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Birds are that way

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Cheyenne hunter Blake Wilson and his dog Loki get final instructions from the judge during Saturday's Wild Wings Classic, held outside Lingle.
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Sewer problems plague Fort Laramie

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Several residents attended the Fort Laramie Town Council meeting Wednesday evening to express concerns about the town's sewer system.
Former Mayor Robert Melonuk presented photos, a timeline and other documentation of sewer issues he has been battling since mid-March of this year.
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Local schools miss AYP - District reps say they’re on the right track

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, While the federal government and state of Wyoming muddy the process designed to judge schools' so-called Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), everyone else, districts included, are tasked with sorting through the data to try and improve student achievement and make the grade.
Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Director of Curriculum Donna Fields focused on just that during her
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Clerk warns about notices

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, At the Nov. 6 meeting of the Goshen County Commissioners, County Clerk Cindy Kenyon informed the commissioners that her office had gotten several calls regarding a solicitation Torrington homeowners have been receiving over the last few weeks from Record Transfer Services (RTS) of Westlake Village, Calif.
According to Kenyon, RTS will, for $83, provide homeowners with a "property assessment
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Proposals aim for safety regardless of price - Railcar regs may be costly for oil companies, consumers

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE, Proposed railcar regulations designed to phase out older cars amid safety concerns are meeting with both strong support and criticism in Goshen County and across the nation.
Punctured tanks due to derailments and other accidents have caused deadly explosions in the U.S. and Canada, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new rules requiring modifications or replacement
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A salute to past and present veterans

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Goshen County honored servicemen and women on Veterans Day with several celebrations.
Bright and early, the Torrington American Legion held a breakfast for all vets.
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Local 4-H agent receives national award

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Megan Brittingham claims to "bleed green", which sounds like a strange symptom of some rare disease, but is actually her way of saying she truly loves 4-H.
In October, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents honored Brittingham with the Achievement in Service Award for her contributions to state and local chapters.
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Launching memories at Family Night

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON , Local 4-Hers gathered at the Goshen County Library Activity Center last Monday night for an experiment of epic proportions.
4-H educator Megan Brittingham instructed participants to build a paper model of a rocket ship used to deliver food in a fictitious natural disaster.
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UW Extension, Farm Service Agency farm program information series

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
LARAMIE, Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer the sessions.
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LFL competes at state

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
Photo/ Andrew Towne - Lingle-Fort Laramie senior Natalie Booth goes up for a block in a 3-0 sweep of the Burlington Lady Huskies Friday afternoon. See page 28 for a complete state volleyball rundown.
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Committee looking for appointee

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINGLE, During Wednesday's meeting of the Lingle Town Council, town Clerk/Treasurer David Kendall informed the council the Goshen County Commissioners requested the board appoint a Lingle representative to the Goshen County Facility Planning Committee, which will look at capital construction needs in the county, prioritize projects and investigate funding sources.
Council member Al Unverzagt said he would consider the appointment,
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FLNHS - ‘Artistry in the Seed Bead’ exhibit

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, In honor of Native American History month, Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FLNHS) opened a new exhibit, "Artistry in the Seed Bead," on Friday, Nov 7.
This special exhibit celebrates the artistry of the creations produced with these tiny glass beads, from their introduction by traders in the mid-1800s to the innovative artists of
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Lingle residents start holiday shopping

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Several residents turned out for Lingle's annual Lingle Jingle Mingle held Friday and Saturday. Here, Waltrina Asche (right) shows Rebecca Frederick her display of cooking utensils.
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Torrington resident charged in old case - Player receives probation two years after burglary

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, A Torrington woman appeared for sentencing in the Eighth Judicial District Oct. 31, more than two years after her involvement in a local burglary.
Caitlin M. Player, 21, received five years of supervised probation following a joint recommendation for first-offender status from attorneys Nate Hibben and Patrick Korell, as well as approximately $1,000 in restitution.
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Parents seeking harsher penalty for alleged attack

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINGLE, An incident involving a knife at Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) High School last month resulted in 10-day suspensions for two LFL students, but the parents of the student in the middle of the alleged attack are seeking harsher punishments.
Two students pulled a knife and held it up near another boy's shoulder and neck in the LFL bathroom in September,
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Goshen County Bar Association recently elects new president

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County Bar Association elected and installed a new president, Dana J. Lent, of Torrington. Lent is experienced as both a government and private attorney.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2004, she was an assistant attorney general in the Office of Attorney General in Cheyenne where she represented the
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EWC Livestock Judging Team places at S.D. shows

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Western Junior Stock Show (WJLS) in Rapid City, S.D. and then to Northern International Livestock Show (NILE) in Billings, Mont.
Matthew Johnson, freshman, of Wheatland, showed a market pig and breeding ewe at WJLS.
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Wyoming bird farms an endangered species

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, It was a full house last Monday in the meeting room of Platte Valley Bank, where the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) sought public comment on whether to close the state's two game bird farms in an effort to meet the department's shrinking budget.
Beginning in September, the WGFD has been holding meetings throughout Wyoming to "better understand
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EMS steps up game with new cardiac monitors

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is now equipped to assist heart attack victims in record time, thanks to a one-time grant from the American Heart Association (AHA), Mission Lifeline Wyoming and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Within the past year and a half, Torrington EMS has received more than $100,000 worth of life-saving equipment, including four
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Nesbitt does well at Will Rogers Medallion Awards

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington resident and Eastern Wyoming College instructor John Nesbitt returned home two weeks ago from the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, where his literary efforts were honored at the Will Rogers Medallion Awards.
Nesbitt won a silver medallion award for his Western fiction book Dark Prairie and bronze medallion for his book of poetry, Thorns on
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Rooster Boosters host annual banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The 2014 Rooster Boosters dinner and auction was held Nov. 1 to a packed house at the Rendezvous Center.
With the money collected from the event, which includes dinner, silent auction, live auction and several raffles, the Rooster Boosters donate money back to support local community organizations.
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Goshen County incumbents keep seats

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, All the elections for Goshen County officials were run unopposed. Incumbents retaining their seats include: Cindy Kenyon, county clerk
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Two new trustees at GCSD No. 1

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Goshen County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees will soon welcome two incumbents back along with two new faces following last Tuesday night's General Election.
Charles Harshberger and Linda Kessler will stay on the board for another term, and Katherine Patrick and Dean Sims will join them.
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Goshen County gets out and votes

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, More than 4,300 voters headed out to the polls to vote in Tuesday's General Election.
Unofficial numbers from the Goshen County Clerk's Office show 4,375 residents cast a ballot of a possible 6,159 registered voters, good for just over 71 percent voter turnout.
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EWC GO bonds pass

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) general obligation bond referendum passed last Tuesday with 65.49 percent of the votes cast in favor of the measure.
The bonds will provide additional funds for the construction of a 69,000-square-foot Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and a 23,000-square-foot Agriculture and Technical Center (ATEC).
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Voters support sales and use tax

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Voters approved keeping the quarter-cent sales tax in Goshen County to support the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC). The referendum passed with 62.59 percent of the vote.
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