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Dancing for Our Lady Guadalupe

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Six-year-old Los Guadalupano Dancer Myah Villafranca performs during the Our Lady Guadalupe Fiesta at St. Rose Social Hall in Torrington on Friday evening. See more photos and a story on page A10.
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School district survey available

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON - Goshen County School District No. 1 issued a survey this week, and representatives are hoping community members will take some time to fill it out.
Please see all the information in the attached photo.
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Morrill woman killed in accident

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Morrill, Neb., resident died in a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Torrington at around 7:36 a.m. Saturday morning, Dec. 13.
Crystal Dones-Braddock, 29, was traveling westbound on County Road 72, or Sheep Creek Road, approximately one-quarter to one-half of a mile west of the Nebraska state line when her pickup left the roadway due to black ice conditions,
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GCSD No. 1 expanding bandwidth

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, At the meeting last week, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of about $90,000 worth of laptops and tablets for students and staff at Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1.
This transaction highlights how the school district, just like its counterparts nationwide, is tapping into technology more than ever.
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2 Shot Goose Hunt goes out with a bang, then some harmonies

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The acoustical magic of the Rawhide Band put the 2 Shot crowd in the mood for an evening of food, drink and bidding during Saturday's awards banquet. See story and pictures on page A9.
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EWC show team hits the road

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Although Eastern Wyoming College's (EWC) livestock show team only has one year of competition under its belt, it has already experienced a pretty fair amount of success, taking champion and reserve champion titles at last year's National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., and then nearly quadrupling the number of its team members this year.
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Community comes out for Our Lady Guadalupe celebration

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Guadalupe Society of St. Rose Catholic Church in Torrington Friday hosted its 40th annual fiesta to celebrate Our Lady Guadalupe with homemade food, dancing and other activities.
Attendees packed the St. Rose Social Hall after mass to watch the Los Guadalupano Dancers of Scottsbluff, Neb., and for various raffle drawings.
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2 Shot honors champions

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The 27th annual 2 Shot Goose Hunt came and went this past weekend, as hundreds flocked to the Rendezvous Center for festivities Friday and Saturday evening.
Despite a little fog, the hunt proceeded Saturday, with winners crowned: First place: Seth Brush and Jerrod Bower
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Frontier Christmas

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Old Fort Laramie (FLNHS) hosted its annual "Christmas on the Frontier" program over the weekend.
Local residents headed to the barracks to catch a number of performances, as well as demonstrations to show what Christmas used to be like at FLNHS.
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Christmas around the world

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Third-graders at Trail Elementary sang about holiday customs from around the world at a musical Thursday. The students introduced each song by explaining how different countries celebrate Christmas, including Mexico and Sweden.
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Gardy Pyle, unsung hero of the golf course

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, When you walk into Cottonwood Golf Course Superintendent Gardy Pyle's office, you notice a wall covered with the memories of his 22 years at the course, the last 18 as superintendent.
The pictures, awards and certificates covering the wall are a testimony to the dedication Pyle has shown in turning the Cottonwood Golf Course into one of the more
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A little more Christmas cheer

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
YODER, Southeast Elementary School hosted its K-4 Christmas musical and fifth-grade band concert last week at the Southeast schools gymnasium.
A big crowd filled the bleachers to watch the kids perform various holiday numbers.
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Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie Christmas concert, featuring the middle school band and choir and high school choir, performed for a large audience Thursday night in Lingle.
The program included a mix of traditional songs, as well as a few parodies, which garnered plenty of laughs from the crowd and included "The Twelve Days After Christmas" and "Don't Be A Jerk
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Dramatists keep calm, break legs

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington High School (THS) State Drama Team, along with coach Christine Quillen, drama enthusiast Becky Cannata and transportation specialist extraordinaire Chuck Stoeger, recently joined over 700 talented dramatists from 32 schools around Wyoming at the annual Wyoming State Drama Competition held at the Cam-plex in Gillette Dec. 4-6, 2014.
This annual event features competition in the performance and
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Food, gifts benefit camp

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
LINGLE, A large crowd attended the annual Lingle Lions Club Christmas Auction at the Lingle Presbyterian Church Monday. A meal was served, and club members, along with auctioneer Terry McIntosh, sold mystery gifts to the highest bidders throughout the night.
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Trustees OK Lingle rebuild - Board approves $11 million contract contingent on state funding

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, About six months after construction was scheduled to get underway, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 finally has its contractor for the new Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) Elementary School demolition and rebuild, now all it needs is a cash infusion from the state.
The Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved an approximately $11 million contract with GH Phipps contingent
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EWC settles with former president

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees adjourned into executive session during Tuesday's meeting and, after reconvening, accepted the resignation and employment settlement for former EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.
Armstrong was placed on administrative leave Sept. 11 with pay.
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There’s a new sound in Torrington

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Richard Castro and his wife, Jennifer, have spent most of their lives playing music, mostly in bars and on the road.
But things changed for them about 10 years ago.
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Sharing Tree brightens holidays

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Along with Santa Claus, the annual parade and local Christmas concerts, the Pinnacle Bank Sharing Tree has quickly become a holiday favorite in the community, warming hearts since its inception some 15 years ago.
Todd Peterson, branch president of Pinnacle Bank, started the tradition in 1999.
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DeBock named 2014 Miss Merry Christmas

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, As the 2015 Lions Club Miss Merry Christmas, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School sophomore Taylor DeBock is looking forward to the role and the opportunity it gives her to spread some Christmas cheer.
"Christmas is the most magical time of the year," DeBock said.
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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Despite recent spring-like temperatures, snowmobile season will soon return to the Cowboy State, and the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails reminds the public that a new fee structure will be in effect this year.
With the passage of House Bill 32 during the last legislative session, visitors to Wyoming's snowmobile trails can expect an
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Fire consumes LaGrange body shop

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
LAGRANGE, A fire destroyed a Goshen County body shop and used vehicle dealership Saturday, Nov. 29, in LaGrange.
Sanders Sales, located at 4746 State Highway 151, was completely engulfed in flames when the LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department arrived Saturday night, according to Fire Chief Tracy Pragnell.
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Torrington Boy Scouts honor outgoing scoutmaster

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Boy Scout Troop No. 26 held its annual Christmas party and Court of Honor Monday, Dec. 8 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Torrington. J.W. Dupuy (far right) received a challenge coin in honor of his resignation and years of service to the troop.
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Moments with Santa

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Santa Claus smiled and laughed with Goshen County children on Saturday morning at the Torrington Telegram's annual Photos with Santa event. Here, Paul (right) and Abel Estes get their chance to meet the busy man from the North Pole. See more photos on page A10.
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The end of an era - TPD Chief Billy Janes to retire after more than 40 years

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Forty-one years ago this January, momentous events were taking place all over the world, representatives from the U.S. and Vietnam signed a cease-fire agreement and ended the war, rock band KISS played its first-ever show in Queens, N.Y., and a young Billy Janes began what was destined to become a lengthy and prestigious career with the Torrington Police Department
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Jumping for joy this Christmas season

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson, Loralei Telford and Asher Bumguardner perform the "Kangaroo Hop" during the Kindergarten Music Program on Thursday evening at the Torrington High School Auditorium. See story and more photos on page A10.
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Probation revoked - Salazar receives two to five years for fair incidents

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Judge Keith Kautz ordered a Douglas resident to serve time in prison at a probation revocation hearing in District Court Friday.
Gabriel Salazar, 30, received two to five years in prison, with credit for time served, as a result of violating his probation during the Goshen County Fair last summer.
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The 40th celebration of Our Lady Guadalupe

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Forty years ago, the local Guadalupe Society of the St. Rose Catholic Church formed in Goshen County to celebrate the Patroness of the Americas each December.
Much has changed since 1974, but the society still celebrates Our Lady Guadalupe with a mass and fiesta annually.
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Santa takes break from preparations, visits Torrington

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Arabella Bohdan tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas.
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Sugar Valley Singers serenade Senior Friendship Center

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Sugar Valley Singers, a group that sings men's barbershop chorus-style music, came to the Senior Friendship Center in Torrington Sunday evening for a holiday concert. The men hail from Wyoming and Nebraska and delighted the crowd with their songs, which ranged from classic carols to those with hilarious twists.
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Good deed noticed

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Torrington VFW Post No. 2918 donated 10 turkeys to the Wyoming National Guard's 960th Bravo Company and Family Readiness Group (FRG) for its annual Christmas party held Saturday, Dec. 6. In return, Staff Sergeant Jason Woody (from right) and 1st Sergeant Darrell Deboer, along with FRG Lead Tami Foos, presented VFW representative David McKimmey,
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Festival of Trees supports Gracie’s Promise

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Festival of Trees, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Western Mall building in Torrington, brought a festive and colorful start to the holiday season by offering a variety of seasonally decorated trees for silent auction.
Area residents and businesses decorated trees to benefit Gracie's Promise, a local charity set up to help families of children going
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Local dealer featured in national ad

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, "It freaked me out."
That was Big Sky Ford owner and general manager Martin Gubbels' reaction to an inside front cover, four-color ad, featuring Gubbels and the University of Wyoming's wrestling team, which the Ford Motor Company ran in Automotive News.
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Getting into the holiday spirit

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Santa Claus, his elves and even the National Guard came out Saturday evening for the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Torrington, presented by the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce.
After last year's frigid temperatures kept many folks home, this year, a pleasant evening meant streets filled with kids and their families to kick off the holiday season by collecting candy
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Science fair season kicks off in January

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The upcoming science fair season is just around the corner! Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 has a long tradition of qualifying students for the Wyoming State Science Fair, and last year, the first GCSD student qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair, which was held in Los Angeles in May.
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Santa delivers smooth jazz

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - After a visit from Santa, the annual Eastern Wyoming College Christmas Concert warmed up attendees Wednesday evening with some upbeat holiday tunes. Here, Elias Chavez (from left), Michael DeMers and George Dockter lead the EWC Jazz Ensemble, which also features Akemi Glass and Asa Blatt. See more photos and a story on page A9.
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Tallgrass adding pipeline

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Surveyor Bob Taylor told the county commissioners during Tuesday's meeting that Tallgrass Energy is going to install 15 miles of new pipeline beginning at the tank farm near Guernsey.
According to Taylor, the pipeline will angle southeast to a point approximately 5 or 6 miles south of Fort Laramie and will cross six county roads.
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City approves lot contract

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After some discussion in executive session, the Torrington City Council approved a contract to purchase the vacant lot at East D Street and 20th Avenue at its meeting Tuesday night.
The city will pay current owner Shawn Madden of SOL Land Development, LLC $350,000 for the property and clean up.
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EWC teams with Cowboy ChalleNGe

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy at the National Guard camp in Guernsey has been providing discipline and education to Wyoming's at-risk youth since 2006, but, the current group, Class 22, is the first one to have Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) as an integral part of its learning experience.
During the last five weeks of their five-and-a-half-month stay at the academy,
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The unlikely craftsman

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
HUNTLEY, Once he starts the scroll saw, Ronnie Foland wastes no time getting to work. With a pattern pasted to a slab of oak, nimble hands and fingers move quickly, pushing the wood through the thin blade perfectly along the overlaid lines.
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Get your cheer on!

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College's (EWC) elementary-aged cheer team performed at the EWC basketball games this week. The team is part of the college's Community Education Program and has been practicing since late October.
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Community comes out for EWC concert

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) put on its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening at the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The EWC College/Community Band, EWC Jazz Ensemble and Combined Choirs played a mix of festive selections.
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‘O Christmas Tree’

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Fourth-graders from Southeast Elementary School made a trip to the Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
With the help of teachers and FLNHS staff, students painted ornaments and created a long garland out of construction paper to decorate a Christmas tree in the Visitors Center.
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TMS recognizes top students

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
Photo/ Demetrius Ramos - The Torrington Middle School top academic students for this year so far are (from left) Emi Glass, Alissa Greene and Sera Glass.
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New pastor feels at home in Goshen County

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is a home away from home for one California native, who is making his debut as senior pastor right here in Torrington.
Daniel Russell, 38, began his tenure at Bethel Baptist Church in September.
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EWC Gear Up holding benefit drive for animal shelter

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Every pet deserves a home, but, until the perfect home comes along, some of our furry friends need Waggin' Tails Shelter in Torrington.
In order to help the Waggin' Tails staff provide animals with the things they need until they find a forever home, the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Gear Up Club is holding its fifth annual Waggin'
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