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fiww- .l .‘.gL~'-, i: k... ,. ,-- .» ~ .a. ;..x ,. . l ' at t t t -.«:i ‘\ .' n news letter journal HMS 10 September 3, 2020 Wyoming . Department of Health Pox-NOW... . Not Forever» In Wyoming, our ability to good neighbors to each other is what’s always set us apart-«and our ability to continue that, even now, is what’li get us through. ‘ To help prevent the spread of COVID~19, the Wyoming Department of Health reminds you: at; Doaiiyou caan maidoorpuhlicspaoes homandawayfmm, me otherstfyeu’refeeiing tituniess you‘re seeking niedicatattention Remember: This isjustfor net .: HS Volleyball Saturday, Sept. 11 AM 12:30 PM vs Wright Panthers All Newcastle High School & Middle School home Football and Volleyball games will be streaming live, FREE! . To watch, 90 to I -‘énd.~eliek$0n the N'FHS link. AwfulVAWM'lzhwfiiJ'ivmzmu Severe conditions -- r, 271'}, 33.5 ,, edit0r@newslji com prompt fire restrictions Fire-prone fuel and weather conditions have prompted the need for Stage 11 fire restrictions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, according to an Aug. 19 Forest Service release. Restrictions went into effect on Thursday, Aug. 20, and include National Forest System lands located in Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties in northwest Colorado; Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, and Weston counties in Wyoming. Tightened restrictions are necessary due to A persistent dry, windy, and hot weather condi— tions, as well as the danger of human-caused wildfires from increased recreation usage across the Forests and Grassland. Fire restrictions will help protect public health and safety, as well as natural resources during this extended period of elevated potential for wildfires. An uncommon occurrence, the MBRTB last‘ implemented Stage II restrictions in 2012. Stage I restrictions have been in place on the Forests and Grassland since July 3, 2020. The USDA Forest Service has coordinated mm. ..n Jam-4-4 "mmnoo "-4 5mm agencies on the timing of the restrictions. The following prohibitions are in effect until further notice: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. This includes char- coal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves and sheepherder’s stoves and includes use in developed camping and picnic grounds. EXCEPT: Devices using pressurized liquid or gas (stoves, grills, fire pits, or lanterns) that include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area at least three feet or more from flam- mable material such as grasses or pine needles. - Smoking. EXCEPT: Within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building. - Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame. - Operating or using any internal combus— tion engine (e.g. chainsaw, generator, ATV/ UTV) Without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recom- mended practice J 335(b) and J 3 50(a). for good deals from the various vendors. On Saturday and Sunday the Upton Gun Club, located at 710 Ash St. in Upton, held the Upton Gun Show. From antique and new firearms, accessories, knives, to coins and scopes, the public came to look and buy. The gun show waswell attended with parking often hard to find. Top, A fundraiser for the Weston County Peace Officers Association was also being held at the Upton Gun Show. The fundraiser was a raffle, where people could buy a chance to win a Henry Golden Boy .22 caliber rifle. Mark Hanson buys tickets for the raffle from Sylvana Holloway. Also helping the public are Don and Tonya DaFoe. Below, the public milled around tables set up In two large rooms‘browsing through hundreds of firearms and many types of ammunition Iookln - Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arresting device, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher (8 oz. capacity by weight or larger and kept with the operator) and a round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use. Using an explosive. This includes but is not limited to fuses or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets, and tracers or incen- diary ammunition. Possessing or using a motor vehicle off established roads, motorized trails or established parking areas, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the vehicle. ‘ Violation of these regulations is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, carrying a possible fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Anyone negligently or will- fully starting a wildland fire could also be held responsible for the costs of that fire. Heading into the Labor. Day holiday weekend and with the start of hunting seasons approaching, Forest users are reminded that all restrictions apply to all visitors and that even small fires are disallowed. Forest staff will continue to monitor condi- tions to assess the need for further action, including additional restrictions if weather remains hot and dry and lessening restrictions if a wetter weather pattern develops. Forest Services offices are serving the public remotely and are available by phone. Call your local office for site-specific information. - Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District, Saratoga, Wyo., (307) 326—5258 - Douglas Ranger District, Douglas, Wyo., (307) 358-4690 - Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District, Steamboat Springs, Colo., (970) 870-2299 - Forest Supervisor’s Office & Laramie Ranger District, Laramie, Wyo., (307) 745—2300 Parks Ranger District, Walden, Colo., (970) 723-2700 ' Yampa Ranger District, Yampa, Colo., (970) 638-4516 Additional information may be found on our website or you can follow the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB. Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ