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Photo by Hannah Gross/NLJ

Talon Aguilar and Ariana Gonzales, at right, were the first to utilize the new sunscreen dispenser installed at Newcastle’s Centennial Park by Weston County Public Health.

 
It will be easier to stay safe from the sun in Newcastle this year, once the rash of spring storms abate and it shows itself that is. Michelle Sweet, a registered nurse with Weston County Public Health, partnered with the Wyoming Cancer Program’s sunscreen initiative by applying for Bright Guard...
Former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, $520 in fines and 180 days in jail — 172 of which were suspended — on June 8 following a May 30 arrest for domestic assault.  As previously reported, Keller was arrested following an evening of drinking...
A unanimous recommendation that would split white-tail and mule deer hunting licenses in the state has been forwarded to the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural Resources Committee of the Wyoming House of Representatives. The governor-appointed Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce wants the committee...
The Weston County Commission has denied any wrongdoing or violation of state law and has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Baumann and Raymond Norris against the commissioners. At issue is a secret ballot vote used to appoint former Wyoming...
After discussing the issue of backyard chickens at a public meeting on May 25, Newcastle City Councilman Ty Owens made a motion on June 6 at the council meeting to research and then adopt a backyard chicken ordinance.  “Most of the council people felt like, after the public meeting, this was...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Archery is always a favorite activity at Mallo Camp in the Target Practice class.

 
“Our goal is for the kids to experience ‘hands-on’ outdoor education,” said Crystal Kellebrew, director of the Black Hills Natural Resources Youth Camp. Kellebrew, who also works for the Campbell County Conservation District, said that most of the kids who attended the youth camp June 8 to 10 are...

Submitted by Melissa Cade in 2021

Apparently all good things must indeed come to an end. The annual truck pull put on by Troy and Melissa Cade of Outlaw Motors has been a staple event at the Weston County Fair for 17 years, but the couple has formally announced that the event has run its course.  This year, the Cades had a conflict...
First-generation college students often face a unique set of challenges, and Alison Grendahl is no stranger to such hurdles, personally or professionally.  Grendahl, a 2009 Newcastle High School alumnus and first-generation college student, recently earned her master’s degree in education with a...

Submitted photo

Dirt Dauber members Betty Hansen, JoAnn Fassbender and Deb Piana stand by their finished work after replacing plants in one of Newcastle’s decorative coal carts with greenery in preparation for Christmas. Among other projects, the Dirt Daubers maintain the coal carts at the corner of U.S. Highway 85 and 16 (in front of Pinnacle Bank), Decker’s Market and the post office as part of their efforts to keep the city beautiful. 

 
The Dirt Daubers Garden Club has dedicated a number of years to improving Newcastle through beautification since 1952, and Bernie Terry has been a driving force behind their more recent efforts.  As an active member of the club, Terry recently made history when she was re-elected the club’s...
The Weston County Republican Party is hosting Republican candidate forums at the Newcastle Lodge and Convention Center on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. throughout the summer in preparation for the Aug. 16 primary election.  Chairwoman Kari Drost said the basic format for the forum has the candidates...

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