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  • Wind farm proposed south of Laramie

    Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 16, 2020

    LARAMIE — The views enjoyed while driving along U.S. Highway 287 south of Laramie could include an array of wind turbines if the Rail Tie Wind Project is completed as planned. ConnectGen, a renewable energy development company based out of Houston, Texas, has started the permitting stages of constructing a 504-megawatt wind farm stretching across public and private land on both sides of the highway. The project would encompass 26,000-acres close to Tie Siding. Specific details like the exact number, model and size of the turbines are still b... Full story

  • Black 14 members discusses football team dismissal 50 years later

    Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 12, 2019

    LARAMIE - On a fateful Friday morning in October 50 years ago, 14 members of the University of Wyoming football team were suddenly dismissed from the team. The series of events not only impacted campus but the entire state of Wyoming forever. Eight of the 14 members dismissed from the team, commonly referred to as the Black 14, visited campus again Thursday to discuss in their own words what happened that fateful day and how it's affected their lives into adulthood. "I came here by myself, and... Full story

  • Albany County man enters race for U.S. Senate

    Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 22, 2019

    LARAMIE — Tired of seeing the millionaires in political office continuously representing big corporations instead of the Wyoming people, Albany County resident R. Mark Armstrong has announced he is running for U.S. Senate. “I’m not sure they know the struggles of the family that struggles from paycheck to paycheck, and it’s hard to have the empathy for people that you don’t have any connection with,” Armstrong told the Boomerang earlier this week. “I’m not a big tax the rich guy; I’m a represent-the-people guy. I want fairness in our g... Full story

  • Former Wyoming player Granderson released early from jail

    Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 22, 2019

    LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming football player Carl Granderson has been released from the Albany County Detention Center after he was granted a reduced sentence by Campbell County district court judge John Perry in a Monday ruling. Granderson will now serve one year of supervised probation. He was sentenced to six months in jail by Albany County district court judge Tori Kricken after pleading no contest to two misdemeanors, one count of unlawful contact and one count of sexual battery. The appeal of his sentence was transferred to P... Full story

  • MARCH 11 UW 'Cowboys' campaign wins advertising awards

    Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 7, 2019

    LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming’s “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign has been winning high praise in different advertisement award circles recently, including the Higher Education Marketing Report and the American Advertising Federation. Chad Baldwin, UW’s director of institutional communications, said while the recognition from advertising professionals is gratifying, one of the main tests to the campaign’s success is the enrollment numbers in the fall. The campaign’s video ad recently won best single-spot television ad...

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