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The Budget Session of the 67th Wyoming Legislature is halfway over, and work on the budget is going strong, according to local legislators Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett; Rep. Allen Slagle, R-Newcastle; and Senate President Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower — but none of them appear entirely satisfied...
Several Facebook posts regarding potential illegal activity in the community in recent weeks may have raised more stress than solutions in Newcastle. According to both Newcastle Police Chief Derek Thompson and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard, these public social media postings by citizens can...
Rare Element Resources’ rights offering among opportunities to support project   Construction is under way at the Rare Element Resources’ demonstration plant in Upton, and come March or April, the company should have equipment on-site.    CEO Brent Berg said on Feb. 15 that RER expects to see...
Changes give Wyoming DOC hiring edge over local law enforcement   Following recruiting challenges, the Wyoming Department of Corrections shortened its hiring process and reduced its physical requirements for correctional officers, and Weston County law enforcement officials said they have concerns...
Thu. Feb. 29 Last Day Spring Soccer Registration tinyurl.com/Soccer23-24 call Jennifer Lipp-Oster at (307)746-6329 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center NOON WCHS Foundation Mtg WCHS Board Room 5:30PM Homesteads & History WC Library 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM...
Weston County School District No. 1 accepted more staff resignations from its special education department at the board of trustees meeting on Feb. 14, leaving the district with openings for special education teachers and special education paraprofessionals for the 2024-25 school year. All three...
Commissioners submit letter of dissatisfaction about old-growth forest management   During a special meeting on Feb. 2, the Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing dissatisfaction with the “top-down one-sized approach to Old Growth Forests.”   ...
Tickets can be purchased for next season, too   The last concert of the 2023-24 Weston County Concert Association season will feature the all-female act Divas 3 on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.    “Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music...

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Long-time eye doctor Carl Cottrell is handing the reigns of his clinic to Dr. Kiana Ehlers. Ehlers is a 2014 Newcastle High School graduate and has returned to practice in her hometown at Newcastle Vision Clinic.

 
Newcastle Vision Clinic’s new owner has a familiar face   Newcastle Vision Clinic has a new owner on her way to town, and the most exciting thing about this owner is that she is actually “coming back” to Weston County. New owner and optometrist Kiana Ehlers graduated from Newcastle High School in...

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Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, speaks during the morning session Feb. 14, in the Senate Chambers at the Wyoming State Capitol Building.

The 67th Wyoming Legislature’s budget session is officially underway, and a full week of the short 20-day session that is intended to prioritize the state’s budget has already passed.    With work on the budget beginning in both the House and the Senate, House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman, R-...

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