Weston County

"Our goal is for the kids to experience 'hands-on' outdoor education," Camp director Crystal Kellebrew said. Working for. the Campbell County Conservation District Kellebrew heads the Black Hills Natural Resources Youth Camp, June 8 to 10. She said that most of the students come fro Campbell and...

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Jennifer Steveson, Jody McCormack, and Tyler Bartlett stand together after McCormack was named Wyoming Middle School Science Teacher of the Year at the 2022 middle school awards ceremony on the 27th of May.

 
Jody McCormack teaches middle school science at Newcastle Middle School and has for the past 10 years. She has been described by her colleagues as extremely hardworking and passionate about what she does, and carrying that attitude into the classroom for the past decade helps earn statewide...
Weston County School District No.  1 is bidding farewell to four teachers who are retiring this year, each of whom has served as a teacher for decades. All four women chose Newcastle to be their final destination in education, and the impact of their retirement will be felt across the district. ...

Photos by Erin Persche/Weston County 4-H

Lily Parsons, Kayla Oleson, and Anika Oleson work on their 4-H Robotics projects.

 
The sounds of brainstorming, problem solving and working cooperatively have filled the Weston County Extension Office the last few Fridays, as the 4-H Robotics project members began work on their robots for the 2022 Showcase Showdown competition to be held June 23 in Laramie, Wyo. The robotics...

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Travis Peterson presents Dr. Willis Franz with a plaque on behalf of the Newcastle Tree Board at the local Arbor Day ceremony on April 29 for his dedication to making Newcastle beautiful.

 

 
For 28 years, Dr.  Willis Franz, 101, has worked to beautify Newcastle through his activity on the Newcastle Tree Board, so this year the board chose to recognize Franz for his efforts at the annual Arbor Day celebration on April 29.  The board presented Franz with a plaque for “his many years of...
Weston County has finally seen its unemployment rate fall — to 2.8% — after several months of increases or holding steady.  That was the good news according to the April 2022 unemployment report from the Research and Planning office of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  With an...

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Markie Whitney, 2020 Newcastle High School graduate, was chosen to lead Casper College’s 2022 commencement ceremony held last month.

 
Markie Whitney’s skills, experiences and passions fueled her success, and led to her being chosen as Casper College’s 2022 commencement speaker at the Ford Wyoming Center last month.  Whitney credits her time as a forensics competitor for her ability to present to a large audience at such an...
The Weston County Health Services board of trustees approved a $26,486,368 preliminary budget for fiscal year 2023 on May 15. The budget includes expenditures and revenue from the hospital, as well as the Newcastle and Upton clinics and pharmacies.  “We’ve kept everything pretty status quo,” CEO...
In spite of a global pandemic and a downturn in the state’s energy economy, the pennies you pledged to support the local hospital piled up faster than expected and people who spend money in Weston County are about to get an early tax break. That’s because the specific purpose sales tax implemented...
STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED: PLEASE SEE EDITOR'S NOTE AT END OF STORY   Too many beers and a joke gone wrong led to a domestic dispute call and the arrest of Newcastle Police Chief Samuel Keller, 58, and the Newcastle City Council began the process of finding and hiring a new chief on Monday. Keller...

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