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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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Living history delights

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Employees at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site delighted visitors with the annual "Moonlight Tour" Saturday night, as well as living history demonstrations throughout the weekend. Tour guides were on hand to take groups of visitors through a series of vignettes depicting life at Fort Laramie in the 19th century.
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Senior center looking for updates

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
LINGLE, The Lingle Senior Center is looking to the town council for some financial help to update the facility.
Mayor George Siglin met with the center's board of directors to discuss the upgrades.
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Fort Laramie Town Council: New fence causes concern

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, An incorrectly placed fence is causing some controversy in Fort Laramie.
At the town council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 13, Police Chief Laura Knollman reported two residents on the east side of Fort Laramie were having issues regarding the installation of a new fence.
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Munger awarded highest honor

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Patrick Munger of Torrington, a member of Torrington Lodge 664, Loyal Order of Moose, received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose earlier this summer.
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Christian bands to appear in Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Star Concert Ministry will be hosting Red Roots and Southern Raised in concert Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Torrington High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
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Hailstorms cause headaches for building officials

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Illegal metal carports and fraudulent contractors are two issues currently plaguing the city of Torrington, according to Building Inspector Dennis Estes.
Following recent hailstorms, carports have been popping up almost overnight in residential areas, including those not zoned for such structures.
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Welcov taps local for Care Center administrator

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For Michael Speidel, being selected by Welcov Healthcare as the new administrator for the Goshen Care Center is a ticket home.
"I graduated from Southeast," Speidel said.
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Brothwell receives prison time

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Torrington resident was sentenced for fraudulent over-billing of Torrington Livestock Markets, LLC in District Court Monday.
Donald E. Brothwell faces jail time, as well as several years of probation for four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in an amount over $1,000.
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All in a year’s work for Steve Brill

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-born viral disease that infects birds, horses and humans, was first detected in the United States in 1999 in New York City and surrounding areas.
By the summer of 2000, WNV was identified in 12 states in the northeast and along the Atlantic Coast. In 2001,WNV had spread to the Midwest and by 2002
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Old West alive and well

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - A frontier woman beats the heat with loose fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
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County hosts Republican debates

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Several state and local candidates showed up for the Goshen County Republican debates held last Wednesday and Thursday at Torrington High School.
Mike Varney and Sandy Pittman, both of Torrington, seemed intent on keeping their longtime friendship intact during the mayoral debate, having previously worked together for 33 years.
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