State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Read more: Avoid Ticks and the Diseases They Carry
Sundance, WY - Continuing rain has created unsafe conditions for public travel on some Black Hills National Forest roads. East of Sundance, Wyoming and southeast of Cook Lake, Forest Service road 831.1 is closed from junction 833.1 to junction 841.1. Severe flooding and erosion have occurred across a culvert on the road due to the heavy rainfall.Read more: Heavy Rain Causes Flooding on the Black Hills National Forest
The Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation is excited to announce the dedication of the Site’s new tipi style exhibit building on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. The event and open house will also mark the official opening of the 2013 public visitor season. VBJF members and visitors are invited and encouraged to attend. The thirty foot diameter tipi structure is nearing completion. It will add more than 200 square feet of attractive exhibit space as well as restrooms. It represents a quantum leap in the development history of the VBJ. RJ Olson Log Builders of Hulett, Wyoming designed and constructed the new building. They also constructed the original log cabin at the Site six years ago.Read more: Vore Buffalo Jump Dedication and Opening — June 1
Anglers in northeast Wyoming have an opportunity to catch some large rainbow trout this spring. Story Fish Hatchery personnel are in the process of distributing more than 1,100 Eagle Lake rainbow trout averaging greater than 18 inches. Some of these fish have already been distributed into Gillette Fishing Lake in Gillette, Panther Pond in Wright, High Country Park Pond near Gillette, and Mavrakis Pond in Sheridan.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined their GOP colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama asking that he help them get to the bottom of the recent IRS scandal. Read more: Senators News Release On IRS Scandal
WASHINGTON – Wednesday the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard testimony from three public servants’ firsthand accounts of the September 11th, 2012 Benghazi attacks that claimed the lives of four U.S. citizens including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The hearing testimony shed new light on the post attack news coverage, mainly the false narratives given from State Department officials that directly conflicted with on the ground reports of the incident. House Oversight Committee Member and Vice Chair of the National Security Subcommittee U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) issued the following statement after today’s hearing. Read more: Lummis Press Release On Benghazi Testimony
Enzi Press Release – For more than 12 years, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., has been working to level the playing field between brick-and-mortar and online companies. Today, the Senate passed Enzi’s legislation 69-27, sending a strong bipartisan signal that states should be able to enforce their own laws and that the federal government should not favor one business over another or one taxpayer over another.Read more: Enzi Leads Charge on Internet Sales Tax