Articles written by Tom Milstead

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 By Tom Milstead    News    July 23, 2020

Ranchers protest Burger King ad campaign

TORRINGTON - A recent ad campaign by fast food giant Burger King proved to be the last straw for a group of Goshen County ranchers. Burger King released the Impossible Whopper in August 2019, a... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    April 23, 2020

Former judge, attorney facing 50-plus years for sex crimes

TORRINGTON — Greg Knudsen, disgraced and disbarred attorney and former Torrington municipal judge, could spend the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted of a slew of felony sexual assault charges. An investigation by the Wyoming Department of... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    November 28, 2019

Plan developed to permanently repair irrigation tunnel

TORRINGTON – The Goshen Irrigation District and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District have decided on the best method for permanently fixing a tunnel that collapsed along the Fort Laramie Canal in July. According to a press release issued by t... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    August 29, 2019

Water returns to irrigation canal

TORRINGTON – Sometime between Wednesday morning and Thursday of last week, the water came back. The Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal had set empty since July. The ditches were bone dry during the heat of the summer – but slowly, the water crept bac... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    August 22, 2019

USDA: Crops damaged by canal collapse covered by insurance

TORRINGTON – After over a month of nothing but bad news concerning the collapse of a tunnel along the Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal, farmers affected by the collapse can breathe a little easier. The United States Department of Agriculture a... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    August 22, 2019

Water could flow through irrigation canal by end of week

TORRINGTON — The Goshen Irrigation District announced Monday afternoon that contractors from SAK Construction and GID employees “have succeeded repairing and fixing the collapsed tunnel.” Manager Rob Posten declared tunnel crews have seen the “ligh... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    August 15, 2019

Disaster loans a possibility for farmers, insurance still an unknown

TORRINGTON – A pair of stakeholder meetings held by the Goshen Irrigation District in Wyoming and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District in Nebraska helped shed some light on some of the lingering questions local producers may have concerning t... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    July 25, 2019

Repair for damaged irrigation system weeks away

TORRINGTON — Governor Mark Gordon declared a State of Emergency in Goshen County earlier this week due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel in a remote area along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal that has threatened nearly 100,000 acres of f... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    July 18, 2019

Irrigation tunnel collapse threatens 104,000 acres of farmland

FORT LARAMIE – A portion of a tunnel on the Gering-Fort Laramie irrigation canal has caused water to back up and breach the canal a mile upstream from the collapse and will essentially bring irrigation along the canal to a halt until it is r... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    July 4, 2019

More than $200K missing from Goshen clerk's accounts

TORRINGTON – An affidavit filed in Eighth Judicial Circuit Court by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agent Michael Carlson alleges that Former Goshen County District Court Clerk Kathi Rickard began embezzling money from the court’s two chec... Full story


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