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Chamber champs

Modified: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Several Goshen County businesses, employees and organizations were recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Landon Fuller, student at Lingle-Fort Laramie schools, received the Youth Integrity Award.
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Early spring - Torrington sets record-high temps

Modified: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Numerous joggers, bikers and dog-walkers headed outside on Monday and Tuesday, as record high temperatures made it feel more like May than January in Goshen County.
Torrington's high temperatures of 69 Monday and 75 Tuesday set daily record highs for Jan. 26 and 27, as well as the warmest temperature seen in January, according to National Weather Service meteorologist
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Legislators take on U.S. Constitution

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, While the Wyoming Legislature continues to debate Medicaid expansion in the form of two senate bills, Senate File 66, which is now in the hands of the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee, and Senate File 129, which is with the Senate Appropriations Committee, there are over 300 other bills that legislators are considering, discussing and debating.
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As Wyoming farmers age, fewer young people wanting to remain in industry

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Wyoming farmers and ranchers are getting older at an alarming rate, according to a recent study released by the Society for Range Management (SRM), a fact that has inspired several agricultural agencies throughout the state to work on curbing this trend.
Study analysts report more than half of all farmers and ranchers in Wyoming are now 55 years or older
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Living history - New genealogy class designed to help residents track down ancestors

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, When researching family history, time is of the essence, according to one Torrington woman who has spent the last 15 years on a quest to learn more about her roots.
Through the use of multiple informational tools, including websites, research centers and verbal accounts, Cheryl Riggs can now trace her family tree back to the year 1000, and, beginning
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THS Blazers of the Month

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Pinnacle Bank President Todd Peterson recognizes Torrington High School students Allison Emery and Justin Polkowske as the school's Blazers of the Month.
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Jose P’s still evolving after 40 years in business

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Downtown Torrington restaurant Jose Piazano's has been in the Coffelt family since 1975.
Rosemary and Lynn Coffelt started the restaurant 40 years ago.
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LFL schools honor first-semester achievement

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
LINGLE, The following Lingle-Fort Laramie sixth- through 12th-grade students made the honor rolls for the first semester.
Gold Honor Roll, high school: Grade 12
Kristian Arnusch
Alexis Asa
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Meetings explore small hydropower possibilities

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Opportunities for agricultural producers, irrigation districts and other water users to develop small hydropower at existing water infrastructures will be covered in a Torrington roundtable and Wheatland workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The Wyoming Business Council and State Energy Office partnered with University of Wyoming (UW) Extension and the UW School of Energy Resources to develop the Wyoming Small Hydropower
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Running the gamut of emotions

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Pack 37 Cub Scouts hosted the annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, as Tigers and Webelos tested their customized cars against each other for pride, and trophies.
This year's awards were extra special, according to derby organizers, as Lee's Jewelers in Torrington donated the lettering on the front for the winning hot rods.
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No one injured in rollover

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Shortly after 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, a two-car accident at the intersection of 25th and Main Street in Torrington resulted in a rollover.
An eastbound green Buick driven by Shirley Moore of Torrington failed to stop at a posted stop sign and struck a red Kia driven by Lingle resident Kelly Gregory heading north, causing the vehicle to
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The doctor will see you now - Medical costs skyrocketing nationwide, Community Hospital no exception

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
Editor's note: The names in this story have been changed to protect patient privacy.
TORRINGTON, Stephanie laid down for bed on a recent Saturday night when the feeling set in, a sharp, searing pain in her abdomen. She couldn't move, let alone fall asleep, and the sensation was atypical enough for her to believe something might be wrong.
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Keeping the love of hunting alive

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
Photo/ Travis Pearson - William Gutierrez, the youngest competitor in the goose-calling competition following the Tom Harpstreith Memorial Youth Hunt, does his best waterfowl impression on Sunday afternoon at The Bucking Horse in Torrington. See a story and photo on page A9.
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Steinmetz enters the fray

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Freshman Goshen County legislator Cheri Steinmetz found herself the subject of Tweets and media reports Monday over perceived inconsistencies of her vote on House Bill (HB) 23, which would overturn last year's ban on the State Board of Education considering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the blueprint for science classes in Wyoming schools.
NGSS is controversial in
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Another year, another successful youth hunt

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, On Jan. 25, 2015, 42 young hunters came to Torrington, from Casper, Cheyenne, Fort Laramie, Lingle, Pine Bluffs, Veteran, Yoder, Colorado and Nebraska to participate in the fifth annual Tom Harpstreith Memorial Youth Hunt.
With the help from 23 hunting guides and 11 volunteers, the young hunters ventured out at 5:30 a.m. for a fun-filled day of hunting.
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A journey across America

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Fort Laramie National Historic Site Superintendent Thomas Baker was the guest speaker at the Western History Center near Lingle Thursday evening. Baker spoke about his journey from working as a contractor in Michigan, all the way up to his present position at FLNHS.
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College representatives nominated for WACCT awards

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) would like to announce the recognition of the individuals who were nominated by their peers for the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards. 
The nominations were for exemplary student, faculty member, classified employee, professional employee, trustee and Foundation volunteer award.
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Community Hospital Auxiliary accepting scholarship applications

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Community Hospital Auxiliary is looking to promote educational opportunities in the medical field for Goshen County students, and the organization will award two $1,000 scholarships to that end.
Applications for the Community Hospital Auxiliary scholarship may be picked up at Eastern Wyoming College and guidance counselor offices at Torrington, Lingle-Fort Laramie and Southeast high schools, as well as at
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WMCI recognizes the Employees of the Third Quarter

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) is pleased to announce Officer Daniel Ferrer and Case Manager Severn Shores as Employees of the Third Quarter.
Hailing from California, Ferrer joined the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) in August 2013 and has quickly become a standout at WMCI.
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Looking Sharp - Council officially appoints TPD veteran as chief

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the city council appointed interim Chief Eric Sharp as new head of the Torrington Police Department (TPD).
A packed crowd filled City Hall to see Sharp sworn in and show their support for Torrington's 35th chief of police.
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FPC members finalized

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Board members of the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) were finalized during Tuesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners.
The board consists of 13 voting members and five non-voting, ex-officio members, one from each of the five municipalities in the county.
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Bill changing marijuana laws fails

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, With the 2015 legislative session barely a week old, Wyoming lawmakers have introduced five separate bills addressing the state's drug laws. One has already gone up in smoke.
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Educational opportunities offer inmates real-world skills - Programs offered through EWC include welding, ABE, computer applications

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, When many people think of prison, they envision cold cells, iron bars and inmates with limited opportunities and little to no hope for the future. At the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI), however, nothing could be further from the truth, thanks to several educational programs currently available for inmates determined to get their lives back on track.
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Research, experiments abound at science fairs

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON , Students from Torrington High School and Middle School put countless hours of work on display at the annual science fair held in the TMS gym Wednesday.
Students' projects were pre-judged in the morning, with interviews taking place in the afternoon.
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Local bank gives back to school district

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Courtesy - Todd Peterson, regional president of Pinnacle Bank, presents a check to Bobbi Mullock, with Goshen County School District No. 1. The donation will go to the district's Backpack Program, which helps feed kids and families in need.
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Felling a Main Street staple

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, A nearly 80-foot tall evergreen tree came down Wednesday on Main Street in Torrington in front of First Baptist Church.
The approximately 90-year-old tree was causing numerous problems on church property and, as it continued to grow, posed an increasing safety hazard, according to First Baptist Pastor Rick Cederholm.
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EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR and first aid class

Modified: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) in Torrington is offering a CPR and first aid class on Monday Jan. 26 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
This class will be held in the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45.
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A practice in patriotism

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Members of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy get in some practice before presenting the colors between Friday's Eastern Wyoming College men's and women's basketball games. The presentation was sponsored by the college Diversity Club during its "Celebrating Our Military Heroes" program.
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Teen life-flighted following accident

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, A Torrington High School student was air-lifted to Regional West Medical Center (RWMC) in Scottsbluff, Neb. last week, the result of a car accident on U.S. Highway 26/85 between Torrington and Lingle.
Taylor Harshberger, 17, was traveling eastbound near mile marker 101 just before 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 15, when she struck the rear of a front-end loader,
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Interim CEO named at hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington's Community Hospital has a new leader in place, as the CEO from Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland will serve in the same capacity in Torrington on an interim basis beginning in February.
Shelby Nelson, who has worked at the Wheatland hospital since 2011, replaces Vince DiFranco, who announced his resignation in December to become CEO for a
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Celebrating the end of an era

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The city of Torrington presented former Police Department Chief Billy Janes with his service pistol and badge at a retirement reception for the longtime officer Thursday afternoon.
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Voter purge coming

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, If you are a registered voter in Goshen County but did not vote in November's General Election, chances are you have received a notice from the Goshen County clerk that your name will be removed from the voter registration roll unless you contact the clerk's office prior to Jan. 29.
According to a press release from Wyoming Election Director
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Red sky at night...

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Rob Mortimore - The Sunday skyline offered up brilliant shades of pink, red, orange and blue. As the old adage promises, Monday was a sailor's delight, with mild temperatures and mostly clear skies throughout.
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Telegram brings home hardware

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Torrington Telegram took home several awards from the Wyoming Press Association (WPA) winter convention last weekend in Cheyenne.
"Being recognized by your peers is always an honor, and it speaks volumes about the staff we have here at the Telegram. It has been a very successful year, and each of the awards is well-deserved," Publisher Rob Mortimore said.
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County digital map goes live after 10-year effort

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County property owners are now officially "on the map," thanks to a new online land parcel-viewing program that's been more than a decade in the making.
Debbi Surratt, now in her seventh term as Goshen County Assessor, began working toward a comprehensive digitized map of the area some 10 years ago.
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First State Bank makes promotions

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The First State Bank Board of Directors announces the promotion of Katelyn Garrelts to lender trainee at First State Bank, a division of Glacier Bank's Torrington branch.
Garrelts has been with First State Bank since 2011.
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The right to peaceful assembly

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Participants in Friday evening's Goshen County Right to Life candlelight vigil stationed themselves at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 26/85 to bring attention to the anti-abortion campaign.
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Community Hospital welcomes first baby of the New Year

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year Wednesday, Jan. 14, and it was worth the wait for little Elijah Francis Prather.
Elijah was born at 4:59 a.m., three weeks before his due date, to Devin and Cody Prather of Torrington.
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More than 200 graduate at BHSU fall commencement

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
SPEARFISH, S.D., More than 200 Black Hills State University (BHS) graduates walked across the stage in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center during the university's 168th commencement ceremony.
All graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence.
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Legislative committee takes up Medicaid expansion

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE (AP), The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the state.
Meanwhile, the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee this week will continue budget meetings as lawmakers work to review new revenue figures that predict a decline in the face of sagging energy markets.
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New yoga instructor strives for inner peace

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON,To Jaymee McDaniel, new yoga instructor at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), silence is golden.
Yoga is a physical and mental discipline with teachings based on strength, flexibility and inner peace.
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It’s all good: Rupp heads commission

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Commissioner Carl Rupp was elected chairman during the last meeting of the county commissioners.
Rupp, who was appointed commissioner in November 2012 after Ross Newman resigned, ran unopposed in last November's General Election.
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