News

Photos courtesy of Belinda Chesbro

Ray and Shirley Bergquist recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple met on a blind date at the Flying V for a St. Patrick’s Day dance.

 
50 years ago, Ray Bergquist and Shirley Schwarze Cattles, with some encouragement from friends, set out on a blind date to the Flying V for a St. Patrick’s Day dance.  There were a few sparks on that blind date and it led to a few more dates. Before long, fate was sealed and a new family was...
Parade of Lights sponsored by the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce is still on despite recent resignations from both Director Barbie Turner and board President Sandy Martin.  Following the Nov. 8 resignations, a letter to chamber members received by the News Letter Journal stated that the future...

Photo by Hannah Gross/NLJ

The Weston County Museum District presented “The History of Espionage” on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, at the Weston County Event Center. The presentation, given by Linda Nessul, covered approximately 3,000 years of history, including the development of spy techniques, gadgets and the influence of technology.

 
Despite the bitter cold temperatures and biting wind, nearly a dozen people bundled up to attend the “History of Espionage” presentation given by Weston County Museum board member Linda Nessul at the Weston County Event Center on Thursday morning, Nov. 17.  From spies invading Jericho in biblical...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Samuel, Joseph, Esther, and Julia Ferguson sing a quartet during rehearsal for the Weston County Christmas Cantata Choir on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

 
After bringing Christmas alive with a concert for the past 15 years, the community cantata choir doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This year’s cantata, directed by Walter Sprague, is scheduled to sing “Love Came Down at Christmas,” by Joel Ramey, on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Crouch Auditorium....

NLJ file photo

Pinnacle Bank has been auctioning off donated Christmas wreaths and trees at its annual “Festival of Trees” for nearly two decades to raise money for local nonprofits. 

 
Pinnacle Bank is hosting its 19th annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Weston County Senior Services Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m.  The money raised by Festival of Trees goes to local nonprofit organizations as a way to give back to the community, according to Pinnacle Bank...
Newcastle Police Department is down to two full-time officers, Peg Miles and Lance Riebel, after officer Laramie Frank resigned, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported on Nov. 21 during the regular Newcastle City Council meeting. The latest resignation comes on the heels of the announcement that the new...

Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, during a Republican Party Meet and Greet prior to the 2022 primary election. 

Legislators who represent Weston County occupy leadership spots in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate after Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, was elected Senate president and Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, was elected majority floor leader for the 67th Wyoming Legislature...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Public Health Response Coordinator Edward Hinzman reported Tuesday high levels of community transmission of COVID-19, as well as a high rank for COVID-19 in the community.  As of Tuesday, 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases were active and two probable cases were active....
SUNDANCE (WNE) — Ongoing problems with the electronic medical records system have led to serious issues with cash flow at Crook County Medical Services District. Though she expects the business office to catch up with the billing soon, CEO Micki Lyons requested a transfer of $500,000 from the board...
CASPER (WNE) — A Rock Springs man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the kidnapping and sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.  A judge on Tuesday sentenced Luis Saavedra Villa, 44, to 125 years in prison for the crimes, which took place in June.  Saavedra Villa was already a...

News Letter Journal

News Letter Journal
14 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 40
Newcastle, WY 82701
Ph: (307) 746-2777
Fax: (307) 746-2660

Email Us

Facebook

Please Login for Premium Content