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Stepping up energy production - Oil facility expected to strengthen economy

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Eighty-Eight Oil LLC (EEOLLC) unveiled its state-of-the-art rail loading facility, which is expected to bring about 50 high-paying jobs to Goshen County, at a grand opening featuring a facility tour and presentations by Wyoming businessmen and the governor last Tuesday morning in Fort Laramie.
Prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, True Companies President Hank True, BNSF Railways Executive Chairman
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County still facing financial shortfalls

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The budget was again the main topic of discussion during last Tuesday's Goshen County Commissioners' meeting.
At the April 1 commissioners' meeting, Treasurer Maxine Mitchell reported the county could meet its outstanding March financial obligations due to collections of $147,000 in vehicle registrations.
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LFL names Doggers of the Quarter

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) High School is pleased to recognize two outstanding students, Helen Pugsley and Wyatt Hageman, as "Doggers of the Quarter" for the third quarter of this school year.
These students were selected by the faculty based upon their extraordinary work ethic, extracurricular involvement and leadership.
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A hole in one: mini golf course open in county

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, One of Goshen County's newest attractions is open and ready for business. But, if you blink, you just might miss it.
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LVFD celebrates Easter

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
LINGLE, Back on April 12, Lingle got into the holiday spirit with an Easter egg hunt hosted by the Lingle Volunteer Fire Department. Whipple Park filled bright and early, as kids showed up to collect as many colorful eggs (and the candy inside) as possible.
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Ducks Unlimited hosts annual banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Approximately 200 people attended the Ducks Unlimited banquet April 12 at the the Rendezvous Center for food, fun and fundraising. Events at the banquet included raffles for two DPMS AR-15s and chances to win a pair of Lazor Mark rifles at the Wyoming Ducks Unlimited State Convention.
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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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