The granite outcrops of Vedauwoo have lured climbers for decades, sitting just 20 miles east of Laramie and offering hundreds of routes for all abilities.
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…
Anyone who ventures into the wilderness — whether a day hike to the summit of Medicine Bow Peak or a multi-day backcountry trip — is leaving civilization behind, including emergency medical care.
A low corner of a stubbled hay meadow will become a short-lived pond by spring, hopefully to come alive with the calls of the now-hibernating Wyoming toad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laramie’s Nordic ski community is waiting with bated breath for enough snow to lay tracks on area trails, signaling the start of the ski season.
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.
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…
Wyoming’s weather has ranged from below freezing with snow to mild and sunny this month. Such variable conditions are typical for fall in the Rocky Mountains and no big deal for most of us.
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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On May 24, 1869, a group of ten men lead by John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, began a trip from Green River through more than 900 miles of unexplored territory down the Colorado River.
Abundant spring and summer moisture across southeast Wyoming this year means that big game herds are heading into the fall and winter in good condition. For hunters, a healthy habitat means healthy herds.
There is something for everyone. Judy Wolf, State Coordinator for the Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month, said that is the case for the Archeology Fair that will be held Sept. 8 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fourteen Wyoming women in various stages of treatment for breast cancer spent a July weekend learning a new sport and taking steps toward recovery.
A perfect summer evening in Laramie deserves to be celebrated, when the sky is clear, the air is still, a hint of coolness foretells fall, and the streets are quiet before university traffic returns.
Winning entries from a statewide high school photography contest, including two entries from Laramie photographers, will be on display locally through next week.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service released a draft environmental impact statement for the Medicine Bow National Forest Landscape Vegetation Analysis project, also known as LaVA, and a public comment period is open through Aug. 20.
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.
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.
A boisterous and enthusiastic collection of about 90 high school students endured afternoon heat and clouds of colored powder Wednesday afternoon to raise money to combat domestic violence.
The effort to restore trails on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest recently received a nationwide award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails.
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
The Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest is part of a nationwide effort by the U.S. Forest Service to ramp up community involvement in trail maintenance.
Spring has finally sprung as the days grow longer and temperatures finally rise and stay there for at least a few days. It’s one of the best times of year to search for wildlife, not only of the feathered kind, but pretty much all critters great and small.
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.
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.
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.