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    City Power Outages

    May 24, 2019--TORRINGTON, Wyo. Power outages this morning were caused by a squirrel.

    Electric Superintendent Dana Youtz, said “There was a dead squirrel on the west side of the Curtis Substation.”

    The squirrel went up the volt line to the substation. A jumper was melted in the Curtis Substation and caused brown-out conditions. When workers arrived at the substation, they noticed that it was only at 3,600 volts, which is exactly half of what it should be. Western Area Power dropped the circuit so that the City could do repair work.
    Even though the radio station is outside of city limits, we operate on city power. The outage caused the radio stations to be off the air this morning. The Curtis Substation operates over half of the city electric service and affected many areas including South Torrington, Western Sugar, Main Street, and clear out to Dinklage Feed Yard.

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    Summer Food Service Program

    May 23, 2019--TORRINGTON, Wyo. (RELEASE) Goshen County School District #1 announces their participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

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    Click it or Ticket

    May 22, 2019--TORRINGTON,Wyo. (RELEASE) As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Goshen County Law Enforcement is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. The annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort runs from May 20 through June 2, 2019 and is focused on enforcing seat belt use.
    Goshen County Law Enforcement will be especially active this Memorial Day weekend as officers, deputies and troopers will target those who are not buckling up.

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    Student Loan Scam Calls

    May 20, 2019 TORRINGTON, Wyo. (RELEASE)--Eastern Wyoming College staff members have recently received multiple student loan relief scam calls from 1-800-400-7942 to personal cell phones. Voicemails left by the companies include statements such as “I believe we may have called you a while back because you qualify for a reduction in your student loans,” and “You actually have a notification on your federal student loan that you’re not in the lowest possible repayment option. This can be costing you thousands of dollars annually, and tens of thousands over the course of the loan, so it is important that you contact me as soon as possible as this is a time sensitive matter.” Callback numbers given include 844-866-1433 and 858-926-5084, but there are likely additional numbers being provided. Emails and letters are also a common form of communication from companies claiming student loan debt relief.

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    Ongoing Search for CO Fugitive

    May 16, 2019--TORRINGTON, Wyo. Nebraska and Wyoming authorities have been searching for Coloardo fugitive, Stephen Evans since Sunday evening. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Mitchell Police Department, Morrill Police Department, Scottsbluff Police Department, Gering Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and Goshen County Sheriff’s Office have been involved. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's office received information that Evans might be staying at a residence near Henry. Evans is wanted on felony warrants out of Colorado. He may have escaped to a wooded area along the North Platte River. Officers have followed up on leads to various places and have not yet found Evans.

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    Sheriff's Office Urges Safety

    May 15, 2019--Goshen County residents are reminded to follow a few simple precautionary measures when there are incidents in our county or neighboring counties/states. Always ensure vehicles are locked and keys are not left inside.  Lock and secure all outbuildings and unoccupied buildings as well as homes. We encourage citizens to report immediately any suspicious people or activity to dispatch 307-532-7001. Failure to report the information immediately reduces our chances of being able to make contact with anyone. Please do not use Facebook or messenger to report any needs for our deputies, call dispatch to ensure a prompt response. All reports are followed up on to ensure the safety of our citizens.

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    Run at Scottsbluff Monument

    By Brian Sherrod 

    May 14, 2019--GERING, Neb. Local runners got involved by participating in a race for National Tourism Week.

    Over 192 runners competed in the Summit to Summit Run/Walk around the Scotts Bluff National Monument’s Visitor Center. They ran along Summit Road to the top of the bluffs. The overall race was 7.2 miles. The first runner got to the halfway point, 3.6 miles, in about 26 minutes. The winner of the race, Joe Wilson, completed the 7.2 mile race in 42:58. Not only did he win the race, he broke the original record.

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    Highway Patrol Car Hit

    May 14, 2019--DOUGLAS, Wyo. (RELEASE) On May 9, 2019, around 1:07 p.m. a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a collision around milepost 129 on Interstate 25 near Douglas, Wyoming.

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    Damage at Golf Course

    May 10, 2019--Torrington Police Department arrested Mario Correa, age 39, on Friday May 3, 2019. Correa was charged with one count of Driving While Under the Influence. The arrest location was at 2208 Golf Course Rd in Torrington.

    Sgt. Connelly said, "The investigation is now closed. A tree and property at the golf course were damaged. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at Community Hospital in Torrington. He was then taken to jail. There were no other passengers or vehicles involved."

    Damage done at Cottonwood of Torrington Golf Course was cleaned up and taken care of immediately.

     

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    Teacher of the Year Announced

    May 9, 2019--THS math teacher and former coach, Brian Harms, was named GCSD#1's Teacher of the Year on Friday, May 3rd. Harms said, "I put my heart and soul into teaching." For a full interview you can listen to School Talk after 5 pm this evening. You can also listen to tomorrow's newscasts for a portion of the interview.

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    Commissioners Update

    May 7, 2019--A Goshen County Commissioners meeting was held on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 am. There were departmental reports from Road and Bridge, Clerk of Court, and Fire Warden. A recap of the meeting will be available in tomorrow's newscasts.

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    Kelly's Becomes Fresh Foods

    April 25, 2019--Kelly's Supermarket in Torrington changed ownership approximately two weeks ago. Kelly's will now be Fresh Foods. The new owners are Ben and Kerri Dishman. They own the Fresh Foods in Gering NE, Brush CO, and now Torrington, WY. There will be many new changes and updates made to the store in the upcoming weeks and months.

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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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