Niobrara County

The Weston County Commission has denied any wrongdoing or violation of state law and has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Baumann and Raymond Norris against the commissioners. At issue is a secret ballot vote used to appoint former Wyoming...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives once again opted to stick with its 62 representatives, 31 senators plan for redistricting the Legislature, as House Bill 100 passed on second reading Thursday. Rep. Clark Stith, R-Rock Springs, made a motion that the Legislature move forward with a...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives took up the work of redistricting Wednesday afternoon, approving a plan that would add three seats to the state’s legislative branch. Rep. Shelly Duncan, R-Lingle, began by saying House Bill 100 is the best fit for Wyoming’s shifting population. HB...
Nordex USA looking at Converse/Niobrara for $2B hydrogen extraction facility   By Cinthia Stimson Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — Nordex USA is hoping to break ground on a privately-funded $2.2 billion clean hydrogen extraction/fuel plant located in Niobrara and Converse...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When approached on Nov. 2 by several concerned citizens regarding its secret vote for House District 2 Rep. J.D. Williams to replace former Rep. Hans Hunt after his resignation in September, the five-member Board of Weston County Commissioners had little to say,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Republican Party Chairman Kari Drost raised a question during the Oct. 19 meeting, held in Lusk, regarding the vote made by the Weston, Goshen and Niobrara county commissioners after they kept their votes for the new House District 2 representative...
KateLynn Slaamot  NLJ Reporter and Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Lusk’s J.D. Williams was chosen to replace former Rep. Hans Hunt, filling the seat for House District 2 until the 2022 election. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Board of Weston County Commissioners met with commissioners from both Goshen...
Candidates for Hunt’s replacement selected Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Republican Central Committees for Goshen, Niobrara and Weston counties selected three names – Lusk’s Greg Matney, Newcastle’s Allen Slagle and Lusk’s J.D. Williams – during their Oct. 14 meeting to nominate a replacement...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners will meet with commissioners from both Goshen and Niobrara counties on Oct. 19 to select a replacement for Rep. Hans Hunt, R-Newcastle, who resigned on Oct. 1. Hunt is going to work on Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ staff in Washington...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Republican Party Central Committees from Goshen, Niobrara and Weston counties will come together to select three candidates to fill the House District 2 seat after the resignation of Rep. Hans Hunt, R-Newcastle, on Oct. 1. Hunt is going to work on Sen. Cynthia Lummis...

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