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  • 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…

  • by Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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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.

  • By Eve Newman
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A cross-country bike ride is set to roll through Laramie next week, and locals are invited to join in by riding from Laramie to Cheyenne.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By AMBER TRAVSKY
    Contributing Outdoors Columnist
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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.

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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.