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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Washakie County deemed Storm Ready by NWS

Commissioners take comments on Lane 17 closure


May 3, 2017

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners convened Tuesday to receive a county Storm Ready certification from the National Weather Service, and to hear local concerns regarding the temporary closure of Lane 17.

Tim Troutman, with NWS Riverton, presented the Storm Ready certification, achieved after Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart spearheaded an effort to make the county eligible after upgrading a wide range of requirements across the county.

In addition to establishing an emergency command center at the Washakie County Fairgrounds, Schwei...

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