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  One of the best things about neighbors is how you can work together with them.  Memorial Day reminds me of that, as I visit the resting place of my late husband. My name’s on the headstone too — I’ll join him there when I die.  Fort Lee Cemetery near Black Thunder Creek, southwest of Newcastle,...
Photo courtesy of Jill Pischke
FFA Saddle and Sirloin Chapter President JJ Lipp reads to elementary students at Newcastle Elementary
School during FFA Week. Lipp and other FFA members who read to the youngsters enjoyed the activity so
much they would like to make it a regular event.
When the 27 members of the Saddle and Sirloin chapter of FFA started planning events for FFA Week, the Newcastle students knew they wanted to do something different — they wanted to engage the community, show appreciation in a lasting way for Newcastle High School staff, and recognize the...
CODY (WNE) — Flights from Cody to Salt Lake City via Delta and SkyWest Airlines are not likely to return in the summer of 2023.   However, Yellowstone Regional Airport Director Aaron Buck said he is hopeful he can bring the flights back in 2024 and beyond, and said he will continue to work with...
POWELL — A Cody lawmaker’s effort to protect rodeos and similar events from animal rights activists cleared a House committee on a unanimous vote last week, overcoming some concerns about unintended consequences.  House...
LOVELL — Those in agriculture can be especially at risk, but the truths in Darla Tyler-McSherry’s talk to the Rocky Mountain FFA Thursday night are universal. The group met Thursday night to discuss a topic not often associated with farmers: mental illness and...

Photo courtesy of Jill Pischke

The Horse Judging Team, from left, are Avery Doyle, Kaitlyn Blumenthal, Brook Martell, Bailey Griffin, Canyon Farnsworth, Brooklyn Benshoof, and Callie Christensen.

 
The Newcastle High School FFA chapter took a road trip to Montana in October, as members from every grade level went to judge livestock and horses. For many of the members, it was one of their first judging trips, but that did not stop any member from reaching high — and winning even higher! The...
In September 2021, Weston County saw an old friend, Hans Hunt, take on a job dealing with agricultural and forestry issues in the office of Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis, with whom Hunt works very closely.  Hunt, as many locals know, grew up on the MW family ranch, south of Newcastle. First elected...

Photo courtesy of Jan Farella 

Joslyn Pischke qualified for goat tying in National Little Britches Rodeo Finals. This is her favorite event because of the harder challenge it presents with the multiple steps involved, including “sticking the landing” as Joslyn is pictured doing here. 

 
Seventh-grader Joslyn Pischke has grown up riding horses on her ranch outside of Newcastle, and this summer she really began to take the reins herself when she qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals held July 3-10 in Guthrie, Okla. “I like the competition. I like going out there. I...

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The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter Ag Sales team, Callie Hiser, Tell Tavegie, Josh Womack, and LaKacee Lipp, pose for a photo after their recent win.

 
The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter are finally able to take a break after a very hectic and rewarding state convention. The chapter competed in State Proficiencies, Ag Sales, Greenhand Quizbowl, Employment Skills, Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Meats Evaluation, Poultry Evaluation, and had...
With the nice weather and spring coming up soon, FFA members are itching to compete in Career and Leadership Development events along with celebrating National FFA Week.  This year, FFA Week will run Feb. 20 through Feb. 26. Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It...

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