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New public restrooms open for business Wednesday

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
Just in time for the Goshen County Fair parade, the new public restrooms and a portion of the adjacent parking lot will open for business Wednesday. See Wednesday's edition of the Telegram for details!
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A feast fit for a King

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The Torrington Lions Club held its annual picnic and awards night Wednesday at Pioneer Park. The event celebrated volunteerism in the community and featured good food, friends, and future plans for the organization.
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McKimmey: Patriot, volunteer, family man

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, "You should talk to David." "That guy who's everywhere, he's interesting." "David McKimmey." Like a repeating refrain, Goshen County residents often request Telegram interviews with McKimmey.
"I don't feel I've done anything amazing," said the quiet, yet ever-present Mckimmey. Most known for his service in the Gulf War and the injuries he received while there, McKimmey is quietly
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County meets newest deputy

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Rookie Goshen County Deputy Sheriff Si reported for duty Tuesday during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting and, after a few face licks and scratches behind the ear, got back to work with his partner, Deputy Sheriff Brice Gallasso.
Si is a 3-year-old German Shepard specifically trained for searching and tracking and joined the sheriff's department earlier this month.
Gallasso,
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City plans Community Night Out

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, At Tuesday's meeting, Mayor Mike Varney announced Community Night Out, as well as the next Torrington City Council meeting, will be held in Jirdon Park Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. with free swimming, inflatables, a photo booth and face painting.
At 4 p.m., Wyoming Realtors will perform a child restraint check, followed by a free
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Local man donates car to Homesteaders Museum

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, "My dad [Gerald "Jerry" Huitt] was known as the ‘Antique Car King.' Restoring cars was his passion and hobby, Model Ts, Model As, V8," said Lloyd Huitt of his father. Huitt and his father worked together restoring vehicles for years.
"I spent a lot of quality time with dad working on the cars. I kind of lost interest in
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A fabric love affair

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
LINGLE, Longtime Torrington quilter Tammy Hunter has opened the Scrappy Shack Quilt Shop in Lingle to further fuel her passion (and ostensibly others') for fabric and quilts.
"I opened [the store] so that quilters, sewers, and crafters could have some fabric and notions at hand to pour out their creativity. Quilts are not just blankets, they are works of love
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GCSD No.1 FY16 budget breakdown

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, During the regular Goshen County School District No. 1 monthly meeting Tuesday, the board approved the budget for the upcoming school year. The GCSD No. 1 July board minutes and the proposed budget, with review of figures by the district's business manager, Marcy Cates, provide the information for this article.
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Rabbit fever hops into Goshen County

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a Wyoming Department of Health press release Friday, the department reported four confirmed cases of tularemia, or "rabbit fever" in the state this summer.
"Recently, we are hearing about rabbit die-offs and have seen tularemia cases confirmed in two Weston County residents, in dead voles near Devils Tower in Crook County and in a Washakie County cat," the
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Something's brewing

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
A strong, but brief storm moved through Goshen County Wednesday evening, bringing high winds, rain, lightning and pre-indicators of possible funnel formations.
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Diaries of John Hunton: An ill-fated trek to Washington (part 2)

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
Chief Red Cloud and the delegations first met President Grant at the White House on May 19th, but after greeting them, the President said he was too busy to discuss their problems that day and shunted them along to talk with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior --- a real case of "passing the Buck"
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Messenger, Haller exchange vows

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, Dakota La Rae Messenger and Anthony Thomas Haller exchanged marriage vows June 13, 2015 on the family ranch that the bride's great-great-great grandparents, Otis and Nancy Lovercheck, established in 1904. The setting of the marriage was a meadow on lower Bear Creek on the Lovercheck CP Ranch. Parents of the bride are the late Mark Messenger and Kirk and Raedene
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Southeast FFA Officer Retreat is a success

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
YODER, At 6:30 in the morning on July 7, the Southeast FFA Officer Team left Yoder for their three-day officer retreat. Throughout the trip, our officers brainstormed ideas for the upcoming year that would help our chapter become the best that it could be.
Our first stop was in Fort Collins, Colo. at Rocky Mountain Adventures. The team split up
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Gunnin' for a prize

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
The Torrington Fire Department pulled Leonard Urbanek's winning ball out of the raffle barrel Monday. Urbanek (pictured above, right with Gary Kirchhefer) won a DPMS 308 rifle in July's draw.
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Benito P. to perform in Torrington tonight

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Music can be viewed as inspiration, an expression, entertainment, or a way of life.
Ben Poole, a hip-hop artist from Austin, Texas, is bringing a little music to Goshen County when he performs at the Crossroads Music Café in Torrington at 7 p.m. this evening.
Poole said, "When I first stand on stage, people usually think, ‘Oh, it's
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Enlisted to Major: Lou Russ shines

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, One of Torrington's own enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and 20 years later retired a Major and returned home to finish raising his children.
Louie "Lou" Russ of Torrington was born in Sunrise and raised in Hartville until he was 16 years old. His family moved to Nebraska for three years before settling in Torrington. Like any normal
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Personnel changes continue at EWC

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Personnel issues were a main topic of interest during Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Tom McDowell, who previously retired as EWC human resources director, has assumed the mantel of interim human resources director while the college searches for a permanent HR director to replace Stuart Nelson, who resigned in June.
During the meeting,
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Cotant returns

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Technically, Rick Cotant, former Torrington Middle School assistant principal and track coach never left the district. He retired, but stayed active in Goshen County School District No. 1. Tuesday, during the regular board meeting, the district re-hired retired administrator Rick Cotant as the interim secondary principal at Lingle-Fort Laramie Middle and High School. Cotant's contract is temporary and
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EWC names Sherbeyn men’s basketball coach

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College has announced the appointment of Neal Sherbeyn as the interim head men's basketball coach and Director of the Fitness Center. He has most recently served as the assistant coach of the EWC women's basketball team under Coach Tom Andersen.
"I am very excited. It has always been a goal of mine to be a head coach
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Bread Doctor moves from online to downtown

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After months of cooking in his remodeled kitchen at home and selling his bakery creations online, Ezdan Fluckiger (aka The Bread Doctor) will soon open the doors to a new brick and mortar bakery downtown.
"It is an artisan bakery with a European flair," explained Fluckiger. "Everything is made from scratch."
The biggest difference between European-style baked goods
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The Taming of the Shrew

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
Bianca and Katherina work through some sisterly issues at the Wyoming Shakespeare Company's presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew" at Pioneer Park in Torrington Friday. More pictures on page A10.
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I scream, you scream, ICECREAM

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
Photos/ Jennifer Lanier
Young and old enjoyed ice cream in the park Sunday. Lifeway Church of Torrington volunteers were kept busy serving out the ice cream as people went back for more of the creamy goodness. A favorite was Juliann Roger's homemade circus animals.
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Lucile Margaret Watt Died July 11, 2015

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Lucile Margaret Watt, 94, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 with friends and family by her side. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Reverend Vickie Kintzel officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. 
To view Lucile's full obituary, please go to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
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Thomas A. Dalton Feb. 22, 1955-June 28, 2015

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Memorial services for Thomas A. Dalton, 60, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the home of Ray and Barb Mansoldo at 800 East 30th Ave., Torrington with Kelly Sittner officiating. Thomas died on June 28, 2015 at Community Hospital and the Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation. Memorials may be given
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Lower oil, gas prices impact economy

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, The decline in oil and gas prices has had an impact on the state's economy according to Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division's first quarter economic report for 2015. The state's mining industry, which includes oil and gas, saw a 2.4 percent decline in jobs this first quarter. That's 660 jobs gone in the state. Low oil and gas prices
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Point of no return?

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In last week's meeting of the Yoder Fire Protection District, board members officially approved a resolution to enter into mediation with the former Yoder Volunteer Fire Department in order to resolve significant issues that resulted in 22 firefighters refusing to work with or for the YFPD.
The issues and problems between the two entities have gone on for more
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Pop machine burglar gets jail

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eighth District Court Judge Keith Kautz explained to Torrington resident James Espinosa, 46, the six sexual-assault counts against him during Thursday's arraignment. The charges include one count of third-degree sexual assault for a July 1997 offense. This count is for sexual intrusion on a victim under 16 years of age while being at least four years older than the
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