Joan Barron, Casper Star-Tribune

Joan Barron

Casper Star-Tribune

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Past articles by Joan:

Barron: Capitol project on budget but not on time

CHEYENNE — The two main goals of the Capital Square Project are basic — bring it in on budget and on time. → Read More

Barron: Lawyers helping lawyers

CHEYENNE — Perhaps some of you remember seeing Gov. Matt Mead’s announcement on television earlier this year of a program to help lawyers with problems. → Read More

Barron: Why the media missed the Trump story

CHEYENNE — I must confess I rather enjoy watching the big guns in the national political press fall over themselves trying to explain why they missed the message in the → Read More

Barron: A bevy of local candidates

CHEYENNE — When Rick Kaysen ran for mayor eight years ago he began his door-to-door campaign early — at the end of May. → Read More

Barron: Looking for extra pots of money

News about state revenue has been pretty depressing lately. → Read More

Barron: Breaking old liquor laws

CHEYENNE — While Wyoming lawmakers will be working later this year on bills to tweak the state’s complicated collection of liquor laws, our neighbors to the south are making sweeping → Read More

Barron: Another prison debacle

CHEYENNE — During the inspection tour, legislators were surprised to find cracks everywhere in the penitentiary at Rawlins. → Read More

Barron: Unparking liquor licenses

CHEYENNE — The Cheyenne City Council recently voted to allow the transfer of an existing retail liquor license to Sam’s Club. → Read More

Barron: Demand high for free legal help

CHEYENNE — The county money clerks see them first — the distraught person hit with a legal summons they don’t understand and with no money for a lawyer. → Read More

Barron: A big move to tax Internet sales

CHEYENNE—The last time you bought a shirt or a new computer on the internet, did you pay the state the tax owed on the purchases? → Read More

Barron: The climate change war

CHEYENNE — It’s hard to believe that climate change was supported by the leaders of both major political parties in the 1990s. → Read More

Barron: More threats to trees

CHEYENNE — With trees, if it isn’t one bug it’s another. → Read More

Barron: A breakthrough on cleanup?

CHEYENNE — At the last meeting I attended of the citizens group that oversees the Atlas missile site cleanup west of here, it appeared the locals and the feds were → Read More

Barron: Scalia, a likable man

CHEYENNE — The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a gregarious man well known as a hunter. → Read More

Barron: Capitol project gets challenge

CHEYENNE — It was bound to happen, I suppose. → Read More

Barron: Legislature still eyeing federal lands

CHEYENNE — Some members of the Wyoming Legislature continue to cling to the idea of sagebrush rebellion, round two, where the state would take over management of the federal lands → Read More

Barron: First term the best for Geis

CHEYENNE — For Gerald Geis of Worland, the first two years he served in the Wyoming Senate were the best. → Read More

Barron: Tax rebate in trouble again

CHEYENNE — A brochure about the tax rebate program for the elderly and disabled shows a funnel attached to the state capitol building spewing out dollars. → Read More

Barron: Squeezing out the news media

CHEYENNE — Although leaders of state Legislature are free to set their own rules on news media access, they have been generally fairly good about policies in keeping with the → Read More

Barron: A triple headache for Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Pity the state government revenue estimators. → Read More