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Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Newcastle/Upton wrestling team is proud to welcome the 3A East to the Dogie Dome for the 2021-2022 Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday, Feb. 18.  The 3A East teams who will be on hand for the tournament include Buffalo, Burns/Pine Bluffs, Douglas, Newcastle/...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Sixth Circuit Court Judge Mathew Castano bound over Paul Manders to district court on the charge of second-degree murder, following his preliminary hearing on Sept. 1. Castano also denied Manders’ request to have his bond lowered.  During the hearing, both Weston...
On page 11 of the July 29 issue of the News Letter Journal, the correct name of the adult pig wrestling team is Broken Bacon, and team members are Susan Bridge, Trinity Haynes, Naomi Haynes and McKaylia Stevenson.   The board of the Weston County Mini Roughstock Rodeo is Eric Gewecke, George Graham...

County Assessor Tina Conklin provided the News Letter Journal with information about the county valuation for the years 2017 through 2021. The graph compares different state assessed areas as well as the local assessed numbers over the last 5 years.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County received a nice surprise when the 2021 valuation came through, according to County Assessor Tina Conklin, who reported that the county’s valuation was up almost $3.5 million from the previous year.  “It was a wonderful surprise because we expected it (...
Kinlee Whitney NLJ Reporter   The Wyoming State Geological Survey donated fossil kits to the News Letter Journal, which then partnered with the Weston County Library to distribute the kits to youth in the community.  After receiving a press release about the distribution of 275 fossil kits around...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies and Lady Dogies got a practice run at the upcoming regional meet Friday as they traveled to Torrington to compete against a mixed-class arena in their last regular season meet of the year. In the process, they got a feel for the venue in which they will...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The annual Buffalo Twilight meet Friday afternoon and evening was a good one for head coach Chad Ostenson’s track crew. Several personal bests were achieved, and Shelby Tidyman added to her state slate while Gunner Ramsey made an impression with his first foray into...

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Susan and Craig Overman are thankful for the community’s support as Craig battles Parkinson’s disease. 

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Craig Overman has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 2015, but in the past year, he decided to participate in a trial of the deep brain stimulation technology provided by Abbott Laboratories, a medical device company. DBS “is a process that sends...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor The Board of Weston County Commissioners has engaged the Wyoming Department of Transportation for potential improvements to Old Highway 85 using funds from the department’s Commission Road Improvement Program, also known as CRIP. The needed improvements to the road...

Photo courtesy of Jessi Dodge/Buffalo Bulletin

Newcastle sophomore Tiernan Stanton lunges with the ball as she tries to escape Buffalo juniors Kendall Tietjen, left, and Danica Boyce on Saturday.

 
 Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Lady Dogies are road warriors — and they have the battle scars to prove it. Despite a variety of physical injuries sustained last week, head coach Chad Ostenson’s crew brought home two more quadrant wins over Thermopolis and Buffalo, 44-29 and 51-46...

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