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Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The city of Newcastle and the Newcastle Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 25 trees near the baseball complex in Newcastle on May 10 at 2 p.m. It has been the tradition in Newcastle to plant trees for Arbor Day. As in previous years, one tree will have a...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The new chairman of the Weston County Republican Party board is Kari Drost, a relative newcomer to Newcastle and even newer to the local Republican Party. Drost has quickly moved through the ranks of the local political organization, hoping to increase community...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   LeAnn Kenagy and Ashley Tupper will join the Weston County Health Services board of trustees after a vote by the board on April 18. The two women, both with backgrounds in health care, will become the sixth and seventh board members. The board opted last month to...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   RT Communications began phase 4 of its fiber optics project in Newcastle the week of April 8. RT began installing fiber optic lines near Wood Street to the north of the railroad tracks, according to project engineer Levi Buck. The project has a 90-day contract with wrap...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   A new study has found that Wyoming is the No. 1 state in danger of having a doctor shortage in coming years. The April 2019 study by TheSeniorList.com is accurate, according to Weston County Health Services CEO Maureen Cadwell.  “There is a concern in recruiting primary...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The northeastern counties in Wyoming, including Weston County, recorded the highest annual increase in the cost of living in the state at 4.8 percent, according to a report from the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   “There is widespread concern over black-tailed prairie dogs, population viability, control efforts and natural occurrences such as disease. There is also concern over the prairie dog’s potential impact on public health, infrastructure, and the local agriculture meeting...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Weston County’s population continues to decline, according to an April 18 report from the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information.  Weston County joins 12 other counties in the state who experienced a decrease in population...

Ed Merrill, Bailey Eitel and Paul Eitel listen intently to presenters at the second annual Wyoming Beef Symposium on April 12 at the Weston County Events Center. The event featured several speakers focusing on sustainability in the ranching industry. (Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ)

Audubon: ‘We now think ranching is good for the environment.’ Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The second annual Wyoming Beef Symposium, held in Newcastle on April 12, featured several speakers. The symposium’s main focus was beef sustainability, financial sustainability and certifications to help...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   “Newcastle as a whole is really starting to show its age,” according to City Engineer Mike Moore.  Several water lines throughout Newcastle, six in the past two months, have experienced breaks, with several being caused by the age of the infrastructure lying under city...

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