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BREAKING: NWS predicting almost foot of snow for Goshen County

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
CHEYENNE, Torrington and the Goshen County area, along with much of the region, can expect as much as a foot of snow from a winter storm moving into the area today through Friday.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued Winter Storm Watches in effect for all of southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle. Winter Storm Warnings have
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Longhorn Cafe robbed

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
LA GRANGE, The Goshen County Sheriff's department responded to a burglary call early Friday morning, Feb. 17, at the Longhorn Cafe in LaGrange. The burglary was in process when the call was made at around 2:54 a.m. but the suspects, possible two younger males, were gone when deputies arrived.
According to Undersheriff Jeremy Wardell, the suspects stole a laptop computer
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Fire ravages rural Lingle home Sunday

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
LINGLE, There were no injuries as firefighters from three area volunteer departments were busy Sunday, battling an early-morning blaze that resulted in extensive damage to a rural home off Hwy. 156 south of Lingle.
Crews from Lingle were quickly joined by volunteers from Torrington and Veteran to battle the blaze, reported shortly after 8 a.m. Neighbors reportedly saw smoke rising
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Balance needed in school funding

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, A mix of cost reductions, increased tax revenue and dipping into the state's reserve account ­, the so-called "rainy day" fund, should be used to address a looming education shortfall in Wyoming.
That was the result of a survey conducted by Goshen County School District No. 1 recently. Cuts to funding for K-12 education programs in the state is
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Changes announced to standardized testing in state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
CHEYENNE, A sea change is coming in the way student progress is measured in school districts across the state.
The Wyoming State Board of Education last week announced a new company has been contracted to provide statewide assessment testing. Beginning in the Spring 2018, the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming test will be replaced with a new set of examinations.
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Barrasso optimistic for energy future under new admin

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Though the U.S. Congress is in recess this week, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso is hard at work.
Following a Monday morning stop in Saratoga, Barrasso had lunch at the Cottonwood Country Club with the Torrington Rotary Club and shared his insights into the happenings in Washington, D.C., and it was obvious he is excited about the direction President
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Board mulls anti-discrimination policy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
TORRINGTON, Patience should be the watchword for now as the Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees considers changing its current non-discrimination policy.
That's the latest recommendation from the board's legal counsel, Tracy Copenhaver, of Copenhaver, Kath, Kitchen and Kolpitcke, LLC, a Powell law firm representing both the local district and the Wyoming School Boards Association. He met
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Chance of heavy snow to move through area Wednesday night into Thursday

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
CHEYENNE, A Pacific low pressure area is expected to move through northern Colorado this week, bringing with it a strong chance of as much as six inches or more of snow to the High Plains.
According to an email from National Weather Service forecaster Gerry Claycomb in Cheyenne, Goshen County is near a line separating a 20 to 30 percent
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LFL girls’ basketball joins elementary readers

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
LINGLE, To honor World Read Aloud Day, the Lingle-Fort Laramie high school girls' basketball team read to the Lingle-Fort Laramie elementary students on Thursday morning before school.
"It was just a reason to celebrate reading and get the kids excited to read," LFL library clerk Denise Jackson said. "We can bring the kids together and show them that reading is
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Gun bills clear Senate committee

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave the nod to a pair of bills, which would allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses and into government meetings across the state.
Both bills cleared the Wyoming House of Representatives before moving on to the Senate.
House Bill 136 allows individuals with concealed carry permits to go armed
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Solar farm in Goshen County’s future?

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Connie and Doug Howe thought is was just another piece of junk mail promising riches at the end of an unknown phone number. At first they ignored the flyer, which was from a company called Innovative Solar Systems, but it sat on the table taunting them. The flyer said ISS was looking for land lease opportunities on which to
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The Big Show

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
FORT LARAMIE , It's going to be an event people remember for the rest of their lives, right up there with weddings, the birth of a child or a significant birthday.
It's being billed as the Great American Eclipse and it has the potential to bring a significant economic boost to Goshen County and its communities as thousands of people
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Learn to eat right

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming Extension Service will offer classes on healthy eating through March.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is an old stand-by in Goshen County, said program assistant Deborah Battleson with the county Extension Service here. The focus of the classes is helping individuals and families create nutritional meals on a budget.
"In these days of fast food and
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Ed funding faces cuts

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The state senate on Friday passed a supplementary budget bill calling for some $91 million in cuts to public education funding.
"My colleagues and I are pleased with the budget bill that came out of the Senate," said Senate Joint Appropriations Committee Chairman Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan). "This bill reflects tremendous work on the part of JAC and thoughtfully shepherds
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Let’s Dance!

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, A group of students approached the Goshen County School District No. 1 trustees on Monday, requesting an amendment to the rules governing who can, and can't, attend high school dances.
Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students Bailey Surratt, Sammie Garvie, Georgia Wollert and Makenna Greenwald presented their request during the board's regular meeting. They requested a change in school policy
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UW Extension Cent$ible Nutrition Program teaches affordable options

Modified: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming Extension Service will offer classes on healthy eating through March.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is an old stand-by in Goshen County, said program assistant Deborah Battleson with the county Extension Service here. The focus of the classes is helping individuals and families create nutritional meals on a budget.
"In these days of fast food and
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Kitchen and dining facility ready for service

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, After three years of planning and construction, the Goshen Healthcare Community is set to unveil a new food service facility that is second to none. The new kitchen and dining facility will seat approximately 80 people, have outside dining facilities and employ some of the most up to date and advanced food preparation equipment available in the industry.
"This
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Happy Anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, This Valentine's Day, millions of couples all around the world will celebrate their adoration with flowers, chocolates and dinner dates. For a much smaller percentage, however, the holiday marks 70 years of marriage and a lifetime of love and memories shared.
Torrington residents Lewis and Grace Snyder were married Feb. 14, 1947, after dating for just seven months.
Lewis
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Sitting better than expected

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, There was a bit of good news during the Torrington City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Clerk/treasurer Lynette Strecker reported the city had received more than $500,000 in unexpected revenues in direct distribution from the state. The direct distribution is a revenue source the state has always provided, and it usually comes in two payments during the fiscal year.
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House, Senate reach mid-point of ’17 session

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
CHEYENNE, Just 289 of an original 485 bills and resolutions remain active this week as the Wyoming Legislature reached mid-point for the 2017 General Session.
Tuesday marked crossover period for the body, meaning it was the last day for third reading in the house of origin. Any legislation that did not successfully pass third reading in the primary house will
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LVFD works to recruit EMTs

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
LINGLE, In an effort to recruit more emergency medical technicians, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kasey Bangerter and Mayor George Siglin suggested a plan to allow residents to join the department as EMTs only and still receive benefits, a departure from current policy stating LVFD members must also be firefighters to earn retirement as paid by the town.
"We could make exceptions
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