For a little diversion during these difficult times, look to the sky. There’s a new celestial body that just might become visible to the naked eye in another month. It is the Comet Atlas, officially named Comet C.2019 Y4.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has expanded the area in Wyoming where the collection of shed antlers and horn is prohibited in the spring to now include public lands in southeast Wyoming.
Robins and bluebirds have arrived. By mid-day the air is warmish, and in no time the first dandelions will appear. In spite of what is happening in the human world, Mother Nature forges ahead as spring arrives. In Wyoming, spring is always a mixed bag with snow one day, rain the next and sun…
Spring is never easy in southeast Wyoming — and let’s not even start on anything else that might be going on that has us feeling a little weighed down — so we might as well start dreaming about summer now.
As sporting events and races get canceled or postponed around the globe, Laramie resident Even Brande got lucky. He managed to join 15,800 skiers for the Vasaloppet Nordic ski race in Sweden. The event, held on March 1, was held just before the onset of travel bans and “personal distancing.”
A retired Wyoming Game and Fish biologist who spent most of his career in southeast Wyoming is set to be inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame later this month.
Spring Break is upon us, at least if you attend the University or local schools. It is the annual pilgrimage where winter-weary Laramie folk head for warmer weather or at least opt for a change of scenery.
Trails on Pole Mountain have been getting some much-needed attention during the past three years. Trail maintenance is set to continue this summer, even as the Laramie Ranger District embarks on big-picture planning for non-motorized recreation across the entire unit.
Dobby, my Australian shepherd, and I take off for our daily walk. At the bottom of my front steps, Dobby immediately flops into the snow and does his best otter impression, wriggling to and fro. He gets up, shakes off and takes three steps before doing the same antic again. He completes the …
The gathering included the University of Wyoming trustees as well as staff, faculty, volunteers and students working at the Rocky Mountain Herbarium. All eyes were on UW student, Madison Dale, as she carefully took the plant specimen from its holding spot, pressed between sheets of newspaper…
The UW Nordic Ski Team more than doubled in size this year, going from about a dozen skiers to 27 athletes. While always a popular club sport at the University of Wyoming, the dramatic increase is due, at least in part, to a special program between the University of Wyoming’s Division of Ki…
If winter is starting to wear you down, a trio of film tours stopping in Laramie in the coming weeks offer a chance to dream about warmer weather or celebrate the glories of snowy climates — all from the comfort of a warm theater.
JACKSON — A former federal wildlife health chief says the National Elk Refuge’s plans to reduce feeding are “likely to fail” and it’s doubtful they’d slow the spread of disease.
I slowly exhale, trying to ease my rapid breathing. Looking through the rifle’s spotting scope, I pull the trigger and let out a mental “Woo Hoo” when the light on the target turns green. I repeat the process four more times and, by the end, I have three targets lit up in bright green and tw…
Domenic Bravo, former administrator of Wyoming State Parks, who spent the fall as a professor of practice at the University of Wyoming, was recently honored by the National Outdoor Leadership School with its Stewardship Award.
Sunshine, temperatures in the low 80s and lots of green prairie. That sounds pretty pleasant after a week of harsh winter weather. While this nippy weather is here to stay for a while yet, now is the time to plan ahead to when the flowers are blooming and daily attire includes shorts and t-shirts.
I whoosh through the three inches of new snow and smile. I do my best to steer my downhill skis in fast, smooth curves. On my next run, I beat other skiers to the same pitch and reverse-match the turns.
Hank Edwards, who supervises the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory, was recently honored by the Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society as its Wildlife Professional of the Year.
Snow is piling up in the high country. In fact, the snowpack in the Snowy Range is currently at 129 percent of average. Don Day, Jr., president and meteorologist with DayWeather, Inc., based in Cheyenne, maintains a running total of snowfall at a site near Keystone in the Medicine Bow Mounta…
With the purchase of a 79.5-acre parcel in the Huston Park Wilderness last month, the U.S. Forest has consolidated the last wilderness inholding on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests.
The Tie City Trailhead of the Happy Jack Recreation Area is a busy place, especially on weekends. Starting today and for the following two consecutive Saturdays, Nordic ski races will make this area especially congested.
A long-time New Year’s tradition is set to continue this weekend as the Laramie Plains Lion’s Club Lake Hattie Ice Fishing Derby returns for the 28th year.
For the ninth year, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is offering a series of free guided hikes at locations around the state on New Year’s Day, including Curt Gowdy State Park.
Habitat work recently completed on the Laramie River has had the side effect of supporting native non-game fish in addition to the river’s prized brown trout.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released a draft revision of its chronic wasting disease management plan, and the department is looking for public comment through Jan. 15.
Winter has arrived, the snow is here, and the new season brings a host of ways to enjoy getting outside. Here are a few events going on in southeast Wyoming this winter.
If you’re in the mood to put in a few miles before you tuck away a few pounds of holiday food later this month, two running races are on the schedule for the pre-Thanksgiving weekend.
Planning for a new bike park in Laramie moved forward Wednesday evening with a public meeting and discussion about potential locations and features.
Two documentaries that combine outdoor adventure with ungulate migrations, both made by scientists at the University of Wyoming, are set to screen in Laramie.
After clearing hundreds of trees from wilderness trails this summer, the U.S. Forest Service is catching up on wilderness monitoring with help from local volunteers.
After three races, the 7220 Racing Speedgoats are in sixth place in the Colorado High School Cycling League, with conference and state championships ahead.
After 13,850 miles in nine years, Laramie runner Helene Neville reached the shore of the Arctic Ocean on Aug. 17, becoming the first person to run across all 50 states.
Get ready for a busy fall weekend in Laramie. There’s a full slate of outdoor activities on the schedule today, whether you prefer trails, parks, races, fundraisers, solo adventures or all of the above. Here are a few of the many events going on today.
The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is hoping to play in a role in helping Wyoming communities expand their outdoor recreation industries.
Personnel from three local agencies were honored by the U.S. Forest Service earlier this summer for wide-ranging efforts over the last eight year to improve river habitat in the Upper North Platte River watershed.
A hybrid species of carnivorous fish introduced into Upper North Crow Reservoir in Curt Gowdy State Park several years ago is getting big enough to give anglers a good fight.
Just more than 400 miles on the most dangerous highway in the United States are all that separate Laramie runner Helene Neville from a first-ever run through every state in the country.