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The red dirt gang

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, "It's a pretty poor teacher who can't learn from their students," said George Ziemens, archaeologist and executive director of Western Plains Historic Preservation Association, Inc., of the two-way learning in the Expanding Environments program.
This is the 27th year for the archeological program in which local high school kids spend six to nine weeks working with Ziemens.
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Changes underway at Lingle pool

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle Town Council approved changes to swimming pool rates, classes, hours and other services at its meeting Wednesday, April 8.
Pool manager Brandi Hill reported she currently has 14 applicants for lifeguards and plans to hire five individuals full-time, three substitutes and one assistant manager.
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Testing the waters - Facility planning commission presents ideas for county

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, Speaking on behalf of the Goshen County Facility Planning Committee, Andrew Sibai presented information on a proposal for expanding facilities at the fairgrounds at the Fort Laramie Town Council meeting Wednesday evening. The proposal listed the need for more space and improvements for fair activities and to better accommodate existing county offices.
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Spring brings more jobs to Goshen County - Area has second lowest unemployment rate in Wyoming, shrinking labor force

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, The unemployment rate in Goshen County fell .4 percent (3.8 to 3.4) from January to February 2015, and .6 percent (4.0 to 3.4) from the beginning of last year to this year, according to a Wyoming Department of Workforce Services study.
The area currently boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the state (topped only by Niobrara County at
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Shooting in South Torrington

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON,Twenty-one-year-old Ashley Craig of Torrington died Wednesday night en route to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.
At approximately 6:45 p.m., Goshen County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to reports of a female with a gunshot wound in the 400 block of East 5th Ave. in South Torrington.
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Wranglers kickoff campaign live at EWC

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation Board sponsored a concert by the Bar J Wranglers Wednesday night at its campaign kickoff event to raise funds for the new Agriculture and Technology Education Center, currently in the design and planning phase.
The foundation's goal is to raise $1.4 million for the ATEC building, and, according to Oliver Sundby, EWC's director of
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Ellis’ Harvest Home is Business of the Year - Lingle business is more than corn maze, pumpkin patch

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
TORRINGTON, During its annual banquet, the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce named Ellis' Harvest Home its 2015 Business of the Year.
According to GCCC Director Marsha Middleswarth, chamber members submitted nominations for the award, and the board of directors made the final decision.
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Wyomingites least likely to believe climate change

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyoming's population decries climate change, but still supports some environmental mitigation, according to research from Yale and Utah State universities.
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, in partnership with Utah State University, overlaid responses of over 13,000 Americans (age 25 or older) with demographics and population characteristic to produce county, state and congressional district beliefs, risk perception and
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FLVFD serves up a good time

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier, Members of the Fort Laramie Volunteer Fire Department served Easter breakfast at the fire hall Sunday.
"We're glad for the support the community gives us," said volunteer Kevin Senteney.
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Lakota walk for generational healing

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, Over eight days, recently, members and friends of the Lakota nation took part in an ancestral healing walk from Harney Peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota to Fort Laramie National Historic Park for many reasons and one purpose: healing.
For many participants, the walk was part of a process for moving forward.
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SAR: Unpaid heroes

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Canella, a 19-week-old puppy, approaches a cooler with the word "cadaver" scrawled across it.
"She'll either be OK or she'll projectile vomit. Some dogs do OK with the smell, some don't," said Jerry Numon, Goshen County Sheriff Office's longtime K-9 trainer and volunteer Search and Rescue member.
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The Port of Entry: Scales of safety – Part 2

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
TORRINGTON, "Torrington's Port of Entry averages 60,000 vehicles a year. This is fairly middle-of-the-road for Wyoming, with 2.5 million vehicles going through Interstate POEs, and small stations processing 40,000 vehicles a year," said Wyoming Highway Patrol officer and POE supervisor, Wade Hunter.
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Merrily We Roll Along at LFL concert

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Photo/ Jennifer Lanier - Fort Laramie third, fourth and fifth graders presented their musical achievements to a packed audience Tuesday night, March 31. "These students are learning to perform music in various ways at once, playing a tone bar or percussion instrument, singing or speaking, and moving. The concepts they learn help them to hear one part of a piece
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Lisa Johnson says farewell to GCEDC

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Courtesy, Goshen County Economic Development Corporation board members Wally Wolksi (second from left), John Patrick and Todd Peterson presented exiting GCEDC Director Lisa Johnson with a plaque for her services at a farewell reception Thursday. April 2. Johnson accepted a position with the Wyoming Business Council as southeast regional director earlier this year.
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