(DOUGLAS, Wyo.) January 29, 2013 – When conditions allow, U.S. Forest Service fire crews from the Douglas Ranger District will begin burning slash piles near the communities of Upton, Osage and Clay Spur. Prior to implementation, weather conditions will be closely monitored and the decision to ignite piles will only occur after fire managers determine that conditions such as snow cover are within established burn plan parameters for safe, effective fires. Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:07Read more: Snow Cover Could Allow Pile Burning Near Upton, Osage and Clay Spur
Washington, D.C. – Having one doctor per 3,500 people in New York City means one thing. It has an entirely different meaning when that one doctor serves 3,500 people across more than 10,000 square miles in Wyoming. Washington can do a better job of taking these factors into account when setting up federal health care programs, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and the Wyoming Nurses Association’s Toni Decklever. Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:04Read more: Enzi: Where you live shouldn’t determine your ability to access health care
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