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Photo by Adam Porter, Townsquare Media Laramie
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UW School of Nursing Gets $1 Million Donation

Nurses and area nurses with the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper will soon have the opportunity to advance their degrees in nursing, thanks to a $1 million donation to the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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15 Clever Ways to Save Money on Gas

Turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new. Gas prices going up is nothing new. What is new is the possibility that we could be looking at prices at the pump lurking in the neighborhood of $5 a gallon by the summer. Now that’s painful.

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Townsquare Media
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Albany County Volunteers Raise Record Funds for Cowboy Joe

The 2012 Albany County Fund Drive raised a record $380,678 in just one week for the Cowboy Joe Club. More than 60 volunteers helped bring in the money, which will go towards educational and operational costs of University of Wyoming student-athletes.

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UW Professor Outlines Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

By many Christmas is considered one of the greatest times of the year, but it can also be a risky time for some people financially. It is easy to get a little out of control spending on those that we love, but in all realit a great holiday season does not always revolve around spending every bit of income that you have plus some.

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Library Book Sale, Photo Courtesy Getty Images, Jamie Kripke
Library Book Sale, Photo Courtesy Getty Images, Jamie Kripke
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Annual Book Sale Assists Albany County Library

Each year, the doors and cash registers of the Albany County Public Library open for the "Big" Book Sale.

Though this year's sale ended October 29, the profits will be felt in the community throughout the coming year.

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Ian Wescott, Flickr
Ian Wescott, Flickr
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Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner to Jump 13 Percent This Year

According to the American Farm Bureau, the price of Thanksgiving dinner will be 13 percent higher this year than last, marking the biggest jump since 1990.

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Laramie Flea Markets & Thrift Stores – Our Top 5

For being a small town, Laramie has no shortage of Pawn Shops, Flea Markets and other types of thrift stores. Perhaps this is because it is a college town and quick cash can be very appealing. Each Laramie thrift store seems to fill its small niche, and if you are looking to save some money or find some treasures they can be great places to visit. Even though many times it can be hard to find specific items, it is the feeling of finding just what you were looking for at a bargain that makes thrift store shopping fun.

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(Photo by Adam Porter)
(Photo by Adam Porter)
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Laramie Chamber Is Giving You The Chance to Win $5,000

The Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce is running a big fundraiser and are giving you the chance to win $5,000! If you win it will certainly be a nice Christmas gift. Here is how it works:

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pyxopotamus, Flickr
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FCC and Wireless Providers Reach Agreement to Stop ‘Bill Shock’

After an almost two-year investigation, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday it had reached an agreement with most of the nation’s cell carriers that should protect consumers from “bill shock” — unexpected increases in a monthly wireless bill.

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Ask The City – Can You Explain Why The Public Works’ Budget Is So Small?

Your Question:
The bend at the bottom of 18th street needs fixed. The area around this gutter has become impassable as the asphalt has failed causing massive potholes. Small patching work has been done but only to worsen the problem. The city engineers need to come up with a solution that will properly fix this problem as it is a nuisance and a sign of the lack of infra-structure the city of Laramie has. But this is just one street in the many other streets that have just fallen to ruin.

The lack of infra-structure is an obvious and unavoidable topic which must be dealt with. Ft. Collins a COLLEGE town has much better infra-structure than Laramie by far. You can argue that its a big city and its is able to make more money on taxes which then can be used on making the city better.

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