• By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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The 2018 budget session of the Wyoming Legislature ended in March, but lawmakers, lobbyists and interested parties are already preparing for the 2019 general session.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Most people didn’t grow up with stringent seat belt laws — but back then, many people thought smoking was cool, so past experiences might not always the best qualifiers for present decisions, Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Colling said.

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When the University of Wyoming slashed its budget by $42 million before the current fiscal year, no division was left untouched, but the most radical changes probably occurred in UW Information Technology division.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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University of Wyoming leadership will begin hashing out tuition increases further in advance to make it easier for prospective students and their families to plan for college by offering a longer view of rising tuition costs, Trustee Macey Moore said during the May meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Following the state budget cuts absorbed by the University of Wyoming ahead of the current fiscal year — cuts that reduced UW’s budget by $42 million — the university began revising the way it responds to fiscal crises.

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  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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More than 600 athletes are set to converge in Laramie this weekend to test their speed, skills and fitness in the pool, on the track and on the court.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Keith Wardlaw spent decades improving Laramie’s parks and keeping pests out of Laramie’s backyards, but now he’s scheduled to spend a lot more time in his own backyard, the Laramie Parks and Recreation director said.

  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Members of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees are appointed by the governor to serve staggered six-year terms, but those representing campus constituencies during trustee discussions generally serve only one year.

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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As southeast Wyoming is battered with the winter’s final snowstorms and windchills throughout the month of April, two crews — one from Laramie, the other from Saratoga — set out on opposite ends of Wyoming Highway 130, planning to meet somewhere in the middle.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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Editor’s 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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Much like other towns established along the transcontinental railroad, the early days of Laramie’s history are marked by theft, murder and vigilantism. Out of this lawless settlement the residents took action into their own hands, creating a city government and eventually the law enforcement…

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Representatives of the Pilot Hill Project requested $1 million from the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during the board’s meeting Thursday, seeking support for the purchase of a large patch of wilderness east of Laramie.

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On its way to adding eight new academic programs by 2022, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved a new process for evaluating potential certificate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Oftentimes during the summer, getting from one place to another in Albany County requires taking detours, passing through narrower roads and driving more cautiously through construction zones, but it appears that might not be the case this summer. Agencies that typically maintain roadways in…

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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Encouraged by the relatively low cost of tuition and the myriad sources of financial support available, many University of Wyoming students take advantage of study-abroad programs, leaving Wyoming for a summer, semester or year in an unfamiliar location.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A Laramie man and two other people were killed Tuesday in a head-on traffic collision on Wyoming Highway 120 near Thermopolis. This incident was the 29th fatal collision on Wyoming highways this year so far.

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  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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The Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education voted Wednesday to lay off nine food service employees.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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A prescribed burn operation began Tuesday on Pole Mountain as part of an effort to preserve the forest. It is planned to continue Wednesday and Thursday, and could continue later in the month on Pole Mountain and operations could start at other locations in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

  • By IKE FREDREGILL
    ikef@laramieboomerang.com
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U.S. Post Office mail carriers will be collecting food donations Saturday as part of the nation’s largest single-day food drive — Stamp Out Hunger — a National Association of Letter Carriers representative said.

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  • By JEFF VICTOR
    jeffv@laramieboomerang.com
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When the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees consolidated about 80 percent of all cash reserves held across campus into centralized accounts in June, it found itself at odds with faculty, staff and administrators alike.

  • By CAMERON WALKER
    cameronw@laramieboomerang.com
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Laramie Head Start preschoolers are preparing to show people in their lives what they have learned throughout the last few weeks. During a school dance at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Community Center, 365 W. Grand Ave., students will have an opportunity to show how their writing and othe…