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County clerk stresses importance of each resident’s vote

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON, With the 2016 general election only six weeks away, Goshen County Clerk Cindy Kenyon wants to make sure every legal resident of the county gets his or her opportunity to cast a ballot and make a difference.
She also wants people to know there is no reason to wait until Nov. 8 to cast a ballot, they are available
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Little, free libraries debut in Torrington

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON, A block away from the Goshen County Library, perched on a four-by-four post, a schoolhouse barely larger than a back-yard birdhouse contains Torrington's first little free library.
"It was my husband's idea," Rhonda Estes, of 2009 East B St., said. "We thought it was friendly and neighborly."
Above the door of the tan book house, a sign states, "Take
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Two Dirty Blondz: Lingle’s newest salon

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
LINGLE, From humble beginnings as young girls who enjoyed styling friends' hair, to joint business owners of their very own salon in Lingle, longtime pals Cathy Leth and Theresa Hypes are realizing their dreams together.
"It was always kind of something I did," Leth said of her penchant for hair. "I remember on long bus rides for cheerleading, sitting there and
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Big yellow plane flies through wild blue yonder

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
For a lark, Dean McClain learned to fly on a dirt strip outside Casper in a 1946 Piper Cub nearly 40 years ago.
Nowadays, the Ag Flyers owner can be found in Goshen County's big, blue skies flying a yellow Grumman Ag Cat bi-plane called "Zippy."
"Bi-planes are hard to fuel, terrible to wash, slow and noisy," the 62-year-old offered.
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Goshen County resident, Louis Redmond, recounts his return home from the Vietnam War

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, "At 12:17 in the afternoon, I was spit on," Retired Sergeant First Class Louis "Lou" Redmond remembered.
After his first tour with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Redmond, of Yoder, was traveling through San Francisco International Airport when a middle-aged woman approached him and asked if he was returning from the war, then spit on him when he replied
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Burma comes to Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Everyone on the hunt for the perfect job has had a well-meaning relative look them in the eye and say with conviction, "Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."
The quote is attributed to Confucius, who had what some may consider the perfect job, sitting around all day philosophizing and contemplating the
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Wyoming Theatre now Wyoming-owned

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Buttered popcorn, boxed candy and a soda. The only people who would not associate these three food groups with a movie theater would be those who have never been to a movie theater.
For almost the last 100 years, no matter where they were located, small towns across America had one thing in common: a movie theater where
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Local high schools set to celebrate Homecoming

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, A cheering crowd, lively band, face paint, pom poms, and a group of athletes ready to give their best effort on the field or court, all sure signs it's Homecoming season in Goshen County.
Both Torrington and Lingle-Fort Laramie high schools will host a variety of Homecoming activities leading up to Friday's games, while Southeast events kick off next week.
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Goshen schools, EWC respond to statewide anonymous threat

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
Goshen County School District No. 1 schools went into lockout phase Thursday, Sept. 22, and Eastern Wyoming College shut down campus and cancelled classes for the remainder of the day.
A representative of the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security (WDHS) said, "We received an anonymous email that was very broad in nature."
He explained the email made threats against state
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LFLHS students evacuated due to ‘smelly odor’

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students were evacuated Thursday, Sept. 15 because of a "smelly odor" detected in the building, Goshen County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jean Chrostoski said.
LFLHS Principal Lane Stratton said, "We didn't know if we had a gas leak, so we called the gas company, and they asked us to evacuate the building."
He
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Fort Laramie’s oldest church celebrates 100 years

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Community Presbyterian congregation will celebrate the church's founding 100 years ago with song and service Sunday, Sept. 25.
The service will start at 3 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a carry-in dinner. The church will provide the meat and drinks.
In addition to the celebratory service, Musical Hands, of Lusk, will perform as
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Countdown begins

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, In a letter to Torrington Mayor Mike Varney, Western Sugar Cooperative announced it will lay off 86 full-time employees beginning Nov. 14. The exit of those 86 employees will effectively end sugar-manufacturing operations at the Torrington plant, which began processing sugar beets in 1925 as one of the five Holly Sugar plants located in Wyoming.
"The letter basically said
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Lewis withdraws feedlot application

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, It was expected the Goshen County Commissioners would make a final decision during their meeting Tuesday on Robert Lewis' request for a feedlot permit to feed more than 1,000 animals on his property located on the Lingle-Veteran Highway, but Lewis withdrew his application prior to the meeting.
Last Wednesday, the Goshen County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the
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Quilts Along the Platte …

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Richard Tharp demonstrates free-form quilting at the Quilts Along the Platte show Friday at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center. See more photos on page A8.
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Torrington grad makes it to hall of fame

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Bud Patterson
bpatterson@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming football team won its second game Saturday afternoon, boosting its 2016 record to two wins and one loss, as many wins in three games as the Cowboys won in the entire 2015 season. And at the game, as usual when the Cowboys are at home, was Torrington High
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Fort Laramie raises water rates to maintain infrastructure

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Ike Fredregill
ifredregill@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

FORT LARAMIE, Raised water and sewer rates ignited debate between residents and the Fort Laramie Town Council at their Sept. 14 meeting.
"We've been cutting a fat hog for nine years," Fort Laramie Mayor William "Bill" Baker explained to concerned residents questioning the hike. "We went all these years without taking care
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From Jalopy Joe’s to cup o’ joes

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Ike Fredregill
ifredregill@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

LINGLE, After five months of remodeling, paperwork and learning the ropes, a Nebraska family opened Open Range Coffee and Cafe Saturday, Sept. 17.
Located in the former Jalopy Joe's building, 204 Main St. in Lingle, the business is currently focusing on coffee, paninis, salad and cold sandwiches, but owner, Jim Curtis, 55, said
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WAR president focus: homelessness

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Bud Patterson
bpatterson@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

TORRINGTON, After a year of serving as president-in-waiting, Torrington real estate broker Shelly Duncan takes the helm of the Wyoming Association of Realtors, and she has a list of concerns she hopes to address during her tenure.
"I don't actually start until Nov. 7, the last day of the annual National Association of
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