Laramie, Wyo. – A University of Wyoming poll shows that Vice President Dick Cheney's approval rating is the lowest of his career.
The poll asks Wyoming residents how well the Vice President is doing his job. In 2002, he enjoyed a 70 percent approval rating. That slipped to 40 percent in 2005. It's now at 30 percent. U-W political scientist Jim King says there are two key reasons for that.
Laramie, Wyo. – The State Election Director says the potential exists for a special election in House District 22 after records showed that 11 people voted in the wrong place.
Peggy Nighswonger says the final decision will be made by the state canvassing board next Wednesday. But she says it is possible that voters in Sublette, Lincoln and Teton counties will be asked to return to the polls on November 25th.
Saratoga, Wy – Intermountain Resources is planning to reopen the Saratoga sawmill in southern Wyoming early next year. Intermountain spokeswoman Nancy Fishering said the company plans to make the mill as efficient as possible in order to survive in the poor national timber market. Fishering said the mill reopening is set for some time in the first quarter of 2009. The Saratoga sawmill has been mothballed since Louisiana Pacific closed it in 2003. It was then bought by Intermountain, which is based in Montrose, Colo.
Pinedale, Wy – A recount of the state House District 22 race in Sublette, Teton and Lincoln counties reaffirmed Tuesday's results. Democrat Jim Roscoe of Wilson defeated Republican Charles Stough of Pinedale by a mere four votes. The results still must be certified by the canvassing boards in the three counties, as well as the state canvassing board