Ameriwest Appoints Veteran Wyoming Oil Executive as Director

Ameriwest Energy Corp. reported the appointment of Jon Clement Nicolaysen as a Director of the Company.

Mr. Nicolaysen brings over 40 years of experience in business, mineral development and agriculture to Ameriwest. He has served as president of JK Minerals Inc., a private oil company, for 19 years. Under his leadership, JK Minerals consolidated ownership and increased production in the historic Cole Creek Oil field northeast of Casper, Wyoming. In 2001, he became the unit operator of the Cole Creek Oil field. He also is a founding member of Wyoming Mineral Exploration, LLC (2004), and Muddy Mineral Exploration, LLC (2007). Mr. Nicolaysen practiced his particular expertise in land title and acquisition to consolidate other productive fields in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming including the South Glenrock Block "C" unit and the Big Muddy Oil field.

Mr. Nicolaysen received an M.S. in Business Administration degree from the University of Wyoming in 1970, a B.S. in Business Administration degree from the Colorado College in 1968, and was an inaugural member of the Wyoming Agriculture Leadership Program, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored fellowship from 1984-1986.

Details regarding the appointment will be submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as part of the Company's Form 8-K filing dated February 6th, 2008.

In related news, Ameriwest management wishes to advise that, effective immediately, the Company has located its offices at 123 West 1st Ave, Suite 205 Casper, WY 82601.