Weston County

After serving as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors for Rare Element Resources Ltd. since December 2011, Randall Scott retired on Oct. 31, and Brent Berg has been appointed the new president and CEO, according to an RER press release from Oct. 18.  According...
  City: New ordinance increases safety and ability to remove snow. Residents’ concerns noted but ordinance stands.   On Nov. 7, the Newcastle City Council reviewed an ordinance regulating the parking and placement of recreational vehicles and trailers on public property within city limits after...

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) performance goals for Newcastle High School. 

Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School administrations have completed their mandated Wyoming Department of Education (DOE) School Improvement Plans after the two schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations” as a result of performance on last year’s statewide...
Newcastle is one step closer to adopting a backyard chicken ordinance — a proposal that has been months in the making — when the City Council approved the ordinance on first reading at its Nov. 7 meeting.  Before the meeting, the Newcastle Planning Commission board reviewed the ordinance and made...
A total of 2,845 ballots were cast in the 2022 general election in Weston County, and the results were certified on Nov. 10, two days after the election, according to Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock. She noted that a total of 745 absentee ballots were requested in the county before the election...
A much needed biosolids removal project for Newcastle’s sewer lagoons will cost $1.3 million, according to Greg Stumpff, public works supervisor. The City Council awarded the bid to Midwest Injection Inc. in October, the only contractor to bid on the project. Midwest has previously completed work...
Just one day after the 2022 general election, Ronnie Mills resigned from the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees in a Nov. 9 letter addressed to Chairwoman Tina Chick. Mills served 22 years as a trustee, and had two years of his four-year term left to serve. He was not a candidate...
Melissa Stroh recently published her first series, “Tale of the Clans,” a 20-plus-year
project. The setting of the plot is inspired by 10th century Ireland towards the end of the Viking
era and is meant to be an “adventure-laden escape” leading readers back to God, their “first
love.”
Weston County has yet another published author in the books, so to speak, after Melissa Stroh began rapid releasing the first four books of her “Tale of the Clans” series, a project that has been 20 years in the making. “If you’re looking for a Hallmark story, my stories are not it,” Stroh said. “...
Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barbie Turner and board President Sandy Martin both resigned from their respective roles on Nov. 8, hours after the duo engaged in a heated exchange with city leaders during a presentation to the Newcastle City Council. According to a letter provided by...

This concept design, created and presented by Tallgrass Landscape Architecture out of Custer, S.D., shows what the veterans memorial may look like at the proposed Heritage Memorial Park, to be located next to Pinnacle Bank in Newcastle.

 
Veterans Day is a day the U.S. government has officially set aside to specifically honor those who have served in the military during both war and peacetime, but veterans are deserving of our honor and gratitude every day because we enjoy freedom and safety in the United States each day because of...

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