The Mullen Fire is another fire to add to the list of those burning across the western United States. “We’ve had really dry conditions, hot conditions, mountain pine beetle, bug kill in the area. A lot of downfall. It makes it so it’s a type of fire where it’s really hard to do any sort of direct attack," said State Forester Bill Crapser, with the State Forestry Division.
The Laramie County Clerk’s office has mailed out a record 13,000 absentee ballots—10,000 more than what is usually sent for a General Election. Twenty percent of those absentee voters have already returned their ballots. County Clerk Debra Lee said 2593 voters have returned their ballots, including the more than 1800 that were delivered on September 25.
Resident and nonresident hunters with specific license types in the area of the Mullen Creek Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest may be eligible for either a license reservation or refund due to limited access in the Snowy Range.
High school tennis state championship for the girls, Cheyenne Central took home the state title for the fourth year in a row, making it six of the last seven. Kelly Walsh’s boys tennis team won their first state championship, since 1994.
According to the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Cheyenne’s drinking water is being monitored and continues to remain safe. The Board continues to monitor incoming raw water and treated water for any changes in water quality. The Board’s Water Treatment Plant has advance methods to treat water quality issues associated with ash and sediment from wildfires.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect samples from deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing in target hunt areas. For the 2020 hunting season, the Laramie Region will focus CWD sampling efforts on adult deer harvested from Goshen Rim (Hunt Area 15) and Sheep Mountain (Hunt Areas 61, 74, 75, 76 and 77.
At approximately 8:00 AM today, Casper Fire-EMS was called to a structure fire in the 200 block of North Lowell Street. Dispatch information indicated several callers seeing smoke from a single family residence. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke from the attic area of the structure. Crews immediately began a fire attack and simultaneous search of the structure.
Casper, Wyoming (September 25, 2020) Fort Caspar Museum switches to its winter schedule in October, including the seasonal closure of the fort buildings. From October through April, the fort buildings are locked, but the Museum remains open to visitors from10:00 am to 5:00 pm,Tuesdays through Saturdays. Also at this time, admission prices are cut in half: $2 for adults; $1.50 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62and over); children (12 years and younger) and FCMA members are always free.
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department will be providing flu immunizations October 1st from 7am to 6pm at Cheyenne Frontier Park, Gate V10 off of Carey Ave. This will be done in the form of a Drive-Thru clinic.
BOPU officials say the fire poses a potential threat to the reservoir and in turn Cheyenne’s drinking water as ash, sediment and debris from the fire could be added to the water at the source, making it harder to treat or even clogging pipes.
307 First held their free BBQ in Cheyenne Tuesday afternoon. The event welcomed Wyoming-based businesses and invited community members to a social setting with free BBQ made by the award-winning Swine & Stein Team. Businesses set up booths in the parking lot as community members enjoyed BBQ and engaging with Cheyenne’s local businesses.
The Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) President Mayor Scott Dellinger of Mountain View announced today the commencement of a statewide effort by WAM to educate Wyoming citizens about Constitutional Amendment A, a critical ballot measure that will help ensure safe and reliable infrastructure in communities across the state.