Officials meet to discuss landfills

Elected representatives of local governments sparred regarding the concerns of their respective constituents during a meeting in Osage last week to discuss future landfill options in Weston County, but all involved seemed to agree by the end of the meeting that the best option available would be the formation of a county wide landfill district that utilizes Newcastle’s landfill as its primary facility.

People’s choice

1 percent tax for hospital renovation goes to ballot
Maureen Cadwell, chief executor officer of Weston County Health Services, has approached the Newcastle City Council, Upton City Council and Weston County Commissioners with a 1 percent specific purpose use tax resolution for approval to be put on the ballot in May, for the purpose of updating and expanding services.

ATV accident takes life of Newcastle man

Residents of Newcastle and Weston County are rallying around a local family in the wake of an unexpected tragedy that claimed the life of 32-year-old Sam Lipp during an outing in northern South Dakota last weekend.

Implications of legalization felt

Newcastle Chief of Police Jim Owens attended a professional training conference on marijuana held by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police on Jan. 14, 15, and 16. On Jan. 20, Owens took the opportunity to share with the Newcastle City Council what he had learned at the conference.

School enrollment numbers better than expected

About a year ago, conversations concerning enrollment and budgeting at Weston County School District #1 began, as they looked ahead and could see lower class numbers in the future, which would affect the amount of money the district receives from the state legislature.