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Prell's mugshot provided by the Weston County Sheriff's Office

A longtime volunteer firefighter and coach was arrested last month, and is being charged with sexual assault and multiple counts of first and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor who was under his supervision in 2015 and 2016.   Lovell James “Jim” Prell, 45, of Newcastle, was bound over to the...
The Newcastle City Council has decided to reconsider the parking ban in front of Little Ones Childcare after concerns were raised by at least one individual who attends church in the area.   On Dec. 5, the Newcastle City Council made a portion of South Summit Avenue a no-parking zone after day care...

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Sonja Karp, Newcastle High School teacher and News Letter Journal sports editor, was once again named the top sports columnist in the Wyoming Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Karp, a former coach, covers NHS sports for the newspaper.

 
Sonja Karp, the News Letter Journal’s sports editor, was named the top sports columnist in the small weekly newspapers division in the state for the ninth time since she began working for the paper in 2013.    The honor was announced during the recent Wyoming Newspaper Association’s annual...
Despite months of work, including public input and a feasibility study, the Newcastle City Council has made Heritage Park its third priority on a list of American Rescue Plan Act grant resolutions the city plans to submit to the State Loan and Investment Board.    Officials from the city, along...
Officials in Weston County hope they will soon be better equipped to fight the newest front in the war on drugs after the Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a measure to help address the threat of fentanyl in the community.   The commission took the first step toward developing a NARCAN...
A running battle between city and county officials over dispatch services has escalated again, apparently as a result of unilateral changes made by city leaders in the arrangement under which the Newcastle Police Department provides dispatch services for all of the emergency responders in Weston...
Students throughout Weston County have the opportunity to audition for a part in “Space School Musical,” with performers from the Black Hills Playhouse, in conjunction with the Weston County Concert Association.    Jan Ellis, president of the concert association, told the News Letter Journal that...

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The staff of the News Letter Journal pose for a photo after receiving several major awards during the Wyoming Press Association Convention at Little America Hotel in Cheyenne on Saturday, Jan. 21. Pictured is Breeklee Loebs (Alexis Barker’s daughter) holding the second place small weeklies 2022 Editorial Excellence award, Bob Bonnar, NLJ publisher, Alexis Barker, winner of the 2022 Journalist of the Year award, Kim Dean, NLJ managing editor, holding the second place small weeklies 2022 Photo Excellence award, and Walter Sprague, winner of the small weeklies 2022 Photographer of the Year award.

 
The News Letter Journal’s Alexis Barker was named the 2022 Wyoming Journalist of the Year this past weekend at the 124th Annual Wyoming Press Association Convention in Cheyenne. The Newcastle native has been with the paper for more than eight years and is the news editor.   “Alexis has come an...
A two-vehicle accident south of Newcastle on Jan. 17 at 2:05 p.m. resulted in the death of a 71-year-old Denver man, according to Sgt. Jeremy Beck of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around milepost 85 in Niobrara County, closing the highway for several hours.    Vladimir Perlin...
As his first official action as chief of police, Charles Bowles requested a $2 per hour pay increase for the Newcastle Police Department’s nine employees and a $2 per hour increase to the base pay for new officers. Bowles asked for the pay raises during the Jan. 17 Newcastle City Council meeting...

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