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…
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…
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.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking comment on a large-scale management proposal for the Snowy Range and Sierra Madres that will allow for treatment of beetle-killed trees.
The mountain biking highlight of the summer is set to return to Pole Mountain this weekend, but with a new look and a new format.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Have a picnic in a state park. Ride your bike around the neighborhood. Fish three different bodies of water. Go trail running. View the solar eclipse Aug. 21.
A new program through the Wyoming Conservation Corps is putting eight military veterans to work this summer in the service of Wyoming’s state parks.
Big game herds in southeast Wyoming are looking healthy as they enter summer, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
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.
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…
The male short-eared owl circles upward, often hooting as it soars. Then the bird claps its wings under his body, making an audible sound, and plummets toward the ground.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for public comment on a draft document outlining management recommendations for recreation sites across the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.
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…
As renewable energy production in the United States continues to grow, wind farms figure to remain a fixture of the Wyoming landscape in coming decades.
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.
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.