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Community editorial board: Should UW sell alcohol at games?

It’s no secret that money is tight at the University of Wyoming. And that affects all discussions and decisions about the university’s future.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Elmore letter: Parents thank community
Posted: September 25, 2016

Dear Everyone in Laramie, we are the parents of Jerry Elmore who went missing in Laramie recently. Jerry was found dead in the Snowy Range area. We so much appreciate all the wonderful people who were willing to search for Jerry when the request went out on Facebook and other places that he was missing. The response was fantastic and shows how caring and helpful the people of Laramie are. One generous lady even offered to have us stay at her apartment if we needed to come to Laramie. Others wanted to know where his abandoned car was found so they could help search. A search party was going to start a massive search when a hunter found Jerry’s body the day before the search was to begin. The people from the coroner’s office, the sheriff’s department and the funeral home were all so very kind and helpful. Many people have offered their prayers for Jerry and our family. This means so much to us. One lady said that she was estranged from her son but after hearing about Jerry’s death, she was going to try to reconnect with her son. We sincerely hope some good does come out of this terrible tragedy. We so very much want to sincerely thank the people of Laramie for their concern and caring. What an amazing place Laramie is. Someday we hope we can visit Laramie to see the gateway to heaven for Jerry. Thank you so much.

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Peck letter: Council doesn’t understand taxi services
Posted: September 25, 2016

We find it rather disheartening and dismaying the Laramie City Council continues to so poorly regulate taxi services in Laramie, in spite of recent discussion, and fails to be consistent in their requirements, and continues to be vague in their direction and desires for the industry.

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Olson letter: No to alcohol at UW games
Posted: September 25, 2016

The University of Wyoming is thinking of allowing alcohol to be sold at athletic events. Reasons include; (1) to generate more revenue for the university, (2) other universities are doing it and reporting positive effects, (3) competition with other sporting events and concerts, and (4) the expectation of those 40 years old and older that alcohol be available (Boomerang, 9-18).

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Bathrop letter: Lyceum is back
Posted: September 25, 2016

For the past 33 years, there has been an educational program each April and October called Lyceum. This October will be the 67th session. The programs are held each Tuesday at 9:00 and 10:30 in the Stockgrowers Room in the Centennial Complex. See the Boomerang for additional information about each week’s programs. Lyceum is a Greek word meaning education. We provide a variety of different subject topics. During the month of October, programs will vary from a talk by Jana Wilson about the Wild Horse Eco Sanctuary to a talk by Dr. Yennie, ACSD No. 1 Superintendent about how things are going with the new High School. The cost of each week’s program is only $6. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
Community editorial board: Fluoride issue appears out of nowhere
Posted: September 18, 2016

Most of us last thought about fluoride in our water when the black-and-white movie “Dr. Strangelove” featured a psychotic general who started a nuclear war because the Russians were polluting his “precious bodily fluids” with fluoride as part of a nefarious plot.

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