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BREAKING: No school Friday for GCSD No. 1

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON - Due to ongoing weather conditions, all classes have been cancelled for Friday, Feb. 24, in Goshen County School District No. 1.
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Winter storm unloads on area

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Andrew D. Brosig/Torrington Telegram - An unidentifed resident is almost lost in the blowing snow, clearing the sidewalk along Main Street north of downtown on Thursday in Torrington. A winter storm moved across the High Plains this week, bringing significant accumulations of snow to eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle and causing weather-related cancellations and accidents. The storm created travel
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Reprieve for sugar factory?

Modified: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, The first death knell sounded in 2015, when it was announced that the 2015-16 sugar campaign was going to be the last campaign at the Western Sugar Cooperative's Torrington factory. Then the plant was given a reprieve until November 2016 while renovations and construction continued at the company's sugar plants in Scottsbluff, Neb. and Fort Morgan, Colo. Shortly after
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DEQ changes may ease financial stress on city

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, During Tuesday's Torrington City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Varney shared a letter he received from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality that could have significant implications for the city's plans for future effluent treatment.
The letter said that DEQ was conducting a public outreach regarding upcoming revisions to the departments rules and regulations for the state's surface water
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Council approves grant app, sand volleyball project

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
LINGLE, A new American Legion and Community Center on Main Street here took one step closer to becoming reality Wednesday when the Lingle Town Council issued the authority to city staff to apply for grant funding to help with the project.
The council voted unanimously to have city clerk Michele Sussex begin the application process for a Wyoming Business Ready
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WyDOT issues travel alerts

Modified: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
CHEYENNE, The Wyoming Department of Transportation is advising no unnecessary travel be undertaken Thursday as a heavy winter storm moves through the area.
As of shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, U.S. Hwy. 26 is reportedly slick with snow falling along the length of the roadway from the Nebraska state line through to Guernsey. Likewise, U.S. Hwy. 85 between the
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Fire ravages rural Lingle home Sunday

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
LINGLE, There were no injuries as firefighters from three area volunteer departments were busy Sunday, battling an early-morning blaze that resulted in extensive damage to a rural home off Hwy. 156 south of Lingle.
Crews from Lingle were quickly joined by volunteers from Torrington and Veteran to battle the blaze, reported shortly after 8 a.m. Neighbors reportedly saw smoke rising
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Balance needed in school funding

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, A mix of cost reductions, increased tax revenue and dipping into the state's reserve account ­, the so-called "rainy day" fund, should be used to address a looming education shortfall in Wyoming.
That was the result of a survey conducted by Goshen County School District No. 1 recently. Cuts to funding for K-12 education programs in the state is
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Changes announced to standardized testing in state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
CHEYENNE, A sea change is coming in the way student progress is measured in school districts across the state.
The Wyoming State Board of Education last week announced a new company has been contracted to provide statewide assessment testing. Beginning in the Spring 2018, the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming test will be replaced with a new set of examinations.
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Barrasso optimistic for energy future under new admin

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Though the U.S. Congress is in recess this week, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso is hard at work.
Following a Monday morning stop in Saratoga, Barrasso had lunch at the Cottonwood Country Club with the Torrington Rotary Club and shared his insights into the happenings in Washington, D.C., and it was obvious he is excited about the direction President
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Board mulls anti-discrimination policy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Patience should be the watchword for now as the Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees considers changing its current non-discrimination policy.
That's the latest recommendation from the board's legal counsel, Tracy Copenhaver, of Copenhaver, Kath, Kitchen and Kolpitcke, LLC, a Powell law firm representing both the local district and the Wyoming School Boards Association. He met
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LFL girls’ basketball joins elementary readers

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
LINGLE, To honor World Read Aloud Day, the Lingle-Fort Laramie high school girls' basketball team read to the Lingle-Fort Laramie elementary students on Thursday morning before school.
"It was just a reason to celebrate reading and get the kids excited to read," LFL library clerk Denise Jackson said. "We can bring the kids together and show them that reading is
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Gun bills clear Senate committee

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave the nod to a pair of bills, which would allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses and into government meetings across the state.
Both bills cleared the Wyoming House of Representatives before moving on to the Senate.
House Bill 136 allows individuals with concealed carry permits to go armed
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Solar farm in Goshen County’s future?

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Connie and Doug Howe thought is was just another piece of junk mail promising riches at the end of an unknown phone number. At first they ignored the flyer, which was from a company called Innovative Solar Systems, but it sat on the table taunting them. The flyer said ISS was looking for land lease opportunities on which to
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The Big Show

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
FORT LARAMIE , It's going to be an event people remember for the rest of their lives, right up there with weddings, the birth of a child or a significant birthday.
It's being billed as the Great American Eclipse and it has the potential to bring a significant economic boost to Goshen County and its communities as thousands of people
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Learn to eat right

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming Extension Service will offer classes on healthy eating through March.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is an old stand-by in Goshen County, said program assistant Deborah Battleson with the county Extension Service here. The focus of the classes is helping individuals and families create nutritional meals on a budget.
"In these days of fast food and
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Ed funding faces cuts

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The state senate on Friday passed a supplementary budget bill calling for some $91 million in cuts to public education funding.
"My colleagues and I are pleased with the budget bill that came out of the Senate," said Senate Joint Appropriations Committee Chairman Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan). "This bill reflects tremendous work on the part of JAC and thoughtfully shepherds
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Let’s Dance!

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, A group of students approached the Goshen County School District No. 1 trustees on Monday, requesting an amendment to the rules governing who can, and can't, attend high school dances.
Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students Bailey Surratt, Sammie Garvie, Georgia Wollert and Makenna Greenwald presented their request during the board's regular meeting. They requested a change in school policy
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