Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Shell casings littered the ground and bullet holes covered the kiosk at the Old Quarry Trails, located 5 miles east of Newcastle, on July 9, and a similar scene greeted Bent Sprockets President Jeremy Dedic again last week when the leader of the local bicycle group...
Across eastern Wyoming, from Cheyenne to Newcastle, people have noticed high levels of damage to ponderosa pine trees. Damage varies in extent and intensity from partial yellowing of needles to tree mortality. At this time, experts do not fully understand all of the factors contributing to the...
Canal collapse damage estimated at $90 million   By Tom Milstead Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange   TORRINGTON — According to estimations by the University of Wyoming’s IMPLAN economic impact simulator, the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal could...

Dick Esquibel holds a picture of what his ‘Ponderosa’ used to look like - before the canal breach. Esquibel's family getaway was destroyed by the July breach of the Fort Laramie-Gering Irrigation Canal. (Photo by Tom Milstead, Torrington Telegram)

Canal breach destroys man’s childhood getaway   By Tom Milstead Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange   TORRINGTON – “It’s gone.” That was Dick Esquibel’s first thought when he returned to his childhood home last week.  He’d gotten a call earlier that morning. He keeps a home in Douglas to...

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