? Any respect I had for Mark Gordon as a political leader vanished with his 'lets get it on' followed by his 'no mas.' Maybe he just wasn’t cut out to be a cowboy."
Rod MillerNovember 22, 2023
Cat Urbigkit: BLM Decision Will Impact Wyoming’s Economic Future
Columnist Cat Urbigkit writes, "Those who are willing and able to endure this challenging environment discover that it offers a high quality of life, and that is why we remain. We don’t live here because of our jobs: we live here because of the land. Indeed, the ruggedness and remoteness is part of its charm."
Cat UrbigkitNovember 22, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Tuesday's headlines include: * Missing Torrington woman found in Denver jail * Missing Cody woman’s family angry over GoFundMe * Go shoot your own turkey!
Wendy CorrNovember 21, 2023
Guest Column: Fixing the Property Tax Problem, Once and For All
In a guest column, Rep. Cyrus Western writes, "The Property Tax Relief Act will provide immediate relief from skyrocketing property taxes and reform the system to put a ceiling on future property tax increases."
CSD StaffNovember 20, 2023
Dave Simpson: The Place That Makes You Happy
Columnist Dave Simpson writes, "Picture a joyous black Labrador, ears flapping, racing through the golden prairie in hopeless pursuit of a jackrabbit. For me, this is the good life, pure and simple."
Dave SimpsonNovember 20, 2023
Aaron Turpen: 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV Floats My Boat
Automotive writer Aaron Turpen writes, “The new 2023 Mustang Mach-E drives really well, can blow the doors off almost any other vehicle around it and it’s comfortable. Plus, it has somewhere between 247 and 312 miles of range, depending on which model you choose."
Aaron TurpenNovember 20, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Monday, November 20, 2023
Monday's headlines include: * Grizzly bear range expanding only as far as people will let them * Largest helium plant in the world is in LaBarge * 3-year-old bull makes millions
Wendy CorrNovember 20, 2023
Rod Miller: The “Cowboy Diaspora” & Deep Wyoming Roots
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "When our young cowgirls and cowboys hanker to stretch their legs and see what lies on the other side of yonder ridge, we should encourage ‘em. We should pack ‘em a lunch and let ‘em know they’ll always have a home to come back to."
Rod MillerNovember 19, 2023
Dennis Sun: Beef Producers Are Optimistic
Ag columnist Dennis Sun writes, "A recent survey showed 65 percent stating they are optimistic about the future; 57 percent reported profitability in the past five years; 54 percent noted they will add another member to their operation in the next five years and 38 percent said they plan to grow their herd size over the next five years."
Dennis SunNovember 19, 2023
Bill Sniffin: Business Forum Is A Statewide Reunion From Across A Big Wyoming
Columnist Bill Sniffin writes: “Former Gov. Dave Freudenthal talked about how the original founders of the state felt strongly that residents had both the desire and the ability to pay their own way.”
Bill SniffinNovember 19, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Saturday's headlines include: - Laramie County parents sue school where 5th grader died by suicide - Cheyenne grocery store worker lobbies against $30 billion Kroger – Albertsons merger - New Zealand sheep shearer found guilty of stabbing her Lincoln County fiancé
Wendy CorrNovember 18, 2023
Clair McFarland: Only Idiots Get Lost (And I Got Lost)
Clair McFarland writes, "It’s gonna sting, but I have to tell this story. I wrote in an earlier column that if I did not beat my 13-year-old son in a 5-kilometer footrace three days later, I’d crumble into obscurity like an 8-track tape."
Clair McFarlandNovember 18, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Friday, November 17, 2023
Friday's headlines include: * Legislators vote to fund private education * Half of FBI cases on Wind River Reservation are child sex abuse * And grizzlies in North Dakota? It could happen
Wendy CorrNovember 17, 2023
Charlie Spiering: Kamala Harris Is Already Running for President
Columnist Charlie Spiering writes, "The idea of a presidential campaign for the amateur vice president appears absurd. Americans are well aware of Harris’ terrible polling numbers, her omnipresent word salads, and a terrified, but silent majority of Democrats, who refuse to believe she is the future of the party."
Charlie SpieringNovember 16, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Thursday's headlines include: * Astronomical odds of finding a skull in 9,300 square-mile desert * Despite slowing sales, Jackson Hole real estate market still setting records * Grizzlies keep moving eastward
Wendy CorrNovember 16, 2023
Guest Column: Permitting Reform Will Build a Stronger Wyoming
Rep. Bill Henderson writes, "One of the most common complaints I hear from Wyoming business leaders is that the current federal permitting and environmental review processes create massive, unwarranted delays that prevent critical energy and infrastructure projects from moving forward."
CSD StaffNovember 16, 2023
Rod Miller: The Kelly Parcel -- Fertile Ground for Creativity
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "Under an auction, the Kelly Parcel could wind up in the hands of some fatback greedhead developer who would slather the countryside with McMansions, strip malls and roundabouts. Or a Russian oligarch or a Saudi prince could snap it up and do God knows what with it."
Rod MillerNovember 16, 2023
Guest Column: Ranchers And Game And Fish Working Together On Elk Management
Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik and Laramie County rancher Juan Reyes write, "No good will come from creating division between ranchers, the [Game and Fish] Department and hunters. Advocating for extreme ideas that are unacceptable to Wyoming’s citizens and most ranchers will not get us to where we need to be."
CSD StaffNovember 15, 2023
Bill Sniffin: Creating Jobs By Involving All 30,000 Wyoming College Students
UW President Ed Seidel said, “We realized we could have more success with 30,000 college students as a working number than just the 12,000 students at the University of Wyoming.”
Bill SniffinNovember 15, 2023
Cowboy State Daily Radio News: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Wednesday's headlines include: * Blood and bullet hole found in Cody suspect’s car * Conservative political ranking website isn’t afraid of transparency * Cold and snowy Thanksgiving weekend predicted
Wendy CorrNovember 15, 2023
Cat Urbigkit: Wyoming Game And Fish Provides Input for Colorado Wolf Reintroduction
Columnist Cat Urbigkit writes, "Gov. Mark Gordon didn’t mince words last spring when he announced that Wyoming wouldn’t be supplying wolves for Colorado’s voter-initiated wolf reintroduction
Cat UrbigkitNovember 14, 2023