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It’s ‘snow’ fun

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
While the snow may have stopped falling, for now, this week's winter storm still lingers in the minds and aching muscles of residents. Piles of snow line streets and parking lots of local businesses, cars remain trapped in drifts, and roads are slushy and icy in spots. Fortunately for the area, temperatures are forecast to climb into the 50s next
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O beautiful for spacious skies

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
A pair of mature bald eagles have taken up residence near Bump Sullivan Reservoir and can often be seen scouting the country from the top of the cottonwoods that line the body of water.
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Living life in the black

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The final installment in the cost of Goshen County's governments is here. The anticipation has been extreme. Torrington, like LaGrange, is operating in the black, according to these self-reports. The city's revenue and expenditures for 2011 and 2015 are below. The financial information was derived from self-reported data required by Wyoming Department of Audit every fiscal year (July 1
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Awards season 2016

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce held its annual luncheon and awards ceremony last week to recognize some of the county's most community conscious businesses and individuals.
Commenting on the process for selecting award winners, GCCC Executive Director Marsha Middleswarth said nominations are made by chamber membership, a selection committee reviews the nominations and makes the selections and the
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Cheers to all

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Without objection, the Goshen County Commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of several liquor licenses during their Tuesday meeting. The businesses include:
- Bucking Horse Steakhouse
- Table Mountain Winery
- Little Moon
- Frontier Mart
- Longbranch Saloon
- The Emporium at Hawk Springs
- Bear Creek Enterprises
Though no new liquor licenses have been applied for, County Clerk
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Justice served

Modified: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Some residents narrowly missed a felony conviction while others were not so lucky in Eighth District Court recently. The courthouse was also the scene of a lose-lose-lose battle over how to sentence someone with diminished mental capacities.
Felony cases continue to be heard by visiting Judge John Brooks in instances where there is a conflict of interest with former
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Moving right along

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
Torrington's water crews responded to a plugged sewer line at Golden Manor during Monday's snowstorm and got the sewage flowing again quickly, avoiding a major backup at the retirement home. After getting tree roots removed from the system, workers lowered a video camera into the line to make sure all obstacles had been removed.
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Sagebrush & Roses

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
The 10th Annual Sagebrush and Roses was held Saturday at the Rendezvous Center and featured cocktails, an art show, dinner and dancing to the lively music of the band Narrow Gauge.
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Singing Valentine’s bring smiles

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, When you just aren't sure how to say the words this Valentine's season, let a group of acappella singers do the job. Not only will they sing 30 seconds of a song, but also deliver your intended a flower and a bar of chocolate.
Southeast High School's Cy-Tones are approaching their fifth annual Valentine's Day delivering songs
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Praying the second time’s the charm

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, Almost one year ago to the day, the Telegram did a profile on 15-year-old Bailey Williams of Yoder who suffers from Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and had to have a heart transplant when she was just six months old.
In November 2014, during a routine heart exam, Bailey's doctor's determined that her body was again rejecting the transplanted
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Torrington H20 surpasses all health, safety requirements

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The sign on the door doesn't give the days and hours of operation or indicate which credit cards are accepted. All it says is, "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water,", Benjamin Franklin.
The quote hangs on the door leading into Torrington's water treatment plant and is an excellent reminder of the important, precarious and, often
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Goshen County 4-H club Meats Judging Team wins at Denver Round Up

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
DENVER, Colo., The Goshen County 4-H Meats Judging Team recently represented Wyoming 4-H in the Meats Judging Contest during the Western National Round-Up in Denver. The Round-Up Contest is held in conjunction with the Western National Stock Show. The team from Goshen County earned reserve champion in the contest with three team members placing individually in the top 10.
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County fines

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
Jan. 19
Fernando Jimenez, Torrington, burglary, bound over
Bohar S. Dhaliwal, Fremont, Calif., trucks exceed 65 mph, $372
Carol S. Anderson, Newton, N.C., superintendent's speed zone, $111
Daniel G. Budd, Denver, Colo., exceed 65 mph, $75
Daniel S. Bryant, Cheyenne, exceed 65 mph, $72
Rodney D. Wesley, Lusk, exceed 65 mph, $93
Selena Teresa Quintana, Thornton, Colo., superintendent's speed zone,
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Community acclaim

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016

Several business and community leaders were honored at the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon and awards banquet Wednesday. Rick and Marilyn Cotant received the Volunteer(s) of the Year Award
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Quality of life

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, Each town in Goshen County must supply the Wyoming Department of Audit with information on operating costs, as well as the amount of money each collects into its coffers. Each town self-reports this information and not all towns return an amount for every line item. The state does not audit the figures. The following figures, by town, are
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Tall drink of water

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The sign on the door doesn't give the days and hours of operation or indicate which credit cards are accepted. All it says is, "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water,", Benjamin Franklin.
The quote hangs on the door leading into Torrington's water treatment plant and is an excellent reminder of the important, precarious and, often
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Golden years

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, There are various reasons people move after retiring. Some move closer to or further from family. Others seek mild weather. Financial considerations are also often a driving force in selecting where to settle. Wyoming has a great deal to offer, and significant amounts of retired people are moving into the state. Part of the reason may be the
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Glory road

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
Boden Barnes (left) and grandmother, Jane Betschart, celebrate his win Saturday at the Cub Scout Pack No. 37 Pinewood Derby. Barnes earned first place with his car, Black Widow. Lee's Jewelers of Torrington donated the inscriptions for the trophies.
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Community Pride

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
Monday, the Community Pride Foundation presented funds to several area organizations, including Goshen Community Theatre, Boy Scouts Troop No. 26, Goshen County Quilters, Torrington wrestling, Western History Center's Expanding Environments Youth Program, and Torrington Rotary. On hand at the presentation were the following representatives; Marsha Middleswarth (from left), Community Pride Foundation; Jane Dorn, GCQ; Ruth Van Mark, GCQ; Tracy Wilson,
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Torrington Telegram receives nine honors at WPA convention

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Every year, editors, publishers, writers, digital techies and advertisers from newspapers across the Cowboy State descend on Wyoming Press Association's winter convention for two days of trade talk, seminars and networking in order to improve the way in which local, state and national news reaches readers and increase the visibility of advertisers.
One of the highlights of the
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Got a light?

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, In the culture of 21st century America, the term "smoker friendly" would seem an oxymoron, like "military intelligence" or "rush hour."
And with the growing number of bans on smoking in public buildings, restaurants, businesses and even adult drinking establishments, there are fewer and fewer places outside of one's own home where smokers are tolerated, much less welcome.
That
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Delegates, public mingle at meeting

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, There are many aspects of America that make it a great nation: the people, the scenery, the freedom, and at the top of the list, the right to vote. Several countries do not allow citizens to vote, let alone sit down and talk about issues with their representatives.
Last Thursday, less than 0.4 percent of Goshen County
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Good conversation

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, There are many aspects of America that make it a great nation: the people, the scenery, the freedom, and at the top of the list, the right to vote. Several countries do not allow citizens to vote, let alone sit down and talk about issues with their representatives.
Last Thursday, less than 0.4 percent of Goshen County
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