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Lummis announces Senate run

The first spark to what could turn into a Wyoming wildfire of a primary race touched off yesterday. Cynthia Lummis announced that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat that Mike Enzi will leave empty at the end of his term.

Lummis is the first of several high-profile names in Wyoming politics expected to step up to the plate for the job.

Earlier this month, a poll leaked to Breitbart News shows one of those potential rivals, Liz Cheney, holds a hefty 20-point lead in a head-to-head contest. Lummis said yesterday she is not deterred by any possible challengers, even Cheney.

Lummis added that no one has dibs on the senate seat and voters will decide. She also said she alerted Cheney along with the rest of the Wyoming Congressional delegation several weeks ago about her intentions to run.

During a teleconference call with reporters, Lummis explained why she is coming out of retirement now after resigning her seat in the U.S. House two years ago. Lummis said after attending to family and business obligations she is ready to return to Washington and fight against what she said is a disturbing trend.

Lummis boasted of having the most conservative record in Congress during her eight years on the Hill, all of which came during the Obama Administration.

While the former State Treasurer is the first to announce her bid for Enzi’s seat, also rumored to be considering a possible run are former Governor Matt Mead and wealthy GOP donor Foster Friess.

 

Councilman requests agreement with USFS over maintenance

When the U.S. Forest Service’s water and sewer connection to the Saratoga Town System is completed, the Saratoga Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board would like to see an MOU that details who is in charge of maintenance.

The board asked the public works director to draft an agreement to be presented next month. Emma Diercks has more.

 

 

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Rawlins SummerFest kicks off tonight

There’s no shortage of fun in Rawlins this weekend. SummerFest 2019 begins tonight with a block party in downtown.

The fun extends into the weekend, Cali O’H has the details.

 

Click here for the complete schedule of this year’s festivities

 

WGFD puts funding to use in Platte Valley

Each year the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives investments from conservation partners for habitat projects. In 2018, the state wildlife agency saw $8 million.

The Platte Valley benefited from these investments with 11 projects. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Sports: Lady Panther volleyball spikes in Nebraska

The Saratoga volleyball team continued their busy month of July with a camp in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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