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SAREC showcases projects

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The University of Wyoming's (UW) James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) held its annual open house and field day Aug. 21 for anyone interested in learning about SAREC and the various projects underway there.
For Jim Freeburn, director of operations at SAREC, the field day is a way for UW to engage with area farmers
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Murder trial set for teen - Cardeilhac to be tried Nov. 17 for Baker killing

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
GERING, Neb., A Nebraska state prosecutor has amended the charge against a Torrington teenager accused of killing Scotts Bluff County jailer Amanda Baker.
Last Monday, Doug Warner filed an amended charge of first-degree murder during the commission of a robbery against Dylan Cardeilhac, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.
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Election News: College trustees won’t see changes

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, There won't be any changes coming to the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Last Monday was the filing deadline for candidacy for the three open positions on the board, and only the incumbents placed their names on the ballot: George Nash as the at-large candidate, John Patrick as subdistrict 3 candidate and Angela Chavez as the candidate from
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Election News: Crowded field for school board

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Three incumbents filed for re-election on the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees, but they will face plenty of competition from five challengers, the County Clerk's office announced as the deadline passed last Monday afternoon.
Current Trustees Charlie Harshberger, Linda Kessler and Jeff McClun will each vie for one of four openings.
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Benefit held for injured golf course employee - Mark McKee recovering at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington community came together for a golf tournament, horseshow throwing competition and barbecue Aug. 24 to benefit Mark McKee, who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motorcycle accident Aug. 9.
More than 80 golfers paid $50 to participate, with proceeds going toward McKee's medical expenses.
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Valley Christian School isn’t just for believers

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Kids in Wyoming have started back to school, a celebratory time for many parents. For others, it is an anxious time.
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Preschool hopes to open in September

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
YODER, The children of Goshen County, and especially those in the Yoder area, will now have a new local preschool to call their own.
Earlier this month, the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees signed a one-year contract with the town of Yoder to lease the community building for use as a preschool.
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Sims retires from THS after 33 years

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The 2014-15 school year began without a familiar face roaming the halls at Torrington High School (THS). Former automotive teacher and football, wrestling and track coach Dean Sims ended his 33-year career earlier this summer when he submitted his resignation to the Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees.
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Assistant principal ready for work at two schools

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, It happened even before the local school board formally hired new Lincoln and Trail elementary school Assistant Principal Tyler Floerchinger.
It was long before I ever called him the first time.
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Homesteaders Museum sponsors speakers

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Paul Puebla and Bill Rossiter were featured in the Homesteaders Museum's speaker series held last Tuesday and Wednesday evening at City Hall.
The men spoke about the history of Wyoming, Puebla focused on St. Joe's, and Rossiter discussed the perseverance required by early settlers of the state.
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Chip seal project scheduled for Sept. 4

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, A contractor will begin a $75,000 chip seal project on several stretches of Torrington roads on Sept. 4, and city representatives are asking residents to remove cars and plan alternate routes during the work.
Topkote, Inc., out of Yankton, S.D., will start construction on Thursday and conclude on Saturday, Sept. 6, weather-permitting, according to Torrington Project Engineer Mark Weis.
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Local police staying on top of their game

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The gunshots echoing from somewhere in the back of the building came in random, staccato patterns; BAM, BAM … pause … BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM … pause … BAM … pause … BAM, BAM, BAM.
No yelling, no screaming, just the repetitious gunshots signaling the likelihood of more victims.
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A haven for fun, growth

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, For thousands of kids across America, summer means more than just sleeping in and staying up late, hanging out with friends at the mall or laying out in the sun at the public pool or the beach.
Every summer, nearly 12,000 overnight and day camps open their gates to kids and adults looking for the chance to experience
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Fort Laramie greetings

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Fort Laramie's two new welcome signs are installed and ready to greet visitors. A grant from the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) paid for the signs.
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Wanted: SLIB funding - County looking to upgrade buildings

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
TORRINGTON, County Commission Chairman Jim Hudelson received approval for a joint resolution to fund three Goshen County projects totaling $187,000 at the Torrington City Council meeting last Tuesday evening.
According to Hudelson, the county plans to apply for consensus block grant (CBG) funds from the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) for improvements at the courthouse and jail, the Goshen
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Mattis returns as physician assistant

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington's own Matthew Mattis, a Torrington High School graduate and former Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) attendee, began his new duties as a physician assistant (PA) last month at Banner Health Clinic.
Mattis will specialize in family medicine, but he also has a strong interest in sports medicine.
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Lummis carries Republican vote

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Incumbent U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne handily defeated opponent Jason Senteney of Yoder both locally and statewide in the Republican primary election held Tuesday.
Lummis received 2,091 votes, or 76.51 percent, in Goshen County, and 70,916 votes, or 76.1 percent, statewide.
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Enzi rises above contenders - Will face democratic candidate Hardy in Nov.

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Cheyenne won the Republican primary Tuesday, receiving 77,965 votes, or 82.1 percent, statewide. Enzi was also the strongest contender locally, receiving 2,364 votes, or 84.10 percent, in Goshen County.
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Mead moves on to general election

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
CHEYENNE, In what was probably the most anticipated primary election of this campaign season, incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead held off challengers Dr. Taylor Haynes and current Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill to become the Republican nominee for governor in November's general election.
Statewide, Mead collected 53,673 votes while Haynes, a Laramie County physician and rancher, and Hill had
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Balow nominated for superintendent of public instruction

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
CHEYENNE, The race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction saw intense competition, but eventually Jillian Balow, of Cheyenne, collected 8,000 more votes than her nearest challenger, Sheryl Lain, of Cheyenne.
Bondurant's Bill Winney finished a distant third.
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Steinmetz wins House District 5 primary

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Cheri Steinmetz unseated incumbent Matt Teeters in the Republican primary for House District 5 during Tuesday's elections in Goshen County.
Steinmetz, a Lingle resident, garnered 1,270 votes, or roughly 59.2 percent.
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Goshen County gets out and votes for primary election

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - More than 50 percent of registered Goshen County voters headed to the polls during Tuesday's primary election. Here, John Kinberg and Conni Rutar work on their ballots at the Lingle Town Hall.
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Local voter turnout higher than state average

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County had a higher voter turnout than the state average during the primary election Tuesday.
The number of registered voters in Goshen County participating in the election was 50.45 percent, whereas Wyoming voter turnout averaged 46 percent.
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Local teachers attend district barbecue

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Mike Lashley takes a big bite of his burger at the Goshen County School District No. 1 barbecue held Thursday at Torrington Middle School as a welcome back to teachers, staff and their families.
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Students head back to school across county

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
GOSHEN COUNTY, Goshen County students eased back into the school routine Monday, Aug. 25 with an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
The morning was full of cheerful reunions, fresh nametags and smiling teachers, with many parents hanging around for a few extra moments to make sure their children were settled in.
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LFL Booster Club hosts welcome-back barbecue

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
LINGLE, Members of the Lingle-Fort Laramie Booster Club joined Pinnacle Bank in bringing a free hamburger supper to students and their families at Whipple Park Tuesday, Aug. 19.
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