Weston County

During the first week in May, four veterans made their way to Newcastle to participate in the annual Veterans Spring Turkey Hunt held by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wyoming State Chapter, according to a press release from the foundation. The hunt has been hosted in Newcastle since 2018,...
John E. Handy escaped from a Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp forestry work crew on Monday, June 5. According to Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard, Handy was still on the run as of press time, on Tuesday morning.    A June 6 update from Weston County Emergency Management reported that crews had...
The end of the dispatch debacle that has been plaguing Weston County for years is finally in sight after Weston County, Newcastle and Upton tentatively agreed to enter a joint powers board agreement to operate dispatch.    After months of work, Sheriff Bryan Colvard, Newcastle Police Chief Chuck...
  One of the best things about neighbors is how you can work together with them.  Memorial Day reminds me of that, as I visit the resting place of my late husband. My name’s on the headstone too — I’ll join him there when I die.  Fort Lee Cemetery near Black Thunder Creek, southwest of Newcastle,...
The world of rodeo mourns the loss of James “Jim” Fain. The super-talented cameraman has captured hundreds of timeless, classic shots that memorialize rodeo and cowboys and cowgirls in the best galleries and halls of fame across the United States and Canada.           Jim photographed rodeo,...
Each year, the VFW Post No. 2516 Auxiliary awards two scholarships to graduating seniors. The first-place winner receives $500, and second place receives a $250 award. Applicants must submit an essay about a veteran who inspires them, by the April 15 deadline. They must apply for this scholarship...
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Matthew Parsons, Upton teacher, organized a presentation for eighth-graders at the Boal Auditorium by Jerzy Wojcik, Scholar in Residence of the Center for Holocaust Studies in Poland, who gave a virtual tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The eighth grade students of Upton and Newcastle participated in a live virtual tour, via Zoom, of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on May  23. The event occurred at the Boal auditorium in Upton, but students from that community had begun their study of one of history’s darkest moments...
Like the rest of the country, Wyoming residents have faced their share of economic challenges amidst the ongoing inflation in the aftermath of the worldwide Covid pandemic, but the sting of inflation may have been felt a bit less in Weston County as 2022 came to a close than it had in other areas...
Racing, Power and Mud take over the Weston County Fairgrounds this weekend as the eighth annual RPM Days kick off three days of fun. Garrett Borton, one of the event’s originators, calls it a day where anyone can get involved.   “It’s not just for spectators,” Borton said. “This is a time when...

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Cycling enthusiasts continue to find their way to the scenic routes of Weston County in 2023, and this weekend dozens of bikers will roll into Newcastle as part of the 10th anniversary RASDak (Ride Across South Dakota) Tour.   A press release from the organization responsible for South Dakota’s...

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