NEWS RELEASE - December 8, 2016
Forest users who visit the Tie City Recreation Site on the Medicine Bow National Forest this coming weekend should be aware that a biathlon event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11.
Biathlon combines the sports of Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship into one scored event.
News Release - (November 21, 2016)
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) November 21, 2016 – Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming.
Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed around the stem of the tree before leaving the cutting area.
For the second consecutive year, the Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) initiative is offering one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-graders that have a valid EKiP pass. Vouchers for an EKiP pass can be obtained at www.everykidinapark.gov. In order to obtain the free Christmas tree permit, bring your fourth-grader to one of the District offices listed below and present their EKiP pass or voucher. The free Christmas tree permits are not available at locations other than U.S. Forest Service District offices.
News Release - (November 10, 2016)
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) Nov. 10, 2016 – Despite a warm, dry fall across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, shorter days and imminent winter weather are prompting fire personnel to begin preparation for slash pile burning.
Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two National Forests, even after many years of this type of work. Forest users and the public should be aware of and expect to see smoke, as many piles will be burned near communities, travel routes, and popular recreation areas. The burning of highly visible piles will be advertised closer to the date of ignition and questions should be directed to your local Ranger District Office.
NEWS RELEASE - (November 3, 2016)
County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System and IPAWS System
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 November 4, 2016 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.
NEWS RELEASE - (LARAMIE, Wyo.) Oct. 27, 2016
Multiple incidents of illegal Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on the Medicine Bow National Forest have resulted in citations being issued by U.S Forest Service Law Enforcement.
On Oct. 16, a Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) worked cooperatively with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to locate a group of hunters who drove OHVs to the top of Pennock Mountain to retrieve an elk. There are no legal roads in this area. All OHV operators were issued citations.
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