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Hazmat incident after accident closes I-80 between near Laramie

Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction was closed through this afternoon after a hazmat situation early Wednesday. According to a media release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the accident happened on Wednesday morning after a semi-tractor trailer traveling westbound on I-


City board grants variance despite city’s recommendation for denial

After a failed postponement and heated discussion, the city of Laramie’s Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments approved a variance during its Monday meeting, ignoring city staff’s recommendation for denial.


Jan. 16: Biz Briefs

A Business After Hours event for Anton Collins Mitchell LLP is planned for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at 505 S. Third St., Suite 100. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Wyoming Technology Business Center.


Redding charged with simple battery, assault

LARAMIE — University of Wyoming men’s basketball player Nyaires Redding has been charged with one count of simple battery and one count of simple assault for his alleged involvement in an altercation Dec. 9 in downtown Laramie.


Will the Wyoming legislature repeal the death penalty this year?

CHEYENNE – Every year since 2013, some state lawmakers have tried — unsuccessfully — to repeal Wyoming’s death penalty. Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, thinks the sixth time is the charm.


Neurotoxin treatments, laser body contouring among treatments on Blooming Lemon menu

After working as a consultant and helping run several medical spas, Drs. Lisa and David Hile decided to start their own — in Laramie. “I absolutely love it here,” said Lisa Hile, who also works in the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. “I wish we could have moved sooner.”


No injuries reported after hazmat incident

LARAMIE — Interstate 80 westbound from Laramie to Walcott reopened on Thursday afternoon following an accident that led to the spillage of dangerous material on the road. At around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, a truck carrying hazardous materials crashed on I-80 near milepost 270, just west of Arlington. No


No. 2 East defends homecourt against Laramie 70-41

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- SCORES: #2 East boys defeats Laramie at home, 70-41.


Female-owned Steamboat start-up launches ‘WhatVest’ for skiers and snowboarders

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nadia Burton, Steamboat Springs resident and owner and designer of Big Hollow Designs, often jokes that she quit her 40-hour-a-week job in energy research at the University of Wyoming to work 80 hours a week.


Jan. 15: Youth Briefs

Mindfulness Practice for Tweens and Teens is scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, 1402 Gibbon St. Free mindfulness practice is offered by Michelle Visser, a certified teacher with five years experience teaching youth in middle school and high school,


Reba McEntire and Boyfriend Head to Wyoming for Romantic Getaway

Reba McEntire and her boyfriend, Skeeter Lasuzzo, have traveled all around the world during their time together, and the couple made another stop when they visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming to kick off the new year.


Cowboys Head to New Mexico, Looking for First Conference Win

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys return from a mid-week bye to battle the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday afternoon in “The Pit”. The contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start, as the contest features two of the most dynamic scorers in the Mountain West in Wyoming’s Justin James and New Mexico’s Anthony


Colorado Springs woman dies in rollover crash near Wyoming border

A Colorado Springs woman was killed after her car rolled off a highway Wednesday afternoon near the Wyoming border, the Colorado State Patrol said in a release. Patricia A. Jaron, 62, was driving north on Colorado 127 about 12 miles north of Walden at about 1 p.m. when she drove off the right side o


City appoints new representatives for public art coalition, Wyoming Association of Municipalities

The Laramie City Council voted new councilman Brian Harrington to represent Laramie at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities’ 2019 Winter Conference business meeting, which takes place Feb. 21 in Cheyenne.


Stretch of I-80 in Wyoming closed for over a day

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Crews on Thursday completed cleanup of hazardous material from a truck crash that closed westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming for more than a day.


Tectonic Theatre Project brings #HereToo anti-gun production to Penn State

Penn State School of Theatre, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Architecture’s Arts and Design Research Incubator, or ADRI, is set to launch its spring 2019 #HereToo program at 3 p.m Jan. 18 in the Pavilion Theatre.


Walmart’s Most Purchased Item By Wyoming Residents Is…

Wyoming residents like to keep things cold, that's why the Freez Pak Reusable Ice is the most bought item at Walmart in Wyoming, according to Buckrail. In a state where it is colder than it is warm, you would think residents would be buying more hats, gloves, and scarves. The reusable ice packs are


Murder conviction in Wyoming crawl-space body case

RIVERTON (AP) — A Wyoming jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder for beating another man unconscious and putting him in a crawl space, where he died. Prosecutors say James Oldman unplugged a freezer to cause meat to spoil and try to disguise the scent of the decomposing body.


Injured Wyoming guard Hunter Maldonado seeks medical redshirt

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming guard Hunter Maldonado, who has been since taking a hard fall against Denver on Dec. 11, will seek a medical redshirt for the 2018-19 season, coach Allen Edwards announced.


Wildlife habitat conserved in Wyoming

WYOMING – A family in southeast Wyoming teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to permanently protect 133 acres of important elk habitat. “Fred and Stephanie Lindzey have always cherished the wildlife values of their land during their more than three decades of ownership,” said Kyle