Posts From June, 2015

Parks and Recreation - City of Laramie Mosquito Control 

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Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (June 9, 2015)

 Residential Fogging to Begin

Surveillance indicates that thresholds have been reached to begin fogging operations to control nuisance mosquitoes. Applications will commence on Wednesday evening June 10th weather permitting.  Applications will take place between the hours of 9pm and 4am, Sunday through Thursday. Presently no cases of West Nile virus (WNv) have been confirmed in Albany County and the City of Laramie currently rates the risk of infection at level 1 (Low Risk). This risk assessment is based on low numbers of vector mosquitoes and no reported WNv activity in birds or mosquitoes.

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Posted by IT Department June 09, 2015 Categories: EMA PSA

Public to have Ample Time to Review Alternatives for West Side Snowy Range Travel Project 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (June 9, 2015)

 A collaborative effort between local, state, and federal groups to develop alternative actions for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management project is nearing completion. Those alternatives are expected to be released for public consideration in July.

With that progress, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials have been able to clarify the remaining timeline in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

Alternatives are being derived from the initial USFS proposed action and more than 250 public comments that were received regarding the proposal.

After releasing the alternatives later this summer, the remainder of 2015 and the early part of 2016 will be used to consider options and write a draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The draft EA, using the alternatives, is anticipated to be released in spring of 2016 and additional public comments will be solicited at that time through a 30-day comment period. A decision on the project can be expected later in 2016. This timeline has been adjusted from the original version and has extended the process by nearly a full year.

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Posted by IT Department June 09, 2015 Categories: Forest Service PSA

Sheriff’s Office High Angle Rescue 

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (June 9, 2015)

  
-    On Monday afternoon (060815) the Albany County Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance in the Vedauwoo campground area. It was reported that an 11 year old boy had become stranded in a precarious location while climbing on a rock formation.  
-    Upon arrival of Deputies, they determined that High Angle climbers from the office were required to assist the boy down from his position.
-    Experienced climbers from the Wyoming State Patrol, and Albany County Search and Rescue also responded to assist if needed.  
-    Climbers were eventually able to bring the boy down to safety with no injuries

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Posted by IT Department June 09, 2015