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As you begin a Mindfulness practice, you are often first taught to anchor on your breath as a means for increasing your attention on the present moment. However, in reality, you will often notice the many thoughts roaming through your mind. This is inevitable and should be understood that it…

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So many times, when we’re busy, we simply forget. Perhaps we misplace our cell phone or car keys or credit card. Perhaps we “misplace” our minds. Our meditation group pondered the holidays and decided these things were especially difficult—busyness, grief, and money. We also talked about irr…

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A Laramie membership club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, commonly known as the VFW, has a proud history in Laramie.

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Those who do it know that reading is pleasurable and educational. Horace (65 BC-8 BC) wrote it first, but it’s still true. But scientists say that reading is also good for our health, both mental and physical.

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When we are dealing with money, we are willing to be bored. If you are reading mortgage documents or the fine print of a car loan, you read that boring material because missing the details can cost you money. I am writing to bore you today, but it is still a worthwhile investment of your tim…

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The League of Women Voters of Laramie would like to thank the Boomerang for their partnership in publishing the General Election and Primary Election Voter Guides. In addition to publishing the Voter Guides, the Boomerang also covered the League’s primary and general election candidate forum…

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As a resident of Wyoming for 20+ years, not a whole lot has changed regarding governance. We have the same problems with the same answers and the same status quo. It is time to make some changes that will enable Wyoming to thrive, not just exist. Greg Hunter wants to work with all the people…

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My father risked his life fighting Nazis in the skies over Germany. For his sake and mine, I am appalled that more than a half century later we are still having to oppose Nazis and white supremacists at the ballot-box. Hate crimes against Jews are up almost 60 percent last year. I don’t thin…

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This letter is written to remind everyone how crucial it is to our democracy to utilize our right to vote. People have fought and died for their right to vote. Suffragists during 1903 – 1928 were jailed, severely beaten, tortured and sometimes killed while incarcerated. Even when women were …

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The right to vote is a sacred one. I encourage you, as you consider how to exercise it, to think of which candidate will most embody and enact the values of love and neighborliness in your own community, in our country, and around the world, especially given the deep divisions we see daily. …

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I am writing to second Bern Haggerty’s letter on October 31 in which he is thanking Mayor Andi Summerville for her help when he had a suggestion and a request. My own interactions with our Mayor and my Council member echo his. I continue to be impressed with Andi’s prompt and factual respons…

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Albany County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (ACSSAR) falls under the purview of the Sheriff’s Office, though we are a 100 percent volunteer, nonprofit organization that is here to serve the Albany County community. We work alongside the Sheriff’s Office on upwards of 20 missions a year. In our…

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An old landmark of Laramie has come to light with the opening of the new Snowy Range Bridge over the railroad tracks. It is a large stone building, a remnant of Laramie’s original glass factory. It sits behind the Gas Light Motel on Third Street, especially visible when traveling east over t…

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Running for political office asks a lot of people. A successful campaign usually entails spending hours meeting with potential voters, devouring as much information as possible on the issues and engaging in — we hope — spirited yet civil debate with one’s opponents. Not to mention the increa…

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Laramie residents — and anyone else, for that matter — had the opportunity Wednesday to watch the Laramie City Council interview five applicants for the open council seat in Ward 1.

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