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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will be logging thousands of miles this month as he travels across the state meeting with Wyoming residents from corner to corner during the Senate’s August home work period.

Highlights of Enzi’s schedule are provided below:

Laramie, Bucknum, Casper:  Wed., Aug. 6 

Enzi is scheduled to be the opening speaker at the inaugural John P. Ellbogen Institute for Educational Leadership and Advocacy at 10 a.m. at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn (2229 E. Grand Ave.).  He plans to speak about the impact individuals who are involved in education can have on education policy, as well as the top education issues the United States will be faced with in the coming decade.  Sponsored by the Wyoming Community Foundation, the Ellbogen Institute is a series of four workshops designed to develop Wyoming educational leaders.

After the workshop, Enzi plans to attend the presentation of a $10 million loan from Casper’s First Interstate Bank to Rock Springs Mineral Processing for the building of a new bentonite plant in Bucknum on Hwy 20-26 northwest of Casper.  The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. at the plant’s planned site at 12050 Bucknum Road in Bucknum.

At 6 p.m., the Wyoming Paraeducators Consortium (WyPEC) will host its annual awards banquet at the Ramada Plaza Riverside (300 W. F St.) in Casper.  Diana Enzi is scheduled to present the consortium’s awards at the banquet, and Enzi will be joining his wife at the event.

Casper:  Thurs., Aug. 7

From 12 to 1:30 p.m., Enzi is scheduled to be the luncheon speaker at the Casper 5 Trails Rotary Club’s weekly lunch at the Casper Petroleum Club (1310 Wilkins Cir.).  Enzi plans to speak about the nation’s energy crisis and practical solutions that Congress can implement to boost production of American-made energy.

Buffalo:  Sat., Aug. 9

From 10 to 11:30 a.m., Enzi plans to join Johnson County residents in the Annual Johnson County Fair and Rodeo Parade down Main Street in Buffalo.

Jackson:  Tues., Aug. 12 through Wed., Aug. 13

Enzi is scheduled to take to the links to raise money for the Congressional Award program, which encourages youth to serve their communities and grow as individuals. The annual Congressional Awards Golf Tournament will be at Teton Pines Country Club in Jackson.

Douglas:  Wed., Aug. 13

Enzi is set to present the Wyoming Agricultural Hall of Fame Award to Del Tinsley, state director of USDA Rural Development, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds (400 W. Center St.) in Douglas.

Gillette:  Fri., Aug. 15

Enzi is scheduled to attend the big end-of-convention fireworks display at Pyrotechnics Guild International’s Annual Pyrotechnics Convention at Cam-Plex (1635 Reata Dr.).  The show will begin at dusk.

Douglas:  Sat., Aug. 16

Enzi plans to celebrate the Wyoming State Fair by participating in the annual parade beginning at the intersection of Fifth and Hamilton in Douglas at 10 a.m.

After the parade, Enzi plans to present at the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office’s 2008 Centennial Ranch Awards at the State Fairgrounds cafeteria (400 W. Center St.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Casper, Gillette:  Wed., Aug. 20

Enzi plans to speak at the Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s Annual Meeting at the Parkway Plaza Hotel (123 W. E St.) in Casper from 10 to 11:45 a.m., followed by a luncheon.

That evening, Enzi is scheduled to attend the Gillette Police Department’s Citizens Academy Alumni Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Boss Lodge (910 N. Gurley Ave.). 

Cody:  Mon., Aug. 25

Enzi is set to kick off the week with an appearance on Big Horn Radio Network’s “Speak Your Peace” from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Local residents and Park County Chamber of Commerce members are invited to meet with Enzi over lunch at the Cody Club Room (1240 Beck Ave.) from noon to 1 p.m.  To attend, please RSVP by Thurs., Aug. 21 to Karen McCreery in Enzi’s Cody office at 527-9444 or

Cody:  Tues., Aug. 26

Enzi is scheduled to meet with local veterans for coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. at Cody VFW (808 12th St.). 

Greybull, Basin:  Wed., Aug. 27

Enzi plans to meet with Greybull community members for coffee from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dutchies Restaurant (333 N. 2nd St.).

From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., he is scheduled to meet with Basin veterans for coffee and donuts at the Basin Chamber of Commerce meeting room (407 W. C St.).

Powell:  Thurs., Aug. 28

Enzi plans to attend a reception with Powell community members from 4:30 to 5:30 at Plaza Diane (211 N. Bent St.)

All plans subject to change due to the Senate schedule.