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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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WINTER WEATHER IS UPON US

Park County has already experienced its first real taste of winter.  In preparation, the National Weather Service is encouraging people to build a vehicle winter safety kit and know where to get the latest weather forecasts and road conditions.

“When you travel Wyoming you can drive long distances without services, so travelers need to be ready to wait out a storm if they become stranded. Having a winter safety kit packed in your vehicle is a must,” said Tim Troutman, warning coordination meteorologist at the Riverton NWS office. A vehicle winter safety kit should at a minimum include non-perishable food, water, essential medications, blankets, flashlights, and a first aid kit. Troutman added that travelers should always dress for winter weather when driving and charge cell phones before departing. “We have heard too many stories of people wearing shorts and sandals when driving across Wyoming. Those won’t do you much good if you become stranded or are in an accident.”

Even with a winter safety kit packed in your vehicle, Troutman said travelers should be prepared to alter or cancel travel plans if hazardous driving conditions are expected. “Check the latest weather forecast at weather.gov/riverton or call the Riverton NWS office at 1-800-211-1448 to get the latest forecasts,” said Troutman. He added that NWS offices serving Wyoming also maintain an active social media presence. “We routinely use Facebook and Twitter to share important forecast and current weather and road conditions.”

Travelers are also encouraged to check the latest WYDOT road and travel information by calling 511 or by going online to http://wyoroad.info/ Earlier this year WYDOT launched a new smart phone app that provides pre-trip and en route travel information. The app can be used to view the large WYDOT network of web cameras, a color-coded system that shows pavement conditions and traffic hazards, and it can provide traveler location information to friends and family. The app is available for both Android and Apple phones.

“Drivers need to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. The Wyoming 511 app will give you road conditions and traffic incidents for the route you are traveling, improving traveler safety,” said Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist in Riverton. Beers added that motorists share responsibility of protection of life and property. “Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, drive at appropriate speeds to maintain vehicle control, always wear your seat belt, and stay well back from operating snow plows.”

Both Troutman and Beers say their agencies routinely coordinate winter weather impacts and messaging in an effort to provide a consistent message. “When we share the same message, it can increase traveler confidence in what conditions to expect,” said Beers. “We want everyone to make the best possible decision when choosing where and when to travel.”

 
   

DISPATCH CENTER


Non-Emergency Numbers
Cody:
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &
Administration:

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Location:
Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414
                   
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THANKSGIVING COMES EARLY AT THE WAPITI VALLEY SCHOOL

On Thursday, November 17, the students and facilty of the Wapiti Valley School held their annual Thanksgiving Feast at the school. A tradition since the early 70's, the event was originally intended to showcase the size and good works of the school. Today, it is a chance for the students to express their appreciation to the community in which they live. The students (all 9 of them) sang songs for the attendees followed by a Thanksgiving feast including turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, and other traditional fair. Park County Sheriff's Deputy Andy Varian was invited as well to share in the celebration.

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
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The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit www.adobe.com to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.


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