Weston County

The above graph shows the changes in staff versus student

numbers through the course of the last 26 years

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Enrollment in Weston County School District No. 1 has continually declined for years, yet staffing size has remained consistent, according to Superintendent Brad LaCroix, who told the Weston County School District #1 Board of Trustees last week that a correction is...
Updated: This story has been updated to include the ballots that were missed while counting Newcastle's votes for the Weston County Hospital District. According to Denice Pisciotti, executive assistant at Weston County Health Services, about a hundred ballots were not counted Tuesday evening. The...

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The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter Ag Sales team, Callie Hiser, Tell Tavegie, Josh Womack, and LaKacee Lipp, pose for a photo after their recent win.

 
The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter are finally able to take a break after a very hectic and rewarding state convention. The chapter competed in State Proficiencies, Ag Sales, Greenhand Quizbowl, Employment Skills, Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Meats Evaluation, Poultry Evaluation, and had...
Road access will be a bit limited for the remainder of the spring for some residents and businesses on Newcastle’s eastern edge, but they will be rewarded with significant improvements in the city water system and resurfaced roads when the work is done. A portion of Boyd Avenue, South Summit Avenue...

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In some cases the snow drifts after Saturday’s blizzard were more than two feet high. Range Communications on South Sumner Avenue had snow practically up to the windows at the front of the business.

 
All roads in and out of Weston County were closed due to heavy snowfall and high winds as a spring storm rolled through the area on Saturday and Sunday, according to the county’s emergency management coordinator, Gilbert Nelson.  The National Weather Service reported that the storm dumped 9 inches...

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On May 19, the Weston County Library was the location of a candidate training session, organized by Kari Drost. About 30 people filled the library’s conference room to listen to Corey Steinmetz, national committeeman of the Republican Party, while he took them through a PowerPoint presentation giving them the nuts and bolts about how to run for public office.

 
A candidate training session spearheaded by the head of the Weston County Republican Party was offered to potential office seekers and interested voters — regardless of their political affiliation — earlier this month.  In addition to general information about the upcoming elections, those who...
The first election day of 2022 will be May 3 when both the Weston County Hospital District and Weston County Museum District hold their special district elections.  “All qualified voters are eligible to vote. The election will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,” an election notice...
The cost of living in Wyoming is increasing at a rate that hasn’t been seen in four decades, and Weston County occupies the corner of the state that led the way in the pace of inflation as 2021 drew to a close. Northeast Wyoming experienced the largest inflation rate in the state at 10.4% in the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 received $2,902.004.74 in federal funding through eight different grants during the 2021-22 school year, according to documents provided by Newcastle Middle School Principal Tyler Bartlett. The school provided the information in...

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Toby Johnson, a senior at Newcastle High School, looks over his data that he submitted for his WyTeach Award.

Avery Chick NLJ Intern   Toby Johnson, a senior at Newcastle High School, has a reputation for being among the most talented students in the entire state in the realm of science. That talent is why he was recently given the WyTeach Award — and it would seem to be the perfect fit for Johnson, whose...

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