Tourism to Devils Tower Creates $39,646,100 in Economic Benefits

Press Release – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 498,000 visitors to Devils Tower National Monument in 2016 spent $31,586,800 in communities near the park. That spending supported 500 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $39,646,100. “Devils Tower National Monument welcomes visitors from […]

Enzi statement on wolf management returning to Wyoming

Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi applauded the final order by the Circuit Court of Appeals today in Washington, D.C. which upheld Wyoming’s wolf management plan. The order returns gray wolf management to the state of Wyoming after a federal judge intervened in 2014. “This order means a lot to the state of Wyoming and […]

Governor Mead Announces ENDOW Executive Council

Press Release – Governor Matt Mead has made appointments to the ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council. The panel is composed of accomplished business and community leaders from across Wyoming. It will focus on developing a strategy to build a sustainable, diversified and value-added economy in Wyoming by 2038. “These individuals are among […]

DCI Press Release: Drug Trafficking Organization Arrests

PRESS RELEASE: Between February 20, 2017 and April 11, 2017, the below listed individuals were charged and arrested  for their involvement in a drug trafficking organization that was involved in the supply, transport and distribution of methamphetamine in southeastern Montana and Sheridan County, Wyoming: Ivan T. GORZALKA, Sheridan, WY:  GORZALKA was indicted by a Federal […]

$2 Million Grant to Help Laid Off Coal Workers

Press Release – The State of Wyoming has been awarded up to $2 million to retrain northeast Wyoming workers impacted by layoffs in the coal industry. Eligible individuals can receive up to $6,500 toward the cost of a retraining program. Governor Mead and the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) worked with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, […]

Growing STD Burden Emphasizes Need for Screening

Press Release – Gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases are a growing burden in Wyoming and across the nation, particularly among younger individuals, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). In Wyoming, the rate of gonorrhea infections has increased six fold from 2012 to 2016. “This kind of growth is not something to unique […]

Peabody To List on Stock Exchange as BTU

Press Release ( April 3, 2017)- Peabody announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11 protection with a transformed capital structure, including new equity that is expected to begin trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BTU. “We believe that ‘The New BTU’ is well positioned to create substantial value […]

Governor Expressed Support for Trump’s Executive Order

Press Release — Governor Mead expressed appreciation today for President Trumps’ executive order supporting domestic energy independence. The executive order calls on federal agencies to identify all rules, regulations, policies and guidance documents that stand in the way of energy production.  “Wyoming has been at the front of the fight for coal and better research on […]

Forest Service invites the public to help identify priority trail maintenance

Press Release – The Forest Service is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance. Nationwide, the Forest Service will select nine to 15 priority areas among its nine regions where a backlog in trail maintenance contributes […]