Despite the Voice of Opposition, Laramie Will Persevere

I must start this blog by saying that I absolutely love Laramie and at the same time I am tremendously frustrated with our community. Perhaps my frustration is actually a sign of growth in our community. Let me explain.

Currently, Laramie is poised for economic growth. I can tell all my readers that businesses within Laramie are poised for significant growth and that successful businesses are contemplating and preparing moves to Laramie. With this knowledge the Laramie Economic Development Corporation(LEDC) attempted unsuccessfully to pass a $0.25 sales tax to help fund operations to help support pending growth in Laramie. At the same time LEDC, in conjunction with the City of Laramie and the University of Wyoming, was successful in obtaining a $5.4 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council to build the Cirrus Sky Technology Park. Through both of these endeavors, the voice of opposition became apparent and became loud. This opposition was a frustration to me as it was vocal, unabashed, and at times mean-spirited. Continue reading “Despite the Voice of Opposition, Laramie Will Persevere”

An Economic Asset to Our Community – the NEW Laramie High School

Laramie finally has an opportunity to improve our high school now that Governor Mead has signed the funding bill into law. I am proud to say that I am a graduate of LHS (’91). Now that I am a bit older and experienced, I can honestly say that our children have been short changed for many years. The old LHS facility is lousy when compared to schools across the state. I look hopefully to the future that the school bond issue will pass and Laramie will have a high school facility that we can all be proud of. I shudder to think that our community could be so short sighted and not pass the coming bond issue. Continue reading “An Economic Asset to Our Community – the NEW Laramie High School”