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Don’t be a drag, it’s fair!

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Goats don't always do what you ask of them, especially at the goat agility competition. But that's OK, since the Goshen County Fair is up and going, and there is plenty to see and do. See more photos from fair on page A-5, A-6, B-1 and more.
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Done deal - Welcov signs Care Center, Evergreen Court agreement

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, After months of negotiations and delays, Welcov Healthcare and the Goshen Care Center Joint Powers Board signed agreements Thursday making Welcov the new operator of the Goshen Care Center and Evergreen Court, beginning Aug. 1.
Welcov replaces Banner Health, which announced Jan. 1 it would not renew its leases to operate the Care Center and Evergreen Court.
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Rare canine disease diagnosed

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, A rare but deadly disease affecting young canines could be a threat in Goshen County.
Canine dysautonomia has previously been diagnosed in the area, with cases found in Hawk Springs, the east side of Torrington and between Torrington and Lingle, according to Dr. Mike Meeboer, veterinarian at Goshen Vet Clinic.
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Museum undergoes own journey

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, For the first time in many years, the Homesteaders Museum, located on Main Street in South Torrington, is getting a new look.
There have been parking improvements and landscaping on the outside, but the inside of the museum has seen the most dramatic transformation.
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Donations pour in for Torrington native

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
CHEYENNE, The community is rallying around Torrington native Mike McCommon and his family following a shocking diagnosis Sunday.
After a recent trip to the emergency room and a prolonged hospital stay, McCommon was tentatively diagnosed Sunday with glioblastoma, a type of aggressive brain tumor.
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Parade-goers ‘Discover the Magic’

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - A young parade participant blows bubbles as the Goshen County Fair Parade moves through downtown on Thursday morning. See more parade photos on page A5.
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Eight spots still open for Camp Med

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital's Camp Med, rescheduled from the spring to Aug. 19-21, 2014.
This opportunity to learn about professions in health care will offer exciting, hands-on activities.
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Getting Goshen County Day started off right

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Numerous volunteers and local businesses made the 2014 Ag Appreciation Breakfast a possibility first thing on Thursday morning at the Rendezvous Center at the fairgrounds.
Many residents enjoyed pancakes, sausages and eggs to fuel up before the parade and the rest of Goshen County Day.
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Here a fair, there a fair

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Mikayla Burkhart gets a little assistance keeping her balance to stay on the sheep in the 2- to 5-year-old division.
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Highway Patrol receives new inspection vehicles

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Highway Patrol Mobile Education and Enforcement Team (MEET) recently received a fleet of new inspection vehicles in Torrington and Cheyenne.
The new vehicles are technological upgrades from the old vehicles and feature wireless internet and new computers.
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Big parade, big memories

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne, A young parade participant throws candy to onlookers.
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World’s largest sunbonnet on the Oregon Trail

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Fort Laramie Historical Association has the world's largest sunbonnet on the Oregon Trail on display at the Goshen County Fair in southeastern Wyoming.
The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce announced its first annual round-bale decorating contest at the fair, and the Fort Laramie Historical Association thought it would be the perfect opportunity to encourage fair visitors to make
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Too many sweet treats to handle

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - The annual bake sale was held in the Ag Hall again in 2014, and attendees got their choice of homemade baked goods.
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Fair at full speed ahead

Modified: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Fair is now entering its final weekend, and events this week kept everyone from 4-H and FFA rodeo participants to people who were just plain hungry plenty busy.
This weekend, bull riding, mud drags and bronc riding will be sure to bring the community out and keep them entertained.
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We’re off! McEntire starts up fair

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Susie McEntire helped kick off fair with a free concert at the Rendezvous Center on Sunday evening. See another photo on page A2.
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Co-op requests meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Kent Wimmer, Western Sugar's director of shareholder relations, released a statement last week in response to the safety citations issued earlier this month to the Torrington plant by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In a press release submitted via email, Wimmer stated:
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Grass fire threat high this year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The diverse landscapes of the western United States makes for some of the most poignant and beautiful scenery in the world, but it also has a history of some of the most destructive wildfires in the world.
This summer marks the 65th anniversary of the Mann Gulch fire near Helena, Mont., in which 13 smokejumpers died when the fire
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Dogs fly high during fair’s agility test

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Cody Powell guides his dog through the 4-H dog agility course at the Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Fair festivities are full speed ahead leading up to Goshen County Day tomorrow. See more photos on page A3.
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Kutsch finishes fourth at Senior Olympics

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, When asked about being a two-time Senior Olympic medalist, Don Kutsch, 70, will be the first to say his eyesight isn't what it used to be. He will likely also mention his depleted energy levels and that, in his opinion, he didn't practice his golf swing enough prior to the event.
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4-Hers dressed to impress at fashion show

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County 4-H members have been working all year to get their projects ready for fair. A variety of outfits were on display at the annual 4-H fabric and fashion show held Monday, July 28 at the Rendezvous Center.
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Goshen County clerk goes electronic

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Clerk Cindy Kenyon recently announced that all county public records, such as land records and Unified Commercial Code (UCC) documents like mortgage information, warranty deeds and tax liens, are now available electronically on the county clerk's website.
The site, called iDOC, will include information for all land records and UCCs from January 1994 to the present; however,
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Campbell a finalist in Pilates contest

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
DENVER, Colo., Torrington native Meghan Campbell is one of 40 finalists nationwide in a contest to win her own Pilates studio.
Campbell grew up in the area, graduating from Torrington High School in 1999.
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Showing off

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Horse Showmanship event, held in the Goshen County Fairgrounds Pavilion, gathered many contestants to show off the quality of their animals.
The event judges the children's presentation of their horse, as well as the quality and cleanliness of the horse and child.
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Southeast students compete at FCCLA nationals in Texas

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to participate in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference.
The theme of this year's conference was "SOAR," and attendees
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Dogs, trainers show off agility

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Torrington, More than a dozen 4-H students and their canine companions headed out to the Goshen County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon for the 4-H dog agility competition.
Part of the opening weekend of fair, the trainers tried to get their dogs through the course as quickly as possible, striving to achieve a time and a score that would qualify them for
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Reading and eating

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Bodie Moffat takes a bite of a smoky hot dog at the Indoor Picnic hosted by the Goshen County Library. More than 20 people showed up to the library's closing celebration for their reading program. See more photos and story on page A10.
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Torrington Today for July 29

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
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Susie McEntire in concert

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Susie McEntire helped kick off the Goshen County Fair on Sunday, July 27. Here, she performs a song with her husband, Mark Eaton.
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Torrington Today for July 28

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
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Torrington Today for July 25

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
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Mortimore named new publisher - Takes over duties at Torrington Telegram, Lingle Guide and Lusk Herald

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Telegram and two other area newspapers have a new publisher, and the name is one Goshen County residents know well.
Wyoming Newspapers, Inc. named longtime local resident and newspaper veteran Rob Mortimore publisher of the Torrington Telegram, Lingle Guide and Lusk Herald, new Group Publisher Mike Jensen announced this week.
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Locals help with Ore. fire

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, With hundreds of thousands of acres of fire burning through Oregon and Washington since last week, fire teams from across the western United States have been called on to help manage the outbreak.
A three-person fire crew and the Wildland No. 1 firetruck were dispatched Thursday by Goshen County Fire Warden Bill Law to the Bridge 99 Complex fire
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Dominguez changes plea to guilty

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Alex Dominguez pled guilty to four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000 as part of a plea agreement in District Court Tuesday.
The Torrington resident will be sentenced on the four felony counts, out of an original 19 counts, Oct 14 at 1 p.m.
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More than 150 miles for hope and a cure - Local team raising money for multiple sclerosis

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Aug. 16-17, bicyclists from around the region will head to Sundance to ride more than 150 miles over the plains, rolling hills and mountain vistas in Wyoming and South Dakota, all in an effort to raise money for multiple sclerosis, or MS.
Torrington resident Joe Dinges and the rest of the UPRR Rollers team will be among the
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Goshen County Library Indoor Picnic celebration

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Monday, the Goshen County library hosted an indoor picnic celebration as to cap off its summer reading program. The program started in the beginning of June and officially ended last Saturday.
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New game warden ready to go, minus a dog

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The newest Goshen County game warden, Rob Hipp, began his duties July 1 without the familiar dog in the back of the pickup. "I plan on getting one," Hipp said in his defense.
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Locals set sights on European tour in ‘15

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Local students and other community members plan on soaking their feet in culture as they travel across the sea in 2015. Approximately 30 local individuals have the opportunity to take a 10-day tour throughout Europe, making stops between London and Rome.
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Another grass fire hits county

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
HAWK SPRINGS, For the third time in three weeks, fire teams in the county were called out to a grass fire, this one near Hawk Springs and, according to Lonnie Luke, chief of the Hawk Springs Volunteer Fire Department, probably started by a spark from a hay baler.
"We had five departments and 15 trucks respond to the fire," Luke
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DSI making dreams come true, developing life skills

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON,When a person walks into staff member Jacob Bird's office at the Diversified Services, Inc. (DSI) recycling center in Torrington, the first thing he or she may notice is a large, professional wrestling-style belt hanging on the wall. It's made of construction paper and reads "Recycling Champion" in big letters.
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Lions Club holds annual picnic, awards ceremony

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Local Lions Club members met at Pioneer Park in Torrington Wednesday for an awards ceremony, officer induction and dinner.
Dick Dubay of the Lions of Wyoming Foundation was the guest speaker.
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LVFD receives grain bin rescue kit and training

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb., The Lingle Volunteer Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment on July 21, 2014, through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed to provide training in the use of the specialized equipment.
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Taking it to the street

Modified: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson, The Danno- Have Fun Will Travel band, from Laramie, got the crowd tapping their feet during the Hawk Springs street dance Saturday.
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Torrington Today for July 24

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
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Torrington Today for July 23

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Torrington Today for July 23
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OSHA again fines Western Sugar

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For the second time since December, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative plant in Torrington with multiple safety violations. The citations stem from a February follow-up investigation of the plant.
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Attempted suicide subject treated

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Lingle Police Chief Endra Moen was notified of a suicide at the cemetery in Lingle.
As Moen headed to the cemetery, she requested Lingle Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to be on standby.
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Cooperation is key for volunteer firefighters

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For local firefighters, life is a bit of a juggling act. It can be difficult to find the balance between family, work and the vital volunteer service they provide, especially when dealing with an element as unpredictable as fire.
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A run for faith and freedom

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The Faith for Freedom run was the brainchild of Skyllar Michael, who was on hand to welcome runners during Saturday's event. See page A10 for another picture and story.
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Supporting our Wounded Warriors

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Saturday's Faith Run for Freedom 5K was organized by Southeast High School student Skyllar Michael as a project for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a national career and technical student organization.
The idea was a natural for Michael; her dad is a veteran, and her uncle is a wounded vet.
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Make a difference, save a life

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Suicide is 100 percent preventable, but several people do not know how to properly address it or identify someone in pain. The lack of knowledge becomes more inexcusable as communities are given ample resources to cope with crisis, according to prevention experts.
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Judging livestock is an art

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, As with most county fairs, the major attention-getter at the Goshen County Fair, which gets underway July 24, is the animals. From snakes to steers and hamsters to hogs, the fairgrounds will turn into a virtual agricultural zoo for 11 days.
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Chaplain returns to teaching after WMCI stint

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, After two years of ensuring prisoner access to religious faiths and practices, Wyoming Medium Correction Institute (WMCI) chaplain Matthew Gordon is leaving the prison July 31 to return to teaching at Torrington Middle School (TMS).
"I was a seventh-grade science teacher at TMS for eight years before going to the prison," Gordon said.
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WMCI proud to announce Employees of the First Quarter

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) is pleased to announce Cpl. Bradley Mechem and Senior Mechanic John Cole as Employees of the First Quarter.
Mechem is a leader and a constant example of excellence and integrity for all staff.
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Torrington Today for July 22

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Torrington Today for July 22
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Torrington Today for July 21

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
Torrington Today for July 21
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