Thunder Basin National Grassland Public Workshop Set for April 12 in Newcastle, Second Cooperative Working Group Meeting is April 13 

Public Service Announcement(DOUGLAS, Wyo.)  April 5, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will host two collaborative meetings next week in Newcastle, Wyo. The first will be a public learning workshop on Wed., April 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the Weston County Senior Center. Second will be a cooperative working group meeting on Thurs., April 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., also at the Weston County Senior Center.

Both events will primarily focus on prairie dog colony management on the Thunder Basin National Grassland (TBNG), and both will be facilitated by the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Both are open to the public, however, only government representatives may participate in the working group on Thursday, as is detailed below.

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Posted by IT Department April 05, 2017 Categories: Forest Service

Public Notice 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (April 04, 2017)

 The Albany County Community Juvenile Services Board (CJSB) is accepting applications for member of the Advisory Committee to serve a two-year term beginning May 27, 2017 and ending May 27, 2019. If you interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, we would appreciate if you completed the information sheet. Once completed please email the form to Maria Consuelos at mconsuelos@co.albany.wy.us by April 10, 2017.

 

 

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Posted by IT Department April 05, 2017

Annual Pole Mountain Shooting Restrictions Begin March 31 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 30, 2017)

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  March 30, 2017 – The Laramie Ranger District would like to remind the public that annual shooting restrictions on Pole Mountain will take effect on Friday, 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. 

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Posted by IT Department March 30, 2017

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Community Partnership Grant 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC NOTICE - (March 28, 2017)

 

The Albany County Commissioners are accepting sub-recipient applications for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Community Partnership (TANF/CPI) grant application.

To obtain a copy of the grant application please contact the Albany County Grants Office, grants@co.albany.wy.us or click here for a PDF version.

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Posted by IT Department March 28, 2017 Categories: Grants PSA

County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System, IPAWS System and CodeRed 

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (March 27, 2017)

 

The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system, Code Red and IPAWS System promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday April 7,2017 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The outdoor warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.  The IPAWS test will only go out to the media that have elected to receive EAS Messages.  

The Albany County Outdoor Warning system auditory warns citizens that are outside of an emergency. When residents hear the sirens they should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio or television station to receive additional emergency information.  Residents should not call 911 or local emergency officials for information as this tie’s up telephone lines needed for emergency operations.  The sirens are an all-hazards emergency warning system and are intended to warn residents of any life threatening situation in the area.

 

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Posted by IT Department March 27, 2017 Categories: EMA PSA

2017 Laramie Community Clean-Up Day 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 24, 2017)

The Laramie Beautification Committee, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, Laramie Boomerang, the City of Laramie, and Laramie Main Street proudly sponsor the 2017 Laramie Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 22.

Click here to view the 2017 Laramie Community Clean-Up Day Flyer

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Posted by IT Department March 24, 2017

Pile Burning Along Wyoming Highway 230 to Occur This Week 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 20, 2017)

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) – Laramie Ranger District fire crews will take advantage of favorable weather conditions this week to burn multiple large slash piles along Wyoming Highway 230 on the south end of the Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest.

Burning operations could commence as soon as today, Mon., March 20.

The piles are a result of roadside hazard tree removal operations by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation in southeast Wyoming.

 

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Posted by IT Department March 20, 2017

U.S. Forest Service Announces One-Year Suspension of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Shooting Restrictions on Thunder Basin National Grassland  

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (March 3, 2017)

 

(DOUGLAS, Wyo.)  March 3, 2017 – Forest Supervisor Dennis Jaeger has rescinded the ban on shooting Black-tailed prairie dogs on the Thunder Basin National Grassland for one year, until March 3, 2018.

Due to current, high populations of Black-tailed prairie dogs on the Thunder Basin and new information that the Thunder Basin National Grassland is not currently being considered for Black-footed ferret reintroduction, the shooting ban is being lifted.

 

 

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Posted by IT Department March 03, 2017

Major Pole Mountain Trail Maintenance Project Coming this Summer 

Wyoming Recreational Trails Program Grant Provides Momentum for Trail Maintenance, Partnerships

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (FEBRUARY 15, 2017)

Wyoming Pathways, the statewide voice of people who bike and walk, and the Laramie Ranger District, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Wyoming Recreational Trails Program grant to fund a significant trail maintenance project on the Pole Mountain Unit, in the Medicine Bow National Forest. With the awarding of the grant, Pole Mountain trail users can look forward to maintenance of the National Forest System Trails on Pole Mountain taking place this summer. 

“The Pole Mountain Trail Maintenance Project is a win for trail users and the Forest Service,” said Tim Young, Wyoming Pathways Executive Director. “The project will be a big step toward a sustainable high-quality trail system on Pole Mountain along with building great partnerships with the local communities,” he said.

 

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Posted by IT Department February 15, 2017

Pole Mountain Roads Temporarily Closed to Prevent Resource Damage 

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (February 7, 2017)

Recent warm, windy weather has caused melting snow and wet conditions on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. As a result, and for the fourth consecutive year, all U.S. Forest Service system roads have been temporarily closed on Pole Mountain.

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

 

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Posted by IT Department February 07, 2017
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