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We’re off! McEntire starts up fair

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Susie McEntire helped kick off fair with a free concert at the Rendezvous Center on Sunday evening. See another photo on page A2.
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Co-op requests meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Kent Wimmer, Western Sugar's director of shareholder relations, released a statement last week in response to the safety citations issued earlier this month to the Torrington plant by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In a press release submitted via email, Wimmer stated:
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Grass fire threat high this year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The diverse landscapes of the western United States makes for some of the most poignant and beautiful scenery in the world, but it also has a history of some of the most destructive wildfires in the world.
This summer marks the 65th anniversary of the Mann Gulch fire near Helena, Mont., in which 13 smokejumpers died when the fire
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Dogs fly high during fair’s agility test

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Cody Powell guides his dog through the 4-H dog agility course at the Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Fair festivities are full speed ahead leading up to Goshen County Day tomorrow. See more photos on page A3.
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Kutsch finishes fourth at Senior Olympics

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, When asked about being a two-time Senior Olympic medalist, Don Kutsch, 70, will be the first to say his eyesight isn't what it used to be. He will likely also mention his depleted energy levels and that, in his opinion, he didn't practice his golf swing enough prior to the event.
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4-Hers dressed to impress at fashion show

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County 4-H members have been working all year to get their projects ready for fair. A variety of outfits were on display at the annual 4-H fabric and fashion show held Monday, July 28 at the Rendezvous Center.
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Goshen County clerk goes electronic

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Clerk Cindy Kenyon recently announced that all county public records, such as land records and Unified Commercial Code (UCC) documents like mortgage information, warranty deeds and tax liens, are now available electronically on the county clerk's website.
The site, called iDOC, will include information for all land records and UCCs from January 1994 to the present; however,
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Campbell a finalist in Pilates contest

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
DENVER, Colo., Torrington native Meghan Campbell is one of 40 finalists nationwide in a contest to win her own Pilates studio.
Campbell grew up in the area, graduating from Torrington High School in 1999.
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Showing off

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Horse Showmanship event, held in the Goshen County Fairgrounds Pavilion, gathered many contestants to show off the quality of their animals.
The event judges the children's presentation of their horse, as well as the quality and cleanliness of the horse and child.
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Southeast students compete at FCCLA nationals in Texas

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to participate in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference.
The theme of this year's conference was "SOAR," and attendees
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Dogs, trainers show off agility

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Torrington, More than a dozen 4-H students and their canine companions headed out to the Goshen County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon for the 4-H dog agility competition.
Part of the opening weekend of fair, the trainers tried to get their dogs through the course as quickly as possible, striving to achieve a time and a score that would qualify them for
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Reading and eating

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Bodie Moffat takes a bite of a smoky hot dog at the Indoor Picnic hosted by the Goshen County Library. More than 20 people showed up to the library's closing celebration for their reading program. See more photos and story on page A10.
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Torrington Today for July 29

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
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Susie McEntire in concert

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Susie McEntire helped kick off the Goshen County Fair on Sunday, July 27. Here, she performs a song with her husband, Mark Eaton.
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Torrington Today for July 28

Modified: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
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Torrington Today for July 25

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
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Mortimore named new publisher - Takes over duties at Torrington Telegram, Lingle Guide and Lusk Herald

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Telegram and two other area newspapers have a new publisher, and the name is one Goshen County residents know well.
Wyoming Newspapers, Inc. named longtime local resident and newspaper veteran Rob Mortimore publisher of the Torrington Telegram, Lingle Guide and Lusk Herald, new Group Publisher Mike Jensen announced this week.
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Locals help with Ore. fire

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, With hundreds of thousands of acres of fire burning through Oregon and Washington since last week, fire teams from across the western United States have been called on to help manage the outbreak.
A three-person fire crew and the Wildland No. 1 firetruck were dispatched Thursday by Goshen County Fire Warden Bill Law to the Bridge 99 Complex fire
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Dominguez changes plea to guilty

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Alex Dominguez pled guilty to four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000 as part of a plea agreement in District Court Tuesday.
The Torrington resident will be sentenced on the four felony counts, out of an original 19 counts, Oct 14 at 1 p.m.
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More than 150 miles for hope and a cure - Local team raising money for multiple sclerosis

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Aug. 16-17, bicyclists from around the region will head to Sundance to ride more than 150 miles over the plains, rolling hills and mountain vistas in Wyoming and South Dakota, all in an effort to raise money for multiple sclerosis, or MS.
Torrington resident Joe Dinges and the rest of the UPRR Rollers team will be among the
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Goshen County Library Indoor Picnic celebration

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Monday, the Goshen County library hosted an indoor picnic celebration as to cap off its summer reading program. The program started in the beginning of June and officially ended last Saturday.
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New game warden ready to go, minus a dog

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The newest Goshen County game warden, Rob Hipp, began his duties July 1 without the familiar dog in the back of the pickup. "I plan on getting one," Hipp said in his defense.
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Locals set sights on European tour in ‘15

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Local students and other community members plan on soaking their feet in culture as they travel across the sea in 2015. Approximately 30 local individuals have the opportunity to take a 10-day tour throughout Europe, making stops between London and Rome.
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Another grass fire hits county

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
HAWK SPRINGS, For the third time in three weeks, fire teams in the county were called out to a grass fire, this one near Hawk Springs and, according to Lonnie Luke, chief of the Hawk Springs Volunteer Fire Department, probably started by a spark from a hay baler.
"We had five departments and 15 trucks respond to the fire," Luke
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DSI making dreams come true, developing life skills

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON,When a person walks into staff member Jacob Bird's office at the Diversified Services, Inc. (DSI) recycling center in Torrington, the first thing he or she may notice is a large, professional wrestling-style belt hanging on the wall. It's made of construction paper and reads "Recycling Champion" in big letters.
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Lions Club holds annual picnic, awards ceremony

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Local Lions Club members met at Pioneer Park in Torrington Wednesday for an awards ceremony, officer induction and dinner.
Dick Dubay of the Lions of Wyoming Foundation was the guest speaker.
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LVFD receives grain bin rescue kit and training

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb., The Lingle Volunteer Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment on July 21, 2014, through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed to provide training in the use of the specialized equipment.
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Taking it to the street

Modified: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson, The Danno- Have Fun Will Travel band, from Laramie, got the crowd tapping their feet during the Hawk Springs street dance Saturday.
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Torrington Today for July 24

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
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Torrington Today for July 23

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
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OSHA again fines Western Sugar

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For the second time since December, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative plant in Torrington with multiple safety violations. The citations stem from a February follow-up investigation of the plant.
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Attempted suicide subject treated

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Lingle Police Chief Endra Moen was notified of a suicide at the cemetery in Lingle.
As Moen headed to the cemetery, she requested Lingle Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to be on standby.
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Cooperation is key for volunteer firefighters

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, For local firefighters, life is a bit of a juggling act. It can be difficult to find the balance between family, work and the vital volunteer service they provide, especially when dealing with an element as unpredictable as fire.
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A run for faith and freedom

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The Faith for Freedom run was the brainchild of Skyllar Michael, who was on hand to welcome runners during Saturday's event. See page A10 for another picture and story.
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Supporting our Wounded Warriors

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Saturday's Faith Run for Freedom 5K was organized by Southeast High School student Skyllar Michael as a project for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a national career and technical student organization.
The idea was a natural for Michael; her dad is a veteran, and her uncle is a wounded vet.
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Make a difference, save a life

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Suicide is 100 percent preventable, but several people do not know how to properly address it or identify someone in pain. The lack of knowledge becomes more inexcusable as communities are given ample resources to cope with crisis, according to prevention experts.
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Judging livestock is an art

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, As with most county fairs, the major attention-getter at the Goshen County Fair, which gets underway July 24, is the animals. From snakes to steers and hamsters to hogs, the fairgrounds will turn into a virtual agricultural zoo for 11 days.
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Chaplain returns to teaching after WMCI stint

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, After two years of ensuring prisoner access to religious faiths and practices, Wyoming Medium Correction Institute (WMCI) chaplain Matthew Gordon is leaving the prison July 31 to return to teaching at Torrington Middle School (TMS).
"I was a seventh-grade science teacher at TMS for eight years before going to the prison," Gordon said.
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WMCI proud to announce Employees of the First Quarter

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) is pleased to announce Cpl. Bradley Mechem and Senior Mechanic John Cole as Employees of the First Quarter.
Mechem is a leader and a constant example of excellence and integrity for all staff.
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Sizing up the universe

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Wednesday, July 16, astrophysicist Dr. Kevin Manning provided a presentation on the size and scale of the known universe with many planetary and real-world examples. The event was sponsored by the Goshen County Library in conjunction with Platte Valley Bank and held in the Wyoming Theatre.
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Torrington Today for July 22

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Torrington Today for July 22
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Torrington Today for July 21

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
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Torrington Today for July 18

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
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City funds study

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved an agreement with a Wyoming consulting firm to conduct a street extension study at the regular meeting Tuesday.
The firm has been asked to perform a "Purpose and Need" study of a roadway connection between West C Street and County Road 47.
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GCSD No. 1 adopts 2014-15 budget

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, By 6-2 vote, the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a $30.6 million budget for the 2014-15 school year.
The budget, which will operate at a projected deficit of $873,533, generated little conversation during a public hearing outside of Trustee Lance Berry reiterating he will not vote in favor of a budget in the
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Livestock judging team returns home

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington High School FFA livestock judging team returned home on July 3 after a two-week tour in Scotland and Ireland.
In Scotland, the team, comprised of Mikayla McNamee, Tyler Pickinpaugh, P.D. Miller and Skyler Miller, also competed in livestock judging events at the Royal Highland Show (RHS), which is held every year just outside of Edinburgh.
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County finalizes budget

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After months of adjustments and discussion, the Goshen County Commissioners gave final approval for the 2014-15 county budget during their Tuesday meeting.
After squeaking through the final months of 2014 on a shoestring budget, the commissioners authorized a $10.6 million budget, which, if everything goes as planned, will leave the county $1,797 in the black on July 1,
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Attempted suicide in Lingle

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Torrington dispatch called for a standby from Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding a potential suicide.
Shortly after, Torrington EMS was called to respond to an attempted suicide that occurred on Cemetery Road in Lingle.
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One hundred forty-eight wheels

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - On Tuesday, a 326-foot-long rig rolled north on U.S. Highway 85, holding up traffic beyond Western Sugar. The truck moved 5-10 mph and carried a massive surge tank, which is a structure designed to relieve pressure as part of a dam or aqueduct.
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Camp to feature Heisman Trophy winner

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The first annual BRAVE C.A.T.S (Children and Their Struggles) football and cheer camp is coming to Torrington.
Executive Director Lamarr Mainor, Sr. said the camp is the organization's first step in creating more sports-related opportunities for youth in the community.
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State allows third-party fundraising during primary

Modified: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Jennifer Young, Constitution Party candidate for Wyoming secretary of state and Lingle resident, can now begin raising funds for her campaign thanks to a motion filed Wednesday by the Wyoming attorney general.
The motion states Wyoming does not object to third-party candidates raising money during the primary election period.
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Well-known Western folksinger to present concerts at FLNHS

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Hank Cramer, one of America's best-loved folksingers will present two concerts at Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) on July 27, 2014. His first performance will be at 11 a.m. followed by encore presentation at 2: p.m.
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GEAR UP summer camp held recently

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) GEAR UP Camp of 2014 was held on the main campus in Torrington recently.
GEAR UP students came from various parts of the EWC outreach service area.
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