Weston County

Thirty to 40 parents contacted someone at Weston County School District No. 1 after a Newcastle High School teacher gave students a “pronoun survey,” according to discussion at the district’s Sept. 7 board meeting. Chairwoman Tina Chick reported to those who objected to the document, which asked...

2007 Newcastle High School graduate Nathasha Townsend recently purchased A Touch of Life Massage. 

After 26 years as a full-time massage therapist, Jenna (Potter) Vaughn has decided it is time to get out of the massage business.  Vaughn has been the owner of A Touch of Life Massage for the past 14 years, and while she says it has been a wonderful experience, she has decided to give it up and...
An increase in the number of students at Newcastle Elementary School buffered the decline in students at both Newcastle Middle School and Newcastle High School, resulting in a preliminary enrollment for Weston County School District No. 1 that is similar to last year’s student population. On Aug....
Seventy year-old Carl Pearson, of Weston County, was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison for first-degree sexual assault of a minor and two counts of sexual assault in the third degree on Aug. 30, according to sentencing documents provided by Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard.  Pearson pleaded...

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Becky Flores, a neurologic physical therapy student, gets ready to time Leonard Metz walk down the hallway during his physical therapy session on Wednesday, Aug. 31. She is training under Dr. Ryan Schrock, Wyoming’s only Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and co-owner of Rehab Solutions.

 
In many communities retail space has given way to professional services in their downtown business districts, and Newcastle appears to have taken another step in that direction with the announcement that a pair of medical businesses will be moving into a space that has traditionally hosted retail...

An aerial photo of the parking lot has been provided to parents. The school is open and willing to hear all suggestions on potential solutions. 

Concerns about the pickup and drop-off procedures at Newcastle Elementary School have been a topic of discussion since COVID-19 threw a wrench in all school procedures. The pandemic kept parents in their cars, which led to long lines backed up on the highway, increased wait times and generated an...
Areas in and around Newcastle experienced momentary power outages two days in a row on Aug. 30-31.  The brief outages caused havoc across the city on Tuesday, with a cloud of smoke from the Wyoming Refining Company’s facility sparking a brief shelter in place at Newcastle’s high school and middle...
Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock has now agreed to work with Republican Party Chairwoman Kari Drost to have poll watchers during the 2022 general election, but earlier last week Hadlock stated in an August 29 email that she was banning poll watchers after irregularities she claimed had occurred on...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ 

The Jenny Stockade building, located at the Anna Miller Museum, is re-chinked by Jim Fischer of Custer. Here he is smoothing out the Log Jam with a wet brush for the finished look on Tuesday, Aug 23.

 
The vast temperature differences between winter and summer in Newcastle play havoc with cement and mortar. The weather causes it to expand and contract, to crack and crumble, and eventually what used to protect it is no longer suitable for the job.  This was the situation that the Anna Miller...
Newcastle voters will be faced with a crowded ballot in this fall’s school board election, but Upton voters won’t be asked to make any difficult choices for the available seats on that town’s school board. Filing for trustee positions on both boards of trustees in Weston County’s two school...

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