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The cattle rattle

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Jake Cheechov of Eugene, Ore., does his best to auction off a pen full of cattle during the World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Semi-Finals at Torrington Livestock Market Wednesday.
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Council tables appointment - Knollman, Reasoner put their names in the ring for position

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Town Council opted to table the appointment of a new emergency management coordinator at its meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14.
The position has been vacant since Dec. 1, when longtime coordinator Charles Potter announced his resignation.
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Patterson named EWC president

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Dr. Rick Patterson, interim president for Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), had the adjective "interim" removed from his title during the EWC Board of Trustees meeting last Tuesday night.
The board will not undergo a search to find a replacement for Dr. Tom Armstrong, whom the board replaced with Patterson in September.
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Property tax appeal costs county - School district loses $45,000 from current fiscal year but will be reimbursed in 2015-16

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON,†A recent Wyoming Department of Revenue decision on a property tax appeal will cost Goshen County agencies approximately $100,000, including $45,000 that was earmarked for the local school district.
On Dec. 22, the state Board of Equalization ruled in favor of Rocky Mountain Pipeline (RMP), which challenged its assessment in June.
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Local 4-H Livestock Judging Team earns Reserve Champion at Western Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Congratulations to the 4-H Livestock Judging Reserve Champion team representing Goshen County and Wyoming 4-H! Team members competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., and are coached by Brodie Mackey and PD Miller.
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Legislative session 2015: something for everyone

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The 2015 Wyoming legislative session began last week with approximately 140 bills ready for consideration by Wyoming legislators over the 40-day session.
The bills circulating through legislative committees include defining penalties for marijuana possession, increasing the state minimum wage and naming a state mythical creature.
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Bank donates to Goshen Community Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - For the third straight year, U.S. Bancorp of Torrington made a donation to the Goshen Community Theatre (GCT) Monday. GCT representatives on hand to accept the $1,750 check were Diona Savoy-McDaniels (from left), Aileen Leithead and Ronda Meyer.
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Wyo. State 4-H Foundation provides more than $242,000 in financial support

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
LARAMIE, Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091.
County 4-H programs and the state foundation are not-for-profit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8-18 excel during their school years and lifetime, said Steve Mack, director of the foundation.
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WGFD discusses herd management, new regulations

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) were in Torrington last Monday night to share information regarding whitetail deer management efforts in southeast Wyoming, fishing regulation changes and to take comments and concerns from the public regarding the state's wildlife management practices.
Wheatland WGFD biologist Martin Hicks presented the 2015 southeast Wyoming whitetail deer herd unit review,
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Sweetheart Cake Campaign to kick off in February

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Gracie's Promise, a local charity designed to help families with children facing catastrophic medical circumstances, is sponsoring a fundraiser this February that's sweet on a number of levels.
The Sweetheart Cake Campaign is an annual event that offers baked goods in exchange for goodwill donations, and all proceeds go to Gracie's Promise.
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Itís all good: Rupp heads commission

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Commissioner Carl Rupp was elected chairman during the last meeting of the county commissioners.
Rupp, who was appointed commissioner in November 2012 after Ross Newman resigned, ran unopposed in last November's General Election.
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Goshen 4-H member earns title at Western National Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
YODER, Chloe Haas, a member of Bear Creek Guys & Gals 4-H Club, earned third-place Model at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. This 4-H event is held in conjunction with the Denver Stock Show and includes several contests and judging opportunities for members.
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Gov. supports Task Force recommendations for forests

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Governor's Task Force on Forests released its report with recommendations for proactively managing Wyoming forests. The recommendations represent short and long-term strategies that Wyoming can implement with federal and private partners and local governments.
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