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Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Attorney’s office has received permission from the Weston County Commissioners to apply for Victims of Crime Act crime victim funds. For the past several years, FOCUS has applied for and administered the grant, employing a part-time victim witness...
The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees applauded the death of the Civics Transparency Act, a bill that would have required teachers to post their class materials online for public view.  Senate File 62 died in the House Education Committee, on a 4-5 vote, on March 8 after...
McKenley WIlliams, of Newcastle, was sentenced on Feb.  28 to 12-15 years, followed by 10 years of supervised probation for two separate counts of sexual assault, by Judge Stuart S. Healy, according to court documents dated March 9. The sentencing hearing was held in the District Court of the Sixth...
Exploring outer space as an astronaut is the childhood dream of many children envisioning adventure and new frontiers. However, some may not realize the other great opportunities to explore what’s beyond our atmosphere. Three science teachers at Newcastle High School are working on an initiative to...
In a 3-2 split vote, the Weston County Commission voted to enter a four-month, $20,180 agreement with Jeani Stone, deputy county attorney. The agreement outlines various issues Stone plans to address during that time, including the county’s employee handbook, personnel issues, board training,...
Weston County will be split in half under both redistricting plans approved by Wyoming’s House of Representatives and  Senate. Sens. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, and Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower provided updates on the redistricting fight.   “This week the senate passed the redistricting bill –...
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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