The Laramie Walmart was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was received shortly before 1 o’clock. The Laramie Police Department bomb squad and University of Wyoming bomb dogs searched the emptied building but did not locate any explosives.
A similar threat was called in to the Casper Walmart at the same time. The Cheyenne office of the FBI reports that there were similar incidents around the county.
New custom bike racks will be popping up across Downtown Laramie this fall.
In response to complaints about parked bicycles cluttering up the sidewalks – chained to trees, garbage cans, and sign posts – the Laramie Main Street Alliance began polling residents and business owners, and collecting data about bike traffic.
Executive Director Trey Sherwood says this October, the Alliance will install colorful new bike racks in the high-traffic areas of downtown.
Laramie was included on a list of America’s 100 Smartest Cities. It was compiled by Lumosity, a company that makes online games meant to measure and improve the user’s mental fitness. Most cities on the list have research universities there.
Lumosity has a database of 40 million users, and ranked them based on various cognitive skills.
Lumosity Data Scientist Daniel Sternberg says people in Laramie performed better on games that challenged logical, working knowledge, compared with those measuring acquired knowledge.
This October, the small staff at the Laramie Soup Kitchen served nearly 600 more meals than last year during the same month. Executive Director Emily Madden says they’re reaching out to more people, and want to make sure people have healthy food options. This week’s menu included a bacon mushroom and vegetarian cheese quiche, fresh garden salad and desserts. She says that an average of 50 individuals come to the basement of St. Matthew’s Cathedral every weekday to eat, socialize or stock up for the weekend.