Weston County

According to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, which covers Weston County, Newcastle can expect to see a white Christmas this holiday season.   “Newcastle, and much of Weston County, can safely assume they will see the white flakes on their window sills and on the ground for...
After an up-and-down search for a new hospital CEO, Weston County Health Services has decided to hire Randy Lindauer, who has 46 years of experience in healthcare and nearly as much time in administration.    After looking for an opportunity to move to Wyoming for 15 years, Lindauer said this...
An “archaic” funding system for child development centers is affecting services across the state, including the Weston County Children’s Center in Newcastle, according to Francie Gregory, WCCC’s director.    “We just can’t keep functioning,” Gregory told the News Letter Journal.    With only $4...

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On Wednesday, Dec. 13, emails went out calling for evacuations in several schools across Wyoming, due to an alleged bomb threat. First responders from all entities in Weston County evacuated every school.

 
Weston County School District No. 1 was among a handful of Wyoming school districts that responded to a bomb threat made during school hours on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The threat  prompted an evacuation, cancellation of the regularly scheduled school board meeting and an investigation.    The threat...
Thu. Dec. 21 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM Bridge/Crafts WC Senior Center 5:30PM WCHS Board of Trustees WC Health Services 6PM Veteran’s Memorial Mtg Four Square Church 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholics Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Dec. 22 9AM Caramel...
Thu. Dec. 14 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM Crafts WC Senior Center 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholics Anonymous WC Senior Center 7PM Christmas Concert - WC Children’s Center Crouch Auditorium 7PM A Christmas Carol WC Senior Center   Fri. Dec. 15 9AM...
Last month, seven Newcastle High School students from the Newcastle FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The convention hosted 70,000 members and guests, and students came from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.     The members of the Newcastle...

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Newcastle Police Chief Derek Thompson poses with APCO Telecommunicator of 2023 Tonia Mills and Officer Kellie Moran during a ceremony at which Mills was recognized.

Weston County gained Tonia Mills as its dispatch supervisor this past June, but the area has reaped the benefits of having Mills as a member of the dispatch team for nearly 19 years. Now, coming up on two decades of service, Mills has been recognized as Wyoming’s Public Safety Communications...
‘None of us want it’   Weston County’s elected officials expressed distaste for proposed human resources and public relations guidelines when they discussed a county employee handbook being considered by the Board of Weston County Commissioners at the commissioner’s meeting on Dec. 5.    The...
Self-pay patients could pay more moving forward   William Giles, Weston County Health Services chief financial officer, painted a forward-moving but still struggling financial future for the health care system during the board of trustees November meeting.   Giles explained to the board that the...

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