Jackson, Wy – The president of a Jackson Hole think tank says he's running for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S.Rep. Cynthia Lummis this November. Teton County resident David Wendt is the 65-year-old is president of the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs. The center's Web site says its flagship project is the U.S.-China Clean Energy Initiative to address carbon emissions from coal. Wendt says he wants to address Wyoming's "leadership gap" in Congress, and he attacked the delegation's lack of bipartisanship.
Cheyenne, WY – American Eagle Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Cheyenne and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport starting July 15.
The regional affiliate of American Airlines said Monday that the service will include two round-trip flights per day on 44-seat Embraer jets. Base rate for a one-way ticket is $135.
The Dallas-based airline expects the flights to attract business and leisure travelers. The airline also points out the flights will begin in time for Cheyenne Frontier Days, the city's big annual rodeo.
Laramie, WY – The Republican candidates for Governor all say they are strongly opposed to the federal health care bill. The four agree that if elected, they will ask the attorney general to look into ways of keeping Wyoming from being negatively impacted by mandates in the bill. That might include joining other states in a lawsuit. Colin Simpson says mandates in the measure could be devastating: "There's some drastic impacts to small businesses and employers of all sizes. And I don't see how that is going to do any good for Wyoming."
Wyoming – Lobbyists are working overtime in Washington as health care reform weaves its way through Congress. But Wyoming's congressional delegation says that they are not in contact with them. Matt Laslo reports from Capitol Hill.