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Science has wings of inspiration in Ochsner

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Angela Ochsner asks her Torrington Middle School seventh grade science students to go beyond the obvious, to ask the next question and then go out and teach others.
"We have to teach others … about what we're learning in class," said Emily McGaugh, TMS seventh grader. "She tells us when we're teaching to use our manners and be kind."
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Hospital plans new therapy clinic

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital has plans to build a 5,000-square foot, standalone building on its Torrington campus to house a new physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic. Allen Hunter, who three weeks ago underwent the first shoulder replacement surgery performed at the hospital, thinks the added space is long overdue.
"I go up there twice a week (for physical therapy), and they
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Harlem Ambassadors…

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Show-woman Brittany Dorsey dared Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy participants to dance to "Cotton-Eye Joe" for the community's entertainment at halftime of the Harlem Ambassadors game Monday at Torrington High School. The event was sponsored by the Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence & Sexual Assault.
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Recipe for recovery: Faith, family, friends

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, It's been almost two years to the day since Tim Toedter was shot during a robbery attempt outside a restaurant in Hawk Springs. His 12th thoracic vertebra is now the irreparable home to a nine-millimeter bullet, and the lower half of his body is permanently paralyzed.
Though he went through months of grueling physical therapy and faced enormous emotional
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THS, TMS to see different leadership

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, Changes at Torrington High School and Torrington Middle School became official this week for the 2016-17 school year. THS will see a different principal, assistant principal and athletic director, and a familiar face will take over as assistant principal at TMS.
THS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Bobby Dishman officially resigned from his position at a special Goshen County School
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Laramie River Station to release 1,400 cubic feet of water today

Modified: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, On Wednesday evening, Laramie River Station notified residents below Gray Rocks Dam of the second release of water for the season.
Today, Thursday, April 28, LRS will gradually release 1,400 cubic feet of water downstream. LRS is looking to lower the reservoir to approximately one foot below capacity, said LRS Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Dave Patterson.
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Business After Hours...

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
Local businesses and community members mingled at the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce-hosted Business After Hours event Thursday evening. New exhibits included dreams of summer activities at local parks, the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and information on the 2017 solar eclipse, which will pass over the county.
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Getting back in the proverbial saddle

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
TORRINGTON, For professional bull rider Austin Humphrey, 25, there are probably many dates worthy of remembering: the day he first rode a bull; when he was 14 years old and placed first in bareback at Little Britches Rodeo; and the day he gave up bareback bronc riding at the age of 18 to pursue bull riding full time, a sport
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Kautz retires from LFL High

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, "How to describe Karen? She's incredibly motivated and an awesome teacher," said Charlie Harshberger, Goshen County School District No. 1 board chairman, who was Karen Kautz's student when he was a high school sophomore. "Whether a kid is a hard or easy learner, she knows how to get them where they need to be."
"She is the
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Cyclone court...

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
Southeast High School held its Prom Saturday evening. The following court ruled over the evening's festivities: Junior Attendants Chance Werner (from left) and Emily Zavorka; King Ben Rein and Queen Katie Caruthers; Senior Attendants Jeff Burroughs and Dani McManamen.
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EWC, county icon dies

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Chuck Rogers, long-time Goshen County resident and iconic leader of Eastern Wyoming College from 1968 to 1984, passed away Monday. He was 92 years old.
As president of EWC, Rogers was known as much for his hands-on approach to building the campus as he was for his attention to the details of his administrative duties. Often he could be
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Meet the new county commissioner

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Current commissioners Wally Wolski and Carl Rupp named Prairie Center rancher John Ellis Goshen County's newest commissioner Tuesday.
Ellis fills the seat left by Jim Hudelson when he passed away in March.
Though Ellis and his wife of 52 years, Pat, are not native to Goshen County, in the 12 years since they moved here from Carbon County, he
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Guns and flowers…

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016

Gary's Gun Shop owner Gary Kirchhefer (left) presented Courtney Birkley (center) and DeAnna Mitchell of Wagner's Floral with a Colt .45 ACP as part of Torrington Volunteer Fire Department's April gun raffle Wednesday.
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Fresh fish in Cold Springs

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved a zoning variance to accommodate a potential new business in Cold Springs Business Park at its meeting Tuesday evening.
Goshen County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ashley Harpstreith informed the council she is currently in the process of recruiting Compass Farms, Inc., a start-up aquaponics business that will produce organic fruit, vegetables and fresh
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Progress Program benefits community

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, Local businesses benefit from many things, including community support: customers and development groups. Recently, the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation showed support for various businesses and communities with matching grant awards totaling over $43,000. The money comes from the economic development quarter-cent sales tax.
"Everyone pays into [the tax], including visitors. We need to capitalize on the money,"
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Ellis selected as Goshen County Commissioner

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Goshen County now has a diversity of geographic representation with the selection of John Ellis as the new county commissioner Tuesday.
Ellis, who lives and ranches in the Prairie Center postal code, was selected by commissioners Wally Wolski and Carl Rupp during this week's commissioners' meeting to fill the third commissioner seat vacated when Jim Hudelson died last
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