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A question many think about when moving to a smaller city, is what kind of healthcare options are available? Laramie may feel small, but the medical offerings are big. Ivinson Memorial Hospital is centrally located and has almost everything a person could need. It contains 99 beds, a birthing center and nursery, a cancer center and a host of specialists to help whatever your health requires.
Laramie also has its very own bone and joint center that provides rehab, orthopedic surgery and other specialty medicine for the injuries you may incur while playing hard in the nearby areas.
Besides some of the major medical practices, Laramie has numerous dentist, Optometrists, Chiropractors and just about every other specialty a person needs. Doctors from larger areas also come to Laramie regularly for specialties like dermatology, ear nose and throat, and allergy specialists.
Laramie is a small town with big amenities. Rest assured that your body and spirit will thrive in our beautiful town.
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With fall upon us we get to look forward to the great sports that most of us watch and some of us to take part in. Wyoming has great pride in its athletics and football is probably its number one. The Pokes (aka the Wyoming Cowboys) have had their ups and downs the last 5 years. But in 2014 Craig Bohl was brought on as head coach and he is having great success at recruiting players and rebuilding a sports program. In 2016 they were the Mountain West Division Campions and have won 2 Bowl bids in the last 5 years. They play home games in War Memorial Stadium at 7220’ elevation, which they hope is an advantage over their opponents. Gamedays in Laramie bring the town alive and the people of Laramie know how to put on a good tailgate, so if you find yourself in town during a game make your way down to the stadium and find out how welcoming this community is. For more info or to buy tickets click here: https://gowyo.com/index.aspx?path=football
Volleyball in Laramie is another fun way to enjoy some good family fun during the cooler fall nights. The Cowgirls have a good program and are continuing to build it up. They play in the UniWyo Federal Credit Union Sports Complex that is situated between the Arena Auditorium and War Memorial fieldhouse. The games are a great time to see some school spirit and watch some intense volleyball action. To view games and buy tickets click here: https://gowyo.com/index.aspx?path=wvball.
Along with the major two sport Laramie is alive with different sporting events. There are also many club sports like rugby and women’s soccer and many community leagues for a multitude of sports. As we work our way closer to winter, women’s and men’s basketball and men’s wrestling bring another level of fun.
In short if you like big time sports with a small friendly hometown feeling Laramie will not disappoint you.
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The shopping experience in Laramie is wonderful and continues to get better with new stores coming in all the time. Whether you are looking to upgrade those old cowboy boots (Martindale’s) or you want to change up the furnishings of your house (Bent and Rusty and many others), Laramie has everything someone could want. We have 20+ downtown shops that are full of charm and smiling faces of the people who live in and love this community. Don’t miss shopping during the holiday season. Downtown Laramie delivers on Small Business Saturday, the shopping event that follows black Friday. Don’t be surprised to find the downtown shops looking like something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie during this special time of year. Shop owners pull out all the stops – handing out cider and cocoa while their stores are truly decked for the holidays. Don’t forget to take
Outside of the downtown area there are other shopping offerings as well. Laramie has many bike shops, and other outdoor retailers. Outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find new gear and rentals available on things like Nordic and downhill skis, mountain bikes and canoes, kayaks or stand up paddleboards.
Along with all of our locally owned shops we do have some chain stores as well: Maurice’s, Murdoch’s and a few big box stores. Rest assured that you will be able to find anything that one might want or need in one of our quaint shopping establishments.
While summer is winding down in Laramie, there’s still plenty of time left to soak up the sun. Here’s a few Laramie activities to squeeze in before the cooler days of autumn are upon us.
- Head to the Thursday and Friday evening farmer’s markets.
Thursday nights the market is at Undine Park and features local vendors. On Friday’s head downtown to the Train Depot for the Downtown Farmer’s Market where you’ll find yummy fruits and vegetables, breads, sweets and other delicious treats.
- Tackle Medicine Bow Peak.
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Throw your hiking boots on and conquer Medicine Bow Peak. Take time to reflect from an altitude of 12,014 feet.
- Walk or ride your bike around Laramie.
Before the snow begins to fall take a walk or ride around Laramie and get to know your neighbors. It can be easy to hibernate during the winter so while the weather is still fair, make some new friends!
- Take one last camping trip.
With so many local campgrounds to choose from, there’s no excuse not to squeeze in one final camping trip of the year. Enjoy some peace and quiet, roast hot dogs and s’mores over a fire and breathe in the cool mountain air. You’ll make great memories!
- Hot Springs
If camping isn’t your thing and you’re more interested in a weekend retreat that includes a bit of pampering, head over to Saratoga for a stay at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. Lay by the pool and enjoy a dip in the tee-pee hot tubs (there are varying temps so experiment until you find your perfect one!). Don’t forget to stop by Lollypops for some summer ice cream or have dinner at one of the amazing restaurants (we’re looking at you, Bella’s Bistro).
- Plan a Labor Day BBQ
One of the best parts of summer is grilling!
Plan a Labor Day BBQ and invite friends and family to enjoy the last bits of summer. Need menu inspiration? Check out Pinterest or Instagram.
Summer gets a lot of credit for being the best season in Laramie, and while it is a wonderful time of year, every season brings its own special characteristics that make Laramie Laradise.
Join us for an open house at this timeless mid-century modern in the established Alta Vista neighborhood on Wednesday, August 7 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This home boasts 2,117 sq. feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Beautiful hand-scraped Brazilian cherry flooring is throughout the home with a wood-burning stove in the living room, the perfect place to get cozy on cold Laramie nights. Vaulted ceilings give this area of the home an expansive, open feel.
This home features elevated luxury with a fully remodeled kitchen complete with granite countertops, a wine fridge and plenty of pull out and lazy susan cabinet storage. All appliances are new, stainless steel and the kitchen looks out onto the expansive backyard as well as the Snowy Range Mountains. The main floor of the house includes the master suite, a large bedroom and bathroom. This home is full of charming surprises including an area under the stairs that is perfect for evening homework.
Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms and one full, completely remodeled bathroom including shiplap walls and custom vanity.
This home sits on a .25 acre lot and the size is reflected in the large backyard. This space is perfect for entertaining and the owners say it is the best spot in Laramie for watching Fourth of July fireworks. The large, wooden playset will be sold with the home as well as the custom SheShed! This area is perfect as a home office, crafting spot or just a place to escape the kids and relax. The owner has cultivated a vegetable garden that sits in a fenced area at the edge of the yard – a little spot of paradise!
Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, August 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. or view the entire listing here.