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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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: 

and takes 10-15 minutes to complete




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

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)



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.


Posted by IT Department August 01, 2016

Public Asked to Report Suspicious Activity Surrounding Recent Fire Starts 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (July 29, 2016)


Disturbing trends in recent wildfire starts have led local U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement officials to request public vigilance regarding suspicious activity on public lands in southeast Wyoming and northern Colorado.

From July 15-26, five suspicious fires were started on the Medicine Bow-Routt and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests. The majority of these fires occurred fairly close to the Laramie, Wyo., area. The fires took place near Fox Park, Centennial, Commissary Park, Happy Jack Ski Hill, and Stub Creek, south of Woods Landing. All were suppressed during initial response by fire crews.

Posted by IT Department July 29, 2016

Beaver Creek Fire July 29, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (July 29, 2016)


A persistent high-pressure ridge remains in place over the Great Basin and continues to push warm, dry air across the fire area and extend the weeklong drying trend. Temperatures ranged from 70° to 79° yesterday, while relative humidity dropped into the low teens. Consistent wind speeds of 20 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour recorded.

Today’s weather will be much the same as yesterday but with slightly lower wind speeds. There is still the potential for active fire behavior.

Posted by IT Department July 29, 2016

Beaver Creek Fire July 28, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (July 28, 2016)


Warm, dry air blanketed the fire area yesterday, raising temperatures and lowering humidity. An unstable air mass created strong, gusty winds. Today’s weather outlook is much the same. Temperatures are expected to reach the 80s, and humidity will be between 11 and 13%. Winds over the fire area will flow from the west/northwest at sustained speeds from 9 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts 23 to 26 miles per hour.

High temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds will contribute to increased fire activity. Spotting up to ¼ to ½ mile is possible as burning embers are carried by the wind.

Posted by IT Department July 28, 2016 Categories: Forest Service
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