Weston County

On March 5, the Weston County Historical Society hosted an oral history presented by Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns. The event took place at the Weston County Public Library and was open to the public. Stearns was asked to present her account of growing up in rural Weston County.  During the hour-and-a-...
The votes are in and post season awards have been handed out. Our Lady Dogies and one Dogie were recipients of All-Conference and All-State honors as the 2022-2023 hoops season came to a close. Three Lady Dogies were named to the 3A East All-Conference team while two more received Honorable...
Photo courtesy of Sally Hoover
From left, Dave Christiansen, Cole Wehri, Savannah Carr, Yestin Davis and Dylan McFarlin are hard at work hauling in a load as Newcastle High School student-athletes help the Newcastle Police Department relocate to their new offices Friday.
Three Dogie sports teams took the phrase teamwork makes the dream work to a whole new level last Friday as boys and girls soccer, track and Dogie Football got together to help the Newcastle Police Department move from their previous location to their new digs just up the street.   Head football...
Photo courtesy of Jill Pischke
FFA Saddle and Sirloin Chapter President JJ Lipp reads to elementary students at Newcastle Elementary
School during FFA Week. Lipp and other FFA members who read to the youngsters enjoyed the activity so
much they would like to make it a regular event.
When the 27 members of the Saddle and Sirloin chapter of FFA started planning events for FFA Week, the Newcastle students knew they wanted to do something different — they wanted to engage the community, show appreciation in a lasting way for Newcastle High School staff, and recognize the...
Weston County’s unemployment rate remained one of the lowest in the state in January, despite increasing by 0.4%, according to a March 14 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.    “Teton County reported the lowest unemployment rate in January at 2.7...
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On Monday, March 13, the Weston County Republican Party Central Committee held an organizational meeting. Election of officers were held and several resolutions were passed, thanking various elected officials from federal to local offices. Above, Jamie and Tom Farnsworth look over paperwork at the meeting.
Weston County’s Republican Party is alive and well, if the turnout and participation at the party’s recent leadership election meeting is any indication.    Party members reelected Kari Drost as chairwoman. Allen Slagle, who is also the House District 2 representative,, will be the vice chair, with...
Newcastle High School was in an extended lockdown on March 15 after the school was informed that a student had brought a gun to school. There have been no injuries reported as a result of the incident, but after the school’s administration confirmed that a gun had been brought to school both...
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Davyn Hoffman proudly displays his awards for being selected Player of the Month for March as well as Player
of the Year for the Wyoming Soccer Association with his parents, Bryce and Amy Hoffman, and
sister Brooklyn, a winner in her own right.
While it may not be true for the United States, soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and soccer fans are among the most loyal and passionate of any there is. Perhaps distance running could compete with the familial environment soccer fosters, however as a team sport, it has no rival. Here in...
Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ
Chris Russel “Russ” Christensen, inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame,says he values family, land, and livestock, and places a great deal of weight on being a man of integrity whose word is his bond.
Chris Russell "Russ" Christensen, a resident of the homestead he was born on in 1930, was inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2021. Except for the years he served as a medic in the army during the Korean War, he has lived his whole life on the homestead his father acquired in 1910.   "...
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Newcastle’s public works personnel worked throughout the night on
March 9 into the morning of March 10 to repair a water main break.
The break was reported at about 8 p.m. and the water was turned
back on by 5:30 a.m. The break did cause a late start for Weston
County School District No. 1.
Water issues have been plaguing Newcastle for some time, and according to the city’s public works supervisor, the most recent water main break resulted in a late start for schools in Weston County School District No. 1 on Friday, March 10.    The leak leading to the late start on Friday was...

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