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Same-Sex couples can begin marrying tomorrow

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
CASPER - Today, the state of Wyoming announced that it will file a notice stating that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that found the state's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. As a result, same-sex couples can begin marrying at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of
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New salon is up-and-cutting

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
LINGLE, Danielle Kinberg's cosmetology career has spanned more than a decade and included a variety of different venues, from upscale salons to a small Nebraska parlor, the mall and even clients' kitchens. This month, she began offering her services at her very own shop, Essence Salon, in Lingle.
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Prison time for trucker

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Judge Keith Kautz sentenced a second Torrington resident for fraudulent over-billing of Torrington Livestock Markets, LLC (TLM) in District Court Tuesday.
Alex John Dominguez, 42, received two-and-a-half to five years in prison for two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000.
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EWC athletics gets full-time training service

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved an agreement with Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) in Fort Collins, Colo. to provide full-time athletic training services to EWC's athletic program.
According to board President Angie Chavez, other area providers were contacted to provide full-time athletic training but were
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District awaiting final PAWS, AYP scores

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last year's PAWS, or Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, scores have yet to be released, but Superintendent Jean Chrostoski told the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees Tuesday evening the district received notice scores were down.
But, she added, the lower marks are not an indication of the hard work teachers and administrators are putting
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EWC bond will be decided at the polls on Nov. 4

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, November's general election will have voters deciding the fate of two projects proposed for construction at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC). The larger of the two is the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) at 69,000 square feet, and the smaller Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) will be 23,000 square feet.
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Monte Vista closed again due to water line maintenance

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Monte Vista Road in Torrington closed this week due to routine water line maintenance. A leaky water shut-off valve required the replacement of service lines connected to the water main located beneath the street, according to Tom Troxel, supervisor of the city water department.
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National Business Women’s Week

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
What is National Business Women's Week?
The purpose of National Business Women's Week is to recognize women who have been the cornerstone of working in business in the United States in the past and to examine how far women in business have come.
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Enzi visits EWC welding facility

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Courtesy - Eastern Wyoming College welding student Taylor Rewarts, of Cheyenne, shows Sen. Mike Enzi a Dual Shield Flux Cored Arc Weld that was a vertical up 3/8-inch bend test on Thursday, Oct. 9. Enzi made a stop in Torrington and toured the EWC Welding and Machine Tooling facility. The senator shared with the students and instructors the value of technical
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County boasts low rent - Housing costs in Goshen County are well below average compared to the rest of Wyo.

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is one of the cheapest places to live in the state, according to the Wyoming Cost-of-Living Index for the second quarter of 2014 (April, May and June).
The area ranks amongst the six counties with the lowest cost-of-living, including Platte, which is the most inexpensive county at 12 percent below the Wyoming average, followed by Hot Springs
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Torrington designated safe city

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington has been named the sixth-safest city in Wyoming by a Jacksonville, Fla.-based security company.
Using crime statistics from the FBI, Safe Choice Security created a list of the top 11 least dangerous cities in the state.
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Changing of the seasons

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Fall foliage is coming into display throughout Goshen County, as leaves are turning shades of yellow, orange and red. Monday, a warm, calm evening made for pleasant sightseeing along the North Platte River southwest of Torrington.
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Local author finalist for fiction and poetry awards

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College professor and western writer John Nesbitt will be in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 25 to discover how two of his literary works will fair at this year's Will Rogers Medallion Award competition.
The competition was originally created to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry.
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D Street demolition underway

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Demolition of the old nursing home building along East 20th Avenue continued this week. Workers tore down several exterior walls and ripped out large chunks of foundation using a variety of heavy equipment.
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Local schools continue reading programs

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, When the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) announced this month it would change its Blazing a Trail reading program, several district parents voiced concerns that children might not receive the avenues and incentives they did with Blazing a Trail.
Not to worry, kids and parents: the schools have you covered.
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Elementary classes visit Telegram office

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Five separate groups of Goshen County fifth-graders stopped by the Torrington Telegram last week to learn about how the paper is made.
Students had their pictures taken, took a tour of the office, including the editorial and advertising departments, as well as the dark room, and a few lucky classes were able to see the printing press in action.
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EWC will host British documentary filmmaker and author

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Library and Community Education will host British documentary filmmaker and author Tim Slessor at the Torrington campus on Oct. 24, 2014.
The program will be at noon in Tebbet room 131 and is part of Chadron State College's pilot Practitioner-in-Residence program.
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Pheasant stocking plan for southeast Wyoming

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LARAMIE, Pheasant hunters will be pleased to learn there will be more locations to hunt during the general season this year as good moisture levels have provided adequate cover at walk-in areas that were not stocked in 2013.
Dry conditions last summer prevented growth of cover in Platte and Laramie counties, limiting pheasant stocking and hunting opportunities for hunters.
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Michigan native takes the helm at FLNHS

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, From the beaches of the world's largest freshwater lake to the rolling prairie of Goshen County, new Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) Superintendent Tom Baker is adjusting to his recent move across the northern United States.
"I was born and raised in Michigan. This is the first time I've taken up out-of-state residency," he said.
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Plant in need of work - City’s wastewater treatment facility requires maintenance

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington wastewater treatment plant needs improvements, and soon.
Engineer Bob Juve asked the Torrington City Council to approve a third amendment to an agreement with a Cheyenne-based consulting firm at the meeting Tuesday night.
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Committee suggests changes

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Tuesday, during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, the Fairgrounds Planning Committee presented its recommendation for future development at the fairgrounds, which included the construction of a multi-purpose facility near the county weed and pest buildings on U.S. Highway 26/85.
According to committee member Shelly Kirchhefer, the committee's proposal would make outside expansion of the fairgrounds possible and provide
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Bread Doctor, M.D.: Making Delicious

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, There is a new doctor in town, but he doesn't see patients or prescribe medications. He doesn't make rounds or perform surgery.
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Redline Restorations & Repair opens new shop

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, While the huge sign announcing its arrival didn't survive the latest Wyoming windstorm, those in need of car bodywork need not worry, Redline Restorations & Repair, the newest Torrington business, is open and ready for customers.
Owner Adam Albers' shop, located at 4174 Highway 26/85, specializes in anything on the exterior of the car, from fresh paint to dents, all-out
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Bad moon rising

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Photo/ Roger Spears - A full lunar eclipse was on display in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 8. The eclipse became visible at approximately 4:30 a.m. and lasted nearly an hour.
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Southeast FFA works in community

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
LAGRANGE, On Saturday, Sept. 20, 14 Southeast FFA members worked with the LaGrange community to improve the grounds around the rodeo arena and park. The crew started working in the morning and quickly finished what they had planned by noon.
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Harvest full speed ahead in Goshen County

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
LINGLE, Local farmers are working overtime to bring in the bean, beet and corn crops in Goshen County.
Combines, farm trucks and tractors, as well as plenty of late nights and early mornings, have been necessary to get the fields cleaned up before the first snow falls.
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Wyoming Game and Fish Department news: WGFD seeks info on Goshen County mule deer poaching

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
PRAIRIE CENTER, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a poaching case involving two mule deer bucks near Prairie Center on Oct. 4.
The incident took place early Saturday morning before legal shooting hours along County Road 47.
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Community Hospital receives quality award

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital was presented with a Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Cheyenne on Sept. 25, 2014.
Community Hospital was awarded the Quality Achievement Award for its outstanding performance in giving excellent care in seven nationally measured areas.
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100 years of 4-H

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Three-year-old Raelee Floerchinger and her father, Tyler, get ready to play the shooting game, sponsored by the Horseshoe Acres 4-H Club, on Sunday. See more photos and story on page A10.
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Western Sugar employee falls at plant

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) responded to the Western Sugar Cooperative plant Thursday evening, Oct. 2, to assist Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with the extrication of a female employee who had fallen from the upper machinery level of the storage silos.
TVFD, EMS and Western Sugar personnel cooperated to move the patient to ground level.
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TDS turning waste into fertilizer

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In a twist to an old adage, "One man's sewage is another man's fertilizer" might be a an apt description of the newest project by TDS Environmental to reduce the impact of waste products on the environment and municipal resources.
Through its commitment to finding better methods of waste management, TDS has acquired equipment to enter the field of
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Murder, mystery and a meet and greet

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series, stopped by Eastern Wyoming College for a meet and greet and book signing Friday. A large crowd gathered to speak with Johnson and get his autograph.
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Kirchhefer to retire to gun shop

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After seven years on Main Street, Gary's Gun Shop is changing its location to 420 West Valley Road in Torrington.
"We outgrew the place we were at," explained Gary Kirchhefer, co-owner of the gun shop.
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National 4-H Week brings celebrations

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County 4-H members held their 2014 Harvest Carnival on Sunday in the Ag Hall at the Goshen County Fairgrounds. Games included balloon darts, cow toss, doughnut-eating contests and plenty more.
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Pysanky class steeped in Ukrainian tradition

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For Roxanne Baker, decorating eggs is more than just an Easter tradition, it's a way to celebrate her heritage year-round, and now members of the community will have an opportunity to learn the art form, as well.
Baker grew up in rural western North Dakota, near Fairfield.
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Local students compete Wyoming State 4-H Shooting Sports match

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On the weekend of July 11-13, 25 members of the Bent Barrels Crooked Arrows 4-H Shooting Sports Club packed up their guns and ammunition and took off to Douglas for the annual Wyoming 4-H State Shoot.
Many competed in one or more disciplines, including air rifle, air pistol, archery, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, muzzleloading and shotgun.
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Girl Scouts work toward pet badge at Waggin’ Tails

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
Photo/ Pat DeLeon - Approximately 30 Goshen County Girl Scouts stopped by Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter Thursday, Oct. 2 to learn more about the shelter and work on earning their pet badges. In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, Pat DeLeon brought her pit bull to the shelter and performed tricks for the girls.
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EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) will be offering a CDL course in Torrington, Nov. 3 through Nov. 21. Class will be held Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This class is designed for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.
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