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The second program for the 31st season of the Weston County Concert Association will be on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium. The Cambria String Band will take the stage, giving the audience a taste of music with roots in both Wyoming and South Dakota. Larry Roetzel, the founder of the...
It was hot, it was dusty, and it was ripe with adversity.  The Dogie Cross Country team was in the same boat as all runners at the meet in Sturgis Thursday, as each had to suffer through some miserable conditions. The challenges presented proved themselves difficult as nearly every participant put...

Photo courtesy of Emily Hartinger

Kori Hartinger, 8, and her mom, Emily Hartinger, converted this mini horse trailer together for their newest business venture, Gourmet Coolers. Kori sold unique lemonade flavors to customers at the farmer’s market this summer. 

 
When school is out of session and the spring days turn into hot summer scorchers, it is not unusual to see kids selling cold, refreshing lemonade to earn some extra cash.  That’s just what 8-year-old Kori Hartinger enjoyed doing in front of Skull Creek Studios and Boutique, owned by her mother...
It’s that time of year again for hunters to don their camouflage, load up their firearms and bows and head into the quiet serenity of the wilderness to see if they’re lucky enough to bring home wild game. Local Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Joe Sandrini projected what the 2022...
In the most recent episode of the city of Newcastle and Weston County Board of Commissioners dispatch saga, the city warned the county in a letter that the contract for dispatch services would be terminated in 60 days if a new agreement was not met. The commissioners discussed the letter during...
A video circulating on Facebook features an intense flare at the Wyoming Refining Co. in Newcastle on Sept. 10. The video depicts flares shooting into the sky with a heavy plume of black smoke accompanying the flames.  The video sparked concerns among several people, which were made public through...
The Lady Dogie swim team made the long haul to Worland last Friday for a quinquangular meet and then went on to Powell for an invitational meet on Saturday. Head coach Doug Scribner admitted that his team swam a little tired over the course of the two days, however there were still some...

Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ

The Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run group decided to come into Newcastle for lunch at Pizza Hut on Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the tractors can only go about 15 miles per hour, the run into Newcastle and back took about eight hours. Above, participants as they get ready to have lunch at Pizza Hut in Newcastle. Below, a vintage tractor is carefully backed into a space at the Pizza Hut parking lot.

 
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Newcastle was mildly overrun by a slow-moving and colorful invasion from the east. For the first time in four years, the Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run came to town. It tries to do one every two years, but its last run was in 2018. When COVID hit, the organization had to...
Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce President Sandy Martin again approached the Weston County commissioners, this time at the body’s Sept.  6 meeting, to discuss the Weston County Fair Board and her dissatisfaction with the News Letter Journal’s coverage of the issue.   “Once again, the paper got it...

Photo courtesy of Anna Miller Museum

Farella Family artifacts are currently on display at the Anna Miller Museum in Newcastle. The Weston County Museum District is seeking stories and artifacts about local families or businesses to be on display at either the Anna Miller Museum or the Red Onion Museum in Upton.

 
The Weston County Museum District is seeking stories and artifacts from the public about local businesses and ranches, to be displayed at either the Anna Miller Museum in Newcastle or the Red Onion Museum in Upton. Stories, with any accompanying artifacts, will be on display for a three-month...

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