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A person is a person, no matter how small

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, For two evenings only, Torrington Middle School students will present "Seussical Jr.", a whimsical musical, at the Torrington High School Auditorium.
Teachers Kristipher Tolman (music and vocal) and Linda Cockett at TMS staged the production.
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CTEC prompts drainage work

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved, in principle, a joint resolution with Eastern Wyoming College to serve as applicant of a federal mineral royalty capital construction account grant for the enlargement of an existing sewer line at its meeting Tuesday night.
The resolution addresses the need for an improved sewer line and higher capacity retention pond, particularly due to the
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County announces scholarships

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, During Tuesday's meeting, the Goshen County Commissioners announced County Commissioners' Scholarship applications are now available at the county clerk's office or high school guidance office.
The scholarship is available to any Goshen County student who is planning to attend the University of Wyoming or one of the state's seven community colleges.
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Projects kick off starting Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Residents who typically travel on East 17th Street, especially between East D Street and East F Street, will need to plan an alternate route beginning Wednesday, March 11.
Mechanical Systems, Inc., a Cheyenne-based contractor, is scheduled to replace the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, as well as the surrounding concrete pavement, including curb, gutter and sidewalk, starting next week and
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Just a few more days … and still a long way to go

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Even as the Wyoming Legislature enters its 37th day Friday, there is still work to be done and deals to be made before state representatives and senators return home.
The Wyoming House passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a grant program for six small non-profit hospitals to apply for a year of uncompensated care expenses.
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It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Dozens of area residents attended Goshen County Library's family night Monday, March 2, where children ate snacks, colored and listened to stories from the Cat in the Hat himself.
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TMS Students of the Quarter

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Torrington Middle School's Students of the Second Quarter include: seventh grade: Breanna Tran (from left), Onalise Albaugh; sixth grade: Angelica Walberg, Emmalise Shores; eighth grade: Dylan Flores, Bailey Walker.
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Isabel Hoy: Literary legacy - the tale of Hoy and the Goshen County Library

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, For the past several decades, one Torrington resident's name has been synonymous with the Goshen County Library.
Isabel Milberger Hoy first began working at the public institution in 1962 when she was a senior at Torrington High School.
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Family sells guns to build home

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Cecil and Amber Sauer of Yoder auctioned Cecil's personal gun collection and several vehicles Saturday. Sauer is using the proceeds to build new a home for his growing family.
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Wyomingites impacted by Anthem security breach

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
CHEYENNE, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause announced he was informed by Anthem Inc. (Anthem) that over 53,000 Wyoming citizens were impacted by its recent data security breach. Information containing individual and dependent names, addresses, social security numbers and birth dates was compromised.
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Bachmann relates trip to the Torrington Telegram

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
When I arrived at the Torrington Telegram, I was greeted by Rob, the publisher, and many other people hard at work. It is a cool place with lots of cool stuff.
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Victory!

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Torrington High School senior Justin Polkowske capped off his wrestling career with a state championship at 152 pounds at the Casper Events Center Saturday evening.
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FEMA assesses flood risk

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security were in Torrington Monday afternoon to introduce county stakeholders to FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning program, or RiskMAP.
According to Brooke Buchanan, senior engineer for FEMA Region VIII, RiskMAP provides communities with flood information and tools needed to enhance mitigation plans and provide information
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Shelter from the storm - Battered vehicles prompt Golden Manor carport fund

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, Every summer in Goshen County, residents can count on a few events: fireworks shows, the fair, and a damaging hailstorm.
In the case of inclement weather, individuals at Golden Manor, an assisted-living facility in Torrington, are virtually powerless to protect their vehicles from an onslaught of ice pellets.
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True to head Wyoming Livestock Board

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Livestock Board has named Torrington resident Steve True as its new director.
True was the cattle manager for Dinklage Feed Yard Inc. before taking the reins at WLB.
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A heartfelt donation

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Schmick family donated $2,500 to the developmental disabilities division of the Torrington Learning Center Friday, Feb. 27. Monsanto selected Betsy Schmick as the winner in Goshen County for America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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Wyo.’s rate of child poverty: 8 percent or 19 percent

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, What is more accurate: the official account, or a new measure for determining the rate of poverty?
Results from the 2013 Supplemental Poverty Measure highlight that Wyoming has a three-year average lower overall poverty rate (6 percent) than the official poverty rate (7 percent).
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THS Blazers of the Month

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne, Blazers of the Month Jon Cummings (left) and Presley Richards (far right), pose with Pinnacle Bank employee Jennifer Booth.
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Wild West comes to Senior Center

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Residents enjoyed a living history performance featuring Tom O'Day, Bronco Nell and Kid Curry at the Goshen County Senior Friendship Center on Thursday, Feb. 26. During "Tales of Wyoming's Outlaw West," re-enactors Ray Maple as Tom O'Day (above), his wife, Jackie, as Bronco Nell and friend, Marlin Yorty as Kid Curry spoke about their adventures
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A second chance

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers, Julie Garza, site operations manager at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, spoke about the prison's industries program at the Rotary Club meeting Monday. Garza indicated approximately 10 percent of the prison's 600 inmates participate in the program, where they make clothing, translate textbooks into brail and work in quality control, in addition to many other services.
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The ‘Powars’ that be

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - The Western History Center presentation, "The Plume Trade and Victorian Fascination with Feathers," by Judy Knight of Laramie, was postponed due to poor weather conditions Thursday. Knight's presentation will be held at a future date. Instead, George Ziemens, archaeologist and executive director of Western Plains Historic Preservation Association, Inc., spoke about the Powars II archeological site
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WSGS publishes report on groundwater recovery

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
LARAMIE, A new Wyoming State Geological Survey study found that recovery of groundwater after coalbed natural gas development is related to the hydrologic properties of an aquifer and the amount of water pumped out of a coalbed during peak production. The WSGS study examined the Upper Wyodak coal zone of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
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Full speed ahead

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Employees with local company, Clear Creek Services, owned by contractor Don Haught, have worked since early December to renovate the old Goshen County Chamber of Commerce building, located at the intersection of 21st and Main Street.
Currently, Haught has employed 10 to 15 workers, with plans to add up to 10 more helping hands for the final phases of
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Community pride alive in Fort Laramie

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, A TDS demolition crew tore down all buildings along with several trees, shrubs and weeds at 109 N. Lawton Ave. in Fort Laramie for health and fire safety violations Tuesday. The residence once featured a 1975 singlewide mobile home with an add-on porch and four other outbuildings.
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W&P is baling plastics

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Every year, Goshen County produces approximately $700 million worth of agricultural products. From cattle to corn and alfalfa to sunflowers, Goshen County's agricultural production is the richest in the state.
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Seven down, one more to go

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, With just one week to go before the end of the 63rd session of the Wyoming Legislature, there is still plenty of drama at the Capitol.
On Wednesday, the Senate Rules and Procedures Committee, chaired by Phil Nicholas, R-Albany, voted in favor of a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution that would require the federal government to operate under
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Herring always puts community first

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, It's early in the year, but 2015 has already marked a couple of big milestones for Goshen County resident Dr. Marnie Herring.
In January, the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce presented Herring with the coveted Big Chief Award at its annual luncheon, and today, Herring's business, North Platte Physical Therapy, celebrates nine years of success.
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Gardening galore at Grassroots meeting

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Yoder farmer Cindy Ridenour, owner and operator of Meadow Maid Foods, spoke at the Grassroots Garden Club's February meeting Wednesday. The topic was vegetable gardening in Goshen County.
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EWC seeking employers to participate in Job Expo

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is inviting all interested employers and business owners to participate in the 2015 Job Expo hosted by EWC and held in Torrington. The Expo will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in the Verl Petsch, Jr. Activities Center Gymnasium and will conclude at 2 p.m.
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Veterans assistance in Goshen, Platte and Laramie counties

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
CHEYENNE, A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout March.
Bob Stall is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare.
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Lancers visit Wee Pals

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Courtesy, Wee Pals Preschool hosted the Lancer and Lady Lancer basketball teams at their Valentine's Day party. Students and teachers shared treats and competed in minute-to-win-it games with the Lancers.
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EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducts 29 new members

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that 29 students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Monday, Feb. 9.
Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Jesselyn Burroughs, Torrington; Courtney Carroll, Evanston; Alex Cowns, Cheyenne; Danielle Feagler, Torrington; Sage Fields, Torrington; Nathaniel Foster, Sutherland, Neb.; Kaitlin Gaukel, Keeline; Myka Ginestar, Green River;
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Awards abound at Blue and Gold

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Pack 37 Den Leader Dawn Mickle (right) pins a badge on Brayden Posten during the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday. Owen Wise and Sean Hawley officially became Boy Scouts at the ceremony.
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60 years to life - Dylan Cardeilhac will be eligible for parole in 2045

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
GERING, Neb., Dylan Cardeilhac, 16, faces 60 years to life in prison, with eligibility for parole in 30 years, following his sentencing Thursday, Feb. 19.
Scotts Bluff County District Judge Travis O'Gorman sentenced the Torrington native for the Feb. 14, 2014 strangulation death of jailer Amanda Baker in front of a packed courtroom in Gering, Neb.
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Campaign nears end

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, According to Craig Spencer, Western Sugar Cooperative's agricultural manager for its Torrington plant, the 2014-15 sugar beet campaign is quickly coming to an end.
"We have a completion date of this weekend," Spencer said.
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Albers is new editor

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Effective Monday, Crystal (Wells) Albers is new editor of the Torrington Telegram.
Albers, 27, grew up in Lingle and graduated from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in 2005.
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Getting fired up

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Justin Kane and Stonegate Road played an encore performance at the LVFD Firemen's Ball Saturday. The band also performed at the Lingle Fire Hall when the LVFD hosted State Fire Convention in June. See more photos on page A8.
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Maximized Fitness opening

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington will soon have a new gym, Maximized Fitness, located at 1839 Main St. in what used to be the old gun shop on the corner of Main Street and U.S. Highway 26/85.
Owner Ryan Black is a certified personal trainer and experienced in helping people achieve their goals, whether to fit into a wedding dress, improve a
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A rascally way to raise funds at the Legion

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ By Crystal R. Albers - Darla (Jim Dunn) and Alfalfa (Mike Sinner) from "The Little Rascals" stopped by the American Legion Travis Snow Post No. 5 in Torrington to volunteer their time for a good cause. The loving pair bartended at the Legion Friday evening, Feb. 20 and donated all tips to residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Wyoming.
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Living it up at LVFD Ball

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Firemen's Ball Saturday. The event featured live music by Stonegate Road and free pizza, donated by Pizza Hut in Torrington.
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GCHS learns about Old West scoundrel, entrepreneur

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Jefferson Glass, award-winning author of Casper, discussed his research that resulted in a book titled "Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard, Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier" at the Goshen County Historical Society meeting Saturday.
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Duct-tape Delight at Lincoln Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Following suit with Trail Elementary, students at Lincoln Elementary duct-taped Principal Angie Halvorson to a pole Friday, Feb. 20 as a reward for meeting and exceeding MAPs (Measures of Academic Progress) testing targets.
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A cutting at Kolor Me Krazy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kolor Me Krazy hair salon Wednesday, Feb. 18. Amber Kalinowski (from left), GCCC Director Linda Evans, owner Alicia Rodriguez, Tamara Cearns, Marcia Schilreff and Cherokee Gribble were on hand to help celebrate the event.
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SWAA changes art show date to spring

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Southeast Wyoming Art Association is rescheduling its annual art show to a spring show from April 30 to May 9 at the Platte Valley Community Room in Torrington. The show was formerly held in the fall. We hope this will be a convenient time for area artists to participate.
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