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Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The entire five-person Central Weston County Solid Waste District Board resigned on July 2, handing their keys and paperwork to the county commissioners during their regular meeting. The board consisted of Joe Wood Jr., president; Cindy Crabtree, Joseph Cummings,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Despite concerns about proposed water and garbage collection rate increases, the Newcastle City Council voted unanimously on July 1 to approve the ordinance setting the increases.  According to City Clerk-Treasurer Greg James, water rates will increase by 18% or $2....
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   What is going to take the place of Shopko Hometown in Newcastle is no longer a question. The News Letter Journal received word Monday that Bomgaars Supply Inc. has entered an agreement to purchase the former Shopko building, according to Torrey Wingert, Bomgaars vice...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The unemployment rate in Weston County continued to drop and remain below the state and national rates in May, according to a June 25 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service Research and Planning Division.  “Most county unemployment rates changed very...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Wyoming Department of Health is hoping to hear from clients, providers and the public about their experiences with department programs. The public is invited to a listening session on July 18 in Newcastle, according to Kim Deti, the department’s public...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County has lost a total of 241 people over the past eight years, while Newcastle’s population has dropped by 131 residents, according to a June 20 report from the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information. The same...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Ownership of a portion of Morrissey Road running through Cactus Court, a city housing development near the west end of town, has become a topic of discussion between the Newcastle City Council and the Weston County Commission after the city called ONEOK Inc. out for...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Both the city and the county are interpreting differently the requirements of a law passed by the 65th Wyoming Legislature requiring governmental entities to designate a public records person. At issue is whether each entity, such as the city and the county, appoint...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   An escape from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp on Monday, June 24 was short-lived for James Michael Kennah, age 42.  Kennah was sentenced out of Campbell County in March to three to six years for buying and receiving stolen property with a value of $500 or more....
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With summer in full swing and outdoor water activities becoming more and more frequent for people across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is warning people about the dangers of diseases that can be caught from water.  According to a release June 17, people...

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