Fatal Crash South Of Lusk, Wyoming

On March 20, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 138 on US 85 south of Lusk, Wyoming.  Around 8:19 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision. A 2018 Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on US 85 when the driver failed to negotiate a slight curve to the […]

Enzi, Barrasso statements on federal judge halting new oil and gas drilling in Wyoming

Washington, D.C. – On March 19, a district court judge in Washington, D.C. blocked new oil and gas drilling across nearly 500 square miles in Wyoming. U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., released the following statements: “This short-sighted decision by a judge in Washington, D.C. will not only damage Wyoming’s workforce and […]

Vets assistance in Campbell, Crook and Weston counties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout April. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Yeager can also help […]

This St. Paddy’s Day, Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ the Irish: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

For decades, Americans across the country have come together to celebrate their Irish heritage (Irish or not) over a pint of green beer and community festivities. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2017 alone, 59 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day […]

No Firearm Harm

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports there was no harm done regarding an accidental firearm discharge in Rawlins during a hunter education safety class Monday evening. The instructors were preparing firearms for the hands-on segment which was being held at the Department of Corrections Training Facility. A proper review is being conducting and if […]

WY Inmate Death

John Manuel Garcia, a Wyoming inmate, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 following an apparent suicide attempt at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.  Garcia was taken by paramedics to the Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 am.  Garcia was sentenced on September 24, 2018 by Carbon […]

Wild Horse Ruling

A Wyoming Federal Court ruled against the Bureau of Land Management in the most recent court activity. (1-10-19) A victory was recently handed to the American Wild Horse Campaign in favor of a lawsuit to stop the BLM from illegally rounding up hundreds of wild horses in a helicopter capture in the southwestern part of the […]

BLM Proposes Increased Flexibility and Access in Sage-Grouse Plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In keeping with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s commitment to work closely with states to enhance conservation, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Wyoming. The proposed plan amendments […]

Enzi applauds ending regulation that halted construction of new coal power plants

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., praised the Trump Administration for releasing a plan today to roll back an Obama-era regulation which essentially stopped new coal power plants from being constructed in the United States.   The proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would lift requirements that tried to force newly-built coal power […]