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Graduation rates for the 2022-23 school year were recently released by the Wyoming Department of Education, and while Weston County School District No. 7 was able to reach the top 10 in the state, Weston County School District No. 1’s graduation rate did not fare as well in comparison.   ...
Notes from the Jan. 16, 2024, meeting of the Weston County Commissioners   • The board approved a resolution and the chairman’s signature on the final lease for the Weston County Landfill, owned and operated by the Weston County Solid Waste District. Commissioner Ed Wagoner, who is also chair of...

Photo courtesy of Allison Farella

Carter Farella walks out with the big prize.

Carter Farella begins the year with a new adventure   Carter Farella decided this year to accomplish a dream he has been working toward for a while now when he and his dad, Chuck Farella, purchased a mountain lion tag right after the new year, with the intention of getting a lion after two years of...
Weston County Health Services seeks new finance firm   The Weston County Health Services board of trustees has apparently decided to move on without a chief financial officer after telling the newspaper that the CFO William Giles was no longer employed at WCHS following the board’s Jan. 18 meeting...
In just a couple of weeks, Wyoming legislators will resume formal debates in Cheyenne about what the state’s future should look like.   The 2024 Budget Session, which will run from Feb. 12 through March 8, has a stockpile of about 150 bills as of Jan. 28. Several are about property taxes, which are...
County commissioners approve return of prayer, changes in meeting format    The Board of Weston County Commissioners has put prayer back into the body of its meetings, moved the tedious review of vouchers to the end of meetings and added both a commissioners’ comment period and a second public...
Thu. Feb. 1 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM American Legion Auxiliary Mtg WC Senior Center 3PM WC Natural Resource District Virtual Mtg 4PM WC Museum District Mtg Anna Miller Museum 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholic’s Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Feb. 2...

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Rev. Steve Christy is the new priest at Christ Episcopal Church in Newcastle, as of November. Christy grew up in Colorado, but he has lived in Wyoming for more than 30 years.  

 
Christ Episcopal Church welcomes new priest   Christ Episcopal Church in Newcastle welcomed a new priest, the Rev. Steve Christy, in November.    Christy grew up skiing and playing baseball in Grand Junction, Colorado. After graduating from high school, he attended Colorado State University to earn...
‘Kiss Me Once’   Weston County Concert Association ticket holders can enjoy “Kiss Me Once: Stories from the Homefront” on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.  The concert will immortalize the brave men and women of ‘The Greatest Generation’ in a celebration of the songs that inspired them to greatness,” according to...

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Bob Bonnar, News Letter Journal publisher, Marie Hamilton, reporter, Amy Menerey, graphic designer, and Kim Dean, NLJ managing editor, pose for a photo with the some of the NLJ awards at the 125th Annual WPA Convention in Casper on Saturday.

NLJ staff earn top honors at state newspaper conference   The role of a journalist is to inform, to educate, to tell a story. For a photojournalist, it’s to tell that story in pictures. A graphic designer does their best to represent their clients by creating eye-catching advertisements. And for a...

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