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Weston County School District No. 1 accepted more staff resignations from its special education department at the board of trustees meeting on Feb. 14, leaving the district with openings for special education teachers and special education paraprofessionals for the 2024-25 school year. All three...
BUFFALO — Mail sent from Johnson County could be routed through Billings, Montana, instead of Casper under a U.S. Postal Service proposal.   The proposal, currently in the public comment and review phase, would repurpose a processing and distribution center in Casper as a local processing center,...

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CHEYENNE — The clock is ticking as lawmakers debate around a dozen property tax related bills before a Friday deadline.   Although all draft legislation must be passed by then on third reading in the bill’s house of origin before heading to the other chamber, meeting what is called a crossover...

Rep. Cyrus Western (R-Big Horn) during Wyoming’s 2024 budget session. (Ashton J. Hacke/Wyofile)

FROM WYOFILE:    One committee’s actions could be rendered null and void by the larger House’s budget amendment.   The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to strip 75% of proposed funding from the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline’s trust fund. That left $10 million.     However, late Monday...
RIVERTON (WNE) — Police are investigating the death of a man in Riverton after his body was discovered Monday.    Police were called to the corner of East Park Avenue and North Sixth Street East on Monday at 9:30 a.m. near the Saint James Episcopal Church and its Riverton Help Center entrance.   ...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan County commissioners approved a yearlong “extraterritorial assistance” agreement between the Johnson County and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Offices Feb. 20.   The agreement — which is in effect from March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2025 — allows the JCSO to to provide law...
POWELL (WNE) — Despite recent snow events, Wyoming is still significantly below averages in recent years in snow/water equivalent as measured by the state’s automated snow monitoring system, known as SNOTEL.    The reports are operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Currently the...
Commissioners submit letter of dissatisfaction about old-growth forest management   During a special meeting on Feb. 2, the Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing dissatisfaction with the “top-down one-sized approach to Old Growth Forests.”   ...
Tickets can be purchased for next season, too   The last concert of the 2023-24 Weston County Concert Association season will feature the all-female act Divas 3 on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.    “Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music...

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Long-time eye doctor Carl Cottrell is handing the reigns of his clinic to Dr. Kiana Ehlers. Ehlers is a 2014 Newcastle High School graduate and has returned to practice in her hometown at Newcastle Vision Clinic.

 
Newcastle Vision Clinic’s new owner has a familiar face   Newcastle Vision Clinic has a new owner on her way to town, and the most exciting thing about this owner is that she is actually “coming back” to Weston County. New owner and optometrist Kiana Ehlers graduated from Newcastle High School in...

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