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Students throughout Weston County have the opportunity to audition for a part in “Space School Musical,” with performers from the Black Hills Playhouse, in conjunction with the Weston County Concert Association.    Jan Ellis, president of the concert association, told the News Letter Journal that...
Weston County School District No. 1 leadership has prepared three different calendars for the 2023-24 school year, and the board of trustees is seeking public comment as they decide which one of them to approve. “It is that time of the year. The sooner it is set the better. It helps with planning...

June brought with it sunny weather and outdoor events, including RPM Days, held at the Weston County Fairgrounds. In the photo above, captured by Walter Sprague, children braved the deep mud during the bubble gum race. Below, after the races, the Brandon Jones Band from Rapid City, S.D., gave a spirited concert — which was unfortunately cut short when the weather took a turn for the worse (photo by Walter Sprague).

 
The year 2022 was packed with its fair share of interesting ups and downs for Weston County, and there was especially a lot of change in the local government. New faces will appear on the Wyoming State Legislature as well as the city council, county commission board and the school board, with the...
Due to illness among performers, coupled with unpredictable weather, the choir concerts for Newcastle High and Newcastle Middle schools have been postponed until Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.  While all absences cannot be attributed to illness, all three schools in Weston County School District No. 1 have...

Sheriff Bryan Colvard gave out the first round of the Sheriff and Chief’s Club Award to Davyn Hoffman, Kyndal Von Eye and Dane Crabtree, three of the six individuals at Newcastle Middle School who received the award. The first award, given to a boy and a girl from each grade, was awarded on Oct. 27 during the school’s excellence assembly. 

 
Every month, students from Newcastle Elementary School are recognized by their teachers for good citizenship, and thanks to the help of Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard and the department’s community service officer, Becky Swentesky, Newcastle Middle School students are also being recognized by...
Cold and flu season has officially begun, and although the COVID-19 pandemic is considered over, local health professionals are seeing an increase in confirmed cases of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (or RSV), as well as COVID-19, in the community.  “So, right now, we are looking at...
As the fentanyl problem grows across the country and state, Weston County has managed to avoid seeing issues with the opioid, according to Sheriff Bryan Colvard. “Knock on wood, I don’t want to say it out loud.  … To my knowledge, we have not had any issues with fentanyl,” Colvard said. “It is...
Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School are preparing improvement plans to submit to the state after the schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations”  by the Wyoming Department of Education.  “School performance is evaluated on a combination of student performance...

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Carter Farella, 13, shot this 7-by-6-foot bull elk on Sept. 1 while hunting with his dad and friends, including Clay Sweet, pictured. 

 
It was a hot summer morning when 13-year-old Carter Farella raced the sunrise with his dad, Chuck, and their friends, the Sweets, to get an early start to elk hunting south of the LAK Ranch on opening day, Sept. 1. “We went with a couple of friends because we had the same tag,” Farella said.  He...
In a drought-ridden agricultural region, it really feels wrong to complain about moisture, but when it comes to outdoor sports, rain really throws a wrench into the works, and that was exactly what happened last Thursday as the Newcastle Cross Country team went to Custer for its weekly competition...

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