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The Weston County Commission voted unanimously on March 1 to set aside $672,000 to pay for setting up county dispatch services, apart from the city. The funds represent the first of two payments coming to the county as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.  As previously reported, tensions between...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Sixth-graders at Newcastle Middle School will now be able to participate in all middle school sports, starting this spring season with track and soccer,  following a vote by the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees on Feb. 23. Previously, the...

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Avery Chick, Maggie Lorenz, and Duncan Cox, , students at Newcastle High School, attend the All-State Music Conference in Rock Springs on the 18th of January.

 
Avery Chick NLJ Intern   For three days in January (16-18), three Newcastle High School students attended the Wyoming Music Educators Association’s 75th State Music Conference in Rock Springs.  The conference  allowed the students to connect with other musicians around the state. In order to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor     With two weeks of the 66th Legislature’s budget session over, Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, said that the Senate planned to wrap up Senate files on Monday, Feb. 28. Friday, Feb. 25, was the last day for bills to be heard by the Committee of the Whole in the...

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Gov. Mark Gordon shows Gene Diedtrich his commemorative coin, which he presented to the longtime fireman while declaring March 8 Fireman Gene Diedtrich Day. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In what is believed to be the first day in Wyoming’s history dedicated to a firefighter, Gov. Mark Gordon has declared March 8 as Fireman Gene Diedtrich Day. Gordon presented the proclamation in a short ceremony at the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall on...
Paul Manders, of Osage, has requested a psychological evaluation to determine his “fitness to proceed,” according to court documents dated Feb. 15. The 52-year-old is accused of shooting Vernon Clyde, of Osage, on July 27.  As previously reported, Manders had called 911 to report that he had shot...

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