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Moose Tranquilized in Laramie by Game and Fish to be Relocated [PHOTOS]

Laramie Resident Edward Cassidy got quite the surprise when he was greeted by a bull moose in his back yard this morning. Cassidy, who lives on Sherman Hills Road in Laramie, said the excitement didn't last long. Shortly after, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department came and darted the moose and is pr

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 18:23:00

Bike thieves in action around Laramie

After Joel Humphries took his new bicycle out for a ride on a recent Saturday morning, he didn't think much about leaving it locked for the day at his girlfriend's house. He came back that evening and was pretty sure the Giant Roam 3, black with white letters, was still there and secured with a heav

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Laramie City Council to Vote on Budget Amendments

Townsquare Media The Laramie City Council will make some tough budget decisions during their regular meeting tomorrow night. Councilors will consider a resolution to amend the city's budget in light of a steep decline in state-shared revenue, which was expected to be reduced by 43 percent. The city

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-18 20:36:00

Wyoming Game And Fish: Be Respectful Hunting On Private Lands

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters to please be respectful while hunting private and public lands this fall. "We have had a few instances of gates being left open and driving off road and we want to remind hunters the importance of their actions," said Matt Withroder, Casper r

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-20 00:06:00

County Commission approves $14 million land purchase

The Albany County Commission on Tuesday approved a $14 million purchase of more than 5,500 acres of land connecting Laramie to the Medicine Bow National Forest. With the commission's decision, the county now has one year to find $14 million to pay for the land, Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent sai

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 23:01:00

Men Facing Felony Marijuana Charges After Traffic Stop in Southeast Wyoming

Serxhio Nokaj/Ndue Qsoja - Laramie County Sheriff's Office Two Florida men are facing felony drug charges after a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper found nearly 40 pounds of marijuana in their car. According to court documents, 21-year-old Serxhio Nokaj and 22-year-old Ndue Qsoja, both of Palm Harbor,

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 20:14:00

County Commissioners Approve Land Purchase Agreement

Tracie Perkins. Townsquare Media The Albany County Commissioners passed a motion to agree to the purchase and sale agreement of the Pilot Hill Property east of Laramie and to begin raising the $14 million to purchase the land in one year. The commissioners accepted the agreement during their meeting

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash Near Rawlins

A 57-year-old Wyoming man is dead following a crash near Rawlins Friday night. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Patrick Cain was headed south on Cherokee Road around 9:45 p.m., when he pulled out in front of a pickup headed west on Wagon Circle Road and was broadsided. The Patrol says the pickup was

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 17:51:00

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Options on Collecting Money Owed

Kevin Koile - TownSquare Media CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are considering options on how to collect the $70 million to $84 million owed to the state. Legislators at the Interim Joint Revenue Committee meeting last week discussed the possibility of hiring a private contractor to collect th

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 17:42:00

University of Wyoming Hires Dean for New Honors College

Townsquare Media LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has selected a dean to lead and build up its newly established Honors College. Former Zoology and Physiology Department head Donal Skinner will lead the new college that developed from the university's honors program. The college repres

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 17:39:00

Wyoming Teacher Training at Risk of Losing Funding

AVAVA/Thinkstock CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming superintendent Jillian Balow says her hand is hovering over the panic button as proposed cuts to federal funding could have a direct negative impact on students' education. The U.S. House passed a bill last week that entirely eliminated Title II funding f

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-19 17:36:00

Nichols, ENDOW: Increasing education can diversify economy

Boosting higher education enrollment could be key to Wyoming achieving two ongoing statewide efforts: increasing educational attainment among the state's population and fortifying the state's economy through diversification. This two-birds-one-stone scenario makes recruitment and retention a vital i

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Woman pleads guilty to felony child endangerment

Rita Ann Koval, 37, changed her plea to guilty Monday in District Court on one felony count of endangering children - exposure to methamphetamine, after initially pleading not guilty to consuming methamphetamines in her room while her three minor children were present. Endangering children could res

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

UW hires dean to boot up new college

The University of Wyoming selected Donal Skinner, former Zoology and Physiology Department head, to lead and build up the university's newly established Honors College. Growing out of UW's Honors Program, the new college represents an effort by UW to attract more top-tier students and develop challe

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Five of Wyoming's Best Hot Springs on Cold Day

Winter is coming. Things will get very cold. Snow will fall. That is the perfect time to find an soak in one, or all five, of these great popular Wyoming's hot springs recommended by Travel Wyoming. 1. Hot Springs State Park - Thermopolis It is worth the drive and free. This indoor and outdoor soaki

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-18 21:50:00

Free Bear Spray To Be Given Away In Jackson

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is giving away free bear spray in Jackson on Wednesday, September 20th. Dusty Lasseter, Bear Wise Wyoming Coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, says 100 cans of bear spray will be given away to hunters and anglers who possess a current Wyoming hun

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-18 20:41:00

Wyoming Legislative Panel Recommends Collecting Gross Sales Data

Karen Snyder, K2 Radio BUFFALO, Wyo. (AP) - The Interim Joint Revenue Committee has recommended a proposal requesting the secretary of state's office begin collecting gross sales data from corporations filing annual reports in Wyoming. GOP state Rep. Jerry Obermueller of Casper offered the proposal

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-18 19:55:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

LARAMIE NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

UW Trustees Hire from Within to Fill Leadership Roles

UW Photo The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees hired from within the university to fill leadership roles at UW on Friday during their monthly meeting. The trustees appointed James Ahern to the position of associate vice provost for graduate education and Donal Skinner as the UW Honors College

KOWB1290.COM - 2017-09-18 18:45:00