...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
* WHAT...Periods of strong gusty winds. West winds 25 to 45 mph
with brief gusts around 65 mph possible.
* WHERE...Northern and central Carbon County, northern Albany
County, and Converse County.
* WHEN...Saturday morning through noon Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
campers and tractor trailers.
A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
CARBON COUNTY — Recently, The Carbon County Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase of new patrol trucks for the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Alex Bakken stated on his Facebook page, “Our current fleet is rapidly reaching the end of their useful life, and new patrol units are much needed.”
The sheriff’s office will be purchasing three new patrol trucks with emergency vehicle funds set aside from Wind Project Impact Funding.
“It is our responsibility to provide emergency response and law enforcement services for all 7,964 square miles of Carbon County,” Bakken stated in a press release from the sheriff’s office. “We owe it to the citizens of our county to equip our patrol deputies with safe, reliable vehicles that can cover this area and respond to calls for service.
“The less time our vehicles spend in the maintenance shop, the more time they can spend patrolling and responding throughout our county.”
Bakken stated that the sheriff’s office currently has multiple patrol units that have over 180,000 miles on them, including one that has over 220,000 miles.
“As far as the design goes, the new vehicles granted us an opportunity to refresh our look. Our updated design started as a proposal by one of our staff members,” Bakken states. “It ended up being modified as feedback and input came in from members of our community.
“We wanted to pay homage to our state’s heritage by incorporating the brown and gold color scheme along with the iconic “Steamboat” bucking horse. We also wanted to make sure the size of our font was increased, making the word “Sheriff” large and easily identifiable.”