Weston County

Citizens are being asked to weigh in on how their forest will be managed for the next decade or more, as the Black Hills National Forest has launched its Land Management Plan revision process. The effort begins with an assessment phase, and the proposed revisions are now open for public comment...

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Max Makousky gets ready to race in the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, in which he got 34th place.

 
Max Makousky, a recently graduated home-schooler in Newcastle has spent the summer following graduation racing semipro motocross — but not without the help and support of his family.  Motocross is a form of family bonding for the Makouskys, and according to Max, it brings them together as all of...
Stacie Hoxie, director of FOCUS, approached the Weston County commissioners on July 5 to discuss the funding cuts made to the FOCUS budget provided by the state for fiscal year 2023.  She explained to the commissioners that when FOCUS submitted its budget to the state, the victim witness...

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Jeff Jordahl, local entrepreneur who owns a yard service, fills up at Maverik in Newcastle. Jordahl expressed frustration with recent gas price increases, and he said it affects his business and the prices he has to charge his clients. 

 
Consumers continue to watch the prices at the pump, even as the cost of gas has leveled off and started to decline in some areas.  Gasoline prices were on the rise nationwide for several months, and the increase accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The national average, as of July 19...

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Matt Fridell describes several ideas for the proposed Veterans Memorial presented by Tallgrass Landscape Architecture, which will build the memorial. The idea for the yellow dot vote is standard practice for the firm, giving the residents of a city voice in the design.

 
The City of Newcastle, Pinnacle Bank, the Newcastle Veterans Memorial Committee and other local organizations continue to work together toward the creation of Heritage Park, and as they begin to identify the scope of the project they have enlisted the help of Matt Fridell of Tallgrass Landscape...
The Newcastle Police Department is down to four officers after the resignation of Sgt. Levi Tacy last week. The department employs 8 officers when it is at full strength, according to previous reports given to the News Letter Journal. Tacy’s resignation — on the heels of resignations from Chief Sam...
The Newcastle Workforce Center office is officially closing its doors on Aug. 8 due to a “myriad of things,” including increased costs around the state and a lack of walk-in traffic in the office, according to Christina West, the One-Stop deputy administrator for the Wyoming Department of Workforce...
Former Police Chief Sam Keller was serving on the FOCUS board of directors at the time of his arrest for domestic assault, according to information provided by the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Division of Victim Services. FOCUS, according to its Facebook page, is a nonprofit advocacy...

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Aryana Kohlbrand poses for a photo at the local art show with her artwork and her Governor’s Choice Award Ribbon.

 
Whether becoming collegiate athletes, attending college on full-ride academic scholarships or sending technology into space, the class of 2022 has done it all. Little do most people know, however, the Newcastle High School class of 2022 has another talent — art. Several graduates who have taken art...
Wicked Six took first place after wowing the audience and judges during Weston County Arts Council’s 2021 Battle of the Bands.  Audience members crowded in front of the stage at the Newcastle Lodge and Convention Center in the Cambria Room, and as Wicked Six entertained them with their hard-rock...

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