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Michigan native takes the helm at FLNHS

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, From the beaches of the world's largest freshwater lake to the rolling prairie of Goshen County, new Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) Superintendent Tom Baker is adjusting to his recent move across the northern United States.
"I was born and raised in Michigan. This is the first time I've taken up out-of-state residency," he said.
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Mayor: work orders required

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Residents must now fill out a work order before Fort Laramie employees will complete requested jobs, Mayor Alexander Jankewicz announced at the council meeting Wednesday evening.
"We're saying that if there's some type of work project that needs to be done by the town for you, you need to come to the town hall and complete a work order
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Lingle goes for more reliable internet

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, representatives of Goshen County's information technology department presented a plan to the council that would increase internet speed and dependability to town offices.
The proposal entails establishing a wireless link from Torrington to the Lingle Town Hall by way of the Wyrulec tower just north of the town.
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Pysanky class steeped in Ukrainian tradition

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For Roxanne Baker, decorating eggs is more than just an Easter tradition, it's a way to celebrate her heritage year-round, and now members of the community will have an opportunity to learn the art form, as well.
Baker grew up in rural western North Dakota, near Fairfield.
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Western Sugar employee falls at plant

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) responded to the Western Sugar Cooperative plant Oct. 2 to assist Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with the extrication of a female employee who had fallen from the upper machinery level of the storage silos.
TVFD, EMS and Western Sugar personnel cooperated to move the patient to ground level.
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TDS turning waste into fertilizer

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In a twist to an old adage, "One man's sewage is another man's fertilizer" might be a an apt description of the newest project by TDS Environmental to reduce the impact of waste products on the environment and municipal resources.
Through its commitment to finding better methods of waste management, TDS has acquired equipment to enter the field of
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Redline Restorations & Repair opens new shop

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, While the huge sign announcing its arrival didn't survive the latest Wyoming windstorm, those in need of car bodywork need not worry, Redline Restorations & Repair, the newest Torrington business, is open and ready for customers.
Owner Adam Albers' shop, located at 4174 Highway 26/85, specializes in anything on the exterior of the car, from fresh paint to dents, all-out
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Committee suggests changes at fairgrounds

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last Tuesday, during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, the Fairgrounds Planning Committee presented its recommendation for future development at the fairgrounds, which included the construction of a multi-purpose facility near the county weed and pest buildings on U.S. Highway 26/85.
According to committee member Shelly Kirchhefer, the committee's proposal would make outside expansion of the fairgrounds possible and provide
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Community Hospital receives quality award

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital was presented with a Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Cheyenne on Sept. 25, 2014.
Community Hospital was awarded the Quality Achievement Award for its outstanding performance in giving excellent care in seven nationally measured areas.
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4-H celebrates anniversary in style

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - On Saturday, the Lingle-Fort Laramie Conservation District donated $500 to the Rough Riders 4-H Club for its park beautification project. Accepting the donation from conservation district representative Don McDowell (far right) are (from left) Linda Nichols, Dave Johnson, Dagan Davis, Kash Isbell, Kaenee Isbell, McDuffie, Calli Klein and Emma Walker.
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Sunrise mine a hidden gem

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, An archaeological find of world-class importance was discovered in the town of Sunrise, just north of Hartville, in the 1930s but remained undocumented for the next 70 years.
Friday afternoon, Western History Center (WHC) Director George Zeimens and University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus George Frison welcomed about 40 guests and amateur archeologists to the Sunrise iron mine to see
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Duncan earns state realtor’s office

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Lingle resident was elected to state office at a realtor's convention held in Casper in September.
Shelly Duncan will begin her duties as vice president/treasurer of the Wyoming Association of Realtors (WAR) Monday, Nov. 10.
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The Joint Commission accredits Torrington’s Community Hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the organization's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
The accreditation award recognizes Community Hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
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Arrests made in local drug bust

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Authorities made three more local arrests this week in connection with a July drug bust.
Torrington residents Camala Peterson, 40, Roger Prado, 33, and Penny McGlynn, 46, were apprehended by law enforcement Wednesday, Oct. 1 for possessing and distributing methamphetamine and marijuana.
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New dry suits mean safer dives

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Members of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) dive team may have spent much of a recent Saturday afternoon splashing around at the city swimming pool, but it was hardly a carefree event.
The TVFD recently received four dry suits, an acquisition that is raising the standard of water rescue equipment for dive teams in the surrounding area.
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The man, the myth, the legend - Torrington fixture and constant candidate Hamburg dead at 82

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Infamous Torrington resident Al Hamburg, known around the region for his military service and subsequent discharges, his candidacy in nearly every election and his inflammatory opinions meant to provoke anger, recently passed away at the age of 82.
Hamburg died Sept. 10 in Cheyenne, according to his son, Albert, Jr.
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TOPS collecting donations to benefit Brent’s Place

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Members of the Torrington TOPS Club are collecting cleaning supplies for Brent's Place and need the help of the entire community to make the event successful.
The donations keep the cost of staying at Brent's Place to a minimum.
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This year’s sugar beet harvest rolling along

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The local beet plant is buzzing with activity as farmers and factory personnel work around the clock to bring in this year's harvest.
The Western Sugar Cooperative is currently about two and a half weeks into the 2014 campaign, and, so far, the outlook is promising.
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Test results confirm Wyoming presence of enterovirus D68

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Testing recently completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta confirms that the enterovirus D68 virus is present in Wyoming, as expected by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with WDH, said, "We are not surprised CDC testing has confirmed two Wyoming residents were ill due to this specific virus, which
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