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The snow crunches as my skis break the crusty surface. I pause and look up at the high, thin clouds making the sky about the same color as the ground. It’s only about 10 degrees but it seems warmer due to the lack of that four letter word: w-i-n-d. There is hardly a puff. I check the wind tu…

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Seasonal road closures now in effect on Pole Mountain

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The University of Wyoming is one of the best colleges in the country when it comes to winter, according to a College Consensus, a website that aggregates college rankings and student reviews.

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A documentary film about six runners training for life-changing challenges is set to be screened in Laramie this weekend, in advance of widespread release later this month.

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Conversations about hunting, wildlife management, public lands and conservation have moved squarely into the podcasting world in the past few years, with the digital platform well-suited to in-depth discussions about specialized topics.

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Common Outdoor Ground, a new volunteer group focused on public lands in southeast Wyoming, logged more than 800 hours of volunteer work during its first year of existence.

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Winter weather has arrived, and the new season brings a slew of ways to maximize the fun outside. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer skiing, wildlife watching, drilling holes in ice or just watching movies about people doing things outdoors.

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A new 5K scheduled for Saturday morning is intended to raise money for University of Wyoming law students who want to attend national competitions.

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A majority of likely voters in Wyoming said conservation issues were very important when it comes to deciding whether to support a public official, according to a new poll organized by the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.

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The first trails at Happy Jack Recreation Area were cleared in the summer of 1979. Quintin Skinner was coaching the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Team which, back then, was a NCAA team and not, as now, a club sport. At that time UW had an A, B and C men’s team and a full Women’s team with…

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A captive-raised female black-footed ferret had what might be her last glimpse of humans Thursday afternoon at her new home in the Shirley Basin a dozen miles north of Medicine Bow.

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View the Parks and Recreation Guide at: www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec. Be sure to like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/laramie.parksandrecreation/). We share lots of useful information and exciting news on our Facebook page!

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The Laramie Audubon Society has a full slate of birding events planned for the fall, with something on the schedule almost every Saturday through mid-November.

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Lori Roberts, an avid hiker who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, admits to a range of thoughts that could keep her off the trail, if she were to indulge them.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s new Laramie Regional Office and Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Laboratory opened for business in June, and the facility will host a commission meeting next week for the first time.

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Traveling west on Wyoming Highway 230, the blackened trees start about 8 miles up the mountain from Woods Landing. Initially, it’s some tinged trees, showing burnt orange needles.

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The forecast is for a bit of soggy weather today but it should clear and warm up starting Sunday. Heading into next week, expect afternoon thunderstorms nearly every day. In other words, it sounds a lot like fishing season has arrived where getting out early is the best bet.a

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Runners might have outnumbers pedestrians of other types Tuesday evening as the second edition of the Downtown Running Club got underway.

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I call it slow travel. Like slow cooking that brings out the flavor and the juices of a stew or roast, travel by bicycle allows time to savor the scenery. It is an entirely different experience compared to driving down the highway between 55 and 70 mph, seated behind a protective windshield.

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The University of Wyoming is set to launch a new degree program in the fall aimed at training graduates to work in the state’s tourism and outdoor industries.

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Skiers and snowboarders who ventured up to the Snowy Range Ski & Recreation Area to celebrate Easter on Sunday were rewarded with an amazing 11 inches of new snow overnight. Snow fell the previous three days as well, making conditions outstanding.