Newcastle Ambulance Service

With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With a lack of volunteers in both Upton (pop.  1,075) and Osage (pop. 152), the Weston County commissioners say they are still concerned about emergency medical services in those two communities, despite the recent purchase of Newcastle Ambulance Service by Campbell...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Roger Hespe, owner of Newcastle Ambulance Service, announced on May 28 that Campbell County Health will be purchasing, for $1.23 million, and taking over the ambulance service in Weston County beginning July 1.  After announcing his retirement earlier this year,...

A Newcastle Ambulance Service vehicle in a Newcastle parade in 2020.

 
Daniel Bendtsen WyoFile.com   The historic revenue crisis facing Wyoming’s state, county and municipal governments is threatening to claim yet another casualty: universally available ambulance service. The state-wide problem is perhaps most acute in Fremont County, where a five-year-old cost-saving...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Roger Hespe, owner of Newcastle Ambulance Service, assured both the board of Weston County Commissioners and the Weston County Health Services board of trustees that the county would not be without an ambulance service. Hespe, who plans to retire and to sell his...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The future of ambulance services in Newcastle and Weston County is uncertain after Roger Hespe, owner of Newcastle Ambulance Service, announced his plans to retire on Facebook and in a letter addressed to the City of Newcastle in June of this year.  According to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The amount budgeted to service providers makes up less than 1% of Newcastle’s total budget, according to Councilman Don Steveson. Still, the City Council has asked those providers to defend their budget requests before the upcoming budget planning for fiscal year...

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