During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing earlier this month, Rep.

Harriet Hageman (R-WY) spoke about the Bureau of Land Management's ability to lease out federally owned lands.

The BLM has lost its way. Its mission is to sustain lands for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Instead, it now seeks to lock us out of these lands.

We must significantly cut their funding to avoid further damage to our ability to access our lands. (Rep Hageman).

You can watch the exchange between the congresswoman and a witness in the video below.

The issue is about "rulemaking" by the bureaucracy that goes around the legislative process.

The BLM is attempting to take control of federal lands to the point that they alone would be allowed to decide how it is used, or if it is used at all.

We could have Mr. Bloomberg come in and decide that he was going to lease the natural assets of Shasone National Forest thereby stopping all sheep and cattle grazing, all bison production, all logging, all water development.

Somebody like Mr. Gate or Mr. Bloomberg would have the ability to do that, which just shocks my socks off.

But what really shocked me was when I asked a gentleman from the BLM about this he didn't know anything about it.


Congresswoman Harriet Hageman announced that she will host three town halls next week, in Johnson, Big Horn, and Park counties.

“I promised to host a town hall in every county, every year, and I am continuing to honor that promise in 2024, just as I did in 2023. After several weeks in Washington, there are many issues to discuss, including the Biden border crisis, more reckless government spending, the status of foreign aid for Israel and Ukraine, and many bills that I have introduced or has passed in the House of Representatives.

The town halls will be held at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, March 26:  Johnson County Town Hall

5:30pm – 6:30pm, Bomber Mountain Civic Center (Small Gym), 63 N. Burritt Ave, Buffalo

Wednesday, March 27:  Big Horn County Town Hall

6:00pm – 7:00pm, Greybull Recreation District, 527 1st Street S., Greybull

Thursday, March 28:  Park County Town Hall

7:00am – 8:00am, The Commons, 135 N. Bent St, Powell

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Historic Wyoming Store Restored

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods