Weston County

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...
A solution to the technology issues plaguing the online viewing option offered for meetings of the Board of Weston County Commissioners could be on the horizon after Golden West Technologies, the county's technology provider, offered to come on-site to investigate the problem.    The News Letter...
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...
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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...
At the end of a presentation representatives of Newcastle’s ambulance provider  informed the Newcastle City Council that the ambulance service would be requesting an increase of $10,000 during the upcoming budget session. If the increase is approved, Newcastle would pay $110,000 for the service in...
On March 8, the board of trustees for Weston County School District No. 1 voted to approve contract extensions for six administrators by numbering the contracts instead of specifying the name, title or position of the employees as they went through the annual process of renewing their contracts....
Chairman Ed Wagoner and Vice Chairman Nathan Todd, of the Board of Weston County Commissioners, raised concerns about an informal meeting attended by the other three commissioners — Vera Huber, Garrett Borton and Don Taylor — with technology professionals the week before the board’s regular March 7...

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