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Severe thunderstorm warning for east central Goshen County canceled

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East Central Goshen County is cancelled.

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property. Therefore the warning has been cancelled. However small hail and gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect
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NWS issues Severe Thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 304 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN NEBRASKA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES
IN PANHANDLE NEBRASKA
BANNER BOX BUTTE CHEYENNE DAWES KIMBALL MORRILL SCOTTS BLUFF SIOUX
IN WYOMING THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES
IN EAST CENTRAL WYOMING
CONVERSE NIOBRARA
IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING
GOSHEN LARAMIE
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Elder care: Time is of the essence

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Anyone reading this knows someone who has gone through the life-changing experience of taking care of an aging parent, or possibly a sibling or friend. Terms like elder care, hospice, comfort care and palliative care were generally unheard of until the "Baby Boomer" generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, began pushing the life expectancy numbers in the United
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NWS issues hazardous weather outlook for area

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Tuesday, at 4:41 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for several communities, including Goshen County, for the week ahead. Strong and severe thunderstorms, with a main threat of large hail, are possible this week, especially today and tonight. See details below:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE NEBRASKA...EAST CENTRAL WYOMING
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No four-lane expansion for 26 in near future

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Amid brown, gold, red and white decor, senators, engineers and Heartland Expressway Association board directors from Wyoming and Nebraska gathered Thursday, June 23, for lunch and road updates.
Torrington hosted the annual HEA meeting at city hall in the Pony Express Room. While the Heartland Expressway is a federally designated, high priority corridor running from Mexico to Canada, which
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Firefighters stay busy

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Dry, hot conditions have kept area firefighters busy over the past several days.
A large fire south of Torrington broke out at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Torrington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lance Petsch.
"It was on the other side of the river," he said. "It was a pretty good fire, we were there for two-and-a-half hours.
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DSI to shut down auto detailing

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, As of July 1, Diversified Services, Inc. will no longer offer its auto washing and detailing service to Goshen County residents. According to DSI CEO Mary Sullivan-Smith, closing the detailing shop was not what the organization wanted to do, but because of changing federal and state regulations for groups offering sheltered workshop alternatives to disabled adults, shutting down the
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Western Writers

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
The Western Writers of America's annual convention is being held in Cheyenne this week and several of the members took time on Wednesday to visit Eastern Wyoming College for a "Meet the Author" event that included book signings, speakers, and auction and a luncheon.
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Fire Marshal warns: Be careful out there

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Fire Marshal Bill Law will hold off calling for a partial fire ban in the county until July 5, unless Goshen County dispatch starts getting a lot of fire calls between now and the Fourth of July.
"It is great that people want to be patriotic and celebrate the Fourth of July, but unfortunately the grass and
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City finalizes budget

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved the third and final reading of the fiscal year 2017 budget at its meeting Tuesday evening. The total budget decreased by nearly $3.75 million, or more than 11 percent, compared to FY16.
Other highlights include:
* The total operating budget is more than $1 million, or 5 percent, less than FY16.
* The city
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Storm Update: Businesses flooded but not washed out

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Despite losing crates of ammo, power lines and time cleaning up the after math, Torrington and its businesses are quickly recovering from June 13's "hundred-year storm."
In the private sector, Gary's Gun Shop, 420 West Valley Rd., sustained the most costly damage during the storm, but GitFit 24/7 Fitness Club, 1913 Main St., didn't escape the aftermath unscathed.
The city
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Pony Express ride again...

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Galloping down the Pony Express National Historic Trail, members of National Pony Express Association's Wyoming head for the Nebraska state line Wednesday, June 22, during the NPEA Re-Ride, which relays mail from Old Sacramento, Calif., to St. Joseph, Mo. in 10 days.
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EWC settles on coach

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, After an expanded search, several weeks of speculation and a noticeable split between the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees, Neal Sherbeyn was named EWC's permanent men's basketball coach after a 4-to-3 vote during a special meeting Wednesday night to resolve the coaching issue.
Sherbeyn was named interim basketball coach just prior to the 2015 season when Casey Jones
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Community Hospital remains healthy

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, One of the biggest news flashes of the last several weeks was Wyoming Community Medical Center's announcement it planned to lay off 58 employees and not fill 57 other positions in response to the economic hard times that have hit the state. Of course, the loss of $55 million in unpaid or underpaid medical bills from patients who are
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Strawberry moon solstice

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

A strawberry moon, named for its season instead of its color, rises over the plains June 20, the summer solstice. The last time a strawberry moon coincided with a summer solstice was 1967, and it is not predicted to happen again for another 70 years.
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Rubber Check Race makes Goshen County debut

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
TORRINGTON, Whether area residents prefer to ride horses, all-terrain vehicles or wheelbarrows, this year's fair is featuring a brand-new Goshen County event which promises to pique the interest of potential participants and attendees alike.
According to coordinator Cody Cox, the Rubber Check Race is a relay race consisting of horses, an ATV and a wheelbarrow.
"The first horseback rider makes
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Local man beats national champion at chili cook-off

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
CHUGWATER, A local resident turned up the heat Saturday, June 18, and brought home the gold from the 31st Annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off.
Dustin Ludwig, of Torrington, won first place with his green chili entry, which was tested on aroma, color, taste and aftertaste among other qualifiers.
The competition stepped up a notch with the arrival of 2015 Chili Appreciation
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FLNHS celebrating Fur Trade Weekend today, tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, Jun 18th, 2016
FORT LARAMIE, Fort Laramie National Historic Site is hosting "Brown Gold" this weekend.
Events continue to approximately 5:15 p.m. today, with living history presentations to begin tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and lasting until the early afternoon.
See Wednesday's Telegram for more photos and details.
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Hang it up: Stricker retires after 25 years

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, After spending the last 25 years as the voice of 911 in Goshen County, Kathy Stricker is hanging up the phone to reconnect with family and friends.
A Torrington native, Stricker began working at the Torrington Police Department Dispatch Center during an uncertain time in her life.
"I started as a single parent," she said. "I worked as
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School district approves LaGrange Elementary School remodel

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Student achievements, gender-identity policies and a remodel for LaGrange Elementary School were significant topics during Tuesday's, June 14, Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting.
With standing room only, coaches introduced state-champion students from the 2016 Wyoming State Track Meet and presented all-state and all-conference soccer awards and good sportsmanship awards to students in front
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Hats on

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, As Wyoming's ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network Champions Across America program, Southeast High School student Logan Grosz takes his responsibilities seriously. Just before the end of school, Grosz, with the support of Southeast Principal Randy Epler, invited all the schools in Goshen County School District No. 1 to participate in a "Wear Your Hat to School Day" fundraiser
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A ray of hope for sugar factory

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
TORRINGTON, A recent tour through Western Sugar Cooperative's Torrington sugar plant revealed hundreds of tons of sugar stacked in industrial-sized packages ready to ship anywhere cookies, cakes, candies or any other confectioner's delight are waiting to be made.
On Wednesday, 16 rail cars were delivered to the plant, and by next Wednesday they each must be loaded with beet sugar
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