5:43 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Historic Steam Engine Returns To Wyoming

Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014

One of the World’s largest steam locomotives is traveling across Wyoming this week.  Union Pacific’s Big Boy number 4014 is being moved to Cheyenne for restoration. UP spokesman Mark Davis says 25 so called Big Boys were once used to carry heavy loads over mountains. This one was built in 1941.

“It’s a 132 feet long and weighs about 1.2 million pounds.  They were a heavy load locomotive.”

Davis says the locomotive will arrive in Laramie around eight tonight. There will a public ceremony in Cheyenne tomorrow at 1 PM.

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8:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Cardboard Recycling For Laramie Businesses Will End In May

ARK Regional Services will be shutting down their recycling program in Laramie in May, and that could leave a lot of local businesses with a big cardboard problem on their hands.  Big Hollow Food Coop Manager, Marla Peterson, estimates that they fill the ARK recycling dumpster twice a week with cardboard.  She says there’s no way the city’s smaller curbside bins could handle that kind of volume. 

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6:12 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Laramie and Casper Walmarts receive bomb threats

The Laramie Walmart was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was received shortly before 1 o’clock. The Laramie Police Department bomb squad and University of Wyoming bomb dogs searched the emptied building but did not locate any explosives.

A similar threat was called in to the Casper Walmart at the same time. The Cheyenne office of the FBI reports that there were similar incidents around the county.

The Laramie Walmart has reopened. 

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7:44 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Laramie downtown to add new bike racks

New custom bike racks will be popping up across Downtown Laramie this fall.

In response to complaints about parked bicycles cluttering up the sidewalks – chained to trees, garbage cans, and sign posts – the Laramie Main Street Alliance began polling residents and business owners, and collecting data about bike traffic.

Executive Director Trey Sherwood says this October, the Alliance will install colorful new bike racks in the high-traffic areas of downtown.

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7:45 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Laramie included on a list of America’s “smartest cities”

Laramie was included on a list of America’s 100 Smartest Cities. It was compiled by Lumosity, a company that makes online games meant to measure and improve the user’s mental fitness. Most cities on the list have research universities there.

Lumosity has a database of 40 million users, and ranked them based on various cognitive skills.

Lumosity Data Scientist Daniel Sternberg says people in Laramie performed better on games that challenged logical, working knowledge, compared with those measuring acquired knowledge.

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5:22 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

The Laramie Soup Kitchen is serving more meals this year than ever

This October, the small staff at the Laramie Soup Kitchen served nearly 600 more meals than last year during the same month. Executive Director Emily Madden says they’re reaching out to more people, and want to make sure people have healthy food options. This week’s menu included a bacon mushroom and vegetarian cheese quiche, fresh garden salad and desserts. She says that an average of 50 individuals come to the basement of St. Matthew’s Cathedral every weekday to eat, socialize or stock up for the weekend.

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