Happy Jack

Forest Service Closes Pole Mountain Roads
Recent wet conditions have forced the U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close all roads on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
The Forest Service says in a press release that wheeled motor vehicles are prohibited while the closure in effect...
Happy Jack Reopens
The Laramie Ranger District has reopened the Happy Jack Recreation Site just in time for Presidents Day weekend.
Extreme snow accumulation and high winds shut down the area last week, but U.S. Forest Service crews were able to plow Forest Road 719 and the recreation site’s parking lot…
Happy Jack Recreation Site Temporarily Closed
The U.S. Forest Service Says recent snow accumulation and forecasted winds have forced the temporary closure of the Happy Jack Recreation Site.
The Forest Service says the Laramie Ranger District has not been able to plow Forest Road 719, which provides access to the parking lot...
Officials Discuss Management of Old Happy Jack Ski Area
Members of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service officials met Monday to discuss a course of action after recent sledding accidents at the old Happy Jack ski area.
No formal decisions were made at the meeting, but spokesmen said the agencies would work closel…
Eight-year-old Boy Killed in Sledding Accident at Happy Jack
An 8-year-old boy died Monday at Ivinson Memorial Hospital after a sledding accident in the Happy Jack area east of Laramie near Highway 210.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing and the name of the boy will not be released until the family has been not…