Partial Fire Restrictions Announced in Albany County, August 2016 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 8, 2016)

  Due to increasingly severe fire danger, Albany County will establish partial fire restrictions throughout the county beginning August 10, 2016.  The restrictions will remain in place until precipitation and lower temperatures reduce the potential for dangerous fires.

This last weekend’s precipitation has temporarily reduced the fire danger throughout much of the county, but dry conditions in other parts of the county and the forecast hot weather for the next few days will require that extra care be taken to prevent wildfire.

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Posted by IT Department August 08, 2016 Categories: Fire PSA

Beaver Creek Fire Community Meeting Wednesday, August 10th, at 6 p.m. 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 8, 2016)

 

The Beaver Creek Incident Management Team and local cooperators will be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, August 10th, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Jerelin Wattenberg Event Center, located at 686 CR 42, Walden, Colorado. Community members will meet Incident Management Team leaders and local cooperators and learn more about incident objectives, firefighting strategies, and the long-term outlook for the fire. There will be opportunities following the presentation for questions and answers. For more information, contact the Beaver Creek Fire information center at (307)223-2291.

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Posted by IT Department August 08, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 8, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 8, 2016)

 

Summary: Firefighters experienced another quiet day on the Beaver Creek Fire despite overall drying conditions. More smokes were visible in some areas of the 51 day old blaze. The northeastern front of the fire has proven challenging over the past week, but received .25” of rain on Saturday, slowing one of the most active areas of the fire.

Weather: While scattered trace amounts of rainfall have been received, fire activity is expected to begin picking up slowly as temperatures increase. While the potential for thunderstorms exist today, a drying trend will be reestablishing in the area with no precipitation in the extended forecast.

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Posted by IT Department August 08, 2016

Comment Period to Begin for West Side Snowy Range Travel Management 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 5, 2016)

 

Local U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials are seeking input on the Environmental Assessment and Alternatives for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project.

The comment period will run from Aug. 5-Sept. 6 and will be paired with public open houses in Carbon County, Wyo.

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Posted by IT Department August 05, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 5, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 5, 2016)

 

Bands of cooler air moved across the southern portion of the fire yesterday, helping to dampen fire behavior. This gave firefighters an opportunity to focus on preparing structures that might be threatened in the future, and to survey far ahead to ensure they have accurate information for all buildings that may be affected.

The northern portion of the fire experienced dryer conditions, and fire behavior was more active. The fire continued to burn in the standing beetle kill and dead and down heavy timber in the Holroyd Park area. Crews extended burning operations along a masticator line running parallel to the eastern Medicine Bow Forest boundary in an effort to contain and suppress the fire. Once completed this defensive line will extend from County Road 2 in Colorado to Big Creek in Wyoming.

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Posted by IT Department August 05, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire August 4, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 4, 2016)

 

For the first time in over a week the weather forecast holds the promise of conditions that may decrease fire activity. Storm cells moving in from the south should provide significant cloud cover, reducing the amount of radiant energy directed on the fire. The possibility exists for rainfall in the fire area. Winds, which have been predominately from the northwest, will shift and come from the southeast. Temperatures will be lower, 72 to 78 degrees and relative humidity will be 20 to 27 percent.

Fire crews will take advantage of this lull in fire behavior to focus on strengthening structure protection in those areas that could potentially be threatened by the fire in the future. They’ll prep structures at Shaffer’s Ranch and the Helena Bridge to the south of the fire and structures in the Holroyd Park area on the Wyoming side to the north.

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Posted by IT Department August 04, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

West Nile Virus Detected in Laramie 

Public Service Announcement

Press Release - (August 1, 2016)

 

West Nile virus (WNv) has been detected in an avian sample collected in the local area. This is the first documented positive sample from Albany County for this season. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the Northern Flicker was collected within the City limits of Laramie, and tested at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory to determine that it was positive for WNv. The rating of the Risk of West Nile virus infection continues to be rated at LEVEL 1 (LOW RISK) based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for a phased response to WNv surveillance data. Currently virus activity is categorized as “Limited to sporadic activity in local mosquitoes and birds”. City of Laramie technicians have tested a total of 28 samples of Culex tarsalis mosquitoes throughout the summer season. Culex tarsalis is the known vector of WNv in the region. So far no mosquito samples have been positive for WNv. No equine or human cases have been reported at this time in Albany County.

Although total mosquito numbers are currently low, vector mosquitoes that can effectively transmit WNv make up a greater percentage of the mosquito population in late summer due to the overwintering and reproduction cycles of these species. Current surveillance locally shows low to moderate numbers of vector mosquitoes being collected at trap locations adjacent to the Big Laramie River and in some rural locations. Residential surveillance sites within the city limits report low vector numbers.

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Posted by IT Department August 02, 2016 Categories: EMA

Beaver Creek Fire August 2, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (August 2, 2016)

 

After a relatively quiet overnight the fire was fairly active again today. Fire in the northeast section continued its slow push towards the Wyoming border, and last nights infrared flight revealed one 10-acre spot fire in the Holroyd Park, Wyoming area.  The fire made the greatest advance in the west and northwest portions of the fire with relative humidity dipping into the mid-teens and an abundance of dry and dead beetle-killed vegetation making for good burning conditions there.

Some firefighters continued structure protection in the Parsons Draw area on the east side of the fire by patrolling and mopping up near containment lines while others, utilizing heavy equipment worked to construct fireline south of Parsons Draw to prevent the fire from swinging back to the north.

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Posted by IT Department August 02, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

ALBANY COUNTY IS SEEKING YOUR INPUT! 

2016-2026 Albany County Strategic Plan
 "If you don’t know where you’re going, it doesn’t matter which way you go.” – Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland

Albany County

*is Seeking your input*

2016-2026 Albany County Strategic Plan

“Albany County Elevated”

 

Help Inform

Albany County!


 

Don’t be Shy- Tell us what we are doing well, where we need improvement, and what priorities the county should focus on. 


 The Survey is available online at:

https://goo.gl/aM0n8j 

and takes 10-15 minutes to complete

 

 

THANK YOU!

Strategic planning is a process most often used to set an organization’s key priorities:

  •          to focus energy and resources of the county;
  •          to strengthen operations;
  •          to ensure employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals; and 
  •          to establish agreement around intended outcomes

Thus, a comprehensive strategic plan cannot truly be achieved without the input of employees, county leadership, and the public for which it was created to serve.

 

For more information:    

 

 Albany County Grants Office

501 E. Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82070
307-721-5550
grants@co.albany.wy.us

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Posted by IT Department August 01, 2016 Categories: ACE ALBANY COUNTY ELEVATED commissioners STRATEGIC PLAN

Beaver Creek Fire Update 8-1-2016 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (August 1, 2016)

 

 Summary:

Firefighters began the day yesterday working to contain and

suppress the Beaver Creek Fire. Steady winds from the west

made the fire’s movement predictable and firefighters

positioned themselves to safely engage it.

In the early afternoon, thunderstorms approached Walden. As

they neared the fire, the system collapsed sending out massive

outflow winds. Wind gusts pushed the fire in all directions, and

firefighters faced extreme fire behavior on multiple fronts.

 

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Posted by IT Department August 01, 2016
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