Sundance, WY –The Black Hills National Forest has completed analysis of the Buttes Forest Health Project. The environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review.
The purpose of the project is to reduce the risk of mountain pine beetle infestation and maintain a diverse and resilient forest. “Beetle populations are rapidly increasing in this part of the Forest, and risk of additional infestation is high,” said Steve Kozel, Bearlodge District Ranger. “By thinning these dense pine stands, we can reduce the chance that infestation will reach high levels or spread to other areas.” The project will also reduce the potential for severe wildfire that could spread to adjacent lands. Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 06:55Read more: Buttes Forest Health Project Proposes to Reduce Mountain Pine Beetle
Casper – A Wyoming Highway Trooper and his drug detection K-9 have seized just under 3 pounds of high grade marijuana destined for delivery in the Sheridan, Wyoming area during a traffic stop on Sunday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 06:38Read more: K-9 Intercepts Drugs Intended For Sheridan
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined his Republican colleagues on the Senate Budget Committee in sending a letter to new Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray asking for a vigorous hearing and mark-up schedule that would result in the passage of a budget. It has been almost four years since the Senate last passed a budget. The letter sent to Chairman Murray proposed regular meetings and a timeline for drafting the nation’s fiscal blueprint. The Budget Act of 1974 requires the formal mark-up and passage of a budget every year. Excerpts from the letter are included below. Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:11Read more: Enzi to Congress: Follow the Law and Pass a Budget
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) joined U.S. Representatives Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Jeff Duncan (R-SC) in offering an amendment to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. The amendment would have offset the $17 billion cost of immediate Hurricane Sandy-related disaster assistance by trimming the 2013 budgets of federal agencies by 1.63%. Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:08Read more: Lummis Press Release on Sandy Relief