Worland News 6-5-18

Written by on June 5, 2018

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Construction and railroad crossing arm repair will begin today in Worland. Big Horn Avenue will be closed at the railroad crossing to thru traffic beginning today at 7:00 A.M.
The 48- to 72-hour anticipated closure of US 20/WYO 789 will begin about 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the west end of Big Horn Avenue in Worland.
Northbound traffic entering Worland will be detoured on WYO 432 (South Flat Road) and West River Road (WYO 433). Southbound traffic leaving Worland will be detoured on South Flat Road, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation District Maintenance Engineer Lyle Lamb of Basin.
The Culbertson Avenue bridge will remain open during the railroad crossing repairs.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as these important safety repairs take place in Worland,” Lamb said.
For information about WYDOT’s work, contact WYDOT public relations specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $15,000 donation to support access for hunters and anglers through the Access Yes program. This donation comes from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) whose continual contributions to the Access Yes have amounted to $97,500 over last five years .
Access Yes is a program that facilitates the partnership between private landowners, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and hunters and anglers to create free public hunting and fishing access on private land and inaccessible public land. These include Walk-in Fishing and Hunting Areas, Hunter Management Areas and other Game and Fish public access areas.
Quote “Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has a phenomenal track record of raising funds within Wyoming. Their generous donation of $15,000 will provide nearly 46,500 acres of access which truly impacts hunters and anglers in Wyoming. We are grateful that RMEF is comprised of volunteers who care deeply about wildlife and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure today’s resources are available for future generations. My thanks to RMEF and its many members.” End quote said Scott Talbott, director of Game and Fish.
Quote “Each dollar donated to Access Yes equates to approximately 3.1 acres of public access. This donation helps every hunter and angler in Wyoming have increased access opportunities for years to come,” end quote said Matt Withroder, Game and Fish’s Casper regional access coordinator.
The first local government meetings of June will commence today in Worland.
The Washakie County Commissioners will begin their meetings at 10:30 A.M., the meeting space is located in the commissioners chambers at the Washakie County Courthouse. A pair of budget related meetings will be held with Washakie County Youth Alternatives and Luke Sypherd, local Ambulance Director. The full agenda can be found at washakiecounty.net.
The Worland City Council will convene its meeting at 7:00 P.M. Tonight the meeting will be held at the Worland Municipal Airport. A brief council meeting will be followed by a tour of the airport facilities. The city council and Mayor of Worland Jim Gill want to show the value of continuing to have an airport infrastructure, even though currently there is no commercial air service. The public is invited to attend this meeting and tour. The full agenda for tonight’s council meeting can be found online at cityofworland.org.

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