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Lingle man shoots infant, himself

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
The following is a press release from the Goshen County Sheriff's Office:
On June 25, 2015 at about 11:56 p.m., Torrington Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance and suicidal male at 8232 Cemetery Road in Lingle. Deputies from the Goshen County Sheriff's Office were dispatched.
While dispatch was on the phone gathering information from the reporting
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Torrington pair dance their way to Las Vegas

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Thirteen-year-old Jayme Rodgers and 12-year-old Kameron Stitt will try to take Las Vegas by storm this weekend when they travel to Sin City to compete in the Spotlight Dance Cup's West Coast National Dance Finals.
The duo qualified for the finals through their performances at the regional competition held in Gillette in April which, aside from Wyoming, included dancers
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May your hat fit and your saddle be soft

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Three Goshen County cowboys were selected as 2015 Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees: William B. "Bill" Coy, Robert Garnet "Bob" Hladky, and Ralph Schuppan.
The newly minted WCHF opened its online doors in 2014 with the induction of 34 saddle-hardened cowboys. This year, 51 others will join those ranks.
"We're a couple years away from a
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A dentist-eating crocodile coming to a stage near you Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "Come and see a dentist-eating crocodile, a dangerous Gink, and Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who … well, come and see!" said Lisa Fluckiger, co-director of Friday's presentation of Shelebration.
Goshen Community Theatre's Youth Theatre Workshop is performing the widely acclaimed stage production. The show is fraught with laughter, songs and poems to celebrate the life and work of
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Welcov efforts pay off big

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It has been 11 months since Welcov Healthcare took over operations at the Goshen Healthcare Community from Banner Health and, according to GHC Administrator Mike Speidel, staff have worked very hard to make the facility one of which the community can be proud.
And, per the survey Wyoming Department of Health conducted earlier this month, the effort is beginning
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Ec. Dev. selects director

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "I'm ready to hit the ground running." In her own words, Ashley Harpstreith describes the enthusiasm she plans to bring to her new role as executive director of the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation.
Harpstreith, 35, originally moved to the area 10 years ago with her husband and Torrington native, Grant.
She grew up in Atlanta, Ga., but said she
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Laramie River Station shuts off spigot June 22

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, To the surprise and relief of area residents, the Laramie River Station dramatically dropped the outflow into the Laramie River on Monday, from approximately 2,200 cubic feet per second to roughly 800 cfs.
"It normally takes 24 hours to see any adjustment we make here [at LRS] down at the Fort [Fort Laramie National Historic Site]," said
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Two steps forward, three steps back

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, In an email to Yoder Fire Protection District 5A board members, board president Mike Ridenour said he believed the special meeting the district held on June 17 "was not properly called" and, therefore, the vote taken by the board to pursue mediation of problem with the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department was "null and void."
The YFPD and YVFD have
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So long, Sibai

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The statements, "I understand his leaving" and "He will be missed" are common sentiments throughout Fort Laramie regarding the news Andrew Sibai, town clerk-treasurer and owner/operator of The Hungry Cowboy, is leaving. Sibai has taken the position of treasurer with the town of Glenrock. He reports for duty on July 13th, but will continue to work with the
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Domino’s heading to town soon

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Just like churches and bars, a town can never have enough pizza parlors. At least that is what Mike and Erika Hackett are hoping.
The Hacketts own the Domino's restaurant in Scottsbluff, Neb. and are in the process of expanding their business to include a Domino's in Torrington. They purchased the old 7-11 store on C Street and, once
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Eyes to the skies

Modified: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Severe storms Tuesday and Wednesday dropped rain and large hailstones throughout the area, particularly in southern Goshen County, where damage ranged from broken windows and dents to stripped hay fields. Town of Yoder Maintenance Supervisor Rod Weyrich called the storms "loud and eerie." See more photos on page A6.
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Quintessential Quilting

Modified: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers
The Goshen County Quilters hosted a quilting camp for kids in the Community Room at Platte Valley Bank this week. Natalie Stull (above) works to make her own lap-size quilt as Shelley Reeves oversees the process.
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SAR back on track

Posted: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After operating for almost 10 years as a line item in the Goshen County Sheriff Department's budget, the Goshen County Sheriff Search and Rescue, beginning in Fiscal Year 2016, will again be in charge of tracking its own income and expenses.
During Tuesday's Goshen County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved a motion to establish a separate checking account for
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City Council sets FY16 budget

Posted: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved the third and final reading of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget following a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday evening, June 16.
Total appropriations for the city of Torrington beginning July 1, 2015 and running until July 1, 2016 include the following fund requirements: approximately $9.8 million for general, $2.3 million for water, $4.2
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Good game: Realtors to host softball tournament

Posted: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Local realtors and area residents are joining forces in the fight against cancer later this month at the annual North Platte Valley Board of Realtors' softball tournament.
This marks the second year of the event, which will take place Saturday, June 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at Jirdon Ball Field, and will honor the memory of Lingle resident Brenda Haeffelin,
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YFPD agrees Wed. to mediate

Posted: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a special meeting of the Yoder Fire Protection District Wednesday, the board voted to pursue mediation with the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department to resolve what has become a contentious and very public conflict between the two entities.
On June 2, the YFPD voted to limit membership in the YVFD to only those volunteers living within the area
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Shaving For Soldiers

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
See more photos on page A5
Torrington Police Chief Eric Sharp allowed The Class Act owner Jan Alexander to shave off his beard and mustache Friday for the annual Cut-a-thon. Sharp raised $500 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2918 in exchange for his facial hair.
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A grand opening celebration

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
The Goshen County Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, along with Farm Girls Boutique, The Java Jar, Wyoming Business Council representatives and numerous area residents celebrated the grand opening of 21st & Main Friday afternoon. The event featured live music, face painting and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. See more photos on page A6.
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A grand opening celebration

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
The Goshen County Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, along with Farm Girls Boutique, The Java Jar, Wyoming Business Council representatives and numerous area residents celebrated the grand opening of 21st & Main Friday afternoon. The event featured live music, face painting and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. See more photos on page A6.
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Former Fort resident visits childhood home

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, Many visitors come to the Fort Laramie National Historic Site; some are following a trail, some are curious, others are history buffs. There are probably as many reasons for visiting as there are visitors. Last week, one came to visit a childhood home.
Thor Borreson and his wife, Carole stopped by to reminisce about his early childhood
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Tour 23 stops in Torrington Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It was a good news/bad news scenario presented to area businessmen and women last week by the Wyoming Business Alliance as it rolled out its newest project, Tour 23.
The workshop ran all morning and included breakout sessions for attendees that included listing local and state hallmarks of development throughout Wyoming's history and ranking the area's current level of
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The Sittners, plus one

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It's not often a family adopts a 54-year-old man, but Kelly, Aleata and Adam Sittner have that kind of relationship with Jules Carter, a Diversified Services, Inc. client and devoted Wyoming Cowboys and NASCAR fan.
In fact, their relationship is so much like an adoption that Jules introduces himself as Jules Sittner.
Kelly Sittner smiles as he remembers how
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Resident issues flag challenge

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Flying the U.S. flag is a popular display of patriotism. With the weather warming, more flags are hoisted in town yards and out in the country at the beginning of residents' mile-long driveways. The American flag is as American as it gets.
With Independence Day just around the corner, flags will be just as common a sight
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