Weston County

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...
Merry Christmas!   Just in time for Christmas, the Newcastle City Council voted to temporarily decrease water and sewer rates after continued blowback from the community when the council increased rates up to 200% for some users earlier this year.    On Dec. 4 during the regular council meeting,...
The Weston County Community Cantata Choir and the Newcastle Community Handbell Choir will hold their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 10. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium, located at Newcastle High School.    The handbell choir will begin the concert with several carols...

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Dr. Willis Franz was scheduled to give an oral history presentation for the Weston County Museum District on Nov. 12, but due to health issues the presentation was cancelled, and he passed away 10 days later on Nov. 22 at Weston County Health Services, at the age of 103.   At the presentation, Dr....

Part of Townsend's license plate collection. Submitted photo. 

One man’s trash …   Wyoming is a unique state due to its varying terrain and statewide small-town charm, and, according to Collin Townsend, its license plates also set it apart from other states.    Townsend has been collecting Wyoming license plates for a decade, which he says is a measly...
The Black Hills National Forest announced via a press release dated Nov. 13 that Shawn Cochran will begin serving as the permanent forest supervisor on Jan. 14, 2024. Cochran is replacing acting Supervisor Ivan Green.    Cochran comes to the Black Hills from Monongahela National Forest in West...
The Forest Service is a step closer to approving a new management plan for the Black Hills that will help determine how the national forest will be used for the next two decades.   The Black Hills National Forest has released 20 revised forest wide resource assessments as part of the assessment...
Judd Dawson, the now former Weston County Health Services CEO, provided trustees with an update about the MRI entanglement at the November board meeting.   “Thanks to Keisha (Brueggeman, WCHS radiology manager) and Angie’s (Angela Phillips, WCHS patient services director) hard work, we got DMS (...
At the end of the November board of trustees meeting of the Weston County Health Services, the group discussed at length a document board president Dottie Briggs said was intended to help streamline on-boarding for future and/or new trustees.    She claimed the document was meant to be an...
Thu. Dec. 7 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM Bridge/Crafts WC Senior Center 1PM American Legion Auxiliary Mtg WC Senior Center 4PM WC Museum District Mtg Anna Miller Museum 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church on the Hill 7PM Alcoholics Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Dec. 8 9AM-5:30PM...

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