CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 35 teenagers who were chosen to be full cadets of Class 16 during a recent recognition ceremony, following two weeks of Pre-ChalleNGe. The 35 cadets include 31 males and four females from 14 Wyoming counties and Colorado. Read more: Gillette Teens Among Cadets of Class 16
Devils Tower National Monument will be joining 397 national park units across the country in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free entry into the park on Monday, January 21.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement concerning the passage of a bill that would avert the fiscal cliff and provide certainty for taxpayers with respect to the estate tax and individual income tax rates. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 89-8. The House passed the measure by a vote of 257-167. Read more: Enzi Statement On Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff
Spearfish, SD – Officials are planning to open snowmobile trails in the Black Hills area on December 15, 2012, weather permitting. The snowmobile trail program is a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Recreation Department and the Black Hills National Forest. Read more: Officials Plan to Open Snowmobile Trails in the Black Hills Area
The weather on the final travel day before Thanksgiving will be mild, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s to mid 70s across the Black Hills region. Some locations may even set record high temperatures for the day. A cold front will cross the area Wednesday night, bringing gusty winds and cooler temperatures for Thanksgiving. Northwest winds will reach 40 to 50 mph during midday with high temperatures ranging from the 30s over northeastern Wyoming and the Black Hills to around 50 in south central South Dakota. Areas north of the Black Hills may see some light rain or snow showers.
Another storm system will bring a chance of snow to northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota from Saturday night though Monday. Temperatures will be much colder as high pressure from Canada pushes into the northern Plains. Highs will drop into the 30s to lower 40s on Sunday--and reach only in the 20s on Monday. Travelers are reminded to check the weather forecasts at http://weather.gov before they begin their trips as the weather conditions can change quickly. The latest road conditions are available by calling 511 or visiting http://www.safetravelusa.com on
Washington, D.C. - Every major legislative initiative that has helped transform America was forged in the spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation, said U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in his recorded opening remarks for a Wyoming PBS roundtable discussion that took place last night on the future of Medicare & Social Security. Enzi highlighted the importance of Social Security and Medicare to the people of Wyoming and how the programs can be preserved for future generations. An excerpt from Enzi’s is below.Read more: Enzi comments on saving safety net for future generations
A bipartisan group of western senators asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to support proactive forest management, utilizing the timber industry, to reduce fuel loads in wildfire-prone areas and improve community safety throughout the West. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.) signed onto the letter, led by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).Read more: Western Senators Ask USDA to Utilize Timber Industry to Reduce Wildfire Risks