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Press Release – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has engaged the University of Wyoming, Ruckelshaus Institute to conduct a Situation Assessment of prairie dog management on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Staff from the Ruckelshaus Institute will be conducting in-depth, one-on-one interviews over the next few weeks with approximately 40 individuals from a wide range of
 April events in Wyoming will honor sacrifices of military parents and their children during the Month of the Military Child.

Military and elected officials and free pizza, soft drinks and cake will be at the month’s kick-off celebration at the Cheyenne Historic Train Depot 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, said Brittany Johnson, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H Military educator.
Press Release - The phenomenal touring Owenhouse show breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. A mind boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Jay’s new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic, they experience it! You’ll see audience members float in mid-air, get sawed in half, and
Gillette, WY – On Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00 pm, 6 student entrepreneurs will take the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. The students are dressed as young professionals, and are ready to wow the crowd!
 
Six students in grades 6 through 12 representing 5 businesses and social movements from the Campbell County
The Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County will host the first annual Champagne Brunch fundraiser this Saturday. The fundraiser will begin at 11:00 a.m.

“We are having it at the Boys and Girls Club new facility which is the old Lakeview School. We are giving tours of the building. We have some silent auction items.” --- CEO and Director Karla Brandenburg

Brandenburg says the
State News
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
Press Release – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has engaged the University of Wyoming, Ruckelshaus Institute to conduct a Situation Assessment of prairie dog management on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Staff from the Ruckelshaus Institute will be conducting in-depth, one-on-one interviews over the next few weeks with approximately 40 individuals from a wide range of
Press Release – Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team mapping subcommittee will be meeting in various locations in Wyoming to provide opportunity for the public to comment on proposed revisions to sage-grouse core area boundaries. The meetings will be based on Wyoming’s eight sage-grouse Local Working Group (LWG) areas. .

Implementation Team mapping meetings are as
Press Release - A surplus federal medical station recently awarded to Wyoming will boost the state’s ability to meet certain medical needs caused by an emergency, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
 
The federal government decided last year that 18 of its 50 250-bed federal medical stations would be considered surplus and made available for states that wanted them.
On March 18th, at approximately 10:25 p.m., a Wyoming State Trooper was patrolling southbound on Interstate 25 near mile post 212 approximately 22 miles north of Casper when the trooper observed a passenger car speeding 102 mph in a 80 mph zone. The trooper caught up to the speeding car, a Chevrolet Malibu, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the Malibu, later identified as
Regional News
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
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