Newcastle

The city of Newcastle is slowly getting the components in place to complete its dispatch and police department move to City Hall, according to IT director Leann Cox. No clear official move date has been announced by the city, an uncertainty that hampers the timing of the county’s own dispatch...
As the fentanyl problem grows across the country and state, Weston County has managed to avoid seeing issues with the opioid, according to Sheriff Bryan Colvard. “Knock on wood, I don’t want to say it out loud.  … To my knowledge, we have not had any issues with fentanyl,” Colvard said. “It is...

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Connor Stolhammer, 15, plays guitar with his father, Lucas, at the Ministerial Association’s chicken dinner during the beginning of the 2022 Weston County Fair. 

 
Truth and worship go together like snow in winter, and according to Lucas Stolhammer, worship leader at Gateway Fellowship church, true worship must be rooted in the Word of God.  D.L. Moody, founder of Moody Bible Institute, was arguably one of America’s most influential evangelistic preachers....
Two proposed constitutional amendments will appear on the 2022 General Election ballot, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website.  Constitutional Amendment A will appear as follows: “The Wyoming Constitution allows the state to invest state funds in equities such as the stock of...
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is still searching for a resident engineer to live in Newcastle and work out of the local office, according to District 4 engineer Scott Taylor. The opening is the result of the resignation of John Leahy this past summer.  “We have been advertising since...
The Newcastle Planning Commission board voted to send the chicken ordinance, with recommended revisions, back to the Newcastle City Council at their special meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 20.  It was agreed that City Attorney Dublin Hughes would edit the verbiage in the document based on the...
Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School are preparing improvement plans to submit to the state after the schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations”  by the Wyoming Department of Education.  “School performance is evaluated on a combination of student performance...
The mixed trio Empire Wild are the artists who were chosen for the third concert of the 2022-23 season for the Weston County Concert Association at Crouch Auditorium, and they will take the stage on  Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. According to the group’s website, empirewild.com, “Empire Wild is a...

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Betty Brotzman has always loved music, and when her husband Norm entered the ministry in 1976, she became the main pianist for Assembly of God. While her daughter plays more often on Sundays, Brotzman still helps out when needed.

 
The singing done in the churches of Weston County, whether it be classical hymns or modern worship music, is a continuation of a tradition thousands of years old. When residents gather on weekends to celebrate their faith, they are following in the musical footsteps of some of the earliest...
The Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office holds approximately $97 million in unclaimed property, with over $700,000 of that owed to Weston County residents, according to information provided by Jeff Robertson, communications director and administrator of the Unclaimed Property Division of the Wyoming...

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