Weston County Health Services

Everyday mask use and routine COVID-19 testing for staff are no longer required at Weston County Health Services and the Manor after a Sept. 23 update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Masks and regular testing have been required at the facility for over two years, according to...
A video circulating on Facebook features an intense flare at the Wyoming Refining Co. in Newcastle on Sept. 10. The video depicts flares shooting into the sky with a heavy plume of black smoke accompanying the flames.  The video sparked concerns among several people, which were made public through...
The new south wing added to the Manor during the remodel and expansion of the Weston County Health Services hospital facility remains unused, except for its use for treating COVID patients during the last month.  According to CEO Maureen Cadwell, the space remains unavailable for housing Manor...
Weston County’s unemployment fell to 2.3% in July as businesses across Newcastle have had to resort to limiting hours and even closing completely due to staffing shortages.  In recent weeks, Family Dollar, Wayback Burgers and The West End have all closed and/or limited their hours of operations due...
A newcomer to Weston County has been chosen to join the Weston County Health Services board of trustees. Dorothy Briggs was appointed after trustees met in a July 21 executive session to select a new member from among six interested candidates. Briggs will fill the seat left vacant by the...
Diverting from normal practice to allow board members time to digest information about a full slate of candidates, the Weston County Health Services board of trustees tabled the appointment of a new board member until its July meeting. On June 16, the board met with Esther Murray, Dorothy Briggs,...
With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...
The Weston County Health Services board of trustees approved a $26,486,368 preliminary budget for fiscal year 2023 on May 15. The budget includes expenditures and revenue from the hospital, as well as the Newcastle and Upton clinics and pharmacies.  “We’ve kept everything pretty status quo,” CEO...
In spite of a global pandemic and a downturn in the state’s energy economy, the pennies you pledged to support the local hospital piled up faster than expected and people who spend money in Weston County are about to get an early tax break. That’s because the specific purpose sales tax implemented...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Four members of the Weston County Health Services board of trustees were just selected by voters in this month’s special district election, but the board is already putting out a call in search of another individual interested in filling an open seat on the board....

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