Albany County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Snowy Range Music Festival’s Ambitions Hinge on Attendance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/snowy-range-music-festival-s-ambitions-hinge-attendance <p>This weekend marks the fifth annual Snowy Range Music Festival at the Albany County Fairgrounds. As Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports, the festival’s organizer has a grand vision, but it’s up to the region’s music lovers to see it fulfilled.</p><p>(MUSIC: Tab Benoit)</p><p>MICAH SCHWEIZER: Carl Gustafson’s dream hasn’t been without challenges. He started organizing the Snowy Range Music Festival in 2009.</p><p>CARL GUSTAFSON: “Here’s how bad it is…the first time that I had this, six weeks later I had a heart attack.”</p><p>SCHWEIZER: So why keep going?</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 21:52:10 +0000 Micah Schweizer 46235 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Snowy Range Music Festival’s Ambitions Hinge on Attendance Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/albany-county-authorities-train-together-take-active-shooter <p>Ever since the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, law enforcement agencies across Wyoming have been have been preparing for how they might handle an active shooter situation. &nbsp;</p><p>This summer, authorities from agencies across Albany County gathered in Laramie for some high intensity training… together. Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>OFFICER: Come out with your hands up.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44760 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Albany County authorities train together to take on an active shooter Accidental legal drug deaths are on the rise in Albany County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/accidental-legal-drug-deaths-are-rise-albany-county <p>Albany County saw more prescription drug overdoses in the first three months of 2012 than in all of 2011.&nbsp;In fact, a third of non-natural and accidental deaths in Albany County last year can be linked to prescription drug overdoses, according to County Coroner Kathleen Vernon-Kubichek, nearly triple the amount seen in 2011.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:52:26 +0000 Sara Hossaini 35984 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Accidental legal drug deaths are on the rise in Albany County Long-time Albany County librarian retires http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/long-time-albany-county-librarian-retires <p>At the end of the month, Susan Simpson will retire from her post as Albany County Librarian. Simpson has worked in the state for more than three decades, and she says she’s proud of the Wyoming library system’s cooperative network.</p><p><strong>“I was on a bus in Boston Massachusetts at a conference and I had my name tag on, and woman said to me, ‘Oh, you’re from Wyoming! I wish we did what you did!’ And I don’t remember where she was from, but it’s a very common response.”</strong></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:57:55 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34484 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Long-time Albany County librarian retires Albany County Takes Public Comment On Future Of Casper Aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/albany-county-takes-public-comment-future-casper-aquifer <p>HOST INTRO: The Casper Aquifer provides fresh groundwater to Laramie and a portion of Albany County. The water is in great condition, and the city and county have traditionally worked in tandem to keep it that way, but their paths diverged a few years ago. Now, Albany County’s most recent Casper Aquifer Protection Plan resolution is open for public comment, and the public has had a lot to say about it. Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>(water faucet ambi)</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:21:07 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27622 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Albany County Takes Public Comment On Future Of Casper Aquifer