Weston County

With shops selling various hemp-derived and hemp-synthesized products popping up across the state, including on Main Street in Newcastle, the 21 Wellness Coalition is hosting two separate events in Weston County to educate those interested in the details on the products.    The presentations,...

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Sandy McFarland is a veteran service officer helping vets in Weston, Campbell and Crook counties. She was nominated as a News Letter Journal Person of the Year, but due to the holidays, NLJ was not able to interview her before that publication came out.

Sandy McFarland is the veterans service officer for the Wyoming Veterans Commission, which is part of the Wyoming Military Department. She took on this role when she moved to Newcastle in 2020 to marry her husband, Pete McFarland.    McFarland said she always knew she wanted to work with veterans...
During its regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting on Jan. 9, Weston County School District No. 1 trustees moved to update its board governance and reviewed a staff policy relating to conflicts of interest.   The policy, GBCA, staff conflict of interest, states:   Nepotism: no school...
In new program, officers to tackle ordinance violations   The Newcastle Police Department has implemented a new ordinance enforcement program after months of work by Police Chief Derek Thompson at the direction of the City Council.    According to Thompson, officers will be assigned to specific...

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The Wyoming Refining Co., an affiliate of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., has earned an Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Par Pacific.    This certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25% of similar...
A year-end report from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation indicates that aggravated and sexual assaults increased in parts of Newcastle and Weston County in 2023, and local law enforcement says they are already working to curtail this upward trend.   “We are spending more time in the...
Thu. Jan. 18 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 5:30PM WCHS Board of Trustees Mtg WC Health Services 6PM Veterans Memorial Mtg Foursquare Church 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholics Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Jan. 19 All Day National Popcorn Day - Popcorn Bar...
Thu. Jan. 11 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM Bridge WC Senior Center 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholics Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Jan. 12 9AM Caramel Rolls WC Senior Center 9-11AM Beltone Hearing Aid Clinic WC Senior Center 1PM Bridge WC Senior Center 5:...

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Angela Phillips poses with her husband, Rick, and two sons, Bentley and Cayson.

Angela Phillips began her duties as nurse manager at Weston County Public Health on Dec. 11, but she is not new to health care. Phillips moved to Newcastle in 2008 to be with her husband, who grew up in Weston County, and upon her arrival she worked at the hospital in the emergency room as a floor...

U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought area has increased in Weston County over the past three months. 

Areas of the Black Hills closest to Newcastle are presently below the 30-year median for snow water equivalent, according to the Black Hills Snow Course Readings Jan. 1 report completed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Sundance, .    As of Jan. 1, Little Bear Run has a current snow depth of...

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