Daren Downs

The Newcastle City Council has voted to end the discussion on possibly dissolving the Newcastle Police Department and moving all city police services to the Weston County Sheriff’s Office.    As previously reported by the News Letter Journal, Councilman Tyrel Owens first suggested on Sept. 5 that...
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MINUTES Monday, May 15, 2023   Mayor Gualtieri called this regular meeting of the Newcastle City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Council members Don Steveson, Ann McColley, Daren Downs, Tyrel Owens, John Butts and Tom Voss. Also present...

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Daren Downs, nominee for the 2022 Person of the Year, in the ticket booth at the Dogie Theatre.

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   Service to Newcastle on the City Council combined with efforts to preserve the city’s history have earned Daren Downs a nomination for Newcastle 2022 Person of the Year.  Downs owns the old Craig Chevrolet on Main Street and recently purchased the Dogie...
The Wyoming State Historical Society held its annual awards luncheon on Sept. 10 in Wheatland, Wyo. Several Weston County residents received awards this year, all nominated by the Weston County Historical Society. KateLynn Slaamot won first place in the Newspapers category with her ongoing piece, “...
While working at the Dogie Theatre for nearly a decade, Daren Downs said, he knew he always wanted to run a theater on his own someday. That dream turned into a reality when he became the new owner of the theater on July 1.  Downs purchased the Dogie Theatre, previously owned and operated by the...

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