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Press Release - Cal Rerucha, Carbon County Attorney, will be the special prosecutor to review the Pownall investigation for potential criminal charges. The reports have been forwarded to Rerucha for review.  The formal appointment as special prosecutor will be completed at the next regular meeting of the County Commissioners. 


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GILLETTE, WY – Dr. John Mansell has received recertification in the subspecialty of Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), valid through 2024.

The American Board of Anesthesiology is an independent, nonprofit organization first founded in 1937 as affiliate of the American Board of Surgery to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined
Press Release - Two Wyoming communities have been highlighted in a report from the Milken Institute for promoting and enabling successful aging.
 
Cheyenne ranked 9th overall and Casper ranked 20th out of 252 small metros that were graded in the Milken Institute first-of-its-kind, data-driven index, Best Cities for Successful Aging. The index measures and ranks the performance metropolitan
Jessica Seders has been hired as the first Executive Director of Gillette Main Street. Jessica comes to GMS with several years of community development experience.  Most recently, as Director of Development for Gillette College Foundation, she worked to foster community partnerships and currently serves on several committees within the community. Jessica also served on the Board of Directors
Matthew Hutton of Rozet Elementary, and his art teacher, Brenna Chafee, were recognized at the November 18th City Council meeting for Matthew's winning entry in the 2014 Christmas Pin contest.

This contest, which began in 2004, gives 6th grade elementary students an opportunity to show their artistic abilities in designing the annual Christmas pin. Each year in August, art teachers at each
State News
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
Press Release - A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 12:26 p.m. at mile post 51 on Interstate 80 eastbound approximately 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming.  

A Wyoming State Trooper observed a Ford Focus travelling east at 87 mph in a posted 80 mph zone. Upon stopping the Ford,
In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) efforts to help limit the disease among Wyoming Medicaid clients and other state residents.
 
Wyoming’s diabetes rate among adults rose from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013. 
 
Christine Revere, Chronic Disease Prevention
CHEYENNE – In an effort to raise industry awareness and improve the safety of Wyoming workers, the Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) and Mining Associates of Wyoming will host a worker safety seminar, “Building the Culture of Safety - 2014,” on Tuesday, November 18, at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.  The registration fee is $50, with lunch provided.
 
The full day
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
Regional News
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
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