• 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
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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
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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
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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.

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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…

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A group of local Girl Scouts has been working since September to analyze the health of the Laramie River.

  • By EVE NEWMAN
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By THADDEUS MAST
    thaddeusm@laramieboomerang.com
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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.

  • By Eve Newman
    even@laramieboomerang.com
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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.