Laramie Boomerang

LARAMIE — Despite complaints from residents, Laramie City Council voted to continue its virtual-only format on Tuesday during a Zoom meeting.  Council member Bryan Shuster brought forward a motion that would allow the city to provide a hybrid meeting format — city councilors and the public would...
LARAMIE — A local rental company has dropped its appeal to a court decision on a new housing code in Laramie.  Bell Leasing, LLC brought a lawsuit against the city of Laramie earlier this year after the city passed an ordinance requiring landlords meet a set of basic habitability standards for each...
LARAMIE – As University of Wyoming students begin to settle into the rhythm of classes and college life, administrators are assessing their own success in helping with the transition.  This year, UW piloted a new program called Saddle Up, which was meant to help new students adjust to college life...
LARAMIE — The way University of Wyoming students and administrators approach tuition will change next year. The UW Board of Trustees gave the green light for two recommendations from administrators Thursday: Increase tuition by 4% and transition to a block tuition model starting in the 2023-24...
Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed Wyoming visit   By Laramie Boomerang staff Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday morning sparked a global wave of nostalgia and reflections on her 70 years on the English throne, the longest reign in British history.  It also...
LARAMIE —For decades, coal has been king for Wyoming’s economy and America’s energy production.  As political and economic climates continue to change toward more diverse electricity production and green energy, the Cowboy State also has become a leader in carbon research and evolution.  To that...
LARAMIE and CHEYENNE — Confirmation via lab testing that an Albany County cat has died of plague has state health officials cautioning pet owners statewide, including in the Cheyenne area.  The infected animal was mostly an outdoor cat in the rural area, as opposed to being from the part of the...
LARAMIE — University of Wyoming trustees are mulling a change in how student fees are charged, moving from per-credit billing to a flat rate.  The change is one of the issues the UW Board of Trustees will discuss at its next meeting Sept. 14-16.  The way the fee structure stands now, students pay...
LARAMIE — Dominic Blake’s first tattoo was a small black semicolon tucked behind his right ear. It is not only OK to ask about it, he hopes everyone will.  A semicolon tattoo is a message about mental health and suicide prevention. It started in 2013 when Project Semicolon was launched as a way to...
LARAMIE — Language in a new ordinance regulating landlords and rental units that generated an upswell of public comment and debate. Now, it has been ruled vague and unconstitutional by a District Court judge.  Judge Tori Kricken, who serves the 2nd Judicial District in Albany County, ruled partly...

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