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Newcastle High School seniors Nickalena Schantle and Emma Haugen competed at the State FCCLA Competition in March when they were both juniors. Both Schantle and Haugen placed in the top three in baking and pastries at the state level, leading to Schantle taking home a third-place finish at nationals while enjoying a trip to Nashville with Haugen and instructer Liana Scribner. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Hours in the kitchen learning new technique and recipes paid off for two Newcastle High School members of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Seniors Nickalena Schantle and Emma Haugen both placed at state before making a run at nationals in Nashville,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With an increase in vehicular burglaries, active warrants for individuals in the area and past experience using tip lines, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller says he worked with Sheriff Bryan Colvard to implement a tip line for local crime.  “It is something that the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners has not yet taken a vote on whether to draft a letter of support for EcoTech Fuels LLC to the Wyoming Energy Commission. But Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock said the board should make an official decision on a letter at its...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a $17,996,517.11 budget earlier this month that includes adding more funds to reserve accounts, as well as providing for the general operations of the county.  “Weston County does a good job of keeping level; we don’t...
An unidentified individual was found deceased in Osage following reports of a shooting on Tuesday, July 27, according to a press release from the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, and a suspect in the shooting has been taken into custody. The release stated at approximately 6:19 p.m., deputies...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   All of the roughest and toughest cowboys and cowgirls from across the area will be out to compete Tuesday, July 27, when the Weston County Mini Roughstock Rodeo holds its second annual event during the Weston County Fair.  The free event will be open to all kids ages...

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Sandy Hart (center) accepts the Citizen of the Year award next to Paycee Todd (left) and Sawyer Todd (right) on her Little Safari Daycare float during the Upton Fun Days parade Saturday.

 
Braden Schiller NLJ Correspondent   Upton resident Sandy Hart was named Citizen of the Year at Upton Fun Days on Saturday.  The award recipient is decided by nomination, which is kept secret from the recipient, whose family members help organize the ceremony. “They sort of do this secret operative...

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Above, Chris Dutcher, Kurtis Bell, Saul Larson, Justin Brockway, Chris Hintz, Adrian Quintana,  Alonzo Sandoval, Nick Brooks, Allen James and Don Botkin pose for a group photo after the Black Hills Classic 3 – Squat To Depth. Below, Chris Hintz deadlifts at the Black Hills Classic 3 – Squat 2 Depth.

 
Braden Schiller NLJ Reporter   Barbells rise and fall, and more weight is lifted than most people think possible. On June 26 a group of 10 power lifters from Newcastle participated in the Black Hills Classic 3 … Squat 2 Depth.   The participants from Newcastle were Alonzo Sandoval, Adrian Quintana...

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Diggers with the Hanson Research Station uncovered a femur bone this year. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   When Carolyn Johnson’s grandfather, a Mormon boy from the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, came to the area southwest of Newcastle and began homesteading, little did he know the treasures that lay beneath his feet, waiting to be discovered. Did he ever imagine that his...

Hollie Swentesky, above, showcases her pig at the Weston County Fair, and plans to show two more pigs this year. Along with her sister Christine, they donated a Hog this year to the Peace Officers Association to be raffled off on July 30.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   It’s that time of year again when the local youth get to showcase the projects they’ve been working on at the annual Weston County Fair, July 23 through Aug. 1, and twins Hollie and Christine Swentesky are entering a vast array of projects throughout the summer. ...

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