Election intensity

There were only 116 votes to count in Osage, but as the tallies came in from the other seven precincts in the county it became apparent that at least one race would be decided in the little town in central Weston County.
In one of the most exciting primary election nights in recent memory, at least one countywide race hung in the balance while a dozen candidates and supporters gathered in the lobby of the Weston County Courthouse and waited for the results from the county’s final— and smallest— precinct.

Water said to be safe

Last week, the NLJ published a public notice in the Legals section informing the public about recent tests on the drinking water in the City of Newcastle. The tests exposed the presence of coliform bacteria in a few of the samples taken from the city’s drinking water.

Speak up now on education

Residents for the next month are being asked to provide input on several different Wyoming Department of Education Chapter 10 Wyoming Content and Performance Standards via the WDE website. Sonya Tysdal, Weston County School District #1 math facilitator and curriculum director, hopes interested parties will take the opportunity to voice their opinions through the website until Sept. 11.

the bionic woman

Imagine doing everyday activities with just one hand, which has been the norm for most of Charita Brunner’s life.
Shaking hands, wearing long sleeves, tying shoes, zipping zippers, tearing paper, driving a manual vehicle or shopping cart with two hands are just some of the things she is now capable of doing since being fitted for a bionic arm last month.

Main Event finishes strong

Main Street has been the place to be on Friday nights this summer, especially for those looking to get out of the house for some entertainment without going far from home. Every Friday night, Main Street is turned into the perfect venue for a free outdoor concert, with activities for kids along with food and merchandise vendors ready to serve the Newcastle community.
With summer almost over, the chance to attend the Main Event Street Dance is getting slimmer, but luckily there are two Main Events still scheduled, one this Friday, the 22nd, and another planned for next Friday, the 29th, which will function as a ‘rain day’ event for a previous Main Event that was cancelled due to weather.