Community Calendar, Jan. 31, 2018


scholarships offered

TORRINGTON – Applications for County Commissioner’s scholarships are available in the County Clerk’s office or online at Three initial scholarships may be awarded. 

The scholarships are for $500 per semester for one year. They are in addition to the Hathaway Merit Scholarships. Also, the students who received an award last year may apply for the single renewal scholarship. Only one renewal scholarship is awarded. 

Applications must be received prior to May 1.

Pony Express 

Valentine Ride

GOSHEN COUNTY – The Southeast Wyoming Pony Express chapter will once again host its annual Valentine Ride. 

Valentine cards or letters must be deposited in special collections boxes, located at any Goshen or Platte County post office, by the morning of Friday, Feb. 2. The boxes will be collected at noon on that day.

Collection boxes are also available in the gift shop at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. and the Cyclone Express Shell Station in Gering, Neb.

All items must have proper U.S. postage to be included.

All cards and letters will receive a special stamp, stating they were “Carried Horseback by the Pony Express.” On Saturday, Feb. 3, Pony Express riders will gather and carry their parcels from Guernsey to Hartville.

EWC to host 

financial workshop

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College here will host a nine-week workshop designed to assist families striving for financial health.

Originally scheduled to start Jan. 10, due to personal issues with the instructor, the workshop – Financial Peace University – has been postponed, said Donna White, associate director for workforce development and community education for the college. The course is now set for 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in CTEC Room 133 on the campus in Torrington.

For more information or to register, contact White in CTEC Rm. 104, 3200 West C Street in Torrington or call (307) 532.8323. Registration is also available online at

Right to Life 

Breakfast set

TORRINGTON – The St. Rose Parish Knights of Columbus in Torrington will host its annual Soufflé breakfast to support Goshen County Right to Life.

The breakfast will be held in the St. Rose Parish Social Hall, 605 E 22nd Ave., in Torrington, from 8 a.m. till noon, Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets will be available at the door, or by calling (307) 532-4594.

Goshen County Right to Life meets at 7 p.m., every third Monday, in the Brand Room at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

First-grade musical

TORRINGTON – The first-grade students of Lincoln Elementary invite you to the musical “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Torrington High School auditorium. Join “Da Bear” and lots of forest critters as they learn that life is often more about the journey than the destination.

Soup supper, auction set

TORRINGTON – Valley Christian School in Torrington will host its annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

Event tickets are $5 per person with children three years and younger admitted free. 

The event features both live and silent auctions. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent auction. Live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a raffle, with tickets sold separately.

Zippy Toad comes 

to THS auditorium

TORRINGTON – Fifth-graders from Trail Elementary will present their annual musical, Zippy Toad’s Zany Adventures, here in February.

Curtain times for the production are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Torrington High School auditorium. 

Gearing up for the production, each class wrote the speaking parts for its own, unique, Zippy Toad adventure. The students also learned five different musical selections to be played on the recorder.