Newcastle City Council

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When Mayor Pam Gualtieri was officially sworn in on Jan. 4 she vacated her Newcastle City Council seat, resulting in a vacancy. The council is currently soliciting letters through Jan. 22  from those wishing to serve on the council.  “The mayor and council decided to...

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Pam Gualtieri poses for a photo with Randy Rossman as Rossman picks up the wreath he purchased through an online bid during the Pinnacle Bank Festival of Wreaths. The event almost did not happen in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, but Gualtieri volunteered to help organize an online event instead. Gualtieri, with her husband Chris, own the Pizza Barn and The Antlers in Newcastle. In November she was voted in as Newcastle’s new mayor.

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   “I’m tired of the way things are done!” Pam Gualtieri said at the Candidate Forum for the Weston County Republican Party on Aug. 12. Gualtieri was the last speaker at the forum, which was held at the Newcastle Lodge. Her passion and message presented a...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   City engineer Mike Moore estimates that sludge removal at the city of Newcastle’s sewer lagoon will cost $500,000, if addressed in the near future, according to information he provided during a sewer committee meeting on Dec. 7. “We could wait, but it will cost more...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In the general election race that probably drew the most interest in Newcastle in 2020, Mayor-elect Pam Gualtieri (823) was able to edge out Newcastle City Council President Don Steveson (550). Steveson lost election to former mayor Deb Piana in 2016, but has led the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Newcastle City Council voted to appointed Sam Keller as the city’s new police chief and advertise for two patrol officers during the council’s Sept. 21 meeting. The two officer positions are the patrol position left after Keller’s promotion to chief and one that...
On July 10, in an email titled “thank you,” Deb Piana announced her resignation to the Newcastle City Council and Clerk-Treasurer Greg James. Elected in 2016, Piana was up for re-election in 2020 and had not filed to re-run for the seat prior to deadlines.  “It has been a pleasure working with...
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...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   After receiving the support of Weston County School District No. 1, a local parent group headed by Sean Crabtree and Ty Checketts asked the Newcastle City Council on Jan. 6 to put an officer in the local schools. The group also asked for continued transparency...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   City-provided cardboard services are in need of adjustment, according to City Engineer Mike Moore, because Specific Steel has discontinued recycling cardboard taken to its Rapid City location by city employees.  The Newcastle City Council’s sanitation committee had...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Despite concerns about proposed water and garbage collection rate increases, the Newcastle City Council voted unanimously on July 1 to approve the ordinance setting the increases.  According to City Clerk-Treasurer Greg James, water rates will increase by 18% or $2....

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