Several Laramie High School students and others across the nation participated in a school walkout Friday on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre — some to advocate for changes to make schools safer and others to support Second Amendment rights. The demonstration lasted…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Wyoming is finalizing a salary policy to standardize the way pay raises are awarded for faculty and especially staff, many of whom are making significantly less than they would at other institutions, businesses and state agencies, according to university reports.
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 …
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…
Laramie’s newest steakhouse, Wyoming’s Rib & Chop House, is opening Monday with the hopes of becoming a local hub for beer, art and community, General Manager Jeremy Baker said.
The large wooden structures keeping snow off the roads throughout Albany County could become a new resource for a Laramie company to produce weathered wood for their products, while also maintaining the county’s snow fences at no cost to the county.
In the gig economy, people are cutting ties with the traditional work space, but Laramie Plains Civic Center Executive Director Melissa Daniele said there is still an occasional need for The Office.
The Laramie City Council postponed the second reading of a proposed ordinance Tuesday, which could clarify how many catering permits are needed for a single event.
While medications exist to lessen some of the movement and psychiatric symptoms of Huntington’s disease, there are currently no treatments to halt the disease’s progression.
Guadalupe “Lupe” Frias started running when she was just a little girl, and for the next eight decades — until very recently — it was a sport at which she excelled.
Albany County officials recently received about $78,000 from the Wyoming Department of Health to fund the Albany County Juvenile Drug Court program as an attempt to address drug abuse in youth going through the juvenile court system.
In preparation for the Laramie High School Musical Theater class presentation of “Into the Woods,” several Digital Photo/Photoshop students submitted potential posters to the theater department. Of the about 40 posters submitted, 10 were selected for the drama students to narrow down by vote.
Weeks after a blaze is extinguished, how it started can remain a mystery as firefighters continue to investigate the fire’s origin and what factors played a role in its growth.
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.
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…
Waving her hand like an orchestra conductor, Gaelynn Lea encouraged about a dozen Rock River School students to sing along with her.
The variety of degrees available at the University of Wyoming continues to fluctuate, as new degree programs are developed, approved or reimagined and others are phased out for low-enrollment and lack of instructors.
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.
Learning how to better communicate with a jury or how to help employees who work with victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse were some of the lessons Albany County agencies recently brought back from an international conference, Albany County SAFE Project Executive Director Faryn Babbi…
Thirteen years ago, Ruth Williams remembers, she was flipping through the pages of a magazine while she waited to see her hairdresser. She came across an article about girls rescued from human trafficking in Cambodia, and she saw a picture of a 5-year-old girl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Albany County School District No. 1 is looking to next school year’s predicted enrollment to see where teachers might be needed to address inconsistent class sizes.
Following budget cuts in 2016 and 2017 — which affected nearly every area of campus and resulted in the loss of roughly 370 positions — the University of Wyoming is looking to expand its staff base again.