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PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDE: Go to www.cityoflaramie. org/parksandrec for the latest events and updates, as well as a variety of forms and applications. Be sure to like Parks and Rec on Facebook (facebook. com/laramie. parksandrecreation) for useful information and news. Call 721-5269 with qu…

  • 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.

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    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…

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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…

  • 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 Amber Travsky
    Contributing Outdoors Columnist
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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.

  • 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.

  • Amber Travsky
    Contributing Outdoors Columnist
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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:

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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University of Wyoming Professor Merav Ben-David’s colleagues know by now that every fall they might have a very hard time catching her in her office.

  • By AMBER TRAVKSY
    Contributing Outdoors Columnist
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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.