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Dispatch: The guardians of peace during times of disaster

TORRINGTON – On February 16, 1968, in Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 call in the history of the United States was placed which marked the beginning of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system. …

Men face 10 years for property damage and assault

TORRINGTON – All in attendance at the Goshen County District Court rose to their feet as judge Ed Buchanan took the bench at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. With Goshen County and Prosecuting …

County commission says farewell to respected official

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Commissioners met promptly at 9 a.m. for the required meeting of county official reports, revisiting old business and taking on new topics. Present at the …
Lincoln Elementary staff, Shirley Peterson (right), has a good laugh while demonstrating the famed helium-voice experiment while college freshman Kiera Bisbee (center) and Professor Todd Aschent try and contain their hilarity.

Professor Todd the science guy

Lincoln Elementary para-educator, Brock Kochera (right), along with nearly a dozen kindergarten, first and second graders enjoy a Friday morning of science experiments courteously demonstrated by EWC …
Junior Elijah Hatch, center, keeps the ball away from his Scottsbluff opponents during the April 16 home game.

Blazers defeat Scottsbluff

The Torrington High School Blazers maintained their winning streak with a decisive victory against Scottsbluff at home on April 16.

Junior Marisol Munoz clears the ball from Torrington’s territory during the April 16 away game against Scottbsluff.
The Torrington High School Lady Blazers squared off against Scottsbluff at an away game on April 16.
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Sophomore Kennedy Reinhardt, pictured during the March 21 game against Laramie, struck out six Wheatland players over the course of the April 15 game.
The Torrington High School girls' softball team defeated Wheatland on Monday following a tough loss to Laramie the previous Friday.
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EWC men’s basketball coach announces retirement

Eastern Wyoming College men's basketball coach Tom Andersen instructs his players during a game against Casper Community College recently. Andersen has announced his retirement after 17 years at EWC.

Eastern Wyoming College men's head basketball coach Tom Andersen announced his retirement.

THS tracksters dominate Burns

Sophomore Brooklyn Asmus explodes from the starting blocks in the 200-meter dash at Burns. Asmus broke the Torrington High School records in two events as well as garnering gold.

The Torrington High School girls' and boys' track teams pulled out all the stops at the Burns Invite.

Blazers shatter Worland’s 3A conference winning streak

Junior Ayden Shimic tosses the ball back onto the field while defending Torrington’s goal on April 12.

The Torrington High School Blazers defeated top-ranked Worland in an epic game on Friday.

Southeast girls fourth, boys eighth at Burns

Senior Kylee Llewellyn runs the final leg of the 1600-meter sprint medley relay at Burns.

The Southeast High School track teams posted new personal records and collected plenty of hardware at the Burns Invite.

THS golfers play at Cheyenne

The spring golf season continued for Torrington High School at the Cheyenne Tournament on April 12.

Bonita (Bonnie) June Butler
TORRINGTON – Bonita (“Bonnie”) June (Korb) Butler, age 85, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in her home in Torrington and cremation has taken place. The family will hold a celebration …
Guido Earlin Smith
TORRINGTON – Guido Earlin Smith, 90, passed away peacefully April 11, 2024, at Torrington Community Hospital. At his request there will be no services and cremation has taken place. …
Leland Hull
TORRINGTON – Graveside services April 20 at 10:30 a.m. for Leland Hull.   Service for Leland who passed away September 11, 2023, will be held at 10: 30 a.m. April 20 at Valley View …
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Lingle residents discuss transparency

LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council met at the community center Wednesday evening at precisely 6 p.m. for the biweekly discussion of town events, concerns, and new and old business. Present …

Hit and run causes Lingle property damage

LINGLE – On Friday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., Lingle Police Chief, Endra Andrews, received a call from a Lingle homeowner reporting a vehicle had run through and left significant damage …

Torrington hospital offers robotic arm assisted joint replacements

TORRINGTON – Banner Health Torrington Community Hospital is the first hospital in a 60-mile radius to offer the Stryker Mako SmartRobotics system. This advancement in joint replacement surgery …

Town approves car show

FORT LARAMIE – The Fort Laramie Town Council met on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting quickly began with the Pledge of Allegiance.   The first item on the agenda was the …

Court fines for April 8 -April 12

A compendium of the Goshen County court fines. April 8 Lopez, Gaytan, Oscar – Forfeiture: $240 [31-5-301 a] speed too fast for conditions. Maez, Kaylan B. – Forfeiture: …

Emergency services rolling log

A compendium of Goshen County emergency response and service calls Tuesday, April 9th – Wednesday, April 10th 07:10-Log Information-Occurred on US Highway 26. RP states vehicles …

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Mayor proclaims Arbor Day

Heidi Wayland, center director at the Torrington Learning Center, and Jessica Rohrer, center director at the Lincoln Infant and Toddler Center spoke to the city council on Tuesday evening.

TORRINGTON – The Town Council for the City of Torrington met on Tuesday, April 16. In attendance were mayor Herb Doby and councilmembers Dr. Richard Patterson, Dennis Kelly, Shane Viktorin, and …

Gordon vetoes proof of residency

CHEYENNE – In a recent press release, Wyoming Secretary of State, Chuck Gray, announced his disapproval of the actions of Wyoming State Governor, Mark Gordon. In the release, Gray criticizes …

Governor Gordon criticizes oil and gas rule that raises cost to producers

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon is criticizing an announcement from the Department of Interior last week that will increase the costs to oil and gas companies seeking to drill on …

UW wool judging team celebrates a successful 2024 season

The 2024 UW Wool Judging team, L-R: Dylan Laverell (coach), Mary Thomas, Cameron Herrick, Elisabeth Dooley, Allie Van Why, Whit Stewart (team coordinator). Missing: Sydney Camp.

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming’s small but mighty collegiate wool judging team competed in three regional contests this year, beginning with a strong performance at the 7220 Wool …

If there is something to be learned from covering what now seems like hundreds of court cases over the past year, one can sincerely say from a stranger’s viewpoint being an attorney or a judge …
This perhaps is something everyone can relate to, and it falls under all sorts of categories. It’s in our nature to continue to try over, and over again until we finally succeed. Or at …
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TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program within a short period of time has already proven it is here to stay and doesn’t plan on …
TORRINGTON – The Goshen County Circuit Court met Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for the sentencing of Torrington man, Harold Flores, for the unlawful touching of a young local woman. District …

EWC announces Fall Honor Roll

Eastern oming College named 122 students on the college’s Fall 2023 President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes full time students (12 or more credit hours) who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

State FFA convention results

By Jess Oaks CHEYENNE – A collaboration of the Wyoming State FFA Convention held on April 10-13 in Cheyenne results. Torrington/Lingle FFA Chapter …

THS names new administrator

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County School Board meeting was off to a rocky start on Tuesday, April 9 as the board meeting battled some technology issues. The meeting was called to order around 7:20 …

Sand remains an issue for Yoder

YODER – The Yoder Town Council was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Yoder Community Building, in Yoder. Mayor Norm Feagler called the meeting to order, and members of …

Donkey basketball coming to Lingle

LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie Student Council is sponsoring the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show on Friday, April 19 at the Lingle-Fort Laramie High School at 7:30 p.m. in the high school …

Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence
In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money helps shed light on which is a better investment: gold or stocks.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.
How to turn your passion for pets into action
(BPT) - Are you passionate about pets? Whether you have a beloved animal of your own or simply appreciate all the joy pets bring to our lives, there are many ways you can turn that passion into …
public notices
Public Notice No. 8955
Public Notice No. 8936
The Torrington City Council will hold a Budget Work Session on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Public Notice No. 8954
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of GOSHEN COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday April 2, 2024 The Board of County Commissioners of Goshen County, Wyoming met in regular session on the above date at 9:00 am
Public Notice No. 8953
The Torrington Municipal Airport hereby announces the Airport’s Revised Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 2.0% for FAA funded contracts/agreements.
Public Notice No. 8952
Notice is hereby given that the Goshen County School District No.1 Board of Trustees will conduct a special board meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2024