CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead through the Wyoming Attorney General filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a significant Second Amendment case. Eighteen states joined Wyoming’s brief, which expresses concern over a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threatens Second Amendment protections.
“This decision out of New Jersey impacts the right to keep and bear arms outside of the home. So, I felt it was necessary to have the Attorney General support a petition to the Supreme Court to hear this case,” Governor Mead said. “If the current decision stands states providing greater protections than New Jersey under the Second Amendment may be preempted by future federal action. That is the importance of this case.” Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 06:46Read more: 18 States Join Wyoming in Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Hear 2nd Amendment Case
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Soldiers from the Wyoming Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Company will return to Laramie at 8:10 a.m., on Feb. 13, at the Laramie Airport.
Members of the public are invited to join Wyoming Army National Guard command and the soldiers' families in welcoming the unit home. The airport's hangar, located south of the terminal, will be open to family members, media and the public 30 minutes prior to the chartered aircraft arrival. Those planning to attend may park in the airport's parking lot, or, if necessary, an overflow area to the west. A brief homecoming ceremony will be held in the hangar. Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 06:52Read more: 133rd Engineers Return Home From Bahrain Deployment
Press Release – Despite attempts by anti-coal activists in Congress, the report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) federal coal leasing program is not the condemnation of coal they were looking for. In fact, the report highlights the importance of federal coal to the nation’s economy and energy portfolio, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
Read more: Enzi: Coal Report Swing and a Miss for Anti-Energy Advocates
“Some of my anti-coal colleagues requested a report on the coal leasing program and when the report showed that each year it adds around $1 billion to the treasury, the coal opponents concentrated on misleading people into thinking the program is not competitive,” said Enzi. Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 06:41
Washington D.C. — In some areas of the country you could be arrested for carrying a pocket knife even if you are just passing through. Two U.S. senators believe this is unbecoming of a free country and have introduced a bill to protect knife owners. According to U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, if you’re traveling from point A to point C with a knife that is legal in both locations, you shouldn’t have to worry about being charged with a crime in-between at point B. Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:05Read more: Enzi, Lee introduce bill to protect knife owners
Rapid City, SD – The Black Hills National Forest will be hiring temporary employees for 2014 and will be hosting open houses for the public to learn about job opportunities coming up throughout the Forest.
Since 1905, US Forest Service employees have been operating under the philosophy initiated by the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in "the greatest good for the greatest number in the long run." Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection of the nation's Forests & Grasslands. Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 07:17Read more: Black Hills National Forest to Hire Temporary Employees
Casper, WY - “Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well being will always be my overriding priority.
Phil and I want to thank the thousands of people in Wyoming and all across the country who have supported my campaign. As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop.” Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 13:12Read more: Statement From Cheney; She Will Abandon Her Effort To Unseat Enzi
CUSTER, SD – The Black Hills National Forest will begin preparing the Pactola Work Center for sale through a competitive on-line bid during the summer of 2014. Recently a decision was made to sell the twenty acre parcel, which includes the buildings and mineral rights, through a competitive sale.
The Pactola Work Center is located along Hwy 44, approximately 2 1/3 miles east of the intersection of Hwy 44 and Hwy 385.
The work center was previously used to house seasonal employees. The shop facilities were used to support work projects on the former Pactola Ranger District (now part of the Mystic Ranger District) on the Black Hills National Forest. Structures on the site, which consist of a large shop, three summer cabins, well house, metal pole barn, and lean-to, are currently vacant. Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:15Read more: Pactola Work Center Acreage for Sale