Posts From March, 2015

County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 30, 2015)

 The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday April 3rd, 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. 

 

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Posted by IT Department March 30, 2015 Categories: EMA PSA

Annual Shooting Restrictions Begin March 31 on Pole Mountain 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)

United State Forest Service

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 27, 2015)

 The Laramie Ranger District would like to remind the public that annual shooting restrictions will take effect on Tuesday, 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.

Discharging a firearm during the restricted period is prohibited to provide for public safety. The Pole Mountain unit is one of the most highly used recreation areas on the National Forest. Visitor safety is of the utmost concern and stray bullets pose an unnecessary hazard. This is an annual renewal of a special order which has been in effect since the late 1990’s.

 

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Posted by IT Department March 27, 2015 Categories: Forest Service PSA

Watch for WYDOT personnel and reduced speeds on Highway 230  

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 27, 2015)

 

Motorists in southeast Wyoming are advised to watch for WYDOT personnel and reduced speeds on Highway 230 roughly ten miles from the Colorado border and then again five miles from the border.

WYDOT geologists on Friday will be drilling roadway core samples in those areas to determine the cause of high moisture content where the road surface is buckling severely.

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Posted by IT Department March 27, 2015 Categories: PSA WYDOT

Recent Dry Conditions Equal Low Elevation Fire Danger on MBRTB 

Forest Service - USDA logo

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) March 25, 2015 – Recent abandoned campfires and past spring wildfires on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) have prompted U.S. Forest Service officials to issue statements regarding fire safety to Forest users.

Until spring fully commits itself to greening up vegetation on the MBRTB, there will be varying levels of fire danger at low elevations due to dry flashy fuels.

Warmer-than-average temperatures and high winds have been prevalent recently, which has led to snow melt and the rapid drying of vegetation at low elevations. Grass and brush benefited from a good moisture year in 2014 and those abundant fuels are now fire prone until green-up takes hold. Dry grass and brush can readily burn and carry fire quickly, thus the flashy fuel designations and the fire danger messages.

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Posted by IT Department March 25, 2015

ALBANY COUNTY UPDATES ZONING RESOLUTION 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 17, 2015)

Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission will be holding a meeting on April 15, 2015 to receive public comment on the amendments to the Albany County Zoning Resolution. Amendments to the Albany County Zoning Resolution include the adoption of new zoning districts and zoning district standards, the addition of a zoning map, and various other changes throughout the Resolution.

 

The Public Hearing will be held on April 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Albany County Fairgrounds Activities Building, 3520 U.S. Highway 287. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to provide time for the public to view the documents, zoning maps and ask questions prior to the hearing.

 

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Posted by IT Department March 17, 2015