Posts From February, 2015

WY Outside Press Release 

Governor Matt Mead to Sign a Proclamation Establishing Wyoming Youth Outdoor Bill of Rights

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (Feb. 25, 2015)

 

(CHEYENNE, Wyo.)  February 25, 2015 – This Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be signing a proclamation in his Cheyenne office that establishes a Youth Outdoor Bill of Rights (YOBR) for Wyoming’s children, youth, and families.

The Wyoming YOBR document was compiled by WY Outside after surveying youth across the state to find out what outdoor experiences were important to them.  The premise behind a YOBR is the belief that every child, youth, and family in the state should be given the opportunity to experience the outdoors in some way.

The public and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend the proclamation signing. The WY Outside coalition is establishing the YOBR in conjunction with their upcoming, year-long Outdoor Challenge.

WY Outside believes a YOBR is necessary because of the detachment between youth and the outdoors, and the physical activity that comes with being outside. Due to the incredible outdoor spaces that Wyoming provides, WY Outside believes that youth in the state have a great opportunity to embrace the outdoors and avoid this detachment.

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Posted by IT Department February 25, 2015 Categories: Forest Service PSA

Work Renews on Pole Mountain Vegetation Project with Prescribed Fire 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) February 19, 2015

Forest Service - USDA logoLaramie Ranger District fire crews hope to take advantage of favorable weather conditions tomorrow Friday, Feb. 20, to conduct a prescribed burn in the northeast corner of the Pole Mountain unit. The burning will take place on Medicine Bow National Forest lands in eastern Albany County.

Crews will use drip torches to carry out burning operations over the course of one day. Operations will not commence unless environmental conditions are favorable to implement a safe and effective burn.

As is often the case, fire managers are faced with a small window of time during which to implement the burn, with favorable unit access and fuel conditions, and in front of a forecasted winter storm.

Approximately 100 acres will be targeted with Saturday’s burn as part of the ongoing Pole Mountain Vegetation Project. The burn unit is off both sides of the 712 Rd (Telephone Rd) near the eastern forest boundary. That area is comprised of a mix of shrubs, sagebrush, grasses, aspen and ponderosa pine.

Smoke may be visible from nearby areas and Wyoming Highway 210 (Happy Jack Highway) during burning operations. Signs will be placed on adjacent roads notifying the public of the burn. U.S. Forest Service fire crews will routinely monitor the burned area following operations.

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February 19, 2015 Categories: Forest Service

COUNTY TEST OF THE EMERGENCY OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN SYSTEM 

NEWS RELEASE

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (February 5, 2016 )

 The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday February 6th, 2015 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes. 

During an actual emergency, when residents hear the sirens they should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio or television station to receive additional emergency information. Residents should not call 911 or local emergency officials for information as this tie’s up telephone lines needed for emergency operations. The sirens are an all-hazards emergency warning system and are intended to warn residents of any life threatening situation in the area.

 

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Posted by IT Department February 05, 2015 Categories: EMA