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Ryan Hieb was honored as Chadron State College’s 2021 Distinguished Young Alumni for his work with the Division of Criminal Investigation, where he and his team of six solved a child exploitation case involving 16 children.

 
Without men and women dedicating their lives to protecting others, what kind of chaos would ensue?  Thanks to the hard work of firefighters and police officers across the country, we can sleep a little more peacefully each night knowing that emergency services are only a phone call away.  The Hieb...
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is in preservation mode, according to District 4 engineer Scott Taylor, and there is approximately $48 million in projects aimed at preserving roadways scheduled for Weston County between 2022 and 2028.  During the department’s annual State Transportation...
A functioning organization usually has a good board working behind the scenes to make sure that everything is operating smoothly, sufficient funds are secured and future generations of board members are up and coming. However, many people often feel unprepared to adequately perform the duties of...
Newcastle High School and other Weston County School District No. 1 administrators have had to get creative to address a math teacher shortage at the school after the resignation of Alexandria Barrett-Stith on Sept. 11.  Barrett-Stith resigned in a one-sentence email to Newcastle High School...

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Carter Farella, 13, shot this 7-by-6-foot bull elk on Sept. 1 while hunting with his dad and friends, including Clay Sweet, pictured. 

 
It was a hot summer morning when 13-year-old Carter Farella raced the sunrise with his dad, Chuck, and their friends, the Sweets, to get an early start to elk hunting south of the LAK Ranch on opening day, Sept. 1. “We went with a couple of friends because we had the same tag,” Farella said.  He...

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The Williamsons have taken several missions trips to Mexico, and Shelley said that “worship is not only about singing praises to the Creator that made us, but serving to help others know the love of God.”

 
While the familiar chords struck on a piano or organ may provide the melody and memory that bring voices into harmony when they sing praise on Sunday, many local churches have been blessed by one or two particularly gifted voices that help lift the choirs and congregations to new heights. In the...
Weston County’s August unemployment rate remained unchanged from the 2.2% reported for July, according to the Sept. 19 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  Statewide, the unemployment rate was 3.1% in August, with the national rate being 3.7%,...

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Mike Zkiab works on a computer during the free computer clinic he and Jim Hurley hold at the Weston County Senior Center on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Although Hurley was unable to attend this week’s clinic due to his dog’s illness, the two enjoy helping people out with their computer problems because it allows them to grow in their knowledge and experience. 

 
The law of entropy demands that everything decays over time, and that is just as true in the computer world as it is in the natural world. Computers start off new and shiny, but eventually they start slowing down until it’s time to retire them to the landfill.  But thanks to the computer expertise...
Lawyer Bruce Moats, representing the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Bauman and Raymond Norris in a case filed against the Board of Weston County Commissioners, has asked to depose Commissioner Don Taylor after learning about the board’s use of group text messaging as a form of...
Weston County Deputy Attorney Jeani Stone responded to recent criticism of the lack of progress on projects, including an employee handbook, during the Oct. 4 Board of Weston County Commissioners meeting.  “You have had years of dysfunction and lack of good work on your employee handbook and HR (...

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