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Saving water, Saving the Earth

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier: Deborah Dunn (right) USDA's Rural Development area assistant presents the mayor of LaGrange, Mark Marshall, (left) with an Earth Day recognition for the town's upcoming wastewater facility upgrade.
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The Lone Tree saga persists

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGON, According to Steve Sheaffer, a southern Goshen County landowner, the battle over Lone Tree Canyon Road is not yet over.
During Tuesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, Sheaffer expressed his frustration about the lack of progress in getting the implementation of agreements reached in September 2013, regarding the disposition of the road and other properties.
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Council steers College Drive

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council unanimously approved a completed study addressing the feasibility of extending College Drive, which runs between Banner Health Community Hospital and Eastern Wyoming College, at its meeting Tuesday evening.
Matt Ruder, transportation engineer with DOWL HKM, a Laramie-based consulting firm, presented five alternatives to the council, which included a "do-nothing" approach, extending College Drive approximately 1 mile
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Independent mechanics under attack

Modified: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, John Deere, a manufacturer of agricultural, construction and forestry equipment, along with other manufacturers, claims people who purchase equipment with software do not have the right to access or modify the software, even to repair the equipment, nor do their independent mechanics. The United States Copyright Office is currently reviewing proposals and public comments regarding the Digital Millennium
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Roll up your sleeves …

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers- Lincoln Elementary School students took some time Wednesday afternoon to pick up trash along P Street in honor of Earth Day. Teachers supervised groups of youth, who tackled the project with gloves, plastic bags and plenty of enthusiasm.
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Meece to perform live at WMCI this Saturday

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute will get a rare experience Saturday afternoon, Christian Music Hall of Fame member David Meece will perform for inmates and staff as part of his tour through southeast Wyoming. "I've done quite a few concerts in prisons over the years," Meece told the Telegram.
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Two Women From Worlds Apart Part 2 – Blanche Taylor

Modified: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Sun, Dec 12 [1880]--- Preparing to go East . . .
Mr. Hunton did not know it, of course, but that trip east [to his birthplace, Madison, Virginia] on which he was about to embark proved to be a fateful journey, altering the entire course of his future life, [for it was during this visit that he met] a beautiful
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Mason Jones receives two scholarships to CSC

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
CHADRON, Neb., Mason Jones of Torrington, son of Eric Jones and Stacie Roehrig, received two scholarships to Chadron State College. Jones received the Fine Arts Tuition Waiver for $2,000, and the Cooperating Schools scholarship for $2,352.
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Department of Health: Don’t overpay for official certificates

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
CASPER, The Vital Statistics Services Office at the Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be careful if choosing an online provider for birth, death and other certificate services so they don't face frustrations and high fees.


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The Diaries of John Hunton: Two Women From Worlds Apart Part 1 – Lallee Garnier

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[John Hunton's diaries tell the story not only of his life, but also] of his love for two women who were perhaps as different as any two women can be.
The first --- Lallee, the beautiful French-Indian girl who was Hunton's companion during his early years on the frontier. She was a sister of Baptiste (Little Bat) Garnier, one of
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The Diaries of John Hunton: A Brother Lost, and a Close Brush With Death

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[The following entries are from John Hunton's 1876 diary.]
Fri, May 5, Got back to Milk Ranch about sunset. Heard of horses being stolen on Chug & Jim [one of John Hunton's brothers, shown in the following photograph] missing. Went to Post [Fetterman].
Sat, May 6, Staid at Post last night. 8 A.M. got telegram announcing that Jim had been
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Diaries made and written to last

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
[Although he recorded a few entries in his diary during 1873], it was not until January 1, 1875 that Hunton began to tell in his own words the day-to-day story of his life and experiences. It is a many sided story: of the cattle industry since its inception in Wyoming; the last of the Indian wars; the passing of the
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The Diaries of John Hunton: A Profile of John Hunton

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
With his homeland overrun and devastated, John Hunton turned his eyes Westward and in the spring of 1867 traveled, via St. Louis and Glassgow, to Nebraska City. From there he whacked bulls on to Fort Laramie, bastion of the plains and headquarters of military operations against the Indian tribes. There he worked for several years as a clerk in the
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The Diaries of John Hunton: Introduction to a historical Torrington Telegram series

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
My maternal grandfather, L. G. (Pat) Flannery, was a Wyoming historian as well as a cattle rancher, newspaper publisher, statesman, and veteran of both world wars. A colorful character in his own right, he dedicated the last years of his life to historical research and to a very special labor of love, the publication of John Hunton's Diary.
Mr. Hunton,
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All souped up in Hawk Springs

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
HAWKS SPRING, Hawk Spring's Community Building Committee served chili and chicken noodle soup to over 30 people as part of their yearly upkeep and renovation fundraising Saturday evening. Board members donated the food, including the homemade desserts that some ate before going for a bowl of soup.
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Fairgrounds host 1,500 events in 2014

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, According to records released last month, the Goshen County Fairgrounds hosted nearly 1,500 events during 2014, with an estimated 109,000 attendees.
Of the three facilities used by the public at the fairgrounds, the Rendezvous Center, Pavilion and the outside grounds, the Pavilion was used the most with approximately 550 events hosted.
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Taking Chicago by storm

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Goshen County will introduce the future's best-of-the-best business leaders to the nation in Chicago this June. Eleven students will represent Goshen County, 10 from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School and one from Southeast, at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
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Aiming for success

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Sponsors handed out books, held activities, provided snacks and gave out valuable information to new and established families attending the first-ever Community Kids' Day, Saturday, at Lincoln Elementary School.
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Finally, rain comes to area

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, After a few months of dry skies and bleak forecasts, the weekend delivered on its promise of rain, lots of rain.
According to the Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service, Torrington received exactly two inches of precipitation, all in the form of rain, from Wednesday through Saturday, with Friday receiving the majority of the downpour at .96 inches.
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Fabulous Fifties

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Courtesy - In order to ramp up the excitement for the Torrington High School Prom, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, THS held a ‘50's photo contest and dress up day for staff and students last week. The school, in cooperation with Buck's Pizza, gave away 10 pizzas and prom tickets.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars quilt presentation on Saturday

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Ellen Preston of Yoder and lifelong quilter presented the history of a fraction of her quilts to a captivated audience at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Saturday.
Preston's first quilting experience was at nine years old, sewing by hand with her grandmother.
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Leave no trace

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Boy Scout Troop 26 and Cub Scout Pack 37 served up their first annual spaghetti dinner Saturday to raise money for a camping trip and other scout activities, said Dawn Mickle and Howard Sinclair, both scout leaders and committee chairmen.
"Our motto is ‘Leave no trace.' We are a community-supporting organization. We have cleaned the city park and
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Power to the people at Wyrulec dinner

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, A large number of Wyrulec members turned out for the 79th annual member appreciation dinner and meeting Thursday evening. "It's really exciting to see all the members take an interest in their electric Co-op. Maybe the rain helped our turn-out," said Ryan Schilreff, Wyrulec's general manager.
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TVFD guns for community support

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Ken Farrier of Torrington won the first of 12 monthly drawings for assorted pistols, rifles and shotguns in support of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department. All winnings are contingent on passing an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm background check and subject to TVFD raffle rules.
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EWC shares CTEC timeline and parking details

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College is sharing information regarding upcoming construction of the Career and Technical Education Center project to help answer questions and alleviate concerns.
"We have been contacted by a handful of community members in regards to our building projects and campus parking," shared EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.
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Art and the Nazis

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Art instructor John Cline of Eastern Wyoming College presented "Art and the Nazis" to a full house Wednesday, April 15 at EWC.
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Three major crashes close I-80

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
From the Wyoming Highway Patrol at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 16: Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 - 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers
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They’re creepy and they’re kooky ...

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Kristen Boalch (above) plays Grandma in Torrington High School's production, "The Addams Family." Residents can catch the spooky play at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at THS.
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Fifty years to life

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Theodore Eugene Arnold, 40, of Torrington, pled guilty in District Court Tuesday, April 14 to second-degree murder of his father, Donald J. Arnold, on Feb. 4, 2002. Arnold also pled guilty to one count of felony larceny of a vehicle and one count of attempted larceny of firearms.
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GCSD No. 1 talks lunch

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Superintendent Jean Chrostoski presented various information and updates to board members at the Goshen County School District No.1 Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, April 14.
The district graduation rate, at 81.38 percent, is on par with the national average.
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EWC boosts scholarship fund

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRNGTON, Last November, the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2016 scholarship budget, but made amendments during Tuesday's trustee meeting, which adds a significant amount of money to the scholarships available.
The "Lancer Incentive Awards" was added as a line item to the budget, which is a new scholarship program available only to EWC students.
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Sunbonnet Gals hit milestone

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Twenty-eight thousand: the average number of days in a human lifespan, more than 39 times the length in feet of the North Platte River, and the approximate amount of bonnets the Torrington Senior Friendship Center Sunbonnet Gals have sewn over the past several decades.
The volunteer organization began in 1973 at the request of then-Fort Laramie National Historic Site
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Valley Christian choir presents Shooting Stars showcase

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The Valley Christian School choir performs "Dreams that Children Dream" at a music, drama and art showcase at Lifeway Church in Torrington Tuesday evening. The event also featured poetry, skits and a visual arts display.
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Social media topic of GCEDC roundtable

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "We don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it,", Erik Qualman, author of "Socialnomics."
Using social media effectively for business growth was the topic of Wyoming Women's Business Center Executive Director Debbi Gorski's presentation during Tuesday's roundtable session at the Enterprise Center, sponsored by the Goshen County Economic Development
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A McDonation to St. Joe’s

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities presented Saint Joseph's Children's Home with $12,000 recently. Bob Mayor, executive director (from left), and Ronda Meyer, director of finance, represented SJCH, with Susan Hunzeker, store manager, and Thomas Knote, operations supervisor and RMHCC board member, representing McDonald's Corporation, in front of store #33658 owned and operated by Christian Miller.
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Mysterious and Spooky

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Gomez Addams, played by Mason Jones, is threatened by his daughter, Wednesday's, new boyfriend.
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Hospital, Chamber of Commerce partner on Goshen on the Go!

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County of Chamber of Commerce, Community Hospital and Banner Medical Group want Goshen County residents to get up and go in a collaborative wellness endeavor, "Goshen on the Go!"
The committee asks participants to register by completing a form at the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce.
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A prairie oasis

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
Courtesy - Madagascar was the theme for Saturday's Southeast High School prom. Reigning over the affair as prom royalty were junior attendants Katie Caruthers and Ben Rein (left), Prom Queen Cayley Gibb and Prom King Wyatt Ross (center), and senior attendants Laurel Luke and Blaine Wilker.
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Shooting suspect faces charges

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
TORRINGTON, A Torrington resident faced Judge Randal R. Arp in Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Friday for an initial appearance.
Arp informed David Joseph Hernandez, 47, of his charges in the shooting death of Ashley Craig, 21, of Torrington, which include three felony offenses: second-degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and use or possession of a
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Fire issues ablaze in Yoder area

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
TORRINGTON, During last week's Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, Yoder Mayor Norman Feagler asked the commissioners for help in resolving a "feud" between the Yoder Fire Protection District and the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department.
According to Feagler, the YFPD had indicated it was going to dissolve the YVFD, leaving the district without a fire department.
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Schafer hangs up red shirt for good

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After 39 years on the job with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Steve Schafer, former superintendent of the WGFD's Downar and Sheridan bird farms, retired earlier this month.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming in wildlife management, Schafer spent his entire career raising, nursing and releasing Chinese Ring-Neck pheasants.
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The Grand Old Party

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Hundreds turned out for the annual Goshen County Republican dinner, dance and silent auction Saturday, April 11 at the Rendezvous Center. The group enlisted The Chugwater Band to perform at the event, which featured appearances from several notable Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
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Coming together to solve infrastructure problems

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Residents are working to address many infrastructure problems and constraints in a new comprehensive plan for Goshen County. In the spirit of looking forward to identify and solve problems, the old Fairgrounds Planning Committee from several years ago, has been upgraded and expanded to become the Goshen County Facility Planning Committee.
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Giant golf ball set to tee in Fort Laramie

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, At 175 feet, Fort Laramie's new 125,000-gallon water tower changes the landscape and upgrades the town's water capacity.
The old water tower is outside of city limits and has a 55,000-gallon capacity, which is sufficient for town use, but not for fire suppression, according to town officials.
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Nominations sought for the Kurt Bucholz Award

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the Kurt Bucholz Award, which honors an individual who exemplifies the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of dedicated public service and commitment to conservation.
The award was created in memory of Bucholz, DVM, a legislator and rancher from Saratoga.
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USDA to conduct surveys on crop production

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
DENVER, COLO., From May through August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct its monthly Agricultural Yield Surveys. NASS will reach out to hundreds of producers in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to accurately measure small grains and hay production throughout the growing season.
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EWC Debate Team member ties for ninth in the nation

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
BOISE, Idaho, The Eastern Wyoming College debate team traveled to Boise Idaho to compete at the International Public Debate Association National Tournament on March 27.
The tournament was one of the largest in IPDA history, boasting over 250 competitors and 94 within the novice debate bracket.
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28th Ave. Dance Studio competes in Denver, Colo.

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
DENVER, Colo., Approximately 53 dancers from 28th Avenue Dance Studio in Torrington competed in the Spotlight Dance Cup competition April 10-12 in Denver, Colo.
Results are as follows: Ruby, Tap IV, Lyrical III, last year's lyrical class, both adult dances, Jazmine McCranie, solo
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Downtown Dance Loft wins top honors at event

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
GILLETTE, Downtown Dance Loft recently participated in the Spotlight Dance Cup held in Gillette April 10-12.
Spotlight Events, Inc., the parent company of Spotlight Dance Cup, produces high quality, professional dance competitions in cities throughout the country.
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Bringing down the house

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - "If I was a superhero, I would be battling the Stairmaster," said comedian Ed Burroughs. Headliner Bill Blank (above) and opening act Burroughs brought down the house Friday night at Vickie's Saloon, owned by Vickie Goyen in Fort Laramie.
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