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Laramie

(lâr`əmē), city (1990 pop. 26,687), seat of Albany co., SE Wyo., on the Laramie River; inc. 1874. It is a commercial, railroad, and industrial center for a livestock and timber region. Laramie has railyards, sawmills, a cement factory, and meat-storage facilities. Other industries produce beverages, cabinets, and computer software. Tourism is an important economic activity; the city is surrounded by mountain ranges and many ski, hunting, and fishing areas. The city is the seat of the Univ. of Wyoming. Laramie was settled in 1868 with the arrival of the railroad and grew with the development of the surrounding ranch country and local mining enterprises. It is headquarters for the Medicine Bow National Forest. Nearby is the site of Fort Sanders, established in 1866 to protect the Overland TrailOverland Trail,
any of several trails of westward migration in the United States. The term is sometimes used to mean all the trails westward from the Missouri to the Pacific and sometimes for the central trails only.
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 and workers on the Union Pacific RR.
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Gwelir yma obaith wrth i drigolion y dref wledig Gwaun CwmGarw fel brodorion Laramie uno yn wyneb trychineb.
Director Steven Whelan, drama instructor at Valencia High School, traveled to Laramie to get some local color for his work and found the Wyoming community nearly mirrored Santa Clarita.
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Robert Roten, a former reporter for the Laramie Daily Boomerang, covered the Shepard case firsthand.
Partly developed as both a stage and film entity under Sundance Lab auspices, the work began when successful Off Broadway writer-director Kaufman (of "Gross Indecency," which not dissimilarly reshaped transcript from Oscar Wilde's turn-of-the-the-century trials) and his collaborating actors arrived in Laramie, Wyo.
For the mural, Jeanie painted a scene inspired by the Vedauwoo Rocks in Medicine Bow--Routt National Forest, near Laramie.
But in The Laramie Project they go further, reminding us frequently of who they are in the company as opposed to whose words they are speaking--whether those of the emergency-room doctor who treated Shepard, for instance, or the bicyclist who found him tied to a fence, or his friends and those of the killers, or university people, law enforcement officials, religious leaders and sundry others.
Before this, did anyone in Laramie ever have to talk publicly about these questions?
Hundreds of people turned out in Laramie to protest at the killing and candlelit vigils were held near the university.
The researchers estimate that aircraft have increased the concentration of natural condensation nuclei over Laramie by about 10 percent.
The Tony-award-winning Laramie Project chronicles life in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, a year after 21-year old gay student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die on the outskirts of the town.
The Laramie Boomerang reports that Outreach School Interim Dean Alyson Hagy said at a public listening session regarding the school's five-year strategic plan that there's been a considerable dip in the number of transfer students attending UW in recent years.