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Goshen rancher inducted into Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame

Modified: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
LAGRANGE, West of LaGrange beneath the bluffs of Bear Mountain, a 70-year-old man ran a length of trim through a power saw.
A straw cowboy hat shaded his eyes from the afternoon sun, and a cool breeze wicked the sweat from his neatly pressed, blue, button-down T-shirt. As he stood up from his remodeling project, a new belt buckle glinted
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EWC main entrance under construction

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
From Eastern Wyoming College:
TORRINGTON, The main entrance to Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is currently under construction as part of the Career and Technical Education building project. Students and visitors are directed to use the exit (south side of the main parking lot) as the entrance and exit until the work is complete. College officials are asking all to
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New daycare in Lingle

Modified: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Lingle's Community Presbyterian Church is getting ready to welcome the town's three-, four- and five-year-olds into the community's only licensed daycare and preschool.
After several months of preparation and detail, the preschool/daycare is hoping to open its doors in September, after all inspections, paperwork and licensing requirements are complete.
According to Pastor Vickie Kintzel, there has been a lot
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Curtis Place annexation dispute to go to trial Sept. 1

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, "Why now?" is the question many people are asking in response to a lawsuit brought by the City of Torrington to annex a piece of property, called "Curtis Place," which covers an area in close proximity to the intersection of W E Street and W 19th Street, south of the railroad tracks.
On Aug. 29, 2013, the City of
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Torrington requests proposals for new senior living community

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON - The city is accepting proposals for plans to utilize the former community hospital land on East D Street and East 20th Street until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
The city's proposed project for the space is a senior living community, which could consist of 21 one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment, according to an assisted living market study
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Fort Laramie B&B: An Old West atmosphere with the comforts of home

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The romantic ideal of the Wild West usually includes visions of a big sky, cookouts, cow ponies and open range where "the deer and the antelope play." Just north of Fort Laramie, all of that imagery is readily available at the recently opened Fort Laramie Bed & Breakfast, which is owned and operated by life-long cattle ranchers Kathy and
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Knockin’ on your door

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Utah native and stand-up comedian kept the Community Healthcare Foundation's Comedy Night crowd rolling Friday, Aug. 19, with jokes about how he felt as a young mormon trying to spread his religion door to door.
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A dress to build a dream on

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
TORRINGTON, How does one measure an act of kindness? For Torrington's Enid Thompson, 50 hours of work per year makes an enormous difference for young girls who live nearly 1,000 miles away.
Using pillowcases and sheets, Thompson creates small dresses, each with a pocket full of toiletries and a doll, to send to underprivileged girls in Mexico.
"I buy most
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Local print shop expands into old corner stop

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Nearly 30 years ago, Bob Nesbitt fell in love with Wyoming, so when he decided to leave his California home three years ago, his destination was a no-brainer.
With family in Torrington, Nesbitt packed up his printing equipment and headed for Goshen County to start up High Plains Print and Graphics. Originally founding his shop in a small space
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No big surprises in 2016 primaries

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Though Tuesday's Goshen County primary election did not include the names Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Cruz or Rubio, there were plenty of candidates to decide between, including the 13 running for Wyoming's only U.S. House seat vacated by Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
But closer to home, in a very tight race, unofficial results for the Senate District 6 seat have Republican
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Researchers find opportunity amid adversity

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
LINGLE, Two miles west of Lingle, scientists collect bugs, infect plants with nefarious diseases and stress crops with water deprivation to research how they can adapt to Wyoming's various agricultural hurdles.
Waves of heat rolled skyward from the black, metal sign marking the entrance to the University of Wyoming's James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC). Contrasting
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Commissioners discuss feedlots

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Feedlot permitting was at the top of the Goshen County Commissioners agenda during their meeting Wednesday. A public permit hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31, 2016 to consider the Lewis Feedlot application to operate a facility on the Lingle/Veteran Highway, but a small group of concerned neighbors of the feedlot site were on hand Wednesday to express concerns about
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All-State quarterback scores at Fort Laramie’s council meeting

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
FORT LARAMIE - Fort Laramie's town council recognized All-State footballer Colton Wunder Wednesday, Aug. 10, for his community leadership role on and off the field.
"That kid did great," Fort Laramie Mayor Bill Baker said. "He was the quarterback at Lingle-Fort Laramie High School last year."
Also during Wednesday's town council meeting, Lisa Miller, of Goshen County Economic Development, presented
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**UPDATED** Unofficial Primary Election results

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, UPDATED ELECTION RESULTS: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, John Ellis defeated Billy Janes for the two-year Goshen County Commissioner seat, 1,390 to 1,054.
Liz Cheney won the Republican U.S. Representative spot with 1,165 votes, or 47.59 percent.
Ryan Greene secured the Democrat side of the U.S. Representative race with 176 votes over contender Charlie Hardy's 139.
Anthony
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Patriot bosses recognized

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Kathy Wright, of Wyoming Employer Support of the Guard on Reserve Committee, passes a battle coin to Banner Health Community Hospital employees Raymond Dominguez and Sandra Duggar, who were nominated by their employee and Air National Guardsmen Staff Sgt. Micheal Huntington for the Department of Defense Patriot Award. Due to deployment, Huntington could not be present, so his commanding officer
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Eleventh graders raise the bar on pre-college test

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON - Goshen County 11th graders improved their American College Testing scores during the 2015-2016 academic year, the Wyoming Department of Education reported.
Goshen County School District Director of Curriculum Donna Fields said the score increase is due in part to "the fact that we have a guaranteed and viable curriculum across the district now."
Previously, the district did not
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Good news, bad news continues

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released employment data that covers the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015, and Goshen County added five jobs during the period, rising from 4,580 to 4,585, an increase of 0.1 percent. Although the gain was not as large as seven other counties in the state, including Platte County, which
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Leveled shed sees progress

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, After some discussion, the Torrington City Council awarded a bid, 3-to-1, in the amount of nearly $44,500 to Goshen County Construction, LLC for a new salt and sand shelter at its meeting Tuesday evening.
The Streets and Sanitation Department's original shelter was leveled May 15, 2015 when an EF-1 tornado touched down in the east side of the city.
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Local church gets new life

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Reuse and recycle is the motto for the green movement, but it could also be the slogan for Torrington's Lifeway Church. Feeling the need to expand, the church purchased the old skating rink on East M Street last year, and construction is underway to recycle the 14,400 square-foot building into a place of worship.
"This new building will be
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