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.
A long-standing tradition for archers gearing up for the fall hunting season, the 33rd annual Bow Hunters Weekend is coming up at Curt Gowdy State Park.
Five years into a process to bolster the Platte Valley mule deer herd, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is aiming to help the herd keep growing while maintaining hunter satisfaction.
On Tuesday evening, with clouds and a breeze cooling the late-afternoon sun, a couple dozen girls and women jogged easy circles around Kiowa Park in northeast Laramie.
Challenge your dad, cheer on your dad, participate in honor of your dad or, best of all, race your dad. Anyway you do it, the Dad Dog bicycle race and ride, hosted by Laramie BikeNet, a local bicycle organization, is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.
Pick your outdoor activity — canoeing, archery, fishing or mountain biking. Two of Wyoming’s state parks plan to offer special events the next two weekends to encourage adventurers of all ages to try something new.
The Belvoir Ranch covers more than 18,000 acres and is located 27 miles southeast of Laramie and 16 miles west of Cheyenne. The landscape is a rich mosaic of grassland prairie with a rich, red rock canyon and riparian habitat along Lone Tree Creek and its tributaries. It is home to pronghorn…
A stumbling spring could give way to summer-like weather any day now, and local cyclists are getting ready for the change of seasons with two events set for this weekend.
Have a picnic in a state park. Go camping and sleep in a tent or even under the stars. Catch and identify two types of fish. Write an outdoor-related poem.
Andrew O’Neill got his first taste of the West as a teenager vacationing in northern Colorado, and as a result he knew exactly where he wanted to attend college.
A herald of summer and a connoisseur of that which is sweet and beautiful, the hummingbird is also a little-studied bird that might play a sentinel role in the ecosystems of the Western Hemisphere.
Program evaluations at the University of Wyoming are ongoing, and some faculty weighed in on the process during a UW Board of Trustees meeting last week.
AA local cycling group launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for a future bike park in the city. Laramie BikeNet is a bicycle advocacy group hoping to jumpstart development of the Laramie Bike Park, a component of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan.