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Streak snapped

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Lingle-Fort Laramie coach Kevin Derby hugs K.C. Henry on the sidelines as the final horn sounds in Friday's 20-0 win over Southeast, ending a 16-game losing streak to the Cyclones. See the full story and photos on page 28.
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Drilling rigs pop up north of Lingle

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Rising above the horizon, just a few miles north of Lingle on Tea Kettle Road, is the newest drilling rig in Goshen County.
According to Goshen County Road and Bridge Supervisor Jerry Haun, two permits were issued to Transworld Systems Petroleum Inc. (TSPI) to drill oil wells in the area.
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Chaires reenergizes museum

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Director Sarah Chaires is breathing new life into one of Goshen County's most culturally valuable and often overlooked institutions, the Homesteaders Museum.
Chaires, who took on the role of director in January 2013, is largely responsible for bringing the Smithsonian exhibit, "Journey Stories", to Torrington this past summer.
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Local artists display impressive works at annual art reception

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
Photo/ Travis Pearson - The Southeast Wyoming Art Association held an art reception at Platte Valley Bank on Sept. 20, and community members came from all over to see local artists' work. Winners this year were selected by artist Barbara Shaffner of Wheatland.
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EWC Fine Arts Building sports new, modern look

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Renovations on the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Fine Arts Auditorium were recently completed. The work included expanding the entryway, adding a ticket booth and landscaping the area around the entrance.
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Goshen County School District No. 1 ACT scores up

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 students improved their ACT scores in all subject areas in 2014 but still lagged slightly behind state of Wyoming averages.
The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework, and students nationwide take the
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Mustang master scores second extreme victory

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, For the second time in as many years, Tom Hagwood, Torrington rancher, clinician and mustang trainer, was named top trainer at this year's Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, which was held Sept. 18-20 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Hagwood is the first trainer in the history of the competition to win it twice.
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Vandals strike at baseball field - TPD investigating if incident is related to two others in county

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Police Department (TPD) is actively investigating a string of sports-related vandalism in the area.
Over the span of a week, from Saturday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 21, three separate incidents occurred at different athletic facilities in Torrington.
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Huntley businessman heads to NYC

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Dale Pitcher has searched for a better speaker for over 40 years. And the last 12 years of that search has included designing, building, puttering and re-designing acoustic equipment in his workshop in the decommissioned Huntley School gymnasium building.
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LFL celebrates Homecoming

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - The senior class won the all-school tug-of-war tournament held at the Lingle-Fort Laramie pep rally Friday. See more photos on page 11.
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Surprise, surprise

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Recent personnel moves by the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Board of Trustees, which placed college president Dr. Tom Armstrong on administrative leave and named Dr. Rick Patterson as interim president, caught many people by surprise. Not the least of whom was Patterson.
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Quieter strips sought

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, several public comments were made about how loud and how rough the new, temporary rumble strips are, which are being tested on U.S. Highway 26 coming into town from the east.
The council assured those in attendance the town would be in contact with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to look at other
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Gas funds return - City plans to use money on fair, Homesteaders

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, The city of Torrington received a reimbursement check for more than $9,700 from Wyoming Community Gas this week.
At Torrington's council meeting Tuesday evening, city Clerk-Treasurer Lynette Strecker reported the company had presented her with the money at its quarterly conference in Laramie Sept. 16.
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EWC to host community forum

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) has announced that there will be an informational forum for individuals interested in learning more about two new facilities.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about these two new facilities: the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) and the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC).
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Goshen 4-H Senior Meats Judging team headed to Nationals

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Makenna Greenwald, Nelson Lewis, Skyler Miller and Danielle Schainost earned top honors at the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest last April, beating out six other senior teams from around Wyoming. Now they are headed to the National 4-H Meats Judging Contest at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo.
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Homemakers award scholarhips

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Courtesy - Goshen County Homemakers Council President Donna Peterson (from left) awards scholarships to 4-H members Carlie Enns and Whitney Walson, both freshmen at Eastern Wyoming College. The Homemakers Council is an educational and social organization open to all ladies in the county who wish to belong to a club and learn new and old homemaking skills through programs, demonstrations
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Collaboration could extend services

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Three Goshen County agencies are hoping to come together in the near future to better integrate their services for adult learners who need help with basic literacy, employment or educational skills.
According to Diane McQueen, executive director of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), the three agencies, Wyoming Workforce Services, NOWCAP Wyoming Family
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GCEA completes cemetery service project

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Courtesy - The Goshen County Education Association recently completed a service project. At the Valley View Cemetery, association representatives replaced flowerpots at the Veterans Memorial and will maintain them in the future.
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Homecoming pageantry in full display

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) students went all out to celebrate Homecoming last week during a week jam-packed with events.
On Thursday night, LFL students and staff got out for a car smash and bonfire, and then Friday both Dogger teams, football and volleyball, took care of business during their respective games.
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Doggers get pumped at car smash

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Photo/Crystal R. Albers - Kyle Cruth swings the sledgehammer at the Lingle-Fort Laramie High School car smash and bonfire Thursday.
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Dogger pride abounds at rally

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
LINGLE, A sea of red, white and blue filled the bleachers at Kirk Field Friday afternoon as students, staff, family and friends gathered for a pep rally.
Coaches and athletes gave speeches, the crowd sang and clapped along as the pep band played, and students participated in an all-school tug-of-war tournament.
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Yoder business up and running

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Big Country Herbs Wellness Center of Yoder last Tuesday. Kellie Farrens (from left), office manager at the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce (GCCC), helped hold the ribbon for Debra and Richard Schamel, business owners. GCCC Directors Linda Evans, Marsha Middleswarth and Pam Randall were also on hand to
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Donation to Land of Goshen

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Westco and Land O'Lakes partnered to make a donation to Land of Goshen Ministries Tuesday. Wesley Anderson, Westco Torrington branch manager, presents the checks to Gary Flom, vice president of the Land of Goshen board.
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Grant goes toward programs to improve academic climate

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TORRINGTON, Educators at Goshen County schools are working hard to create a positive academic climate through the use of innovative programs, assessments and presentations.
This year, Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 received a $9,000 school safety grant to help fund various character-building and anti-bullying campaigns.
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