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BLM meeting, February 2-4

 

Wyoming Resource Advisory Council Meeting Set for February

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet Feb. 2-4, in Laramie, Wyoming.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Holiday Inn, 204 S. 30th St., Laramie, beginning at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, and concluding by noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Planned agenda topics include discussions on regional mitigation, reclamation, implementation of Greater Sage-Grouse plans and follow-up to previous RAC meetings.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the meeting will include a working lunch and dinner. The public may attend the meeting, but food will not be provided.

The public comment period will start at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4. The public may also submit written comments to the RAC by emailing or by submitting them at the meeting location to the RAC coordinator. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. If there are no members of the public interested in speaking, the meeting will move promptly to the next agenda item.

The purpose of the council is to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the BLM on a variety of issues associated with public land management. For more information contact BLM RAC Coordinator Christian Venhuizen, 307-261-7603, or visit www.blm.gov/wy.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.


Book Presnetation
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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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Bird of the Week
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University of Wyoming

 

Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. -- Cowboys wrestling vs. South Dakota State, UniWyo Sports Complex.  prices vary.

Friday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever presents laser tag, Laser Tag Family Fun Center, located at 1560 Snowy Range Road. Free, but space is limited.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. -- Health Sciences Showcase for students interested in health sciences. Health Sciences Center. For more information, call (307) 766-4075 or email . Free.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. -- Four new exhibitions open, UW Art Museum. Free.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. -- Cowboys basketball vs. Nevada, Arena-Auditorium.  prices vary.

Sunday, Feb. 1, noon -- Cowboys wrestling vs. North Dakota State, UniWyo Sports Complex.  prices vary.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 2-8

January 30, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Feb. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Feb. 2 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLKDOD) events begin. View schedule here.

Monday, Feb. 2, noon -- RSO Event Planning Session, Wyoming Union Senate Chambers, Room 221. 

Monday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. -- Biojewelry for Breast Cancer Workshop, International Resource Center, basement of Student Health Services. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. -- Real & Ideal exhibit by recent UW graduate Chancelor Havlik, Gallery 234, lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. -- Biodiversity Movie Series, “A Bug’s Life,” Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. -- Ski and snowboarding tuning clinic, Outdoor Program trailer. Cost is $5 for students and $7 for faculty/staff. Limited to five participants.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. -- Cowboys basketball vs. Colorado State, Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. – MLKDOD presents former NBA player Jason Collins, Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free.

Friday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever and MLKDOD present “Dear White People,” Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Feb. 6, 9 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever and MLKDOD host social justice comedian Negin Farsad, Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free.

Saturday, Feb. 7 -- Snowshoe trip, Medicine Bow Mountains. Cost is $29 for students and $35 for faculty/staff. Limited to 10 participants. View event details here.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. -- Cowgirls basketball vs. Air Force, Arena- Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.  

Saturday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. -- United Multicultural Council Diversity Ball, Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. Tickets are required for dinner and are available Feb. 2-4 at the Wyoming Union information desk, Classroom Building and Buchanan Center for Performing Arts.


Lifetree Cafe, February 3, 2015
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UW and State Retiress, February 16
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UW Surplus Sale
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Project Graduation

Who: 2015 Graduating Seniors

What: Project Graduation

When: Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Time: 8:30p.m. – 3a.m.

Where: Laramie Ice Area

Why: to provide a safe, drug-and-alcohol-free all night celebration filled with fun activities, games, food, & friends

        Graduating seniors from Laramie High School, Whiting High School, and Rock River High School are invited to attend the Project Graduation festivities after graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 24th.

        The all-night event takes place at the Laramie Ice Area. The festivities begin at 8:30p.m. and continue until 3a.m. Monday, May 25th. The activities include a hypnotist, casino games, photo booth, great food, and much more.

        Parents may donate $40 dollars to help offset the cost of the event for their graduation seniors. Any donations may be sent to:

                                                Project Graduation

                                                C/O Jamie Legerski

                                                2708 Dale Court

                                                Laramie, Wyoming 82072

 (Please note your child’s name on the memo line of your check)

This year’s activities are centered around the Theme “It’s a Jungle out there, Go Explore, Dream, Discover”. Seniors, plan on having one last hurrah with all of your fellow classmates at Project Graduation on Sunday, May 24th.

We wish to thank all of the parents, merchants, and other donors within our community for their generosity in making this event possible.


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VFW Dates
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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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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,

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Albany County Public Library

Channel 11 February 2015

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

Sundries of the World Film Series
Sundays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Join us for a foreign film series. Check our calendar for information about each film. Movies start at 7 p.m. Cosponsored by the Laramie Film Society. 
Contact Tyler Brown at  

Albany County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 2; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact Cass Tolman at 307-399-9884 or   

Sherman Hills Road District Meeting
Tuesday, February 3; 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact Teri Lund at 307-742-6854 or   

Free Tax Preparation Program
Mondays, February 9 & 23; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 & 23; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, February 7, 21 & 28; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
For individuals and families with incomes of $60,000 or less. Free, accurate tax preparation by trained tax preparers. Most refunds delivered in less than five days. Sponsored by the Albany County Public Library Foundation, ACPL, United Way of Albany County, Albany County Government, First Interstate Bank, UW College of Business, UW College of Law and the IRS.
Contact Paul Heimer at 307-745-8643 or  

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

Manga Club
Wednesdays, February 4 & 18; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For teens and adults. Come discuss Manga and make suggestions for the library collection.
Contact Bailey Murray at  

Teen Gaming Night
Friday, February 13; 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Participants must have a signed parent information sheet.
Contact Kennedy Penn-O’Toole at  

Beginning Embroidery Class 
Sunday, February 15; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact Cassandra Hunter at  

4-H Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 16; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Contact Lori Choal at  

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

Monthly Homeless Task Force Meeting 
Tuesday, February 17; 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Erin Fortenberry at 307-745-8643 or  

Book Talk with Nina McConigley 
Wednesday, February 18; 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for refreshments to talk with the author about her experiences growing up in Wyoming and listen to a reading from McConigley's book: "Cowboys and East Indians". 
Visit the author's website for more information: http://ninamcconigley.com.
Contact Cassandra Hunter at  

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

Bookworms Book Group
Friday, February 20; 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  

ACPL Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, February 26; 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Joey Dingess at 721-2580 x5442 or  

Comfort Measures in Childbirth
Thursday, February 26; 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Participants will learn and practice exercises that are beneficial to prepare for labor. They will learn techniques on how to be more comfortable in childbirth and learn positions that can make contractions more effective. Partners are encouraged to attend. Please bring two pillows.
Contact Carrie Bohanan at  

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

Introduction to Essential Oils
Friday, February 27; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Learn about essential oil safety and a basic introduction to essential oils.
Contact Cassandra Hunter at  

Book Babies 
Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Thursdays, February 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 Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or   

Family Storytime
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26; 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
Thursday, February 5, 12, 19 & 26; 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   

Kids Lego Club
Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24; 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Build, inspire, create!
Contact Ruth Troyanek at 721-2580 x5459 or   

All Ages Yoga
Fridays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27; 12 p.m. – 1 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.

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

Events at the public library are free and open to the public. 
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Library Hours:
Monday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  
Tuesday – Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 



City Hall: 406 Ivinson St.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5200   |   Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm