After the formal resignation of Doug Jorrey from the position of Weston County Emergency Management Coordinator two weeks ago, the Weston County Commissioners were left with the job of filling that newly vacant position.
Last month, Weston County Fair Board’s treasurer, Janet Perino, was told the bylaws restricted her from voting on a motion regarding the Weston County Junior Rodeo Board because she had a personal interest in the result, since her daughter, Jill Pischke, is on the WCJR board. With that in mind, Perino requested a review of the bylaws to be on the agenda for the July 8 meeting.
With July halfway gone and the summer in full bloom, the town is left wondering how the summer tourist trade is going. Newcastle is a town built on the tourism of the various national monuments and parks in the surrounding Black Hills area, as well as the camping, hiking and hunting possibilities.
On Tuesday, Tom Streeter began his first day as Weston County Fairgrounds manager, less than two weeks before the Weston County Fair will take place, from July 26-Aug. 3. However, the new manager is not concerned at all about the time crunch involved in preparing the this year’s fair.