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Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Spider webs, fake blood and horrifying animatronics now fill the old tire shop that has become FrightMare on Main Street just in time for Halloween.  For the third year,  friends Kellie Taylor and Robert and Natasha Miller are bringing screams to Newcastle with their...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   On a 3-2 vote, the Weston County Commissioners approved a road use and fire agreement with ONEOK Inc. during their regular meeting on Oct. 16. ONEOK has not yet issued a response to the approved agreement.  The road use and fire agreement has been in the works since...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The Newcastle City Council is currently reviewing a snow removal policy draft for the city. The policy, according to City Engineer Mike Moore, is a written document describing the policy that has been used in previous years.  “The policy is more or less guidelines for...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Newcastle appears poised to have one of the wettest years in its history, according to Melissa Smith, a National Weather Service hydrologist in Rapid City.  Along with record-setting precipitation, Newcastle is no longer categorized as being in drought conditions,...
Christ Episcopal Church welcomed its new deacon, the Rev. Wendy Owens, on Sunday, Sept. 16.   “We’re thrilled to have Deacon Wendy serving our church,” said Mike Hutchinson, senior warden of Christ Church.  “The people of Christ Church have been so welcoming. I have felt right at home ever since I...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   As evacuation drills go, Denise Bradshaw considers the one carried out Oct. 11 at Little Ones Child Care in Newcastle a “complete success.” The emergency management coordinator for the Weston County Department of Homeland Security, said the evacuation drill involved...
Shane Sellers NLJ Reporter   Officials at Weston County School District #1 expressed concern for the well-being of a number of children in the community in a letter sent to parents and other stakeholders earlier this month, and school board members were told at their meeting last week that the...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Online subscriptions are now available through the News Letter Journal’s new website, which launched Sept. 13, according to online editor Bri Brasher.  “There are teaser stories each week that people can read for free, but for the others they have to pony up and buy a...
When photographer Emily Hartinger opened Skull Creek Studio in early March, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.  Initially, it was an opportunity to open up her photography studio to local artists and designers with unique arts and crafts to sell. For a minimal monthly rent,...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Precipitation and cooler temperatures have led to both the Weston County Fire District and Bureau of Land Management removing their fire bans. “Due to current precipitation and forecasted cooler temperatures throughout Weston County for the foreseeable future, the Open...

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