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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 no special education teachers and a limited number of special education paraprofessionals currently staffed for the 2024-...
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...

Photo by Michael Smith

Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, speaks during the morning session Feb. 14, in the Senate Chambers at the Wyoming State Capitol Building.

The 67th Wyoming Legislature’s budget session is officially underway, and a full week of the short 20-day session that is intended to prioritize the state’s budget has already passed.    With work on the budget beginning in both the House and the Senate, House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman, R-...
Hospital and museum district elections in May   Anyone interested in serving the community by serving on the Weston County Health Services board of trustees or the Weston County Museum District board still has time to file for the May election. Interested parties have until next Monday, Feb. 26, to...
City council creates new Newcastle Police Department position   The Newcastle City Council approved the creation of a combination administrative assistant and advocacy program person for the Newcastle Police Department during its regular meeting on Feb. 5.    This position, according to Chief Derek...
Feb. 1-29 Spring Soccer Registration tinyurl.com/Soccer23-24 call Jennifer Lipp-Oster at (307)746-6329   Thu. Feb. 22 7AM T.O.P.S. #218 WC Senior Center 1PM Bridge WC Senior Center 6-8:30PM Celebrate Recovery Church On The Hill 7PM Alcoholic’s Anonymous WC Senior Center   Fri. Feb. 23 9AM...
School’s chief will be back for another year   The Weston County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted to renew Superintendent Brad LaCroix’s contract for another year at their Jan. 31 meeting, but also made changes to the staff conflict of interest policy and discussed ways to create a...
City eliminates 37 deer, feeds 25 families   Newcastle was able to feed 25 families during its first year of deer culling, according to Greg Stumpff, public works supervisor, and also removed at least one diseased animal from the local herd.    The City Council first explored the option of culling...

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