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March 23: On the Record

Christopher Coca, 37, Laramie, was arrested on a warrant and on suspicion of probation revocation. Editor’s note: The name listed above is a person who has been arrested. They are innocent until proven guilty. If your name has appeared in the Boomerang’s “On the record” and you are not charged with


I-90 closed from Hardin to Wyoming border due to flooding

Interstate 90 closed from Hardin to the Wyoming border in both directions on Saturday, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. Traffic closed in both directions due to flooding and water on the roadway. The flooding begins on I-90 just south of Crow Agency and the Highway 212 intercha


City, county warn of potential flooding

Local officials are warning Albany County residents to be cautious about potential flooding in coming days as a result of warming temperatures and forecasted rain. Laramie Assistant City Manager Todd Freezer told the Laramie Boomerang he’s not aware of any reported flooding but residents should be e


Phone scam feigns city’s number

A phone scam mimicking an official city of Laramie number on caller ID is targeting local residents. “So far, there’s nothing we’ve found that can be done to correct that action,” Assistant City Manager Todd Feezer told the Laramie City Council this week.


Wyoming Education Board disagrees on standards for computer science

According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the debate for Wyoming’s proposed computer science standards were left in a stalemate after Thursday meetings. Concerns over funding and complexity led to the debate against the computer science standards. Proponents argued for the need to get the standards ap


Laramie store is the nation’s largest craftsman co-op

LARAMIE – When The Bent & Rusty started as a booth at Bart’s Flea Market six years ago, owner Billie Eckhardt envisioned a place where craftspeople and artisans could display, market and sell their products.


Wyoming man sentenced for attempted murder at Summit County convenience store

A Third District Court judge has sentenced a Wyoming man to four years to life for stabbing another man in the neck at a convenience store in eastern Summit County in 2018. Judge Patrick Corum on Monday sentenced Charles Ryan Hendricks, 46, of Evanston, Wyoming, for attempted murder, a first-degree


Secondary education bolstered by 2019 Wyoming Legislature

WYOMING – Secondary education in Wyoming received a big boost by the 2019 General session of the Wyoming Legislature. Building on previous Governor Matt Mead’s original Executive Order for Educational Attainment in 2018, the Educational Attainment Executive Council (EAEC) will move forward in achiev


March 23: Out and About

Game and Fish accepting comments on various hunting proposals. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a series of meetings around the state and is accepting public comment about proposed big game, wild turkey, upland game bird, small game, wild bison, migratory game bird and light good cons


Taking to the air and seeing a winter wonderland

I gaze out towards Sheep Mountain and across the Laramie Valley. It is a sea of white. The big bomb cyclone blizzard blew through four days ago, leaving a huge heaping of snow in its wake. I expect to see at least a few areas of open prairie showing through but that is not the case, at least on this


Mark Jenkins to give talk about trip to Namibia

Laramie journalist Mark Jenkins has a story to tell about rock paintings, drought and self-discovery. Jenkins, the Wyoming Excellence Writer in Residence, is set to speak in Laramie about a trip to view rock paintings in Namibia next week. “A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a


Police working barricade situation with robbery suspect near Durango, Grand Teton

Las Vegas police say a barricade situation in the northwest area of the Las Vegas valley started as a result of a robbery/carjacking in the 8100 block of W. Charleston Boulevard, near Cimmaron Road.


Singer-songwriters to perform during spring concerts

A series of local events is set to show off singer-songwriters in the area while also raising money to promote musicians around the state. Wyoming Singer-Songwriters is sponsoring concerts Monday evening at the Buckhorn Bar and Parlor, 114 Ivinson Ave., and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Speedgoat, 213 Grand


Film series brings foreign titles to Laramie

The world is coming to Laramie each week during an international film series at Albany County Public Library. The Sundries of the World film series, now in its fifth year, is set to run through May 12. All screenings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sundays in the library’s large meeting room, 310 S. Eighth


LCCC may start fermentation science degree program

CHEYENNE –A fermentation science program aimed at enhancing skills for employees of breweries, distillers and winemakers, as well as homebrewers, is being developed by Laramie County Community College educators and an advisory council of industry representatives.