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Food drives planned
Leadership Laramie will conduct and host two food drives on behalf of Interfaith-Good Samaritan from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Ridley’s Family Market.
Leadership Laramie needs:
n Anything with meat (tuna, spam, stew, chili, ravioli, etc.)
n Canned tomatoes (diced or sauce for pasta)
n Canned fruit
n Canned soup
n Canned beans
n Peanut butter
n Rice, pasta, cereal, or oatmeal
n Powdered or shelf-stable milk
Call 742-4240 or email email@example.com for more information.
Tax help available at Eppson
Tax-Aide volunteers will prepare and e-file tax returns for free. Volunteers are available from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday through April 15 at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St. Call 745-5116 to make an appointment with a Tax-Aide counselor.
Kiwanis to host speaker from Feeding Laramie Valley
The Laramie Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday at Altitude Chophouse & Brewery, 320 S. Second St. The speaker will be Gayle Woodsum from Feeding Laramie Valley. Guests are always welcome.
Dan Lyon to present on Girl Guards at Albany County Historical Society meeting
The Albany County Historical Society will host its monthly meeting Tuesday at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 603 University Ave. The public is invited to this free event. A social hour with refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting and presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Dan Lyon, presenting on Girl Guards: Wyoming’s Forgotten Women’s Militia. This talk commemorates the history of the nation’s first and only militia of teenagers who played a prominent role in Wyoming’s march toward statehood and women’s equality. The program will highlight Laramie citizens who served. Lyon developed an interest in military and Wyoming history while assigned to the Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. During his tour, the museum was selected twice for the prestigious Air Force Space Command Museum of the Year award. He is also an award-winning writer, having won top prizes in the National Collegiate Press Association competition.
Voter alliance meeting set for Tuesday
The Progressive Voter Alliance meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Eppson Center for Seniores, 1560 N. Third St., will feature two speakers: Sharon Breitweiser, executive director of NARAL, who will speak about this past legislative session and moving forward, and Andrew Graham from Wyofile, who will also speak about the legislative session. Everyone else has two minutes to tell their story or just listen to what is happening within the community.
C.J. Box to visit Laramie
The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center will host noted Wyoming author C.J. Box for his latest novel, “Wolf Pack,” from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday.
The author will be in the AHC’s Stock Growers Room as he debuts the latest novel in the Joe Pickett series. There will be a talk and book signing, with copies of the novel sold at the site by the University Store.
Parking at the AHC is free for those who register at the front desk. The event is free to the public. No audio or video recordings or flash photography will be permitted during the event.
Contact Jennifer Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 766-6835 for more information.
LRCD to meet Thursday
The Laramie Rivers Conservation District regular Board of Directors meeting is at noon Thursday at the USDA Service Center, 5015 Stone Road. For more information, call 721-0072.
Lenten Prayer and Meal at St. Paul’s Newman Center
Are you searching for a way to grow spiritually or simply looking for a good meal with a community? Continuing Fridays during the six weeks of Lent, you are invited to St. Paul’s Newman Center to share a simple meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by praying the Stations of the Cross devotion at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
Blood drive planned for Thursday
The Laramie Blood Drive will be from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at Laramie Fire Station No. 3 in West Laramie, 2374 Jefferson St. Just an hour of your time makes a difference in someone’s life. Donating blood is an easy way to care. Make an appointment with the donor center by e-mailing BSigel@vitalant.org or calling 307-638-3326. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments preferred. United Blood Service, now named Vitalant, is in signifcant need of donors.
Spring Bazaar set for March 23
The Albany County 4-H Spring Bazaar is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 at the Albany County Fairgrounds. Vendor tables are still available. Contact Mary Louise at email@example.com or 721-2571 to request space. Funds raised go to help area youth with projects and trips with 4-H.
UW hosting Wyoming Goes Global Conference
The upcoming Wyoming Goes Global Conference is set March 25 at the University of Wyoming in the College of Education Auditorium.
The conference highlights international research performed by UW students and faculty funded by the Center for Global Studies.
This year, the conference includes the World to Wyoming lecture series at noon with Mark Jenkins, who will present on water scarcity. The theme of water management as a grand challenge facing the world is continued with a collaborative project between the College of Law and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The reception includes a poster session and announcement of the 2019 CGS student and faculty grant award winners at 5:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom.
The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the UW Center for Global Studies, UW Office of Academic Affairs, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, Wyoming Humanities Council, UW School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies, UW School of Energy Resources.
Public meeting to focus on North Laramie Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main
The city of Laramie will conduct a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 28 in the City of Laramie Annex Building, 405 Grand Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow citizens to review and comment on the North Laramie Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main Project (involves the design and construction of a new sanitary sewer main serving north Laramie).
At the meeting, the city of Laramie will present maps and information regarding the proposed project and will discuss the estimated cost of the improvements and the plan for funding the improvements.
Written comments are also welcome. Send written comments to Brooks Webb, Interim Director of Public Works, City of Laramie, P.O. Box C, Laramie, WY 82073 by 5 p.m. March 27.
StudioWYO to host Open Mic Night with Hunter Hicks
Open Mic Night is from 7-9 p.m. March 28 in the University of Wyoming Union Gardens. This entertaining and varied performance is free to the public. Open Mic Night will begin with host Hunter Hicks with his unique folk/country style. All ages are not only welcome, but also encouraged to sign up to perform. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 p.m. As always, StudioWYO is proud to host these outstanding performers. StudioWYO is a student-run program sponsored by Associated Students Technical Services. StudioWYO is a live learning lab to support local artists and student technicians in a professional environment utilizing top-of-the-line audiovisual equipment. With a new show each week, there is never a dull moment and always something new to be learned and experienced. For More information about StudioWYO and StudioWYO events, visit our Facebook at facebook.com/StudioWYO, or find us on Twitter or Instagram @StudioWYO.
UW Art Museum hosts gallery walk-through with student award winners
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. March 28.
The gallery walk-through is an opportunity to hear students discuss their artistic motivations such as what drives the content of their work and why specific artistic media were chosen, and to answer visitors’ questions. This opportunity helps students develop as professional artists and bolster public speaking skills.
The annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW or any in-state student enrolled through UW distance courses during the current academic year. For the 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, 75 students — from 21 different majors — submitted 198 works of art for review. From those, 61 artworks by 56 students were selected.
An out-of-state juror is invited each year to select the exhibition from student submissions. This year’s juror was Louise Martorano, executive director of the RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver.
Each year, UW administration and departments, as well as businesses and individuals, provide cash prizes and purchase awards that recognize and support the creative work of UW students.
Billy Harris, of Laramie, is among the winners.
The exhibition will be on display through May 18.
For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.
UW to host Education in Prison Conference
Advancing the field of education in prison and efforts to support formerly incarcerated people in their transition to freedom is the purpose of the University of Wyoming’s Symposium on Transformative Education in Prison and Beyond.
The two-day, solution-oriented conference will consist of various panel discussions, interactive workshops and keynote addresses by leaders in the field. The free event is March 29-30 in the UW Conference Center.
Damon Horowitz and Jody Lewen are scheduled keynote speakers.
Horowitz is a philosophy professor and serial entrepreneur, working at the intersection of technology and the humanities. He recently served as consulting philosopher at AltSchool, a B-corporation focused on using technology to bring personalized progressive education to a broader population.
Lewen is the founder and executive director of the Prison University Project, which operates the college program at San Quentin State Prison in California. The program provides a general education Associate of Arts degree and intensive college preparatory courses to about 350 incarcerated people.
Panelists are national and international experts in the field. Panel topics include: insights from the Wyoming Department of Corrections, and currently and formerly incarcerated students; philosophy in prison; jail writing programs; transformative technology; theories, practices and challenges in higher education in prison programs; and success beyond reduced recidivism.
Preregistration for this free event is highly encouraged. For more information and to register, visit www.uwyo.edu/stepb.
VFW looking for old American flags
The Laramie VFW Post 2221 is looking for flag that need to be retired. Anyone with one or more American flags that are laying around taking up space are encouraged to drop them off at 2142 Garfield St., during business hours, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, 2-7 p.,m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. The VFW will be collecting as many flags as possible until March 30.
Call 745-4918 for more information.
Fair Board to amend regulations
Public notice is hereby given that Albany County Fair Board intends to amend the Fair Regulations in accordance with Wyo. Stat. § 16-3-101 and under the authority of Wyo. Stat. § 18-9-101(a)(iii) and § 18-9-101(a)(iii). The board will amend the weight requirements for Market Lamb, under Section 28(b)) of the Albany County Fair Regulations, to require the lamb’s weight to be 100 lbs.
Interested persons may obtain a copy of these regulations at the office of the Albany County Fair Manager, 3510 S. Third St., or on the county website.
The Albany County Fair Board will host a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at the Albany County Fairgrounds to take oral comments from interested persons upon the proposed regulations. Written comments, data, views and arguments may be submitted to the office of the Albany County Fair Manager, 3510 S. Third St. no later than April 1. Written comments may also be submitted via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any interested person may urge the board to not adopt the rules and request the board state its reasons for overruling the consideration urged against adoption. Requests for an agency response must be made prior to or within 30 days after adoption of the rules, addressed to: Jimmy Jo Chatfield, Albany County Fair Manager, 3510 S. Third St., Laramie, Wyoming.
WOTM planning Spring Bazaar
The Women of the Moose are hosting a Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at the Moose Lodge, 409 S. Third St. Those interested in being a vendor can contact San Dee Hutton at 745-3039 (leave a message) or email@example.com or Deb Wessels at 760-0860.
Vendor applications can be picked up at the Lodge during open hours. An 8-foot table is $20. Applications are due no later than April 10.
The bazaar will have concessions available and lots of great things to see and buy for Easter.
Workshop to focus on garden soil health
The University of Wyoming Extension is hosting a garden soil health workshop from 6-8 p.m. April 11 at the Albany County Extension Office, 3520 S. Third St., Suite A. The classroom is located near the flag pole on the west end o the fairgrounds activity building.
The workshop is intended to help gardeners of Albany County that deal with difficult soil.
Topics that will be discussed at the workshop include:
n Soil nutrient issues and management for gardeners
n How to read soil test results
n Good soil management practices
Dave Berry coming to Laramie
Acclaimed humorist and award-winning author Dave Barry will speak Thursday, April 18, at the University of Wyoming. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The University Store will host a book signing following the talk. No audio or video recordings or flash photography will be permitted during the event. Barry’s presentation, part of the UW Libraries Development Board’s annual author event, is funded by the McMurry-Spieles Endowment for Library Excellence. Members of the development board will host a luncheon with Barry at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. To make a reservation, go to uw.uwyo.edu/davebarry2019 by Wednesday, April 3. Those attending the afternoon talk are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for parking and seating. UW Transit and Parking Services will provide complimentary parking in “A” spaces in the Wyo Hall and McWhinnie Hall parking lots from noon-4 p.m. Metered parking also will be available at the regular fee, and day permits may be purchased at the Wyoming Union information desk. In addition, attendees can use the free shuttle service. For more information about campus parking and shuttle services, visit www.uwyo.edu/tps.For more information about Barry’s presentation, call UW Libraries at (307) 766-3641, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.uwyo.edu/libraries.
Glass recycling dates set for March, April
Glass recycling will be accepted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot March 30-31 and April 20, as well as from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 at Simpson Plaza as part of Earth Day.
Clear and colored glass should be sorted.
Bohl to speak at Scout dinner
Tickets are on sale for the annual dinner and fund-raiser for the High Altitude District of the Boy Scouts of America. Craig Bohl, University of Wyoming Cowboys football head coach, will be the featured speaker.
The buffet dinner (BBQ chicken and beef brisket) is set for April 24 at the Laramie Holiday Inn, 204 S. 30th St. No-host cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and the buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.
Door prizes are two guns: 7mm Ruger American Rifle and .270 Savage Axis with scope. Ticket holder does not have to be present to win.
The silent auction will include a variety of donated items, including a fly rod and other outdoor gear.
Tickets are available at the Western States Bank (3430 Grand Ave,), Dr. Brad Walgren’s dental office, 3421 Garfield St. and at the West Laramie Fly Store. For more information, call Adam Lindstrom at 721-9100 or Larry Weatherford 460-8118.
All proceeds will be used to support local Scout activities.
Wyoming Territorial Prison Spring Exploration Event set for April 27
Celebrate Earth Day with this free family event from noon-4 p.m. April 27 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, 975 Snowy Range Road. Come observe, explore and learn about plants, bees, bugs, birds and more. Protect our species and its environment. All of our plants and animals have value in themselves and are part of the web of life. Our lives and theirs are linked together inextricably — without them, our own species might not survive.
Contact Deborah Cease at email@example.com or 7453733 for more information.
College of Arts and Sciences to host UW Day at the Museums
The University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences is inviting sixth-grade students from across the state to visit Laramie for a UW Day at the Museums event May 15.
Participants will attend three tours or hands-on workshops in UW’s museums, planetarium or makerspaces from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 15. Teachers must register their classes by April 30, as space is limited.
After arriving on campus, participants will be welcomed by Lutz before heading to two workshops for an hour each. Lunch will be provided, followed by the final hourlong workshop. A full schedule of events can be found at www.uwyo.edu/as/uw_day_at_museum.html.
Participants are encouraged to dress for hands-on creativity and Wyoming weather, which means clothes that can get dirty, comfortable shoes and layers.
Participating units include the UW Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium, the UW Geological Museum, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, the UW Anthropology Museum, the UW Archaeological Repository, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Science Kitchen, the UW Art Museum, the UW Museum of Vertebrates and the UW makerspaces.
For more information and to register, visit www.uwyo.edu/as/uw_day_at_museum.html.
UW’s 2019 Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 12-19
The University of Wyoming’s 2019 Homecoming celebration has been scheduled for the week of Oct. 12-19, culminating with UW’s home football game against the University of New Mexico on Oct. 19.
The game will be preceded by a week of Homecoming events, including The Big Event for the Laramie community, Golden Boot competition for businesses, the UW Distinguished Alumni Dinner, the 50th Club Reunion, the Homecoming parade, the All Alumni and Friends Reunion and other student activities. Each of these events provides a place to reconnect with friends, classmates and the UW community.
More information about these events will be posted at www.uwyo.edu/homecoming as it becomes available.
Those with questions regarding Homecoming 2019 should call the UW Alumni Association at (307) 766-4166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans crisis line number open
How many numbers do you have in your phone? Do you have space for one more that could be the lifeline for someone in crisis? 1-800-273-8255 is that lifeline. In fact, it’s a national lifeline manned 24 hours a day for those who might be overwhelmed by life’s struggles and are thinking about hurting themselves, according to a news release. You might never need it — in fact, hopefully not. But if you do, won’t a minute now to save it be worth the time?
So, how does the Veterans Crisis Line fit in? While the 800 number is a national resource for anyone, callers simply press “1” to connect to the Veterans Crisis Line. Responders, many of whom are veterans themselves, are available to talk to veterans or anyone concerned about a veteran. It’s confidential and available 365 days a year. One number potentially helps anyone in crisis.
Interfaith places donation boxes at grocery stores
Interfaith-Good Samaritan has blue donation boxes near the customer service desks at both Safeway and Ridley’s Family Market. Customers can drop in any non-perishable items as they exit the store. All donations go directly to Interfaith and are used in its food pantry to help feed hungry Laramie residents, according to a news release.
The pantry has 800-1,000 visitors every month, the release states.
Senior volunteers needed to work with students
The Foster Grandparent Program of the Wyoming Rockies is welcoming seniors who are 55 or older and would like to work with children, according to a news release. Senior volunteers support teachers and students in the classroom, receive a non-taxable stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers are willing to commit to 20 hours or more a week, with summers off. No prior classroom experience is necessary. Foster Grandparents tend to be individuals who care about their community and want to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of the students they work with, the release states. Any interested senior, including veterans, are encouraged to call Maryalice at 307-223-1051, visit 968 N. Ninth St. in LaBonte Park or go to www.fostergrandparentswy.org for more information.
Driver needed for Home Delivered Meals
The Eppson Center for Seniors has a need for Home Delivered Meal drivers, according to a news release. There are openings for permanent routes and substitute drivers. Meals go out to homes at dinner time Mondays and lunch time Tuesdays-Fridays. This is a great service to folks who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Call the Eppson Center at 745-5116 to volunteer or for more information.
Laramie Suicide Prevention Hotline available
The Laramie Suicide Prevention Hotline is a 24-hour crisis line that you can call or text if you are feeling scared, depressed, alone, angry, or any other painful feelings that are hard to deal with by yourself. Call or text. 307-977-7777.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is talk about the way you are feeling, but often that is the one thing that will help you feel better.
Calls are free and you will be connected with someone in Laramie who is trained to talk or text to those in crisis.
We are here and we want to help.
LASSO Events looking for volunteer opportunities
As “Laramie’s Source for Volunteers”, LASSO Events is asking any and all community non-profits or servicing agencies to provide any upcoming dates or events that may need volunteer services. Does your organization need some helpers to pull off that next big event or project? Or do you simply need a few able bodies to fulfill a to do list or small endeavor? Contact LASSO Director Tim Snowbarger at email@example.com or call at 307-417-0499.
How to submit to Local Briefs
If you have a Local Brief you’d like to submit, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring it to the office at 320 Grand Ave. or fax it to 721-2973. Include who, what, when, where, why and how in the brief, as well as the cost and where to go for more information, if applicable. Word limit for briefs is 125 words. Submitting information for briefs does not preclude us from possibly writing a story on it. All submissions will be edited for grammar, style, spelling, libel and length. The deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s publication, and new submission may not be accepted Saturdays or Mondays, due to staff cuts. Contact Joel Funk at 755-3328 or email@example.com for more information.