The American Red Cross shelter for residents without power is now closed.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 26, 2016)
To assist residents affected by the current electric power outage in Laramie, The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the First Christian Church located at 2130 Garfield Street in Laramie. Please note, we are not able to accommodate pets at the shelter at this time.
Rocky Mountain Power can be contacted online at https://www.rockymountainpower.net/ed/po/woi.html or by calling 1-888-221-7070 for customer service and updates concerning the outage.
Customers can request automatic updates on the outage, including when power is expected to be restored.
For more information please contact Emergency Management Coordinator Aimee Binning at 307-721-1815.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 25, 2016)
Temporary Road Closures Still in Effect, Citations Issued Recently for Violations (LARAMIE, Wyo.) April 19, 2016 – The U.S. Forest Service would like to remind all visitors that there are still a number of temporary road closures in place across the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. These restrictions are in place for a variety of reasons, including timber operations, wildlife habitat protection, road preservation, and public safety.One road closure to be noted in particular is Forest Road 516 located in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest. This road serves as access to the Pelton Creek area on the east side of Six Mile Gap, and just north of the Colorado/Wyoming border.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 11, 2016)
Laramie, Wyoming - Albany County announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county’s finances. The OpenGov platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the county’s finances. The intuitive design makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The platform may be accessed at https://albanycountywy.opengov.com.
The OpenGov platform displays 11 years of government spending and revenue detail in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of financial data, including by fund, department, expense, or revenue type. The current year report provides insight into spending and revenues year-to-date. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as “What did the County spend on salaries over the past 11 years?” or “How much did the County collect on property taxes?” and then share that information directly from the platform via email or on social media.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 8, 2016)
On Monday, April 11, 2016 Albany County Treasurer, Linda Simpson and Albany County Clerk, Jackie Gonzales will announce a new financial transparency platform giving the public unprecedented access to county budget data.
WHAT: County demonstration announcing new Albany County Financial Transparency Platform
and platform demo
WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2016
WHERE: Albany County Commissioners Room
Albany County Courthouse, Room 105
WHO: Tim Sullivan, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners
Tim Chesnut, Commissioner
Heber Richardson, Commissioner
For further information or to RSVP, please contact Albany County Clerk, Jackie Gonzales at (307) 721-2543 or at JGonzales@co.albany.wy.us.
About OpenGov Inc.
OpenGov transforms the way the world analyzes and allocates public money. With more than 700 government customers across 44 states in a rapidly expanding network, OpenGov is the market leader in cloud-based financial intelligence, budgeting, and transparency for government. The OpenGov platform transforms government financial data into intuitive, interactive visualizations for both internal government users and citizens. OpenGov technology empowers administrators to make better policy decisions by measuring budget to actual expenditures, comparing data across departments and other governments and streamlining the budgeting process. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, OpenGov works with leading governments of all sizes including Minneapolis, New Haven, and Beaufort, SC. Learn more at www.opengov.com.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 4, 2016)
USFS Accepting Natural Resource Project Proposals for Title II Funds
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) –Proposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due May 6, 2016.
Counties obtain finances through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was reauthorized by Congress in April, 2015 for two years. This round of available funds will be the second of the two years, the first group of projects being recommended for funding at a Nov. 20, 2015 RAC meeting.
Projects will be considered for funding that enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality. This includes lands on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests and other near-by lands in Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming, as well as Jackson, Rio Blanco and Routt counties in Colorado.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 1, 2016)
Annual Shooting Restrictions Began March 31 on Pole Mountain
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) –The Laramie Ranger District would like to remind the public that annual shooting restrictions on Pole Mountain took effect on Thursday, March 31. These restrictions, which are authorized by Forest Service special order, prohibit the discharge of firearms within the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest from March 31 through Sept. 10.
Hunters who possess a valid Wyoming hunting license and are in pursuit of the species for which their license is valid are exempted. This includes spring turkey hunters.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 29, 2016)
USDA Forest Service to Partner with Wyoming State Forestry for
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) – A Forest Biomass Conference will take place starting today in Laramie, Wyo., March 29-31 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center. The event is designed to focus on the business, economic, and political challenges to expanding the forest biomass industry in Wyoming.
Wyoming State Forestry, USDA Forest Service (USFS), Society of American Foresters, and the Office of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead are sponsoring the event. The emphasis of the working conference will be to gather meaningful information and develop an action plan, which will help facilitate the expansion of a sustainable forest biomass industry in Wyoming that can provide benefits at the landscape scale.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 18, 2016)
Recreation Site Analysis Launched by MBRTB
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) – U.S. Forest Service staff with the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) are undertaking a unit-wide analysis of their developed recreation sites. The internal analysis and subsequent recommendations will result in management direction, changes, and priorities in coming years.
The Forest Service hopes to address the following topics with the analysis:
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 15, 2016)
District Ranger Extends Comment Period for Proposed Eastern Snowy Range Seasonal Big Game Road Closures
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) – Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero announced today that he is extending the public comment period for a proposal to improve crucial big game habitat along the southeast boundary of the Snowy Range.
The comment period will be extended two weeks until Tues., March 29. The original deadline for comment was today, March 15.
“I have heard from multiple people who are interested in this project that they were unaware of the comment period and caught off-guard by the deadline,” said Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero. “I want to receive input from as many affected parties as possible, and so I have decided to extend the comment deadline by two weeks.
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