LARAMIE, wyo – After one of the most contentious political races in the state, Democratic State Senator Mike Massie, has lost to Republican Cindy Hill for the position of State Superintendent after garnering only 39% of the vote.
Hill, a former assistant vice principal from Cheyenne, defeated incumbent Jim McBride during the Republican primary as well.
Massie says he will be leaving politics, but will continue to focus on his job in the preschool field.
LARAMIE, wyo – Republican Cindy Hill will take over the state's top education post in January. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone reports that Hill's first move will be to organize the department of education.
Laramie, WY – While last night was a bad night for Democrats nationally, the outcome in Wyoming was also one sided. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the state Democrats are now clinging to a few seats in the House and Senate
LARAMIE, wyo – The manager of multi-cultural affairs for the University of Wyoming says Native American students transferring from the Wind River Tribal College to the U-W may be worse off than students transferring from any other college in Wyoming.
According to Conrad Chavez U-W has transfer agreements with all colleges and community colleges in the state, except Wind River.
LARAMIE, wyo – Both Fremont and Weston Counties are experiencing problems with voting equipment today. State election director Peggy Nighswonger says the difficulties are with the machines responsible for counting ballots.
"It's not an electronic tabulation problem, it's more of mechanical problem with the equipment. So we do have some technicians that have been sent to Fremont County and Weston County has been on the phone with technicians today."
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway Patrol has made an arrest after a high-speed pursuit through Converse County. There was a brief a brief standoff between the suspect and law enforcement, but it ended peacefully.
The incident started Monday night after a traffic complaint about a silver pickup travelling at up to 100 miles an hour, and without headlights.
A Trooper spotted the vehicle near Douglas and chased it until the suspect's vehicle hit spike strips.