Weston County Sheriff's Office

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...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

On April 11, during one of several dispatch meetings held over the last year, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller, Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge, and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard sat together at the front of the room. During the meeting, deputy county attorney Jeani Stone presented the options that each of the involved entities would have to consider moving forward. 

 
Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard told the Board of Weston County Commissioners on Nov. 2 that he is happy with the progress he has made in addressing dispatch issues with Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller.  Keller told the News Letter Journal that he, Colvard and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The presence of uniformed Weston County Sheriff’s deputies at a county commissioners meeting isn’t necessarily unusual,  but two being posted on either side of the door is rare. When asked by the News Letter Journal via a Nov. 8 email about the presence of the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When approached on Nov. 2 by several concerned citizens regarding its secret vote for House District 2 Rep. J.D. Williams to replace former Rep. Hans Hunt after his resignation in September, the five-member Board of Weston County Commissioners had little to say,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   According to Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard, details regarding the city of Newcastle’s report to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation about an incident in which deputies from the sheriff’s department took photos of dispatch equipment were different...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   As the dispatch services saga in Weston County continues, Newcastle Mayor Pam Gualtieri told the Board of Weston County Commissioners on Oct. 5 that the city must file a report with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation regarding an incident in which...

Paul Manders booking photo provided by Weston County Sheriff's Office.

Paul Manders has officially been charged with second degree murder following a shooting in Osage on July 27, 2021. The name of the victim has not yet been released.  Bond was set at $150,000, cash or commercial surety bond, by Circuit Court Judge Mathew Castano following a brief initial hearing for...
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...
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,...

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