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All ready for All Hallows’ Eve

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - There were clowns, animal balloons, games and lots of candy during Friday night's Hallelujah night at Lifeway Church. See more photos on page A8.
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Vet tech still getting kinks out

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
TORRINGTON, An animal rights activist group filed an official complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) against Eastern Wyoming College for recent infractions of the Animal Welfare Act cited during a Sept. 10 APHIS inspection of the school's veterinary technology facility.
The complaint by Stop Animal Exploitation NOW references four specific violations found
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Cederholm named teacher of the year - Wins Head Start Region 8 honor

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Kelly Cederholm, Head Start teacher at the Lincoln Toddler and Infant Center (LITC), was recently named the Region 8 Head Start Teacher of the Year. Besides Wyoming, Region 8 includes Head Start programs in North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Montana and Colorado.
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Warning: Attackers beware - TPD, EWC team up to bring women’s self-defense course to Torrington

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last week, area women, including this reporter, gathered at the Torrington Police Department to learn self-defense techniques from officers Beth Reed and Alison Sterkel.
The class, billed as a means to increase personal awareness and ward off attackers in the event of a crime, was offered through Eastern Wyoming College's (EWC) Community Education Office.
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Garments of the past

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Vickie Zimmer explains how hides were processed for Native American garments during her presentation "Native American Fashions during the fur trade era of the 1800s" Thursday evening at the Western History Center.
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A big unveiling

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The Community Hospital celebrated its opening of the new obstetrics wing Sunday afternoon with a ribbon cutting and open house. Helping with the ribbon cutting were (in no order) Shanna Smith, Bonnie Randolph, Susan Kautz, Vince DiFranco, Vickie Hitt, Ingrid Long, Johanna Abernathy, Ron Kaufman, Linda Evans, Roger Hamer, Jeanne Hamer, Dick Yates, Dodi Walters, Peg
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Hallelujah night a pre-Halloween hit

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Lifeway Church Pastor Marty Rostad had plenty of goodies to hand out to kids and parents during the Hallelujah night activities.
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Boot Heel 7 headed to Texas for world championship rodeo - A Goshen County team member contributes to wins

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
LUSK, A recent ranch victory in Billings, Mont., has five ranch rodeo participants, one of which hails from Goshen County, headed to the world championship in Texas next week.
Team members Andrew and Eric Wasserburger, Brett Hageman of Torrington, Lance Hladky and Nolan Brott of the Boot Heel 7 ranch rodeo team in Lusk won The NILE ranch rodeo in Billings recently.
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Britain meets the West at presentation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - British documentary filmmaker and author Tim Slessor spoke at Tebbet room 131 on Friday afternoon. He told the small crowd about his fascination with the American West, and the numerous differences and some of the history between America and its English friends in the United Kingdom.
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WMCI names Employees of Second Quarter

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is pleased to announce Heidi Buchholz (office support specialist) and Officer Brian Church as Employees of the Second Quarter at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington.
Buchholz is a Wyoming native and has been with the department since May 2012.
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A health boost before flu season

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Cathy Grace, Goshen County Public Health nurse manager, applies a Band-Aid to Torrington resident Virginia Rieb following her flu shot at the Senior Center Thursday.
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Autumn acoustics

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Ninth-grade violinist Kelly Peterson performs during the Lingle-Fort Laramie Middle and High School Fall Concert as part of the high school band on Tuesday. For more photos, see page A-9.
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Roof repair rules set - City looks at amendments to existing ordinance

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Dennis Estes, city building official, presented revisions to an ordinance pertaining to roof replacement at the council meeting Tuesday evening.
The amended ordinance includes three additional exceptions to the requirement that entire existing roof coverings, including felt and shingles, must be removed down to the roof deck prior to the installation of a new covering.
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GCEA hosts school board public forum

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Education Association (GCEA) hosted a public forum for school board candidates on Wednesday evening, as seven potential future trustees came out to tell the community about themselves.
Hopefuls Chris Gaspers, Katherine Patrick, Clay Peterson and Forrest Vannier joined incumbents Charlie Harshberger, Jeff McClun and Linda Kessler on stage.
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Commissioners appoint new EWC trustee

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In an eleventh-hour motion, the Goshen County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Marilyn Fisher to the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees to replace Gary Olson, who resigned from the board in September.
EWC Board President Angie Chavez and board member John Patrick asked the commissioners to make an appointment when the EWC trustees missed the statutory deadline for
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GCEDC seeks tax renewal

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is the only Wyoming county that currently collects a portion of local sales tax for economic development purposes. On Nov. 4, voters will be asked whether this one-quarter percent sales tax should be continued.
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‘You Put Up With Me’

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Don and Vivien Hills delighted the audience with their chemistry and performances at the Eastern Wyoming College faculty recital Wednesday evening. See more photos and story on page A10.
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EWC faculty shows off musical aptitude

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, College faculty members graced the stage at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium for a fall recital Wednesday. The performances included several instruments, including the piano, guitar, harmonica and fiddle.
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A peek into the past at the library’s Family Night

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Carolyn and Toby Lewis talk during their Family Night presentation on Monday evening, entitled "Pieces from the Past." For the first time ever, the couple debuted their Western garb, from Indian moccasins and dresses to buffalo jackets, to the crowd that gathered at the Goshen County Library Activity Center.
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Inflows, storage up in North Platte River Basin

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Above-average precipitation boosted inflows in the North Platte River Basin in water year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014), according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) at a public information meeting held Tuesday.
Brad Cannon, BOR acting chief of water management, spoke at the event.
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LFL holds fall concert

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Sixth-grader Eli Asa, percussionist in the beginning band, concentrates on his symbols during Tuesday's concert.
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Appeals court upholds Wyo. plan to control SO2

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld Wyoming's plan for controlling emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act's regional haze program.
Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians, challenged the EPA's approval of Wyoming's plan on the ground that the plan failed to guarantee progress toward the goal of
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EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) is pleased to announce that 13 students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society on Oct. 13, 2014. 
Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include:  Dylan Boltz, Lusk; Alyce Bowman, Wheatland; Shannon Brown, Douglas; Shelby Burroughs, Torrington; Daxa Chaudhari, Douglas; Kylie Christopherson, Laramie; Stacey Cruth, Lingle; Marni
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LED retrofit saving Wyoming energy costs

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
CASPER, Work is underway on a statewide project to convert all of Wyoming Department of Transportation's (WYDOT) roadway lighting to LED, an upgrade expected to save the department about $690,000 a year in energy costs.
The upgrades being completed by Casper's Modern Electric Co. are beginning in the Casper area and will spread across the rest of the state over the
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Dude looks like a lady!

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Performers at the 2014 Ladies Night Out met a full crowd at the Rendezvous Center Thursday night.
The annual breast cancer awareness event drew hundreds of women from in and around Goshen County, who gathered for food, drinks, a raffle and plenty of entertainment.
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JPB seeks WBC funding

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen Care Center Joint Powers Board (JPB) held a public hearing Monday afternoon to seek public comment on its intention to submit an application for a Business Ready Community (BRC), Senior Care Grant and Loan to fund expansion at the Care Center, now called the Goshen Healthcare Community, which would include new kitchen facilities, therapy area and mechanical
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Open house to feature OB wing

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, As its $3.1 million remodel nears completion, Community Hospital in Torrington boasts improved patient care, privacy, comfort and technological offerings, as well as increased capacity.
This Sunday, the hospital will host a public open house from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
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Local vocalists show off harmonies

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Torrington High School (THS) choirs put on a fall concert last Thursday at the THS auditorium. The school's Women's Choir, Concert Choir and Show Choir (shown here) each performed.
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Romero to retire after 36 years - Plans include 1956 pick-up, plenty of travel

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Ruben Romero, head custodian at Lincoln Elementary, is hanging up his mop next month after 36 years of service to the school district.
Prior to his long janitorial career, Romero was a paraeducator for emotionally and mentally challenged students at Torrington Middle School (TMS) for nine years, a position he was surprised to find he truly enjoyed.
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Tailgating for the Cowboys in Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Pinnacle Bank sponsored a customer appreciation barbecue and tailgate party on Friday.
Jennifer Booth (right), as well as several other bank employees, served burgers, beans and chips to loyal customers, who also had the opportunity to have their photos taken with Pistol Pete or inside a mock stadium.
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Friday fire destroys barn, grain truck

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Volunteer Fire Department dispatched at approximately 7:40 a.m. Friday morning to a vehicle fire about 4 miles north of Torrington on County Road 51.
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‘The Plainsman’ sparks imagination at GCHS meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Alan Korell spoke at the Goshen County Historical Society meeting Saturday and presented information about a grave he found while excavating on his property southwest of Lingle in 1980. The body belonged to a man referred to as "The Plainsman", a gunshot victim from the 19th century.
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Pinnacle Bank continues GCT support

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Todd Peterson (middle), president of Pinnacle Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to the Goshen Community Theatre (GCT) Monday. Pinnacle Bank has been a corporate sponsor of the program since its inception in 2002.
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Eat your heart out, Idaho

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Torrington gardener Larry Pyle pulled this monster potato, which weighed between 4.5 and 5 pounds, from his garden recently. After someone drew a face on the front, giving it the rough appearance of a potato walrus, the tuber's handlers traveled around town to show it off.
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Same-Sex couples can begin marrying tomorrow

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
CASPER - Today, the state of Wyoming announced that it will file a notice stating that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that found the state's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. As a result, same-sex couples can begin marrying at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of
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New salon is up-and-cutting

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
LINGLE, Danielle Kinberg's cosmetology career has spanned more than a decade and included a variety of different venues, from upscale salons to a small Nebraska parlor, the mall and even clients' kitchens. This month, she began offering her services at her very own shop, Essence Salon, in Lingle.
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Prison time for trucker

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Judge Keith Kautz sentenced a second Torrington resident for fraudulent over-billing of Torrington Livestock Markets, LLC (TLM) in District Court Tuesday.
Alex John Dominguez, 42, received two-and-a-half to five years in prison for two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000.
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EWC athletics gets full-time training service

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved an agreement with Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) in Fort Collins, Colo. to provide full-time athletic training services to EWC's athletic program.
According to board President Angie Chavez, other area providers were contacted to provide full-time athletic training but were
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District awaiting final PAWS, AYP scores

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last year's PAWS, or Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, scores have yet to be released, but Superintendent Jean Chrostoski told the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees Tuesday evening the district received notice scores were down.
But, she added, the lower marks are not an indication of the hard work teachers and administrators are putting
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EWC bond will be decided at the polls on Nov. 4

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
TORRINGTON, November's general election will have voters deciding the fate of two projects proposed for construction at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC). The larger of the two is the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) at 69,000 square feet, and the smaller Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) will be 23,000 square feet.
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Monte Vista closed again due to water line maintenance

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Monte Vista Road in Torrington closed this week due to routine water line maintenance. A leaky water shut-off valve required the replacement of service lines connected to the water main located beneath the street, according to Tom Troxel, supervisor of the city water department.
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National Business Women’s Week

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
What is National Business Women's Week?
The purpose of National Business Women's Week is to recognize women who have been the cornerstone of working in business in the United States in the past and to examine how far women in business have come.
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