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6th Annual Collision Calendar Forum!

Our annual collision calendar forum will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at our Cody Club Roundtable lunch. During this forum, we will discuss community events and happenings and demonstrate how our members can utilize their member information center to add or make corrections to events on our official events calendar.  We'll meet at noon in the Cody Club room, attached to the Cody Auditorium on the corner of 13th & Beck Avenue.  This forum is free to attend.  If you are not able to attend, you can send in your event using this form.  Email completed PDF forms to Liz, Executive Assistant, admin@codychamber.org(Events must meet Cody Chamber eligibility requirements and be approved by staff before posting to the calendar.)

Wyoming State Park Permits 2020

2020 Annual State Parks permits are on sale at a discounted price through February 15, 2020! We are an authorized vendor for these permits.

WY Resident Permit Fees for 2020:
$34 Early Bird Day Use (price good through February 15, 2020 ONLY)
$40 Day Use
$12 Additional Day Use Permits
$50 Camping
$15 Additional Camping Permits

Locals - please bring along your vehicle registration information and your Wyoming driver's license to confirm your in-state residency. Additional vehicle or replacement discounted permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!

More information on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website.

Rockfall mitigation project beings west of Cody on US 14/16/20

The U.S. 14/16/20 work rockfall mitigation work, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody, "consists of scaling loose material, removal of rockfall debris and repair of the existing rockfall fence."

Frost said prime contractor Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Casper is scheduled to begin Nov. 18 with rock scaling. "Traffic will be carried without delay through the project from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the remainder of the time, motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes," he said.

Read the full WYDOT press release here.

The Safety of Wildlife on Togwotee Pass Starts With Humans

This summer, a sow grizzly bear, known as Bear 863, and her cub have been highly visible along U.S. Highway 26/287 on Togwotee Pass, between Moran and Dubois, Wyoming. Over the past three summers, many people have had the opportunity to view Bear 863, and she has developed a large, devoted group of followers. Recently, the behavior of people around these bears has created significant concern for the safety of the bears, the people interacting with them, and traffic on the highway.

As is the case for many human-habituated bears along road corridors, the future of these bears is highly uncertain and largely depends on the behavior of people. All bears have a threshold for human presence that, once exceeded, may cause them to become aggressive towards people.

Continue reading this press release.

Thank you all for the donations!

Check out our video coverage of the stellar July 4, 2019 fireworks show! Cody, WY knows how to celebrate!

https://www.facebook.com/CodyWYChamber/videos/434207614087255/

Express Arrow Bus Service

Express Arrow is operating a limited day schedule route that makes stops in Wyoming at Lovell, Cody, Greybull, Basin, Thermopolis, Shoshoni, and Casper.

Purchase tickets online with a credit card, or locally with cash in Cody at the Wyoming Buffalo Company, 1270 Sheridan Avenue, 10am - 6pm.

The pick up and drop off location in Cody is the Cody Senior Center, 613 16th Street, 307-587-6221.

Contact Express Arrow's main office at 877-779-2999.

WYDOT #CodyImprovements

April 30, 2019 update:

Key parts of the Wyoming Department of Transportation's DRAFT Special Provision for Construction Requirements to the contractor, as of April 25, 2019, for Cody Streets, US14/16/20, between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue in 2020-21:

Do not work on the project from June 15 – August 24, 2020.  All equipment, materials, debris, and traffic control must be removed from the project during this time frame.

Hours of operation for concrete removal and replacement will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the engineer in writing. Initial saw cutting of the concrete pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalk will be allowed outside the above working hours. Grinding and Texturing and Resealing Joints will be allowed from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. unless otherwise approved by the engineer in writing. Additional hours of operation must be approved 14 calendar days prior to implementation to allow for adequate notification to the impacted landowners and public.

Read entire April 30, 2019 update.

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Phase 1:
Complete all work including Grinding and Texturing, Resealing Joints, and installation of Thermoplastic Markings from 10th Street to 15th Street prior to shut down on June 15, 2020. The work area may be extended with written approval of the Engineer if all additional work can be completed through the additional area prior to June 15, 2020.

Phase 2:
Starting August 24, 2020, complete all work including Grinding and Texturing, Resealing Joints, and installation of Thermoplastic Markings from where work was completed on June 15, 2020 through Alger Avenue prior to winter shut down. The work area may be extended with approval of the Engineer if all work can be completed through the additional area prior to Winter shut down. Work must start at Alger Avenue and progress back to 15th Street.

Complete work on the intersection of 16th Street and Sheridan Avenue to allow at least one lane in each direction on north 16th Street at all times.

Do not close any portion of the intersection of 16th Street and Sheridan Avenue, the intersection of 17th Street and Beck Avenue, or the intersection of 17th Street and Alger Avenue simultaneously when working on the right side of the street.

Do not close any portion of the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and 17th Street, intersection of 17th Street and Beck Avenue, or the intersection of 17th Street and Alger Avenue simultaneously when working on the left side of the street.

Phase 3:
Complete all remaining work including Grinding and Texturing, Resealing Joints, and installation of Thermoplastic Markings prior to June 15, 2021.

Provide Grinding and Texturing equipment that does not exceed 110 decibels when operating at typical grinding speed.

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Beginning in the Spring of 2020 improvements will be made to US14/16/20 between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue.

Two-way will be maintained -- one lane in each direction -- along Sheridan Avenue during the project taking place next year.

Read more about the necessary improvements.

Sharing Solutions

The U.S. Chamber Foundation has launched Sharing Solutions, a toolkit to help the chambers and businesses combat the opioid crisis in their communities.

The Chamber Foundation campaign includes: the launch of the resource hub for businesses, a nationally recognized substance abuse expert advising the campaign, and a tour of ten hard-hit communities with workshops and broader community education.

In addition to employer resources, Sharing Solutions shares best practices of companies taking action to address the crisis through changes in business processes, employee engagement, applying core competencies, and community engagement. The interactive site includes engagement functionality so that users can truly share their solutions and build on available resources as a community.

To view the interactive online platform and see the available resources and innovative solutions, please visit sharingsolutions.us.

June 2018:

City of Cody notice to all Cody Business Owners.

This PDF City of Cody - State of WY Liquor 2018 references the State Statute about the distribution and/or sale of alcohol for events.  Please read and be aware!

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