Weston County Wyoming

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Allison Farella, new school nurse in Newcastle, was recently honored in the Rapid City Journal’s 2022 Nurses Contest, receiving the People’s Choice Award.  Pictured is Allison’s family, from left: Camryn, Chuck, Allison and Carter.

  KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Allison Farella just always knew she wanted to be a nurse. With a desire to help people and a natural caring personality, it only seemed natural. Now, after being a nurse for over a decade, she was recently honored for excellence in her field.  Farella is a...
For the second month in a row, Weston County experienced an increase in the unemployment rate, according to the March 28 report from the Research and Planning office of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  From December 2021 to January 2022, the county’s unemployment rate increased from 1...

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Straitor Clark, Sundance rancher, was recently honored posthumously by the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame for his life full of hard work and cowboying. Top photos, Clark working hard on the ranch and with his team of horses. Janet Hutchinson, his daughter, says that her father was always characterized by his work ethic. 

Pictured is Clark and his wife, Elaine, the year they got married, above, and for their 50th wedding anniversary, at left.

 

 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The founding of the West and its way of life are built on the backs of many hardworking men and women, including Straitor Clark, a Sundance rancher who was born at the foot of the Inyan Kara Mountain in 1912. Clark was recently inducted, posthumously, into the...
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County legislators had money on their mind during the 2022 legislative session. Legislators distributed more money than ever before, Rep. Barry Crago, R-Buffalo, said during a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce lunch Monday. They not only set the budget for the next two fiscal...
CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.  The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.  Data also shows more...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming will soon receive National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula funds to use to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development, especially charging stations, around the state.  The funding is part of the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),...
GILLETTE (WNE) – Entrance fees for Devils Tower National Monument will only be accepted as card or digital payments starting on April 1. Part of the move to stop accepting cash to enter the park came as a means to cut down the time employees spend managing cash. It also would increase the amount of...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — A 61-year-old University of Wyoming professor has died after being caught in a backcountry avalanche while skiing in western Wyoming near the Idaho border.  Jay Norton, a UW Extension soil fertility specialist, was skiing March 17 in the Game Creek drainage on the western slope of...

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