JACKSON, Wyo. – Mangers of the Jackson Lake Dam are increasing flows early this spring. The move is prompted by the wear Snake River dikes took last year and by the considerable snowpack in the mountains around Jackson Hole. Bureau of Reclamation managers are increasing releases from the dam now to draw down the Jackson Lake reservoir. The drawdown is supposed to create room for better flood control during the snowmelt.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health has appointed an acting state health officer.
Health Department Director Tom Forslund has appointed Dr. Tracy Murphy to serve as the state's acting health officer. Murphy has been working as state epidemiologist and deputy state health officer.
The state health officer's responsibilities include investigating disease outbreaks and overseeing immunization policies. The position also oversees the Office of Emergency Services and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A residents' group says more than 50 people in the last week have joined together in hopes of negotiating surface rights of mineral leases in their neighborhoods.
Residents of two subdivisions north of Cheyenne formed the Laramie County Surface Owners Association in November. During an informational meeting last week, association president Jim Ruby says 52 people paid their dues.