Press Release – Governor Matt Mead joined Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and representatives from The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to announce the release of 14 final environmental reviews for land use plans that address greater sage-grouse habitat across Wyoming and nine other states.
The plans include elements intended to
Press Release – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.
“Instead of reaching a reasonable solution, today the EPA has ignored millions of Americans and taken more control over private land in our country.
Press Release - With Wyoming’s warmer months expected, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents to avoid mosquitos and ticks when spending time outdoors because these insects can carry potentially serious diseases.
Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals and other birds. In Wyoming, diseases
Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy called Governor Mead to announce that she is signing the controversial Waters of the United States rule. Wyoming, along with a number of other states, asked McCarthy to work on concerns with the rule. Consultation with governors is required under the Clean Water Act.
"I am disappointed at the lack of
Press Release – Due to wet conditions and forecasts predicting additional precipitation, some seasonally closed roads on the Black Hills National Forest will remain closed through the holiday weekend.
The areas listed below are seasonally closed for big game winter range, and will remain closed to motorized vehicles until roads dry out:
Black Hawk area north of Rolling
Press Release – Recently U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined Senator Roy Blunt, R- Mo., in introducing legislation which would prohibit the federal government from requiring Americans to disclose their race or ethnicity in connection with the purchase of a firearm. In 2014, it was reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) implemented a change to Form
Press Release - The Hell Canyon Ranger District wilderness trails and volunteer crews on the Black Hills National Forest will again be clearing fallen trees this summer off of hiking and horse trails around Harney Peak, located in the Black Elk Wilderness.
Last year, there were approximately 3,600 trees cleared from roughly 55 miles on these high use public trails.
Press Release - The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Records of Decision (ROD) for the Teckla-Osage-Rapid City 230 kV Transmission Line Project (the Project) have been signed and issued.
This project, proposed by Black Hills Power (BHP), would construct and operate a 230 kV transmission line connecting the Teckla Substation in Campbell County, Wyoming to the Osage
Press Release – Today Governor Matt Mead announced the launch of Wyoming Grown. The program connects individuals who grew up in Wyoming with in-demand career opportunities from employers around the state.
At www.wyominggrown.org, family and friends living in Wyoming can refer someone to the program who has left the state. Those interested in relocating can upload their
Wyoming high school championships culminate this month with the state hunting championships May 30 in Upton.
Officially called the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, this National Rifle Association-sponsored event allows Wyoming hunters 18 and under who have passed hunter education to showcase their skills and have a good time.
The challenge tests youngsters in sporting
Press Release – A public meeting will be held in Sundance, Wyo. to discuss the Cook Lake recreation area closure.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room, 123 N N. 2nd St, Sundance, Wyo.
The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public on the current landslide conditions at the Cook Lake
Press Release – Hunters who had mountain lion licenses in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015 are now being surveyed as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking more information on mountain lion hunter success rates and the efforts being put into lion hunting.
Lion hunters are required to have their kill checked by Game and Fish officials, but the survey provides
After evading arrest for nearly 28 years, 58 year old Benigno L. Galeno-Negreros is in custody after being involved in a crash southwest of Casper, Wyoming.
On April 16th, around 5:00 a.m., the Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate a crash on WY 220 approximately 46 miles southwest of Casper. With the assistance of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, the
Press Release - Two fatalities have been confirmed from this crash and that is projected to be the final number of fatalities involved. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Westminster, Colorado were pronounced deceased on scene. The two females were in separate vehicles during the crash.
The total number of vehicles involved has
*Update* Press Release - 59 vehicles have been confirmed to be involved in this morning's crash with the potential of another four to six more. The large fire that ensued from the crash delayed the investigation efforts for an extended period. Wyoming Highway Patrol Crash Team Members and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are still continuing to work through the crash
For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie at mile post 292.
Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as contributing factors in this crash. Initial reports are that two commercial vehicles crashed with each other at approximately 8:00 a.m. today causing one of the
Press Release - 33 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger vehicles is the latest estimate that were involved in one of the three crash sequences along with multiple other vehicles that were not part of an actual crash, but became stranded in the event due to road blockage. 16 motorists were transported by ambulance and 11 motorists were transported by a Laramie County School District bus to
Sheridan - Recently the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was notified by the Black Hills National Forest the Cook Lake Recreation Area north of Sundance would be closed to the public for the second summer in a row. On March 24, 2015 the Black Hills National Forest announced the popular recreation site would close on April 1 due to landslide potential in the area.
Press Release – Governor Matt Mead announced the members of the Fish and Wildlife Resources Task Force today. The goal of the task force is to recommend strategies to maximize the benefits of the state’s fish and wildlife resources. Recommendations will include funding, education, vocation and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as different ways to support the resources.
Press Release - Devils Tower National Monument will implement a prescribed burn during the week of April 19. Fire management officials from the Northern Great Plains Fire Office and Devils Tower National Monument plan to burn 85 acres near the entrance of the Monument and east of the Belle Fourche River.
The burn is needed to remove build-up of dead fuels and woody herbaceous
Press Release - Over the last year, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Northeast Enforcement Team and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, in a cooperative effort with the Gillette Police Department, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Buffalo Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms, Central Enforcement Team and
Press Release – The United States Senate today approved a balanced budget resolution for fiscal year 2016, which will boost the nation’s economic growth by more than $500 billion over the next ten years, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).If the Senate adds recommended tax and regulatory reforms to these spending reductions, the economic benefits will
CHEYENNE – State officials received confirmation on Wednesday that the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza strain was identified in a Canada goose found near Cheyenne, Wyoming. This is the first detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Wyoming. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the State Veterinarian ask that people continue to be on the lookout for birds that may
Sundance, WY – The Black Hills National Forest will close access to Cook Lake Recreation Area on April 1, 2015.
The closure of the access to the popular recreation facility was first ordered in 2014 over concerns of landslides. Freezing soil this winter allowed a temporary opening of Cook Lake Recreation Area through April 1 for ice fishing and day use.
Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said states are often ignored by federal wildlife managers when it comes to managing species within their own borders and the data used to justify an endangered species listing is not always disclosed to them. Enzi introduced legislation this week with Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and others that would require the federal
Press Release - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is going beyond its authority in its attempt to ban certain kinds of commonly used ammunition and the agency should put the brakes on its proposal, wrote a group of U.S. senators that include Wyoming’s Mike Enzi and John Barrasso.
Enzi and Barrasso joined Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles
Press Release– The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce joined more than 250 local, regional and state Chambers of Commerce urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund and to pass a long-term federal transportation authorization bill.
Chambers of Commerce know infrastructure investment is an important economic issue. Without a sustainable
The names of Campbell County High School Senior Honor Roll students are featured on digital billboards throughout Gillette as part of a new campaign by Black Hills State University to recognize these students for their academic accomplishments.
Press Release - A new ad campaign from Black Hills State University is putting the spotlight on Campbell County High School Senior Honor Roll students.
The campaign recognizes high-achieving students and lets them know that BHSU offers in-state tuition to Wyoming students, according to Corinne Hansen, Director of University and Community Relations at BHSU.
“We really just wanted to
Press Release (2-26-15) Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) votes to overturn state laws and grant government regulation of private broadband networks.
“Today, Chairman Wheeler and a partisan majority at the FCC declared the agency to be the gatekeeper of the
Press Release – During a hearing on the nation’s debt Wednesday, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, noted that America’s current debt is the biggest our country has ever owed and endangers our government and hurts the nation’s economic potential.
“If we don’t stand up to our debt and stop overspending, we’ll ruin
Press Release – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Tom Udall, D-N.M., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Representatives Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced legislation Thursday that would allow states to collect their own mineral royalties, protecting money that is rightfully owed to the states. The bill would effectively eliminate a
Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for one of the summer sessions in Washington, DC.
The deadline for summer applications is March 5.
“Along with allowing students a front row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate, participants will have the opportunity to explore the nation’s
Press Release - The Forest Service’s recently released rule governing winter travel in national forests will have little effect in the Bighorn National Forest.
The rule, released in late January, says national forests must designate routes and areas where over-snow vehicle use is allowed.
Forest supervisor Bill Bass said he expects the
Devils Tower National Monument will offer free entrance Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16.
President’s Day weekend is a perfect time to bring family and friends to Devils Tower to experience the grandeur of the magnificent Tower! All hiking trails are open and welcome your exploring. The Bald Eagles, White-Tail Deer, Prairie Dogs and Turkeys are all
Press Release -- The Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation has asked supporters to help raise $6,000 for safety rails to create a safe touring environment in the Vore Buffalo Jump near Beulah, Wyo. by May 1.
The Vore Buffalo Jump is a sinkhole where Native Americans trapped bison during hunts held between 1550 and 1800. The archeological site was discovered in 1969 during construction of I-90. The
Press Release – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., recently joined 33 of their Republican colleagues in introducing a bill that would preserve free speech and prevent the IRS from targeting politically aligned groups. The effort is led by Senators Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
The Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act would protect
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement in regard to the president’s State of the Union speech.
“What we’re hearing from the president isn’t new. It’s a rehash of the same message he defaults to when he’s in campaign mode and doesn’t want to address the
Sundance, WY - The Forest Service proposes to designate a new motorized trail on Bearlodge Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, north of Sundance, Wyoming.
Reuter Motorized Trail would provide a route for off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from Reuter Trailhead and Campground to the larger OHV trail system. Officials said that by eliminating the need for OHVs to use Warren Peak
Press Release – The Senate Finance Committee announced the launch of five separate bipartisan Tax Working Groups to spur congressional comprehensive tax reform efforts in the 114th Congress. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will co-chair the working group focusing on reforms to individual income taxes.
According to Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District will burn slash piles this winter, contingent upon fuel moisture and weather conditions.
The prescribed burning will dispose of slash piles created from forest health, wildlife habitat improvement and fuels reduction treatments. Project areas include:
Parks Wildland Urban Interface (WUI): Slash piles created during
Press Release - On Monday, ten states filed a joint amicus brief supporting Wyoming in its case challenging the EPA’s purported expansion of the Wind River Reservation boundary. Wyoming went to the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals because the EPA’s action is unprecedented and its decision is wrong.
“Wyoming - and no state - should have its sovereignty
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Budget Committee Ranking Member Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., have come to an agreement regarding chairmanship of the panel in the 114th Congress. Pending a committee vote and GOP Caucus approval, Enzi will chair the committee and Sessions will take on a significant role in reforming welfare spending and identifying and
Press Release - This week marks the beginning of winter recreation on the Black Hills National Forest as Forest officials open snowmobile, cross country ski and snowshoe trails in the Black Hills area and close seasonal gates across the Forest.
Ice fishermen and ice skaters will also soon be able to enjoy their sport on the area lakes and reservoirs. Please remember that boat
(DOUGLAS, Wyo.) December 11, 2014 – The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have recently completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Teckla-Osage-Rapid City 230 kV Transmission Line Project.
The FEIS and draft Forest Service decisions are available for public review on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin
CHEYENNE – Ice anglers should expect a good fishing season on Wyoming lakes and reservoirs this winter. But, along with the good fishing, anglers are advised to use caution while on the ice.
The cold snap of recent weeks has iced over the lakes in many waters in the state and good water levels resulting from last winter’s snow pack should contribute to good
With reported gonorrhea cases in Campbell County more than doubling so far this year, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives are reminding those at risk to seek testing for the sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Through the end of October, WDH had reports of 29 gonorrhea cases among Campbell County residents. “Last year we saw just 61 cases for the entire state, 14 of
The Wyoming Highway Patrol's enhanced enforcement efforts continue on WY 59 between Douglas and Gillette. Troopers have been working altered shifts and additional troopers are being brought in from other divisions to assist with the efforts to increase highway safety on WY 59. Attention has been focused on general traffic enforcement with special attention on the contributing factors
Press Release – President Obama announced unilateral changes to America’s immigration policies today by use of executive orders. These orders will grant amnesty to at least 4 million people without a single vote in Congress.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who has opposed previous attempts at providing amnesty for illegal immigrants, opposes the president’s plan and said
Custer, SD – Seeing and smelling smoke in the days ahead is a sign that Forest Managers are working to reduce hazardous fuels.
Beginning this week and throughout the winter, Districts across the Black Hills National Forest are focusing efforts on burning hand and machine slash piles. Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations. Fire managers
Sheridan, Wyo. (November 12, 2014) – Cutting your own Christmas tree can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. If you would like to make this part of your holiday tradition, Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available.
The cost for a permit is $8.00 for a tree up to 10 feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of
Press Release - Wyoming anglers and antelope hunters benefit from access provided by Sasol to their privately owned lands. Fishing at Healy Reservoir and antelope hunting in Area 10 are allowed by Sasol through access agreements with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Many anglers fish Healy Reservoir thinking it is a publically owned water body, but that is not the case. When Sasol
Wyoming State Highway 59 is a north/south roadway spanning approximately 110 miles between Douglas and Gillette. Due to increased traffic, recent crashes and citizen concerns on this highway, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is responding.
Additional troopers within the respective districts will be brought into the area to focus on all traffic related issues, being visible and
Press Release. – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld Wyoming’s plan for controlling emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act’s regional haze program. Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians, challenged the EPA’s approval of Wyoming’s plan on the ground that the plan failed to
Press Release - The blizzard last October showed how a major winter storm can affect every person in a large area. The storm brought heavy snow, strong winds, and cold temperatures that blocked roads and caused widespread power outages. Without essential supplies and services, many residents were forced to be totally self-sufficient for a week or more.
As the winter season approaches, the
CHEYENNE – A ruling today by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. continues the suspension of gray wolf hunting in Wyoming. After two years of hunting, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled on Sept. 23 that Wyoming’s plan was not legally sufficient to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule allowing limited take of gray
Custer, SD– Fall colors are showing up all over the Black Hills and the Forest Service encourages you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons.
“The best viewing for Fall colors on the Forest is usually late September to early October,” said Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer, Black Hills National Forest. “The aspen, birch and oak are
Press Release - On September 26th, two juvenile runaways from Colorado were arrested by a Wyoming State Trooper for a string of vehicle thefts from Colorado and Wyoming. A stolen vehicle report was received from Jackson, Wyoming to look for a stolen GMC pickup truck. While Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Troopers from Patrol were looking for the pickup in the Dubois
Sundance, Wyoming, - Black Hills National Forest North Zone Fire is planning to ignite, the Sleez prescribed, September 26, 1.5 miles northwest of Warren Peak Lookout.
The 124 acre Sleez project unit is located in the Whitelaw and Beaver Creek drainages in the Bearlodge Mountains.
Resources include one dozer, multiple fire engines and crews.
More prescribed fire is also
While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents that falls can sometimes lead to moderate and severe injuries, especially among older adults.
Dara Lawyer, WDH injury prevention coordinator, said the chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall may increase with age.
Falls are the leading
Press Release - A two vehicle head on crash on September 20th resulted in the death of 29 year old Chad D. Nobach of Gillette, Wyoming. The crash occurred approximately 20 miles south of Gillette at mile post 88.75 on WY 59 at 7:09 p.m.. Mr. Nobach was the front seat passenger in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma truck being driven by 22 year old Braydon W. Donahoo of Gillette.
Washington – This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a leading free-market think tank on economic policy, awarded Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) the distinguished “Champion of the Worker” award for his perfect voting record on key employment and workforce issues during the 113th Congress. The senator’s voting record garnered him a 100% rating according to
Sundance, WY – The prescribed fires planned for this week on the Bearlodge Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest have been postponed.
Fire personnel assessed conditions and conditions did not fall within the burn plan prescription.
Fire managers will resume implementation as soon as weather and fuel conditions fall within burn prescriptions which may be as early as next
Gillette, WYO. – September 15, 2014 - The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Campbell County Economic Development Corporation are coming together to raise awareness of emerging federal policies impacting affordable energy across the U.S.
The “Affordable Energy Rally” will be held on September 25, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Cam-Plex Multi-Events Facility. U.S.
CHEYENNE - Investigators with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been and continue to assist the Fremont County Coroner and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of the death of a man in the mountains above Dubois, thought to be a missing Utah man. The man had not been heard from since September 5th, and Fremont County Search and Rescue crews discovered what were
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rejection of part of Wyoming’s plan for visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. This decision is based on the State’s likelihood of success on appeal as well as the irreparable harm to the State and utilities without a stay.
“Wyoming has a
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.
Game and Fish is asking successful elk hunters to assist in this effort by collecting blood samples from elk immediately after harvest.
“After two elk harvested in the Bighorns tested seropositive for
CHEYENNE – Hunters who missed the application periods to get into the drawings for elk, deer and antelope licenses could still have an opportunity to hunt this fall by picking up licenses that were undersubscribed in the initial drawings.
Leftover full-price licenses are now being sold on a first-come, first-serve basis
The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states joined together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and 90 between Washington state and New York August 1st - 4th. That’s more than 5,600 miles of road.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated 11 crashes on Interstate 90 during the four-day period and issued 451 warnings and citations.
August 7, 2014 – At 2:25 this morning, a Campbell County Sheriffs Deputy was westbound on Interstate 90 when he observed a 2005 GMC Envoy enter the median near Exit 132. Undersheriff Scott Matheny said the suspect vehicle had been eastbound and started westbound.
The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the driver allegedly accelerated to 110 mph. Law enforcement deployed spike
Sundance, WY — the area closure order will remain in effect for the Cook Lake Recreational Area and surrounding area through the month of August, possibly longer.
Saturated soils caused by continued rain and sporadic severe thunderstorms have caused concern about the potential for landslide movements in the Cook Lake Recreation Area. Last year was the most moisture ever recorded
On August 6, 2014 a Wyoming State Trooper initiated a traffic stop at milepost 56 on Interstate 90 eastbound on a grey Acura with Montana plates. The stop occurred at 11:11 a.m. for a speeding violation of 100 mph in a 75 mph zone. The trooper began speaking with the driver and asked for his license, insurance and registration. After failing to produce any of those documents for the
On August 5th, 2014 at 4:05 p.m., a Lindenhurst, Illinois resident failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming semi truck resulting in one fatality. 65 year old Bruce M. Hinton was exiting a scenic pullout near Devils Tower in a 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 passenger car. The pullout is located at mile post four on WY 24 south of Devils Tower. Mr. Hinton failed to yield the right of way to a
Press Release– The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports confirmation of a boating accident resulting in a fatality at Keyhole Reservoir on Sunday August 3.
The incident is currently under investigation. Additional details of the accident will be released once the investigation is completed.
Keyhole Reservoir is a popular fishing and boating destination located in northeast
CHEYENNE – Catch and release has been a popular fishing practice for many years – and is especially popular among those who enjoy fly fishing for trout.
As the summer fishing season progresses waters in streams and lakes naturally start warming which increases the importance of following fish-handling steps to help improve survival of fish that are to be released. Even
Press Release. – Faith-based providers and individuals helping children should not be prevented from providing welfare services because of their religious faith, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa. The lawmakers say some people in positions of power are essentially discriminating against people of faith and seeking to force providers out of these
Press Release – Over 500 participants attended the Affordable Energy Rally in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, July 29th to express opposition for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule. The rally was in conjunction with the EPA hearings being held on July 29th and 30th in Denver. Citizens from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona came to
Wyoming motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and 90 between Washington state
Press Release – Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) welcomed the Chairman of the Campbell County Board of Commissioners, Mark Christensen, to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Barrasso invited Commissioner Christensen to testify on his bipartisan BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2440) that he introduced with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in
Washington, D.C. – “Messaging” about jobs and restricting ideas and debate on the Senate floor is no substitute for updating America’s tax code and encouraging investment at home, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Enzi filed three amendments to the “Bring Jobs Home Act”. Enzi said his proposals would infuse actual tax reform into a bill that claims to
On August 10, 1983, the body of an unidentified female homicide victim was discovered in the state gravel pit on North Highway 59 by state highway department employees.
The female’s remains were sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab, where it was estimated that the female’s death had occurred approximately one year prior to the discovery of her body.
On June 18,
RAPID CITY, SD — Join the Black Hills National Forest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 for a moonlit hike and to learn about the Custer Expedition at an Illingworth photography point overlooking Castle Creek Valley.
Participants in the scheduled Moon Walk event will walk a total of 3 miles roundtrip on a forest two track road that is a fairly easy hike with little elevation
Sundance, WY – The Cook Lake Recreational Area on the Black Hills National Forest will remain closed through the July 4th holiday weekend due to elevated landslide risk to the public.
"Cook Lake is a very popular destination, but public safety is our number one priority.” said Craig Bobzien, Forest Supervisor. The elevated risk of landslides near the lake remains
Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek Mine this morning confirmed that there had been a fatality at 7 pm yesterday evening. The incident is described as a single haul truck incident, and there were no other injuries. The mine says next of kin has been notified.
CEO and President Colin Marshall stated the companies' "thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers, and
Devils Tower, WY – Music! Food! Games! Friends! Relatives! Residents throughout the area will celebrate history at the Old Settlers’ Picnic Sunday, June 29. The festivities will begin at 12:30 pm in the picnic area at Devils Tower National Monument. There will be free entrance into the monument for those attending the event.
This year’s honorees are Freida Dent,
UPDATE - 6:30 AM -- I-90 remains closed between Buffalo and Gillette due to flooding - US 14/16 from Ucross to Gillette also closed
At 6:30 am this morning I-90 between Buffalo and Gillette remains due to flooding at MP 91 (Dead Horse Creek). The road closed last night around 9:40 after a heavy rain storm that produced 8-10 inches of hail in the area. WYDOT
Press Release - While splashing in the waters of Wyoming’s pools and lakes is a favorite activity for many families, swimmers should take steps to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses that can take away their summertime fun.
When germs get into the water, they can cause diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and shigellosis if swallowed.
Custer, SD – Black Hills National Forest trail crews are making progress clearing dead and downed trees on hiking and horseback riding trails in the Black Elk Wilderness and surrounding Norbeck Wildlife Preserve area located near Harney Peak, but many of the trails still remain impassable due to downed trees.
“Between last year’s October blizzard and a high number of
A 12-year-old Oregon girl was killed in a one vehicle car crash on Interstate 80 about 9 miles east of Lyman on June 12. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that around 12:25 pm Thursday, Luvenia Santana of Salem, Oregon died when the 2005 Buick Rendevous in which she was a passenger rolled 3.5 times after the driver, 35 year old Corrine Santana lost control of the vehicle. Troopers
This year, boaters who have their watercraft inspected for aquatic invasive species by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be eligible to enter a raffle.
Prizes, which are fully funded by sponsors, include a PAC 1400 Pro Series Pontoon Boat (more than a $5,500 value), a guided walleye or trout float fishing trip, two nights stay for up to twelve people at the Tensleep Nature
Press Release - On June 2nd, the Obama administration unveiled new regulations to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.S. economy.
We learned just last month that the economy is shrinking for the first
While enjoying activities or working outdoors during Wyoming’s warmer months, residents should avoid mosquitos and ticks because they can spread potentially serious disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals and other birds. Diseases passed on in Wyoming by