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Weston County School District No. 1 will not, at this time, join the Wyoming Education Association’s lawsuit claiming that the State Legislature has failed to adequately fund K-12 education, according to a recent conversation during the Sept. 7 board of trustee meeting.  The board decided to take...
A video circulating on Facebook features an intense flare at the Wyoming Refining Co. in Newcastle on Sept. 10. The video depicts flares shooting into the sky with a heavy plume of black smoke accompanying the flames.  The video sparked concerns among several people, which were made public through...
CASPER — With the U.S. on the verge of its first national railroad strike in three decades, Wyoming’s biggest industries are preparing to suffer losses in the coming weeks.  The hope, for all parties, is to reach a deal that resolves stalled contract negotiations between the railroads and their...

Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ

The Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run group decided to come into Newcastle for lunch at Pizza Hut on Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the tractors can only go about 15 miles per hour, the run into Newcastle and back took about eight hours. Above, participants as they get ready to have lunch at Pizza Hut in Newcastle. Below, a vintage tractor is carefully backed into a space at the Pizza Hut parking lot.

 
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Newcastle was mildly overrun by a slow-moving and colorful invasion from the east. For the first time in four years, the Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run came to town. It tries to do one every two years, but its last run was in 2018. When COVID hit, the organization had to...
Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce President Sandy Martin again approached the Weston County commissioners, this time at the body’s Sept.  6 meeting, to discuss the Weston County Fair Board and her dissatisfaction with the News Letter Journal’s coverage of the issue.   “Once again, the paper got it...

Photo courtesy of Anna Miller Museum

Farella Family artifacts are currently on display at the Anna Miller Museum in Newcastle. The Weston County Museum District is seeking stories and artifacts about local families or businesses to be on display at either the Anna Miller Museum or the Red Onion Museum in Upton.

 
The Weston County Museum District is seeking stories and artifacts from the public about local businesses and ranches, to be displayed at either the Anna Miller Museum in Newcastle or the Red Onion Museum in Upton. Stories, with any accompanying artifacts, will be on display for a three-month...
The Weston County Concert Association kicks off the 2022-23 season on Sept. 26 with the five-person a Capella group Backtrack Vocals. The concert will be at Crouch Auditorium at 7 p.m. The New York City-based group infuses  humor into its performances, showing versatility in a repertoire that...

Photo by Alexis BarkerNLJ

Cindy Rhoades and her husband JD have served as chicken superintendents at the Weston County Fair for several years. Recently the couple attended the Newcastle City Council meeting to discuss the potential for backyard chickens. 

As the Newcastle City Council continues to work on a proposed backyard chicken ordinance, Mayor Pam Gualtieri asked J.D. and Cindy Rhoades, the poultry superintendents at the Weston County Fair, to attend the Sept. 6 council meeting to explain the difference between raising chickens in backyards...
The new south wing added to the Manor during the remodel and expansion of the Weston County Health Services hospital facility remains unused, except for its use for treating COVID patients during the last month.  According to CEO Maureen Cadwell, the space remains unavailable for housing Manor...
Thirty to 40 parents contacted someone at Weston County School District No. 1 after a Newcastle High School teacher gave students a “pronoun survey,” according to discussion at the district’s Sept. 7 board meeting. Chairwoman Tina Chick reported to those who objected to the document, which asked...

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