• SHAWN PALMER
    CONTRIBUTING HEALTH COLUMNIST
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Q: “My bad cholesterol (LDL) is moderately high and my good cholesterol (HDL) is good and I have a very healthy diet and lifestyle. Do you think this high LDL is really a problem?”

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We are lucky to finally receive a little rain. Even luckier are some of the lawns, bushes and trees that have been deprived of water. A notable example of this deprivation of water is the trees along Harney and 22rd street adjacent to the University’s property. I guess the money crunch of th…

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Kudos to the Boomerang for delightful article Sunday, Aug. 6 on the Gray children’s lemonade stand. By donating a portion of their profits to local nonprofits, Julep and Emmitt are living some our most cherished human values- compassion, empathy, generosity. I commend their parents for insti…

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The proposed land purchase is oversold as an open recreational area for all Albany County residents with potential of economic development and aquifer protection. This land will not serve all county residents, just those who are in close proximity to this barren open space to walk their dogs…

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While CO2 was discovered to produce a greenhouse effect ages ago, we seem to be ignoring other gasses. An internet search for a list of the top 5 greenhouse gases found no consensus and most sites left off the most important greenhouse gas…..water vapor! We can feel the effect of water vapor…

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I write to enthusiastically compliment all those associated with the new Jacoby Ridge Rural Trail. What a gem! This kind of low-cost public amenity capitalizes on the access to natural settings and wide-open spaces that make Laramie such a great place to live, work, and raise our families. A…

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In keeping with the nutty claim that NASA lists “…every scientific body in the world, all 230 of them.”, Pete Kuntz faithfully regurgitates the Gore/Obama-sponsored AGW false narrative promulgated by the various federally-funded agencies and the many other trickle-down financial beneficiary …

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Let the Bill Nye Avenue land management by the County Commission serve as an example to the supporters of the $14 million dollar Warren Livestock land purchase; the power of the county to remove public land status and turn it into private land. Neither the local press, or County Commission, …

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It seems that there is a new policy in Albany County by which land owners can add county property to their private property simply by asking. My property is adjacent to a public easement that runs from Bill Nye Road to Snowy View Road in Sherman Hills. Horseback riders, joggers, bicyclists, …

  • KEVIN BRETTING
    CONTRIBUTING HEALTH COLUMNIST
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Congratulations to all of those who participated in the Wyoming Senior Olympics hosted here in Laramie last weekend. How neat to see an active ageing population come together to compete in physical tasks of prowess. Whether you were competing in those events for a lifetime or saw an opportun…

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The Laramie Woman’s Club volunteered their hospitality skills by assisting the Rec Center in registering seniors at the State of Wyoming Sr. Olympics and at three dinners. There were 270 registrants from 13 states with 28 Wyoming communities attending. Laramie will be hosting the Olympics ag…

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Here are a few observations about Sandra Werner’s latest gush fest on the wonders of Obamacare. First, Ms. Werner, it does not surprise me for one second that you enjoy having myself and other hardworking citizens pay for your health care. Second, it doesn’t surprise me for one second that y…

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Mr. Watson, information on climate change is readily available to you from many sources. What prevents you from accessing such information yourself and from evaluating it in an empirical and thorough way? Are you not just regurgitating what you read on a few select websites that validate you…

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Mr. Watson referenced an Amy Goodman column in which the Antarctic ice shelf was discussed. Further in his letter he said, “I continue to challenge Boomerang staff and readers to provide any empirical evidence that validates the AGW hypothesis.”

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I had never heard of the self-ascribed ‘Sage from South Central’ until I found my editorial beside his opinion in the Boomerang on Thursday. As I refer to the perils of the “But what about...” arguments, Larry Elder uses the oldie-but-a-goodie in its typical circuitous fashion in his piece “…

  • 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 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.

  • Dan Hayward
    Contributing photography columnist
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Photography is a form of visual communication and the main goal in taking almost any photo is to draw peoples’ attention to the finished photo and then keep their attention long enough for them to derive a message from the photo.

  • By Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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I ran 755 consecutive days, covering some 2,022 miles. I was one of three official Wyoming members of the U.S. Running Streak Association. Alas, a year ago I had to let it go. I ended my running streak due to knee surgery. During physical therapy I was told that riding a bike was fine, thoug…

  • By Dan Hayward
    Contributing photography columnist
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Hi, and welcome to my “HighLight & Shadow” photo column.