Smoky skies impacts breathing in county

Wildfire smoke is making it difficult to breathe for many people in the Sweetwater County area.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the Wyoming Department of Health issued an air quality alert for wildfire smoke for Sweetwater and 10 other Wyoming counties last week. A change in the upper level pattern is expected to improve conditions slightly Friday afternoon, but will likely fill back in as fires continue in the West.

Dr. Michael Neyman, a hospitalist at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, said it is important to take extra precautions. Limit your...


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