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Channel 11 Announcements, updated on the first business day of the week
WYDOT, US Highway 287

Construction crews on the US 287 divided highway project near the Colorado border begin blasting operations . Travelers in both directions are advised to expect occasional delays of up to 30 minutes. 
There are three ways to avoid these delays:

1. Until the project is complete towards the end of summer, avoid traveling that stretch of roadway at 10 am or 3 pm.
2. Blasting will not occur every day, but when it does, itoccurs at 10 am or 3 pm.  3. Blasting will not occur on Sundays

Blasting days and times will be posted on the WYDOT Facebook page at

Please check the WYDOT Facebook page to plan a trip that avoids delays due to blasting.

Thank you very much for your patience.

WYDOT Chip Sealing on Highways
WYDOT officials advise motorists that chip seal season is underway on state roadways. Knife River Corporation is the contractor for the work in southeast Wyoming which will continue into July.

Travelers in the following locations will experience delays due to pilot car operations. Motorists are advised to allow themselves a little more time to reach their destination if passing through these areas on the following dates:
Albany County
Snowy Range Road (WYO 130), milepost 0.7 to 2.5 on July 25 and 26.
The chip sealing and micro-surfacing work WYDOT does each summer repairs damage, provides a skid-resistant surface, and saves money by preventing water from getting into the pavement through cracks and potholes. This extends the life of the roadway by five to seven years.

Motorists are urged to be alert when driving through the work zones. They should watch for flaggers, pilot cars, and slow down to the posted speed limits. They should increase the distance between the cars that they’re following to minimize the possibility of damage caused by loose gravel. 

StressRelief July 25 & 26
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Dog of the Week

Cat of the Week

University of Wyoming Calendar


University of Wyoming Calendar for July 28-Aug. 3

July 25, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 28-Aug. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

The reggae band Rastasaurus will perform a free concert Wednesday, July 30, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Plaza (

Monday, July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Students from several disciplines will present research during the 22nd annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Wednesday, July 30, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The reggae band Rastasaurus will perform for the UW Summer Programs concert series on Simpson Plaza. Free.

Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. -- The Laramie Municipal Band, directed by UW Professor Robert Belser, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Edgar Lewis band shell in Washington Park. Free.

A variety of exhibitions can be seen at the UW Art Museum in the Centennial Complex, 2111 Willett Drive, which is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Dinosaur skeletons, ancient mammal fossils and other exhibits are on display in the UW Geological Museum, open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

The UW Department of Botany’s Williams Conservatory is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays. Free.

USDA food Commodity Distribution July 31

LifeTree Cafe, July 29
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Lifetree Cafe, August 5
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EVENT: The Carol Ludwig Loyer Memorial Art Show and Sale 

Enjoy western art by local artists in a unique venue for such an activity while having the opportunity to sample local wines Friday on Friday, July 25 for free and to participate in salsa and chili tasting also free on Saturday, July 26 at the historic Virginia Dale Stage Station. The Stage Station is the only standing stage station on the Overland Trail and is a National Historic Site. The stage station was made famous by Mark Twain in his book “ Roughing It . “ The art sale initiative is to promote western culture in the area while also providing funding for the continuing restoration of the Stage Station. The Stage Station was built by the notorious Jack Slade for Ben Holladay in 1862 as a division point on the Overland Trail and before Wyoming was a territory. Ben Holliday was the largest employer in the United States at the time. He operated 3,145 miles of stagecoach and freight lines in the West and he contributed large amounts of money to finance the Union during the Civil War. Tours of the Stage Station also are available for groups and schools.


LOCATION: Virginia Dale Stage Station, 5 miles south of the state line on U.S. Highway 287 at County Road 43F, Virginia Dale , Colorado. There will be signs and balloons to mark the turn-off.

Friday, July 25, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. with free wine tasting from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26 , 10 a.m.  - 4 p.m. with free chili and salsa tasting and chili challenge cook-off.  Chili lunch also available for purchase
Sunday, July 27, 12 p.m. -  4 p.m.

Website Address :   

Facebook Page:                 Facebook,com/VDStageStation
Telephone:                         Marcy Wells tel. 970-568-7646
                                              Sylvia Garofalo tel: 970-495-1828
                                              Bill Loyer tel: 307-634-8818 

We are a IRS 503c3 non-profit

Quadradangle, August 2


Summertime Swingin’!

- at another great Old-Time Dance in Laramie

on Saturday, August 2, 2014 

Old-Time Dancingwith Caller

Sharon Guli

Sharon Guli will keep your toes a-tappin’ as she 
easily leads you through the steps of

 Lively Square Dances, Mixers, Reels, Waltzes, and more! 

Re-capture the feel of “days gone by” when you join Sharon Guli as she teaches dances

such as the Virginia Reel, the Gie Gordon, square dances and quadrilles, and the Spanish Waltz. Sharon has been researching and teaching old-time dance for over 20 years, and she specializes in adapting historic dances for modern-day folks.

Join your neighbors and meet new friends!


Saturday, August 2

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Cost: only $10.00 per person

 Under 18 yrs of age –            ½ Price!

  Where:  The Quadra-Dangle Square Dance Club
3905 Grays Gable Rd., Laramie, WY
For questions or information, call 307 742 5960.

 What to wear:  Blue jeans, modern apparel, cowboy clothes, calico dresses – anything that you can dance comfortably in. Dress the part if you want, or just come as you are.

All dances will be taught, and no partner or previous experience is necessary
- See you there!


Let's Eat Local

Hello Let's Eat Local Friends! Here are upcoming events for your interest and pleasure. Also, THANK YOU Boomerang subscriber! Laramie Local Foods greatly benefited from your thoughtfulness -- we now have $1,400 in advertising from the Boomerang because of the Golden Tickets you dedicated to LLF. We'll use these funds to help our summer/fall workshop series (funded with cost-share dollars from the Laramie Rivers Conservation District) to go further. Thanks! (PS. LLF was one of the top 11 awardees. See the list at our Facebook page (search for Laramie Local Foods on Facebook)). 

Microbiology of Composting. July 26 at 9:30am. We'll be looking at what happens in a compost pile and finding out why some work and others don't. The presenter will be Rachael Watson, UW Molecular Biology instructor who has done testing around aromas and compost compositions that work best. The workshop is at ACRES (15th and Harney) on July 26, 9:30 am. More info: Sonya Moore, 742-4066.

Pollinator Tour. August 9th. Interested in native pollinators?  Want to learn more? Meet at 10 am on Saturday, August 9th at the entrance to the Berry Biodiversity Center’s “Berry Prairie” to talk about native pollinators of all types.  We’ll catch and identify some native bees.  We’ll talk about planting for native pollinators and providing habitat to suit their needs.  It’s free and there’s no need to RSVP.  For details, contact Rene Sollars at 760-3973 or .

Lunch in the Park. August 23 from 11 to 2. Celebrate summer, our local food producers (farmers and ranchers), and food equality with LUNCH IN THE PARK. Sample local food, enjoy live music, and go on a garden tour. Lunch will be at the Ft. Sanders Building at LaBonte Park (located on the east end of the park near the corner of 9th Street and Sully). $5 per adult; kids six and under eat free. Organized by Laramie Local Foods and Feeding the Laramie Valley.

Participate in Sustainable Living Research in Laramie
UW graduate student Will Flagg is trying to understand different values and backgrounds that lead sustainable living practices. People do these practices (such as gardening and using renewable forms of energy) for various reasons; some might be very personal, some might be very social, and others might be environmental. I am trying to look at this variety to see if this is, in fact, the case.


The next USDA Food Commodity distribution will be July 31 outside the Interfaith office on the corner of 8th and Custer Streets from 2 until 5 p.m. 

CSA News

Bright Agrotech
still has spots available in our CSA program.  Check out this youtube video and their blog.
Learn more:

ACRES is continuing to add new CSA members. We still have half and full shares available for our CSA program! If you would like to enjoy farm fresh produce each week, send us an email and we'll send you a contract. 

Laramie Local Foods  

Making Connections in the Community to Expand Local Food Availability 

  Laramie Local Foods Mission Statement

The Laramie Local Food Group’s mission is to foster increased production and consumption of sustainably grown food in the Laramie Basin and the surrounding region needed to supply Laramie’s food needs. 

Our goals include:
Increasing the number and economic viability of local small and moderate sized food growers,
Supporting ecologically sound and socially just farming practices, 
Increasing production of food in home gardens,
Expanding knowledge of fresh food preparation and
preservation through outreach to both adults and children, and

Ensuring that all Laramie residents have access to affordable,
nutritious,and safe food that is grown in a humane, socially just, and ecologically sustainable manner.

Polinators, August 9

Eppson Center Tax Help

Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents

Albany County Bereaved Parents

VFW Breakfast

VFW Menu
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Laramie Reproductive Health

Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited

A quick note out to all LVTUers that there will not be a meeting in July this month.  We encourage everyone to get out and fish!

Thanks everyone and hope to see you in August or out on the water!
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:

Meetings and all other chapter related events are noted in the LVTU calendar as well at: 

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

Albany County Public Library

Channel 11 June 2014

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

Children’s Summer Reading Program
Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24; 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
For children ages birth to 8, but all youth welcome. Come for a special event each week with a different speaker and activity.
Contact Ruth Hithcock at  

Sherman Hills Road District Meeting
Tuesday, June 3; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact Kathy Puckett at 307-760-4162 or .

Summer Reading Tween Twednesday Program
Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25; 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
For ages 9-12. Come for a special event each week with a different speaker and activity.
Contact Ruth Hitchcock at  


Kids Lego Club
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Open to youth of all ages. Bring your own sets or play with ours.
Contact Ruth Hitchcock at

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

The Not Shown Before at a Theater Near You Film Series
Sundays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Laramie Film Society and ACPL will host a summer movie series every Sunday night through August. Movies start at 7 p.m. with free admission, popcorn and pop.
Contact Robert Roten at

Albany County Democrats Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 10; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A regular monthly meeting of the Albany County Democrats.
Contact Bernie Burr-Wilken at 307-760-8906 or

Monthly Psychic Night, Meditation, Intuition and Mediumship

Tuesday, June 17; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monthly classes that will build upon each other to tune your spirituality. Learn from two accomplished intuitives who want to share their knowledge with you, to teach you to trust yourself, the spirit within and how to live a heart-centered life. Hosted by the High Plains Psychic Consultants.
Contact Lisa Marie Ansel at or Laura Baker at

Residential Fall Protection Class
Monday, June 23; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Wednesday, June 25; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
OSHA 4hr. Residential Fall Protection Class. Limited availability. To register, please contact Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - OSHA at 307-777-7787.
Contact Alicia Trujillo at 307-777-7787.

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

IBEW Local Union 415 Informational Meeting
Wednesday, June 25; 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
IBEW Local Union 415 will have informational meetings to discuss the benefits of Union membership to employees in the electrical industry.
Contact Truett Thompson at 307-421-1642 or

Albany County Public Library Board of Directors meeting

Thursday, June 26; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Contact Sam Farstad at 307-721-2580 x5442 or

Book Babies
Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., & Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
Stories and songs for babies (up to age 2) and their caregivers and siblings.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or  

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

Stories at the Park (ACPL Library Garden)

Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25; 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or

Stories at the Park (LaPrele Park)
Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25; 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or

Stories at the Park (LaBonte Park)
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26; 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or  

Stories at the Park (Kiwanis Park)
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26; 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or  

Stories at the Park (Washington Park)
Fridays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27; 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or

Stories at the Park (Depot Park)
Fridays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27; 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Storytimes for preschool aged children.
Contact Ruth at 721-2580 x5459 or

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

All Ages Yoga
Fridays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
This event is for all ages. Zero Zone Yoga taught by instructor Kim Lau. Please bring a yoga mat.
Contact Caitlin White at

Thursdays 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This event is open to teens ages 11-18. Check out to find out more or contact Bailey A. Murray at 721-2580 x5459 or

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