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    Lingle Grad Fairs Well with UW Meats Judging

    April 18, 2019--The University of Wyoming meats judging team finished in the top 10 at the last three spring contests this season.

    “I am very pleased about how things turned out,” said team coach Sierra Jepsen. “2018 was a comeback year for UW meats. Last year was a rebuilding year and to follow it up with the 2019 team, they have just blown away what I thought they could do.”

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    $10K Donated to Southeast FFA

    April 12, 2019--The Southeast High School FFA chapter received a $10,000 donation from WESTCO and the Land O’Lakes Foundation. The donation was made possible by the Land O’Lakes Foundation Coop Match Program.

    Southeast FFA will use the funds to expand their “Portable Farm Concept” designed by FFA Advisor Jay Clapper. As part of the program, students construct portable units, which offer miniature farm experiences. The program includes Adopt-A-sow, Bottle Calf, Meat Chicken, Corn Planter and Greenhouse.

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    Water User Link

    April 11, 2019--The North Platte water user meeting that was scheduled for April 11th in Torrington has been canceled. They will not reschedule the meeting but the presentation material will be available online after April 11th.

    The link for the North Platte Water Users Meeting Power Point will be:  https://www.usbr.gov/gp/wyao/north_platte_water_operations.pdf

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    THS Head Football Coach Leaving

    April 10, 2019--Torrington High School Football Coach, Mark Lenhardt, has stepped down from his position and has accepted the Head Football Coach position at Rock Springs High School. Lenhardt was the Blazers Head Coach for a total of 8 seasons and had a 47-31 record and 41-10 over the last 5 seasons.

    During that time, the blazers were 3A State Runners-Up in 2017 and 2018. Mark was the 4 time EWAC Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. He was a 2 time Scottsbluff Star Herald Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2017. For being the smallest Class 3A football school during his tenure as Head Coach, the Trailblazers were in the 3A State Football Championships 4 out of the last 5 years. Mark and his family will remain in Torrington through the end of the school year.

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    Blizzard Warning to be in Effect

    April 9, 2019--From Goshen County Sheriff's Office and the US National Weather Service:

    -Blizzard Warnings now in effect for the Nebraska Panhandle for Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. Periods of whiteout conditions due to heavy snow, blowing snow, and high winds will cause dangerous travel conditions, especially Wednesday afternoon & evening. Snow drifts could reach 1-2'. Avoid travel during the red highlighted time frame.

    -Winter Storm Warnings also in effect for much of Southeast Wyoming east of the Laramie Mountain Range. Heavy snow bands will occur with high winds and make travel near impossible at times! Avoid travel during the red highlighted time frame.

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    GCSD #1 Selects Superintendent

    April 8, 2019--Goshen County School District #1 is pleased to announce that Ryan Kramer has agreed to lead our district for the next two years.

    Chair of Goshen County School District Board of Trustees, Katherine Patrick says, "We look forward to his fresh approach to leadership and to the insights he brings to education."

     

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    GCEDC Seeking a CEO

    April 2, 2019--Goshen County Economic Development Corporation is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead a county-wide economic development program facilitating all economic development, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Visitor’s Center and tourism activities. Current CEO, Ashley Harpstreith, announced that her last day will be July 1st.

    Harpstreith said, "I'll be here for Goshen County and always will be your biggest cheerleader."

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    Local Farmer Recognized

    March 25,2019--An area grower has been honored through the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest. The national contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts. Brett Meyer of Torrington, placed Second in the state in the I: Irrigated Class. Meyer was one of 417 state winners nationwide. For more information about the contest or how to enter you can contact Brett at 575-0325.

    Meyer farms everything while also owning/operating Meyer Seeds, LLC with his wife, Linda.

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    Fatal Crash South of Lusk

    March 25, 2019--On March 20, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 138 on US 85 south of Lusk, Wyoming.  Around 8:19 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision.
     
    A 2018 Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on US 85 when the driver failed to negotiate a slight curve to the right and crossed over the center line.  The Nissan entered the southbound lane and collided with a 2016 Peterbilt 379.   

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    Torrington Shopko to Close

    March 20, 2019--Shopko ("the Company")announced on Monday afternoon that despite the Company's best efforts, it was unable to find a buyer for its go-forward business as a going concern. As a result, Shopko will commence an orderly wind-down of its retail operations beginning this week. Further, the Company is evaluating strategic options for its optical business.

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    Women's History Month

    March 20, 2019--March is Women’s History Month. In celebration of Women's History Month, we've highlighted women who make contributions to their local communities. Town of Lingle Chief of Police, Endra Moen, became Chief in 2010. She faces many challenges in her position, but said that the job is very rewarding. She loves the people of the Town of Lingle.

    Moen said, “I feel that I want to set the example to young women, that you can do whatever you want to do. You’re strong and you have a voice. You don’t just have to settle in life. You can be whatever you want to be, whatever that is."


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    Shelter Open for Stranded Motorists

    March 13, 2019--Red Cross of Wyoming will be opening a shelter at 4:30 PM at the Converse County National Guard Armory, 315 Pearson Rd. in Douglas to assist those people affected by the blizzard and the closure of I-25.

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    Blizzard Warning

    March 13, 2019--The winter storm and blizzard have caused many closures around the area. Listen for live updates and go to the KGOS/KERM Facebook for a pinned post of all cancellations. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard warning today through 6 pm Thursday, March 14th. Total snow expected is 10-22 inches. Travel will be difficult to impossible. Please be advised, take precautions, and stay safe. The City of Torrington would like to remind you not to park on Main Street and keep all snow routes clear. A map of all snow routes is available on the KGOS/KERM Facebook page.

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    Banner Health Helps Uninsured

    March 11, 2019--Banner Health is proud to announce that it has teamed with Integrated Health Management Services (IHMS), to help connect uninsured patients with health care coverage opportunities. IHMS will help Banner Health patients obtain the health care benefits they may need for themselves and their family. 

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    Pending Investigation

    February 27, 2019— The State of Wyoming is completing an investigation into the records of the Eight Judicial District Court Clerk. The District Court Clerk was Kathi Rickard and she resigned earlier this month. Rickard ran unopposed in the 2018 general election and was re-elected to a second term.

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    Subaru Stuck On Train Tracks

    February 26, 2019—Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper, Brian Sinner, responded to an incident yesterday afternoon. He said, “A tractor trailer combination was traveling east bound while a Subaru Tribeca was headed west bound. The Subaru Tribeca crossed over the center line and side swiped the trailer. The Subaru got stuck on the railroad tracks.  A tire came off of the tractor trailer and did almost hit another vehicle.”

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    Fire at Roy's Cold Storage

    February 3, 2019--

    Torrington Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at Roy’s Cold Storage on Saturday, February 2nd. The fire was located in an inaccessible attic space above refrigerated storage. Despite efforts of firefighters to extinguish the fire, it continued to spread through the attic areas of multiple roof and ceiling spaces. The fire continued to extend from the roof of the refrigeration area into the floor joist area of the work/retail area of the two-story structure. The structure was a total loss.

    TVFD Chief, Lance Petsch said, “When we arrived, there was fire through the roof already, so you know, in terms of what time it started and how it started, we don’t know that at this time. The State Fire Marshal came to investigate so depending on when we get his  report, we’ll be able to know what he thought it was. That was a situation where when we arrived, we battled it as best we could. We called for additional help.

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