Positive COVID Case At EWC, Games Cancelled

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) February 24, 2021 — Eastern Wyoming College officials have received notification of a positive COVID-19 case of an on-campus student.

EWC Foundation Calls For Nominations

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) February 21, 2021 — The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has announced a call for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service award.

Haymon Gets Plea Deal

Torrington, Wyo. (Story by Denise Heilbrun-Ellis) February 18, 2021 — Jody Lynn Haymon, 26, agreed to a plea deal that his attorney and the state of Wyoming has come up with.

Fales Pleads Not Guilty To Two Felony Charges

Torrington, Wyo. (Story by Denise Heilbrun-Ellis) February 18, 2021 — In mid-December Torrington Dispatch received a call that there was a vehicle pursuit on Highway 26 headed toward Goshen County. According to court records, a brown Saturn passenger vehicle with no visible plates, had fled the scene of a traffic stop in Guernsey.

Todd Peterson To Retire After 43 Years In Banking

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from Pinnacle Bank) February 11, 2021 — After 43 years in banking, Todd Peterson, Pinnacle Bank Regional President, has officially announced he intends to retire March 31.  Wade Bruch, currently Senior Vice President, will become the Market President for the Torrington branch.

Judge Squashes Plea Deal for Knudsen, Trial Date TBD

Torrington, Wyo. (Story by Denise Heilbrun-Ellis) February 10, 2021 — A plea agreement set up for Gregory Lee Knudsen of Hawk Springs, Wyo., was refused by the special judge presiding over the case, the Honorable Judge Dawnessa Snyder of the Second District Court of Carbon County, on Wednesday afternoon in Eighth Judicial District Court in Torrington.

WMCI Officer Calderon Receives Medal of Valor

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from WDOC) February 4, 2021 — The Wyoming Department of Corrections announces that Correctional Officer Cullen Calderon from the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming has been awarded the Medal of Valor from the American Correctional Association.

Brake Failure Blamed For Sunday Night Accident

Torrington, Wyo. February 1, 2021 — At approximately 6:30PM on Sunday evening a Ford Escape jumped the curb and struck the front of GitFit Fitness Club in downtown Torrington, causing significant damage to the gym entryway and the vehicle. Torrington EMS responded to the scene of the accident. Luckily no injuries were reported.

WDOH Continues To Urge Vaccinations

Cheyenne, Wyo. (RELEASE from WDOH) February 1, 2021 — As efforts across the state to help prevent COVID-19 deaths and illnesses by providing free, safe and effective vaccinations continue, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has a request as well as a few key reminders for residents interested in receiving the vaccine.

Governor Issues Order Investigating Oil & Gas Lease Ban

Cheyenne, Wyo. (RELEASE from Governor Gordon’s Office) February 1, 2021 — Governor Mark Gordon has issued an Executive Order (EO) directing state agencies to examine the financial impacts of President Biden’s ban on new sales of federal oil and gas leases as well as the potential legal options available to Wyoming.