Five must-see summer destinations in Albany County

By IKE FREDREGILL With all of Laramie’s events and attractions, it can be easy to miss out on Albany County’s grandeur. The Gem City is a great base camp, full of all the amenities a budding High Plains drifter could desire. But, the real adventure doesn’t begin until you leave the city limits…

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On the Trail: Mike and Ike face off at the trapshooting range

By IKE FREDREGILL A flash of orange shot across the horizon, disintegrating as the retort of a shotgun echoed through my ear plugs. “Pull,” I hollered, sighting down the semi-automatic Winchester 1400 12-gauge shotgun lent to me by Laramie Area Visitor Assistant Director Mike Gray. I traced the…

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All aboard for the Big Boy express

By IKE FREDREGILL After a years-long rebuild, the steam locomotive, Big Boy No. 4014, is ready to roll. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first Transcontinental Railroad’s completion, the iconic train is slated to embark on a journey from Cheyenne through Laramie and to Ogden, Utah…

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