Southeast Wyoming has already seen its share of wildfires, or at least their smoke, over the past month. Dry conditions and gusty winds already make the fire danger higher than many other regions, but throw in the fuel of beetle killed trees and it certainly seems as though southeast Wyoming is ripe for fires to sweep across the land.
A fire ban is going into effect for Albany County on Friday morning until further notice. The county commissioners made the decision to restrict open fires and fireworks because of the extreme danger of fire and the excessive amount of flammable materials.
A Wyoming National Guard UW-60 Black Hawk helicopter and a team of four Wyoming National Guard troops will work to fight the High Park Fire in northern Colorado. They are being sent by Governor Matt Mead, who the Governor’s Office says received a request for their use from the State of Colorado.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be making an appearance at Wyoming’s Hometown Celebration this year at Laramie Jubilee Days Wyoming Statehood Celebration. The event will take place at the Wyoming Territorial Prison on July 10th which is Wyoming Statehood Day.
A Milk Can Dinner, giant kites and stagecoach rides are some of the fun new pieces to the Butch Cassidy Festival at the Wyoming Territorial Prison. Formerly Butch Cassidy Days, the now one day festival will take place on June 9 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre decided to kick off summer by tickling your funny bone. “The Santaland Diaries” is based on the true chronicles of humorist David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display and is playing nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, June 9, in the UW Fine Arts Studio Theatre.
Don’t put away those solar observing glasses just yet, another rare astronomical event will be visible in Laramie. The planet Venus will cross the face of the sun on Tuesday night, something that won’t occur again for 105 years. To make sure you can safely see it all happen, the Laramie Astronomical Society and Space Observers (LASSO) will host a solar observation party from 4PM to sunset.
The senior community theater group The Unexpected Company is performing “Fable, Foibles & Follies of Laramie City,” which is billed as an hysterical, historical musical review. The show will cover Laramie history from 1860-1890.
Jacob Scott Anderson was arrested after allegedly confronting a Wells Fargo Bank employee with a gun in the parking lot in Laramie on Tuesday morning according to the Laramie Police Department. The LPD says they arrested the would-be bank robber thanks to the quick action taken by the bank employee and witnesses who called dispatch to relay Anderson’s description and location.
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