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Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, During sentencing on June 18, Daniel James Bloom, 45, of Torrington, requested a trial to determine his guilt or innocence for felony possession of a schedule I/II narcotic drug. He previously pled guilty to the charge. Bloom also fired his public defender Nathaniel Hibben. District Court Judge Keith Kautz allowed Bloom to withdraw his previous plea of guilt.
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Canine coiffures, feline foofoo

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, There is no excuse for area dogs and cats to look, and smell, as though they spent a rainy night in a feedlot, not with the opening of the new pet salon, Paw Spa.
Paw Spa is owned and operated by Terami Muilenberg, who has been grooming dogs and cats for 13 years.
For the last eight years,
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CTEC moves forward

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, By unanimous approval in a special meeting Tuesday, the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees moved forward with the general obligation bond financing of the Career and Technology Education Center by selecting Torrington's First State Bank as the financial lender for the project.
In November 2014, residents of Goshen County approved a referendum to fund CTEC through an increase
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Torrington pair dance their way to Las Vegas

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Thirteen-year-old Jayme Rodgers and 12-year-old Kameron Stitt will try to take Las Vegas by storm this weekend when they travel to Sin City to compete in the Spotlight Dance Cup's West Coast National Dance Finals.
The duo qualified for the finals through their performances at the regional competition held in Gillette in April which, aside from Wyoming, included dancers
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May your hat fit and your saddle be soft

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Three Goshen County cowboys were selected as 2015 Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees: William B. "Bill" Coy, Robert Garnet "Bob" Hladky, and Ralph Schuppan.
The newly minted WCHF opened its online doors in 2014 with the induction of 34 saddle-hardened cowboys. This year, 51 others will join those ranks.
"We're a couple years away from a
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A dentist-eating crocodile coming to a stage near you Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "Come and see a dentist-eating crocodile, a dangerous Gink, and Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who … well, come and see!" said Lisa Fluckiger, co-director of Friday's presentation of Shelebration.
Goshen Community Theatre's Youth Theatre Workshop is performing the widely acclaimed stage production. The show is fraught with laughter, songs and poems to celebrate the life and work of
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Welcov efforts pay off big

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It has been 11 months since Welcov Healthcare took over operations at the Goshen Healthcare Community from Banner Health and, according to GHC Administrator Mike Speidel, staff have worked very hard to make the facility one of which the community can be proud.
And, per the survey Wyoming Department of Health conducted earlier this month, the effort is beginning
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Ec. Dev. selects director

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "I'm ready to hit the ground running." In her own words, Ashley Harpstreith describes the enthusiasm she plans to bring to her new role as executive director of the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation.
Harpstreith, 35, originally moved to the area 10 years ago with her husband and Torrington native, Grant.
She grew up in Atlanta, Ga., but said she
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Laramie River Station shuts off spigot June 22

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, To the surprise and relief of area residents, the Laramie River Station dramatically dropped the outflow into the Laramie River on Monday, from approximately 2,200 cubic feet per second to roughly 800 cfs.
"It normally takes 24 hours to see any adjustment we make here [at LRS] down at the Fort [Fort Laramie National Historic Site]," said
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Two steps forward, three steps back

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, In an email to Yoder Fire Protection District 5A board members, board president Mike Ridenour said he believed the special meeting the district held on June 17 "was not properly called" and, therefore, the vote taken by the board to pursue mediation of problem with the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department was "null and void."
The YFPD and YVFD have
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So long, Sibai

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The statements, "I understand his leaving" and "He will be missed" are common sentiments throughout Fort Laramie regarding the news Andrew Sibai, town clerk-treasurer and owner/operator of The Hungry Cowboy, is leaving. Sibai has taken the position of treasurer with the town of Glenrock. He reports for duty on July 13th, but will continue to work with the
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Domino’s heading to town soon

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Just like churches and bars, a town can never have enough pizza parlors. At least that is what Mike and Erika Hackett are hoping.
The Hacketts own the Domino's restaurant in Scottsbluff, Neb. and are in the process of expanding their business to include a Domino's in Torrington. They purchased the old 7-11 store on C Street and, once
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