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Victory!

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Torrington High School senior Justin Polkowske capped off his wrestling career with a state championship at 152 pounds at the Casper Events Center Saturday evening.
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FEMA assesses flood risk

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security were in Torrington Monday afternoon to introduce county stakeholders to FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning program, or RiskMAP.
According to Brooke Buchanan, senior engineer for FEMA Region VIII, RiskMAP provides communities with flood information and tools needed to enhance mitigation plans and provide information
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Shelter from the storm - Battered vehicles prompt Golden Manor carport fund

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Every summer in Goshen County, residents can count on a few events: fireworks shows, the fair, and a damaging hailstorm.
In the case of inclement weather, individuals at Golden Manor, an assisted-living facility in Torrington, are virtually powerless to protect their vehicles from an onslaught of ice pellets.
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True to head Wyoming Livestock Board

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Livestock Board has named Torrington resident Steve True as its new director.
True was the cattle manager for Dinklage Feed Yard Inc. before taking the reins at WLB.
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A heartfelt donation

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Schmick family donated $2,500 to the developmental disabilities division of the Torrington Learning Center Friday, Feb. 27. Monsanto selected Betsy Schmick as the winner in Goshen County for America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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Wyo.’s rate of child poverty: 8 percent or 19 percent

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, What is more accurate: the official account, or a new measure for determining the rate of poverty?
Results from the 2013 Supplemental Poverty Measure highlight that Wyoming has a three-year average lower overall poverty rate (6 percent) than the official poverty rate (7 percent).
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THS Blazers of the Month

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne, Blazers of the Month Jon Cummings (left) and Presley Richards (far right), pose with Pinnacle Bank employee Jennifer Booth.
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Wild West comes to Senior Center

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Residents enjoyed a living history performance featuring Tom O'Day, Bronco Nell and Kid Curry at the Goshen County Senior Friendship Center on Thursday, Feb. 26. During "Tales of Wyoming's Outlaw West," re-enactors Ray Maple as Tom O'Day (above), his wife, Jackie, as Bronco Nell and friend, Marlin Yorty as Kid Curry spoke about their adventures
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A second chance

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers, Julie Garza, site operations manager at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, spoke about the prison's industries program at the Rotary Club meeting Monday. Garza indicated approximately 10 percent of the prison's 600 inmates participate in the program, where they make clothing, translate textbooks into brail and work in quality control, in addition to many other services.
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The ‘Powars’ that be

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - The Western History Center presentation, "The Plume Trade and Victorian Fascination with Feathers," by Judy Knight of Laramie, was postponed due to poor weather conditions Thursday. Knight's presentation will be held at a future date. Instead, George Ziemens, archaeologist and executive director of Western Plains Historic Preservation Association, Inc., spoke about the Powars II archeological site
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WSGS publishes report on groundwater recovery

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
LARAMIE, A new Wyoming State Geological Survey study found that recovery of groundwater after coalbed natural gas development is related to the hydrologic properties of an aquifer and the amount of water pumped out of a coalbed during peak production. The WSGS study examined the Upper Wyodak coal zone of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
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Full speed ahead

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Employees with local company, Clear Creek Services, owned by contractor Don Haught, have worked since early December to renovate the old Goshen County Chamber of Commerce building, located at the intersection of 21st and Main Street.
Currently, Haught has employed 10 to 15 workers, with plans to add up to 10 more helping hands for the final phases of
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Community pride alive in Fort Laramie

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, A TDS demolition crew tore down all buildings along with several trees, shrubs and weeds at 109 N. Lawton Ave. in Fort Laramie for health and fire safety violations Tuesday. The residence once featured a 1975 singlewide mobile home with an add-on porch and four other outbuildings.
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W&P is baling plastics

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Every year, Goshen County produces approximately $700 million worth of agricultural products. From cattle to corn and alfalfa to sunflowers, Goshen County's agricultural production is the richest in the state.
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Seven down, one more to go

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, With just one week to go before the end of the 63rd session of the Wyoming Legislature, there is still plenty of drama at the Capitol.
On Wednesday, the Senate Rules and Procedures Committee, chaired by Phil Nicholas, R-Albany, voted in favor of a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution that would require the federal government to operate under
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Herring always puts community first

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It's early in the year, but 2015 has already marked a couple of big milestones for Goshen County resident Dr. Marnie Herring.
In January, the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce presented Herring with the coveted Big Chief Award at its annual luncheon, and today, Herring's business, North Platte Physical Therapy, celebrates nine years of success.
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Gardening galore at Grassroots meeting

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Yoder farmer Cindy Ridenour, owner and operator of Meadow Maid Foods, spoke at the Grassroots Garden Club's February meeting Wednesday. The topic was vegetable gardening in Goshen County.
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EWC seeking employers to participate in Job Expo

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is inviting all interested employers and business owners to participate in the 2015 Job Expo hosted by EWC and held in Torrington. The Expo will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in the Verl Petsch, Jr. Activities Center Gymnasium and will conclude at 2 p.m.
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Veterans assistance in Goshen, Platte and Laramie counties

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
CHEYENNE, A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout March.
Bob Stall is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare.
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Lancers visit Wee Pals

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Courtesy, Wee Pals Preschool hosted the Lancer and Lady Lancer basketball teams at their Valentine's Day party. Students and teachers shared treats and competed in minute-to-win-it games with the Lancers.
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EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducts 29 new members

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that 29 students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Monday, Feb. 9.
Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Jesselyn Burroughs, Torrington; Courtney Carroll, Evanston; Alex Cowns, Cheyenne; Danielle Feagler, Torrington; Sage Fields, Torrington; Nathaniel Foster, Sutherland, Neb.; Kaitlin Gaukel, Keeline; Myka Ginestar, Green River;
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Awards abound at Blue and Gold

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Pack 37 Den Leader Dawn Mickle (right) pins a badge on Brayden Posten during the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday. Owen Wise and Sean Hawley officially became Boy Scouts at the ceremony.
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60 years to life - Dylan Cardeilhac will be eligible for parole in 2045

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
GERING, Neb., Dylan Cardeilhac, 16, faces 60 years to life in prison, with eligibility for parole in 30 years, following his sentencing Thursday, Feb. 19.
Scotts Bluff County District Judge Travis O'Gorman sentenced the Torrington native for the Feb. 14, 2014 strangulation death of jailer Amanda Baker in front of a packed courtroom in Gering, Neb.
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Campaign nears end

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, According to Craig Spencer, Western Sugar Cooperative's agricultural manager for its Torrington plant, the 2014-15 sugar beet campaign is quickly coming to an end.
"We have a completion date of this weekend," Spencer said.
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Albers is new editor

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Effective Monday, Crystal (Wells) Albers is new editor of the Torrington Telegram.
Albers, 27, grew up in Lingle and graduated from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in 2005.
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Getting fired up

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Justin Kane and Stonegate Road played an encore performance at the LVFD Firemen's Ball Saturday. The band also performed at the Lingle Fire Hall when the LVFD hosted State Fire Convention in June. See more photos on page A8.
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Maximized Fitness opening

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington will soon have a new gym, Maximized Fitness, located at 1839 Main St. in what used to be the old gun shop on the corner of Main Street and U.S. Highway 26/85.
Owner Ryan Black is a certified personal trainer and experienced in helping people achieve their goals, whether to fit into a wedding dress, improve a
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A rascally way to raise funds at the Legion

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ By Crystal R. Albers - Darla (Jim Dunn) and Alfalfa (Mike Sinner) from "The Little Rascals" stopped by the American Legion Travis Snow Post No. 5 in Torrington to volunteer their time for a good cause. The loving pair bartended at the Legion Friday evening, Feb. 20 and donated all tips to residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Wyoming.
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Living it up at LVFD Ball

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Firemen's Ball Saturday. The event featured live music by Stonegate Road and free pizza, donated by Pizza Hut in Torrington.
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GCHS learns about Old West scoundrel, entrepreneur

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Jefferson Glass, award-winning author of Casper, discussed his research that resulted in a book titled "Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard, Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier" at the Goshen County Historical Society meeting Saturday.
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Duct-tape Delight at Lincoln Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Following suit with Trail Elementary, students at Lincoln Elementary duct-taped Principal Angie Halvorson to a pole Friday, Feb. 20 as a reward for meeting and exceeding MAPs (Measures of Academic Progress) testing targets.
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A cutting at Kolor Me Krazy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kolor Me Krazy hair salon Wednesday, Feb. 18. Amber Kalinowski (from left), GCCC Director Linda Evans, owner Alicia Rodriguez, Tamara Cearns, Marcia Schilreff and Cherokee Gribble were on hand to help celebrate the event.
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SWAA changes art show date to spring

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Southeast Wyoming Art Association is rescheduling its annual art show to a spring show from April 30 to May 9 at the Platte Valley Community Room in Torrington. The show was formerly held in the fall. We hope this will be a convenient time for area artists to participate.
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BREAKING NEWS: Cardeilhac sentenced

Modified: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
GERING, Neb. -- A Scotts Bluff County District judge sentenced Dylan Cardeilhac to 60 years to life in prison Thursday for the Feb. 14, 2014 murder of Scotts Bluff County Jailer Amanda Baker. Cardeilhac will be eligible for parole in 30 years. See Wednesday's paper for a full article.
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Students buzz their way to the top at Bee

Modified: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County School District No. 1 held its annual Spelling Bee Wednesday morning at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium.
Fifth- through eighth-graders competed in a written test before the top 11 spellers took the stage for the oral portion of the bee.
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A sticky situation

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Trail Elementary Principal Tyler Floerchinger rewarded students for meeting and exceeding MAPs (Measures of Academic Progress) testing targets this week. Monday, Floerchinger wore a pink Mohawk, and Tuesday, he allowed students to duct-tape him to a pole in the school hallway.
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Rec. JPB is dead

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Commissioners unanimously voted during their meeting Tuesday to dissolve the Goshen County Community Facilities Joint Powers Board.
Initially, the board was cooperatively established in 2009 by the county and the city of Torrington to "provide an efficient, orderly and economically feasible method of financing, constructing and operating the Community Facilities Project on behalf of the participating
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Renewal by a hair - Council narrowly approves city liquor licenses

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a 3-2 split vote, the Torrington City Council approved the renewal of 21 liquor licenses at a public hearing during its meeting Tuesday night.
Council member Randy Adams and Mayor Mike Varney voted against the motion, in particular license No. 15, belonging to the Broncho Bar, citing concerns about the establishment's outside patio structure.
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Community Café set to kick off on Wed. nights beginning Feb. 25 at Bada Bean

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Young or old, rich or poor, everybody has to eat.
Local residents will have the opportunity to do just that thanks to a partnership between the Goshen County Ministerial Association, Bada Bean and, organizers hope, the community at large.
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Wyoming Public Service Commission: To review rate increase

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington residents should see an approximately 12-percent increase in their electrical bills beginning this spring, if the Wyoming Public Service Commission approves the rate hike.
The PSC issued a suspension order on Jan. 27, ensuring electric rates outside of city limits cannot go up until the commission completes its review.
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Sitting with a Senator

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Sen. John Barrasso stopped by Lincoln Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 17 to visit with students. After a short speech, the lawmaker held a question and answer session, where inquiring young minds asked such questions as, "Is there room for a fifth president on Mount Rushmore?"
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Wyoming Legislature crosses midpoint

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The 63rd session of the Wyoming Legislature has just over two weeks left to meet its goal of final adjournment by March 6 and still faces difficult decisions regarding the state's budget, Medicaid and a slew of other bills and amendments.
Faced with a projected $200 million budget shortfall in 2016, the Senate and House continued debate on the
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Accepting Tourism Sponsorship applications

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Tourism Promotion Joint Powers Board (Lodging Tax Board) is now accepting applications for their new Tourism Sponsorship Program.
Applications are due no later than Mar. 2, 2015 at 4 p.m.
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Booth, Caruthers named Doggers of the Quarter

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School is pleased to recognize two outstanding students, Natalie Booth and Duncan Caruthers, as "Doggers of the Quarter" for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
LFL faculty selected these students based upon their extraordinary work ethic, extracurricular involvement and leadership, indicating both provide strong leadership in multiple areas, setting a high standard for
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