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In a tribute to the hard-working men and women that helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate has declared July 23, 2022, the National Day of the American Cowboy. The bipartisan resolution, which the Senate passed unanimously, was introduced by U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-WY, along with other senators. Started…

Former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson received the Presidential Freedom from President Joe Biden on July 7, and many Wyoming leaders celebrate him as a worthy recipient. On Thursday, July 7, former U.S. senator and lifelong Cody resident Al Simpson joined sixteen other Americans to receive the first Presidential Medals of Freedom awarded by President Joe…

A Park County representative is among a group of Wyoming Republicans who want Senators Barrasso and Lummis to reject any gun reform bill that reaches the U.S. Senate floor. Language for a potential bipartisan gun reform bill has been released. Some semblance of this bill could reach the U.S. Senate floor – and may even…

As a bipartisan resolution is reached in the U.S. Senate, the Wyoming Republican Party declares no measure of “gun safety” is acceptable and must be defeated. After intense discussions, the U.S. Senate has reached a consensus for a new “gun safety” bill to respond to the recent wave of tragic mass shootings, including the one…

Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

Cody leader and former US Senator Al Simpson has a few words for his fellow Park County Republicans, questioning their motives as they push for election reform. On Friday, April 15, Simpson penned a letter to the editor and submitted it to the online publication WyoFile. In his letter, Simpson addresses the recent push –…

With the retirement of Nancy Freudenthal on the horizon, the Wyoming Democratic Party begins the process of finding the state’s next federal district judge. Wyoming Democratic Party Chair Joe M. Barbuto has appointed a screening committee to accept and review applications for a recommendation for Wyoming’s federal district judgeship. The judgeship is becoming available due…

After sustaining serious injuries on July 23, the 77-year-old former senator died in a Colorado hospital, ending a long career of public service for Wyoming. The unfortunate news was released on Senator Enzi’s Facebook page around midnight on Tuesday, July 27. Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi died due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident…

The S.H.R.E.D. Act would strengthen Wyoming ski hills and communities by ensuring fees paid to the U.S. Forest Service are invested back into winter recreation. U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), introduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (S.H.R.E.D.) Act. If passed, ski…

Senator Lummis’s latest endeavor in the U.S. Senate is the SAME Act, which argues if 18-year-olds can vote and serve in the military, they can buy a handgun. United States Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) has introduced legislation to reinstate the right of adults between the ages of 18 and 20 to purchase a handgun from…


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