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‘Our Finest Dreams’

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 28th, 2017
TORRINGTON, This Friday and Saturday, take a step back in time with Torrington High School's production "Little Women."
The musical, once featured on Broadway, brings Louisa May Alcott's classic novel to life, intertwining song and the story of four sisters and their mother making due while the family patriarch fights in the Civil War.
The THS crew began working on the
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Three earn scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 28th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Western Cooperative Company of Torrington has named three local high school seniors among the 17 recipients of the 2016-17 WESTCO scholarship program announced recently by the company.
Makenna Greenwald is the daughter of Ed and Tami Greenwald. She will graduate from Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School. Makenna will be attending the University of Wyoming to study Agricultural Business.
Dalton Keller,
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Built by farmers for farmers

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 28th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Since 1993, Schlagel Manufacturing has helped meet the needs of agricultural and fabrication businesses across the country. Company founder Ron Schlagel was a Goshen County farmer who was convinced there had to be a simpler, more economical way to prepare his soil for planting. Conventional tilling practices left his land at the mercy of wind and rain, not to
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There’s an app for that, too

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 28th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Everywhere you turn in this day and age, there are people with their noses buried in their smartphone, tablet or other device.
They're checking everything from the weather to stock prices to what their friends just got for lunch on social media. And, as they drive across the wide-open spaces of the Cowboy State, they can learn about the
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Giving students a voice

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, Just a few years ago, the speech and debate program at Torrington High School (THS) didn't exist. Now, the team features a state champion, national qualifier, the 2017 Coach of the Year, a host of All-State honors, and more.
It's been three years since THS English teacher Lyle Wiley reawakened the dormant speech and debate program, shaping it into the
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GCSD faces $1M in funding cuts

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, The numbers are preliminary, but it looks like Goshen County School District No. 1 is going to have to take care of the business of educating children with less help from state coffers.
Marcy Cates, business manager for the district, reported to the board of trustees on Tuesday the results of sweeping funding cuts to education made by the
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Is big name entertainer in works for future fair?

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, For the last couple of years the Goshen County Commissioners have asked the city of Torrington help with fair events because of the number of city residents that attend.
"It started out with asking if they could help with drainage or parking but it never went anywhere," said Commission Chairman Carl Rupp. "And the mayor came up with
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Better get those lots bought now

Modified: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
TORRINGTON, During Tuesday's Torrington City Council meeting, a public hearing was held regarding variance requests by Paul Kistler for his property at 3765 Campbell Drive. Kistler requested a front yard setback variance from 30 feet to 25 feet and a side yard setback variance from the required six feet to two feet for the addition of an attached garage.
No
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Liberty Day introduces students to law

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Gasps filled the courtroom as accused burglar "Mr. Cruz" was lead in, in shackles, on Monday for his arraignment.
The gallery watched with rapt attention as District Court Judge Patrick Korell read the charges and went through the litany of the defendant's rights, as allowed by the law. They listened closely as, chains rattling, "Mr. Cruz" stood at the
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Reading race

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
LINGLE, It's one of those legendary questions: Who wins the race, the tortoise or the hare?
Reading students at Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School here finally have the answer.
As part of their regular monthly reading celebration Friday, students got the chance to hear the Aesop Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare from Terri Walford, a speech aide for
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Starting fresh

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
GOSHEN COUNTY, Driven by a sense of service, local community members are banding together to reignite a group designed to help area youth thrive.
Kiwanis, with clubs located in 80 nations across the world, is a family of servant leaders who work to save the world by giving children the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow and succeed, according to
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Mead vetoes gun bill

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Governor Matt Mead continues to sign bills from Wyoming's 64th Legislature, but last week he vetoed Original House Bill 137 which would have allowed concealed carry in any government meeting on public property, except for legislative meetings, which could have set its own rules.
The governor did sign Original house Bill 194 which allows school districts to adopt rules
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Alleged scam emails hitting area

Modified: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Promotional emails, asking businesses to take part in the publication of "Information Booklets and Events Calendars" for the community are most likely a scam, said an investigator with the office of the Iowa Attorney General in Des Moines.
The emails, copies of which arrived Wednesday at the Torrington Telegram, promise the booklets will "keep the households safe, by having
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Spring has sprung

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
A host of spring blossoms adorns the south side of All Saints Episcopal Church in Torrington on Thursday just ahead of the first official day of spring, set for Monday, March 20. Temperatures are supposed to reach mid-70s this weekend, appropriate for welcoming the new season to Goshen County.
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Burn care classes set

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Following last summer's Prairie Center fire, Goshen County's resolve and generosity shined as the community donated time, supplies and money in a months-long recovery effort.
The fire, which ravaged a remote portion of the county approximately 15 miles from medical services, also prompted residents to inquire about immediate burn care training, Dodi Walters, RN and clinical nurse educator at Community
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EWC revenues looking brighter

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Though Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees was short, much of its focus continues to be budget oriented, and the outlook is looking better than it did a year ago.
According to vice president of administrative affairs Ron Laher's budget report, revenue from student tuition and fees are outpacing last years revenue because of higher
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Rec Board makes annual disbursements

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Most people don't think about the local school district when they think about supporters of community recreational activities like Little League or Pee Wee football. After all, school districts have their own athletic and intramural programs to support. But since 1994, Goshen County School District No. 1 has been one of the largest financial supporters of community-based recreational projects
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