The U.S. Forest Service released a draft environmental impact statement for the Medicine Bow National Forest Landscape Vegetation Analysis project, also known as LaVA, and a public comment period is open through Aug. 20.
The humming bird buzzed my camper shell. I saw its little body hovering — it was just a silhouette with the fading light of dusk in the background. I remained silent as I watched from inside, wondering if it would fly in or not. Its characteristic buzzing sound and quick movements to and fro…
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s new Laramie Regional Office and Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Laboratory opened for business in June, and the facility will host a commission meeting next week for the first time.
Traveling west on Wyoming Highway 230, the blackened trees start about 8 miles up the mountain from Woods Landing. Initially, it’s some tinged trees, showing burnt orange needles.
A boisterous and enthusiastic collection of about 90 high school students endured afternoon heat and clouds of colored powder Wednesday afternoon to raise money to combat domestic violence.
The effort to restore trails on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest recently received a nationwide award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails.
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
The Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest is part of a nationwide effort by the U.S. Forest Service to ramp up community involvement in trail maintenance.
Spring has finally sprung as the days grow longer and temperatures finally rise and stay there for at least a few days. It’s one of the best times of year to search for wildlife, not only of the feathered kind, but pretty much all critters great and small.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They practically turn themselves now. Tip them on edge, point them where you want to go and then let gravity do the rest. Today’s downhill skis are vastly easier to turn compared to those a decade or two ago.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is in the midst of an information-gathering effort that will inform a strategic plan intended to guide its coming years.
From a microscope on the third floor of the University of Wyoming Biological Sciences Building, Miranda Strand peeks into wild lives of Wyoming’s big game animals.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
The University of Wyoming Mountain Bike Club returned to the national stage this fall with a top-10 finish by junior Kat Bush at the national championship race.
They formed a steady stream, crossing Wyoming as well as Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho and Oregon. From 1843 to 1868 a half million pioneers in covered wagons and other means of transport crossed the West via the Oregon Trail.
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.
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.
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…
Competing in the Colorado High School Cycling League, Laramie’s high school mountain bike team is preparing for the state championships Oct. 22 in Eagle, Colorado.
An Albany County ranch was honored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department this summer for its commitment to habitat improvement, big game management and hunting access.
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.