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Chris Hollingsworth and Martin Gomez with their sign for their new store. The business partners recently opened up Card Knights, a sports cards and collectibles store, in the Attic Treasures building. They are excited for this new venture and to serve the collecting community of Newcastle. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   Martin Gomez and Chris Hollingsworth recently opened their sports cards and collectibles shop, Card Knights, in the Attic Treasures building. Card Knights, which aims to serve sports enthusiasts and collectors in Newcastle, is located at 2289 W. Main St. and is...
Braden Schiller NLJ Reporter   Kelley Millar of Upton has been selected as a member of Leadership Wyoming’s class of 2022.  “It’s a really prestigious honor. You apply in February, and then you don’t find out if you get in until May,” said Millar, who is Upton’s town clerk. Leadership Wyoming hosts...

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For the first time in over 100 years, the Weston County American Legion Post No. 3 has elected a female commander, Deb French. Pictured from left are Sergeant of Arms George Avery Commander French, Vice-Commander Kirk Will, and Finance Officer Dan Keierleber.

 
Kinlee Whitney  NLJ Correspondent    After serving the American Legion for 10 years, Deb French became the first woman nominated and elected a commander of Newcastle’s George Monroe Post No. 3. She hopes her new position will encourage other women and young veterans to join the organization. French...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Citing a lack of guidance on spending, the Weston County Commission plans to hold on to the money provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  Weston County has received the first of two $672,000 payments. In total, the county...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Life may be brought back to the old sawmill east of Newcastle after years in limbo if EcoTech Fuels, a California based company, has its way. The privately owned renewable fuels company will meet with both the Newcastle City Council and the Weston County Commission...

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Firefighters fill up a tanker in the area of the Cellers Fire last week. The fire started the evening of June 23 and burned through the night, destroying more than 3,380 acres of grass and sagebrush. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Flames in the distance, smoke in the air and calls for prayers on Facebook, a scene all too familiar during a drought and fire season in Wyoming. This is exactly what loomed in the distance as a thunder storm rolled into the area the afternoon of June 23. ...

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Mandy Williams, Maggie Makousky and Cindy Dysart stand in front of the barn doors at the Anna Miller Museum. Dysart was recently hired as the new museum director, and the three ladies are dedicated to preserving history in Weston County. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events at the museum.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    When Cindy Dysart began “looking for something different,” she didn’t expect to find herself as the new director of the Anna Miller Museum, but her love for history and sharing that passion with the community led from one thing to another. She previously worked...

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Blanch Cox recently retired from driving bus at Black Thunder Coal Mine, bringing a total of 41 years of bus driving to a close. Cox drove for Weston County School District No. 1 for 32 years and the mine for nine. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   Blanch Cox retired on April 1 from driving bus for Black Thunder Coal Mine, bringing a total of 41 years of bus driving to a close (32 of those years were with Weston County School District No. 1).  Cox began driving bus with the school district in 2005, when...

Robert Munger, nozzle man for Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department, aims for the target during day one of competition at the Wyoming State Firemen's Convention. 

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter    “I feel great!” Robert Munger said after the victory ride around Newcastle for taking first place at the Wyoming State Firemen’s Convention on Saturday. “I owe my department, all the members, for making this happen. And I owe the town for all their support...

During the Double Male/Double Female Trials, while Riverton plug man Matt Lee Turns the water offbreaker Buddy Armstrong works to attach the second hose with the Double Male connectors. 

 
NLJ Staff   The Wyoming State Firemen’s Convention came to an end on Saturday with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department a clear winner. Second place went to Riverton, while third place belonged to Afton City. The weather was breezy and quite a bit cooler, bringing relief to the firemen, their...

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