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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.
 
Forest
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. 

 

Mr. Donahoo
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
CHEYENNE – Fishing activity will increase during the coming days, and if 2014 is anything like recent years, several new state records will be set during the summer months.

While it is expected there will be several new records, some long established marks are not likely to be beat, such as the 11-pound, 4-ounce golden trout caught in 1948 or the 23-pound rainbow trout caught in 1969.
Devils Tower, WY – A voluntary climbing closure at Devils Tower is in effect through the month of June.  Climbers are asked to refrain from climbing on the Tower during June out of respect for American Indians. June is a culturally significant month for Tribes.


The Access Fund, a nonprofit organization working to maintain access to climbing areas and protect the climbing
Washington, DC – Thursday, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., joined Representative Cory Gardner, R-CO, in introducing the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. This legislation would prevent the sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years and allows states to develop conservation management plans
A Wyoming Department of Health representative says hantavirus infection remains a potential health threat when mice get into closed locations and leave their droppings behind. 

Eleven human hantavirus cases, including six that resulted in death, have been reported in Wyoming since 1999. 

Infected rodents can infest garages, campers, cabins and barns and shed hantavirus
 Sundance, WY – For public safety, an area closure order has been issued today for the Cook Lake Recreational Area and surrounding area by Black Hills National Forest Supervisor, Craig Bobzien.

Due to saturated soils caused by continued spring rain and melting snow, Forest officials are concerned of the potential for landslide movements on the west hillside of the Cook Lake
RAPID CITY, SD — Join the Black Hills National Forest and The Nature Conservancy at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 for a moonlit hike and learn about an effort to protect a genetically valuable bison herd that is based in western South Dakota. 

Participants in the scheduled Moon Walk event will walk a total of approximately 2 miles over uneven, hilly terrain on a private ranch that has
Press Release - U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted for and the House passed H.R. 567, Providing for the Establishment of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. Up to this point investigations of the Benghazi tragedy have been conducted by multiple committees including the House Oversight and Government Reform, on which Representative Lummis
Washington, D.C. – While the Senate debates an energy efficiency bill this week, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., wants to have a conversation about federal overreach and what can be done to return functions back to the states. He offered two amendments today that would let states have the final say on regional haze and collecting their own mineral royalties.

       
PINEDALE –Sage grouse are arguably best known for their courtship displays on the “lek” in April. But many west-central Wyoming sage grouse are gaining a little winter notoriety: frequenting the “lick.”

While the lek is the courtship grounds, the lick is the eating grounds – literally. This trademark game bird of the West has been documented eating soil in
CHEYENNE – Wyoming aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection stations will be open April 26 through Sept. 15 at ports of entry, border locations and boat ramps.

Since 2010, state and private inspectors have performed more than 163,000 boat inspections at Wyoming waters, retail shops, ports of entry and borders. Boater cooperation continues to be critical to stopping aquatic invasive
CHEYENNE – Every spring as ice leaves Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs, fisheries biologists can be found checking lakes to determine the health of the fisheries resource in the various waters. On some lakes one of the things biologists are checking for is winterkill.

When wildlife managers talk of winterkill it is usually in reference to losses that big game experience during severe
Press Release – Governor Matt Mead’s successful effort to return wolf management to the state continues to have positive results. A Wyoming Game and Fish Department report reflects that the population and number of breeding pairs is stable, more wolves are now being monitored, and confirmed livestock depredations are down – all under state management.

“This confirms
Devils Tower, WY – Go wild for the geology, culture, history, nature and trails of  Devils Tower National Monument during National Park Week, April 19 through 27, 2014. To kick-off the celebration, Devils Tower National Monument will waive entrance fees on April 19 and 20.
                               
Elk Mountain – Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers and WYDOT personnel have reopened westbound Interstate 80 after a pileup crash involving at least 47 vehicles forced the closure of the westbound lanes of the Interstate for approximately 18 hours.    
The crash was reported just before 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon approximately 7 miles east of Elk Mountain and speeds on the Interstate
Two public meetings where Forest Service personnel will discuss the process for submitting public comments for the Bear Lodge Project will happen in April. 

The Bear Lodge Project Plan of Operations, submitted by Rare Element Resources, Inc., proposes to develop a rare earth mine on the Bearlodge Mountains, approximately 12 miles north of Sundance, in Crook County, Wyoming on the Black
Washington, D.C. – Among the Bureau of Land Management’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget priorities in President Obama’s requested $1.1 billion for the agency are a non-profit foundation,  a fee system to cover BLM’s oil and gas inspection and enforcement activities, fertility control for wild horses and burros, an updated online data and mapping system, and Sage-Grouse
Press Release – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, along with Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), sent a letter to Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requesting clarification of the purpose behind the
The Gillette A.M. Lions are proud to present the Denver Broncos Alumni versus The DARE Dudes exhibition basketball game. The game will be April 5th at 7:00 pm at the Campbell Count High School North Campus. Proceeds will benefit the Gillette A.M. Lions Foundation for the Blind and The D.A.R.E. Scholarship fund.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. 
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