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County rain, rain go away

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It is a nursery rhyme that every kindergartener knows by heart, "Rain, rain go away, come again some other day."
But for the last week, adults in Goshen County have had the ditty running through their heads.
With ponds and lakes forming in unplanted fields, this spring has sparked memories of the precipitation and flooding the county experienced in
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Armed suspect targets Shopko

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Bryan Watson, Shopko's pharmacy manager, and fellow coworkers described the ordeal of being held up at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
A man had apparently been lingering near the pharmacy, waiting for people to leave the area. Just as soon as all customers had left, he walked through the door into the staff-only pharmacy area. The robber brandished a gun
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We all scream for ice cream

Modified: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Pinnacle Bank employees served Lingle-Fort Laramie fourth graders ice cream sundaes and coloring books filled with fun activities about money management Tuesday afternoon.
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Putting out fires in Yoder

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
VETERAN, For the people that live in Yoder Fire Protection District 5A, June 2 could be a pivotal day in determining who will be charged with the responsibility of protecting district residents when a fire threatens homes, property or lives.
June 2 is the day Yoder Fire Protection District and the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department are scheduled to meet and
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Wyoming is No. 1 state for military retirees

Modified: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, With just a few days left in Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day still fresh in the minds of Goshen County residents, personal finance social network WalletHub recently determined Wyoming is the No. 1 state for military retirees in the U.S.
The average age for military retirees is 44. Most re-enter the job market, and many require help assimilating
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Honoring our fallen

Modified: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
For many Goshen County residents, Memorial Day marked a time of solemn remembrance for those who have given their lives for our freedom and safety.
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A day of remembrance

Modified: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Lingle American Legion Post No. 63 held a Memorial Day service Monday at the Lingle cemetery. Those helping with the service included volunteer Chris Cook, who played the bugle, veterans Charlie Swanson, David Kendall, O'Leary Flock, Joe Welte, Stan Speckner, Richard Needens, Kenny Brigham, Everett Test, Bud Duncan, Harold Thomas, and George Siglin.
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Freeburn changes acronyms

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After nine years at the University of Wyoming's James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center just outside of Lingle, Jim Freeburn is stepping down from his role as the director of operations and stepping up his involvement with Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education, or SARE.
Freeburn, who has been with UW for 33 years, started his
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Commissioners name scholarship winners

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Commissioners announced the winner of this year's scholarship awards during Tuesday's commissioners meeting.
First time scholarship winners are:
Barry Joe Greenwald, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School
Carlie Enns, Southeast High School
Jessica Lessard, Southeast High School
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Area braces for plant closure

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, This week has been busier than usual for Gregg Christoffersen, union president at the Torrington sugar factory.
Christoffersen is working to get services and job options in place for factory workers before Western Sugar closes the plant. Last week, the Cooperative announced the factory would be closing after the next campaign season.
"How is this community going to absorb
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Come join us for breakfast and lunch

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Free breakfasts and lunch will be available to children 18 years of age and under for several weeks starting in June, in Torrington. Adults, with or without children, are welcome to come and eat for a nominal fee. Breakfasts for adults are $2.00, and lunches are $3.50. Reservations are not necessary.
All are welcome regardless of residency, income
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City makes budget cuts

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved the first reading of the fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Tuesday night, May 19.
Clerk-Treasurer Lynette Strecker reported that the sum of total appropriations is more than $33,650,000.
"If you look at the general fund balance … we have five funds at negative balance with deficits, including golf, ambulance, swimming pool, airport
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Laramie River flooding near Fort Laramie

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Laramie River, below Gray Rocks reservoir, is expected to flood. Over two inches of rain fell near the already full Wheatland Reservoir No. 2 yesterday. As of Thursday morning, the Laramie River Station was releasing 2,000 cubic feet per second of water into the Laramie River. A greater volume is likely to be released, especially if more rain occurs
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Hubert L. Owens July 12, 1962-Jan. 19, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
GUERNSEY, Hubert L. Owens passed away Jan. 19, 2015 in Scottsbluff, Neb. after a short illness.
Hubert was born on July 12, 1962 in Cheyenne to Billie and Barbara (Metcalf) Owens. Hubert was raised in Guernsey.
Even after leaving Guernsey as a young adult, he always called Guernsey home.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his friends and
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Remembering the fallen

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
The Torrington Police Department, along with the family of fallen TPD Lt. Harley Lorenze Mark, gathered in front of the department Friday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Chief Eric Sharp led law enforcement personnel in a salute, and Chaplain Jill Bryan provided prayer.
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DSI to establish foundation

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, With the tightening of state and federal pocketbooks, Diversified Services Incorporated has begun looking into other funding resources to help supplement fees for services it receives from Medicaid.
According to DSI Program Director Mary Sullivan-Smith, DSI faces a misconception within the community.
"DSI is a private, non-profit organization," Smith explained. "There is the conception in town that we are
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Tornado strikes area

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Around 3:34 p.m. on Friday, a severe thunderstorm produced a tornado four miles east of Yoder and remained on the ground until 4 p.m. when it lifted one mile east of Torrington.
"The storm was so strong south of Torrington as it came up (Highway) 85," said Steve Rubin, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.
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The heart of the storm

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, People helping people. That is what happened Friday afternoon when a super cell dropped a tornado in Goshen County. "It was very rewarding to me, to see people helping people," said Francis Green of Torrington. Green was hunkered down in a very small bathroom with six other people during the storm. Earlier, she had stopped by
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