We will be having a meeting of the membership  August 5th, in Casper.

This will be a social occasion where you will have a chance to meet the other members.  We will have a cocktail hour and dinner with guest speakers, followed by more time to visit with each other and to share ideas etc.  It will all start at 5:00 pm, at the Parkway Plaza.  More information will be sent to you soon.  I hope you will all plan on attending.


Gail Knight our insurance sales person has move from the Bon Agency to start her own agency.  The new name is Service First Insurance.  Her new phone number is 307-234-5110 .  Her FAX will be 307-234-9052.  New address is 229 E 2nd St., Casper  82601.  She is still our sales and service representative.  We are glad to be associated with Gail and I'm sure she will continue to give us the attention we are used to getting from her.


We held elections for several openings on our Board of Directors; Elected to the Board were, Taylor Ranker, Dean Cline, Greg Pope, and Charlie Moore was retained.  Van Ewing was then ratified as the new President of our Association. 
Other Board Members are: Gary Kloefkorn, Ralph Gifford (VP), Paul Sandbak (Sec/Treas), Eric Bouley, Jason Smallwood, and Terrance Davidson. 
We all appreciate the time and effort given on behalf of the Association by past President Gary Kloefkorn and past Board members Dave Woodward, Tom Reeder, and Zam Mathesen.



1. CONTRACTOR LICENSING .  05 LSO 0171.W5 .  This bill is introduced as "AN ACT relating to public safety; creating a contractor licensing and building construction authority and division of contractor licensing and building construction within the department of fire prevention and electrical safety; creating the position of chief building inspector; providing duties and powers of the authority and the inspector; granting rulemaking authority; providing for suspension, revocation and reinstatement of licenses; setting limitations; specifying when licensure is required; specifying unlawful acts; providing penalties; providing definitions; making conforming amendments; repealing inconsistent provisions; providing appropriation; and for an effective date."

Jan 12,2005- The above bill is still in the works.  It is a bad bill as it give all licensing power to the Fire Marshall.  It is presently asking for $180,000 to provide staff to function in licensing.  It is sponsored through the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee.  Senator Curt Meier and Rep Tony Ross are the co-chairs.  You can find out more information by calling me (Kirk Faught) or going on-line to  http://legisweb.state.wy.us/  .  As the legi is just going into session I would urge you to contact your local Senator and Representative to discourage passage of this bill.  We can and must do better than this!!!  PLEASE DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS BILL , READ IT AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT.

Jan 19, 2005- The above bill has not made it out of committee for the current session.  It is not going to be worked this time but has not gone away.