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CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Main Street advisory board and Wyoming Business Council chief executive officer have approved Wyoming Main Street applications from Gillette and Thermopolis.

Thermopolis was approved to enter the Wyoming Main Street program with an Affiliate Downtown status. Gillette, previously an Affiliate community, was granted Certified Main Street status.  

The
When the Story Pirates take the stage, you’ll be amazed at what happens next... and so will the Story Pirates! That’s because the show they’re performing has not been written! These pirates can’t sail and they won’t make you walk the plank, but they will steal your kids’ ideas and incorporate them on the spot into an interactive show
Campbell County School district would like to honor and appreciate local teachers in our community. The district is still accepting nomination forms for Teacher of the Year through Friday, February 13, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. The nomination forms are available at:

http://www.campbellcountyschools.net/

Nominees must be teachers in Grades K-12 with Campbell County School District. Nominees
On November 25th last year Cal Rerucha, Carbon County and prosecuting attorney, was appointed as a special prosecutor to help determine whether any criminal charges were appropriate in the matter of the State of Wyoming versus William Pownall. Representative Pownall who was Campbell County Sheriff last year was the subject of a complaint over the handling of a family members DWUI arrest last
At last night’s Gillette City Council Meeting the council took some time to recognize five citizens from advisory boards and thank them for their contribution to the community. Councilman Dan Barks said it is important for the city to recognize the citizens who help out.

“It’s very important, especially to the people that step forward and give away all the evenings and the
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CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Main Street advisory board and Wyoming Business Council chief executive officer have approved Wyoming Main Street applications from Gillette and Thermopolis.

Thermopolis was approved to enter the Wyoming Main Street program with an Affiliate Downtown status. Gillette, previously an Affiliate community, was granted Certified Main Street status.  

The
Press Release – The Bighorn National Forest is pleased to welcome Amy Ormseth as the district ranger for the Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan, Wyoming.

     In the coming months, Amy hopes to focus on connecting with local communities and working with the broad array of user groups and constituents to engage them in local management
Kaycee - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging all interested individuals to attend a second public meeting to discuss the status and management of the Upper Powder River Mule Deer Herd located in southwest Johnson County. This meeting will be held on January 28, 2015 at the Harold Jarrard Park community building in Kaycee beginning at 6:00 P.M. The first meeting, held on November
On November 25th last year Cal Rerucha, Carbon County and prosecuting attorney, was appointed as a special prosecutor to help determine whether any criminal charges were appropriate in the matter of the State of Wyoming versus William Pownall. Representative Pownall who was Campbell County Sheriff last year was the subject of a complaint over the handling of a family members DWUI arrest last
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
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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
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