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2020 Cody Country Chamber of Commerce Annual Report.

Have you had a chance to review the Cody Chamber's 2020 Annual Report?

In a year where our community members and businesses faced many adversities, we are especially proud to share a summary of our accomplishments with you, and we look forward to continuing to serve you throughout 2021.

View the report.

WYDOT #CodyImprovements

April 6 update

The west half of 17th Street from Draw Street to Central Avenue and the west side of the intersection of Central Avenue and 17th Street will be opened on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, weather permitting.

Work will continue on concrete slab replacement, curb and gutter, double gutter, sidewalk and ADA upgrades from Central Avenue to Stampede Avenue on the east half of 17th Street and at Draw Street.

The Contractor will also replace damaged sidewalk and curb and gutter at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and 14th Street, the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and 16th Street, the Intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Beck Avenue and miscellaneous locations.

A one lane closure will be in place at Draw Street on the west side of 17th Street for completion of concrete replacement at that intersection. Traffic will be moved to the west side of 17th Street from Central Avenue to Stampede Avenue so work can be completed on the east half of the roadway. The east side of the intersection of Central Avenue and 17th Street will remain open but the width will be restricted down to one lane in each direction. Draw Street is restricted to one lane in each direction. Shoulder closures will be utilized for the repair areas.

Traffic will be carried in one lane each direction on the west side of the street while work is being completed on the other half of the street.

The speed limit is reduced to 20 mph through the work zone. No left turns are allowed through the work zone.

March 23 update

The Sheridan Avenue project (#CodyImprovements) includes removing and replacing existing damaged concrete slabs, resealing existing concrete joints, grinding and texturing existing roadway, upgrading Americans with Disabilities requirements at every street corner between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue, replacing broken curb and gutter and sidewalk, and upgrading wiring at traffic signals.

The project begins at US14/16/20 milepost 51.78 at the intersection of 10th Street and Sheridan Avenue in front of the Park County Courthouse, and it proceeds 1.20 miles on US14/16/20 to the 17th Street/Stampede Avenue intersection on Greybull Hill.

Phase 3 of the project, by contract, proceeds from 14th Street up Greybull Hill to the end of the project and must be completed through concrete grinding and texturing prior to June 15, 2021. By contract, the project will be shut down from June 16, 2021, through Aug. 23, 2021.

Phase 4 of the project, by contract, requires all remaining work to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021. Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2021.

Weekly outdoor public meetings are scheduled at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at the corner of 17th and Central Avenue. Businesses and citizens are invited to all weekly meetings.

For information about this news release, please contact Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist, at (307) 431-1803.

Vaccine Update -

Park County Public Health will be offering community vaccine days, here is the information you need to sign up.

Please work through the following steps to see if you quality for the current phases the vaccine is being offered for:

Step 1 - Figure out which phase you are in:

Phase 1A, 1B, 1C – These are the phases Park County Health is currently vaccinating. Phase 1 COVID 19 Vaccination Priorities

Step 2 - Choose a clinic to sign up for:
Find clinics available on the Park County Coronavirus Page.

Step 3 – Print your CONSENT FORM, fill it out and make sure to come on the date you signed up for.

How to Cancel a clinic appointment: If you need to cancel your clinic, please do so BEFORE the deadline to sign up date/time for that clinic. Otherwise, you will be counted. To cancel your appointment simply fill out this form: Cancellation Form

After your 2nd COVID-19 shot.

For further vaccine information contact:

Park County Public Health
1002 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 2
Cody, WY 82414-3532

1. Bring consent paperwork with you to your appointment. The consent form is available here.
2. Come to your appointment at the scheduled time and place.
3. Park will schedule the follow up at the time of the initial appointment and verify it with you during your first vaccination.

For Park County information, go to the Park County CoronaVirus webpage

Wyoming State Park Permits 2021

We are an authorized vendor for these permits

WY Resident Permit Fees for 2021:
$48 Day Use
$24 Additional Day Use Permits
$80 Overnight Camping
$40 Additional Overnight Camping Permits

Non-Resident Permit Fees for 2021:
$96 Day Use
$48 Additional Day Use 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 permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!

More information (and the option to purchase online) on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website.

Housing Assistance Now Available (Contact Numbers Corrected)

In Wyoming 2-1-1's October Newsletter, they shared that Wyoming has received CARES ACT Funding to assist individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence situations. This temporary program can assist with homelessness prevention programs, rent, rent deposits, utility deposits and utility payments. The funds are being dispersed by 6 agencies statewide. Individuals can be referred to Wyoming 2-1-1 and we will get them directed to the appropriate agency representing the client's county. Contact information has been UPDATED -- Please see below:

Wyoming 2-1-1 - Statewide
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138
Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Park, Sheridan, or Washakie
307-672-0475 or 307-751-5708

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 Paul Stock Aquatic & Recreation Center, 1402 Heart Mountain Street. Dirt lot south west corner of property. Be sure to have someone there to pick you up.

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

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