Palmer Pasman, center in gold t-shirt, celebrated his seventh birthday on Friday while singing "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" surrounded by friends and guests — which included Pistol Pete and UW cheerleaders — at his home in northeast Laramie in August.
Robert Terry of the Laramie Police Department takes a plunge into a pool of water on a 30-degree on a February afternoon. Terry and dozens of others participated in the "Jackalope Jump" at the Albany County Fairgrounds. The event was a fundraiser for Special Olympics athletes in Wyoming. Each jumper needed to raise at least $100.
Ross McIntosh, a sophomore at the University of Wyoming studying viola, is one of six students who took part in the Jacoby Student Soloist Competition. McIntosh is a 2017 graduate of Laramie High School.
Jennifer Stone, an attorney at Schilling and Winn, P.C., in Laramie, shovels the sidewalk outside of her office in March after the week's blizzard brought several inches of snow and wind. Her dog, Maya, was trying to help, but kept getting distracted.
University of Wyoming Board of Trustees chairman Dave True, left, sits next to UW President Laurie Nichols while the two listen to public testimony during a March meeting in Laramie. Faculty, staff and students expressed concerns during the public comment period about the board's decision to not renew Nichols' contract after June 30.
Ahmed Eltoukhy, sophomore at the University of Wyoming, smiles as he hands out flowers with messages from the Quran for the Muslim Student Association on an April afternoon. Part of Islamic Awareness Week, the MSA also had a table with free samples of Turkish sweets and advertised the rest of their programming for the week, including community appreciation dinner and a panel discussing the misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic faith.
Anna Morillon marches as part of Albany County SAFE project's Take Back the Night event on an April evening in downtown Laramie. An event hosted in cities and towns worldwide, Take Back the Night aims to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as raise awareness about the prevalence of violence against women. The march ended at Depot park where participants enjoyed food, activities and a concert by local band The Woodpile.
Laramie Police Department Assistant Chief Roberty Terry runs with University of Wyoming Police Department Chief Michael Samp and other law enforcement officers as they take turns carrying the Flame of Hope down Grand Avenue on a May evening on a route to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics of Wyoming's Summer Games in Laramie.
Tommy Jansen, firefighter with the Laramie Fire Department, reads "Can I Be Your Dog?" to two Rock River Elementary School first graders, Easton Hensley and Wyatt Nacey at the Albany County Public Library on a May morning. Every first grader in the state received a book that day as part of the annual Wyoming Reads event, and first graders from Albany County School District No. 1 had the chance to read their books with University of Wyoming athletes, firefighters and teachers.
Laramie resident Marian Paxton sits at her Ampico reproducer piano playing "Moonlight Serenade" on a May afternoon at Regency Retirement Residence. Paxton was the 2019 recipient of the Community Service Award presented by the Laramie Lions Club and Laramie Boomerang.
Saige Ward stands in the ring for the final moments of judging in the senior division of the 4-H Beef Showmanship competition on an August afternoon. Ward was the grand champion for the senior division of Beef Showmanship with her heifer Denali.
Ivy Thompson demonstrates paint pouring on Aug. 8 at 4th Street Studios. Paint pouring is one of the art projects included in the Science Loves Art kits that will be disbursed to remote places in Laramie.
Andrew Harvey, 3, leaves the ice after his skating lesson at the Laramie Ice and Event center, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The ice season at the event center started Tuesday, and this Saturday all the events will be free. Nadav Soroker/Laramie Boomerang
Vanessa Stuart, commander of American Legion Husted-Pendleton Post 14, bows her head in prayer at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 at the post. The post hosted a brief remembrance and memorial, inlcuding ringing four fives on the bell and the playing of Taps.
Laramie Fire Department Company Officer Kevin Rice caries a retired firefighter helmet to the podium Wednesday during the 9/11 remberance ceremony hosted by the Laramie Fire Department, Laramie Police Department and other first responder agencies outside City Hall.
Black 14 player Tony McGee hugs University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman Sept. 13 in the Wildcatter Stadium Club at War Memorial Stadium moments after Burman apologized for the treatment of the African American athletes during the 1969 season.
Black 14 member Ted Williams raises his fists in the air during the halftime presentation of the long overdue varsity jackets during the game against the University of Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.
Cielo Lujan, a seventh grader at Laramie Middle School, practices switching gears as she rides a bike during PE class on on a September morning. The bikes were provided to LMS as part of a grant, and students will get the chance to learn about bike safety, maintenance and more.
Laramie Fire Department firefighters Tomy Jansen (right) as Mumbles the clown and Eric Wright as Pickles the clown help volunteers from Harmony Elementary School — third-grader Wayne Rodgers, first-grader Hannah Rodgers, kindergartener Allena Fonte and second-grader Lane Montaya — check to see if it's safe to go through a door during the October Fire PALS presentation. LFD teaches children fire and life safety lessons each year through the Fire PALS program.
Xavier Schmidt spins through the water with a pumpkin during the Larmaie Community Recreation Center's Pumpkin Dunkin' event on an October evening. Not only did children get to swim with pumpkins, but they also got to carve pumpkins, play games and win prizes as part of the annual event.
Lynn McKay holds up a broken skateboard to protest the one year anniversary of the shooting of Ramirez by Albany County Sheriff’s corporal Derek Colling Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the Albany County Courthouse. About 40 people attended the protest, before it dissolved and moved to Ramirez’s former apartment for a memorial. Nadav Soroker/Laramie Boomerang
David Bunn, Robbie Ramirez’s uncle, screws broken and decorated skateboards painted with messages of remembrance onto the wall Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at Ramirez’s former apartment. Broken and decorated skateboards were hung on the wall, all of them donated by Ramirez’s friends and painted by Amanda Pittman. Nadav Soroker/Laramie Boomerang
Laramie Historic Railroad Depot board president Joseph Cook paints road lines on a model train layout to prepare it for the depot's Open House Model Train Show taking place on a November weekend. The open house will feature different scaled model trains, including a Lego scale train.
University of Wyoming freshman Amanda Adams pets 5-year-old Jasper, St. Bernard-huskie mix, during the Puppy Play Date event on Dec. 16 at Coe Library. The event was designed to provide a healthy way to manage stress during finals week on campus.
Beth Bear, right, and Kadee Harshberger brave the cold their dog Max and new puppy Mo on Dec. 28 in Laramie. It was 13 degrees at the time, though it felt like -6, as the snow continued to fall throughout that Saturday.
Dicksie May and her great-granddaughter Indie Wolfson help their team members decide on a name during the Albany County Historical Society Trivia Night in February 2019 at the Lincoln Community Center in Laramie. It was the first time the organization hosted a trivia night, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.
During the Feb. 7 Biscuits and Jam, Rex Gantenbein plays his bass guitar and sings with Colin Keeney, playing guitar, as Jack Wallace plays the fiddle, Bonnie Henderson plays the guitar and Marianne Businga plays the piano. Biscuits and Jam meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month starting at 1 p.m.
Laramie resident Joe Castillo shovels snow in his driveway on Shield Street on March 15 in Laramie. The drift was still several feet high in Castillo's front yard Friday as snow started to slowly melt across the city.
Rally attendees recreate Chris Drury's Carbon Sink art installation during the climate change demonstration in Prexy's Pasture on April 15. The demonstration was meant to recreate the controversial art featured on campus in 2011, which was removed after backlash from the fossil fuel industry.
University of Wyoming students Merritt Singley, Sydnye Spicer and Kristen Newbury walk to class April 29 as snow starts to fall. Laramie is predicted to receive 6-8 inches of snow by Tuesday morning, although National Weather Service meteorologists said recent warm weather may affect how much of the snow accumulates.
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Novak walks up the Interstate 80 east entrance ramp at Happy Jack Road east of Laramie on Monday. Novak was walking from Laramie to Cheyenne as part of his more than 3,000 mile walk across the nation to raise awareness for military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and veteran suicide prevention. Novak began his journey is Dupont, Washington, where he resides with his family. The final destination for his trip is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Though he does not personally have PTSD, Novak has had his own struggles with anxiety and depression. He hopes making his walk will lead to people finding solutions to the problems he’s highlighting. Novak can be followed on social media with the hashtag #JimmyWalking. Go to www.veteranscrisisline.net for more information about the cause. Those struggling with thoughts of suicide can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The Laramie Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached by call or text at 307-977-7777.
Laramie High School junior Arundathi Nair accepts a check for prize money she earned in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition. She is among 340 students from across the nation awarded a total of $100,000 in prize money for her documentary film "Out of Many, One and Out of One, Many," examining what it means to be an American. Her father, Sreejayan Nair, sits with his daughter for a photo on the C-SPAN bus, which visited Laramie High School in May.
Ben Brosmire, president of the local union branch 463 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, collects a food donation on his route near the University of Wyoming campus. The Post Office collected donated food in May for the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, and residents could leave donations by their mailboxes or take them to the donation drop-off box in the post office.
WYDOT heavy equipment operator Colter Bame drives a rotary plow to clear the Lake Marie parking area along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway on May 15. The large plow uses rear-wheel steering, and is used to plow multilple feet of snow.
Morgan Grossman, an 8th grader at Pine Dale Middle School, works on building a rover during a workshop for the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference on the University of Wyoming campus May 21 in Laramie. The conference -- designed to spark students’ passion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and also provide the students with mentors and role models -- was in its 20th year this week, formerly was known as the Women in Science Conference, according to a UW news release. The workshop Grossman was working in saw young women talk about how to power a rover in space, how to communicate with it and more in different environments.
From left to right, Clint Petersen, Brent Brock and Michael Hotchkiss of the Laramie Fire Department watch a procession from the celebration of the life of Randy Vickers go north on Fourth Street outside of Fire Station No. 1 in Laramie May 24. Vickers, Laramie's fire chief until he retired in 2010, died in February 2019.
Magician Ann Lincoln asks her volunteer, third grader Isaac Kaffer, if he sees anything in her bag during her performance at Laramie Montessori May 24. Lincoln performed a sneak peek of her show for the students at schools all over Laramie in anticipation of the Albany County Public Library's summer reading program, a Universe of Stories, which is themed this year around the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The program kicked off June 1 and featured events all summer long, including a show with Lincoln and events with the University of Wyoming Planetarium.
Left, Lions District 15 Governor Bob Lyons, presents the 2018 Community Service Award on June 8 to Laramie resident Marian Paxton for her local charitable contributions. The 75th annual award and banquet was sponsored by the Laramie Lions Club and Laramie Boomerang.
Vice Commander Jennifer Clark and Legion member Hugh Lockhart inspect unservicable flags before they are disposed during the American Legion Post No. 14 Flag Day Ceremony June 14. Once flags are deemed unserviceable, they are respectfully burned.
Aurora Hunter kisses her kitten wrapped in a blanket during the first Thursday Local Market of 2019 in the southeast corner of Undine Park. The Thursday Local Market featured local and regional vendors selling handmade goods, locally-sourced food and more.
Left to right, authors Andrew Grant, Tasha Alexander and Lee Child speak to a crowd of fans June 22 at Second Story Bookstore in downtown Laramie. Child is the author of the international best-selling Jacker Reacher novels, one of which was adapted into a 2012 film staring Tom Cruise. Alexander is the author of the Lady Emily myster series and Grant is a British thriller writer. Alexander and Grant are husband and wife and have home near Tie Siding in Albany County. Child is Grant's older brother and also has a Wyoming home nearby the couple.
Cody Mock, employee at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, bikes to the Bikes, Beer and Brats event hosted by Blue Federal Credit Union, IMH and Altitude Chophouse and Brewery at Depot Park June 26. Celebrating Bike to Work Week, the event featured free brats and beer for bikers.
Boys from the Laramie Rangers baseball team joined others shortly after 11 p.m. on June 27 in welcoming home the hearse carrying the remains of Machinist Mate First Class George Hanson, a Laramie resident who died fighting in World War II. Hanson's remains were returned to Laramie after being recently identified. Gov. Mark Gordon has the State of Wyoming flags to be flown at half staff in Albany County, when Hanson was buried at Greenhill Cemetery.