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By Karla Pomeroy
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Safety emphasized for upcoming eclipse event

 

August 11, 2017

WORLAND - Staying safe before, during and after the Aug. 21 solar eclipse was the message conveyed Wednesday night at the public meeting sponsored by Washakie County Emergency Management and the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce.

Washakie County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Jeff Schweighart emphasized at the start of the meeting that the only time it is safe to look at the eclipse with the naked eye is when the moon completely blocks the sun.

"With Worland and Washakie County outside the band of totality we'll have to wear glasses throughout the whole event," Schw...



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