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Dude looks like a lady!

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Performers at the 2014 Ladies Night Out met a full crowd at the Rendezvous Center Thursday night.
The annual breast cancer awareness event drew hundreds of women from in and around Goshen County, who gathered for food, drinks, a raffle and plenty of entertainment.
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JPB seeks WBC funding

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen Care Center Joint Powers Board (JPB) held a public hearing Monday afternoon to seek public comment on its intention to submit an application for a Business Ready Community (BRC), Senior Care Grant and Loan to fund expansion at the Care Center, now called the Goshen Healthcare Community, which would include new kitchen facilities, therapy area and mechanical
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Open house to feature OB wing

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, As its $3.1 million remodel nears completion, Community Hospital in Torrington boasts improved patient care, privacy, comfort and technological offerings, as well as increased capacity.
This Sunday, the hospital will host a public open house from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
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Local vocalists show off harmonies

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Torrington High School (THS) choirs put on a fall concert last Thursday at the THS auditorium. The school's Women's Choir, Concert Choir and Show Choir (shown here) each performed.
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Romero to retire after 36 years - Plans include 1956 pick-up, plenty of travel

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Ruben Romero, head custodian at Lincoln Elementary, is hanging up his mop next month after 36 years of service to the school district.
Prior to his long janitorial career, Romero was a paraeducator for emotionally and mentally challenged students at Torrington Middle School (TMS) for nine years, a position he was surprised to find he truly enjoyed.
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Tailgating for the Cowboys in Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Pinnacle Bank sponsored a customer appreciation barbecue and tailgate party on Friday.
Jennifer Booth (right), as well as several other bank employees, served burgers, beans and chips to loyal customers, who also had the opportunity to have their photos taken with Pistol Pete or inside a mock stadium.
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Friday fire destroys barn, grain truck

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Volunteer Fire Department dispatched at approximately 7:40 a.m. Friday morning to a vehicle fire about 4 miles north of Torrington on County Road 51.
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‘The Plainsman’ sparks imagination at GCHS meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Alan Korell spoke at the Goshen County Historical Society meeting Saturday and presented information about a grave he found while excavating on his property southwest of Lingle in 1980. The body belonged to a man referred to as "The Plainsman", a gunshot victim from the 19th century.
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Pinnacle Bank continues GCT support

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Todd Peterson (middle), president of Pinnacle Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to the Goshen Community Theatre (GCT) Monday. Pinnacle Bank has been a corporate sponsor of the program since its inception in 2002.
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Eat your heart out, Idaho

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Torrington gardener Larry Pyle pulled this monster potato, which weighed between 4.5 and 5 pounds, from his garden recently. After someone drew a face on the front, giving it the rough appearance of a potato walrus, the tuber's handlers traveled around town to show it off.
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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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