James Chilton, Casper Star-Tribune

James Chilton

Casper Star-Tribune

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Past articles by James:

State Democratic Convention decides to file challenge with DNC about delegates

CHEYENNE -- Social commentator Will Rogers is famous as having once said, “I am not a member of any organized party -- I am a Democrat.” → Read More

VA seeks to buy city land for national cemetery in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to move forward with plans to develop a national cemetery near Cheyenne, which would make it the first such cemetery → Read More

Wyoming Downs lays off staff, closes some locations

CHEYENNE – One of two companies licensed to operate historic “instant” horse racing machines in Wyoming has been struggling in recent months. → Read More

Inmates learn to quilt at Laramie County jail

CHEYENNE – Jails are not known for their lavish accommodations, and the room where the women of G Pod do their work is no exception. → Read More

Storm could bring heavy snowfall this weekend

CHEYENNE – It may be hard to believe when it’s nearly 70 degrees outside, but some forecasters say up to 20 inches of snow could fall this weekend on the → Read More

Treasurer: 2015 a mixed bag for state investments

CHEYENNE — When Charles Dickens wrote his famous opening line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” he could have been describing the state of → Read More

Canadian consul general pays visit to Cheyenne, Gov. Mead

CHEYENNE — The Cowboy State played host to the Great White North on Thursday morning as Canadian Consul General Marcy Grossman paid a visit to Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. → Read More

New law requires state agencies, municipalities to take a second look at data security

CHEYENNE – It’s going to be a busy summer for Flint Waters, courtesy of the Wyoming Legislature. → Read More

Nursing efforts won't take effect right away

For 25 years Wyoming has resisted joining an interstate compact that would let nurses come to work here without getting separate state licenses. → Read More

Marijuana edibles: Past, present and future

With Monday’s defeat of a bill meant to close a loophole in Wyoming law over the possession of marijuana edibles, the question now is what’s next for law enforcement and → Read More

Lawmakers continue education budget cut debate

CHEYENNE – Schools hoping to see previously cut funds restored to their districts’ budgets got mixed signals from the Legislature on Friday. But that was enough to keep their hopes → Read More

Senate OKs first reading of pot edibles bill

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Thursday voted to approve first reading of a bill that would criminalize possession of marijuana edibles. → Read More

Senate committee kills Hathaway award increases

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday killed a bill that would have increased the per-semester awards offered by the state’s Hathaway scholarship program. → Read More

Senate committee approves marijuana edibles prohibition

CHEYENNE – The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved an amended version of a bill that seeks to close a loophole regarding the legal possession of marijuana edibles. → Read More

Senate advances bill clarifying prohibition of marijuana edibles

CHEYENNE – The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved an amended version of a bill that seeks to close a loophole regarding the legal possession of marijuana edibles. → Read More

Senate committee OKs bill addressing sex assault between teachers, adult students

CHEYENNE – A bill that would close a loophole relating to teachers’ sexual assaults of their students was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday. → Read More

Senate committee approves criminal justice reform bills

CHEYENNE – A bill that seeks broad reforms of the state’s criminal justice system was approved Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. → Read More

State shrub, innocence and home brew bills pass intro votes

The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday continued to vote on bill introductions, even as the deadline for new bill drafts came and went. → Read More

WyoLotto looking to new games for profit boost

CHEYENNE – With its loans paid off and its brand now well-established, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation is positioned to begin providing regular revenue payments to cities, towns and counties across → Read More

NEW: What’s next for WyoLotto in 2016?

CHEYENNE – With its startup loan paid off and its first remittance to cities, towns and counties set for this summer, the Wyoming Lottery is now looking at how it → Read More