Newcastle City Council

Newcastle Police Department is down to two full-time officers, Peg Miles and Lance Riebel, after officer Laramie Frank resigned, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported on Nov. 21 during the regular Newcastle City Council meeting. The latest resignation comes on the heels of the announcement that the new...
Tallgrass Landscape Architecture LLC, of Custer, South Dakota, has completed a feasibility study for the proposed Heritage Park near Pinnacle Bank.  Mike Fridell of Tallgrass presented the study, displaying the park design, maintenance, cost estimations and economic impact, to Newcastle City...
  City: New ordinance increases safety and ability to remove snow. Residents’ concerns noted but ordinance stands.   On Nov. 7, the Newcastle City Council reviewed an ordinance regulating the parking and placement of recreational vehicles and trailers on public property within city limits after...
Newcastle is one step closer to adopting a backyard chicken ordinance — a proposal that has been months in the making — when the City Council approved the ordinance on first reading at its Nov. 7 meeting.  Before the meeting, the Newcastle Planning Commission board reviewed the ordinance and made...
A much needed biosolids removal project for Newcastle’s sewer lagoons will cost $1.3 million, according to Greg Stumpff, public works supervisor. The City Council awarded the bid to Midwest Injection Inc. in October, the only contractor to bid on the project. Midwest has previously completed work...
Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barbie Turner and board President Sandy Martin both resigned from their respective roles on Nov. 8, hours after the duo engaged in a heated exchange with city leaders during a presentation to the Newcastle City Council. According to a letter provided by...

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Harriet Hageman, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, WY, stopped in Newcastle a few days prior to election day, on Sunday, Nov. 6, and spoke to constituents. Hageman also answered questions from those who attended the event that was held at the Newcastle Lodge & Convention Center. Emalee Sweet, who previously worked as an assistant for Hageman during her campaign, and Sweet’s brother, Clay, visit with Hageman prior to the event.

 
The 2022 General Election sees many incumbents maintaining their positions locally as well as seats across the state, although several newcomers will be joining the ranks, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial results.  Newcomers to Weston County School District No. 1’s Board of Trustees will be...
After roughly five months without a certified police chief, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported that the Newcastle City Council has extended an offer of employment to someone it hopes will step in as the city’s new police chief.  According to Gualtieri, Charles “Chuck” Bowles has accepted the offer to...
The city of Newcastle is slowly getting the components in place to complete its dispatch and police department move to City Hall, according to IT director Leann Cox. No clear official move date has been announced by the city, an uncertainty that hampers the timing of the county’s own dispatch...
The Newcastle Planning Commission board voted to send the chicken ordinance, with recommended revisions, back to the Newcastle City Council at their special meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 20.  It was agreed that City Attorney Dublin Hughes would edit the verbiage in the document based on the...

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