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Frontier Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Torrington Old Time Fiddlers brought their acoustical talents to the Fort Laramie National Historic Site Christmas program, playing many pieces of music that dated from the 1800s.
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Trustees OK Lingle rebuild - Board approves $11 million contract contingent on state funding

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, About six months after construction was scheduled to get underway, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 finally has its contractor for the new Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) Elementary School demolition and rebuild, now all it needs is a cash infusion from the state.
The Board of Trustees last Tuesday approved an approximately $11 million contract with GH Phipps contingent
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Food, gifts benefit camp

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LINGLE, A large crowd attended the annual Lingle Lions Club Christmas Auction at the Lingle Presbyterian Church last Monday. A meal was served, and club members, along with auctioneer Terry McIntosh, sold mystery gifts to the highest bidders throughout the night.
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Cleaning up the town - Fort Laramie to take action on hazardous properties

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Volunteer Fire Department (FLVFD) is making serious progress toward removing unsafe and unsightly abandoned residences in town, firefighter Steve Fullmer reported at the council meeting Wednesday evening.
"The town received an order of condemnation for 109 North Lawton (Ave.)," Fullmer said.
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LFL honors Doggers of the Quarter

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) High School is pleased to recognize two outstanding students, Brittany Anderson and Clay Limmer, as "Doggers of the Quarter" for the first quarter of this school year.
These students were selected by the LFL faculty based upon their extraordinary work ethic, extracurricular involvement and leadership.
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DeBock named 2014 Miss Merry Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, As the 2015 Lions Club Miss Merry Christmas, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School sophomore Taylor DeBock is looking forward to the role and the opportunity it gives her to spread some Christmas cheer.
"Christmas is the most magical time of the year," DeBock said.
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Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie Christmas concert, featuring the middle school band and choir and high school choir, performed for a large audience Thursday night in Lingle.
The program included a mix of traditional songs, as well as a few parodies, which garnered plenty of laughs from the crowd and included "The Twelve Days After Christmas" and "Don't Be A Jerk
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Fire consumes LaGrange body shop

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LAGRANGE, A fire destroyed a Goshen County body shop and used vehicle dealership Saturday, Nov. 29, in LaGrange.
Sanders Sales, located at 4746 State Highway 151, was completely engulfed in flames when the LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department arrived Saturday night, according to Fire Chief Tracy Pragnell.
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Nothing like some Christmas goose

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The 27th annual 2 Shot Goose Hunt came and went this past weekend, as hundreds flocked to the Rendezvous Center for festivities Friday and Saturday evening.
Despite a little fog, the hunt proceeded, with winners crowned: First place: Seth Brush and Jerrod Bower
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EWC settles with former president

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees adjourned into executive session during last Tuesday's meeting and, after reconvening, accepted the resignation and employment settlement for former EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.
Armstrong was placed on administrative leave Sept. 11 with pay.
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Happy holidays!

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Goshen County Chamber of Commerce presented the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Torrington Saturday evening. Floats from various local organizations, including the National Guard out of the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, came out to spread a little holiday cheer.
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Tallgrass adding pipeline

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Surveyor Bob Taylor told the county commissioners during last Tuesday's meeting that Tallgrass Energy is going to install 15 miles of new pipeline beginning at the tank farm near Guernsey.
According to Taylor, the pipeline will angle southeast to a point approximately 5 or 6 miles south of Fort Laramie and will cross six county roads.
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NPEA gears up for holiday ride

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, The mail must go through, the official motto of an old-fashioned delivery service still holds true today for members of the National Pony Express Association (NPEA), at least once a year.
On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Southeast Division of the NPEA will carry Christmas cards and letters on horseback from Fort Laramie to the U.S. postmaster in Guernsey,
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EWC teams with Cowboy ChalleNGe

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy at the National Guard camp in Guernsey has been providing discipline and education to Wyoming's at-risk youth since 2006, but, the current group, Class 22, is the first one to have Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) as an integral part of its learning experience.
During the last five weeks of their five-and-a-half-month stay at the academy,
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‘Shop with Cops’ back in ‘14 - Two upcoming fundraisers will support the program, which benefits local youth

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The holidays are often referred to as the "season of giving." Once again this year, Goshen County underprivileged youth will get a chance to learn this lesson first-hand while shopping with local law enforcement.
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The unlikely master craftsman of Huntley

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
HUNTLEY, Once he starts the scroll saw, Ronnie Foland wastes no time getting to work. With a pattern pasted to a slab of oak, nimble hands and fingers move quickly, pushing the wood through the thin blade perfectly along the overlaid lines.
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European tour ahead for local teen

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Next year, one Torrington teenager will shake up her typical summer schedule by traveling across Europe with her flute in tow.
Kristen Boalch, 16, a junior at Torrington High School, was nominated to participate in the Wyoming Ambassadors of Music European Concert Tour by her band teacher, Richard Zigweid.
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New pastor feels at home in county

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is a home away from home for one California native, who is making his debut as senior pastor right here in Torrington.
Daniel Russell, 38, began his tenure at Bethel Baptist Church in September.
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Getting into the spirit

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The girls of Downtown Dance Loft show off a festive dance routine during the Goshen County Christmas Parade on Saturday evening on Main Street in Torrington.
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Get your cheer on for EWC basketball!

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College's (EWC) elementary-aged cheer team performed at the EWC basketball games last week. The team is part of the college's Community Education Program and has been practicing since late October.
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‘O Christmas Tree’

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Fourth-graders from Southeast Elementary School made a trip to the Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
With the help of teachers and FLNHS staff, students painted ornaments and created a long garland out of construction paper to decorate a Christmas tree in the Visitors Center.
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Community comes out for EWC concert

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) put on its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening at the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The EWC College/Community Band, EWC Jazz Ensemble and Combined Choirs played a mix of festive selections.
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No YMCA vote at Lingle Town Council meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
LINGLE, Based on a request from a member of the YMCA Joint Powers Board, Council member Kelly Greenwald made a motion Wednesday during the Lingle Town Council meeting to bring the issue of allowing a referendum on taxpayer funding for a YMCA to a vote.
The motion failed for a lack of a second.
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