Sam Eagan

News Intern

Originally hailing from Rochester, NY, Sam was drawn to Laramie to pursue a degree in history as well as to participate on the University of Wyoming wrestling team. Sam's interest in journalism has grown from his love of politics and traveling. Aside from traveling, Sam enjoys reading and video games. 

Downtown Laramie

May 4, 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Laramie. The town will host a week-long celebration of the event beginning at the Wyoming Territorial Prison.

The festivities will commemorate the day that the Union Pacific Railroad line first entered Laramie on May 4, 1868. Historian and sixth generation Laramite Kim Viner has documented much of that history. 

Sam Eagan

The Official NCAA wrestling season is over, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still wrestling going on. University of Wyoming’s freshman are still preparing to compete in this month’s U.S. Open.

Unaccompanied Student Initiative

The Unaccompanied Student Initiative will host a conference in Lander this month to bring awareness to the difficulties issues facing homeless youth face in Wyoming. 

Wyoming Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health recently rolled out a new mobile phone app intended to provide health tracking and management tools to families across Wyoming. The app’s features include height and weight trackers, as well as feeding and growth trackers for pregnant moms and newborns. By entering their zip code, residents can also access local resources. 

Dr. James Bush, Wyoming’s Medicaid director, said the app initially began as a project solely for pregnant women, but has since expanded, and is designed to work well for Wyomingites from all stages of life.