Weston County

“(Veterans Day) is a great reminder of how much people have given up, just so that we can do the things we do every day,” said Travis Scribner, who recently joined the Wyoming National Guard. Scribner enlisted in the Guard during his junior year of high school in April 2021, a few months after his...

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Emilie Thorup Jensen, second from right, was joined by her host family Sarah, Ryan and Issac Whipple for Newcastle High School’s volleyball senior night. Jensen was recognized along with other senior athletes. 

 
Emilie Thorup Jensen is a 16-year-old exchange student from Denmark. Thorup said she wanted to try something new and get away from Denmark, so she came to America and is attending Newcastle High School. Sara Whipple serves as the exchange coordinator and the Whipples are Thorup’s host family.  “...

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Daniel Bickford, 17, stands next to his truck donated by 21 Electric while he waits to load up cardboard in the trailer as a part of his new business, Rafter Cross Services. 

 
Newcastle High School junior Daniel Bickford is optimizing the internship program offered at the high school to start his own business, Rafter Cross Services, named after the family’s cattle brand. Bickford, with the help of his mom, Martha, is now providing a cardboard disposal service on Mondays...
In September 2021, Weston County saw an old friend, Hans Hunt, take on a job dealing with agricultural and forestry issues in the office of Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis, with whom Hunt works very closely.  Hunt, as many locals know, grew up on the MW family ranch, south of Newcastle. First elected...
Public denied the right to comment   The News Letter Journal intends to continue with its lawsuit against the Board of Weston County Commissioners despite a Nov. 1 statement from the board revealing its votes for the replacement of former Rep. Hans Hunt more than a year after they used secret...

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Harriet Hageman, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, WY, stopped in Newcastle a few days prior to election day, on Sunday, Nov. 6, and spoke to constituents. Hageman also answered questions from those who attended the event that was held at the Newcastle Lodge & Convention Center. Emalee Sweet, who previously worked as an assistant for Hageman during her campaign, and Sweet’s brother, Clay, visit with Hageman prior to the event.

 
The 2022 General Election sees many incumbents maintaining their positions locally as well as seats across the state, although several newcomers will be joining the ranks, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial results.  Newcomers to Weston County School District No. 1’s Board of Trustees will be...
After roughly five months without a certified police chief, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported that the Newcastle City Council has extended an offer of employment to someone it hopes will step in as the city’s new police chief.  According to Gualtieri, Charles “Chuck” Bowles has accepted the offer to...

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Bev Tolman, of Decker’s Supermarket said, “Decker’s is delivering smiles to Newcastle.” She was talking about the free flowers that the store was giving away to customers on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Pictured, Tolman offers flowers to Barb Crow and Connie Sprague.

 
The mundane grind of the “mid-week slump” can often be stress-filled and discouraging, so Decker’s Floral & Gift partnered with the Society of American Florists to brighten people’s day on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for the “Petal It Forward” program.  “People love to get flowers ‘just because,’ so we...
The board of trustees for Weston County Health Services tabled a recommendation made by its treasurer, Kari Drost, to add an executive committee to the board’s bylaws during its regular meeting on Oct. 20. CEO Maureen Cadwell, trustee Connie James and the facility’s lawyer, Alison Gee (of Lubnau...

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Ashley Tupper, center, is joined by several of her staff members, Jolene Deveraux, Tammie Kent, Tammy McCoy and Rebecca Bennett at Hometown Medical’s new downtown location. Tupper has been seeing patients at the new facility for roughly two months now. An open house of the facility is planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 
Ashley Tupper, an advanced practice registered nurse, and her husband, Mike, have found the perfect small town, built a beautiful home, brought two children into this world and, most recently, expanded Ashley’s private medical practice by opening a 6,000 square foot facility on Newcastle’s Main...

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