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Living history delights

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Employees at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site delighted visitors with the annual "Moonlight Tour" Saturday night, as well as living history demonstrations throughout the weekend. Tour guides were on hand to take groups of visitors through a series of vignettes depicting life at Fort Laramie in the 19th century.
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Senior center looking for updates

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle Senior Center is looking to the town council for some financial help to update the facility.
Mayor George Siglin met with the center's board of directors to discuss the upgrades.
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Fort Laramie Town Council: New fence causes concern

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, An incorrectly placed fence is causing some controversy in Fort Laramie.
At the town council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 13, Police Chief Laura Knollman reported two residents on the east side of Fort Laramie were having issues regarding the installation of a new fence.
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Munger awarded highest honor

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Patrick Munger of Torrington, a member of Torrington Lodge 664, Loyal Order of Moose, received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose earlier this summer.
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Christian bands to appear in Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Star Concert Ministry will be hosting Red Roots and Southern Raised in concert Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Torrington High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
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Hailstorms cause headaches for building officials

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Illegal metal carports and fraudulent contractors are two issues currently plaguing the city of Torrington, according to Building Inspector Dennis Estes.
Following recent hailstorms, carports have been popping up almost overnight in residential areas, including those not zoned for such structures.
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Welcov taps local for Care Center administrator

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For Michael Speidel, being selected by Welcov Healthcare as the new administrator for the Goshen Care Center is a ticket home.
"I graduated from Southeast," Speidel said.
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Brothwell receives prison time

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Torrington resident was sentenced for fraudulent over-billing of Torrington Livestock Markets, LLC in District Court Monday.
Donald E. Brothwell faces jail time, as well as several years of probation for four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000.
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All in a year’s work for Steve Brill

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-born viral disease that infects birds, horses and humans, was first detected in the United States in 1999 in New York City and surrounding areas.
By the summer of 2000, WNV was identified in 12 states in the northeast and along the Atlantic Coast. In 2001,WNV had spread to the Midwest and by 2002
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Old West alive and well

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - A frontier woman beats the heat with loose fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
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County hosts Republican debates

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Several state and local candidates showed up for the Goshen County Republican debates held last Wednesday and Thursday at Torrington High School.
Mike Varney and Sandy Pittman, both of Torrington, seemed intent on keeping their longtime friendship intact during the mayoral debate, having previously worked together for 33 years.
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Picnic draws crowd despite rain

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle Volunteer Fire Department and Lions Club joined together Wednesday evening to put on the annual Picnic in the Park.
The fire department grilled and served burgers, chips and beans for freewill donations, and Lions Club members dished out scoops of ice cream as part of a fundraiser to send visually impaired children to camp.
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Man logs hit-and-runs

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Douglas resident was involved in multiple hit-and-runs July 31 in Torrington.
According to the Goshen County Sheriff's Office (GCSO), Gabriel David Salazar, 30, left the beer garden at the Goshen County Fairgrounds at approximately 10:30 p.m., during which time he drove his white Mustang into one to two other vehicles.
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State steps in to fund county program

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Commission Chairman Jim Hudelson informed the commissioners at the regular meeting Tuesday the county received $60,000 from the Wyoming Department of Family Services' (DFS) general fund to replace funds lost when the filing deadline was missed for a grant from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Since 2008, the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC)
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Marsh is new associate at dental practice

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, One of Torrington's own has returned to the area as a new associate at the recently renamed Pieper & Marsh Family Dentistry.
Britt Marsh, a 2006 Torrington High School graduate, started at the practice Monday, July 14.
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Waring, Walsh leave St. Joe’s after a combined 73 years

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A combined 73 years of experience walked out of the doors at St. Joseph's Children's Home last week. Bob Waring and Shirley Walsh, two renowned and beloved employees at the psychiatric residential treatment facility, were honored at a retirement celebration Tuesday, Aug. 5.
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Keeping eyes on the finish line

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
MITCHELL, Neb., The 31st annual Rubber Check Race, held Wednesday in the Scotts Bluff County Fair grandstands, is far from the average rodeo event.
After a slight rain delay, teams took off starting with a lap on horseback, and then another team member takes an additional lap.
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Faster internet speeding its way to Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington residents have struggled throughout the year with slow internet speeds and connectivity. However, Vyve, the new broadband company in the area, plans to bring big changes to the area.
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Ponies run wild at parade

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A day supposed to be full of community pride and celebration took a dark turn for one Torrington resident.
One of the highlights of the Goshen County Fair is the parade, held annually along the city's main drag.
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Fair takes over Goshen County

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - One little aspiring 4-H student examines her chicken carefully to ensure it is in tip top shape for the judge.
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County EMS equipment to be updated

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments will soon be better equipped to help serve the community. Torrington City Council members approved funding for Hawk Springs and LaGrange EMS equipment and, in addition, were able to view the new Torrington fire truck at the meeting last Tuesday night.
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EPA inspects local ag companies

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was in Goshen County recently inspecting agricultural facilities, including farms, ranches and greenhouses that have employees and handle pesticides.
According to Caleb Carter, University of Wyoming Extension educator for Goshen County, the EPA has a specific purpose for the inspections, which were also carried out in Albany, Laramie and Platte counties.
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