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The Newcastle BREAD office received a large shipment of food from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Nov. 3. A trailer of goods was also shipped to the Upton Food Bank. A load of turkeys was supposed to come in on Nov. 10, but the meat spoiled in transit. However vouchers will be made available for meat from Deckers. Above, volunteers load a large shipment of food on a trailer for the Upton Food Bank on Nov. 3.

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   With a generous donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the BREAD office will distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families in the area. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, trucks of canned and dry foods arrived at the food pantry. The church...
TerraPower chooses Kemmerer for nuclear reactor   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — TerraPower, Bill Gates’ nuclear power company, announced Tuesday that it has chosen Kemmerer as its preferred site for a planned nuclear reactor.  The project, announced in...

Photos courtesy of Tom Wright

Tom Wright stands on a clear, sunny day at LZ Baldy. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Over the course of U.S. history, wars have been fought and won and men and women have given their lives in service to our country. And these brave men and women deserve to be honored for their courage, sacrifice and loyalty.  Newcastle and Weston County have many of...
Into thin air: The twists and turns of a 20-year disappearance   By Jake Goodrick  Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Some young cops believe they can solve every case. Oftentimes, they’re right. At least for that first year or so. For that fleeting time, some officers have...
Gillette, Campbell County plan for post-coal economy   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Gillette and Campbell County appear to be bursting with economic activity despite a series of coal company bankruptcies, mine layoffs and a forecast for more of the same.  There have been fewer than 100 homes...
Legislator drops plans for censure of colleague   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A Gillette lawmaker no longer plans to seek the censure of Rep. Steve Harshman, who was caught on camera last week cursing a colleague.  Rep. John Bear told his fellow...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogie Cross Country team wrapped up their regular season Friday in Gillette at their invitational meet. Up against several 4A teams, and running on a challenging course, both the ladies and the men had their work cut out for them. Head coach Kathy Beehler was...
National Guard deployed to help hospitals with surge   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Amid a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Tuesday that he had activated members of the Wyoming National Guard to...

Shane Fortner gives a thumbs-up from his hospital bed in Greeley, Colorado. Fortner was pulled from the cab of his burning truck in Gillette more than six weeks ago, but has recovered from his injuries sufficiently to return home. (Courtesy Photo)

Man survives and recovers after rescue from truck fire   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The last thing Shane Fortner remembers is driving by the last big hill before entering Gillette. He was in his truck, tailing his dad, Bill, who was driving ahead of...

An illustration shows the TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Natrium technology, which features a sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system. (Courtesy of TerraPower)

Multi-billion dollar Natrium nuclear project inches forward   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   A progress report to members of the Joint Committee on Minerals, Business & Economic Development in Laramie Thursday offered mostly good news to proponents of building a first-of-its-kind nuclear...

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