Weston County commissioners

The case filed by citizen Garrett Borton against Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton, which questioned his ability to serve in the office due to his residency in Crook County, has been dismissed by Sixth Judicial District Court Judge James Michael Causey.  Borton and Barton appeared in court on...
The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved raises for all county employees and elected officials — except for themselves — during their May 3 meeting. The wage increases will cost the county an additional $420,000-plus a year.  As previously reported, Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners is considering raises and cost-of-living increases for employees and elected officials as recommended on April 19 by Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone.  Stone’s proposal for elected officials includes increasing salaries to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted during a special meeting on April 26 to hire a special attorney to represent the county in the lawsuit recently filed against them by the News Letter Journal and several Weston County residents.  They also voted to hire...
The News Letter Journal and Weston County residents Karen Drost, Raymond Norris and Patricia Baumann have filed a petition for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief, and for access to public records, against the Board of Weston County Commissioners in the Sixth Judicial District Court. The...
The News Letter Journal takes great pride in being the watchdog of the community — letting citizens know what local government entities are doing while also doing what we can to hold those groups accountable to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records laws. As community journalists in a free...

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Gillian Sears reads a prepared statement to the Weston County Commissioners on April 5 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. In her statement she said she was expressing concerns that echo the opinions of many concerned citizens about what she believes are illegal activities of Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock regarding bond issues and meeting minutes. Also pictured is Sears’ husband, Chad, and daughter, Laynie, along with a full courtroom of other attendees.

Earlier this month Weston County resident Gillian Sears raised concerns regarding what she claims are potential illegal activities of Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock. Hadlock was not in attendance at the April 5 regular meeting of the Weston County Commissioners when the accusations were made,...
It all comes down to this, months of work on the part of Jeani Stone, the deputy county attorney; Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard; and Newcastle Chief of Police Sam Keller to sort through and hammer out dispatch issues and contracts have finally been completed.  Stone will present the...

Citizen Garrett Borton, left, and Weston County Commissioner — and Crook County resident — Tony Barton, accompanied by lawyer Samuel Yemington, right, discuss the potential dismissal of a case surrounding concerns over Barton’s residency and his continuation as a Weston County commissioner. The dismissal request was heard on March 31 in this Weston County District Courtroom by Judge James Michael Causey. 

 
The dispute over a residency requirement for elected officials officially moved to a legal battlefield last week when citizen Garrett Borton’s complaint against Weston County Commissioner — and Crook County resident — Tony Barton was finally heard in court. Both sides presented their arguments in a...
The Weston County Commission has created a priority list for using American Rescue Plan Act funds that includes several items that will benefit the entire county.  The commissioners have also stated that the county will address employee wages and/or bonuses during budget discussions instead of...

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