Weston County

Drivers should expect short delays on northeast Wyoming highways because the Wyoming Department of Transportation Dist. 4 annual chip sealing project has started, according to a press release from WYDOT Dist. 4.  The district’s public relations specialist, Laura Dalles, said work in Weston County...
The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees approved a $15.7 million general fund budget on July 20 for fiscal year 2022-23, which is a little higher than last year’s. According to business manager Deb Sylte, the school expended $12.8 million in the previous fiscal year, leaving a $2....
The Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce expressed frustration with cuts in funding from both the city of Newcastle and the Board of Weston County Commissioners on July 18 during Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting and a public hearing for the county budget held earlier that day. At...
New income guidelines for WIC — or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program — will allow for more people to use the service operated by the Wyoming Department of Health as a result of a joint federal and state government effort under the U.S. Department of...

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Roberta Haynes shows off her great-great grandmother’s wedding dress at the historic fashion revue on June 25, organized by the Anna Miller Museum. The dress was worn by Nellie Brennan on her wedding day on April 15, 1899, when she married Joseph Landrigan.

 
The silk wedding dress hung on her small frame, its elegant skirt coming to rest on the floor around her. Roberta Haynes picked up the skirt in front of her as she made her way to the front of the crowd of people. She was wearing her great-great grandmother’s wedding dress, modeling it at the...
The city of Newcastle has resolved a coliform water issue in Gray Addition after taking steps to address a potential issue following the detection of coliform in two separate tests. Public Works supervisor Greg Stumpff informed the News Letter Journal on July 22 that the issue had been resolved.  “...
Both Weston County and the Bureau of Land Management have instituted burn restrictions effective July 22 after a spell of hot, dry weather.  “The last couple of weeks have certainly changed the landscape in regard to fire conditions,” said Daniel Tysdal, Weston County fire warden. “The hot, dry and...
As a result of a loss of $60,000 in state funding since 2020, FOCUS is struggling to address victim needs, according to director Stacie Hoxie. The local victim’s advocacy group’s budget, which took effect July 1, totals $108,442, according to a breakdown provided by the agency.  “This really...
The Weston County Travel Commission, whose goal is to promote travel and tourism in Weston County, recently approved its budget for fiscal year 2023, totaling $160,400.  The travel commission receives its funding from Wyoming’s state lodging tax of 5%, 2% of which stays local. According to Norma...

Image courtesy of Dickinson State University

 
Cade Ostenson arrived on the collegiate athletic scene as a basketball player after an impressive showing as a four-year starter and All-State player for the Newcastle Dogies. But after first competing in college as a continuation of his basketball career, Ostenson has transitioned back to another...

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