Sandbags for flood protection. Photo by weerayut ranmai/Shutterstock.

County funds won’t be spent on private property flood protection without disaster declaration

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County Government priorities for Critical Public Infrastructure protection during the 2014 spring runoff will include County bridges and roads, gas and phone lines, and in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, State highways within the county, the Fremont County Commission said in a news release.

Volunteer Diana Christensen of Riverton entered the "decontamination" area in Thursday's simulated radiological exposure exercise. (eo)

Full Scale Emergency Radiation Response Exercise held this morning in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – A simulated radiation particle release was the subject of a full-scale emergency response exercise at Lander Valley High School Thursday morning involving a myriad of local, state and Wind River Reservation agencies. The drill was organized to follow all procedures if an actual radiation event had occurred.

Big Boy 4014. Photo by Paige Brewer.

Photo of the Day: Big Boy 4014

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thanks to Lander resident Paige Brewer for sharing this action photo of the historic Big Boy 4014 riding the rails in southeast Wyoming earlier today. Brewer reports that cars were lining up along the highway and parking at gas stations to watch the oldest locomotive in service come by. “Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds,” Union Pacific’s website states.