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Quilts are family legacy for Preston - Featured quilter headlines 20th annual show beginning Sept. 19

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
YODER, Ellen Preston is a "frustrated engineer", according to her husband, Richard.
"I like to know how everything is put together," she admitted.
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Armstrong placed on paid leave

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees called for a special session Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and immediately went into executive session.
The board reconvened at 12:40 p.m., at which time Trustee John Patrick made a motion to place EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave beginning Friday.
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School board censures Peterson

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, An otherwise routine school board meeting took an unusual turn Tuesday evening when the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees censured board member Val Peterson.
The censure, a public reprimand, came as a result of actions trustees found "unprofessional and counterproductive to the operation of the board," according to a letter Chairman Charlie Harshberger read after
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Vet tech program ‘shattered’ - Students talk about issues at Tuesday meeting

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) veterinary technology students presented a petition to the college Board of Trustees on Tuesday expressing concerns about the condition of the program, including inadequate instruction and the troublesome direction vet tech is headed.
In a prepared statement to the board, vet tech student Tabatha Mesich, representing several vet tech students who were also in attendance,
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It’s official: Southeast getting new field

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After many months of planning and years of throwing money and manpower at uncooperative sod, Southeast will finally receive a new, state-of-the-art football field sometime next spring.
The Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees unanimously approved the installation of an $884,033 field through contractors Merrill, Inc. and FieldTurf, Inc. at the regular meeting Tuesday evening.
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Respect, goals emphasized at assemblies

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade attended a series of assemblies Tuesday in Torrington.
Camfel Productions presented a program titled "Quest for Respect" for middle school and high school students, and elementary students watched "Ready, Set, Go!", a presentation about the importance of setting goals.
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Museum upgrades continue

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - City of Torrington electricians installed four vintage-style streetlights at the Homesteaders Museum on Tuesday as part of new exterior improvements that now include the lights, a new fence and some landscaping out front. Also, don't forget, your last chance to see the Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories is Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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New convenience stores coming along

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, By this time next year, the city of Torrington will have two new liquor, gas and convenience stores. The owners of one establishment hope to begin business as early as this week.
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Hospital plans fall wellness screening

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital is partnering with the Wyoming Health Fairs for the fall blood draw 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 24-26.
Blood draws are available at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds, west U.S. 26/85 in Torrington.
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Local development focus of conference

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Approximately 70 chamber of commerce and economic development professionals from around Wyoming came to Torrington Wednesday and Thursday to attend the "Ignite Your Growth Strategy" conference. Wednesday's programs were held in the Lincoln Community Complex while Thursday's events took place at Eastern Wyoming College.
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Armstrong placed on paid leave

Modified: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON - The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees called for a special session Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and immediately went into executive session.
The board reconvened at 12:40 p.m., at which time Trustee John Patrick made a motion to place EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave beginning Friday.
See more in Friday's Telegram.
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Brrrrrrr! - Lincoln Elementary School supports ALS research with the Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Lincoln Elementary School picked a chilly, breezy Friday afternoon to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but the weather did little to dampen the spirits of both students and staff.
Teachers kicked off the event by dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.
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No timetable for school rebuild

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
LINGLE, By now, the Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) bus barns and vo-ag building should be gone. While kids bustle through the halls at the campus, construction crews should be busy constructing a brand-new, nearly $10 million elementary school a short distance away.
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Cat ordinance pending in Torrington

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In less than a week, the city council is expected to adopt an ordinance heralded as the answer to Torrington's cat problem.
Police Chief Billy Janes has long been an advocate for the issue, forming a committee and researching potential solutions to control wild and destructive cats within city limits.
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Community turns out to Fight for Mike

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Dozens of friends and family members showed up for the Fight for Mike 5K benefit held Saturday morning.
Mike McCommon was on hand to visit with his supporters at the event, where T-shirts and bracelets were also sold to raise funds for the McCommon family.
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District enrollment steadies - Official membership count down slightly

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After a relatively steady decline over the last decade, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 enrollment numbers stabilized from 2013 to 2014, according to a spreadsheet released by the district.
The 11 schools in GCSD No. 1 combined for a total enrollment of 1,659 students to begin the 2014-15 school year.
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Septemberfest packs Rendezvous Center

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, German food, music and dancing drew a large crowd to Goshen County's annual Septemberfest Saturday evening at the fairgrounds.
The John Fritzler Polka Band played as attendees Dutch-Hop danced around the wooden floor and enjoyed cabbage burgers and baked goods sold by local churches and 4-H groups.
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Ramsey class to offer financial peace

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Residents interested in learning how to better manage their finances are encouraged to attend Eastern Wyoming College's upcoming community education course, Financial Peace University (FPU), based on the teachings of motivational speaker Dave Ramsey.
Instructor Kim Russell made the decision to bring the class to the area after completing the program herself in May of 2010.
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Railroad construction shuts down Main Street crossing

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - BNSF Railways employees worked to install a new track panel and crossing planks at the intersection of U.S. Highway 26/85 and Main Street in Torrington Monday. The scheduled construction diverted traffic around the railroad tracks as heavy machinery and workers in orange vests and hard hats filled the area.
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Sept. 10 is Suicide Prevention Day - Service in Torrington helps those in need of healing

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, New Testament Bible verse Luke 9:2 says, "And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing." This passage is what motivated Rev. Brian Gross of Torrington's All Saints Episcopal Church to start the church's Wednesday evening Public Service of Healing.
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Pickin’ raspberries and guitar strings

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
HENRY, Neb., The 2014 Raspberry Festival was held Saturday at WindHarvest Farms north of Henry.
A crowd turned out to enjoy the sunshine, raspberry picking, live music and various vendors.
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USO show comes to EWC

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Yes Ma'am Singers stopped by the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium Sunday afternoon to perform several World War II and 1950s and ‘60s era hits.
The Bayard, Neb.-based group consists of members Mary Mau, Angie Hoff and Michelle Coolidge and was formed in 2006.
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Workin’ at the car wash

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Courtesy - The Brave CATS headed to the J-S Car Wash in Torrington last weekend as a community fundraiser. See story and more photos on page A8.
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Vyve raising rates - Cable costs going up Oct. 1, according to letter

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington residents with cable TV may see higher monthly bills beginning this fall, according to a letter Mayor Mike Varney read from Vyve Broadband at the Torrington City Council meeting Tuesday evening.
In the letter, Vyve Senior Vice President Vin Zachariah explained the company would be increasing rates due to inflation and higher operating costs.
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Sewage discharge in compliance

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During Wednesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, County Planner Gary Childs shared with the commissioners the outcome of a meeting he recently had with representatives of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in regards to an anonymous complaint about sewage discharge concerns near Fort Laramie.
Childs and DEQ staff viewed existing sewage discharge systems on various properties
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Jacobs is new national vice commander

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Once every 13 years, a member of the Wyoming American Legion is elected to a national office within the organization. Thursday, Aug. 28, Torrington resident Gerald "Jake" Jacobs was sworn in as national vice commander at the Legion's 96th annual convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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Torrington to host economic development conference

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Sept. 10 and 11, Torrington will play host to Wyoming's 2014 Fall Economic and Community Development Conference. Events during the conference will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Lincoln Community Center and at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) on Sept. 11.
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Brave CATS scrub to say thank you

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last Saturday, Brave CATS (Children and Their Struggles) hosted a free car wash at the J-S Car Wash in Torrington.
"We did this as a way to say thank you to the community," Brave CATS Director Lamarr Mainor said.
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New employees introduced to Eastern Wyoming College

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) welcomes several new employees to campus this fall.
"We have quite a large group of new faculty members this year. ..." shared Dr. Dee Ludwig, vice president for learning.
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EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR and first aid class

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR and first aid class on Sept. 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 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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World Livestock Auctioneer champion appears at TLM

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Blaine Lotz, the 2014 World Livestock Auctioneer champion, came to Torrington Livestock Markets on Monday, Sept. 1 and worked on the auction block, selling cattle and showing off the chant that made him a world champion auctioneer.
Monday's sale was Torrington Livestock Markets' 25th Annual Labor Day Feeder Sale.
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McCreery faces burglary charges

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Torrington resident accused of robbery is headed to District Court as a result of evidence presented during his preliminary hearing Friday morning.
Circuit Court Judge Randal Arp bound over two counts of felony burglary against 29-year-old Evan McCreery.
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County’s median age dropping

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is getting younger faster than any other county in Wyoming, according to a study recently released by Community Builders, Inc. (CBI).
The median age of residents in the area dropped 2.3 percent since 2009, from 43.9 to 42.9 years.
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Nothing stays the same, even in law enforcement

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, With the ongoing controversy in Ferguson, Mo., and concerns about "militarization of local police," Torrington Police Chief Billy Janes, who has experienced many changes in his 41 years as a police officer, has a unique and small town view of the current state of law enforcement in the United States.
"It used to be that officers had to do
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Cars wanted

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington High School's (THS) new automotive education instructor, Tom Clark, is looking for a little community support in order to bring his auto classes up to the competitive level of other classes around the state.
He is looking for people to donate their tired, worn out, worn down vehicles to the school for his classes to dissect.
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Scenes from around Goshen County over Labor Day weekend

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The nighttime temperatures are cooling, but local crops still have plenty of time to grow before harvest season gets underway. Many corn fields stand at well over 8 feet tall, and both irrigated and dryland crops from beans to sugar beets look bountiful.
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Apply now for Springer, Glendo pheasant hunts in Oct.

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
CHEYENNE, Bird hunters are reminded that the application deadline for the Springer and Glendo special pheasant hunts is 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. Applications must be made online through the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.
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Wet weather forces railroad crossing repairs

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Motorists traveling along Main Street in Torrington during the long Labor Day weekend may have experienced some delays. Matt Jones, director of public affairs for BNSF Railway, reported the track required repair work due to recent wet weather conditions.
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