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The Diaries of John Hunton: Two more close calls

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
On rare occasions, while jogging along some dusty road behind John Hunton's sturdy driving team, Dutch and Brownie, the old gentleman's customary reserve would break down and he would start to talk, almost as if to himself, of the old days and, sometimes, of his travels with Lallee across the plains and through the mountains he loved so well.
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Building creativity

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
"It's a boy and a girl thing. You can make them into anything you want. It's something fun … and good to play with," said 9-year-old Olivia Berkel about Legos while never looking up from building. Monday, the Goshen County Library's monthly family night was a highly anticipated evening of creativity.
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Dream Bigger

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "If you are going to be happy, you need to make yourself happy. I don't think you should let people's opinion of you dictate who you are going to be, or whom you are," said Meagan Cockett, who lives by her own motto.
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Retirees seek COLA

Posted: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, According to Wyoming Retirement System Deputy Director David Swindell, approximately 600 Goshen County residents, or 4.5 percent of the county's total population, receive retirement benefits from the WRS worth $9.59 million, or about $16,000, each per year.
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Surgeon is sports fan

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, "The people I've met [here] have been very nice. It feels like a good fit.I appreciate the community spirit and their faith-based goals," said Dr. Dale Adishian, the new orthopedic surgeon at Banner Health Clinic.
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AcuDetox pricks interest at Peak

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern medical practices, from China, Japan and Korea, have been around centuries longer than those associated with Western medicine and continue to be used for a variety of symptoms and ailments from chronic pain relief to mental health.
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Arbor Day Celebration

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
In celebration of Arbor Day and Torrington having met the requirements as a designated Tree City USA for 31 years, Trail Elementary fourth graders assisted in planting three Austrian pines west of the Sports Complex Tuesday, April 28. Many hands worked this year to keep Torrington an official Tree City, including Mayor Michael Varney, Barbara Jones, representing the Grassroots Garden
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Downtown Dance Loft storms the stage

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
Downtown Dance Loft held its ninth annual dance recital Saturday, April 25. The event featured jazz, tap and hip hop performances, as well as lyrical and ballet tumbling.
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Golf course reaching out

Modified: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
Since 1959, the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course, which is owned and operated by the City of Torrington, has provided a unique golfing experience for the residents of Goshen County.
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Teaching excellence recognized

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
OSHEN COUNTY, "Congrats, Jennifer! Bring home the hardware from the state of Wyoming!" said Jean Chrostoski, Goshen County School District No.1 superintendent
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License reinstated

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
TORRINGTON, During last week's Torrington City Council meeting, Jose Paizanos' liquor license was suspended, but no reason for the suspension was expressed during the meeting.
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Spagner, others face District Court judges for local felonies Monday, April 27

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Kenneth Nathaniel Spagner, 59, a Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution inmate who pled not guilty to two felony counts of interference with a peace officer last November appeared via telephone conference Monday in District Court in connection with a Sept. 4 incident during which he allegedly threw a chair at one officer and tackled a second, resulting in injuries.
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Methodist Church to host rummage sale

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington United Methodist Church at 2702 Main Street will host a rummage sale Friday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All are invited to attend.
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Saving water, Saving the Earth

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier: Deborah Dunn (right) USDA's Rural Development area assistant presents the mayor of LaGrange, Mark Marshall, (left) with an Earth Day recognition for the town's upcoming wastewater facility upgrade.
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The Lone Tree saga persists

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGON, According to Steve Sheaffer, a southern Goshen County landowner, the battle over Lone Tree Canyon Road is not yet over.
During Tuesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, Sheaffer expressed his frustration about the lack of progress in getting the implementation of agreements reached in September 2013, regarding the disposition of the road and other properties.
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Council steers College Drive

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council unanimously approved a completed study addressing the feasibility of extending College Drive, which runs between Banner Health Community Hospital and Eastern Wyoming College, at its meeting Tuesday evening.
Matt Ruder, transportation engineer with DOWL HKM, a Laramie-based consulting firm, presented five alternatives to the council, which included a "do-nothing" approach, extending College Drive approximately 1 mile
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Independent mechanics under attack

Modified: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, John Deere, a manufacturer of agricultural, construction and forestry equipment, along with other manufacturers, claims people who purchase equipment with software do not have the right to access or modify the software, even to repair the equipment, nor do their independent mechanics. The United States Copyright Office is currently reviewing proposals and public comments regarding the Digital Millennium
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Roll up your sleeves …

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers- Lincoln Elementary School students took some time Wednesday afternoon to pick up trash along P Street in honor of Earth Day. Teachers supervised groups of youth, who tackled the project with gloves, plastic bags and plenty of enthusiasm.
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Meece to perform live at WMCI this Saturday

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute will get a rare experience Saturday afternoon, Christian Music Hall of Fame member David Meece will perform for inmates and staff as part of his tour through southeast Wyoming. "I've done quite a few concerts in prisons over the years," Meece told the Telegram.
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Two Women From Worlds Apart Part 2 – Blanche Taylor

Modified: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Sun, Dec 12 [1880]--- Preparing to go East . . .
Mr. Hunton did not know it, of course, but that trip east [to his birthplace, Madison, Virginia] on which he was about to embark proved to be a fateful journey, altering the entire course of his future life, [for it was during this visit that he met] a beautiful
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Mason Jones receives two scholarships to CSC

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
CHADRON, Neb., Mason Jones of Torrington, son of Eric Jones and Stacie Roehrig, received two scholarships to Chadron State College. Jones received the Fine Arts Tuition Waiver for $2,000, and the Cooperating Schools scholarship for $2,352.
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Department of Health: Don’t overpay for official certificates

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
CASPER, The Vital Statistics Services Office at the Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be careful if choosing an online provider for birth, death and other certificate services so they don't face frustrations and high fees.


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The Diaries of John Hunton: Two Women From Worlds Apart Part 1 – Lallee Garnier

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[John Hunton's diaries tell the story not only of his life, but also] of his love for two women who were perhaps as different as any two women can be.
The first --- Lallee, the beautiful French-Indian girl who was Hunton's companion during his early years on the frontier. She was a sister of Baptiste (Little Bat) Garnier, one of
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The Diaries of John Hunton: A Brother Lost, and a Close Brush With Death

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[The following entries are from John Hunton's 1876 diary.]
Fri, May 5, Got back to Milk Ranch about sunset. Heard of horses being stolen on Chug & Jim [one of John Hunton's brothers, shown in the following photograph] missing. Went to Post [Fetterman].
Sat, May 6, Staid at Post last night. 8 A.M. got telegram announcing that Jim had been
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Diaries made and written to last

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[Although he recorded a few entries in his diary during 1873], it was not until January 1, 1875 that Hunton began to tell in his own words the day-to-day story of his life and experiences. It is a many sided story: of the cattle industry since its inception in Wyoming; the last of the Indian wars; the passing of the
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The Diaries of John Hunton: A Profile of John Hunton

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
With his homeland overrun and devastated, John Hunton turned his eyes Westward and in the spring of 1867 traveled, via St. Louis and Glassgow, to Nebraska City. From there he whacked bulls on to Fort Laramie, bastion of the plains and headquarters of military operations against the Indian tribes. There he worked for several years as a clerk in the
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Introduction to a historical Torrington Telegram series

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
My maternal grandfather, L. G. (Pat) Flannery, was a Wyoming historian as well as a cattle rancher, newspaper publisher, statesman, and veteran of both world wars. A colorful character in his own right, he dedicated the last years of his life to historical research and to a very special labor of love, the publication of John Hunton's Diary.
Mr. Hunton,
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All souped up in Hawk Springs

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
HAWKS SPRING, Hawk Spring's Community Building Committee served chili and chicken noodle soup to over 30 people as part of their yearly upkeep and renovation fundraising Saturday evening. Board members donated the food, including the homemade desserts that some ate before going for a bowl of soup.
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Fairgrounds host 1,500 events in 2014

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, According to records released last month, the Goshen County Fairgrounds hosted nearly 1,500 events during 2014, with an estimated 109,000 attendees.
Of the three facilities used by the public at the fairgrounds, the Rendezvous Center, Pavilion and the outside grounds, the Pavilion was used the most with approximately 550 events hosted.
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Taking Chicago by storm

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Goshen County will introduce the future's best-of-the-best business leaders to the nation in Chicago this June. Eleven students will represent Goshen County, 10 from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School and one from Southeast, at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
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Aiming for success

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Sponsors handed out books, held activities, provided snacks and gave out valuable information to new and established families attending the first-ever Community Kids' Day, Saturday, at Lincoln Elementary School.
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Finally, rain comes to area

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, After a few months of dry skies and bleak forecasts, the weekend delivered on its promise of rain, lots of rain.
According to the Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service, Torrington received exactly two inches of precipitation, all in the form of rain, from Wednesday through Saturday, with Friday receiving the majority of the downpour at .96 inches.
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Fabulous Fifties

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Courtesy - In order to ramp up the excitement for the Torrington High School Prom, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, THS held a ‘50's photo contest and dress up day for staff and students last week. The school, in cooperation with Buck's Pizza, gave away 10 pizzas and prom tickets.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars quilt presentation on Saturday

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Ellen Preston of Yoder and lifelong quilter presented the history of a fraction of her quilts to a captivated audience at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Saturday.
Preston's first quilting experience was at nine years old, sewing by hand with her grandmother.
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Leave no trace

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Boy Scout Troop 26 and Cub Scout Pack 37 served up their first annual spaghetti dinner Saturday to raise money for a camping trip and other scout activities, said Dawn Mickle and Howard Sinclair, both scout leaders and committee chairmen.
"Our motto is ‘Leave no trace.' We are a community-supporting organization. We have cleaned the city park and
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Power to the people at Wyrulec dinner

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, A large number of Wyrulec members turned out for the 79th annual member appreciation dinner and meeting Thursday evening. "It's really exciting to see all the members take an interest in their electric Co-op. Maybe the rain helped our turn-out," said Ryan Schilreff, Wyrulec's general manager.
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TVFD guns for community support

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Ken Farrier of Torrington won the first of 12 monthly drawings for assorted pistols, rifles and shotguns in support of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department. All winnings are contingent on passing an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm background check and subject to TVFD raffle rules.
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EWC shares CTEC timeline and parking details

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is sharing information regarding upcoming construction of the Career and Technical Education Center project to help answer questions and alleviate concerns.
"We have been contacted by a handful of community members in regards to our building projects and campus parking," shared EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.
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Art and the Nazis

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Art instructor John Cline of Eastern Wyoming College presented "Art and the Nazis" to a full house Wednesday, April 15 at EWC.
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