UPDATE: Wyoming Loses A Legend; Brian Scott Killed in Motorcycle Accident
There are days that remind us of our fragility, and of the importance of friends and colleagues. Today is one of those days.
Our good friend, and friend to all in this community, indeed, in this state; Brian Scott, has been taken from us.
Brian was lost in a motorcycle accident near Lewistown, Montana just before noon on Sunday as he returned from a Shriner's event in Canada.
'Brian was one of those people who loved what he did, loved this city, and loved Wyoming. But first and foremost for him was his family," said Bob Price, General Manager for Townsquare Media in Wyoming. "For over 2 decades, listeners to K2 and KWYY, My Country, have made Brian a part of their day, and their lives. From the Governor to the man on the street, Brian's love for, and work for this community has been a part of his life. Charities, community organizations, and events all over Wyoming have benefited from his hard work on their behalf. The word "institution" is overused in our profession. In Brian's case, it's inadequate."
To Brian's family and friends, among whom we count ourselves; our thoughts and prayers.
A statement from Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement today on the passing of Casper broadcaster Brian Scott Gamroth.
“Diana and I were saddened to hear about the death of Brian Scott. He was such a part of Casper and KTWO radio, but more than that, he was a son of Wyoming.
He had a tremendous radio voice and he used that gift to help others with all his support of important charities. He cared about our state. He cared about us. He told our stories. We will miss him very much.”
A statement from Wyoming Senator John Barrasso:
Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the passing of Casper broadcaster Brian Scott Gamroth:
“Wyoming has lost a true giant. It’s hard to think of a more familiar and friendly voice in Wyoming than Brian Scott’s. For the past 20 years, the Casper community woke up and went to work with the smiling voice of Brian Scott filling the airwaves.
“Brian didn’t stop at just reporting about the community, he lived it and loved it every day. If there was a charitable event in Casper, Brian was either emceeing it or letting everyone in the Cowboy state know how they can help.
“Brian was a friend to everyone. He’s changed many lives for the better and Wyoming will feel his loss for a long time. Bobbi and I send our deepest condolences to his wife Tracy and their entire family.”
The Wyoming Lottery had this statement about Board Member Brian Scott:
The Wyoming Lottery is deeply saddened by the loss of board member and friend Brian Scott Gamroth, who died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday.
Brian was appointed by Governor Matt Mead to the Wyoming Lottery Commission on July 1, 2013 as the founding chairman of the board prior to the beginning of the organization.
As chairman of the board, Brian deftly led WyoLotto through its first three years and was integral to the organization’s planning, hiring, marketing, launch, and revenue flow processes. Never afraid to roll up his sleeves, Brian devoted a substantial amount of his personal time and attention to projects that benefited his community and the state of Wyoming.
“Brian was passionate about the Wyoming Lottery, and it was a great joy to work with him to make it a reality. Personally, he was more than a board member - he was a business partner, a trusted advisor, and perhaps above all, a friend. His influence on WyoLotto is immeasurable, and his contributions to the organization will be appreciated by those who work at the lottery and the entire state of Wyoming for many years to come,” said Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.
Mark Macy, WyoLotto’s current chairman of the board, said, “The lottery board is devastated with the loss of Brian Gamroth, one of its founding members and the first Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brian was ten foot tall and bullet proof. His leadership, quick wit, and friendship will be sorely missed.”
A statement from Congressional candidate Liz Cheney:
"Phil and I were so saddened to hear the terrible news about Brian. His love of his family, community and state were unmatched, as was his talent and dedication to good works. He dedicated countless hours and hard work on behalf of the people of Casper. His impact in the community was immeasurable and his loss will be felt deeply. He leaves an incredible legacy of service. Our state is a better place because of Brian. We will miss his voice every morning on KTWO. We will miss his infectious enthusiasm for Casper and the events and people in our communities. He will always be a model of what it means to do what's right, and what it means to do good. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tracy and the family.”