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Bob Bonnar at the 2023 WPA Convention
Bob Bonnar Co-Owner/Publisher

Bob Bonnar is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the News Letter. He became the newspaper’s minority owner after serving two decades as a community journalist covering all beats in Newcastle and Weston County. Bob is one of the most decorated journalists in Wyoming history and is a former president of the Wyoming Press Association. He also served 12 years on the Board of Trustees for Weston County School District #1, including two years as chairman. In the 40 years that he lived in Newcastle, Bob was active on several boards and coached a number of youth sports. He also used his position with the newspaper to promote the businesses and individuals of Weston County, which included conceiving and hosting several special events that drew large crowds to downtown Newcastle. Bob now lives in Durango, Colorado with his wife, Stephanie (another NLJ co-owner), but remains deeply connected and committed to his hometown, and continues to serve as the active, full-time publisher of this newspaper. In the short time since his relocation, Bob has extensively explored the new technologies available to the news industry and helped launch a weekly email newsletter, podcast and Youtube channel while leading a website and social media effort that is easily one of Wyoming’s most active and engaging.



Stephanie Bonnar Co-owner

Stephanie Bonnar became a co-owner of the News Letter Journal after working alongside her husband at the newspaper for more than a decade. During that time, Stephanie won dozens of awards for advertising and graphic design and was elected to the Wyoming Press Association Board of Directors. During the four decades she resided in Weston County, Stephanie was active in a number of civic and youth organizations, and spent many weekends operating scoreboards or keeping scorebooks at local sporting events. Stephanie also played piano at Christ the King Lutheran Church for ten years, and served as the director of a weeklong summer Vacation Bible School that drew over 100 children. Since moving to Durango, Colorado a few years ago with her family, Stephanie has become the primary in-home caregiver for a dementia patient, but she still contributes to the News Letter Journal by lending her talent and expertise to graphic design, advertising and marketing projects.



Kim Dean Account Manager/Managing Editor








Alexis Barker Reporter/News Editor





NLJ Contributors
Amy Menerey - Paginator/Ad Design
Walter Sprague- Arts & Culture Reporter
KateLynn Slaamot - Reporter
Hannah Gross - Reporter


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