Posts From February, 2016

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - ( February 17, 2016)

 
Pole Mountain Roads Temporarily Closed Due to Wet Conditions

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) – Due to melting snow and recent wet conditions, all roads have been temporarily closed on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne.

Until conditions improve, the closures will prohibit wheeled motor vehicles, while still allowing non-motorized access for activities such as hiking, bicycling, hunting, skiing and rock climbing.

The temporary closures will begin at signed gates located along main entrances from Highway 210 and Interstate 80. Implementation of the closures took place today, and will not affect access to private lands, Forest Service permit holders, or users of the Tie City and Happy Jack Recreation Areas.

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Posted by IT Department February 18, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (February 11, 2016)

 

 Happy Jack Recreation Site Reopens, Informed Usage Urged

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) staff successfully completed snow removal earlier this week at the Happy Jack Recreation Site parking lot, as well as on Forest Road 719, which accesses the day-use fee site.

The site has been reopened by the Laramie Ranger District (LRD), who temporarily closed the site last week after extreme snow accumulation and winter weather delayed plowing operations.

Happy Jack Recreation Site is a day-use fee area on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest. It is well-used by winter recreationists and provides access to trails, as well as unmaintained downhill slopes. The site is accessed off of Wyoming Highway 210.

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Posted by IT Department February 12, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

ACSO NEWS RELEASE 

Rescues

News Release

February 4, 2016

Rescues

 

  • Snow storms in Albany County during last Monday night and throughout Tuesday resulted in a total of 3 rescue missions being conducted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, all starting on Tuesday (February 2nd).

  • At 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an adult male who had not checked in with family members during the evening hours on Monday.

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Posted by IT Department February 04, 2016 Categories: ACSO PSA

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (February 3, 2016)

 
Snowmobiling in the Medicine Bow NF - Key Messages from USFS 

Below is key information about snowmobiling in the Medicine Bow National Forest from a local U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer.

By Officer Nadeau, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement

Snowmobiling season is in full swing on the Medicine Bow National Forest. Your public lands offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, with deep powder and miles of groomed trails. The Medicine Bow National Forest would like to remind you of the importance of proper preparation for your next snowmobiling excursion.

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Posted by IT Department February 03, 2016

News Release 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (February 3, 2016)

 

 Snow Accumulation, Forecasted Winds Temporarily Close Happy Jack Recreation Site

 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  February 3, 2016 – Due to recent snow accumulation and forecasted winds, the Laramie Ranger District (LRD) has been unable to plow the road which accesses the Happy Jack Recreation Site parking lot. This has forced a temporary closure of Forest Road 719, and subsequently the recreation site, until conditions improve later this week.

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) staff will attempt to clear the road and provide access to the recreation site as soon as possible.

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Posted by IT Department February 03, 2016 Categories: Forest Service