Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in the Thunder Basin

Press Release – Governor Mead, ranchers, energy producers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will gather in Cheyenne to celebrate taking another step toward balanced agricultural and energy production alongside wildlife conservation in the Thunder Basin. Thanks to a recently finalized “Conservation Strategy” spearheaded by […]

Game and Fish Reports Increased Black Bear Activity

Press Release – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has recently received numerous reports of black bear activity in several locations in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma said, “We have had issues all along the face of the Bighorns, from Buffalo to Dayton as well as on the Bighorn National Forest. […]

Keystone Fire Growth Minimal on Tuesday

Press Release  – Personnel on the Keystone Fire in the Snowy Range focused their efforts Tuesday on structure protection and assessment, as well as aerial water drops on hot spots by helicopters. The fire grew slightly to the south and east, and is now roughly estimated at 350 acres. There is still no containment of […]

Mead Hails Decision to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly

Press Release – The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) have sufficiently recovered and will be returned to state management. There are approximately 700 bears in the GYE which includes Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Governor Matt Mead praised the decision. “Grizzly bears have met or […]

Enzi statement on health care proposal

Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following statement after Senate Republicans released their discussion draft of legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and bring down health care premiums: “After months of hard work, Senate Republicans are proposing solutions to address the challenges to health care created by Obamacare that are affecting millions […]

Fatal Crash Near Baggs

Press Release – On June 16th, 2017 a fatal crash occurred at milepost 28.5 on WY 789 near Baggs, Wyoming. At 2:50 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to the area for a two vehicle head-on collision. When Troopers arrived on the scene, both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames. A 2010 Nissan Armada […]

Solar Eclipse Postage Stamp

Press Release — The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it. The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp, which commemorates the August 21 eclipse, transforms into an image of the Moon from the heat of a finger. The public is asked to share the news on social […]

History Celebrated at The Old Settlers’ Picnic!

Press Release – Devils Tower area residents celebrate history with music and picnics at the Old Settlers’ Picnic on Sunday June 25. Festivities will begin at 12:30 pm in the picnic area at Devils Tower National Monument. Pioneer gatherings at the Tower started during the 1890s.  The men and women who settled the towns and […]

Registration required to enter four Bighorn National Forest caves

Press Release –  Registration is required to enter four caves in the Bighorn National Forest. The four caves – Big Piney, Cliff Dweller’s, Eaton’s, and Tongue River – are located in the Tongue Ranger District. People wanting to enter the caves are required to complete a registration form and follow decontamination procedures. The Bighorn National Forest […]

June 27 deadline for Enzi U.S. Senate page application

Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the fall session in Washington, DC. There are 30 page positions in the U.S. Senate each session. One of those positions is reserved for Enzi to sponsor a student from Wyoming to serve […]