Newcastle

Last month, seven Newcastle High School students from the Newcastle FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The convention hosted 70,000 members and guests, and students came from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.     The members of the Newcastle...

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Newcastle Police Chief Derek Thompson poses with APCO Telecommunicator of 2023 Tonia Mills and Officer Kellie Moran during a ceremony at which Mills was recognized.

Weston County gained Tonia Mills as its dispatch supervisor this past June, but the area has reaped the benefits of having Mills as a member of the dispatch team for nearly 19 years. Now, coming up on two decades of service, Mills has been recognized as Wyoming’s Public Safety Communications...
‘None of us want it’   Weston County’s elected officials expressed distaste for proposed human resources and public relations guidelines when they discussed a county employee handbook being considered by the Board of Weston County Commissioners at the commissioner’s meeting on Dec. 5.    The...
Self-pay patients could pay more moving forward   William Giles, Weston County Health Services chief financial officer, painted a forward-moving but still struggling financial future for the health care system during the board of trustees November meeting.   Giles explained to the board that the...
Merry Christmas!   Just in time for Christmas, the Newcastle City Council voted to temporarily decrease water and sewer rates after continued blowback from the community when the council increased rates up to 200% for some users earlier this year.    On Dec. 4 during the regular council meeting,...
The Weston County Community Cantata Choir and the Newcastle Community Handbell Choir will hold their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 10. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium, located at Newcastle High School.    The handbell choir will begin the concert with several carols...

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Dr. Willis Franz was scheduled to give an oral history presentation for the Weston County Museum District on Nov. 12, but due to health issues the presentation was cancelled, and he passed away 10 days later on Nov. 22 at Weston County Health Services, at the age of 103.   At the presentation, Dr....

Part of Townsend's license plate collection. Submitted photo. 

One man’s trash …   Wyoming is a unique state due to its varying terrain and statewide small-town charm, and, according to Collin Townsend, its license plates also set it apart from other states.    Townsend has been collecting Wyoming license plates for a decade, which he says is a measly...
The Black Hills National Forest announced via a press release dated Nov. 13 that Shawn Cochran will begin serving as the permanent forest supervisor on Jan. 14, 2024. Cochran is replacing acting Supervisor Ivan Green.    Cochran comes to the Black Hills from Monongahela National Forest in West...
The Forest Service is a step closer to approving a new management plan for the Black Hills that will help determine how the national forest will be used for the next two decades.   The Black Hills National Forest has released 20 revised forest wide resource assessments as part of the assessment...

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