Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

LCSD1 official: No plans to arm teachers

CHEYENNE – Laramie County School District 1’s safety and security administrator affirmed Monday night there are no plans to arm teachers heading into the new school year. The confirmation was given by Todd DePorter at a work session to inform LCSD1 trustees on current safety strategies and other plans on the horizon. Trustee Rich Wiederspahn asked the administrator whether he saw a need for it in the state’s largest school district after receiving many inquiries from stakeholders.
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LCCC enrollment competes with local job market

CHEYENNE – Laramie County Community College isn’t just competing with other schools to attract students, it’s also up against rising wages in the local job market. Factors such as the county’s 2.8% unemployment rate and high school graduates earning $30 an hour at some local retailers are playing a role in stagnating the community college’s enrollment numbers.
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Funky Monkey aims to be more than another antique store

CHEYENNE – The owners of newly rebranded and relocated Funky Monkey Rescued Treasures thrift store are planning to go the extra mile when it comes to their local impact. Five months ago, co-owner Lowell Harp was climbing a stepladder to trim the canopy shrouding the roof of Collectible and Thrift, the original thrift store location on Cleveland Avenue that he ran with partner Tori Wilder. The space was too small, too obscure, and when the opportunity arose to open a warehouse of antiques in May, they seized the moment.

Gentry ‘ahead of schedule’ with season approaching

LARAMIE – It’s been a long road to recovery for Gunner Gentry, but the redshirt junior receiver’s return to the field has almost arrived. Gentry was expected to be a key factor in the University of Wyoming’s passing attack last season. However, a torn patellar tendon in his left knee that he suffered in the spring of 2021 put those plans on hold.