Wyoming

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 15-year-old girl who was recently adopted from Ukraine by a Gillette family has been missing for more than a week, and her family is concerned for her safety. Valeriia “Lera” Nudha was last seen June 14 at her home in Gillette, when she left a note for her adoptive parents saying...
The Flying V trail system will get a boost thanks to a $28,000 grant from Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.  Jeremy Dedic, who has been digging trails in the local area for a number of years, counts the Flying V trail system as one of his projects. The system, which is continually...

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Liliya Giroux, Jared Caing and Emma Patron, students with the Montana Conservation Corps, dig out part of “Hairnet Trail” at the Old Quarry Trails being developed a mile past the LAK Reservoir. The MCC signed a three-year contract to work on the trails, and the first crew of five workers came from June 8-14. See story on Page 11.

 
Between the Flying V and Serenity Trail, Weston County has offered well over 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to enjoy, but this summer there are even more trails available to the public.  Jeremy Dedic, the District 1 assistant district forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, has...

Sad and Lonesome Boys played inside Perkins after the first Warm Summer Nights concert was rained out. 

Kim and the Classics (formerly Kim and the Cue Balls), which was scheduled to play the first Warm Summer Nights concert on Friday, canceled its planned appearance abruptly. Hosted by the Weston County Arts Council, the show was to be sponsored by First State Bank of Newcastle and the Weston County...

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Chad Sloan, above, pulls a wagon full of plants to help his mom Lacey with the family garden. Lacey said he enjoys being the “little helper” and keeps transplanting the same potato plant to tell her he’s “planting potatoes.” Above, he climbs the fence to hop into the sheep pen. This year, the family is raising four ewes and one lamb.

 
“My entire life I’ve been a critter lover,” said Lacey Sloan, owner of Dos Acres Farm. “One of my cousins — she was like, ‘I always knew that you would have a farm and that you’d have a lot of animals.’” Sloan is now living that dream with her husband, Jonathan, on their just over two-acre farm a...
Diverting from normal practice to allow board members time to digest information about a full slate of candidates, the Weston County Health Services board of trustees tabled the appointment of a new board member until its July meeting. On June 16, the board met with Esther Murray, Dorothy Briggs,...

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Talon Aguilar and Ariana Gonzales, at right, were the first to utilize the new sunscreen dispenser installed at Newcastle’s Centennial Park by Weston County Public Health.

 
It will be easier to stay safe from the sun in Newcastle this year, once the rash of spring storms abate and it shows itself that is. Michelle Sweet, a registered nurse with Weston County Public Health, partnered with the Wyoming Cancer Program’s sunscreen initiative by applying for Bright Guard...
Former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, $520 in fines and 180 days in jail — 172 of which were suspended — on June 8 following a May 30 arrest for domestic assault.  As previously reported, Keller was arrested following an evening of drinking...
A unanimous recommendation that would split white-tail and mule deer hunting licenses in the state has been forwarded to the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural Resources Committee of the Wyoming House of Representatives. The governor-appointed Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce wants the committee...
The Weston County Commission has denied any wrongdoing or violation of state law and has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Baumann and Raymond Norris against the commissioners. At issue is a secret ballot vote used to appoint former Wyoming...

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