Hantavirus infection is a potential threat when mice infest garages, campers, cabins and barns and leave their droppings behind, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
At about 11:47 am on April 22, 2013 a fatal crash occurred on Interstate 25. The one vehicle crash happened about 35 miles north of Casper in Natrona County. Jesse G. Ricks (29) of Colorado Springs, CO was northbound on I-25 in the passing lane when he lost control of his vehicle. The roadway was slushy and wet at the time. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway in a broadside slide and went down a steep embankment where it rolled two complete times. Read more: Crash Victim Who Said He Was "OK" Found Dead
The week of April 14-20, 2013 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This is an opportunity to honor the individuals who serve as our Public Safety Dispatchers. They are the voice at the other end of the 9-1-1 call assisting a distraught caller and at the other end of the radio when law enforcement, firefighters, and medical personnel are responding to emergency situations. While these emergency responders understand how important the Dispatcher’s job is, the layperson may not understand how crucial their role is to public safety. Read more: National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sat down Wednesday and responded to Wyoming constituent questions and comments about gun control and his support for the Marketplace Fairness Act. The topics were selected from comments Enzi received on Facebook and Twitter, through phone calls to his D.C. and Wyoming offices, and through email and written letters. Read more: Enzi Responds: Gun Control, Marketplace Fairness
SHERIDAN – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department requests help from anglers who fish at Muddy Guard Reservoir #1 south of Buffalo. Game and Fish asks anglers to report what types of trout they catch and how long they fished. The information will be used to ensure that future trout stocking is efficient, cost effective, and maintains the high-quality fishing that Muddy Guard #1 is known for. Read more: ANGLER HELP AT MUDDY GUARD RESERVOIR #1 REQUESTED
Those who store fuel, oil, crop oil, hydraulic oil, surfactant, adjuvant and other materials on farms or ranches must comply with EPA-mandated Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans by May 10. Read more: New EPA farm fuel-tank regulations start May 10
Custer, SD – As warmer weather approaches, fire officials say now is the time to take steps to make your home Firewise.
The Firewise Communities Program works to recognize and motivate communities to take action to protect their homes and natural surroundings from catastrophic fire by creating or improving survivable space. By applying Firewise practices, homeowners can take action to reduce the risk of losing their homes and property to wildfires without fire department intervention. Read more: Now is the Time to Protect Your Home and Property from Wildfire