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Museum is one manís life passion

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, An Allport, Pa. man has taken an interest in the small town of Fort Laramie.
Jay Solomon, 70, is building a replica Fort William storefront right in the heart of Fort Laramie's business district.
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Attempted suicide in Lingle

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
LINGLE, On Wednesday, July 16 at 4:21 p.m., Torrington dispatch called for a standby from Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding a potential suicide.
Shortly after, Torrington EMS was called to respond to an attempted suicide that occurred on Cemetery Road in Lingle.
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State allows third-party fundraising during primary

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
CHEYENNE, Jennifer Young, Constitution Party candidate for Wyoming secretary of state and Lingle resident, can now begin raising funds for her campaign thanks to a motion filed Wednesday by the Wyoming attorney general.
The motion states Wyoming does not object to third-party candidates raising money during the primary election period.
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New preacher makes home in Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON,†There's a new preacher in town. The Torrington All Saints Episcopal Church welcomed Rev. Brian Gross, formerly of Casper, to its ranks late last month.
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Ochsner named junior college Academic All-American

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
CASPER, B.W. Ochsner was selected to the junior college Academic All-American team after completing a successful year of livestock judging for Casper College. The All-American designation is the highest award a junior college judging student can receive.
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Goshen County Beet Growers scholarship matched and doubled

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, A gift of more $43,000 has allowed the Goshen County Beet Growers Association to boost the association's Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) scholarship endowment to over $110,000.
The gift of $43,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the state of Wyoming Endowment Challenge matching program and will be added to the amount already in place from a gift
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Allen recognized for facilitating fitness facility

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., Master Sgt. Curtis Allen of the U.S. Army has always been passionate about fitness.
Growing up in Torrington, Allen was involved in wrestling, baseball and golf.
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Goshen County Commissioners finalize budget

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, After months of adjustments and discussion, the Goshen County Commissioners gave final approval for the 2014-15 county budget during their Tuesday meeting.
After squeaking through the final months of 2014 on a shoestring budget, the commissioners authorized a $10.6 million budget, which, if everything goes as planned, will leave the county $1,797 in the black on July 1,
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GCSD No. 1 adopts 2014-15 budget

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, By 6-2 vote, the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a $30.6 million budget for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday.
The budget, which will operate at a projected deficit of $873,533, generated little conversation during a public hearing outside of Trustee Lance Berry reiterating he will not vote in favor of a budget
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Camp to feature Heisman Trophy winner

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The first annual BRAVE C.A.T.S (Children and Their Struggles) football and cheer camp is coming to Torrington.
Executive Director Lamarr Mainor, Sr. said the camp is the organization's first step in creating more sports-related opportunities for youth in the community.
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Shakespeare company entertains crowd

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming Shakespeare Company from Lander came to Pioneer Park in Torrington for the third time on July 11. The company performed Mary Stuart for the crowd.
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Options for totaled cars this summer

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, It is clearly evident, even in a short drive through Goshen County, that hail season has hit. Literally.
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Training good dogs in Lingle

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
LINGLE, Lingle Police Chief Endra Moen's job is all about keeping the residents of Lingle safe, whether human or canine. That's why when she saw an opportunity to bring a dog obedience class to Whipple Park, she was eager to make it happen.
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Cannon replica to be restored

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Fort Laramie Town Council members discussed the disrepair of the town's replica cannon at their meeting Wednesday.
"It needs repairs," Mayor Alexander Jankewicz said. "If someone were to sit or lean on it, it's weak."
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LFL senior wins FBLA national championship

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Two weeks ago, several local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Nashville, Tenn., and one Lingle-Fort Laramie high school senior blew the competition away and claimed the title of national champion at the conference.
Gabrielle Wollert put her foot in the door of NLC by placing in the top three in
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Lingle looking to clarify terms

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, town attorney Greg Knudsen informed the council he has contacted the Wyoming Secretary of State's office for clarification on adjusting the dates for electing council members.
Currently, all four members are up for re-election in 2018.
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County prosecuting felonies

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Forgery, fraud and burglary are just a few of the felonies Goshen County Attorney Patrick Korell has handled recently.
Below is a rundown of the cases currently ongoing in Goshen County.
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Aces wild for golfer at local course

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Wayne Korell estimates he has played golf for 25 to 30 years. Up until a month ago, he had never so much as seen a hole-in-one.
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One rockiní race

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
LINGLE, Cloudy skies provided some cover for Lingle 5K run/walk participants at the Tammy Howell fundraiser held Saturday.
The Ď80s-themed event drew around 30 people and raised more than $700 for Howell, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May.
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Eastern Wyoming College approves 2015 fiscal year budget

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees approved the college's 2015 fiscal budget during its Tuesday meeting. The combined budget for all EWC funds is nearly $30 million.
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Turkish delight: Sikman heading abroad in August

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For as long as she can remember, Hailey Sikman has wanted to travel abroad. So, when the 16-year-old had a chance, albeit, she figured, a slim one, to head overseas, she jumped at the possible opportunity.
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Yoder ranch is heaven to Ridenour family

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
YODER, Back in the Ď90s, Mike and Cindy Ridenour were living in Colorado and toiling away at demanding day jobs. Today, the couple is living on a peaceful ranch outside of Yoder and working as co-owners/operators of their own grass-fed beef and all-natural vegetable company, Meadow Maid Foods.
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Participants have a blast at Wyoming State Trap Shoot

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The 99th Annual Wyoming State Trap shoot was held Wednesday through Sunday at the Goshen County Sportsmen's Club (GCSC).
The event is held every year over the Fourth of July weekend and, according to Gary Olson, board member of the GCSC and secretary for the Wyoming Trap Shooting Association, this year's event was one of the best ever held.
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Young battles campaign finance law

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
LINGLE, Jennifer Young, a Goshen County resident, is learning the hard way about the difficulties of being a third-party candidate.
Young, who announced her bid for Wyoming secretary of state last fall, is a member of the Wyoming Constitution Party.
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Tootsie Rolls for local organizations

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Knights of Columbus representatives Marv Haiman (left) and Mike Pexton (far right) present checks to three local organizations from donations to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive. Representing the three organizations are (from left) Ronda Meyer from Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Scott Bird of Diversified Services Inc. and Tonya Nepper with Wyoming Child and Family
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