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Food Drive

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
Platte Valley Bank is hosting a canned food drive. Please bring non-perishable food items. All items will be donated to the Backpack Program through Goshen County Schools. Donations are accepted through Tuesday, December 13. Don't forget to help those in need this holiday season!
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Community Hospital collects prestigious award

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Shelby Nelson and Chief Operating Officer Sandy Dugger gathered staff members for an announcement Tuesday morning at Banner Health locations in Torrington and Wheatland.
"Community Hospital in Torrington has been named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group," Nelson said via remote video, as staff in both rooms broke out in applause.
The Leapfrog
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UW comes to EWC

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
TORRINGTON -- University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders made a stop Friday morning at Eastern Wyoming College to solicit community input on the university strategic plan for the next five years.
"These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university," Nichols said. "Creating a strong five-year plan is so
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Sing-a-long snowballs into gala event

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
JAY EM, In a small, far-flung community like Jay Em, where neighbors are separated by acres of pastureland and winding dirt roads, it takes a special event to bring residents together.
Nine years ago, the Community Christmas Sing-a-long began and has since snowballed into a holiday tradition that draws people from miles around.
"Our little church in Jay
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Miller brings mummies to Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Much like the heroine in Torrington resident Jim Miller's novel, "Buried In Time," readers are thrust into a sarcophagus-strewn and Pharaoh-led ancient Egypt after just a few pages.
Miller made an appearance at the Goshen County Library on Monday to host a book signing and informal talk about his newly-published piece.
"I've always been interested in Egypt, it's a
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Wilma R. Bingham May 30, 1933-Nov. 22, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
LINGLE, Memorial services for Wilma R. Bingham, 83, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church with Reverend Vickie Kintzel officiating. Burial of the ashes will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Ms. Bingham died Nov. 22, 2016, at the Goshen Healthcare Community and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to the Goshen Healthcare
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Deadline for Pony Express delivery approaching

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
GUERNSEY--Want your holiday mail to have a touch of the real West this year? Have it carried first by the Pony Express who will stamp your holiday mail with a special postmark and deliver it via horseback to the United States Postal Service at no charge.
Address your mail and affix postage stamps as normal. Drop
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More broadband services come to Goshen County

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Beginning in 2017, Goshen County residents may see significant improvements in broadband services in the area, according to a press release from the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation.
Casper-based Mountain West Telephone will begin trenching fiber from its Chugwater location to Goshen County this winter. The route includes U.S. Highway 26 from the state line through Lingle, Fort Laramie and
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‘Big shoes to fill’ - Wright’s passing

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Municipal Airport, the City of Torrington and local residents suffered a loss Monday that, even if possible, will take some time to overcome. Jerry Wright, airport manager for the last 22 years, passed away unexpectedly Monday, leaving a very large hole in the area's aviation community.
According to Cindy Wright, Jerry's wife, Wright was transported from the
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Baited pits an ‘act of God’

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
TORRINGTON, Last summer's hail storm struck a late blow to Goshen County waterfowl hunters recently, according to a statement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) released this week. The press release said a corn field and three goose pits had reopened this week after being closed since early November because the area was considered "baited" according to federal
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Less precipitation, more wind

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, With the official start of winter just a few weeks away, the Telegram interviewed meteorologist Chad Hahn to find out what's in store for the area over the next few months.
"We're entering a weak La Nińa situation over the tropical Pacific," Hahn, of the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, explained. "There's no real strong signal either way
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A battle for food: Cows and prairie dogs

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON, A short drive down almost any county road in Wyoming will eventually lead to an iconic prairie dog town; hundreds of small dirt mounds, left behind by the 30-to-60-foot tunnels the rodents excavate under the prairie grass. And, if conditions are right, town residents might be seen lounging in the autumn sunshine. But get too close and Wyoming's black-tailed
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Trouts bring country charm to South Main

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON, A lighthouse made out of flower pots, a wine rack that was once a rake and grandma's doilies repurposed as decorative bowls, these are just a few of the items shoppers might find at A Touch of Country Charm in Torrington.
The business, owned by mother and daughter-in-law duo Jan and Amanda Trout, officially opened its doors Nov. 16.
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Holiday Bazaar

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
Boyd Yeik and granddaughter, Josie, enjoy the sights at the Lions Club Holiday Bazaar Saturday at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center.
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Attention shredders: There’s a new bike shop in town

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON, There is good news for all of Goshen County shredders. Now you can get your BMX, cruiser, mountain bike, road bike, or even the old Schwinn Stingray in grandma's garage adjusted, tuned or overhauled at Blazer Bicycle ATO, Torrington's newest bike sales and service shop.
Mark Perkins, who owns Blazer Bicycle ATO and is the chief technician, has been
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Honoring the old, welcoming the new

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, At a special board meeting Tuesday, the Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees honored outgoing members and swore in three new faces.
Linda Johnson, who spent 12 years on the board, did not run for reelection this year. She offered advice to board members in her farewell speech.
"I put my whole heart into this …
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Grosz’s goal: $10,000 by Christmas

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, Logan Grosz is at it again. Last year, he raised $3,000 to help purchase a specialized blood transfusion machine for Children's Hospital Colorado, and now he has set his sights on raising $10,000 by Christmas to help improve the entertainment offering at CHC for kids who often find the hospital to be their "home-away-from-home."
"When I was there, there
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Grosz’s goal: $10,000 by Christmas

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, Logan Grosz is at it again. Last year, he raised $3,000 to help purchase a specialized blood transfusion machine for Children's Hospital Colorado, and now he has set his sights on raising $10,000 by Christmas to help improve the entertainment offering at CHC for kids who often find the hospital to be their "home-away-from-home."
"When I was there, there
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2 Shot, local goose guide to get national exposure

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
TORRINGTON, This year's Goshen County 2 Shot Goose Hunt, held Dec. 9-10, will feature something it never has before: a national showcase on cable TV. A team of producers, hunters and cameramen from the Heartland Waterfowl television show, shown exclusively on The Outdoor Channel, will spend a few days hunting with Goshen County outfitter and guide Aaron Garcia, who owns
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