Sept. 7, 2018 Community Calendar

Lincoln Elementary Color Run

TORRINGTON – Kicking off a year-long program designed to promote and encourage positive behaviors in school, students from Lincoln Elementary plan to meet the primary colors.

The school is hosting a Walk/Run Color Fun event, set for 10 a.m. today (Friday, Sept. 7) starting off on the mini-walking path at Jirdon Park and ending up at Wiseman Field at Torrington High School. Students will gather donations from family, friends and neighbors, with proceeds used to support activities designed to promote and encourage positive behavior in the school throughout the year.

Students will each receive a white t-shirt to wear during the event. Parents are invited to participate and may purchase a t-shirt from the school for $5 or provide their own.

At the end of the walk, students will gather at Wiseman Field for lunch, followed by an assembly. Parents may purchase a lunch from the school or bring their own.

The school is seeking adult assistance with the event. Interested parties may call the school at 532-4003 to volunteer.

North Platte Water Expo set

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The North Platte Natural Resources District will host its first-ever Water Expo, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the NRD campus, 100547 Airport Road, in Scottsbluff. The event is free and lunch will be provided.

The event is designed to inform constituents about NRD water programs, water issues and challenges and water education. The event will also host demonstrations, a playground for children and exhibitors.

For more information, visit or call the office at (308) 632-2749.

Kipling’s Error book program

TORRINGTON – The experiences of on World War II B-17 crew is chronicled in a new book and is the topic of a presentation at the Goshen County Library.

Richard Maturi will speak at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, on the book Kipling’s Error III: They Were Good Americans. The story is told as a partial biography of navigator Capt. Lloyd Mitchell with excerpts from the diaries of the crew of the bomber Kipling’s Error III.

Maturi’s program program chronicles the experience of the crew, based on personal photos and after flight diaries. It was one of the first crews to fly 25 successful flights. 

Grants topic of Business Roundtable

TORRINGTON – Grants available in Goshen County will be the topic of the September Business Roundtable discussion in the Loft at the 21st and Main building downtown.

Hosted by the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation, the grant workshop will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Topics will include the GCEDC Progress Program, including capital matching and community enhancement grants, Community Pride Foundation grants and the Lodging Tax Board Grant. Grant application assistance will also be available.

Lunch will be provided. For more information, including how to register, contact Tammy Derr at GCEDC, (307) 532-3879 or [email protected]

Preschool story time returns

TORRINGTON – Storytime for preschoolers returns at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Goshen County Library in Torrington.

Storytime is for children age 3 to 5 who are capable of participating independently of adult caregivers. Adults are welcome to join until the child is comfortable.

CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS 

TORRINGTON – The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will offer a CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS class for initial certification or renewal from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in CTEC room 208 on the main campus in Torrington.

Cost for the class is $60 for the CPR/First Aid/AED class and $55 for the Basic Life Support.

To register for this class, contact Donna White at (307) 532-8323.

Betty Club to meet

GERING, Neb. – If your name or “nick name” “Betty” or “Bette,” you invited to the quarterly meeting of The Western Plains Betty Club, set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Union Bar, in Gering. Note the change of date to the second Thursday.

Please call (308) 635-7890 or (308) 623-1082 with questions.

Adopt a table at Ft. Laramie parks

FORT LARAMIE – One local city council member wants to clean up the city, or part of it, at least.

Laura Curtsinger is organizing what she’s calling and “Adopt A Picnic Table” at the two Fort Laramie city parks. She’s looking for groups, organizations or families willing to come out on Saturday, Sept. 15, to refinish the 12 aging picnic tables at the two parks.

The plan is to scrape and sand the tables, then completely repaint them. The wood of the tables is still sound, she said, and the plan is to save all the tables and bring them back to like-new condition.

Each group would be assigned a table, which they would label with “Repainted by . . .” once the work is done.

If interested in participating, Curtsinger requests R.S.V.P. by Sept. 9 at (307) 477-0410. 

EWC offering career pathway program

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College will host a one-day intro seminar focused on career pathway programs at the college.

Jump Start the Pathway to your Career is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The seminar will focus on college readiness, workforce prep and achieving high school equivalency certification. 

Preregistration is encouraged by calling (307) 532-8268 or (307) 532-8399.

Community Blood Drive

TORRINGTON – United Blood Services and the city of Torrington will host a blood drive at the Lincoln Community Complex from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

To schedule an appointment, call (307) 638-3326, or go online at and use the drive code “Torrington.”

Smart Driver Course coming

TORRINGTON – AARP of Wyoming will offer its Smart Driver Course, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Senior Friendship Center in Torrington.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Susan at the Senior Center, (307) 532-2796, to register.

Space is limited, but a second class will be offered, if there is sufficient interest.

Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner set

FORT LARAMIE – David Barton, founder and president of the group WallBuilders, will be the featured guest speaker for the annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, hosted by the Goshen County Republican Party.

The dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Pioneer Community Hall in Fort Laramie. Dinner will be preceded by a 5 p.m. meet-and-greet social hour at the hall.

Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person, if purchased by Sept. 15, and include admission to both the dinner and Barton’s speech. After Sept. 15, ticket price increases to $50. Admission for students or for just the talk, scheduled for 6:45 p.m., is $35 per person.

In conjunction with the dinner, the group will raffle a Ruger 10/22 rifle, custom engraved with the legend, “Grand Old Party” and a likeness of President Donald Trump. A total of 100 tickets will be sold for the raffle at $50 each.

For more information or to purchase dinner or raffle tickets, contact Vickie at (307) 532-3495 or Corey at (307) 534-5870 or by email to [email protected]

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