State’s Fallen Warriors Memorial dedication to be Monday morning

The Wyoming Fallen Warriors Memorial will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.

The memorial honors those Wyoming military members who have given their lives throughout Wyoming’s history while serving our great state and nation.

Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming Veterans Commission Chairman Keith Davidson have invited the public to the ceremony.

“This is an important memorial because it honors, in perpetuity, the military men and women of Wyoming and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice while in the service of our state and nation,” Davidson said. “The partnership and dedication among many state agencies, veterans’ organizations and private donors is what made this memorial possible.”

The event will be on the State Museum grounds, north of the building. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the museum’s lobby.

Carey Avenue and 22nd Street to close today for construction

Beginning today, the intersection of Carey Avenue and 22nd Street will be closed for construction.

Northbound traffic will be detoured to Warren Avenue.

The closure is due to continued construction efforts for the Civic Center Commons project and is expected to last until early December.

American Legion Post 6 to host Veterans Day service

Cheyenne American Legion Post 6, in partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1881, will conduct a Veterans Day observance starting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The event will be at Post 6, 2001 E. Lincolnway. For more information, call 307-635-3696.

Wyoming Highway 130 over the Snowy Range closed for season

Wyoming Highway 130, also known as Snowy Range Road, over the high country of the Snowy Range has closed for the season.

The exact closure is between mile marker 48 above Ryan Park on the west and mile marker 36 near Green Rock on the east.

Last weekend’s winter storm dropped additional new snow in the Snowy Range. That snow, combined with strong winds, led to the closure of the road Saturday. WYDOT crews reanalyzed the situation Monday, and determined that conditions and future weather forecasts warranted closure of the road for the season.

WYO 70, the other seasonally closed road in southeast Wyoming, remains open.

WYO 130 has a target opening date of Memorial Day weekend, and crews from Laramie and Saratoga will work to reopen the road in the spring.

Pile burning to begin on Medicine Bow, Routt national forests

The onset of snowy and colder weather conditions have allowed fire personnel in the Medicine Bow and Routt national forests in Wyoming and Colorado to begin preparation for annual slash pile burning.

Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain in the two national forests, even after many years of this type of work. The piles are typically a result of fuels reduction projects.

Forest users and the public should be aware of and expect to see smoke, as many piles will be burned near communities, travel routes and popular recreation areas. The burning of highly visible piles will be advertised closer to the date of ignition, and questions should be directed to local ranger district offices.

Fire managers will monitor weather forecasts prior to igniting piles. Burns are only initiated if conditions are within established parameters for safe, effective fires. Predicted weather needs to allow for safe burning and the elimination of any threat of fire spreading to surrounding vegetation. Pile burning will take place during fall and winter, as long as weather permits access.

Each prescribed burn planned by forest personnel has gone through an environmental analysis and has a detailed burn plan developed in advance.

Signs are often placed on adjacent roads notifying the public of the prescribed fires, and closures are rarely necessary.

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