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Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming
Full nameCity of Laramie, Wyoming
Official nameCity of Laramie, Wyoming
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorDave Paulekas
Total Area11.2 sq mi (29 km2)
Land Area11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
Water Area0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation7165 ft (2183.9 m)
Total Population30816 (2010)
Density (pop.)942.8/km2 (2442.5/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)57298
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code82070-82073
Area code307
FIPS code56-45050 
GNIS feature ID1590526 

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Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the Census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.

Laramie was settled in the mid-19th century along the Union Pacific Railroad line, which crosses the Laramie River at Laramie. It is home to the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Technical Institute, and a branch of Laramie County Community College. Laramie Regional Airport serves Laramie. The ruins of Fort Sanders, an army fort predating Laramie, lie just south of the city along Route 287. Located in the Laramie Valley between the Snowy Range and the Laramie Range, the city draws outdoor enthusiasts because of its abundance of outdoor activities.

In 2011, Laramie was named as the best city to retire by Money Magazine due to its scenic location, low taxes and educational opportunities.

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On October 6, 2008 it will be ten years since Matthew Shepard was the victim of a violent anti-gay hate crime on the outskirts Laramie, Wyoming. On October 12, 2008 it will be ten years since Matthew Shepard succumbed to the atrocious injuries he incurred. At the conclusion of one of his killer's trials on November 4, 1999, Matthew's father, Dennis, delivered this speech in court. This is a partial re-enactment/dramatazation from the actual speech and is an audio excerpt from the 2002 HBO film "The Laramie Project" in which Terry Kinney played the part of Dennis Shepard. Another very moving delivery of this speech as seen on a stage setting, performed by Cory Richards, can be found here: Mr. Shepard's full speech/statement can be read here: To learn more about what can be done, please visit Many states have their own hate crimes legislation, but there are several that do not. It has been a long battle to try to a get a federal bill that includes LGBT citizens and we're not there yet -- please write your senators and congressperson to let them know it is important. Senator Kennedy has been spearheading a bill and has been doing a great job. The cause must continue. ---
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Barack rallied a crowd at the University of Wyoming in Laramie on March 3, 2008.
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Climbing through the gap in the Snowy Range mountains playing with the turbo rx1.
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The fence in Laramie, Wyoming, where Matthew Shepard's body was discovered. This video was taken in August of 2008.
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10 years later, Elton John speaks during his solo concert benefiting the Matthew Shepard Foundation in Laramie, Wyoming on April 3, '09 about Matthew Shepard & the work Mathew's Mother, Judy, has been doing for 10 years since the murder of her Son. Over $500000 was raised for the Matthew Shepard foundation with this one event. Get involved! Go to Erase hate
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Laramie has a unique western flavor and a small town ideal. Home of the University of Wyoming Laramie has many types of activities to offer. Art,Culture,Sports, and Outdoor Fun.
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Wild Horse Ranch @ Lake Hattie offers amazing 40-acre ranches starting at just $1995 per acre! Ideally located in southeastern Wyoming, close to the Colorado border, and just minutes from Laramie (and the University of Wyoming), Wild Horse Ranch at Lake Hattie offers an extraordinary Wyoming land ownership opportunity showcasing the best of country living with city convenience. This Wyoming ranch is also just a few miles from the scenic, recreation-filled Snowy Range Mountains and only 60 minutes from Cheyenne, the capital of this majestic state. Wild Horse Ranch encompasses the best of what Wyoming has to offer. Bordering the shores of Lake Hattie and the spectacular Medicine Bow National Forest, this privileged piece of land is sure to appreciate. Wild Horse Ranch lies in the shadow of Sheep Mountain whose steep, tree-lined foothills are a home to hundreds of deer, elk, antelope and other wildlife. The cool pines make their way to grassy, rolling hills and dramatic panoramic vistas. The property also borders the shores of the 2200-acre Lake Hattie, a scenic reservoir-fed body of water known for outstanding fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and boating.
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Over 10 years ago in 1998 a tragedy unfolded in Laramie, Wyoming. Many people would equate Matthew Shepard's murder as the result of being driven by Wyoming not being a "gay friendly" state. But are we missing the mark on what the real driver was that transformed Aaron McKinney into a violent homophobic sociopath? For a complete listing of my videos visit my website at
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Laramie Wyoming
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52" Moose Shoot At Lake Creek, In the Snowy Range By Laramie, Wyoming. 2000 views 12/14/09, 3500 views 10/3/10, 4000 views 12/20/10, 5000 views 5/24/11
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Gold defense stops two-point attempt to win spring game - Casper Star-Tribune Online Tweet this news
Casper Star-Tribune Online---...- makes sure to cover a pass to Gold team sophomore Robert Herron in the second half of the second Cowboys scrimmage on Saturday in -Laramie-. (Tim Kupsick/Star-Tribune) SATURDAY: The Gold team defeated the Brown team 14-13 - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 06:14:36 GMT+00:00
All in the family: Shyatts return to raise bar, flag - Casper Star-Tribune Online Tweet this news
Casper Star-Tribune Online--Jeremy hinted that he hopes they join the rest of the family, perhaps opening their own restaurant in -Laramie-. -Wyoming's- players have had less than one week to get to know their new coach, but most have already thrown - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 06:14:36 GMT+00:00
University of Wyoming to confer honorary doctoral degrees on 4 - Casper Star-Tribune Online Tweet this news
Casper Star-Tribune Online---LARAMIE- � The University of -Wyoming- will confer honorary doctoral degrees upon four people during commencement ceremonies next month. They include historian and scholar Robert Bonner, and Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a leading Alz - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 06:13:44 GMT+00:00
Laramie man given up to 40 years for DUI - Laramie Boomerang Tweet this news
Laramie Boomerang--“While coming back on (-Wyoming- Highway) 130 to -Laramie-, that's where he lost control of the vehicle. He was kind of screwing around and playing around with the car … and then lost control, overcorrected and rolled the thing - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:51:30 GMT+00:00
Laramie County Fair reviews whether business was run illegally out of county ... - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--The -Laramie- County Fair Board is investigating whether a wood pellet business was run illegally out of the county's Archer Complex in 2009 and 2010. Fair Board member Dale Steenbergen tells the -Wyoming- Tribune Eagle a board member m - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:53:34 GMT+00:00
Great Escape: The Laramie Project - Tweet this news week's Great Escape takes us to -Wyoming-�-Laramie-, Wyo., actually, for Tartan High School's production of The -Laramie- Project. The -Laramie- Project details the experience of the Tectonic Theater Project as crews documented t - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:10:18 GMT+00:00
4A Boys: Gillette wins championship game - Casper Star-Tribune Online Tweet this news
Casper Star-Tribune Online--The Gillette Camels defeated the -Laramie- Plainsmen on Saturday night in the final game of the -Wyoming- State High School Class 4A Boys Basketball Championship. The Camels downed the Plainsmen, 60-33, at the Casper Events Cen - Date : Sun, 13 Mar 2011 05:37:47 GMT+00:00
Free gardening workshop in Laramie - Laramie Boomerang Tweet this news
Laramie Boomerang--If you'd like to garden in -Laramie- but you're not sure how to get started, the University of -Wyoming's- free gardening startup workshop is the place to go. ... - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:02:02 GMT+00:00
UW's Carlson earns MWC co-player of week honors - San Antonio Express Tweet this news
San Antonio Express---LARAMIE-, Wyo. (AP) � For the second week in a row and the fourth time this season, -Wyoming- senior forward Hillary Carlson has been named Mountain West ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:27:54 GMT+00:00
Albany County volunteers raise $451K in 1 week for Cowboy Joe Club - Billings Gazette Tweet this news
Billings Gazette---LARAMIE-, Wyo. (AP) � The University of -Wyoming's- Cowboy Joe Club says Albany County volunteers raised more than $451000 in just one week toward educational ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:51:51 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Albany County, Wyoming

County seat: Laramie
TownRock River
CDPsAlbany * Centennial * The Buttes * Woods Landing-Jelm
Bosler * Buford * Garrett * Harmony * Tie Siding

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