Emergency Management

Several leaders in the Bighorn Basin gathered to hear the state of preparedness in Park County. Jack Tatum, the Director of the Park County Homeland Security Office, led the quarterly meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee. Representatives from Cody, Powell, and Meeteetse were in attendance to discuss the success of the goals they set…

Don’t be alarmed by the alarms that will be going off next Friday. The City of Cody’s emergency sirens will be tested on Friday, November 15th at noon. There will be two test periods, for both the primary and secondary activation systems. This the final test of the system in 2019. Jack Tatum, Director of…

The Worland City Council met at the Worland Airport meeting room as part of their community meeting to highlight the airport and golf course facilities. At the meeting–multiple members of the public made requests of the council. First–Kathy Mercado–with King’s Carpet One–asked for permission to block off 8th Street from Big Horn to Robertson–while leaving…

The new Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director is a familiar face for the county and emergency res ponders. The Northern Wyoming News reports the Washakie County commissioners, after receiving nine applications and interviewing four candidates, made an offer to Kami Neighbors, who accepted late last week, Commission Chairman Fred Frandson said. Neighbors will begin…

An audio version of this news is available here. Prior to the opening of Tuesday’s County Commissioners meeting, newly elected county officials took part in a swearing-in ceremony inside the District Court House. Judge Bobbi Overfield preceded over the swearing-in ceremony. County Commissioners Fred Frandson and Terry Wolf, County Attorney John Worrall, County Treasurer Doris…

An audio version of this news available here. A lawsuit challenges a new policy allowing teachers and other trained employees in a western Wyoming school district to carry guns on campus. The lawsuit against Uinta County School District No. 1 contests the policy on procedural grounds. Monica Vozakis and Timothy Beppler claim the district failed…


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