Albany County News

Drive Sober This Holiday Season

Motorists can help keep Wyoming’s roads safe this holiday season by driving sober or having a designated sober driver. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and Wyoming Department of Transportation are urging motorists to make sure they get to their destinations safe by never driving drunk.... Continue Reading
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WYDOT to receive $20 million federal grant for I-80 winter safety improvements

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will construct passing lanes, add truck parking and make other improvements on Interstate 80 in southeast and south-central Wyoming to make winter travel safer. WYDOT will receive a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for an I-80 Winter Freight Improvement Project, which will add improvements along a 45-mile section of road between Laramie and Rawlins.... Continue Reading
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Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include Funding for UW Priorities

Gov. Matt Mead has recommended funding to match private donations for scholarships, academics and athletics at the University of Wyoming, as well as to implement UW’s strategic plan. The governor’s supplemental budget recommendations for the 2019-20 fiscal year also include $2.5 million for UW employee pay raises, primarily to address market pay gaps in classified staff positions.... Continue Reading
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Forest Service reminds visitors about appropriate E-Bike use

(LARAMIE, Wyo.) December 4, 2018 – An increase in electronic bike, or e-bike use, has prompted the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) to remind visitors about appropriate e-bike use. Forest visitors are being encouraged to “Know Before You Go” – determine where, when, and how e-bikes may be used and when their use is appropriate.... Continue Reading