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A battle for food - Beef workshops suggest cows, fields can thrive in winter

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Cover crops, winter grazing and finding a balance between a healthy herd and improved corn yield were all issues addressed at the Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention last Tuesday at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.
Marc and Kate Vogel of Ballantine, Mont. were the featured speakers and opened the convention with a presentation about their success with no-till and cover
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Guilty

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
GERING, Neb., A jury found a Torrington teenager guilty of second-degree murder after several hours of deliberation Wednesday night.
Dylan Cardeilhac, 16, was convicted of killing Scotts Bluff County Corrections Officer Amanda Baker on Feb. 14, 2014 during an attempt to escape from the detention center.
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Lingle students talk Thanksgiving

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
LINGLE, Sandra Rogers' second-grade class submitted letters to the Guide entitled "How I'd Cook A Turkey For My Thanksgiving Dinner." This is what her students had to say, left unedited and as submitted except for formatting.

First you get a turkey from a farm. Then you wash it and you stuff it in the oven. You put a thermometer
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GCHS members, guests come to meeting

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Lanny Stilwell, of Sybil Canyon, relays his experiences backpacking along the Bozeman Trail to members of the Goshen County Historical Society during their meeting on Nov. 15 at the VFW in Torrington.
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Cottonwood Golf course raises rates - Season passes to increase by 3 percent

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, City council members approved the 2015 rates for the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course at the meeting last Tuesday evening.
David Dent, course manager, proposed several fee increases for residents and non-residents for the upcoming year, including a 3 percent hike for all season passes, a $1 raise in daily fees and a $5 increase for annual trail licenses and
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ACLU calls for changes to school board policies

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote a letter to the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees Nov. 14 encouraging changes to two governance policies involving public comments by board members.
The document is the latest backlash from Trustee Val Peterson's censure, or public reprimand, which passed by 7-1 vote on Sept. 10.
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Goshen 4-H Meats Judging Team scores at national contest

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Congratulations to the 2014 National 4-H Meats Judging Reserve Champion Team representing Goshen County and Wyoming 4-H! Team members competed at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., and are coached by Michael and Mai Lee Olsen.
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Bell ringers raise money that stays local

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, What would Christmas be without the Salvation Army bell ringers? For one thing, it would not be so merry for some Goshen County residents.
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Wyo. Vietnam War reunion scheduled for June 2015

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
CASPER, The Wyoming Veterans Commission and key partner organizations will host a statewide Wyoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion June 4-7, in Casper.
This event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War and is part of the national effort to recognize the veterans that served during that conflict.
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Some Strange comedy on Thursday at Valley Christian School

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Greg Strange, Christian comedian and musician, traveled all the way from Tennessee to entertain the students at Valley Christian School Thursday morning during their chapel service.
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Building raffle lends to a tasty evening

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Courtesy - Tim Toedter of Hawk Springs won the Hawk Springs Hamburger Fry raffle for a free dinner party with five people of his choosing. The raffle benefited the Hawk Springs Community Building.
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‘From Seed to Plate’ program yields benefits - Hydroponic Vertical Planters Awarded to 20 Wyoming Schools, including Southeast

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
CHEYENNE, Twenty schools throughout Wyoming, including Southeast High School in Yoder, have been awarded a hydroponic, vertical growing planter and accessories through the "From Seed to Plate" program.
The planter, provided by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), will be delivered directly to each school no later than Nov. 20. 
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Southeast FFA students back from Nevada

Modified: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
YODER, The Southeast FFA chapter recently sent four students to Elko, Nev., for a National Range Judging contest.
The students quickly found that the terrain in Nevada is very different than the terrain in eastern Wyoming.
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Homesteaders Museum avoids catastrophe - Frozen water line closes Torrington museum, artifacts and exhibits undamaged

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, As temperatures drop, like they did last week, frozen and broken water lines can occur not only in homes and businesses, but also in museums, which is what happened last Friday at the Homesteaders Museum on South Main Street in Torrington.
According to Sarah Chaires, director of the museum, the break happened sometime Nov. 14 and was discovered the
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Livingston re-elected Farm Bureau president

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
SHERIDAN (AP), Perry Livingston, of Sundance, has been elected to a 10th term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.
Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.
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Birds are that way

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Cheyenne hunter Blake Wilson and his dog Loki get final instructions from the judge during Saturday's Wild Wings Classic, held outside Lingle.
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Sewer problems plague Fort Laramie

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Several residents attended the Fort Laramie Town Council meeting Wednesday evening to express concerns about the town's sewer system.
Former Mayor Robert Melonuk presented photos, a timeline and other documentation of sewer issues he has been battling since mid-March of this year.
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Local schools miss AYP - District reps say they’re on the right track

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, While the federal government and state of Wyoming muddy the process designed to judge schools' so-called Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), everyone else, districts included, are tasked with sorting through the data to try and improve student achievement and make the grade.
Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Director of Curriculum Donna Fields focused on just that during her
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Clerk warns about notices

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, At the Nov. 6 meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, County Clerk Cindy Kenyon informed the commissioners that her office had gotten several calls regarding a solicitation Torrington homeowners have been receiving over the last few weeks from Record Transfer Services (RTS) of Westlake Village, Calif.
According to Kenyon, RTS will, for $83, provide homeowners with a "property assessment
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Proposals aim for safety regardless of price - Railcar regs may be costly for oil companies, consumers

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Proposed railcar regulations designed to phase out older cars amid safety concerns are meeting with both strong support and criticism in Goshen County and across the nation.
Punctured tanks due to derailments and other accidents have caused deadly explosions in the U.S. and Canada, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new rules requiring modifications or replacement
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A salute to past and present veterans

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County honored servicemen and women on Veterans Day with several celebrations.
Bright and early, the Torrington American Legion held a breakfast for all vets.
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Local 4-H agent receives national award

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Megan Brittingham claims to "bleed green", which sounds like a strange symptom of some rare disease, but is actually her way of saying she truly loves 4-H.
In October, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents honored Brittingham with the Achievement in Service Award for her contributions to state and local chapters.
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Launching memories at Family Night

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON , Local 4-Hers gathered at the Goshen County Library Activity Center last Monday night for an experiment of epic proportions.
4-H educator Megan Brittingham instructed participants to build a paper model of a rocket ship used to deliver food in a fictitious natural disaster.
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UW Extension, Farm Service Agency farm program information series

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
LARAMIE, Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer the sessions.
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