Access issues could pose danger

With hunting season in full swing in the area, the issue of which roads hunters can access is one Troy Achterhof, Newcastle’s game warden, is dealing with often. With many out-of-state hunters unsure of which roads they can travel on — and there really being no clear answer — he expressed a cause for concern.

Road fix needed

“It’s kinda like a ticking time bomb,” explained Bob Hartley, Newcastle’s city engineer, referring to a water line underneath the railroad tracks just north of where the Main Street railway crossing is. With plans in the works to fix the water line for awhile now, a bid has finally been awarded, even though it strays greatly from the original estimate.

Candidates offer their opinion

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was unable to attend Monday’s gubernatorial debate in Newcastle, but the two candidates who did participate, Democrat Pete Gosar and Independent Don Wills, gave voters plenty to think about before they cast their ballot on Nov. 4.

Newcastle man charged with train theft

Derek Brux, a 2011 graduate of Newcastle High School and current resident of Newcastle, is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a train belonging to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad on Thursday, Oct. 9, and causing considerable damage on his journey.

Hitting hard

It was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the Lady Dogies this past weekend as they travelled to Glenrock to take on the Lady Herders on Friday, then hosted the Lady Outlaws from Rawlins on Saturday.