• AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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The forecast is for a bit of soggy weather today but it should clear and warm up starting Sunday. Heading into next week, expect afternoon thunderstorms nearly every day. In other words, it sounds a lot like fishing season has arrived where getting out early is the best bet.a

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PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDE: View the Parks and Recreation Guide at www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec or like Parks and Recreation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/laramie.parksandrecreation) for the latest events and updates, as well as a variety of forms and applications. Parks and Recreation …

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Runners might have outnumbers pedestrians of other types Tuesday evening as the second edition of the Downtown Running Club got underway.

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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.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The University of Wyoming is set to launch a new degree program in the fall aimed at training graduates to work in the state’s tourism and outdoor industries.

  • By Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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Skiers and snowboarders who ventured up to the Snowy Range Ski & Recreation Area to celebrate Easter on Sunday were rewarded with an amazing 11 inches of new snow overnight. Snow fell the previous three days as well, making conditions outstanding.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Spring weather seems to be working its way into the Laramie area, and with the changing season comes a slate of outdoor races and events. Here’s a rundown of what’s going on in southeast Wyoming.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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I tear away the plastic wrap encasing the bone. I show it to Muggle, my Australian shepherd. I don’t say a word, point to the door and lead the way outside.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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In the summer, almost 19 miles of trails on the Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest received much-needed maintenance, and that work is set to continue this summer.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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The longtime director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Forensics and Fish Health Laboratory, Dee Dee Hawk, has taken a new position as chief of the department’s Services Division.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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When winter sets in along the Laramie valley, fly-fishing enthusiasts might find themselves dreaming of summer waters. To keep their hands busy as they wait for break-up, many turn to fly-tying.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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As seems to happen every year, winter is on its way once again. Here’s a list of upcoming events around the area for those who want to get outside and enjoy the best of the season.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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I know it’s silly. It’s an inanimate object lacking any feelings or emotions. It’s a machine; a tool. Still, parting with my old truck was hard. I had it for nearly 15 years and we traveled almost 230,000 miles together. I bought the Tundra, what I call a Baby Tundra since the newer ones are…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Wyoming shooters are planning to work together this weekend to clean up a section of public land north of Laramie, and in the process they hope to spark a national movement among outdoor recreationists.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Updates are in the works at the Spring Creek Disc Golf Course at LaPrele Park, aimed at making the course easier to navigate and play.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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Go on a scavenger hunt through the woods, along the paths via bicycle. Join a group mountain bike ride for a guided tour of the routes available in the maze of trails that make up the Happy Jack Recreation Area. Challenge yourself on the annual hill climb — via bicycle — to see how far you c…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Thanks to good habitat conditions, big game herds in southeast Wyoming are looking strong heading into the fall, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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The cyclists pedaled south on Laramie’s 30th Street. To motorists, runners or even early-morning golfers at Jacoby Golf Course, it was quite a sight. Nearly 350 cyclists made their way, mostly single-file, south on 30th Street before turning east on Grand Avenue and cranking up Interstate 80…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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On Friday morning at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, about 15 children, armed with stencils, paper, feathers, pine cones, branches and string, set about creating art inspired by a week spent in the Laramie outdoors.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Pole Mountain was a popular place to be Sunday morning, with trailers dotting the dispersed campsites along the forest roads and hikers and bikers taking to the trails.