Weston County Fairgrounds

Photos courtesy of Weston County Historical Society

Dennis Dixon shakes hands with his son Dwight after receiving the “Champion” trophy for his livestock, above, in this historic photo from the Weston County Fair.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” For as long as most people can remember, the Weston County community has been coming together every August at the Weston County Fairgrounds to celebrate the county fair.  What most people might not...
RPM Days kicked off with Sprint Car Races at the Newcastle Speedway on Friday. This was the first time sprint cars were a part of RPM Days. 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a $17,996,517.11 budget earlier this month that includes adding more funds to reserve accounts, as well as providing for the general operations of the county.  “Weston County does a good job of keeping level; we don’t...

Photo by Walter Sprague/N LJ

With the upcoming Wyoming Fire Convention starting on June 17, fire departments have been practicing their skills in Newcastle. Last week the Wheatland Fire Rescue was practicing at the Newcastle Fire Station. Above Bob Glasson, hoseman from Wheatland, hits the second target in the Around The Horn event. He is backed by NVFD fireman Layne Zerbst.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Whether you like horses, baseball or competitive excitement of the fire-fighting variety, Newcastle is the place to be beginning Thursday, June 17, when the 88th Wyoming State Fireman’s Association Convention and Competition begins and continues throughout the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Racing, power and mud are returning to the Weston County Fairgrounds, thanks to the RPM Days organizers, who are bringing the event back after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This  sixth annual event will feature the truck tug of war, mud volleyball,...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

2020 Mini sprint Car NOW600 Mountain West Region champion, Ryan Fulk, in car No. 11.

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, and with them, a new season of sprint car races is upon us. With drivers expected from South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and even as far as Missouri, local racers will be competing for another few months of fast...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Easter Bunny and eggs and cookies, oh my! Kids attending the Easter Carnival hosted by the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce will be able to get their hands on all three, according to Barbie Turner, the chamber’s co-director.  On April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Despite some opposition, the Weston County Commission agreed to support a proposed agreement between the Weston County Sheriff’s Office/Weston County Search and Rescue and the Weston County Fair Board for use of the youth building at the fairgrounds.  On Jan. 19,...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

Local metal worker Joe Dixon with JD Fab & Design created the Kilpatrick Park sign that will welcome visitors at the center entrance to the park at the Weston County Fairgrounds. The purchase of the sign was made possible by the Weston County Travel Commission and Nancy and Donley Darnell.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In 1935, the Kilpatrick brothers of Beatrice, Nebraska, former owners of Cambria Fuel Co., gifted Weston County a 36-acre tract of land with the sole purpose of creating a local racing track, according to the Nov. 15, 1935, edition of the News Letter Journal.  “This...
Fairgrounds budget restored Special meeting scheduled to talk money woes Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Despite the return of $17,000 to its budget on Aug. 20 by the county commissioners, Weston County Fair Board members still worry about loss of revenue and meeting expenses....

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