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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...

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...
Newcastle voters will be faced with a crowded ballot in this fall’s school board election, but Upton voters won’t be asked to make any difficult choices for the available seats on that town’s school board. Filing for trustee positions on both boards of trustees in Weston County’s two school...
Filings for board positions on both Weston County school districts will continue through Aug. 29, and while voters in the Newcastle area are already guaranteed of having choices on the ballot in November, there has been little interest shown in serving on the Upton board. To date, one candidate has...
Upton’s desire to have a hotel is on standby after the Upton Wyoming Hotel, LLC, initiated a lawsuit against BriMark Builders Construction, LLC. BriMark was hired to build the Cobblestone Hotel, according to an Aug. 3 press release.  “UWH has been attempting to resolve the issues with BriMark;...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Upton is on its way to becoming the first location in the western hemisphere to have a demonstration-scale rare earths processing and separation plant, according to Rare Element Resources consultant George Byers. A plan that has been in the making for several years...

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Lori Materi, daughter of pilot Lawrence Materi, decided to get her pilot license about 10 years ago, even though she was terrified of flying as a child. Now, she continues to keep his memory alive high up in the sky.

 

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Lawrence Materi left his family with a legacy that touched the sky, even after he died in 1998. The avid pilot’s first introduction to flying was when he was a navigator aboard a Boeing B-29 in World War II. After coming home, he purchased a plane and began flying to help with ranch chores. Later, he began his drilling company, Materi Exploration, and used air planes in his operations to fly crews and equipment. 

 

 

Lori Materi remembers flying almost everywhere growing up.  It was just something her family did, and they rarely drove long distances. Her father, Lawrence Materi, can be credited with the legacy he left to his family — a legacy that reached new heights and allowed him and his family many...
  400 Stampede St., Newcastle (307) 746-4775   Weston County Public Health’s Director of Services Sarah Gregory’s main objective is to provide quality nursing services to the community and make sure that the services they provide get to the people that need them, and they have plenty of...
  1124 Washington Blvd., Newcastle (307) 746-2425 717 Pine St., Upton (307) 468-2302   Weston County Pharmacy is conveniently located in the front of Weston County Health Services and is now open 7 days a week. The pharmacy is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday...
  1121 Washington Blvd., Newcastle (307)746-6720 717 Pine St., Upton (307)468-2302   Weston County Health Services strives to provide the best possible medical care to Weston County. In 2021, purchasing both clinics helped add to the medical services we could provide. Both Weston County...

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