Weston County commissioners

Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barbie Turner and board President Sandy Martin both resigned from their respective roles on Nov. 8, hours after the duo engaged in a heated exchange with city leaders during a presentation to the Newcastle City Council. According to a letter provided by...
Weston County Deputy Attorney Jeani Stone responded to recent criticism of the lack of progress on projects, including an employee handbook, during the Oct. 4 Board of Weston County Commissioners meeting.  “You have had years of dysfunction and lack of good work on your employee handbook and HR (...
The Bureau of Land Management has started revising the agency’s 1999 Newcastle Resource Management Plan, a document that guides the management of the 292,000 surface acres and 1.6 million acres of mineral estate in Niobrara, Weston and Crook counties, according to Tyson Finnicum, public affairs...
A trio of Weston County commissioners expressed concerns during a recent meeting about Deputy Weston County Attorney Jeani Stone’s work on both the county employee handbook and a dispatch contract or resolution. Vice Chairman Nathan Todd and Commissioners Don Taylor and Ed Wagoner were the only...
Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce President Sandy Martin again approached the Weston County commissioners, this time at the body’s Sept.  6 meeting, to discuss the Weston County Fair Board and her dissatisfaction with the News Letter Journal’s coverage of the issue.   “Once again, the paper got it...

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Donna’s Diner hosted a poll watch party on Tuesday, Aug. 16. A full house of voters and some local candidates gathered to cheer or boo as the preliminary results of Wyoming’s Primary Election came in. Two major local candidates, Garret Borton, who is running for Weston County Commissioner, left, and Allen Slagle, running for Wyoming House District No. 2, right were congratulated by the crowd and by Kari Drost, chairperson for the Weston County Republican Central Committee, center.

 
Wyoming voters will flock to the polls one more time this year for the Nov. 8 general election, and while several of those races are uncontested, voters will be asked to choose between the Republican candidate and the Democratic candidate in various state races and the race for the state’s lone...
The fiscal year 2023 budget for Weston County totals $19,167,041.85, an increase of $1.17 million over last year’s budget.  The budget was approved by the Board of Weston County Commissioners on July 19. Fiscal 2023 began on July 1 and will run through June 30, 2023.  Most general fund line items...
During the Aug. 2 meeting of the Weston County Commissioners, Sandy Martin, president of the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, asked the commissioners for an “under the table meeting” with the chamber board and the Weston County Fair Board to discuss issues between the two...
The status of Cheyenne River Road has been a bone of contention for many years, but Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken has determined it to be a county road, as indicated in a letter dated June 8. The letter  was a response to a concern from local resident Diane (Simon) Harris, who owns...
It is time to replace them   To the Editor: It is time to recall how you felt when you learned your Weston County Commissioners and the county clerk had held a secret vote to replace Hans Hunt. (Was that the only secret vote they had held?)  The reason for the secret vote was the commissioners...

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