Albany County News

Wet Conditions and Violations Prompt Temporary Forest Road Closures

A combination of wet conditions and illegal off-road travel are damaging roadbeds, as well as soil and vegetation resources, prompting the temporary closure of roads on the Medicine Bow National Forest’s Pole Mountain Unit between Laramie and Cheyenne. After Forest personnel monitored ground conditions over the past couple of weeks, Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero decided to temporarily close most Forest Service roads within Pole Mountain. ... Continue Reading
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Public Asked for Comment on Proposed Invasive Plant Species Management

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) is proposing to treat non-native and invasive plants using a variety of methods in the future. Possible alternatives for those actions have been crafted into an Invasive Plant Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is now available for public review and comment.... Continue Reading
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Free Avalanche Awareness Clinics Available to Public

By: U.S. Department of Agriculture Backcountry users and winter enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in either of two, free avalanche awareness clinics that will be offered this upcoming weekend. Users of all levels and varieties, be it skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding or snowshoeing, will benefit from the clinics taught by professionals from the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center in Jackson, Wyo.... Continue Reading
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Get Your Taxes Filed FREE

By: Simon Cunningham Trained tax preparers will be available at the Albany County Public Library Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons to help prepare and file taxes. Household income must be $55,000 or less. First come, first served Returns are private and confidential, most can be e-filed for a quick refund, usually within 5-10 days.... Continue Reading