Imagine seeing wall-to-wall sandhill cranes, numbering at least 200,000 strong, wading in the shallow water of the North Platte River. These elegant 3-foot tall birds with their stilt-like legs stand shoulder-to-shoulder along sandbars and the shallows of the North Plate River in central Neb…
The male short-eared owl circles upward, often hooting as it soars. Then the bird claps its wings under his body, making an audible sound, and plummets toward the ground.
Despite single-digit temperatures and double-digit wind gusts, hundreds of people gathered along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway the morning of March 4 as a jumping-off point for a variety of winter adventures.
Trails on the Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest are set to receive some much-needed attention in the summer, thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Recreational Trails Program.
The young snowboarder paused and looked down the slope before taking off. Then, he shuffled his board to the opening gate and took aim at two brush-like objects poking out from the snow about 50 yards below. The red makers indicate the lip of the jump where skiers and snowboarders launch int…
The 15 fifth-graders took off down the trail at the Happy Jack Recreation Area. Some zipped ahead while others took a more leisurely pace. Most were on skis with the words “Nordic Rocks!” emblazoned across the top. In addition to the students, four Linford Elementary School instructors and L…
University of Wyoming writer-in-residence and National Geographic contributor Mark Jenkins is planning to talk about the relationship between China and Tibet during a slideshow and presentation next week.
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for public comment on a draft document outlining management recommendations for recreation sites across the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.
It is disorienting. I peer ahead, and the snow-covered prairie blends in with the overcast sky. Ground and sky are the same off-white color. A thin line, barely visible in the distance, marks where one stops and the other begins. Luckily, it is still clear enough to allow me to point my skis…
As renewable energy production in the United States continues to grow, wind farms figure to remain a fixture of the Wyoming landscape in coming decades.
They’ve done it again. Members of the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Club will, once again, represent the United States at the World University Games. Beginning Jan. 29 and going through early February, six UW skiers, two UW coaches and three ski team alumni head for Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fo…
A rough-legged hawk that was probably hit by a car near Casper a couple months ago would have had no chance of survival had it been left to fend for itself.
Come freezing temperatures or thigh-deep snow, dozens of locals are planning an expedition into nearby mountains in a few weeks to look for moose, and the public can join them.
The freshly dug mounds of dirt catch my attention. They stand out starkly against the white snow. I ski closer and get excited. I stop a foot away from the main burrow diggings, careful not to disturb anything. I am in investigative mode and hit the “recall” button on my memory.
Winter in the Laramie Valley might offer little warmth some days, but thousands of birds are year-round residents despite the cold, refusing to abandon their homes for warmer climates.
It was a beautiful, crisp morning with plenty of sunshine. That’s how Laramie resident Ted Sprague described the opening morning at the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area. Sprague is a familiar figure on the ski slopes, having skied at the Snowy Range for the past 21 years, ever since he mo…
The snow is falling and the temperature is dropping, and that means a calendar of local events aimed at cold-weather outdoor fun. Here are a few ways to get outside or stay active this winter:
According to Backpacker magazine, there are few places of higher education in the country one can go to find a better outdoor experience than the University of Wyoming.
During the late afternoon of June 19, a wildfire began in a heavily wooded area on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests a few miles south of the Wyoming border.
I pull on the handle but the door doesn’t budge. The wind gust is too strong and I am unable to muscle the door open. I pause until the wind eases and open the door just enough to slide into the cab of my truck. I let out a heavy sigh as I plop into the seat, relieved to be out of the wind i…
Laramie’s high school mountain bikers are putting the finishing touches on a seventh season in the Colorado High School Cycling League, with the state championship race set for Oct. 23 in Eagle, Colorado.
After several slow years, the University of Wyoming Triathlon team is back up and running, with members hoping to continue growing the team and seeking opportunities to compete.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning to break ground this fall on a new building in West Laramie that will house both the Laramie Region Office and Wildlife Forensics and Fish Health Laboratory.
After the first day of the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Creedmoor Championship in July, Eddie Hayes found himself in a strong position at the top of the standings.