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Possibility of snow beginning Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
CHEYENNE, The National Weather Service forecast center in Cheyenne is warning of a potential winter storm moving into southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle on later this week.
According to a release from David Levin, NWS General Forecaster, the "significant winter storm" will develop over eastern Colorado on Thursday and moving into southern portions of the region through early Friday.

Liberty Day introduces students to law

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Gasps filled the courtroom as accused burglar "Mr. Cruz" was lead in, in shackles, on Monday for his arraignment.
The gallery watched with rapt attention as District Court Judge Patrick Korell read the charges and went through the litany of the defendant's rights, as allowed by the law. They listened closely as, chains rattling, "Mr. Cruz" stood at the

Reading race

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
LINGLE, It's one of those legendary questions: Who wins the race, the tortoise or the hare?
Reading students at Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School here finally have the answer.
As part of their regular monthly reading celebration Friday, students got the chance to hear the Aesop Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare from Terri Walford, a speech aide for

Starting fresh

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
GOSHEN COUNTY, Driven by a sense of service, local community members are banding together to reignite a group designed to help area youth thrive.
Kiwanis, with clubs located in 80 nations across the world, is a family of servant leaders who work to save the world by giving children the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow and succeed, according to

Mead vetoes gun bill

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Governor Matt Mead continues to sign bills from Wyoming's 64th Legislature, but last week he vetoed Original House Bill 137 which would have allowed concealed carry in any government meeting on public property, except for legislative meetings, which could have set its own rules.
The governor did sign Original house Bill 194 which allows school districts to adopt rules

Alleged scam emails hitting area

Modified: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Promotional emails, asking businesses to take part in the publication of "Information Booklets and Events Calendars" for the community are most likely a scam, said an investigator with the office of the Iowa Attorney General in Des Moines.
The emails, copies of which arrived Wednesday at the Torrington Telegram, promise the booklets will "keep the households safe, by having

Spring has sprung

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
A host of spring blossoms adorns the south side of All Saints Episcopal Church in Torrington on Thursday just ahead of the first official day of spring, set for Monday, March 20. Temperatures are supposed to reach mid-70s this weekend, appropriate for welcoming the new season to Goshen County.

Burn care classes set

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Following last summer's Prairie Center fire, Goshen County's resolve and generosity shined as the community donated time, supplies and money in a months-long recovery effort.
The fire, which ravaged a remote portion of the county approximately 15 miles from medical services, also prompted residents to inquire about immediate burn care training, Dodi Walters, RN and clinical nurse educator at Community

EWC revenues looking brighter

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Though Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees was short, much of its focus continues to be budget oriented, and the outlook is looking better than it did a year ago.
According to vice president of administrative affairs Ron Laher's budget report, revenue from student tuition and fees are outpacing last years revenue because of higher

Rec Board makes annual disbursements

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Most people don't think about the local school district when they think about supporters of community recreational activities like Little League or Pee Wee football. After all, school districts have their own athletic and intramural programs to support. But since 1994, Goshen County School District No. 1 has been one of the largest financial supporters of community-based recreational projects

A Wee Bit Winey

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Connoisseurs and casual sippers alike will gather at the annual Torrington Rotary Club Wine Tasting Gala, now in its 16th year, Friday for "A Wee Bit Winey".
The St. Patrick's Day-themed event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center and includes hors d'oeuvres and a wide variety of wine samples to satisfy
all inclinations.


Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
The Lady Cougars celebrate at center court while the Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancers watch from the sidelines Saturday after the final buzzer sounded on the NJCAA Region IX Finals at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. The Cougars came from behind to win 53-51, earning them a slot in the national tournament, set for later this month in Lubbock,

Torrington man charged in fatal crash

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
LARAMIE, A 21-year-old Torrington man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with an early Friday accident that claimed the life of a passenger.
Nathan Pieper, 22, of Casper, died early Friday at a Laramie hospital from injuries sustained in the one-vehicle accident. Pieper was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was

Exploring Christian thought through discussion, movies

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017
TORRINGTON, One local church has adopted a new tactic to explore the big questions in Christian thought.
The Rev. Nate Johnson, pastor at Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church, has launched two programs designed to spawn discussion while at the same time offering an entertaining get-away. One program starts Saturday, when the community is invited to a special showing of the movie,

List of county concerns is long

Posted: Thursday, Mar 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Members of the Pine Ridge Owners Association addressed the Goshen County Commissioners Tuesday to ask for clarification on the future of County Road 100, which runs through the Pine Ridge Subdivision about six mile north of Fort Laramie.
During the final meeting in February, a few landowners near the subdivision but not in the subdivision addressed the commissioners to

Rotary to host caregiver training for Alzheimer’s, dementia

Posted: Thursday, Mar 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of age-related dementia are not their only victims.
Even as the disease essentially robs its sufferers of themselves, it also takes a heavy toll on the people who care for them. Now, a group of local Rotarians is hoping a pilot training program being launched this month will offer better

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