Wyoming digest

Jul 10, 2016 From wire reports

Changing of guard at FreCo group homes

Kristen McClelland is the new head of Fremont County Group Homes after former executive director Jeff Verosky left last month to join K12 Corp as the Head of Schools and the High School Principal for the State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Virtual Academy.

Enzi taking applications for fall internships

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is now taking applications from students from all areas of study for a fall internship in his Washington, D.C., office.

The deadline for applications is July 15.

Interns will have the opportunity to give U.S. Capitol Building tours, write policy and hearing summaries, prepare legislative memos, conduct research for legislative aides, observe floor proceedings and attend committee hearings and lectures.Interns receive a monthly stipend to defray the cost of living in Washington, D.C., and can also coordinate receiving college credit for the internship. Priority is given to students from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming.

The fall 2016 internship runs from September 6 to December 16.Applicants should have achieved at least sophomore status at an accredited university or college. Individuals interested in an internship with Senator Enzi's office should apply online at

Fish habitat to open near Dubois

An upcoming project will open nearly 10 miles of habitat for native trout. The project is anticipated to begin in 2017 and will focus on opening passage on Alkali and Castle Creek, tributaries of East Fork Wind River, outside of Dubois.

These tributaries host native Yellowstone cutthroat trout and are key drainages for their survival and reproduction.

Currently, road culverts that are undersized and perched on each creek block upstream movement of fish to nearly ten miles of native habitat.

The partners on the project include Game and Fish, U.S. Forest Service and the Fremont County road department.

Lander, Lysite women join beef council

Gov. Matt Mead recently appointed Timmery Hellyer of Lander and Leslie Hendry of Lysite to the Wyoming Beef Council.

The Wyoming Beef Council is a five-member board of beef producers appointed by the governor toincrease demand for beef through promotion, education, and research. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head Beef Checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle.

According to the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order, fifty cents of each dollar collected is sent to the Cattlemen's Beef Board while members of the WBC determine the expenditure of the remaining fifty cents.

Hellyer andHendryreplace Wayne Fahsholtz and Dianne Kirkbride, who both retired from the WBC June 30, 2016. The new board members' terms run from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019 with the possibility of reappointment for an additional three-year term.

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