• Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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Slow travel is where there’s time to smell the roses, watch the butterflies and gaze upon the scenery. It is that savoring of the journey — not just the getting there — that appeals to me with bicycle touring. It’s physical, of course, and that is also part of the attraction. Traveling under…

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Volunteers gathered Thursday afternoon on Huron Street, a windswept road just inside Laramie’s southern city limit. Bearing shovels, rakes and gloves, the small group set to work clearing branches, bricks and other debris from around one of the street’s few houses, preparing the place for it…

  • IKE FREDREGILL/ Boomerang staff
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Laramie High School students shout pro-second amendment slogans Friday in counter protest to a walk out organized by LHS students as part of a nationwide effort promoting gun control legislation.

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When University of Wyoming Police Department Chief Mike Samp arrived at the Wyoming GOP Convention on Friday, he encountered Lyle Williams, a Uinta County delegate open-carrying a firearm in defiance of a university policy forbidding weapons on campus.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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The Grand Old Party is gathering in Laramie today and Saturday to plan a hearts-and-minds campaign in preparation for this year’s general and primary elections.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Student journalists at the University of Wyoming are taking part in a national movement calling for greater independence for student newspapers and highlighting the need for greater community support.

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  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A Colorado man pleaded guilty to one felony charge at his Albany County District Court arraignment Thursday. The charges stems from a September vehicle pursuit the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the sheriff’s office of Larimer County, Colorado, took part in.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Never shying away from the social and political discussions occurring across the nation, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance plans to finish its current season with a production that dives into the topic — and history — of immigration.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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In an attempt to balance predicted increasing expenses and decreasing income, the Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved a change to its employee health insurance plan April 11. Because the change to health insurance had to be made by May 1, the board said it didn’t …

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  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A presentation about how forests are recovering after a wildfire was hosted April 12 at the University of Wyoming. At the presentation, one of the researchers shared how she came to the conclusion climate change in areas affected by wildfires is keeping more forest from recovering to where t…

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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As the state’s only public four-year institution of higher education, the University of Wyoming offers exposure to a wide range of disciplines, from the hard sciences to the fine arts.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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The Albany County Commission hosted a special meeting Wednesday to address issues with the Pope Springs Road Improvement District, which was approved at a County Commission meeting April 3. Because of the complex legal situation of creating a road improvement district, several people involve…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Runners might have outnumbers pedestrians of other types Tuesday evening as the second edition of the Downtown Running Club got underway.

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I call it slow travel. Like slow cooking that brings out the flavor and the juices of a stew or roast, travel by bicycle allows time to savor the scenery. It is an entirely different experience compared to driving down the highway between 55 and 70 mph, seated behind a protective windshield.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie will host some of the best belly dancers in the Mountain West region Saturday during an annual showcase of various styles, genres and talents.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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In the upcoming financial year, county officials are predicting increases in new expenses. Albany County offices requested the Albany County Commission on April 3 to provide direction in creating a budget for the county’s next fiscal year, starting July 1.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Films from across the state and around the world are set to screen in Laramie this weekend during the inaugural 307 Film Festival presented by Toyota of Laramie.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Editors note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crimes until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust such as a teacher or a counselor.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Mary Throne, a gubernatorial candidate, is running for office to try to decrease the state’s dependency on coal, oil and natural gas production by looking to other resources such as tourism and creating conditions to attract businesses.