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.
“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.
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.
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.