Sheridan, Wyo. (December 2, 2013) – Bighorn National Forest law enforcement officers and managers would like to remind everyone of some important rules and tips for safe winter recreation in the forest.
Forest regulations require that off-road snowmobile travel is allowed only when there are more than six inches of snow. This snow depth protects your machine as well as the natural features of the land. People caught snowmobiling off-road and damaging soil or exposed vegetation are subject to citations.Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:26 Read more: Rules And Tips For Winter Recreation
Sheridan, Wyo. (October 28, 2013) – Cutting your own Christmas tree can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. If you would like to make this part of your holiday tradition, Christmas tree permits are available from the Bighorn National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8.00 for a tree up to 10 feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 06:56Read more: Christmas Tree Permits Available From the Bighorn National Forest
Washington, D.C. – During a Senate Finance Committee hearing today on the President Obama’s health care law, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., questioned Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about what the Administration was doing to help the millions of people who will suffer as a result of the president’s broken promise that American’s could keep insurance plans that they liked. Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 07:06Read more: Enzi: I’m Worried About The Individuals Who Will Suffer As a Result of President’s Broken Promise
Evanston – Just over 16 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Washington, driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 approximately 45 miles east of Evanston.
The traffic stop, for following too close, was made Saturday, November 2nd. Twenty-three year-old Velasco Acosta has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in plant form greater than 3 ounces, felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and felony conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 06:59Read more: WHP K-9 Uncovers 16 Pounds of Marijuana
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi both (R-WY) introduced legislation to prevent federal agencies from requiring privately held water rights be turned over to the federal government.
“Once again, Washington is attempting to take over western water rights with another federal water power grab,” said Sen. Barrasso. “This time their tactics are basically extortion. The Administration is holding public land-use permits hostage in an attempt to acquire private water rights. Chicago-style politics aren’t welcome in the West and we won’t sit back and let Washington attempt to bully our farmers, ranchers and other multiple use permit holders. Congress needs to pass our bill immediately and prevent Washington from extorting Americans’ private water rights.” Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 06:55Read more: Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Private Water Rights
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., proudly joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers and energy trade groups this week in calling for an end to the EPA’s avalanche of regulations that seek to bury the coal industry and the hundreds of thousands of hard-working Americans employed in powering the nation. During his speech, Enzi noted that the short sighted policies of this Administration are slowly destroying the important base of jobs and energy provided by coal and that as a country we cannot allow that to happen. Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:36Read more: Enzi Calls for End of Overregulation At Energy Jobs Rally
Wyoming residents have an opportunity to voice their thoughts and concerns about proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that have the potential to hurt consumers and businesses by dramatically increasing energy costs.
Individuals and businesses that would be impacted by proposed EPA carbon regulations are encouraged to attend a public comment listening session next Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Denver, CO. A rally to support affordable energy and rural economies will also be held in Denver on Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m. on the Colorado State Capitol west steps. Let the EPA know Wyoming will not stay silent as a government agency tries to destroy a viable, affordable energy supply that Americans rely on. Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 05:22Read more: EPA Hearing This Week on Carbon Regulations Will Have Wyoming Impact