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Channel 11 Announcements, updated on the first business day of the week
Flu Shots
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WYDOT WYO 130 Closed
A portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga closed for the season due to limited visibility and snow accumulation. WYO 70 over Battle Pass between Encampment and Baggs is now closed also.

Westbound travelers will encounter the closure at the Green Rock Picnic Area near milepost 36, about eight miles above Centennial. For eastbound travel, the closure begins near milepost 48 above Ryan Park.

The high elevation portion of this roadway is closed annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical.

WYO 70 over Battle Pass remains open at this time, although typically that stretch of roadway closes within days after WYO 130.

Every year is unique and WYDOT will send an update on WYO 70 when the closure occurs.

Before traveling WYO 70, or any state highways in winter conditions, motorists are urged to visit www.wyoroad.info (and specifically for southeast Wyoming http://wyoroad.info/highway/conditions/Dist1.html) to check the road status.

Travelers may also call 511 within the state and get road condition updates.


Thank you for driving safely. Watch for plows in your travels and have a glorious Wyoming winter!

Dog of the Week
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Cat of the Week
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Univerity Calendar

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 15-21

December 12, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

Wednesday, Dec. 17, noon -- Savina Sirik, from the Documentation Center of Cambodia, presents “The Khmer Rouge Genocide and Museum Work in Cambodia,” in the Cheney International Center, Room 229. Free.

Friday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. -- Laramie Civic Chorus and Community Collaboration, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 20, noon -- Residence halls close for fall 2014.

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. -- Cowboy basketball vs. Southern in the Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.


Living Nativity, Dec 21
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Lifetree Cafe, December 23, 2014
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FREE STRESS RELIEF CLINICS
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FREE STRESS RELIEF CLINICS
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H4H
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Foster Grandparents
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Foster Grandparents
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Foster Grandparents
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Albany County Bereaved Parents
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Laramie Reproductive Health
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Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited
Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited

 All of our meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month going forward and listed on the Calendar tab on our website, at 7pm at the Wyoming Technology Business Center, 1938 Harney Street, Laramie WY Google Maps URL: http://goo.gl/maps/SCSii

Meetings and all other chapter related events are noted in the LVTU calendar as well at:   http://www.laramietu.org/ 


Interfaith Announcements
 -  The cut in SNAP (food stamps) is $11 per person, the cut is less for families with cuts to families of three equaling $24 per month.

 -  The poverty rate for the State of Wyoming is 11.3% as stated in the 2010 US Census.  The poverty rate for Albany County is 21.6% from the same census.


 -  Interfaith-Good Samaritan's Saturday office hours: Saturday hours are suspended until the Farmer Markets are open again in the spring.

UW Friendship Families Program
With many  international students attending UW , we need lots of families to participate in the Friendship Families Program.  This is a non-live-in host family program that matches international students with local Laramie families for the purpose of friendship & understanding. What a way to make a friend from another country! 

For more information please contact: Leann Naughton, 745-0747,

Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Albany County Public Library

Channel 11 December 2014
 

Albany County Public Library
310 S. Eighth St.
Laramie, WY
307-721-2580 x5462
www.albanycountylibrary.org


Twice Monthly Maker Meeting
Sundays, December 14 & 28; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
A non-profit group that meets to share making skills and present one to two DIY projects per month. Meetings consist of teaching skills about making things, sharing how-to's, individual projects in progress, and group projects. Examples of our projects include "hollow secret book" project and build your own birdhouse project. We intentionally select projects that are family friendly. 
Contact Bridget Hardy at

ACPL Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 18; 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Joey Dingess at 721-2580 x5442 or  

Albany County Public Library
310 S. Eighth St.
Laramie, WY
307-721-2580 x5462
www.albanycountylibrary.org

Bookworms Book Group
Friday, December 19; 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
For grades 4-9 and the adults in their lives. Bring a book to recommend for the group for the fall.
Contact Ruth Troyanek at .

Library Closure Notice
Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25
The library will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31 & Thursday, January 1
The library will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m.

Book Babies 
Tuesdays, December 2, 9, & 16; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Thursdays, December 4, 11, & 18; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stories and songs for babies (up to age 2) and their caregivers and siblings. 
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or  

Family Storytime
Wednesdays, December 3, 10, & 17; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Thursdays, December 4, 11, & 18; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool-aged children.
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or  

Albany County Public Library
310 S. Eighth St.
Laramie, WY
307-721-2580 x 5462
www.albanycountylibrary.org

Green Crafts
Thursdays, December 4, 11, & 18; 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For early elementary students. Learn about nature and be creative.
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or  

Yoga Storytime
Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19; 11 a.m. 
Geared towards ages 3-6. Live out a story with different yoga poses.
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or

Kids Lego Club
Wednesdays, December 3, 10, & 17; 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Build, inspire, create!
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or  

All Ages Yoga
Fridays, December 5, 12, 19, & 26; 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. 
This event is for all ages. Zero Zone Yoga taught by instructor Kim Lau. Please bring a yoga mat.
Contact Cassandra Hunter at  

YAK! 
Thursdays 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
This event is open to teens ages 11-18. Check out ACPLTeenPad.weebly.com to find out more or contact Kennedy Penn-O’Toole at . YAK! will not take place on Christmas day.

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