Torrington

DOUGLAS — Eastern Wyoming College’s new president had only been on the job about three weeks when he toured the Douglas campus and talked, at least in broad terms, about the future potential of the Douglas satellite operation.  His broad strokes were full of hope and optimism for growth, often...
TORRINGTON (WNE) — Torrington broke another daily heat record on Monday, hitting 107 degrees, according to the National Weather Service of Cheyenne, which predicts higher-than-normal temperatures are expected to continue.  “Although not quite yet a climate site for NWS due it not being a full 30...
CASPER —A COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact Wyoming’s state prison in Torrington.  On July 5, the facility found 162 cases of the coronavirus among people incarcerated at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution. That’s a quarter of the prison’s population. Another 20 employees also tested...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Daniel Lee Harris, a South Dakota man convicted in a Newcastle murder case, died on April 17 in the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.  Harris was sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 20, 1995, for his involvement in the death of Cheryl Varner. He...
Wyoming customers surprised by high natural gas bills By Carrie Haderlie Rawlins Times Via Wyoming News Exchange RAWLINS —As temperatures dropped below zero this week, people across Wyoming reported a steep increase in their natural gas bills, with charges $100 or more greater than in the same...
COVID spikes in state prisons   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Cases of COVID-19 at Wyoming prison facilities have spiked to their highest total since the start of the pandemic.  The most recent round of testing found 148 total cases of coronavirus...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogies headed to Torrington Friday riding the momentum of a two-game winning streak. However, they had a big challenge ahead of them given the Trailblazers are currently ranked as the No. 2 team in the state for 2A. “There’s a reason they are No. 2,” said head...
Unvaccinated staff in Wyoming prisons leads to rise in cases   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Coronavirus cases are again on the rise in Wyoming prisons thanks largely to unvaccinated employees, the Department of Corrections says. According to an official...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Health Services is the third Wyoming facility to be recognized as a pediatric receiving facility by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services for Children and Wyoming Hospital Preparedness program, joining Campbell County Memorial...
The Wyoming State Fire Convention came to an end on Saturday with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department a clear winner. Second place goes to Riverton while third place belongs to Afton City. The weather was breezy and quite a bit cooler, bringing relief to the firemen, their families, and the...

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