• 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.

  • 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.