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Laramie River flooding near Fort Laramie

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Laramie River, below Gray Rocks reservoir, is expected to flood. Over two inches of rain fell near the already full Wheatland Reservoir No. 2 yesterday. As of Thursday morning, the Laramie River Station was releasing 2,000 cubic feet per second of water into the Laramie River. A greater volume is likely to be released, especially if more rain occurs
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Hubert L. Owens July 12, 1962-Jan. 19, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
GUERNSEY, Hubert L. Owens passed away Jan. 19, 2015 in Scottsbluff, Neb. after a short illness.
Hubert was born on July 12, 1962 in Cheyenne to Billie and Barbara (Metcalf) Owens. Hubert was raised in Guernsey.
Even after leaving Guernsey as a young adult, he always called Guernsey home.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his friends and
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Remembering the fallen

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
The Torrington Police Department, along with the family of fallen TPD Lt. Harley Lorenze Mark, gathered in front of the department Friday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Chief Eric Sharp led law enforcement personnel in a salute, and Chaplain Jill Bryan provided prayer.
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DSI to establish foundation

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, With the tightening of state and federal pocketbooks, Diversified Services Incorporated has begun looking into other funding resources to help supplement fees for services it receives from Medicaid.
According to DSI Program Director Mary Sullivan-Smith, DSI faces a misconception within the community.
"DSI is a private, non-profit organization," Smith explained. "There is the conception in town that we are
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Tornado strikes area

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Around 3:34 p.m. on Friday, a severe thunderstorm produced a tornado four miles east of Yoder and remained on the ground until 4 p.m. when it lifted one mile east of Torrington.
"The storm was so strong south of Torrington as it came up (Highway) 85," said Steve Rubin, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.
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The heart of the storm

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, People helping people. That is what happened Friday afternoon when a super cell dropped a tornado in Goshen County. "It was very rewarding to me, to see people helping people," said Francis Green of Torrington. Green was hunkered down in a very small bathroom with six other people during the storm. Earlier, she had stopped by
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County under tornado watch Friday, May 15

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Goshen County from 1 to 8 p.m. this evening. Conditions are favorable for severe weather, including tornadoes. Visit www.nws.noaa.gov for more information.
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Balloon launch successful at VCS

Modified: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
TORRINGTON, One hundred seven thousand, three hundred forty-two (107,342) feet. Three times the altitude of a commercial airliner. That is how high an atmospheric balloon climbed Thursday morning, which the fourth and fifth grade class at Valley Christian School launched at 9:50 a.m. from Jirdon Park.
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Parade of tables

Modified: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Raffle sellers and participants have a great time, from left: Barb Jones, Mel Gable, Connie Cofer, Mary Louise Shepard, and Jim Mueller enjoy themselves at Philanthropic Educational Organization's Hat's Off to Mothers Fundraiser on Saturday. Table two "Grandmother's Sewing Room" by Cleo Olson and Alyce Jolovich tells the story of their grandmothers' quilting through family antiques and memorabilia.
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A Blizzard Ball

Modified: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Befitting a princess, Amelia Tapia demonstrates patience and grace while her family assists in the final preparations for prom.
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Torrington man dies in LaGrange crash

Modified: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol:
A two-vehicle crash this morning has left one man dead. Sixty-nine-year-old James V. Elwood of Torrington sustained fatal injuries on scene from the crash that occurred at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 85 at the intersection with WY State Highway 151. The crash was approximately four miles west of LaGrange at
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The gift that keeps on giving

Modified: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington Emergency Medical Services is working to increase public access to life-saving equipment with help from a grant from the American Heart Association, Mission Lifeline Wyoming and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Last month, Torrington EMS received nine automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, along with training and extra defibrillator pads. "We are giving five to the
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Kautz makes Supreme Court bid

Modified: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, In the coming weeks, Gov. Matt Mead will appoint a new Supreme Court justice. Judge Keith Kautz, of the Eighth District Court, with jurisdiction in Goshen, Niobrara and Platte counties, is one of three nominations to the seat. Then-Gov. Mike Sullivan appointed Kautz as district judge in 1993. Kautz is a popular judge, receiving over 81 percent of
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