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Goshen schools, EWC respond to statewide anonymous threat

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
Goshen County School District No. 1 schools went into lockout phase Thursday, Sept. 22, and Eastern Wyoming College shut down campus and cancelled classes for the remainder of the day.
A representative of the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security (WDHS) said, "We received an anonymous email that was very broad in nature."
He explained the email made threats against state
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LFLHS students evacuated due to ‘smelly odor’

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students were evacuated Thursday, Sept. 15 because of a "smelly odor" detected in the building, Goshen County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jean Chrostoski said.
LFLHS Principal Lane Stratton said, "We didn't know if we had a gas leak, so we called the gas company, and they asked us to evacuate the building."
He
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Fort Laramie’s oldest church celebrates 100 years

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Community Presbyterian congregation will celebrate the church's founding 100 years ago with song and service Sunday, Sept. 25.
The service will start at 3 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a carry-in dinner. The church will provide the meat and drinks.
In addition to the celebratory service, Musical Hands, of Lusk, will perform as
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Countdown begins

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, In a letter to Torrington Mayor Mike Varney, Western Sugar Cooperative announced it will lay off 86 full-time employees beginning Nov. 14. The exit of those 86 employees will effectively end sugar-manufacturing operations at the Torrington plant, which began processing sugar beets in 1925 as one of the five Holly Sugar plants located in Wyoming.
"The letter basically said
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Lewis withdraws feedlot application

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, It was expected the Goshen County Commissioners would make a final decision during their meeting Tuesday on Robert Lewis' request for a feedlot permit to feed more than 1,000 animals on his property located on the Lingle-Veteran Highway, but Lewis withdrew his application prior to the meeting.
Last Wednesday, the Goshen County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the
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Quilts Along the Platte …

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Richard Tharp demonstrates free-form quilting at the Quilts Along the Platte show Friday at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center. See more photos on page A8.
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Torrington grad makes it to hall of fame

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Bud Patterson
bpatterson@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming football team won its second game Saturday afternoon, boosting its 2016 record to two wins and one loss, as many wins in three games as the Cowboys won in the entire 2015 season. And at the game, as usual when the Cowboys are at home, was Torrington High
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Fort Laramie raises water rates to maintain infrastructure

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Ike Fredregill
ifredregill@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

FORT LARAMIE, Raised water and sewer rates ignited debate between residents and the Fort Laramie Town Council at their Sept. 14 meeting.
"We've been cutting a fat hog for nine years," Fort Laramie Mayor William "Bill" Baker explained to concerned residents questioning the hike. "We went all these years without taking care
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From Jalopy Joe’s to cup o’ joes

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Ike Fredregill
ifredregill@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

LINGLE, After five months of remodeling, paperwork and learning the ropes, a Nebraska family opened Open Range Coffee and Cafe Saturday, Sept. 17.
Located in the former Jalopy Joe's building, 204 Main St. in Lingle, the business is currently focusing on coffee, paninis, salad and cold sandwiches, but owner, Jim Curtis, 55, said
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WAR president focus: homelessness

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
By Bud Patterson
bpatterson@torringtontelegram.com
Staff writer

TORRINGTON, After a year of serving as president-in-waiting, Torrington real estate broker Shelly Duncan takes the helm of the Wyoming Association of Realtors, and she has a list of concerns she hopes to address during her tenure.
"I don't actually start until Nov. 7, the last day of the annual National Association of
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EWC ATEC building startup gets boost

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
Cautiously optimistic was the mood at Tuesday's Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees' meeting as EWC President Dr. Rick Patterson provided an update on the status of the college's application for a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration that would move forward EWC's efforts to build an Agricultural Technology Education Center.
During the meeting
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Nationally recognized teacher applauded at GCSD No. 1 board meeting

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees applauded a nationally recognized teacher, greeted new faculty and debated re-hire and non-discrimination policies at the Sept. 13 board meeting.
With standing room only, the GCSD No. 1 welcomed new faculty from around the county with dessert and applause. Although not all new-hires were present, many brought their families and were
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Immigration: An American Tradition

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
After four years of intensive studying, regularly traveling to Casper and piles of paperwork, Abdel El Ghanjaoui became a U.S. citizen Monday, Sept. 12.
Among 18 other immigrants, the 39-year-old Lingle resident swore his oath of allegiance before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported in
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Locals to compete at Miss Wyoming Teen

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
Two of Goshen County's own daughters have entered this year's Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 at the Casper Event Center.
Bailey Surratt, a 17-year-old junior at Lingle-Fort Laramie High School, said entering the competition wasn't something she planned on.
"I entered off of a whim," explained Surratt on the urge to
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Patriotic Assembly

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
Trail Elementary students, teachers and local elected officials led the crowd in America-themed music, speeches and presentations Thursday morning in the school parking lot.
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Vetter – Toalson

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
LINTON, N.D., Marie Vetter and Martin Toalson were united in marriage at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Linton, N.D. on July 9, 2016. Marie is the daughter of Leland and Mary Ann Vetter of Linton, and Martin is the son of Dennis and Bobette of Daykin, Neb.
Marie is a 2000 graduate of Torrington High School and a 2002
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Main drag...

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
George Leis (left), of Scottsbluff, chats with John Hickman about his 1948 Oldsmobile at the 42nd Scottsbluff Valley Street Rods' Rod Run Saturday, Sept. 10. Car show contestants travelled from as far as Sheridan to participate in the event.
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UW says moth boom “interesting phenomenon”

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, The recent influx of moths flying around Goshen County is unusual, but not concerning, said Goshen County Weed and Pest (GCWP) Assistant Supervisor Jenna Meeks.
Agriphila vulgivagellus, also known as vagabond crambus or vagabond sod webworm, are minute moths recognizable by their long snouts. As larvae, they feed on the grass and wheat, which can cause brown spots
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Metamorphosis on West C

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The caterpillar along West C Street in Torrington has transformed into a butterfly, or rather, an intriguing new piece of playground equipment.
Goshen County Recreation Board and the City of Torrington have joined together to bring young residents and visitors an all new way to play, beginning Friday of last week.
"It's a swing and rollercoaster combination," City Project Manager
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Ring, ring, ring

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
TORRINGTON, In a capitalist society, competition is always a good thing. Unfortunately, in small town U.S.A., the number of competitive choices for services is not always what you might find in Denver, L.A. or even Cheyenne. For example, New York City has over 10 different cell providers to choose from and though there are five or six to choose from
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Heel, toe and away we go...

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
At the 23rd annual Septemberfest, First Congregational Church Pastor Matt Gordon (left) dances Saturday, Sept. 10, with Paige Staiger, 3, while Gordon's wife, Beth, swings with Eli Gordon, 2.
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To fish or not to fish?

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Our calendars revolve around major holidays; Christians have Christmas, Jews have Hanukkah, Muslims have Ramadan and Wyoming has hunting season, Aug. 15 to Dec. 31.
But there are also the minor holidays to consider, like Saint Patrick's Day. Wyoming's minor holiday is fishing season.
The reason fishing is a minor holiday is because the best fishing occurs right smack
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Informed voters important to future of country

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Dear Editor,
Here is some of what Hillary has pledged to do:
n "If Congress won't act, I'll defend President Obama's executive actions, and I'll go even further," she says, flooding the country with even more immigrants, including thousands from Muslim countries, all on a fast-track to citizenship. Read the 1952 Immigration and Naturalization Act, and you'll find anyone who
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Glenn Wallace Walker Nov. 24, 1937-Aug. 19, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, John H. Lawyer was born in Wheatland on Nov. 7, 1931 to John F. Lawyer and Laura Leona Busler. He passed away on Sept. 5, 2016 at Life Care Center in Casper.
Service will be Sept. 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Chris Kinner officiating. Interment will be at the
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John H. Lawyer Nov. 7, 1931-Sept. 5, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, John H. Lawyer was born in Wheatland on Nov. 7, 1931 to John F. Lawyer and Laura Leona Busler. He passed away on Sept. 5, 2016 at Life Care Center in Casper.
Service will be Sept. 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Chris Kinner officiating. Interment will be at the
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Police Log

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Sept. 1
12:43 a.m., Torrington: suspicious circumstances, giving a ride to Colorado and she has started to threaten driver and girlfriend, they are now stopped on side of road
2:07 a.m., Torrington: suspicious circumstances, said there is a trespasser and then hung up; when I asked RP to verify name, she stated did not matter and was not needed
8:51
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