Laramie, Wyo. – State Sen. Mike Massie is seeking the Wyoming Democratic Party's nomination to run for state superintendent of public instruction. The 56-year-old Massie is a 16-year member of the state Legislature from Laramie. He runs a nonprofit organization serving the state's developmental preschools. Incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride is seeking re-election as a Republican. Laramie County School Superintendent Ted Adams and Cheyenne educator Cynthia Jo Hill have
Cheyenne, WY – Three companies have applied in recent weeks to drill more than two dozen oil wells in southeastern Wyoming, an area that has had little oil development.
Industry officials say new techniques that have opened up North Dakota's Bakken shale to oil drilling over the past couple years might soon be used to exploit the Niobrara shale underlying eastern Wyoming.