A series of public meetings is scheduled in August to address future highway improvement projects in Northwest Wyoming.
Pete Hallsten, P.E., Wyoming Department of Transportation district engineer in Basin, says that a key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program process involves annual meetings with public officials and other individuals who play a key transportation role in Wyoming.
WYDOT has planned three meetings in the Big Horn Basin in August to receive input and answer questions. They will be held on Monday, August 14th at 9:30 at the Park County Library in Cody; at 1:30 p.m. that same day at the Big Horn County Courthouse in Basin; and at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Washakie County Courthouse in Worland.
Hallsten says that at the meetings, they will summarize and seek public input on projects planned for future construction and pavement preservation in Northwest Wyoming, adding that anyone who has an interest in the future of the transportation infrastructure in Northwest Wyoming is invited to attend one of these meetings to offer input.
A hunter education internet field day is scheduled Aug. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Basin. The internet field day is the final step to getting a Wyoming Hunter Education certificate for those that have completed the online coursework.
Wyoming offers two types of hunter education courses; a traditional class where students work through the coursework in a traditional classroom se tting and an online course where students work through coursework online at their own pace. The online course is designed for working adults who may have scheduling conflicts that make attending a traditional hunter education class difficult or impossible. The online course costs $19.95, which goes direct to the vendor providing the course.
After completion of the online course, students are required to print their online hunter education course certificate and bring it with them to the class.
The field day consists of sessions on hunting laws and regulations, hunting ethics, a final 50-question written exam and a hands-on gun handling field test. Participants are encouraged to bring water, a snack, and something to write with. There is a $10 registration fee per student to be paid at the start of the class. Online coursework can accessed at www.hunter-ed.com/wyoming/.
To enroll in the Aug. 18 class, visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s education webpage at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/HunterEdRegistration/frmCourseList.aspx.
Due to the independent nature of the online course, younger students may have difficulty at internet field days. Younger students who choose this option are encouraged to work with adults to help understand the concepts presented.