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The flowers are light lavender and the plant grows up to 15 inches tall on a sturdy stalk. The Blowout Penstemon has a shape similar to that of other penstemons with three petals below and two on top of a tubular flower. The flower looks a bit like it has a beard or a tongue that creates a l…

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View the Parks and Recreation Guide at: www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec. Be sure to like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/laramie.parksandrecreation/). We share lots of useful information and exciting news on our Facebook page!

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A majority of likely voters in Wyoming said conservation issues were very important when it comes to deciding whether to support a public official, according to a new poll organized by the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.

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The first trails at Happy Jack Recreation Area were cleared in the summer of 1979. Quintin Skinner was coaching the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Team which, back then, was a NCAA team and not, as now, a club sport. At that time UW had an A, B and C men’s team and a full Women’s team with…

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A captive-raised female black-footed ferret had what might be her last glimpse of humans Thursday afternoon at her new home in the Shirley Basin a dozen miles north of Medicine Bow.

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View the Parks and Recreation Guide at: www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec. Be sure to like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/laramie.parksandrecreation/). We share lots of useful information and exciting news on our Facebook page!

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The Laramie Audubon Society has a full slate of birding events planned for the fall, with something on the schedule almost every Saturday through mid-November.

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Lori Roberts, an avid hiker who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, admits to a range of thoughts that could keep her off the trail, if she were to indulge them.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Runners might have outnumbers pedestrians of other types Tuesday evening as the second edition of the Downtown Running Club got underway.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I tear away the plastic wrap encasing the bone. I show it to Muggle, my Australian shepherd. I don’t say a word, point to the door and lead the way outside.

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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.

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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.