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Doggers win big

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - The Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers swarmed the Pine Bluffs Hornets 44-16 Friday evening at Kirk Field in Lingle. The Dogger defense forced five turnovers as LFL improved to 2-0 on the season.
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Suspicions swirling in Fort Laramie - New oil transfer facility coming under scrutiny

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, A proposed truck-to-pipeline oil transfer facility is causing concern amongst Fort Laramie residents.
According to a public notice published in the Telegram, Concord Midstream Services (CMS), LLC, out of Denver, plans to construct a facility less than a half-mile east of Fort Laramie that will consist of three 400 barrel (approximately 16,800 gallons) fixed roof crude oil tanks.
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Armstrong placed on paid leave

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees called for a special session Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and immediately went into executive session.
The board reconvened at 12:40 p.m., at which time Trustee John Patrick made a motion to place EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave beginning Friday.
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No timetable for school rebuild

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
LINGLE, By now, the Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) bus barns and vo-ag building should be gone. While kids bustle through the halls at the campus, construction crews should be busy constructing a brand-new, nearly $10 million elementary school a short distance away.
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Museum upgrades continue to appear

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - City of Torrington electricians installed four vintage-style streetlights at the Homesteaders Museum on Tuesday as part of new exterior improvements that now include the lights, a new fence and some landscaping out front.
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Olson leaves EWC trustees

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Shortly after entering executive session during Tuesday's Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees meeting, board Chairman Gary Olson resigned effective immediately. He was elected to the board in 2012, and his term would have expired in 2016.
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EWC vet tech program ‘shattered’ - Students talk about issues at last meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) veterinary technology students presented a petition to the college Board of Trustees last Tuesday expressing concerns about the condition of the program, including inadequate instruction and the troublesome direction vet tech is headed.
In a prepared statement to the board, vet tech student Tabatha Mesich, representing several vet tech students who were also in attendance,
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School board censures Peterson

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, An otherwise routine school board meeting took an unusual turn last Tuesday evening when the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees censured board member Val Peterson.
The censure, a public reprimand, came as a result of actions trustees found "unprofessional and counterproductive to the operation of the board," according to a letter Chairman Charlie Harshberger read
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Local development focus of conference

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Approximately 70 chamber of commerce and economic development professionals from around Wyoming came to Torrington Wednesday and Thursday to attend the "Ignite Your Growth Strategy" conference. Wednesday's programs were held in the Lincoln Community Complex while Thursday's events took place at Eastern Wyoming College.
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Dancing to the polka

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Pat and Dick Fullmer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special dance at Septemberfest. See more photos and a story on page 15.
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Center to get upgrades

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle Town Council approved funds for upgrading the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical systems at the Lingle Senior Friendship Center during its Wednesday meeting.
The HVAC will cost approximately $12,300 plus an additional $600 to install a new gas line.
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County’s median age dropping

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is getting younger faster than any other county in Wyoming, according to a study recently released by Community Builders, Inc. (CBI).
The median age of residents in the area dropped 2.3 percent since 2009, from 43.9 to 42.9 years.
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Vyve raising its rates - Cable costs going up Oct. 1, according to letter

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington residents with cable TV may see higher monthly bills beginning this fall, according to a letter Mayor Mike Varney read from Vyve Broadband at the Torrington City Council meeting last Tuesday evening.
In the letter, Vyve Senior Vice President Vin Zachariah explained the company would be increasing rates due to inflation and higher operating costs.
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New employees introduced to EWC

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) welcomes several new employees to campus this fall.
"We have quite a large group of new faculty members this year. ...," shared Dr. Dee Ludwig, vice president for learning.
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Sewage discharge in compliance

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During Wednesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, County Planner Gary Childs shared with the commissioners the outcome of a meeting he recently had with representatives of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in regards to an anonymous complaint about sewage discharge concerns near Fort Laramie.
Childs and DEQ staff viewed existing sewage discharge systems on various properties
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Nothing stays the same, even in law enforcement

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, With the ongoing controversy in Ferguson, Mo., and concerns about "militarization of local police," Torrington Police Chief Billy Janes, who has experienced many changes in his 41 years as a police officer, has a unique and small town view of the current state of law enforcement in the United States.
"It used to be that officers had to do
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Brave CATS scrub to say thank you

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, On Aug. 30, Brave CATS (Children and Their Struggles) hosted a free car wash at the J-S Car Wash in Torrington.
"We did this as a way to say thank you to the community," Brave CATS Director Lamarr Mainor said.
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Septemberfest packs Rendezvous Center

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, German food, music and dancing drew a large crowd to Goshen County's annual Septemberfest Saturday evening at the fairgrounds.
The John Fritzler Polka Band played as attendees Dutch-Hop danced around the wooden floor and enjoyed cabbage burgers and baked goods sold by local churches and 4-H groups.
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