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A journey across America

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Fort Laramie National Historic Site Superintendent Thomas Baker was the guest speaker at the Western History Center near Lingle Thursday evening. Baker spoke about his journey from working as a contractor in Michigan, all the way up to his present position at FLNHS.
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LVFD not just for Lingle

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
LINGLE, During Wednesday's Lingle Town Council meeting, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) Chief Kasey Bangerter told the council the LVFD would be providing rides home to anyone who needs it after attending the Eastern Wyoming College fundraising event, Sagebrush and Roses.
The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen
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Interim CEO named at hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington's Community Hospital has a new leader in place, as the CEO from Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland will serve in the same capacity in Torrington on an interim basis beginning in February.
Shelby Nelson, who has worked at the Wheatland hospital since 2011, replaces Vince DiFranco, who announced his resignation in December to become CEO for a
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Voter purge coming - Residents who did not vote in General Election have until Jan. 29 to contact county clerk’s office

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, If you are a registered voter in Goshen County but did not vote in November's General Election, chances are you have received a notice from the Goshen County clerk that your name will be removed from the voter registration roll unless you contact the clerk's office prior to Jan. 29.
According to a press release from Wyoming Election Director
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Community Hospital welcomes first baby of New Year

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year Wednesday, Jan. 14, and it was worth the wait for little Elijah Francis Prather.
Elijah was born at 4:59 a.m., three weeks before his due date, to Devin and Cody Prather of Torrington.
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County digital map goes live after 10-year effort

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County property owners are now officially "on the map," thanks to a new online land parcel-viewing program that's been more than a decade in the making.
Debbi Surratt, now in her seventh term as Goshen County Assessor, began working toward a comprehensive digitized map of the area some 10 years ago.
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Facilities Planning Committee members finalized

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Board members of the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) were finalized during last Tuesday's meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners.
The board consists of 13 voting members and five non-voting, ex-officio members, one from each of the five municipalities in the county.
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Bill changing marijuana laws fails

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, With the 2015 legislative session over a week old, Wyoming lawmakers have introduced five separate bills addressing the state's drug laws. One has already gone up in smoke.
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Educational opportunities offer inmates real-world skills - Programs offered through EWC include welding, ABE, computer applications

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, When many people think of prison, they envision cold cells, iron bars and inmates with limited opportunities and little to no hope for the future. At the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI), however, nothing could be further from the truth, thanks to several educational programs currently available for inmates determined to get their lives back on track.
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Research, experiments abound at science fairs

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON , Students from Torrington High School and Middle School put countless hours of work on display at the annual science fair held in the TMS gym Wednesday.
Students' projects were pre-judged in the morning, with interviews taking place in the afternoon.
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The right to peaceful assembly

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Participants in Friday evening's Goshen County Right to Life candlelight vigil stationed themselves at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 26/85 to bring attention to the anti-abortion campaign.
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Telegram brings home hardware

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Torrington Telegram took home several awards from the Wyoming Press Association (WPA) winter convention Jan. 17 in Cheyenne.
"Being recognized by your peers is always an honor, and it speaks volumes about the staff we have here at the Telegram. It has been a very successful year, and each of the awards is well-deserved," Publisher Rob Mortimore said.
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The cattle rattle

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Jake Cheechov of Eugene, Ore., does his best to auction off a pen full of cattle during the World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Semi-Finals at Torrington Livestock Market Wednesday.
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Council tables appointment - Knollman, Reasoner put their names in the ring for position

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
FORT LARAMIE, The Fort Laramie Town Council opted to table the appointment of a new emergency management coordinator at its meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14.
The position has been vacant since Dec. 1, when longtime coordinator Charles Potter announced his resignation.
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Patterson named EWC president

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Dr. Rick Patterson, interim president for Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), had the adjective "interim" removed from his title during the EWC Board of Trustees meeting last Tuesday night.
The board will not undergo a search to find a replacement for Dr. Tom Armstrong, whom the board replaced with Patterson in September.
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Property tax appeal costs county - School district loses $45,000 from current fiscal year but will be reimbursed in 2015-16

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, A recent Wyoming Department of Revenue decision on a property tax appeal will cost Goshen County agencies approximately $100,000, including $45,000 that was earmarked for the local school district.
On Dec. 22, the state Board of Equalization ruled in favor of Rocky Mountain Pipeline (RMP), which challenged its assessment in June.
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Local 4-H Livestock Judging Team earns Reserve Champion at Western Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Congratulations to the 4-H Livestock Judging Reserve Champion team representing Goshen County and Wyoming 4-H! Team members competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., and are coached by Brodie Mackey and PD Miller.
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Legislative session 2015: something for everyone

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The 2015 Wyoming legislative session began last week with approximately 140 bills ready for consideration by Wyoming legislators over the 40-day session.
The bills circulating through legislative committees include defining penalties for marijuana possession, increasing the state minimum wage and naming a state mythical creature.
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Bank donates to Goshen Community Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - For the third straight year, U.S. Bancorp of Torrington made a donation to the Goshen Community Theatre (GCT) Monday. GCT representatives on hand to accept the $1,750 check were Diona Savoy-McDaniels (from left), Aileen Leithead and Ronda Meyer.
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Wyo. State 4-H Foundation provides more than $242,000 in financial support

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
LARAMIE, Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091.
County 4-H programs and the state foundation are not-for-profit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8-18 excel during their school years and lifetime, said Steve Mack, director of the foundation.
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WGFD discusses herd management, new regulations

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) were in Torrington last Monday night to share information regarding whitetail deer management efforts in southeast Wyoming, fishing regulation changes and to take comments and concerns from the public regarding the state's wildlife management practices.
Wheatland WGFD biologist Martin Hicks presented the 2015 southeast Wyoming whitetail deer herd unit review,
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Sweetheart Cake Campaign to kick off in February

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Gracie's Promise, a local charity designed to help families with children facing catastrophic medical circumstances, is sponsoring a fundraiser this February that's sweet on a number of levels.
The Sweetheart Cake Campaign is an annual event that offers baked goods in exchange for goodwill donations, and all proceeds go to Gracie's Promise.
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It’s all good: Rupp heads commission

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Goshen County Commissioner Carl Rupp was elected chairman during the last meeting of the county commissioners.
Rupp, who was appointed commissioner in November 2012 after Ross Newman resigned, ran unopposed in last November's General Election.
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Goshen 4-H member earns title at Western National Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
YODER, Chloe Haas, a member of Bear Creek Guys & Gals 4-H Club, earned third-place Model at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. This 4-H event is held in conjunction with the Denver Stock Show and includes several contests and judging opportunities for members.
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Gov. supports Task Force recommendations for forests

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
CHEYENNE, The Governor's Task Force on Forests released its report with recommendations for proactively managing Wyoming forests. The recommendations represent short and long-term strategies that Wyoming can implement with federal and private partners and local governments.
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