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The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved raises for all county employees and elected officials — except for themselves — during their May 3 meeting. The wage increases will cost the county an additional $420,000-plus a year.  As previously reported, Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners is considering raises and cost-of-living increases for employees and elected officials as recommended on April 19 by Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone.  Stone’s proposal for elected officials includes increasing salaries to...
I have been asked on more than one occasion why I felt it was the newspaper’s responsibility to hold local governments accountable for adhering to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records law, and my answer has always been the same: Because somebody has to do it. The idea that elected officials...
Vote is concerning   To the Editor, Elected officials hiding votes to avoid criticism? Are we in Weston County or Washington? I’m ashamed of this happening locally.  Our representatives are supposed to represent us, not lie to us and hide from us. We are less than a year from a vote and I hope the...
Conflict of interest?    Dear Editor,     The 5/27/21 edition of the News Letter Journal’s article entitled “Taylor wants to close bypass” has captured the attention of many residents of this area. While a number of conversations  have been centered on the logistics of the matter and how something...
W ith the dawn of a new year, we naturally look to the future and express our hopes and expectations for the coming year.  Now is a good time to do the same for Wyoming politics, as our state’s voters and elected officials will have important decisions to make in the next twelve months.  The...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   A piece of legislation drafted in response to a lack of clarity in current state statute regarding residency requirements for elected officials that was revealed by a court case in Weston County last summer died in the Wyoming Senate on Tuesday. After several...

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