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…
When Irish immigrant Diana (née Horran) Brown (1843-1915) moved to the Laramie Plains around 1868, everything was new and hastily built. The town of Laramie was mostly a tent city on the banks of the Big Laramie River and beside the new Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
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.
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.