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50 years to life

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON Theodore Eugene Arnold, 40, of Torrington will spend the next 50 years to life in prison for the 2002 murder of his father Donald J. Arnold. Tuesday District Court Judge Keith Kautz also sentenced Arnold to nine to 10 years each for felony larceny of a vehicle and attempted larceny of firearms. All three sentences were recommended in
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Guilty, not guilty: Offender pleads both

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a dramatic turn of events, Daniel James Bloom, 45, of Torrington, pled guilty for the second time to the same charge of felony possession of a schedule I/II narcotic drug on July 21, 2015. On June 18, the court was ready to sentence Bloom who had already pled guilty to the charge. Instead, Bloom changed his plea to
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Local couple to enter Ag Hall of Fame

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Lingle residents Wayne and Kathy Tatman have been honored for their years of service to the Wyoming agriculture industry and will be inducted into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 12 in Douglas during the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame picnic.
The Wyoming Livestock Roundup started the hall of fame recognition in 1992 "to honor those
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Torrington seniors do well in Sheridan

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Two of Torrington's own put in award-winning efforts at the Wyoming Senior Olympics held in Sheridan, July 15-19, one winning a gold medal in archery and the other a bronze in cycling.
Long-time Torrington resident Toby Lewis, who competed in his first Senior Olympics in 1988, pedaled his way to a bronze medal in the 25-kilometer bicycle race, despite
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Classic views...

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Scottsbluff Valley Street Rods held its fourth annual Pineapple Express car show on Saturday. Three awards were given for the favorite cars; Lowell James and his 1957 Chevrolet Belair won the Pineapple Express Choice award; Steve Whitehead with his 1952 Ford convertible took home the Scottsbluff Valley Street Rods Choice award; and Tim and Sheri Culver won the People's
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Circus Spectacular

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus opened its tent flaps to Goshen County residents Thursday evening at the fairgrounds. The event featured acrobats, lions, tigers, flying pups, clowns and more. See page A10 for more photos.
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Fifty years to life: Theodore Arnold

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Theodore Eugene Arnold, 40, of Torrington will spend the next 50 years to life in prison for the 2002 murder of his father, Donald J. Arnold. District Court Judge Keith Kautz also sentenced Arnold to nine to 10 years each for felony larceny of a vehicle and attempted larceny of firearms. All three sentences will run concurrent.
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New public restrooms open for business Wednesday

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
Just in time for the Goshen County Fair parade, the new public restrooms and a portion of the adjacent parking lot will open for business Wednesday. See Wednesday's edition of the Telegram for details!
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A feast fit for a King

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The Torrington Lions Club held its annual picnic and awards night Wednesday at Pioneer Park. The event celebrated volunteerism in the community and featured good food, friends, and future plans for the organization.
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McKimmey: Patriot, volunteer, family man

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, "You should talk to David." "That guy who's everywhere, he's interesting." "David McKimmey." Like a repeating refrain, Goshen County residents often request Telegram interviews with McKimmey.
"I don't feel I've done anything amazing," said the quiet, yet ever-present Mckimmey. Most known for his service in the Gulf War and the injuries he received while there, McKimmey is quietly
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County meets newest deputy

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Rookie Goshen County Deputy Sheriff Si reported for duty Tuesday during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting and, after a few face licks and scratches behind the ear, got back to work with his partner, Deputy Sheriff Brice Gallasso.
Si is a 3-year-old German Shepard specifically trained for searching and tracking and joined the sheriff's department earlier this month.
Gallasso,
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City plans Community Night Out

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, At Tuesday's meeting, Mayor Mike Varney announced Community Night Out, as well as the next Torrington City Council meeting, will be held in Jirdon Park Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. with free swimming, inflatables, a photo booth and face painting.
At 4 p.m., Wyoming Realtors will perform a child restraint check, followed by a free
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Local man donates car to Homesteaders Museum

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, "My dad [Gerald "Jerry" Huitt] was known as the ‘Antique Car King.' Restoring cars was his passion and hobby, Model Ts, Model As, V8," said Lloyd Huitt of his father. Huitt and his father worked together restoring vehicles for years.
"I spent a lot of quality time with dad working on the cars. I kind of lost interest in
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A fabric love affair

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
LINGLE, Longtime Torrington quilter Tammy Hunter has opened the Scrappy Shack Quilt Shop in Lingle to further fuel her passion (and ostensibly others') for fabric and quilts.
"I opened [the store] so that quilters, sewers, and crafters could have some fabric and notions at hand to pour out their creativity. Quilts are not just blankets, they are works of love
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GCSD No.1 FY16 budget breakdown

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, During the regular Goshen County School District No. 1 monthly meeting Tuesday, the board approved the budget for the upcoming school year. The GCSD No. 1 July board minutes and the proposed budget, with review of figures by the district's business manager, Marcy Cates, provide the information for this article.
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Rabbit fever hops into Goshen County

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a Wyoming Department of Health press release Friday, the department reported four confirmed cases of tularemia, or "rabbit fever" in the state this summer.
"Recently, we are hearing about rabbit die-offs and have seen tularemia cases confirmed in two Weston County residents, in dead voles near Devils Tower in Crook County and in a Washakie County cat," the
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Something's brewing

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
A strong, but brief storm moved through Goshen County Wednesday evening, bringing high winds, rain, lightning and pre-indicators of possible funnel formations.
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Diaries of John Hunton: An ill-fated trek to Washington (part 2)

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
Chief Red Cloud and the delegations first met President Grant at the White House on May 19th, but after greeting them, the President said he was too busy to discuss their problems that day and shunted them along to talk with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior --- a real case of "passing the Buck"
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Messenger, Haller exchange vows

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, Dakota La Rae Messenger and Anthony Thomas Haller exchanged marriage vows June 13, 2015 on the family ranch that the bride's great-great-great grandparents, Otis and Nancy Lovercheck, established in 1904. The setting of the marriage was a meadow on lower Bear Creek on the Lovercheck CP Ranch. Parents of the bride are the late Mark Messenger and Kirk and Raedene
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Southeast FFA Officer Retreat is a success

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
YODER, At 6:30 in the morning on July 7, the Southeast FFA Officer Team left Yoder for their three-day officer retreat. Throughout the trip, our officers brainstormed ideas for the upcoming year that would help our chapter become the best that it could be.
Our first stop was in Fort Collins, Colo. at Rocky Mountain Adventures. The team split up
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Gunnin' for a prize

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
The Torrington Fire Department pulled Leonard Urbanek's winning ball out of the raffle barrel Monday. Urbanek (pictured above, right with Gary Kirchhefer) won a DPMS 308 rifle in July's draw.
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Benito P. to perform in Torrington tonight

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Music can be viewed as inspiration, an expression, entertainment, or a way of life.
Ben Poole, a hip-hop artist from Austin, Texas, is bringing a little music to Goshen County when he performs at the Crossroads Music Café in Torrington at 7 p.m. this evening.
Poole said, "When I first stand on stage, people usually think, ‘Oh, it's
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Enlisted to Major: Lou Russ shines

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, One of Torrington's own enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and 20 years later retired a Major and returned home to finish raising his children.
Louie "Lou" Russ of Torrington was born in Sunrise and raised in Hartville until he was 16 years old. His family moved to Nebraska for three years before settling in Torrington. Like any normal
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Personnel changes continue at EWC

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Personnel issues were a main topic of interest during Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Tom McDowell, who previously retired as EWC human resources director, has assumed the mantel of interim human resources director while the college searches for a permanent HR director to replace Stuart Nelson, who resigned in June.
During the meeting,
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Cotant returns

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Technically, Rick Cotant, former Torrington Middle School assistant principal and track coach never left the district. He retired, but stayed active in Goshen County School District No. 1. Tuesday, during the regular board meeting, the district re-hired retired administrator Rick Cotant as the interim secondary principal at Lingle-Fort Laramie Middle and High School. Cotant's contract is temporary and
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