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Wesley Kempton

An extraordinarily proud New England native, I was born in Northern Vermont and raised in a small border town called Franklin which boasts more cows than people and and exceptional views of foliage and Canada. At the encouragement of my father (an alum), I came to Laramie in 2007 hoping to become a Sports Journalist but quickly changed my mind and decided that I preferred talking over writing.  Thus, I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2011 with a degree in Communication. During my years at the University of Wyoming, I played a semi-mediocre role in the long-awaited rebirth of the UW Student Radio Station, serving as the station's first Sports Director and hosting a morning sports-talk show called 'Sorry To Wake You.' Frequently heard but rarely seen, I have been the Public Address Announcer for almost every sports team at the University of Wyoming and have announced a number of miscellaneous events (sports and otherwise) throughout the Laramie and UW community. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Loryn and my dog June.  I enjoy playing almost any sport the Laramie weather allows, spontaneous trivia competitions and all music that sounds good.  I fight regularly to defend the honor of the Boston Red Sox; I cheer for the San Antonio Spurs almost entirely because of my admiration for David Robinson; my favorite sports writers are John Feinstein and Rick Reilly; my favorite band is Barenaked Ladies.

Shots Fired at Virginia Tech; Two Confirmed Dead [LIVE UPDATES]

Story last revised 12/8/2011, 9:03 p.m. MST.

Two people are dead on the campus of Virginia Tech University.

One University police officer was killed during a routine traffic stop and another person has been confirmed deceased at a nearby parking lot; the shooter remains at large...

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Photo Courtesy of Getty Images, Chung Sung-Jun
(Photo Courtesy of Getty Images, Chung Sung-Jun)

Laramie’s Best Study Spots – Wes’ Top 5

Let's face it - Laramie is a college town. As such, the everyday life in Laramie largely revolves around the activities of the students and the schedule of the University. During school months, many outside of academia avoid most restaurants. Likewise, many outside of academia might avoid driving down Ivinson during school months or 15th Street.

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