Weston County

Melissa Stroh recently published her first series, “Tale of the Clans,” a 20-plus-year
project. The setting of the plot is inspired by 10th century Ireland towards the end of the Viking
era and is meant to be an “adventure-laden escape” leading readers back to God, their “first
love.”
Weston County has yet another published author in the books, so to speak, after Melissa Stroh began rapid releasing the first four books of her “Tale of the Clans” series, a project that has been 20 years in the making. “If you’re looking for a Hallmark story, my stories are not it,” Stroh said. “...
Newcastle City Council Meeting, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, Wyoming.
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 Wyoming Department of Transportation is still searching for a resident engineer to live in Newcastle and work out of the local office, according to District 4 engineer Scott Taylor. The opening is the result of the resignation of John Leahy this past summer.  “We have been advertising since...
CASPER — After initially saying he would vote for a Republican write-in candidate in Senate District 1, Rep. Bill Fortner, who lost in that primary race, has distanced himself from all candidates and says he doesn’t plan to vote at all in that race.  In fact, following a particularly vicious...
Weston County’s August unemployment rate remained unchanged from the 2.2% reported for July, according to the Sept. 19 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  Statewide, the unemployment rate was 3.1% in August, with the national rate being 3.7%,...

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Mike Zkiab works on a computer during the free computer clinic he and Jim Hurley hold at the Weston County Senior Center on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Although Hurley was unable to attend this week’s clinic due to his dog’s illness, the two enjoy helping people out with their computer problems because it allows them to grow in their knowledge and experience. 

 
The law of entropy demands that everything decays over time, and that is just as true in the computer world as it is in the natural world. Computers start off new and shiny, but eventually they start slowing down until it’s time to retire them to the landfill.  But thanks to the computer expertise...
The second program for the 31st season of the Weston County Concert Association will be on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium. The Cambria String Band will take the stage, giving the audience a taste of music with roots in both Wyoming and South Dakota. Larry Roetzel, the founder of the...
It was hot, it was dusty, and it was ripe with adversity.  The Dogie Cross Country team was in the same boat as all runners at the meet in Sturgis Thursday, as each had to suffer through some miserable conditions. The challenges presented proved themselves difficult as nearly every participant put...
The Bureau of Land Management has started revising the agency’s 1999 Newcastle Resource Management Plan, a document that guides the management of the 292,000 surface acres and 1.6 million acres of mineral estate in Niobrara, Weston and Crook counties, according to Tyson Finnicum, public affairs...

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