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Letter to the editor: Bond support continues

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a past member of the EWC Board of Trustees and a current Community College Commissioner, I am writing to elicit voter support for the EWC bond issue.
Others have written fine letters describing the merits of these two centers. I want to emphasize how critical voter support is, as this opportunity is unlikely to pass our way again.
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Letter to the editor: Tax for economic development

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
We are asking Goshen County voters to continue the quarter-cent sales tax for economic development at the General Election on Nov. 4, 2014.
Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) is a nonprofit organization created in 1987. GCEDC enjoys strong support from local business and industry, city and county government and the citizens of Goshen County that were the first in
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Letter to the editor: EWC expanding, needs new facilities

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As the chair of the Steering Committee helping Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) with the general obligation bond campaign, I would like to take this opportunity to provide a few of the technical details of the request.
EWC is expanding and growing and has room to expand and grow even more but needs adequate facilities for that growth. Those facilities are
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Letter to the editor: Across the line

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Have you heard? Late Friday afternoon, our governor's office issued a press release notifying citizens of Wyoming that, regardless of the state's statutes and/or the will of the people, after Thursday, Oct 23 at 5 p.m., it will be legal for same-sex couples to marry in Wyoming!
As I understand, the ruling states the Wyoming law infringed on the
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Letter to the editor: Grateful for community support

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As many of you know, this past week marks a year since tragedy and discomfort rocked our little Torrington family when we lost Jennifer in a car accident on her way to the MOPS national convention. I wanted to take some time and use this platform to express my appreciation for all of the support from so many people in
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Letter to the editor: Transparency

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Wyoming statutes, Section 22-25-110 requires a candidate or committee to include in campaign literature or advertising the name of the candidate or committee sponsoring the literature or advertising.
Small campaign items such as tickets, bumper stickers, pens, pencils, buttons, rulers, nail files, balloons and yard signs displaying the name of the candidate or office sought are exempt from the
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Letter to the editor: Helzer - Ceballos deserving of vote

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a retired teacher, I continue to stay interested in the future of our children in public education. I was honored to meet Mike Ceballos, as he visited the LaGrange and Torrington areas to promote his candidacy for superintendent of public instruction.
Mike has proven his professionalism throughout his career with Quest Communications. Currently studying for his doctorate in education
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Letter to the editor: Eastern Wyoming College – helping our community grow and prosper

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a lifelong member of the Goshen County Community and a 27-year employee at Eastern Wyoming College, I want to share the reasons why I support the GO bonds, which are on the November election ballot.
Eastern Wyoming College is your community college, having served in that capacity for 66 years. I remember in 1968 when the new college was
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Letter to the editor: EWC a lynchpin in community

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) has been a very important part of Goshen County for 66 years. The college serves many, from those who wish to complete their high school equivalency to those seeking their general educational needs to enable them to complete four year or more degrees.
Additionally, many students earn certificates or two-year degrees and go directly into
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Opinion column: Justice

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, the once beloved Olympic athlete known the world over as "Blade Runner", was finally sentenced Tuesday after a drawn-out, nearly eight-month-long trial.
He was given five years in jail but will likely serve 10 months with the remaining as house arrest.
Pistorius, if you have not followed along, was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a budding
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Letter to the editor: Trustee responsibility

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
It is becoming more apparent every day that we have a Goshen County School Board member that does not understand (or feels they are above) the responsibility they have been entrusted with. Trustees need to act in a manner that is consistent with the development and well-being of our schools, not for themselves, their family, their friends or any
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Letter to the editor: Support for the GO Bond

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
As I read through the insert on the Goshen County Fair participants included in the Oct. 1 edition of the Telegram, I couldn't help but notice how many familiar names were featured. It is clear the strong family traditions present in Goshen County agriculture are alive and thriving.
The tremendous success of our young people and the power of
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Letter to the editor: Votes in favor of the bond

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
We are writing to encourage the voters of Goshen County to support the EWC bond issue on Nov. 4. We have both been involved in education all of our lives and know that any institution must grow in order to meet the needs of their communities.
The construction of a major new facility for
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Letter to the editor: Saddened by the loss of Hamburg

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
I was saddened to learn of the death of Al Hamburg. He and I go back a long way to the days of World War II, when we were in school at Gering's McKinley War and later Gering Junior High.
Al was a bully, and I often suffered beatings at his hands. However, we did play hooky together. The
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Opinion column: Who’s got your back?

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Do you remember when we were told we could keep our own health insurance? How about when we were told the recession was officially over?
Who can forget the official position that it was a spontaneous attack on the embassy in Bengazhi and not a planned terrorist attack?
One more. Anyone remember the "cash for clunkers" program that was
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