Points of view on Wyoming issues from Wyoming people.
Guest Column: Let's Slow Down On The Teton County Land Sale
Rep. Steve Harshman writes, "We should consider similar situated properties, e.g., the town of Jackson purchased 5 acres for $29 million (5+million/acre x 640 acres = $3.2 Billion). Everyone in Teton county knows the recently suggested price of $60 million is way too low. I think $100 million is too low."
CSD StaffDecember 06, 2023
Guest Column: Wyoming Caucus And Freedom Caucus Need To Quit Fighting
Rep. Landon Brown writes, "Let’s put the weapons away for a while. Let’s focus on what we can agree on and figure a way to accomplish those goals. Let us all stop bickering and fighting and be thankful that we live in such an amazing state and amazing country."
CSD StaffDecember 05, 2023
Guest Column: Most Americans Support School Choice So Let's Go
Guest columnist Rep. Ocean Andrew writes, "My fear is we are embedding a very unpopular concept into a very popular bill. Why can we only have school choice in this state if it comes in the form of a dissolvable coating to a poison pill?"
CSD StaffDecember 04, 2023
Guest Column: For Decades Conservatives In Wyoming Have Been Ignored
Guest columnist Rep. John Bear writes, "As the saying goes, first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then they copy you, then you win."
CSD StaffDecember 03, 2023
Your Wyoming Sunrise: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Today's Wyoming sunrise was captured by Ron and Donna Kelsey. They write, "Another glorious sunrise over Stewart Peak in Etna in Star Valley…the reward for being an early riser!"
CSD StaffDecember 03, 2023
Mandy Fabel: The Day We Stopped Watching the Weather
Columnist Mandy Fabel writes, "As you enter this holiday season, I would encourage you to start watching the weather again. Put yourself in a position to look out over the horizon and feel small."
Mandy FabelNovember 30, 2023
Guest Column: Conservative Commitment to Wyoming
Representatives Clark Stith and Barry Crago write, "We are asking all of our legislative colleagues to join us in a Conservative Commitment to Wyoming and support the following legislative proposals when we return to Cheyenne in February.
CSD StaffNovember 29, 2023
Guest Column: Education Savings Accounts: A Constitutional Wyoming Solution
House Speaker Albert Sommers writes, "This Education Savings Accounts bill is a Wyoming solution to two concerns raised by citizens across Wyoming, namely, how to fund early childhood education and increase school choice options."
CSD StaffNovember 28, 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
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
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
Guest Column: Gordon Needs To Speak To Wyoming, Not Harvard
Rep. John Bear writes, "It is embarrassing for the governor of Wyoming to give even an inch to the anti-fossil fuel crowd and their utopian view of green energy."
CSD StaffNovember 03, 2023