The Laramie Boomerang is the only daily newspaper in Laramie, Wyoming. It was established in 1881 by Edgar Wilson Nye, who named the paper after his mule, "Boomerang."[dead link] Nye also contributed several humorous articles to the Boomerang (under the pseudonym 'Bill Nye'), and served as the paper's editor until 1884.
The newspaper sometimes serves as a training ground for new graduates from the University of Wyoming. For instance, Larry Birleffi (1918-2008) a radio and television broadcaster known as the "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys", began his lengthy career in journalism as a sportswriter for the Boomerang. Charles E. Richardson, former president of the Wyoming Press Association, and former publisher of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner in Rock Springs, served for a time on the Boomerang board of directors.
In 2003, the newspaper removed the word “daily” from its masthead to account for the fact that it is now published only six days per week—Tuesday through Sunday.
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