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Getting fired up

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Justin Kane (right) and Stonegate Road played an encore performance at the LVFD Firemen's Ball Saturday. The band also performed at the Lingle Fire Hall when the LVFD hosted State Fire Convention in June.
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Bebo receives commendation

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle Town Council recognized Jessica Bebo, a 16-year-old junior at Lingle-Fort Laramie High School, with a certificate of commendation during Wednesday's town council meeting for her quick reaction and selflessness in responding to a recent accident.
On Jan. 15, Taylor Harshberger, 17, struck the rear of a front-end loader on U.S. Highway 26/85.
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Booth, Caruthers named Doggers of the Quarter

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School is pleased to recognize two outstanding students, Natalie Booth and Duncan Caruthers, as "Doggers of the Quarter" for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
LFL faculty selected these students based upon their extraordinary work ethic, extracurricular involvement and leadership, indicating both provide strong leadership in multiple areas, setting a high standard for
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Lingle resident to compete for Miss Wyoming

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINGLE, Lexi Asa, 18, of Lingle will compete for the title of Miss Wyoming USA 2016 on Sept. 19 and 20, 2015 at the Casper Event Center in Casper.
Asa is the daughter of Greg and Susie Asa.
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Speaking with a Senator

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Sen. John Barrasso stopped by Lincoln Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 17 to visit with students. After a short speech, the lawmaker held a question and answer session, where inquiring young minds asked such questions as, "Is there room for a fifth president on Mount Rushmore?"
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Rec. JPB dies by unanimous vote

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Commissioners unanimously voted during their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17 to dissolve the Goshen County Community Facilities Joint Powers Board.
Initially, the board was cooperatively established in 2009 by the county and the city of Torrington to "provide an efficient, orderly and economically feasible method of financing, constructing and operating the Community Facilities Project on behalf of
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Retirement ahead for longtime teacher - EWC Instructor Ruth Keep to retire after final computer sessions

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, From the constant clacking of a typewriter to the quiet whir of contemporary technology, longtime keyboarding and computer class teacher Ruth Keep has met and adapted to a variety of changes ­over the last several decades.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 marked8 the first note in Keep's swan song, the beginning of a nine-week Microsoft Office series at Eastern Wyoming College
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Rief: 50,000 miles and counting

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Twice around the earth is about how many miles Jerry Rief figures he has run since becoming a marathoner, besides his weekly workouts.
The Torrington High School (THS) graduate recently became the oldest member of the 50 States Marathon Club to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states by running three marathons per year, each one finished
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Then and now: Helmut John Anderson

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Fifty years ago, a Torrington resident and young student at Goshen County Community College took six watercolor paintings to the Capitol in Cheyenne for an art display.
This was the angle the Torrington Telegram took for a story about Helmut John Anderson that ran on Jan. 4, 1965, part of which was reprinted in our Look Back section last
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Science Fair Stars Shine

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College hosted the Southeast Wyoming Regional Science Fair Thursday, Feb. 12 which comprised teams from Goshen, Platte, Laramie and Albany County school districts.
Competitions were held in several different scientific categories, broken down into Junior Division, sixth to eighth grade, and Senior Division, ninth to twelfth grade.
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Diversity a high priority for EWC

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Every ten years, the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association, visits Torrington to make recommendations regarding Eastern Wyoming College's continued accreditation as a learning institution.
The last HLC accreditation visit occurred in 2010, and the college was reaccredited. EWC has been accredited since 1975.
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Wyoming Legislature crosses midpoint

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The 63rd session of the Wyoming Legislature has less then two weeks left to meet its goal of final adjournment by March 6 and still faces difficult decisions regarding the state's budget, Medicaid and a slew of other bills and amendments.
Faced with a projected $200 million budget shortfall in 2016, the Senate and House continued debate on the
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Renewal by a hair for liquor licenses

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, In a 3-2 split vote, the Torrington City Council approved the renewal of 21 liquor licenses at a public hearing during its meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 17.
Council member Randy Adams and Mayor Mike Varney voted against the motion, in particular license No. 15, belonging to the Broncho Bar, citing concerns about the establishment's outside patio structure.
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Students buzz to the top at Bee

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County School District No. 1 held its annual Spelling Bee Wednesday, Feb. 18 morning at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium.
Fifth- through eighth-graders competed in a written test before the top 11 spellers took the stage for the oral portion of the bee.
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Parks and Cultural Resources Commission to meet in Feb.

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
CHEYENNE, Members of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27, at the Little America Resort and Hotel in Cheyenne.
An executive session may be called if necessary.
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Rodeo keeps fighters, riders on their toes

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Don Gay's Bull Riding Tour came to Goshen County Saturday night and approximately 40 bull riders turned out to take their chances on some young bulls, who were also looking to break into the business.
The event was sanctioned by United Bucking Bulls, Inc., an association of bull breeders, and the stock was sponsored by the Midwest Bucking Bull
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Everything’s Ducky at the Soup Supper

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Danny Bennett at the Feb. 7 Soup Supper. See more on page 10.
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Town Council approved franchise fee

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Town Council approved a franchise agreement with SourceGas to continue natural gas services to the town during a brief meeting Wednesday evening.
SourceGas representative Norm Long explained the ordinance is just a renewal of the past agreements between the town and the company.
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Take two - District changes mind on Lincoln, Trail principal setup

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After a trial run of just over a semester, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 decided Tuesday evening, Feb. 10 to reverse course on the administrative setup at Lincoln and Trail elementary schools, instead opting for the previous system of one principal per scool.
Effective immediately, the current principal at both buildings, Angie Halvorson, will lead Lincoln.
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EWC building projects on schedule

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Vice President for Administrative Services Ron Laher reported to the EWC Board of Trustees Tuesday, Feb. 10 that all current construction projects are on schedule, with one close to completion.
The EWC Douglas Branch Campus was issued a Certificate of Occupancy and Notice of Substantial Completion on Jan. 30.
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Wyo. Cowboy Hall of Fame touted by Gov.

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) was expressly recognized and complimented by Gov. Matt Mead during his recent State of the State speech in Cheyenne.
Mead personally selected Russell "Pinky" Walter of Lingle, whose vision for founding the Cowboy Hall of Fame began in Wyoming's centennial year, to represent WCHF at the Capitol on that day.
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Awards for long-time service to GCRW

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Courtesy - The Goshen County Republican Women met last Friday for their monthly meeting at Deacon's Restaurant, where they awarded four lifetime Honorary Memberships for years of service to the club to (from left) Marion Hageman, Marjorie Newman, Hanna VanMark and Ila Zimmer. Some of these ladies have been involved for around 50 years.
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Recipient of Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Foundation and EWC are proud to honor former music instructor Jeanne Hamer as the recipient of the Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award for 2015.
This award was created in 2011 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the success of the college and are not necessarily alumni.
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Another Soup-er successful year

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Deal-hungry and just plain hungry attendees came out in droves at the annual Soup Supper, Raffle and Auction, which benefits Valley Christian School, on Saturday evening, Feb. 7 at the Rendezvous Center.
Nearly 800 people packed the fairgrounds to bid on silent and live auctions and to find out the winner of various raffles, not to mention eat chili,
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Reading, writing and target practice

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The 2015 Wyoming Legislature session is wrapped up its fourth week in Cheyenne, as legislators contemplated which bills are worthy of becoming the law of the land and which will be placed in the recycling bin, possibly to be resurrected next year.
And there is no shortage of bills effecting the educational landscape of Wyoming at all levels.
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Going organic for a day at the Rendezvous Center

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The second annual organic farming conference was held Wednesday in the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.
The University of Wyoming Extension service and the University of Nebraska Extension sponsored the event, where approximately 50 attendees listened to a wide range of topics including organic approaches to pest control, organic weed control, soil fertility and organic livestock production.
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