Posts From January, 2016

News Release 

Informational Release

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (January 29, 2016)

 County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System and the Code Red System

The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system and Code Red System promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday February 5, 2016 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The outdoor warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.

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Posted by IT Department January 29, 2016 Categories: EMA

News Release 

The Albany County Sheriff’s office has released the identification of the family members that were lost in the Snowy Mountain Range from Saturday January 16th to the early morning hours of Tuesday January 19th.

               

-          Mr. Jerry Eugene Withers II - age 46, Cheyenne, WY. (father)

-          Mrs. Susanne W. Withers -     age 46, Cheyenne, WY. (mother) deceased

-          Jerry Eugene Withers III-         age 18. Cheyenne, WY. (son)

 

Respectfully,

 

Robert J. DeBree

Albany County Sheriff’s Office

Laramie, WY.

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Posted by IT Department January 21, 2016

News Release 

Search and Rescue

On Saturday, the 16th, of January, a family of three, a husband and wife, age 46, and their son, age 18, were snowmobiling in the Snowy Mountain Range, west of the Green Rock parking area off HWY 130. During the afternoon one of the three snowmobiles became inoperable. Due to high winds and ground blizzards the family prepared for the night by building a snow cave and starting a fire.

On Sunday morning, the 17th, the father heard another snowmobile in the area and with one of the remaining snowmobiles left camp in hopes of gaining assistance. After a period of time the snowmobile the father was operating became submerged in a body of water. The father then took the last remaining snowmobile in an attempt to find help when his handlebars broke, rendering his snowmobile useless.

 

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Posted by IT Department January 19, 2016

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (January 6, 2015)

 

 Segments of 700 Road near Vedauwoo Temporarily Closed

 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) January 5, 2016 –Implementation of the Pole Mountain Landscape Fuels Treatment Partnership is beginning, and as a result the Laramie Ranger District has announced that a portion of Forest Road 700 (Vedauwoo Glen Road) and the entire 700E Road have been temporarily closed to all motorized travel.

Forest visitors to the southern portion of the Pole Mountain unit, Medicine Bow National Forest, will notice a closure barricade at the junction of the 720 Road and the 700 Road. The 720 Road accesses the Vedauwoo Recreation sites. These sites are already seasonally closed.

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Posted by IT Department January 06, 2016

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (January 04, 2016)

 

 Pole Mountain Winter Recreationists Need Understand Area Usage, Risks

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) January 4, 2016 – Public demand for winter recreation opportunities continues to grow, as does the potential for conflicting activities and risky endeavors. With that in mind, the Laramie Ranger District would like to remind users of winter recreation guidelines on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest.

The Pole Mountain unit is one of the most highly used recreation areas on the National Forest, and cross country skiing, fat bike riding, snow shoeing, hiking, tubing, running, and sledding are just some of the many activities enjoyed by the public in the area.

Happy Jack and Tie City day use sites are particularly well-used and provide access to miles of trails, as well as unmaintained downhill slopes.

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Posted by IT Department January 04, 2016