Crook County

Bruce Moats, the attorney representing the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Bauman and Raymond Norris, has filed a motion in the District Court for the Sixth Judicial District to amend the complaint against the Board of Weston County Commissioners to include text messages in which county...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February.   Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’...
SUNDANCE (WNE) — Sundance will soon play host to the headquarters of the newest chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a grassroots political advocacy group that will now have a presence in 36 states.  Heading up the Wyoming chapter as its new state director will be Tyler Lindholm, who says he...

Brett Sundstrom, who has been homeless, talked last month about his time living at the Brookstreet Inn in Gillette. The inn, part of the YES House’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project, helped Sundstrom get back onto his feet. He now lives at Gillette College while he earns a degree there. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

GILLETTE — Brett Sundstrom has been homeless since April 2021. That month, he made the decision that he would rather be homeless than stay in the home he grew up in any longer. He was being neglected, and said his self-esteem and respect for himself had bottomed out. “The worst part about it was...

Photo courtesy of Bobbie Jo Tysdal

David Tysdal of Newcastle has been appointed to the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation Board of Trustees.

 
David Tysdal was recently appointed to the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation Board of Trustees at the organization’s state meeting in Casper at the beginning of December. Tysdal has served on the Weston County Natural Resource District board for eight years, and he has been the chairman for two...
Between now and April, the Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office intends to burn various slash piles on agency-administered lands in both Crook and Weston counties, according to a Dec. 12 press release from the agency.  “All prescribed burn projects are conducted in accordance with...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Two men who drove onto the frozen Keyhole Reservoir trying to rescue a man missing in the water became lost in the open water themselves Thursday night and were found dead Sunday. The man who was first lost in the water, along with another man who rode with the two found Sunday,...
CROOK COUNTY—Rep. Chip Neiman (R-Hulett) likens his first term in the Wyoming Legislature to being a newly married youngster responsible for a 2-month-old baby.  “I had flippin’ no idea what I was doing,” Neiman said from the living room of his ranch home. A newcomer to politics in general, that’s...
At 2.2% Weston County’s unemployment rate for October was the lowest in the state, according to the Nov. 21 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  Weston County has maintained a 2.1% or 2.2% unemployment rate for most of the year, the report says....

Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, during a Republican Party Meet and Greet prior to the 2022 primary election. 

Legislators who represent Weston County occupy leadership spots in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate after Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, was elected Senate president and Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, was elected majority floor leader for the 67th Wyoming Legislature...

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