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Taking it to the street

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson, The Danno- Have Fun Will Travel band, from Laramie, got the crowd tapping their feet during the Hawk Springs street dance Saturday.
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Torrington Today for July 23

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Torrington Today for July 23
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OSHA again fines Western Sugar

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For the second time since December, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative plant in Torrington with multiple safety violations. The citations stem from a February follow-up investigation of the plant.
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Attempted suicide subject treated

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Lingle Police Chief Endra Moen was notified of a suicide at the cemetery in Lingle.
As Moen headed to the cemetery, she requested Lingle Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to be on standby.
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Cooperation is key for volunteer firefighters

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For local firefighters, life is a bit of a juggling act. It can be difficult to find the balance between family, work and the vital volunteer service they provide, especially when dealing with an element as unpredictable as fire.
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A run for faith and freedom

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The Faith for Freedom run was the brainchild of Skyllar Michael, who was on hand to welcome runners during Saturday's event. See page A10 for another picture and story.
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Supporting our Wounded Warriors

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Saturday's Faith Run for Freedom 5K was organized by Southeast High School student Skyllar Michael as a project for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a national career and technical student organization.
The idea was a natural for Michael; her dad is a veteran, and her uncle is a wounded vet.
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Make a difference, save a life

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Suicide is 100 percent preventable, but several people do not know how to properly address it or identify someone in pain. The lack of knowledge becomes more inexcusable as communities are given ample resources to cope with crisis, according to prevention experts.
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Judging livestock is an art

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, As with most county fairs, the major attention-getter at the Goshen County Fair, which gets underway July 24, is the animals. From snakes to steers and hamsters to hogs, the fairgrounds will turn into a virtual agricultural zoo for 11 days.
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Chaplain returns to teaching after WMCI stint

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, After two years of ensuring prisoner access to religious faiths and practices, Wyoming Medium Correction Institute (WMCI) chaplain Matthew Gordon is leaving the prison July 31 to return to teaching at Torrington Middle School (TMS).
"I was a seventh-grade science teacher at TMS for eight years before going to the prison," Gordon said.
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WMCI proud to announce Employees of the First Quarter

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) is pleased to announce Cpl. Bradley Mechem and Senior Mechanic John Cole as Employees of the First Quarter.
Mechem is a leader and a constant example of excellence and integrity for all staff.
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Sizing up the universe

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Wednesday, July 16, astrophysicist Dr. Kevin Manning provided a presentation on the size and scale of the known universe with many planetary and real-world examples. The event was sponsored by the Goshen County Library in conjunction with Platte Valley Bank and held in the Wyoming Theatre.
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Torrington Today for July 22

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Torrington Today for July 22
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Torrington Today for July 21

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
Torrington Today for July 21
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Torrington Today for July 18

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
Torrington Today for July 18
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Crashing and splattering

Modified: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Aaron Green of Henry, Neb. slings a lot of mud at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Saturday at the demolition derby hosted by Valley Motor Sports. Green finished second overall. See page B10 for more photos of the derby.
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Torrington Today for July 17

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Torrington Today for July 17
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City funds study

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved an agreement with a Wyoming consulting firm to conduct a street extension study at the regular meeting Tuesday.
The firm has been asked to perform a "Purpose and Need" study of a roadway connection between West C Street and County Road 47.
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GCSD No. 1 adopts 2014-15 budget

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, By 6-2 vote, the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a $30.6 million budget for the 2014-15 school year.
The budget, which will operate at a projected deficit of $873,533, generated little conversation during a public hearing outside of Trustee Lance Berry reiterating he will not vote in favor of a budget in the
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Livestock judging team returns home

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington High School FFA livestock judging team returned home on July 3 after a two-week tour in Scotland and Ireland.
In Scotland, the team, comprised of Mikayla McNamee, Tyler Pickinpaugh, P.D. Miller and Skyler Miller, also competed in livestock judging events at the Royal Highland Show (RHS), which is held every year just outside of Edinburgh.
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County finalizes budget

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After months of adjustments and discussion, the Goshen County Commissioners gave final approval for the 2014-15 county budget during their Tuesday meeting.
After squeaking through the final months of 2014 on a shoestring budget, the commissioners authorized a $10.6 million budget, which, if everything goes as planned, will leave the county $1,797 in the black on July 1,
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Attempted suicide in Lingle

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Torrington dispatch called for a standby from Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding a potential suicide.
Shortly after, Torrington EMS was called to respond to an attempted suicide that occurred on Cemetery Road in Lingle.
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One hundred forty-eight wheels

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - On Tuesday, a 326-foot-long rig rolled north on U.S. Highway 85, holding up traffic beyond Western Sugar. The truck moved 5-10 mph and carried a massive surge tank, which is a structure designed to relieve pressure as part of a dam or aqueduct.
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Camp to feature Heisman Trophy winner

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The first annual BRAVE C.A.T.S (Children and Their Struggles) football and cheer camp is coming to Torrington.
Executive Director Lamarr Mainor, Sr. said the camp is the organization's first step in creating more sports-related opportunities for youth in the community.
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State allows third-party fundraising during primary

Modified: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Jennifer Young, Constitution Party candidate for Wyoming secretary of state and Lingle resident, can now begin raising funds for her campaign thanks to a motion filed Wednesday by the Wyoming attorney general.
The motion states Wyoming does not object to third-party candidates raising money during the primary election period.
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Well-known Western folksinger to present concerts at FLNHS

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Hank Cramer, one of America's best-loved folksingers will present two concerts at Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) on July 27, 2014. His first performance will be at 11 a.m. followed by encore presentation at 2: p.m.
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GEAR UP summer camp held recently

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) GEAR UP Camp of 2014 was held on the main campus in Torrington recently.
GEAR UP students came from various parts of the EWC outreach service area.
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Mary Stuart peruses perils

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Mary's servant Hannah (left, played by Anita Marple) worries for the fate of Mary (played by Erika Dierking) during the Mary Stuart performance at Pioneer Park last Friday. See more photos on page A10.
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Shooting case bound over

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Circuit Court Judge Randal Arp bound over all five counts to District Court against William Schlager, Jr., the man accused of shooting a Hawk Springs resident, at the defendant's preliminary hearing Friday afternoon.
An arraignment in District Court will be set for Schlager, 51, at a later date.
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Torrington Today for July 16

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Torrington Today for July 16
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Options for totaled cars this summer

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, It is clearly evident, even in a short drive through Goshen County, that hail season has hit. Literally.
Stripped rows of alfalfa, battered house siding and dimpled hoods are evidence of the heavy hail damage that has farm, home and vehicle owners calling the 800 numbers of their respective insurance carriers.
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Allen recognized for facilitating fitness facility

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., Master Sgt. Curtis Allen of the U.S. Army has always been passionate
about fitness.
Growing up in Torrington, Allen was involved in wrestling, baseball and golf. Allen said he can attribute much of his dedication to health and exercise to his high school wrestling coach, Gary Nichols.
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Shakespeare company entertains crowd at Pioneer Park

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Shakespeare Company from Lander came to Pioneer Park in Torrington for the third time last Friday. The company performed Mary Stuart for the crowd.
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Toedter benefit a huge success

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
HAWK SPRINGS, A large crowd turned out to welcome Tim Toedter home at a benefit held in his honor Saturday.
A hog roast and silent and live auctions drew hundreds of people to the Hawk Springs community building.
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Peterson wins shopping spree

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Todd Peterson of Torrington was the lucky winner of a Main Street Market 180-second shopping spree.
Tickets were raffled off to help pay for Lingle resident Shaylee Rickard's trip to Italy this summer to play with the U.S.A. women's softball team.
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Hawk Springs renovates Community Building playground

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
HAWK SPRINGS, The children of Hawk Springs can now have fun and be safe at the Community Building with the newly renovated playground. The renovations were completed the first week of July.
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It’s campaign season in Goshen County

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal Albers - Secretary of state candidate Pete Illoway hands a campaign brochure to Darrel and Hattie Martin of Torrington last week at the Torrington Senior Friendship Center.
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Ochsner named All-American

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
CASPER, B.W. Ochsner was selected to the junior college Academic All-American team after completing a successful year of livestock judging for Casper College. The All-American designation is the highest award a junior college judging student can receive.
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Elks Lodge donates to Bike MS

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Kerri Kilgore of Torrington Elks Lodge recently made a $500 donation to Eric Duncan of Lingle and Joe Dinges of Torrington.  The pair will be selling beef raffle tickets throughout Goshen County to raise money for Bike MS.
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New preacher makes home here

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, There's a new preacher in town. The Torrington All Saints Episcopal Church welcomed Rev. Brian Gross, formerly of Casper, to its ranks late last month.
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Goshen County Beet Growers scholarship matched and doubled

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A gift of more $43,000 has allowed the Goshen County Beet Growers Association to boost the association's Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) scholarship endowment to over $110,000.
The gift of $43,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the state of Wyoming Endowment Challenge matching program and will be added to the amount already in place from a gift
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Good eatin’ at Hawk Springs

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Dick Wynn entertains the hungry hamburger fry-goers with his banjo and lyrics. The Torrington Fiddler Association performed on stage for the whole event. See more photos on page A7.
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Torrington Today for July 15

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
Torrington Today for July 15
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USDA reverses course - EWC vet tech found in compliance

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After seven months of waiting, a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), dated March 25, 2014, was posted on its website reversing findings of non-compliance against Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) regarding the treatment of animals in its care at the veterinary technical facility.
On Dec. 11, 2013, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) inspected
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Coe receives probation for forgery count

Modified: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Christopher Brandon Coe, 28, of Torrington, entered into a plea agreement at his sentencing Wednesday.
Coe received a suspended sentence of one to three years prison time and three years probation.
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Aces wild for golfer at local course - Korell defies odds with multiple holes-in-one

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Wayne Korell estimates he has played golf for 25 to 30 years. Up until a month ago, he had never so much as seen a hole-in-one.
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LFL senior wins FBLA national championship

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Two weeks ago, several local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Nashville, Tenn., and one Lingle-Fort Laramie high school senior blew the competition away by and claimed the title of national champion at the conference.
Gabrielle Wollert put her foot in the door of NLC by placing in the top three
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Yoder ranch is heaven to Ridenour family

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
YODER, Back in the ‘90s, Mike and Cindy Ridenour were living in Colorado and toiling away at demanding day jobs. Today, the couple is living on a peaceful ranch outside of Yoder and working as co-owners/operators of their own grass-fed beef and all-natural vegetable company, Meadow Maid Foods.
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Delightfully delicious

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Pork n' Beans is only the first side of this delicious plate. Courtney and Brandon York help prepare their son Mason's plate at the Hawk Springs Hamburger Fry that was held this Wednesday.
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Goshen County students graduate from UW

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
LARAMIE, The University of Wyoming (UW) accorded degrees upon the following students from Goshen County at the completion of the 2014 spring semester.


The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science); BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSME (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering); BSN (Bachelor of
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