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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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Michigan native takes the helm at FLNHS

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, From the beaches of the world's largest freshwater lake to the rolling prairie of Goshen County, new Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) Superintendent Tom Baker is adjusting to his recent move across the northern United States.
"I was born and raised in Michigan. This is the first time I've taken up out-of-state residency," he said.
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Mayor: work orders required

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Residents must now fill out a work order before Fort Laramie employees will complete requested jobs, Mayor Alexander Jankewicz announced at the council meeting Wednesday evening.
"We're saying that if there's some type of work project that needs to be done by the town for you, you need to come to the town hall and complete a work order
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Lingle goes for more reliable internet

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, representatives of Goshen County's information technology department presented a plan to the council that would increase internet speed and dependability to town offices.
The proposal entails establishing a wireless link from Torrington to the Lingle Town Hall by way of the Wyrulec tower just north of the town.
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Pysanky class steeped in Ukrainian tradition

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For Roxanne Baker, decorating eggs is more than just an Easter tradition, it's a way to celebrate her heritage year-round, and now members of the community will have an opportunity to learn the art form, as well.
Baker grew up in rural western North Dakota, near Fairfield.
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Western Sugar employee falls at plant

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) responded to the Western Sugar Cooperative plant Oct. 2 to assist Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with the extrication of a female employee who had fallen from the upper machinery level of the storage silos.
TVFD, EMS and Western Sugar personnel cooperated to move the patient to ground level.
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TDS turning waste into fertilizer

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, In a twist to an old adage, "One man's sewage is another man's fertilizer" might be a an apt description of the newest project by TDS Environmental to reduce the impact of waste products on the environment and municipal resources.
Through its commitment to finding better methods of waste management, TDS has acquired equipment to enter the field of
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Redline Restorations & Repair opens new shop

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, While the huge sign announcing its arrival didn't survive the latest Wyoming windstorm, those in need of car bodywork need not worry, Redline Restorations & Repair, the newest Torrington business, is open and ready for customers.
Owner Adam Albers' shop, located at 4174 Highway 26/85, specializes in anything on the exterior of the car, from fresh paint to dents, all-out
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Committee suggests changes at fairgrounds

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Last Tuesday, during the Goshen County Commissioners' meeting, the Fairgrounds Planning Committee presented its recommendation for future development at the fairgrounds, which included the construction of a multi-purpose facility near the county weed and pest buildings on U.S. Highway 26/85.
According to committee member Shelly Kirchhefer, the committee's proposal would make outside expansion of the fairgrounds possible and provide
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Community Hospital receives quality award

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital was presented with a Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Cheyenne on Sept. 25, 2014.
Community Hospital was awarded the Quality Achievement Award for its outstanding performance in giving excellent care in seven nationally measured areas.
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