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Don Botkin NLJ Reporter   Three local men recently competed in Laramie at the U.S. Powerlifting Association’s Powerlifting Drug Tested Wyoming State Championship. Laramie Fitness hosted the event on June 11-12. The powerlifting meet served as a qualifier for several national powerlifting events,...

Photo courtesy of Tom Wing

Ham operators Tom Wing and Darrel Schlup hosted the annual Amateur Radio Relay League field day exercise on June 25-26. Pictured is the radio they used to communicate during the exercise. They used rope, wire and 90-foot trees as their tower and powered the radio through solar-charged batteries.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    The Amateur Radio Relay League has been hosting its annual ARRL Field Day exercise the final full weekend in June since 1933 in locations across the United States. Ham operators locate contact to as many stations as possible in 24 hours during the exercise. Tom...

Cutline for top photo: Photo courtesy of Diana Douglas-Turner

The second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition occurred June 17-18 at the Cross H Ranch near Newcastle. The event, organized by Joe Sandrini and Chris Rhodes, offers a variety of scenarios to sharpen handgun hunting skills and also benefits the Handgun Hunters Charitable Foundation, founded by Sandrini and Rhodes last year. Above, Mark Hampton enjoys one of the shooting stations.

 

Second Photo: Photo courtesy of Diana Douglas-Turner

Guest of honor Matt Codney prepares to shoot while others look on during the second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition June 17-18 at the Cross H Ranch near Newcastle.

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   For two years now Newcastle has been the scene of a unique handgun contest that draws participants from all over the country. The second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition just took place June 17-18. The competition, organized by Newcastle’s Joe Sandrini and Chris...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Although the merger has been a complicated process, the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies took over the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center after entering a management agreement, effective June 1, according to Aimee Foster, VOA vice president of behavioral...

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Bailey and Paul Eitel, pictured with their two sons Trey and Jace, own and operate Broken Arrow Farm just outside of Newcastle. The young couple raises meat chickens, beef cows and meat rabbits along with a variety of other animals on their 90-acre farm. 

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Whether it’s butchering 320 chickens, raising emus or growing a 525-pound pumpkin, life is never boring for Paul and Bailey Eitel at the Broken Arrow Farm just outside of Newcastle. According to the farm’s website, the animals are fed with a hormone-free diet in a...
Avery Chick NLJ Correspondent    Newcastle is full of rich history, but the very foundation of that history has started to crumble. According to WyoHistory.org, Newcastle was founded in 1889 as an expansion of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. As coal was found in the northeast corner of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County now has a public health officer after going nearly 18 months without one. The Board of Weston County Commissioners unanimously voted during its June 21 meeting to appoint Kristen Johnson, an advance practice nurse.  Johnson was the only person to...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Upton is on its way to becoming the first location in the western hemisphere to have a demonstration-scale rare earths processing and separation plant, according to Rare Element Resources consultant George Byers. A plan that has been in the making for several years...
FROM WYOFILE:    Inaugural Wyoming Climate Summit encourages local, collective action   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   LANDER — Frustrated by state and federal inaction on climate change, community organizers have begun taking action in several Wyoming towns by showing the cost savings of...
UW begins nuclear energy research project   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on...

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