Anglers in northeast Wyoming have an opportunity to catch some large rainbow trout this spring. Story Fish Hatchery personnel are in the process of distributing more than 1,100 Eagle Lake rainbow trout averaging greater than 18 inches. Some of these fish have already been distributed into Gillette Fishing Lake in Gillette, Panther Pond in Wright, High Country Park Pond near Gillette, and Mavrakis Pond in Sheridan.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined their GOP colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama asking that he help them get to the bottom of the recent IRS scandal. Read more: Senators News Release On IRS Scandal
WASHINGTON – Wednesday the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard testimony from three public servants’ firsthand accounts of the September 11th, 2012 Benghazi attacks that claimed the lives of four U.S. citizens including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The hearing testimony shed new light on the post attack news coverage, mainly the false narratives given from State Department officials that directly conflicted with on the ground reports of the incident. House Oversight Committee Member and Vice Chair of the National Security Subcommittee U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) issued the following statement after today’s hearing. Read more: Lummis Press Release On Benghazi Testimony
Enzi Press Release – For more than 12 years, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., has been working to level the playing field between brick-and-mortar and online companies. Today, the Senate passed Enzi’s legislation 69-27, sending a strong bipartisan signal that states should be able to enforce their own laws and that the federal government should not favor one business over another or one taxpayer over another.Read more: Enzi Leads Charge on Internet Sales Tax
Devils Tower National Monument will implement a prescribed burn on Tuesday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 8. Fire management officials from the Northern Great Plains Fire Office and Devils Tower managers plan to burn 325 acres in the Belle Fourche Burn Unit of the Monument to remove build-up of dead fuels, exotic plants and woody herbaceous growth in the area which will encourage the growth of native prairie grasses and forbs and lessen the chances of possible wildland fires. Read more: Devils Tower Conducts Prescribed Burn to Prevent Wildland Fires
Hantavirus infection is a potential threat when mice infest garages, campers, cabins and barns and leave their droppings behind, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
At about 11:47 am on April 22, 2013 a fatal crash occurred on Interstate 25. The one vehicle crash happened about 35 miles north of Casper in Natrona County. Jesse G. Ricks (29) of Colorado Springs, CO was northbound on I-25 in the passing lane when he lost control of his vehicle. The roadway was slushy and wet at the time. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway in a broadside slide and went down a steep embankment where it rolled two complete times. Read more: Crash Victim Who Said He Was "OK" Found Dead