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Looking Sharp - Council officially appoints TPD veteran as chief

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the city council appointed interim Chief Eric Sharp as new head of the Torrington Police Department (TPD).
A packed crowd filled City Hall to see Sharp sworn in and show their support for Torrington's 35th chief of police.
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FPC members finalized

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Board members of the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) were finalized during Tuesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners.
The board consists of 13 voting members and five non-voting, ex-officio members, one from each of the five municipalities in the county.
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Bill changing marijuana laws fails

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, With the 2015 legislative session barely a week old, Wyoming lawmakers have introduced five separate bills addressing the state's drug laws. One has already gone up in smoke.
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Educational opportunities offer inmates real-world skills - Programs offered through EWC include welding, ABE, computer applications

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, When many people think of prison, they envision cold cells, iron bars and inmates with limited opportunities and little to no hope for the future. At the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI), however, nothing could be further from the truth, thanks to several educational programs currently available for inmates determined to get their lives back on track.
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Research, experiments abound at science fairs

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON , Students from Torrington High School and Middle School put countless hours of work on display at the annual science fair held in the TMS gym Wednesday.
Students' projects were pre-judged in the morning, with interviews taking place in the afternoon.
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Local bank gives back to school district

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Courtesy - Todd Peterson, regional president of Pinnacle Bank, presents a check to Bobbi Mullock, with Goshen County School District No. 1. The donation will go to the district's Backpack Program, which helps feed kids and families in need.
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Felling a Main Street staple

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, A nearly 80-foot tall evergreen tree came down Wednesday on Main Street in Torrington in front of First Baptist Church.
The approximately 90-year-old tree was causing numerous problems on church property and, as it continued to grow, posed an increasing safety hazard, according to First Baptist Pastor Rick Cederholm.
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EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR and first aid class

Modified: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) in Torrington is offering a CPR and first aid class on Monday Jan. 26 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This class will be held in the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45.
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A practice in patriotism

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Members of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy get in some practice before presenting the colors between Friday's Eastern Wyoming College men's and women's basketball games. The presentation was sponsored by the college Diversity Club during its "Celebrating Our Military Heroes" program.
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Teen life-flighted following accident

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, A Torrington High School student was air-lifted to Regional West Medical Center (RWMC) in Scottsbluff, Neb. last week, the result of a car accident on U.S. Highway 26/85 between Torrington and Lingle.
Taylor Harshberger, 17, was traveling eastbound near mile marker 101 just before 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 15, when she struck the rear of a front-end loader,
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Interim CEO named at hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington's Community Hospital has a new leader in place, as the CEO from Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland will serve in the same capacity in Torrington on an interim basis beginning in February.
Shelby Nelson, who has worked at the Wheatland hospital since 2011, replaces Vince DiFranco, who announced his resignation in December to become CEO for a
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Celebrating the end of an era

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The city of Torrington presented former Police Department Chief Billy Janes with his service pistol and badge at a retirement reception for the longtime officer Thursday afternoon.
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Voter purge coming

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, If you are a registered voter in Goshen County but did not vote in November's General Election, chances are you have received a notice from the Goshen County clerk that your name will be removed from the voter registration roll unless you contact the clerk's office prior to Jan. 29.
According to a press release from Wyoming Election Director
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Red sky at night...

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Rob Mortimore - The Sunday skyline offered up brilliant shades of pink, red, orange and blue. As the old adage promises, Monday was a sailor's delight, with mild temperatures and mostly clear skies throughout.
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Telegram brings home hardware

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Torrington Telegram took home several awards from the Wyoming Press Association (WPA) winter convention last weekend in Cheyenne.
"Being recognized by your peers is always an honor, and it speaks volumes about the staff we have here at the Telegram. It has been a very successful year, and each of the awards is well-deserved," Publisher Rob Mortimore said.
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County digital map goes live after 10-year effort

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County property owners are now officially "on the map," thanks to a new online land parcel-viewing program that's been more than a decade in the making.
Debbi Surratt, now in her seventh term as Goshen County Assessor, began working toward a comprehensive digitized map of the area some 10 years ago.
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First State Bank makes promotions

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The First State Bank Board of Directors announces the promotion of Katelyn Garrelts to lender trainee at First State Bank, a division of Glacier Bank's Torrington branch.
Garrelts has been with First State Bank since 2011.
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The right to peaceful assembly

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Participants in Friday evening's Goshen County Right to Life candlelight vigil stationed themselves at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 26/85 to bring attention to the anti-abortion campaign.
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Community Hospital welcomes first baby of the New Year

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year Wednesday, Jan. 14, and it was worth the wait for little Elijah Francis Prather.
Elijah was born at 4:59 a.m., three weeks before his due date, to Devin and Cody Prather of Torrington.
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More than 200 graduate at BHSU fall commencement

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
SPEARFISH, S.D., More than 200 Black Hills State University (BHS) graduates walked across the stage in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center during the university's 168th commencement ceremony.
All graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence.
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Legislative committee takes up Medicaid expansion

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE (AP), The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the state.
Meanwhile, the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee this week will continue budget meetings as lawmakers work to review new revenue figures that predict a decline in the face of sagging energy markets.
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Sweetheart Cake Campaign to kick off in February

Modified: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Gracie's Promise, a local charity designed to help families with children facing catastrophic medical circumstances, is sponsoring a fundraiser this February that's sweet on a number of levels.
The Sweetheart Cake Campaign is an annual event that offers baked goods in exchange for goodwill donations, and all proceeds go to Gracie's Promise.
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New yoga instructor strives for inner peace

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON,To Jaymee McDaniel, new yoga instructor at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), silence is golden.
Yoga is a physical and mental discipline with teachings based on strength, flexibility and inner peace.
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It’s all good: Rupp heads commission

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Commissioner Carl Rupp was elected chairman during the last meeting of the county commissioners.
Rupp, who was appointed commissioner in November 2012 after Ross Newman resigned, ran unopposed in last November's General Election.
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Interim CEO named at Community Hospital

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON - Torrington's Community Hospital has a new leader in place, as the CEO from Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland will serve as in the same capacity in Torrington on an interim basis beginning in February.
Shelby Nelson, who has worked at the Wheatland hospital since 2011, replaces Vince DiFranco. DiFranco announced his resignation in December to become CEO
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Sharp is interim chief - City council must approve appointment before it becomes official

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, As of today, Lt. Eric Sharp is interim chief of the Torrington Police Department (TPD).
Mayor Mike Varney made the announcement Wednesday at a press conference at City Hall.
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Patterson named EWC president

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Dr. Rick Patterson, interim president for Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), had the adjective "interim" removed from his title during the EWC Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night.
The board will not undergo a search to find a replacement for Dr. Tom Armstrong, whom the board replaced with Patterson in September.
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Superintendent gets contract extension

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Lauding the work she's done in her time at the school district, the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Jean Chrostoski at the regular meeting Tuesday.
"I'd like to commend Jean on the job she's done. I think she's jumped into a situation that really had a
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The cattle rattle

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Shane Wolff of Golden Valley, N.D. competes in the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Semi-Finals at Torrington Livestock Market Wednesday morning. The top 10 auctioneers from the competition will go on to compete in the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Clifton, Texas June 10-14.
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Vet treatment court provides second chances

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
CHEYENNE, One mistake landed Army veteran Johnny Campbell in jail.
A man, who took it upon himself to help others, was in trouble and lacked the support system to help him overcome his predicament.
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Local 4-H Livestock Judging Team earns Reserve Champion at Western Roundup

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Congratulations to the 4-H Livestock Judging Reserve Champion team representing Goshen County and Wyoming 4-H! Team members competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., and are coached by Brodie Mackey and PD Miller.
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Goshen County 4-H member earns title at Western National Roundup

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
YODER, Chloe Haas, a member of Bear Creek Guys & Gals 4-H Club, earned third-place Model at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. This 4-H event is held in conjunction with the Denver Stock Show and includes several contests and judging opportunities for members.
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Teen life-flighted following vehicle collision

Modified: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
LINGLE - Several local agencies, including the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Torrington Emergency Medical Services, Goshen County Sheriff's Office, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department and Torrington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car accident at mile marker 101 on U.S. Highway 26/85 at approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning.
As a result of the crash, a Torrington High School student was air-lifted to
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