city of Newcastle

In the wake of the sudden and unexpected resignation of Police Chief Sam Keller early last week, the Newcastle City Council has reportedly approved Mayor Pam Gualtieri and Council Member Don Steveson to jointly serve as chief of police until a new chief can be appointed.  Keller submitted his...

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Travis Peterson presents Dr. Willis Franz with a plaque on behalf of the Newcastle Tree Board at the local Arbor Day ceremony on April 29 for his dedication to making Newcastle beautiful.

 

 
For 28 years, Dr.  Willis Franz, 101, has worked to beautify Newcastle through his activity on the Newcastle Tree Board, so this year the board chose to recognize Franz for his efforts at the annual Arbor Day celebration on April 29.  The board presented Franz with a plaque for “his many years of...
Chickens once roamed the backyards of Newcastle until the City Council outlawed the ownership of livestock and fowls, which includes domesticated chickens, within city limits several years ago, according to City Ordinance Chapter 4, Article I.  A growing group of community members have been...
Standing true to his campaign platform, Newcastle Councilman Tyrel Owens proposed that the City of Newcastle explore allowing backyard chickens in city limits. The city will be holding a town hall to discuss the topic on May 25 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.  The presence of negatives, from...

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On April 11, during one of several dispatch meetings held over the last year, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller, Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge, and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard sat together at the front of the room. During the meeting, deputy county attorney Jeani Stone presented the options that each of the involved entities would have to consider moving forward. 

 
Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County...
Road access will be a bit limited for the remainder of the spring for some residents and businesses on Newcastle’s eastern edge, but they will be rewarded with significant improvements in the city water system and resurfaced roads when the work is done. A portion of Boyd Avenue, South Summit Avenue...
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 Newcastle City Council will meet with Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Joe Sandrini on April 4 at 6 p.m. to discuss the city’s options for reducing the number of deer living in city limits. The city would work to reduce the population under Chapter 56, a Wyoming Game and Fish...
The Wyoming Business Council has approved the city of Newcastle’s request for $18,750 to look at the feasibility of developing Heritage Park on roughly an acre of land to the north of Pinnacle Bank, according to a Feb. 25 press release.  As previously reported, the city has been working with...
The Weston County Commission voted unanimously on March 1 to set aside $672,000 to pay for setting up county dispatch services, apart from the city. The funds represent the first of two payments coming to the county as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.  As previously reported, tensions between...

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