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The Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce expressed frustration with cuts in funding from both the city of Newcastle and the Board of Weston County Commissioners on July 18 during Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting and a public hearing for the county budget held earlier that day. At...
Both Weston County and the Bureau of Land Management have instituted burn restrictions effective July 22 after a spell of hot, dry weather.  “The last couple of weeks have certainly changed the landscape in regard to fire conditions,” said Daniel Tysdal, Weston County fire warden. “The hot, dry and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County now has a public health officer after going nearly 18 months without one. The Board of Weston County Commissioners unanimously voted during its June 21 meeting to appoint Kristen Johnson, an advance practice nurse.  Johnson was the only person to...
Weston County Deputy Attorney Jeani Stone, told the county commissioners at their March 15 meeting that she was on the cusp of a possible solution to the city-county dispatch woes.  She hoped to present her ideas to the commissioners on April 12 at a meeting in Upton. That date had not been...
The Weston County Commission has created a priority list for using American Rescue Plan Act funds that includes several items that will benefit the entire county.  The commissioners have also stated that the county will address employee wages and/or bonuses during budget discussions instead of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The tension between the Newcastle City Council and the Board of Weston County Commissioners regarding dispatch services provided by the city are ongoing. Newcastle Mayor Pam Gualtieri and Councilman Don Steveson attended the Jan. 18 commissioners meeting to address...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners has scheduled for Jan.  18 after its regular meeting to determine how to spend roughly $1.3 million in funds received by the county from the federal American Rescue Act. Following a brief discussion during its Dec. 21 meeting...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Commissioner Tony Barton continues to stand his ground, asserting his legal right to remain on the Board of Weston County Commissioners until the end of his term, and has asked the District Court for the Sixth Judicial District to dismiss the case for the plaintiff’s...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A proposal to spend roughly $220,000 of the funds received by Weston County through the federal American Relief Fund was tabled by the Board of Weston County Commissioners on Dec. 7 after tensions arose during discussion on appropriate spending of the funds.  As...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Commissioner Tony Barton is standing his ground and asserting his legal right to remain on the Board of Weston County Commissioners until the end of his term, as stated by his attorneys, Samuel R. Yemington and Kasey J. Benish, who are associated with the Cheyenne...

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