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Fire engulfs structures near Torrington Wednesday

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
TORRINGTON, A fire destroyed two structures at a residence northwest of Pleasant Valley Greenhouse Wednesday at approximately noon. At this point, no injuries are reported.
See Friday's issue for details and photos!
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New CEO at Banner Health

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Banner Health, which owns and operates Torrington's Community Hospital, announced Friday it would be changing its leadership structure for southern Wyoming, naming Shelby Nelson chief executive officer of Banner Wyoming South.
Nelson, who was Platte County Memorial Hospital's Chief Executive Officer, will lead an executive team responsible for operations and strategic planning for both Community Hospital and Platte County
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Area fights Jay Em wildfire

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
JAY EM, Lightning struck outside Jay Em last Wednesday evening, igniting a wildfire that refused to be controlled. Like the population of Jay Em, the fire might have been small in size, but it was determined.
According to Dewey Hageman with the Jay Em fire department, the fire was located on a rocky ledge with trees. The total burn
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Hernandez pleads guilty to murder

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
TORRINGTON, David Joseph Hernandez, 47, of Torrington admitted his culpability in the April 8th murder of his girlfriend, Ashley Craig, in Eighth District Court Monday morning. Visiting Judge Wade Waldrip from Carbon County accepted the change of plea for second-degree murder and the third count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As part of the plea agreement,
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Hernandez pleads guilty to murder

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
TORRINGTON, David Hernandez pled guilty to the second-degree murder of Ashley Craig in District Court this morning. See the Wednesday's Telegram for details.
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From gardens to noxious status

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, It is tall, swarthy (sort of), and beautiful. Gardeners in the 1800's liked the plant so much they brought Scotch thistle over from Eurasia to decorate yards. And then, it quickly became a bane to just about everyone.
"It's always been around, but in the last two years, it just blew up," said Steve Brill, supervisor of
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Keeping the light on at Wyoming Ethanol

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Although the announced closing of Wyoming Ethanol on Monday would seem like another blow to Goshen County's economy, the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation and the Wyoming Business Council are working on options to get the plant up and running again.
According to WBC Chief Performance Officer Tom Johnson, there are a variety of financial instruments that may serve
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Tularemia still lurking

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a press release this week, the Wyoming Department of Health reported a Big Horn County man recently died due to tularemia, a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia.
The release, which was distributed Monday, said there were 11 cases of the disease reported in the state. However, according to health department spokesperson Kim Deti, that number has
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Train vs. human: A close call

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington had its first train accident in a long time early Wednesday morning. At approximately 12:30 a.m., two Torrington women, mother and daughter, were near the railroad tracks at the intersection of Main Street and East Valley Road (Highway 26) when a train traveling through Torrington collided with pedestrian Jenny Bad Heart Bull. The train did not hit her
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Train hits Torrington woman early Wednesday morning

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington Police Department responded to a report of a Torrington woman hit on the train tracks near Garcia's this morning at 12:33 a.m. She was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, ankle, and lacerations to the back. A second person was involved with non-life-threatening injuries reported. See Friday's issue for details!
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The best medicine...

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Comedian Chris Voth performed at the Community Healthcare Foundation's Comedy Night Friday evening at Rendezvous Center. Voth entertained a packed crowd at an event that included a beer tasting, auction, and Vegas-style games.
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Taking the reins

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015

Former North Platte Valley Board of Realtors President Julene Asmus (from left), swears in incoming President Judy Daily, President-Elect Curtis Birkley and Vice-President/Treasurer Deidre Newman at a recent meeting.
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Women’s Equality: Fact or Fiction?

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Today is National Women's Equality Day. In 1971, Congress, at the request of New York's Representative Bella Abzug, named Aug. 26th as the day to commemorate the 19th amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote, nationally. Of course, Wyoming had given women that right 51 years earlier. Wyoming had several reasons for doing so, some
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Memories of service

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Though the era may have been different, Captain John Baker joined the military in a manner similar to how many young adults join the service, the rally to join is strong when the U.S. is attacked. It was Dec. 7, 1941. Baker was back home in Lingle while in his first year at the University of Wyoming.
"I
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Goshen County attorney looks to add judgeship to resume

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON - This is the final of three articles profiling the three nominees for the judgeship of the Eighth Judicial District, which includes Goshen, Platte, Converse and Niobrara counties.
Last Wednesday, the Telegram profiled Robert Sanford, Albany County Assistant County Attorney and Friday's edition looked at Goshen County attorney Edward Buchanan.
Today's focus is on the final candidate, Goshen County
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Goshen County attorney looks to add judgeship to résumé 2015

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON - This is the final of three articles profiling the three nominees for the judgeship of the Eighth Judicial District, which includes Goshen, Platte, Converse and Niobrara counties.
Last Wednesday, the Telegram profiled Robert Sanford, Albany County Assistant County Attorney and Friday's edition looked at Goshen County attorney Edward Buchanan.
Today's focus is on the final candidate, Goshen County
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Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Wyoming's only ethanol plant will soon cease operations.
Terry Oldfield, chief executive officer for Renova Energy, parent company of Wyoming Ethanol, confirmed Monday that Wyoming Ethanol will be going into an "indefinite suspension of operations."
"We will be finishing corn receipts this week and will need to crush the corn the week after," Oldfield said, explaining when the suspension
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BREAKING: Wyoming Ethanol to close doors next week

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Telegram confirmed today Wyoming Ethanol in Torrington will close its doors the end of next week. Approximately 85 percent of the corn Wyoming Ethanol uses is produced locally.
See Wednesday's issue for a full story!
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THS begins fall practice

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
Sports teams throughout the county are working hard to get in shape for the upcoming season. The Torrington High School Blazers braved a blustery evening Tuesday to run drills and get plays down before the season officially starts later this month.
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Old traditions resurrected at the Fort

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, For the first time in modern history, the time-honored tradition of being inducted into U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers Corps occurred at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site on Tuesday. In fact, the NCOs signed their creeds in the refurbished office of Post Commander Colonel William Collins of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Calvary in the Fort's Old Bedlam.
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Buchanan considered for judgeship

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, This is the second of three articles profiling the three nominees for the judgeship of the Eighth Judicial District, which includes Goshen, Platte, Converse and Niobrara counties.
Wednesday, the Telegram profiled Robert Sanford, Albany County Assistant County Attorney. Today's profile is of Edward Buchanan, Goshen County attorney.
Next week, the Telegram wraps up the nominee profiles with a look
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Council hears pool pitch

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council showed support for the Torrington Municipal Pool Committee's recommendations at its meeting Tuesday night, which included the future construction of a new, approximately $5.5 million pool.
Randy Tullis, representing the committee, asked the council to endorse the board's suggestion to construct a new municipal swimming pool at the location of the current facility, with funding provided
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YVFD back to work

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge John Brooks set aside a resolution passed in June by the Yoder Fire Protection District Board of Directors and ordered 22 members of the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department back to work. His order came Wednesday, a day after hearing an injunction request by the "22", as they were referred to in court.
The board's
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