Newcastle

Questions and concerns surrounding the resignation of former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller and the decision to have Mayor Pam Gualtieri and Councilman Don Steveson assume his duties came to a head on June 20 during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting (see City Council Minutes).  As...
Report: Embassy Tavern shooter shot himself before law enforcement could make arrest   ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — In the early hours on Friday, June 24, a manhunt was conducted in the north area of Rock Springs for Green River resident Douglas Wolf, 51, the suspect of a double homicide that occurred...
Man gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park   AFTON (WNE) — According to information from the Yellowstone National Park Communications Office, a 34-year old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado was gored by a bull bison near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful on June 27. The man was walking with his...

Newcastle gas prices via GasBuddy. com at 10 a.m. on June 24. 

CHEYENNE (WNE) — There’s both good and bad news for drivers expecting to hit the highways during the July 4 holiday period.  Due to surging gasoline and other commodity prices, “drivers will be facing the most expensive July 4th at the pump ever this year,” according to GasBuddy. The gas price...
About 10,000 people enter Yellowstone on its first day back post-floods   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — When Yellowstone National Park officials evacuated visitors last week after historic floods, Julie Miller, 64, was discouraged. After taking a buyout...

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Liliya Giroux, Jared Caing and Emma Patron, students with the Montana Conservation Corps, dig out part of “Hairnet Trail” at the Old Quarry Trails being developed a mile past the LAK Reservoir. The MCC signed a three-year contract to work on the trails, and the first crew of five workers came from June 8-14. See story on Page 11.

 
Between the Flying V and Serenity Trail, Weston County has offered well over 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to enjoy, but this summer there are even more trails available to the public.  Jeremy Dedic, the District 1 assistant district forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, has...

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Chad Sloan, above, pulls a wagon full of plants to help his mom Lacey with the family garden. Lacey said he enjoys being the “little helper” and keeps transplanting the same potato plant to tell her he’s “planting potatoes.” Above, he climbs the fence to hop into the sheep pen. This year, the family is raising four ewes and one lamb.

 
“My entire life I’ve been a critter lover,” said Lacey Sloan, owner of Dos Acres Farm. “One of my cousins — she was like, ‘I always knew that you would have a farm and that you’d have a lot of animals.’” Sloan is now living that dream with her husband, Jonathan, on their just over two-acre farm a...
Diverting from normal practice to allow board members time to digest information about a full slate of candidates, the Weston County Health Services board of trustees tabled the appointment of a new board member until its July meeting. On June 16, the board met with Esther Murray, Dorothy Briggs,...

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Talon Aguilar and Ariana Gonzales, at right, were the first to utilize the new sunscreen dispenser installed at Newcastle’s Centennial Park by Weston County Public Health.

 
It will be easier to stay safe from the sun in Newcastle this year, once the rash of spring storms abate and it shows itself that is. Michelle Sweet, a registered nurse with Weston County Public Health, partnered with the Wyoming Cancer Program’s sunscreen initiative by applying for Bright Guard...
The Weston County Commission has denied any wrongdoing or violation of state law and has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Baumann and Raymond Norris against the commissioners. At issue is a secret ballot vote used to appoint former Wyoming...

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