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All hail Prom royalty!

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - Junior class attendants Taylor Bever and Barry Greenwald (left) and senior class attendants Brody Lay and Kylah Meyer (right) flank Prom King Ian Duncan and Queen JuliAnna Wakamatsu.
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Fort Laramie approves TIPS training

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Town Council unanimously approved last week an ordinance on first reading which would require all employees of a business that holds any type of liquor license to complete alcohol server training, commonly known as TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS), within 95 days of employment.
TIPS is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication,
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Local reps talk 2014 session

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, It may have only lasted 20 days, but the 2014 budget session proved busy and eventful for local legislators.
Reps. Hans Hunt and Matt Teeters and Sen. Curt Meier told the Rotary Club about some of the session's notable bills and achievements during a regular member luncheon at Cottonwood Country Club last Monday afternoon.
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Council candidates announced

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's town council meeting, David Kendall, Lingle city treasurer, announced the candidates who have filed for mayor and town council for the May election.
Russell "Pinky" Walter and George Siglin filed for mayor, and Tami Brown, Al Unverzagt, Joe Welte, Michael Gibson, Kelly Greenwald and Decilla Watson are the candidates for town council.
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Three felonies in process in county court

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Below is a rundown of the cases that have either been sentenced or those in which the defendant has pled guilty but awaits sentencing in Goshen County District Court.

Timothy S. Nickels, 51, Torrington
A jury found Nickels guilty of one felony count of the strangulation of a household member following his trial on March 24.
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Goshen Care Center board chooses Welcov

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During its meeting last Monday, the Goshen Care Center Joint Powers Board (JPB) unanimously agreed to enter a lease agreement with Welcov Healthcare of Edna, Minn. for the operations of the Goshen Care Center and Evergreen Court.
"We are very pleased with the selection of Welcov to manage the Care Center and Evergreen Court," Paul Novak, president of the
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Teeters talks education, Senate File 104

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
While the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) remains in limbo in Cheyenne, one of the co-sponsors of Senate File (SF) 104, Goshen County Rep. Matt Teeters, a Republican, took some time to talk about education in Wyoming following the Rotary Club meeting last Monday at the Cottonwood Country Club in Torrington.
On April 25, the Joint Education Committee will take
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Hiking for the hearing-impaired

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Approximately 30 hikers hit the trail at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site April 5 for the annual Job's Daughters International "High Plains Hike."
According to organizer Erin Jespersen, participants get pledges for the walk to raise money for the Job's Daughters H.I.K.E. charity (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) in order to help obtain hearing aids, text telephones
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School board makes Trail, Lincoln decision

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
TORRINGTON, After soliciting feedback from staff, administrators and community members over the last few weeks, the Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees decided last Tuesday by 5-3 vote to hire an assistant principal for both Lincoln and Trail elementary schools.
The moved means current Lincoln Elementary School Principal Angie Halvorson will serve as principal of both Lincoln
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Lingle FBLA students attend state leadership conference

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
CHEYENNE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, taking 35 of its 45 members, attended a state leadership conference in Cheyenne the middle of March. This conference hosted 39 FBLA clubs from the entire state of Wyoming with a record attendance of almost 700.
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Western Sugar announces new CEO

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Board of Directors of the Western Sugar Cooperative is pleased to announce the hiring of Rodney Perry as the company's new president and chief executive officer (CEO).
Perry comes to Western Sugar from Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company.
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Local archaeologist invited to present at Smithsonian

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Local archaeologist and Western History Center Director George Zeimens traveled last week to Washington, D.C. to give a presentation on an area Paleo-Indian excavation site at the invitation of the Smithsonian.
"Dr. George Frison and I have been invited back to the Smithsonian to do a presentation to colleagues on a site we've been working on here locally," Zeimens
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Parents voice concerns to GCSD No. 1

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 hosted a parent focus meeting Wednesday evening to discuss potential changes coming to the administration of Lincoln and Trail elementary schools.
GCSD No. 1 representatives plan to move current Trail Elementary School Principal Diane Nye to a new position within the district: the recently created Gifted and Talented Coordinator.
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Goshen County can pay this month’s bills

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
TORRINGTON, During last Tuesday's Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, county Treasurer Maxine Mitchell reported the county had a cash position of $218,000 and payroll of $209,000.
"We can pay this month's bills," Mitchell told the commissioners.
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Just like Sinatra, Wolski did it his way

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The annual members meeting of Wyrulec Company on March 25 marked F.E. "Wally" Wolski's final curtain call, ending 27 years as a member of the Wyrulec Board of Directors. Wyrulec provides electricity to 2,200 rural electric users in Goshen County and the surrounding area.
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