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NWS issues severe thunderstorm watch for area

Posted: Friday, Jul 29th, 2016
TORRINGTON - A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the area until 10 p.m. Details below:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 422
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
100 PM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 422 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM MDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

WYC001-015-021-031-300400-
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Smiling through the rain ...

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Parade participants throw bouncy balls to the crowd Thursday, July 28, from the Pieper & Marsh Family Dentistry float. The parade was delayed 10 minutes due to a downpour.
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Police urge residents to lock car doors

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON - Residents may be able to thwart a recent increase of thefts from automobiles by simply locking doors and removing valuables, a Torrington Police Department detective said.
About 30 incidents of items stolen from vehicles were reported in the Torrington area in 2016. The majority of reports were received starting in and after May, TPD Lt. Detective Douglas Weeks
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Costume Goats

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Running late, Brylee Rawlings, 5, tows her goat Wednesday, July 27, past the Frontier Shelter on her way to the costume goat show.
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Patience, family keys to bringing home gold

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016

TORRINGTON, Months of early mornings and tireless toil paid off for the Schainost sisters Tuesday, July 26, who raked in several awards at Goshen County Fair's Breeding Goat, Sheep and Swine Show.
"I feel blessed," Danielle Schainost said as she tended her prize-winning goat. "It's taken a lot of work, but I couldn't have done it without my mom,
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Pistol and Pete in the parade

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, In this age of smartphone controlled center pivots, GPS guided tractors and home delivery of parts, it is easy to forget how farming and ranching chores got done 100 years ago. But during Thursday's Goshen County Fair parade, Pistol and Pete, two haflinger horses, brought back some of that nostalgia as they effortlessly pulled a 125-year-old sheep wagon down
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Unemployment steady in county

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate made a small jump in June to 5.7 percent, slightly higher than the 5.6 percent in May. The report also indicated Wyoming's unemployment rate is significantly higher than its June 2015 level of 4.2 percent and is also higher than the current U.S. unemployment
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UPDATE: Small carnival a possibility

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Stephanie Lofink, fairgrounds manager, informed the Telegram this afternoon representatives from Paradise Amusements are working to bring a small crew and carnival from Powell, with a possibility of setting up tomorrow (Wednesday) night. It is not certain Paradise will be able to secure a crew and carnival. Stay tuned for updates.
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Pig wrestling returns to Goshen County Fair

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The crowd roared Sunday, July 24, as children dunked mud-covered pigs into a bucket in the center of the Goshen County Fairgrounds' Pavilion.
After a three-year hiatus, pig wrestling was a big hit with the youthful participants and audience alike.
Split into four divisions according to age, three-four person teams were sponsored by local residents and businesses.
Taking
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Goshen County Farmers Market moves to City Park

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
TORRINGTON - Main Street bustled with face-painted children followed by hotdog-toting parents Thursday afternoon, July 21, taking advantage of the Goshen County Farmer's Market celebration.
Providing free hot dogs and face-paintings was a "way to say thank you to the community," promote the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) and "kickoff the farmer's market," GCCC Director Linda Evans said
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Kendall retires after 17 years

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
LINGLE, From the time he was 9 years old working at his father's restaurant up until his retirement this month after 17 years as Lingle's clerk-treasurer, David Kendall's professional life has revolved around numbers.
"I was waiting tables in my dad's restaurant when I was 9 years old," Kendall recalled. "Farmers used to give me $20 for a 35-cent bill
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Three generations of cavity killers

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
TORRINGTON, For over 60 years there has been a member of the Griggs' family leaning in and asking bib-covered patients to "open up," and with luck, the family dental practice will continue for at least another 30 years.
Fresh out of The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry (UNMCCD), Dr. James Griggs started Griggs' Family Dental in 1952
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Carnival canceled at 2016 fair

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Due to a family tragedy, there will be no carnival at this year's Goshen County Fair, according to fairgrounds manager Stephanie Lofink.
Paradise Amusements was originally contracted to set up rides and games at the fair.
For questions, residents can call the fairgrounds at (307) 532-2525.
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Goshen County under severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.

Posted: Sunday, Jul 24th, 2016
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
332 PM MDT SUN JUL 24 2016

NEC157-165-WYC015-242215-
/O.CON.KCYS.SV.W.0101.000000T0000Z-160724T2215Z/
SIOUX NE-SCOTTS BLUFF NE-GOSHEN WY-
332 PM MDT SUN JUL 24 2016

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM MDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN SIOUX...NORTHWESTERN SCOTTS BLUFF AND SOUTHEASTERN
GOSHEN COUNTIES...

AT 332 PM MDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED
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‘May I have this dance?’

Modified: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON - Hightailing it toward Lingle, Russell Zimmer rolled back the throttle of a Harley Davidson he borrowed from a friend.
Behind him, Ila Kaufman tightened her grip around his waist. Grinning, Zimmer gunned the motorcycle's engine. Kaufman clung tighter still. Zimmer checked the speedometer: 90 mph.
It was Aug. 15, 1945.
The allies announced Japan's unconditional surrender.
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Better than a certificate of deposit

Modified: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Commissioners' room was packed Wednesday with potential property buyers as the Goshen County Treasurer's office conducted its annual property tax sale. There were 66 properties offered and 55 buyers looking for investment opportunities that guarantee, at a minimum, an 18-percent return on investment.
Every year, May 11 is the deadline for paying property taxes, after that
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Potholes here to stay

Modified: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016

TORRINGTON, Every year the Wyoming Department of Transportation prepares its State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) report and agency representatives present it to local officials during their public meetings. Tuesday, during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, WYDOT representatives, led by District 2 engineer Lowell Fleenor, summarized the report for those attending the meeting.
There are five WYDOT Construction
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UPDATE: Lingle fire contained

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
LINGLE, Local firefighters have contained a blaze which destroyed outbuildings and threatened other structures at the 2900 block of Wyncote Road west of Lingle. The residence is currently uninhabited. The fire was reportedly started by a spark caused by a lawnmower.
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Temperatures crank up across nation

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
TORRINGTON, With temperatures hitting 100 degrees Tuesday, July 19, and 101 Wednesday, July 20, Goshen County is warming up just in time for the fair, which kicks off July 24.
A high heat warning issued by the National Weather Service for the midwest earlier in the week extended to the Nebraska/Wyoming state line Wednesday. The forecasted extreme temperatures even
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New Moon

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
A July full moon looks down on a farm near Veteran.
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BREAKING: Fire near Lingle, outbuildings in danger

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
LINGLE, Multiple Goshen County fire departments have been dispatched to a grass fire on the 2900 block of Wyncote Road west of Lingle. Outbuildings are in danger.
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Razed but not forgotten

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
LINGLE, Brick by brick, Lingle's old elementary school tumbled Monday, July 18, beneath backhoe blades.
Behind the piles of rubble and crumbling walls, a new school stood patiently waiting to fill its halls with the next generation of memories and traditions.
However, the loss of the old building was bittersweet for many Lingle residents.
"I hoped they could save some
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Elder care: Know your options

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
TORRINGTON, It can be the hardest decision a family will ever make, to limit a loved one's independence. There may have been many reasons to make such a decision, but ultimately the all-encompassing factor was safety; a loved one can no longer live on their own, safely.
Next, when that decision is finally reached, comes the second hardest decision
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Goshen County students’ PAWS score above state average

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, Goshen County students dug out the middle ground in the 2015-16 Proficiency Assessments of Wyoming Students (PAWS), according to test results released Thursday, July 14.
The overall number of students who scored in the proficient and advanced range increased, but so did the number of students scoring in the below basic range.
The results garnered from PAWS
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Jury scam

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Denver, Colo. Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a press release Friday warning Wyoming residents of a new scam making its way around the state.
Known as the jury scam, the caller poses as a law enforcement official, using actual names of officers and judges from the area and informs the potential victim there is
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A new lease on life …

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
WYO-VETS-ON-THE-MOVE, a Centennial-based group determined to provide local veterans who struggle with mobility with a free Action TrackChair, presented Lewis Matteson (third from right) of Torrington with an all-terrain wheelchair Friday. On hand were group members Frank Cylvick (from left), Jim Hardekopf and Dr. Dwight Larson (far right). Also present was Annie of Action TrackChair in Colorado, and Matteson's son,
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James Lee Sanders July 1, 1936-July 12, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
BLANCHARD, Okla., James Lee Sanders, 80, of Blanchard, Okla. passed away in Norman, Okla. on July 12, 2016. James was born on July 1, 1936 in Oklahoma City to Leonard and Cora Sanders.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Orville, Eugene, Joe and Billy; and one sister, Anabelle.
He is survived by his loving
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A look back at fair history ...

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
TORRINGTON, The Homesteaders Museum and Edward Jones are gearing up for the Goshen County Fair. Museum Director Sarah Chaires (pictured left) set up a display of fair memorabilia from years past, with the assistance of Senior Branch Office Administrator Elaine Bernatow, in the Edward Jones display window last week. Chaires is looking for additional fair mementos, especially buttons. The public
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Strong thunderstorm near Torrington

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 3:30PM MDT MON

... SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN SIOUX AND EAST CENTRAL GOSHEN COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM MDT...

AT 249 PM MDT... DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR TORRINGTON... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
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Significant weather advisory for Goshen County

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
Significant weather advisory for southwestern Goshen and
southeastern Platte counties until 215 PM MDT...

At 129 PM MDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Slater... or 17 miles southeast of Wheatland... moving northeast at 20
mph.

Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted
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