• By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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New efficiency efforts by Albany County School District No. 1 could save more than 30 million gallons of water during the next 10 years, which would translate into almost $200,000 not spent watering grass.

  • 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…

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NEW FITNESS BENEFIT: Core fitness drop-in classes are now a part of a membership. There is no need to pay extra for a regular drop-in class with a one-month, month-to-month or an annual membership. Specialty fitness classes will still be available at an additional charge, and drop-in fitness…

  • 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.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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If you’ve noticed any smoke around the Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest in recent weeks, you’re seeing the U.S. Forest Service in the midst of work to improve habitat in the area.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A trail-maintenance project on U.S. Forest Service trails at Pole Mountain is underway, with volunteer crews putting in hundreds of hours of work already.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A University of Wyoming graduate and raptor expert is set to bring four raptors to Laramie next week to talk about the specialized adaptations of predatory birds.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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For the 10th year, conservation-minded organizations from across Albany County are set to gather at the Albany County Fairgrounds this weekend.

  • By Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Students interested in outdoor leadership are set to gather in Laramie next weekend for a seminar aimed at networking and skill development.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING OUTDOORS COLUMNIST
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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University of Wyoming scientists are embarking on a new study to track the movements of wild horses in the Red Desert.

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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • AMBER TRAVSKY
    CONTRIBUTING RELIGION COLUMNIST
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.