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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A Sweetwater County man was bound over to Albany County District Court after his Circuit Court preliminary hearing Thursday, on two felonies and five misdemeanors stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident Nov. 25.

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Gift giving for that outdoor person on your list can be difficult if, in fact, you’re not an outdoor person yourself. Time is running short but if you’re still looking for gifts for that outdoor person, a few fellow Laramie folk offered some suggestions of gear they particularly like and use…

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie’s first and only barcade — a combination arcade, venue, watering hole and restaurant — will close its doors Sunday, leaving a horde of nerds and other outcasts wanting for a space they loved fiercely, but ultimately could not save.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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The Laramie Fire Department is hosting its third annual Firefighter Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. today at City Hall, 406 Ivinson Ave., to thank first responders and residents that made a difference in emergency situations.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The Gem City Art Team — a local artist collective with studio space in the Laramie Plains Civic Center — is inviting the public into its world Saturday for a holiday-themed open house and art sale. The event will introduce the outside world to the six artists who make up the collective, said…

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Throughout the early morning hours Thursday — and continuing through the morning and into the afternoon — Wyoming Highway Patrol reported 16 accidents in Albany County, on top of 23 in Laramie County and 27 in Carbon County.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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During the public meeting portion of the Albany County Commission meeting Dec. 5, Albany County Fire District No. 1 Chairman Art Sigel asked the commission for assistance in finding a site for a new Central Volunteer Fire Department fire station slated to be built south of Laramie.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Holding their warm coffee cups tight, members of the state economic diversification initiative known as ENDOW filed off an Albany County School District No. 1 school bus Monday into the chilly morning air.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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University of Wyoming officials discussed plans Tuesday to encourage entrepreneurship, lead research with implications for the state economy and boost the number of Wyomingites with college degrees during an ENDOW Executive Council meeting.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Whiting High School students were nationally recognized with four other Wyoming schools in a national competition to create projects improving their community through science, technology, engineering, arts and math education.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Plans for the Science Initiative Building — the most expensive and visible aspect of a wide-ranging effort to advance science education and research at the University of Wyoming — are over budget by roughly $11 million.

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Laramie’s Jewish Community is slated to meet later this week to celebrate the festival of lights, or Hanukkah, which starts today and lasts eight days.

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The University of Wyoming is in the running for a highly competitive grant that could place one of the world’s largest supercomputers in Cheyenne, UW officials said.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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First Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Lundblad said he began donating blood regularly when he attended college at what is today the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota during the early ’90s.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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The sound of 100 little fingers tapping out lines of code filled the otherwise quiet Albany County Public Library meeting room Wednesday evening.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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To help jump start the local economy, the Albany County Commission is partnering with the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance to manage infrastructure the county builds to attract businesses to the community.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Creatures will definitely be stirring at the Ivinson Mansion this weekend as the Laramie Plains Museum celebrates its “The night before Christmas” themed Holiday Open House.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Between Black Friday discounts and Christmas specials punctuated by a seemingly endless stream of jewelry, car and toy commercials, it can sometimes seem like the holidays are all about the presents.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Coal-based electronics might sound like a science fiction invention, but they are a very real focus of investigation for a handful of researchers at the University of Wyoming.

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    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The Centennial community will be decked out in its holiday best this weekend for the mountain town’s annual Christmas celebration. Christmas in Centennial is set to kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with Santa’s arrival at the Mountain View Hotel for the first of two breakfast sessions. The day…

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A two-day female self-defense class organized by the University of Wyoming Police Department has already reached capacity, UWPD Det. Kelsey Anderson said.

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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases 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 counselor.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Take a tour of University of Wyoming’s Service Building with Executive Director of UW Operations John Davis and you will hear a common refrain as he introduces the electricians, welders, carpenters, painters and others who keep UW running: