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Aggravated homicide suspect pleads guilty: Lane changes plea in exchange for boot camp recommendation

A man pleaded guilty to aggravated homicide by vehicle in Albany County District Court on Wednesday stemming from a vehicle pursuit the Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff's Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol were involved with. Tyler Lane, 22, faces up to 20 years of incarceration after

LARAMIE NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

I-80 Eastbound Between Cheyenne, Laramie Closed Due to Crash

I-80 eastbound between Cheyenne and Laramie is closed due to a crash. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it is unknown at this time when the road will be opened. The WHP says commercial traffic is being sent back to Laramie and those vehicles have the option to use HWY 287. Passenger vehicles are being


Family of late UW trustee establishes scholarship

Larry Gubbels never went to college, but a new scholarship at the University of Wyoming named for the late UW trustee will help disabled students reap the benefits of higher education for years to come. Larry Gubbels' family announced a $50,000 endowment Thursday during a lunch and ceremony with the

LARAMIE NEWS - 2018-03-23 11:00:00

Clerk's Office considers new methods for elections

To help determine the future of elections in Albany County, the County Clerk's Office is meeting with residents to get input about how potential changes to how elected officials are chosen to make the process more cost efficient and convenient. Throughout Wyoming, county clerks are looking into new

LARAMIE NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:52:00

Laramie man waives preliminary hearing: Multiple felony charges bound to District Court

A man charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges was bound over to District Court after the defendant waved his Circuit Court preliminary hearing Tuesday. Richard Aguilar, 36, is charged with felony strangulation of a household member, felony felonious restraint, misdemeanor interference w


Connecting the outdoor community: Downtown gear store changing owners after 37 years

Cross Country Connection, a long-standing downtown business, is set to change ownership next month. The outdoor equipment store will be closed for the month of April before re-opening in early May with a new name, Laramie's Basecamp, and a renewed focus on serving the local outdoor community, accord

LARAMIE NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

UW trustees approve student tuition, fee increases

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a 4 percent tuition increase, effective in the 2018-19 academic year. The decision Thursday means that undergraduate Wyoming residents will see a $5 increase per credit hour, from $129 to $134, while the cost for undergrad

KULR8 - 2018-03-22 20:25:00

Accommodating for modern air travel: Laramie Regional Airport seeks funds to expand terminal

Constructed in 1960, Laramie Regional Airport's terminal was designed for a different time. The architects drew up the pre-9/11 era building with smaller aircraft seating less people in mind, and they did not anticipate a need for security holding rooms where passengers cleared by security could wai


UW Foundation remembers leading philanthropist: Daughter remembers mother's generosity

A woman known for her generous giving to the University of Wyoming and hailed as a leader among donors died March 1 at her home in Arizona at the age of 90. Marian H. Rochelle, whose name adorns the iconic Gateway Center on the far southeast corner of campus, leaves behind testaments to the historic

LARAMIE NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Donating to the victims: Laramie organizations assist people displaced by Wade's Mobile Manor fire

Organizations and people are rallying to support people who lost their homes in a fire at Wade's Mobile Manor on March 5 by donating money, clothing and household items lost in the blaze that destroyed nine structures and damaged at least one other structure. As firefighters fought the blaze March 5


Nearly 3000 People Lose Power In Laramie

Due to heavy snow causing downed trees, nearly 3,000 people in Laramie lost power Thursday evening. Rocky Mountain Power is the town's electricity provider. Dave Eskelsen, a media relations officer with Rocky Mountain Power, said several outages occurred. One at 7:05 p.m. affecting 2,692 customers


LAR to Present Airport Terminal Project Design Friday

The Laramie City Council and the Albany County Commissioners are holding a workshop this Friday, March 23, to receive a presentation on the Laramie Regional Airport Terminal Project. The workshop will begin with a tour of the existing terminal building at the Laramie Regional Airport at 10:30 a.m. T


UW looks for $15M to fill science building funding gap

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming officials will have to find an additional $15 million to build a new science facility after lawmakers approved $85 million for the project. UW president Laurie Nichols says the school will gladly accept the $85 million and will figure out how to fill the ga


Punk rocker shares meditation principles in new book

During a recent noon-hour class at Blossom Yoga, 152 N. Second St., instructor Miguel Chen led students through a series of movements connected to their breathing patterns. The studio's wooden floor creaked as students shifted their weight. Midday light filtered into the dim room through blind-cover


Glass letter: "Free" landfill access discriminates

Dear Editor: The City of Laramie has begun to circulate a flyer describing its new "Landfill Voucher Program." Alas, it's fraught with serious problems. Firstly, it discriminates arbitrarily between residents who rent units with and without utilities included. Tenants who could present a separate ut


Game and Fish hopes LaVA could encourage biodiversity

In days long past, wildfire created a mosaic forestscape across the Snowy Range: a patchwork of young and old, coniferous and deciduous trees and nutrient-rich soil, encouraging a diverse range of plant life. But in 1905, the U.S. Forest Service was established to protect the nation's forest reserve


Laramie Hit With Another Round of Power Outages

Another round of power outages is leaving Laramie residents without electricity this morning, after Rocky Mountain Power worked to get power on to residents who lost power due to the heavy snowfall yesterday night. According to Rocky Mountain Power's Wyoming Outage Map, there are multiple outages in


Werner letter: Arming teachers would only result in shoot-outs around children

Wyoming's idea of arming teachers is one of the more ridiculous ideas. If a teacher has the guts to shoot (when experienced, trained officers many times find themselves unable to do so) would only result in a shoot-out with children in the rooms, halls, playground areas. Laramie High School students


Wettest March 15 on record leaves much of Laramie in the dark

Laramie's wettest-ever Ides of March came with some 6-9 inches of snow Thursday, burying the city in slush and leaving about a quarter of its residents without power for several hours late Thursday night and again midday Friday. At .65 inches of rain equivalent, March 15, 2018, was Laramie's wettest


Hightower pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A Laramie man pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in District Court on Thursday stemming from an incident Albany County Sheriff's Office deputies and Laramie Police Department officer responded to in December. Demikio Hightower was charged with one felony charge of aggravated assault and battery