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Love was in the air in the Goshen County Senior Friendship Center on Wednesday morning.

Torrington High School senior Lola Ringrose’s artistic experiences and interests span a wide spectrum of genre and styles.

The Industrial Siting Council (ISC) will be holding a meeting on February 16. The ISC reviews the socio-economic and environment impacts of industrial facilities before issuing a permit for construction, according to their website.

The County Commissioners met in session at the Goshen County Courthouse Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. for the discussions of old, ongoing and particularly new business.

The Torrington City Council met Wednesday, February 6 in the council chambers for the first meeting of the month. Councilmen Shane Viktorin, Dennis Kelly, Dr. Richard Patterson, and Wayne Deahl were present, along with Mayor Doby.

Torrington Community Hospital has stayed both busy, and ambitious for the last several years by not only working fearlessly through a devastating pandemic, but also providing motivated and necessary construction renovations to the facilities.

It was a nose-nipping 21 degrees with the sun sparkling crystal frost along the trail at the start of Guernsey State Park’s First Day Hike of 2024.

The Torrington Fire Department held their “Gun a Month” drawing Monday January 8th and Bob’s Roofing was the winner of a Rugger Precision 17HMR Handgun

The North Platte NRD is now taking orders for 2024 conservation trees. Landowners are encouraged to place their orders as soon as possible since trees are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Board of Directors and Staff of the North Platte Natural Resources District (NPNRD) would like to remind constituents of the 2023-24 conservation cost-share program.

Kraig Lashley and Moriah Harkins of The Community Pride Foundation are pleased to announce the awarding of a grant to the Goshen County 4-H to fund the installation of accessible doors at their building located within the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

DUBOIS – The National Museum of Military Vehicles, located near Dubois, Wyoming, is hosting its first-ever Restoration Shop Program on Saturday, January 13th. It will repeat the program on Saturday, February 17th for those unable to attend the January session. Register at the museum’s guest services desk by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program to be directed to the main meeting room. Normal museum admission rates apply.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it is hiring 40 Climate Change Fellows to help with the record numbers of applications from farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses seeking funding for clean energy projects under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The new positions are being funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the nation’s largest-ever investment in combatting the climate crisis, a key pillar of Bidenomics and part of the Investing in America agenda.

CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a Request for Information to gauge interest from potential station owners interested in participating in the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.

SHERIDAN (WNE) – Wyoming once again faced an increased risk from aquatic invasive species in 2023 but remains free of invasive mussels.

Those interested can now bid on 13 animals from the state bison herd. Bidding is open at the Hot Springs State Park office in Thermopolis until 4 p.m. Jan. 16.

On December 27, 2023, Secretary of State Chuck Gray sent a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy opposing the Postal Service’s proposal to move mail processing operations from Cheyenne to Denver. Secretary Gray’s letter came in response to the Postal Service’s announcement of its mail processing facility review of processing operations at the Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center in Cheyenne, and its proposal to move mail processing operations from the Cheyenne Processing and Distribution Center to the Denver Processing and Distribution Center.

Wyoming Game and Fish biologists and technicians have spent the last year and a half feeding four captive bobcats ground meat infected with chronic wasting disease. The study isn’t to see if bobcats can contract the disease — it hasn’t been shown to cross the species barrier to carnivores like big cats — the goal is to see what comes out the other end.

“About 31% of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers with blood alcohol contents of .08 g/dL or higher. In 2021, there were 13,384 people killed in these preventable crashes,” according to the United States Department of Transportation. “In fact, on average over the 10-year period from 2012-2021, about 10,850 people died every year in drunk-driving crashes,” continues the report.

Members of the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan Task Force are urging the public to send their comments as soon as possible.

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