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Cowboy King & Queen reign at LFL

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier, Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students crowned seniors Colten Peterson and Kody Walter Prom king and queen Saturday night in Fort Laramie. See more photos and story on page 16.
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A man of many trades

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, Wyoming is a state where unique and interesting people are the norm. Laurie Vanous, who moved to Fort Laramie from Colorado, is no exception.
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Lingle Town Council: Corner to receive flashing beacons

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle Town Council authorized the Wyoming Department of Transportation to install flashing beacons to warn motorists of the town's sharp curve at the convergence of Main Street and U.S. Highway 26/85 at its meeting Wednesday night.
Mark Williams of WYDOT suggested the council try flashing beacons before committing to permanent rumble strips.
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No more ‘on-call’ for Patterson

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, After nine elections spanning 36 years, retired Goshen County Coroner Mike Patterson has taken down his coroner sign.
Patterson first took office as county coroner in January 1979 after having moved to Torrington eight years earlier to work at Colyer Funeral Home.
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Coming together for a common cause

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
LaGrange, Residents packed the War Memorial Community Building in LaGrange Thursday, March 12 for the town's annual community building fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed pizza, drinks and a pie and cake auction.
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A bright future for Haines - Southeast student preps for international competition, trustee scholarship in hand

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
YODER, For Southeast High School senior Katrina Haines, hard work and a passion for music have paid off as she prepares to enter her freshman year in college.
Haines is Goshen County's only recipient of this year's University of Wyoming Trustee Scholarship and is headed to Pittsburgh, Penn. in May to participate in the International Science Fair.
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Field of flames

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
VETERAN, On Saturday morning, March 14, members of Goshen County's volunteer fire departments conducted a prescribed burn and wildland firefighting training exercises on a Conservation Reserve Program tract located near Veteran.
Firefighters used drip torches and flare guns to light the grass, which will aid spring growth and the overall health of the land.
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Torrington students qualify for state history contest

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
CHEYENNE, On Tuesday, March 17, 18 students from Torrington Middle School participated in the District Four Regional National History Day contest at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. This year, the theme was, "Leadership and Legacy."
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LFL goes cowboy chic for Prom

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The cowboy chic theme was in full swing at Lingle-Fort Laramie's Prom Saturday, March 21 at the ornately decorated Pioneer Community Hall in Fort Laramie.
"I wasn't about to allow him to wear his cowboy hat on a night like this," an overheard mother said.
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Stitches in time

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Theatre's latest production, "Quilters" opened Thursday night, March 19. The play highlights the life of pioneer women in the American West.
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Brighter nights ahead in city

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington City Council approved a request to increase funds for lighting and highway projects at its meeting Tuesday night, March 17.
Buck Klemola of Wyoming Department of Transportation informed the council that bids for lighting from Main Street to M Street along U.S. Highway 26 and from the south end of the overpass to U.S. Highway 85 (near
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Up in smoke

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Photo/ Rob Mortimore - Moose Lodge No. 664 in Torrington caught fire Saturday morning. Fire departments from Torrington, Lingle, Yoder and Morrill, Neb. responded to the blaze.
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Fort Laramie discusses minors in bars

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Town Council debated its role in the regulation of children in bars at its Wednesday night meeting. The liquor commission had previously expressed concerns that children at Vickie's Saloon are not physically separated from areas of alcohol consumption, and the establishment does not have a designated separate entrance to the bar.
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Graduation rates vary by school - Southeast High School is only Goshen County school with 100 percent graduation rate

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, During the 2013-14 school year, 100 percent of Southeast High School students graduated on time, the only Goshen County high school with a perfect success rate.
Just over 84.6 percent of Lingle-Fort Laramie High School students graduated on time, followed by Torrington High School, which had the lowest rate at 74.4 percent.
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The cows come home

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Photo by Donna Jankewicz - Dr. Kayo Smith marks spring with his biannual cattle drive through Fort Laramie.
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Love Thy Neighbor

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers, Charlene Morris (above) of Land of Goshen Ministries stopped by Valley Christian School Wednesday to talk to students about the local charity organization. Since December, children at the school have brought in food items to donate to LGM's food pantry.
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Legislative session directly impacts EWC

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College President Rick Patterson opened Tuesday, March 10's meeting of the EWC Board of Trustees by giving members an overview of legislative actions that directly affect the college.
Patterson told the board Gov. Matt Mead signed the "Sara Bill" (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement), which allows Wyoming to join a consortium of colleges that honor each others' online
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Steinmetz, Hunt reflect on 2015 session

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, For one of Goshen County's legislators, this year's legislative session was a welcome change from the last few years. And for the newest member of the county's delegation, it was a lot like ranch work.
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Positive intervention techniques a success

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County elementary schools are successfully utilizing behavior modification techniques. Each elementary school has formed "behavior teams," which consist of teachers who have undergone formal training by Dr. Laura Riffel, the "Behavior Doctor".
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Community Pride donates to children’s theatre

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Marsha Middleswarth, representing the Community Pride Foundation, presented Ronda Meyer and Lisa Fluckiger of Goshen Community Theatre with a $2,500 donation Wednesday.
The money will go toward the annual children's theatre workshop, hosted by GCT, in June.
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Harper joins county 4-H extension office

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
TORRINGTON, There is a new face behind the front desk at the Goshen County Extension Office. Shelley Harper took over recently as office manager for the extension, as well as the youth show coordinator for the Goshen County Fair.
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