Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and other Senate colleagues recently in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Town of Greece v. Galloway, a landmark case concerning religious liberty. The New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the Town of Greece, New York had violated the U.S. Constitution by allowing town board meetings to be opened with prayer, even though the town's practice welcomed prayers from members of any religion or denomination as well as reflections from atheists. For example, the town has welcomed Christian, Jewish, and Wiccan prayer. The Supreme Court will take up this case in its upcoming term. Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 06:34Read more: Barrasso, Enzi Defend Legislative Prayer
Sundance, WY — The U.S. Forest Service is requesting comments on a proposal to conduct maintenance activities at the Cook Lake recreation facility in Crook County, Wyoming. The facility is located on the Bearlodge Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, approximately 13 miles north of Sundance.Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 13:18 Read more: Black Hills National Forest Seeks Comments on Cook Lake Project
Press Release. – Students need a permanent fix for college loan interest rates and not a short-term fix that holds them hostage a year at a time. That was the message U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., gave during a speech on the Senate floor today. The Senate majority continues to push for a student loan interest rate plan that kicks the can down the road in place of a permanent solution and ignores 60 percent of students with new loans. Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:57Read more: Enzi: Stop Holding Students Hostage
Recent lightning sparked more wildfires throughout the Black Hills Region this weekend. Since the morning of Independence Day, a dozen small lightning-caused wildfires have occurred on private, U.S. Forest Service, and State Park lands, all of which have been contained by responding Federal, State and local resources. Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 06:18Read more: Lightning Sparks More Wildfires Throughout the Black Hills
Sundance, WY – Firefighters and officials are paying close attention to fuel moistures that can affect and change fire behavior.
“Fuel moisture content is generally the most important factor in determining how much of the total fuel is available for burning, and ultimately, how that affects fire behavior” said Jeff Gies, North Zone Fuels Specialist, Black Hills National Forest. Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 05:57Read more: Fuel Moisture Readings Provide Insight into Fire Behavior
Washington, D.C. – NSA spying and the cost of education and student loans are the subject of a new video that U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., recorded this week. The video addresses questions and comments Wyoming constituents sent him during the past couple of weeks concerning these issues and were selected from Facebook and Twitter, phone calls to his offices, email and letters. In the video Enzi also announced that he will be holding listening sessions across Wyoming during the first week of July. Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 06:10Read more: Enzi On NSA and Student Loan Debate
The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) held its annual public meeting in Casper, Wyo. yesterday. The RCT provides a forum for public discussion on federal coal management issues in the Powder River Basin. RCT members include the Governors of Wyoming and Montana, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Directors from Wyoming and Montana and the BLM Deputy State Director of Minerals and Lands in Wyoming along with number of ex-officio members from other federal and state agencies, county governments and Native American tribes. Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:51Read more: Powder River Regional Coal Team Moves Cloud Peak Coal Lease Forward