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BREAKING NEWS: Morning fire guts home, no injuries, south of Lingle

Modified: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
Firefighters plan their attack in the background as flame billows from the windows of a rental home on Sunday near Hwy. 156 south of Lingle. Volunteer crews from Lingle, Torrington and Veteran battled the blaze which gutted the home for several hours Sunday. Property owner Dick Saul said no one was in the home at the time of the fire.
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BREAKING NEWS: Morning fire guts home, no injuries, south of Lingle

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
Firefighters plan their attack in the background as flame billows from the windows of a rental home on Sunday near Hwy. 156 south of Lingle. Volunteer crews from Lingle, Torrington and Veteran battled the blaze which gutted the home for several hours Sunday. Property owner Dick Saul said no one was in the home at the time of the fire.
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LFL girls’ basketball joins elementary readers

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
LINGLE, To honor World Read Aloud Day, the Lingle-Fort Laramie high school girls' basketball team read to the Lingle-Fort Laramie elementary students on Thursday morning before school.
"It was just a reason to celebrate reading and get the kids excited to read," LFL library clerk Denise Jackson said. "We can bring the kids together and show them that reading is
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Gun bills clear Senate committee

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave the nod to a pair of bills, which would allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses and into government meetings across the state.
Both bills cleared the Wyoming House of Representatives before moving on to the Senate.
House Bill 136 allows individuals with concealed carry permits to go armed
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Solar farm in Goshen County’s future?

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Connie and Doug Howe thought is was just another piece of junk mail promising riches at the end of an unknown phone number. At first they ignored the flyer, which was from a company called Innovative Solar Systems, but it sat on the table taunting them. The flyer said ISS was looking for land lease opportunities on which to
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The Big Show

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
FORT LARAMIE , It's going to be an event people remember for the rest of their lives, right up there with weddings, the birth of a child or a significant birthday.
It's being billed as the Great American Eclipse and it has the potential to bring a significant economic boost to Goshen County and its communities as thousands of people
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Learn to eat right

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming Extension Service will offer classes on healthy eating through March.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is an old stand-by in Goshen County, said program assistant Deborah Battleson with the county Extension Service here. The focus of the classes is helping individuals and families create nutritional meals on a budget.
"In these days of fast food and
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Ed funding faces cuts

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
CHEYENNE, The state senate on Friday passed a supplementary budget bill calling for some $91 million in cuts to public education funding.
"My colleagues and I are pleased with the budget bill that came out of the Senate," said Senate Joint Appropriations Committee Chairman Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan). "This bill reflects tremendous work on the part of JAC and thoughtfully shepherds
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Let’s Dance!

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
TORRINGTON, A group of students approached the Goshen County School District No. 1 trustees on Monday, requesting an amendment to the rules governing who can, and can't, attend high school dances.
Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students Bailey Surratt, Sammie Garvie, Georgia Wollert and Makenna Greenwald presented their request during the board's regular meeting. They requested a change in school policy
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UW Extension Cent$ible Nutrition Program teaches affordable options

Modified: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming Extension Service will offer classes on healthy eating through March.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is an old stand-by in Goshen County, said program assistant Deborah Battleson with the county Extension Service here. The focus of the classes is helping individuals and families create nutritional meals on a budget.
"In these days of fast food and
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Kitchen and dining facility ready for service

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, After three years of planning and construction, the Goshen Healthcare Community is set to unveil a new food service facility that is second to none. The new kitchen and dining facility will seat approximately 80 people, have outside dining facilities and employ some of the most up to date and advanced food preparation equipment available in the industry.
"This
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Happy Anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, This Valentine's Day, millions of couples all around the world will celebrate their adoration with flowers, chocolates and dinner dates. For a much smaller percentage, however, the holiday marks 70 years of marriage and a lifetime of love and memories shared.
Torrington residents Lewis and Grace Snyder were married Feb. 14, 1947, after dating for just seven months.
Lewis
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Sitting better than expected

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TORRINGTON, There was a bit of good news during the Torrington City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Clerk/treasurer Lynette Strecker reported the city had received more than $500,000 in unexpected revenues in direct distribution from the state. The direct distribution is a revenue source the state has always provided, and it usually comes in two payments during the fiscal year.
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House, Senate reach mid-point of ’17 session

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
CHEYENNE, Just 289 of an original 485 bills and resolutions remain active this week as the Wyoming Legislature reached mid-point for the 2017 General Session.
Tuesday marked crossover period for the body, meaning it was the last day for third reading in the house of origin. Any legislation that did not successfully pass third reading in the primary house will
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LVFD works to recruit EMTs

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
LINGLE, In an effort to recruit more emergency medical technicians, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kasey Bangerter and Mayor George Siglin suggested a plan to allow residents to join the department as EMTs only and still receive benefits, a departure from current policy stating LVFD members must also be firefighters to earn retirement as paid by the town.
"We could make exceptions
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GCSD #1 requests comment on survey

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
TORRINGTON, With the district facing a loss of more than $637,000 in funding next year, Goshen County School District #1 Superintendent Jean Chrostoski is requesting community input on a new school funding survey.
The survey asks about reductions in a variety of areas, from athletics to course options in middle and high schools and cutbacks in central office services.
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Music Men

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
YODER, A trio of vocal musicians from Southeast High School got a chance to live the dream last month when weeks of hard work paid off with participation in the 2017 All-State Choir, hosted by the Wyoming Music Educators Association.
Each year, the All-State Music Festival brings hundreds of the top high school vocal and instrumental musicians together for 21/2
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Kautz resigns from EWC Trustees

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
By Bud Patterson
bpatterson@torringtontelegram.com

TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved the resignation of board president Lowell Kautz during a special meeting Monday, called to address issues created by the resignation.
In an email to the board, Kautz cited health and family issues as reason for his resignation and wished the board well in all its future
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Appoint new member Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
LAGRANGE, The LaGrange Town Council plans to fill a spot vacated by longtime member Cameron McCoy this week at its regular meeting.
After eight years on the council, McCoy submitted a letter of resignation last month due to a new job opportunity in Oregon.
Mayor Mark Marshall and fellow council members thanked McCoy for his years of civic hard work. LaGrange
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Local recipient praises charitable foundation

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
TORRINGTON, Founding the backpack program at Torrington Middle School, which today provides food to some 300 at-risk students and their families in Goshen County, earned long-time educator Rick Cotant the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Leadership Award.
And now, the Cheyenne-based foundation is looking for its next champion.
Nominations for the annual Craig and Susan Thomas Leadership Award are due
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Ruth Ann Fogleman

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
April 29, 1942, Feb. 4, 2017
TORRINGTON, Funeral services for Ruth Ann Fogleman, 74, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jill Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The
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Patricia Nadine Philebar

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
Oct. 3, 1938, Jan. 25, 2017
GRESHAM, Ore., Patricia Nadine Philebar passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2017, at her foster care home in Gresham, Ore., with her loving sister and brother-in-law at her side.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1938, in Salinas, Calif. She is the beloved mother of Tim Philebar of Henderson, Nev., and Brian Vern Philebar
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