• By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Illegal dumping often goes unpunished, given a frequent lack of witnesses and the fact that such “crime scenes” often leave few clues. And if the spot is secluded enough, it might take months or longer for someone else to notice it.

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When Jacee Phillips was paired with little sister Mariah Naylor almost five years ago through Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters, both gained a true sister relationship.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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In addition to the fender-bending, parts-flying action at the Albany County Fair Slamfest Demolition Derby today, this year’s halftime show will include children’s races, an Albany County Fair representative said.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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For the first time in Laramie’s history, June was proclaimed LGBT Pride Month by the Laramie City Council, Mayor Andi Summerville said.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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The Albany County Juvenile Service Board is planning to train partnering agencies July 24 with a new strategy for helping youth stay out of the court system. The new method, called restorative justice, focuses on rehabilitating troubled youth through reconciliation with the victims and commu…

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie’s LGBT community is possibly the most visible in Wyoming. Downtown bars frequently host drag shows and pride dances, advocacy groups stay active in Laramie’s political, social and artistic scenes and the University of Wyoming is host to pointedly inclusive events throughout the year,…

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Take a stroll through Prexy’s Pasture at the University of Wyoming and you will see Tyler Carroll’s influence on the campus, even if you have never heard his name.

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About nine years ago, Alex Kristiansen was sitting at home in Fredrikstad, Norway, watching Chip Foose rebuild a ’56 Chevy Bel Air on the TV show “Overhaulin’.”

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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The life of a city depends on expansion, but for the people living in the 1-mile radius of Laramie commonly referred to as the doughnut, ordinances facilitating that growth are not always welcome, Albany County Commissioner Heber Richardson said.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie County Community College President Joe Schaffer and the Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education discussed forming a Board of Cooperative Education Services to provide more services to students at Wednesday’s meeting.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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A proverbial riddle asks why the chicken crossed the road. But the better riddle might be why the mountain lion didn’t, and what happened when it finally did. A Royal Society Open Science paper published this month, co-authored by two University of Wyoming researchers and their collaborators…

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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A former attorney with ties to the University of Wyoming will start Aug. 1 as dean of the Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Deputies with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and their vehicles will run several obstacle courses to refresh their driving and accident avoidance skills this week at Laramie Regional Airport.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The U.S. Postal Service is hosting the national release of its first-ever heat-sensitive ‘thermochromic’ stamps during a summer solstice event Tuesday at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Bright Agrotech, the local vertical-horticulture company founded by Nate Storey, is being acquired by Plenty, a California-based company with related goals, also co-founded by Storey.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Third Street could remain closed for several days to facilitate infrastructure replacements prior to resurfacing the Third and Harney streets intersection, a Wyoming Department of Transportation representative said.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Several sightings of a mountain lion within city limits created pandemonium around LaBonte Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Throughout Albany County, government offices’ budgets are being re-evaluated and changed to cut down on spending. The Albany County Commission’s budget work session took place June 6 and Friday to see if the departments could further reduce their budgets.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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In the middle of Wyoming’s bust cycle, Laramie’s supplemental budget managed to squeak by without significant reductions to services or mass layoffs, Councilor Pat Gabriel said.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Roughly 650 light-years from earth, a planet larger than Jupiter and hotter than most stars zips around its host star, KELT-9, once every one-and-a-half days.

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    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Wearing helmets, backpacks and clothing in all shades of neon, almost 30 high school students in the Granite Ridge Mountain Bike Camp were ready to hop on their bikes and hit the trails Friday morning at Curt Gowdy State Park.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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While Laramie’s water sources are in good condition, Laramie Water Resource Administrator Darren Parkin said Thursday the Dowlin water rights on the Monolith Ranch were essential to the city’s future.

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    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Three Laramie students are headed to College Park, Maryland, to represent Wyoming in the National History Day competition. The students — Laramie High School student Arundathi Nair and home-school students Hazel Homer-Wambeam and Ruby Homer-Wambeam — will present research they did on a wide …

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    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Creation of a community health board was approved during the Albany County Commission meeting Tuesday. The Albany County Community Mental Health Board was created as a service program to identify better ways of providing care to community members with mental illness, Albany County Attorney P…

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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A jury found Chad Christopher Hyatt, 38, guilty Tuesday of driving while under the influence of alcohol in October.

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    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Cultures around the world celebrate trees, and Laramie is no exception. The city will celebrate its 33rd Arbor Day on Saturday by planting and selling spruce, apple and bird cherry trees, Laramie City Arborist Randy Overstreet said.