Albany County News

Shooting Restrictions in Place on Pole Mountain

The Laramie Ranger District reminds the public that the annual shooting restrictions on Pole Mountain went into effect Saturday, March 31. Put in place by a Forest Service order, the restriction prohibits the discharge of firearms within the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest from March 31 through Sept.... Continue Reading
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Pole Mountain Roads Temporarily Closed Due To Wet Conditions

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  February 17, 2016 – Due to melting snow and recent wet conditions, all roads have been temporarily closed on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. Until conditions improve, the closures will prohibit wheeled motor vehicles, while still allowing non-motorized access for activities such as hiking, bicycling, hunting, skiing and rock climbing.... Continue Reading
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Happy Jack Recreation Site Reopens, Informed Usage Urged

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) staff successfully completed snow removal earlier this week at the Happy Jack Recreation Site parking lot, as well as on Forest Road 719, which accesses the day-use fee site. The site has been reopened by the Laramie Ranger District (LRD), who temporarily closed the site last week after extreme snow accumulation and winter weather delayed plowing operations.... Continue Reading
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Snowmobiling in the Medicine Bow NF – Key Messages from USFS

By Officer Nadeau, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Snowmobiling season is in full swing on the Medicine Bow National Forest. Your public lands offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, with deep powder and miles of groomed trails. The Medicine Bow National Forest would like to remind you of the importance of proper preparation for your next snowmobiling excursion.... Continue Reading