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Sounds of autumn

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - The Lingle-Fort Laramie Middle School Choir sang five songs Tuesday night as part of the Lingle-Fort Laramie High and Middle School Fall Concert.
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Lingle asked to join safety committee

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, Fort Laramie mayor Alexander Jankewicz invited the council to join a safety committee Fort Laramie's town council is forming in response to oil activity within the county.
"We are trying to coordinate a unity effort in terms of any catastrophe, should it happen," Jankewicz explained to Lingle council members.
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Garments of the past

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Vickie Zimmer explains how hides were processed for Native American garments during her presentation "Native American Fashions during the fur trade era of the 1800s" Thursday evening at the Western History Center.
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Open house at hospital featured OB wing

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
TORRINGTON, As its $3.1 million remodel nears completion, Community Hospital in Torrington boasts improved patient care, privacy, comfort and technological offerings, as well as increased capacity.
On Sunday, the hospital hosted a public open house.
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Commissioners appoint new EWC trustee

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In an eleventh-hour motion, the Goshen County Commissioners last Tuesday appointed Marilyn Fisher to the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees to replace Gary Olson, who resigned from the board in September.
EWC Board President Angie Chavez and board member John Patrick asked the commissioners to make an appointment when the EWC trustees missed the statutory deadline for
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GCEA hosts school board public forum

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Education Association (GCEA) hosted a public forum for school board candidates on Wednesday evening, as seven potential future trustees came out to tell the community about themselves.
Hopefuls Chris Gaspers, Katherine Patrick, Clay Peterson and Forrest Vannier joined incumbents Charlie Harshberger, Jeff McClun and Linda Kessler on stage.
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EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) is pleased to announce that 13 students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society on Oct. 13, 2014. 
Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include:  Dylan Boltz, Lusk; Alyce Bowman, Wheatland; Shannon Brown, Douglas; Shelby Burroughs, Torrington; Daxa Chaudhari, Douglas; Kylie Christopherson, Laramie; Stacey Cruth, Lingle; Marni
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Inflows, storage up in North Platte River Basin

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Above-average precipitation boosted inflows in the North Platte River Basin in water year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014), according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) at a public information meeting held last Tuesday.
Brad Cannon, BOR acting chief of water management, spoke at the event.
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Cheyenne working to speed election returns

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
CHEYENNE (AP), Elections officials in Cheyenne say they're hoping to speed elections returns.
Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the county has made upgrades so that vote tallies from its 61 precincts come out earlier.
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Ladies Night Out draws huge crowd

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Performers at the 2014 Ladies Night Out met a full crowd at the Rendezvous Center Thursday night.
The annual breast cancer awareness event drew hundreds of women from in and around Goshen County, who gathered for food, drinks, a raffle and plenty of entertainment.
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County boasts low rent - Housing costs in Goshen County are well below average compared to the rest of Wyo.

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County is one of the cheapest places to live in the state, according to the Wyoming Cost-of-Living Index for the second quarter of 2014 (April, May and June).
The area ranks amongst the six counties with the lowest cost-of-living, including Platte, which is the most inexpensive county at 12 percent below the Wyoming average, followed by Hot Springs
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New salon is up-and-cutting

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
LINGLE, Danielle Kinberg's cosmetology career has spanned more than a decade and included a variety of different venues, from upscale salons to a small Nebraska parlor, the mall and even clients' kitchens. This month, she began offering her services at her very own shop, Essence Salon, in Lingle.
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EWC athletics gets full-time training service

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, During last Tuesday's meeting of the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved an agreement with Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) in Fort Collins, Colo. to provide full-time athletic training services to EWC's athletic program.
According to board President Angie Chavez, other area providers were contacted to provide full-time athletic training but
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Enzi visits EWC welding facility

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Courtesy - Eastern Wyoming College welding student Taylor Rewarts, of Cheyenne, shows Sen. Mike Enzi a Dual Shield Flux Cored Arc Weld that was a vertical up 3/8-inch bend test on Thursday, Oct. 9. Enzi made a stop in Torrington and toured the EWC Welding and Machine Tooling facility.
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District awaiting final PAWS, AYP scores

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last year's PAWS, or Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, scores have yet to be released, but Superintendent Jean Chrostoski told the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees last Tuesday evening the district received notice scores were down.
But, she added, the lower marks are not an indication of the hard work teachers and administrators are
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Torrington designated safe city

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington has been named the sixth-safest city in Wyoming by a Jacksonville, Fla.-based security company.
Using crime statistics from the FBI, Safe Choice Security created a list of the top 11 least dangerous cities in the state.
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Local schools continue reading programs

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, When the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) announced this month it would change its Blazing a Trail reading program, several district parents voiced concerns that children might not receive the avenues and incentives they did with Blazing a Trail.
Not to worry, kids and parents: the schools have you covered.
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D Street demolition underway

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Demolition of the old nursing home building along East 20th Avenue continued this week. Workers tore down several exterior walls and ripped out large chunks of foundation using a variety of heavy equipment.
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Local author finalist for fiction and poetry awards

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College professor and western writer John Nesbitt will be in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 25 to discover how two of his literary works will fare at this year's Will Rogers Medallion Award competition.
The competition was originally created to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry.
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EWC bond will be decided at the polls

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
TORRINGTON, November's general election will have voters deciding the fate of two projects proposed for construction at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC). The larger of the two is the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) at 69,000 square feet, and the smaller Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) will be 23,000 square feet.
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Wyo. same-sex couples can begin marrying Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
CASPER, Monday, the state of Wyoming announced that it will file a notice stating that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that found the state's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. As a result, same-sex couples can begin marrying at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
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