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PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDE: View the Parks and Recreation Guide at www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec or like Parks and Recreation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/laramie.parksandrecreation) for the latest events and updates, as well as a variety of forms and applications. Parks and Recreation …

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The University of Wyoming is one of the least LGBT-friendly colleges in the nation, according to rankings published this month by the Princeton Review.

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Georgia-native Jason Lovell wrote music and practiced guitar on the Sunday-Monday weekends he got working as a chef. Music was his passion, but because of his demanding job, Lovell stuck to open mic nights and other low-key events.

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An proposed ordinance to regulate mobile vending in Laramie hit a speed bump Tuesday during the Laramie City Council’s regular meeting, when councilors voted to postpone the ordinance’s second reading until Sept. 5.

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The results from the 2017 Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, test are available, and Albany County School District No. 1 is proud of the numbers, ACSD No. 1 Assistant Superintendent John Weigel said.

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For the new attendance policy, the Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education has its vote for approval pushed to September after the new school year starts. Until then, the district will continue to use its previous policy and switch to the new one after it is approved.

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The University of Wyoming is unveiling its newest research facility today — a facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology and laboratories designed for cutting-edge energy and engineering research, including a highly adaptable high bay laboratory.

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The Albany County fire ban was removed Tuesday at the Albany County Commission meeting. Recent rains have improved fire conditions so the county is not as susceptible to fires as it was previously, Albany County Fire Warden Scott Davis said.

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Some researchers at the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab are turning their attention to swine brucellosis — a disease that can pass from feral swine to other animals and humans — despite Wyoming’s complete lack of feral swine.

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A memorial service for Rosa will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 590 N. Pierce St.

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The contract to purchase more than 5,500 acres of land from the east edge of Laramie to Medicine Bow National Forest is not ready to be brought to the Albany County Commission. This means the commission has more time to hear public opinions about the purchase and time to decide whether to go…

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Rumors abound regarding the hidden spaces beneath Laramie’s walkways, but rather than facilitating nefarious deeds, a local historian said they often served simple purposes.

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With rain drenching the city nearly every afternoon this week, Laramie residents could see more of the same heading into the weekend, National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Rubin said.

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Buddy Edward Curby, 45, was found guilty of strangulation of a household member Thursday at his District Court jury trial. The maximum punishment for the felony is up to five years in prison, and his punishment will be determined at his District Court sentencing at a later date.

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For Wyoming residents carrying a concealed weapon in the state does not require a permit, but for residents visiting other states, they have to apply for Wyoming concealed carry permits. The permits allow the holders to conceal carry their firearms legally in 36 states, Albany County Sheriff…

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Albany County S.A.F.E. Project is hosting its first brunch fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 603 Ivinson Ave. Money from the fundraiser will go to the organization to continue to provide services for victims of domestic abuse.

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The Laramie Traffic Commission on Thursday approved a request from Albany County School District No. 1 that uses existing parking spots on Turner Drive to fit more vehicles for staff and parents dropping off or picking up students. The plan creates new spots by changing current parallel park…

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Ivinson Memorial Hospital turns 100 this year, having grown through the past century from a 100- by 30-foot building in what is now the middle of Laramie into the large, multi-faceted campus that now sits on 30th Street.

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Donna Bliss, an associate professor at the University of Wyoming, said some university faculty and administrators unfairly retaliated against her when they disagreed with the results of an annual review process.

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Albany County District Court is experiencing more jury trials this year than in 2016. Court officials are not sure why there is an increase, but they think it could come from several factors, such as more criminal filings, people testing out the newly appointed judge or 2016 was just a low y…

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Red and blue emergency-responder lights were a common sight Wednesday at Laramie Regional Airport. Firefighters were putting out fires, coroners were documenting the deceased and law enforcement officials were talking to volunteers playing the families and friends of the simulated victims.

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The frontier of humanity’s largest communication resource — the internet — can be a lonely, quiet place. So, a group of Laramie programmers decided to combat the isolation in true university-town fashion — coming together for beers and seminars.

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While the Laramie City Council took one step closer to forming a long-range land-use plan for the Monolith Ranch on Tuesday, councilors said the final plan could still be years from approval.

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Kristen Dixon, 38, is facing a child endangerment charge after allegedly leaving her 4-month-old child unattended in a vehicle from about 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at about 5:50 p.m. of a child in the vehicle not breathing at the 4600 block…

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The Albany County Commission started the process of preventing a future road development for an extension of Bill Nye Avenue near Mountain Shadow Lane, in the eastern part of Laramie, to serve Pilot Peak Estates. The land set aside for the extension would go to adjacent landowners, where the…

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The driver of a semi-truck died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:30 p.m. Monday near mile post 28 on Wyoming Highway 230. Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Richard Colling said a semi-truck hauling heavy equipment appeared to lose control and veered into both lanes for several mi…