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Senator John Barrasso

Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

A Laramie man is sentenced to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines after leaving several criminal voicemails to several U.S. politicians this January. Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that 52-year-old Christopher Kent Podlesnik of Laramie, Wyoming, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. The sentence is the result of Podlesnik…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A reception at the center will follow. Gov. Mark Gordon, Rep. Liz…

After sustaining serious injuries on July 23, the 77-year-old former senator died in a Colorado hospital, ending a long career of public service for Wyoming. The unfortunate news was released on Senator Enzi’s Facebook page around midnight on Tuesday, July 27. Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi died due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case. The 10-10 tie in the Senate Energy and Natural…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee U.S. lands in the Western states stonewalled a 1989 investigation into the sabotage of an Idaho timber sale, a former federal law enforcement officer alleged in a letter released Thursday. The former U.S. Forest Service special agent claims that as a 23-year-old environmental studies graduate…

The S.H.R.E.D. Act would strengthen Wyoming ski hills and communities by ensuring fees paid to the U.S. Forest Service are invested back into winter recreation. U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), introduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (S.H.R.E.D.) Act. If passed, ski…

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds of thousands of “orphaned” oil and gas wells and abandoned…

The man sent threatening voicemails to several Wyoming politicians, saying they would be killed if they let Florida representative Matt Gaetz come to Wyoming. MSN reports that 51-year-old Laramie resident Christopher Podlesnik faces seven counts of transmitting threats with interstate violence. This is a result of calls he left with Wyoming politicians. Podlesnik called both…

Worland students asked Senator Barrasso about issues polarizing the nation while he reminded them of the limitless future of opportunity within their reach. On Thursday, Feb. 18, Senator John Barrasso addressed Worland High School’s Advanced Placement U.S. History Class. This is an annual tradition in Worland, something the senator says he “always looks forward to.”…


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