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Ski season to open with Pole Mountain Shuffle

The first Nordic ski race of the new year, the Pole Mountain Shuffle, is set for 10 a.m. today at the Tie City trails. Registration is free, but donations to Medicine Bow Nordic Association will be accepted. Skiers can choose from 5k and 10k classic and skate races. Go to www.medicinebownordic.org for more information or to register.

Izaak Walton League to meet

The Travelle Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Laramie Fire Department Station No. 2, 1558 N. 23rd St. Lusha Tronstad, an invertebrate zoologist at Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, is scheduled to talk about the effects of wind turbines on nearby insects and plants. Call club President George Janack at 399-7640 for more information.

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