Weston County commissioners

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Gillian Sears reads a prepared statement to the Weston County Commissioners on April 5 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. In her statement she said she was expressing concerns that echo the opinions of many concerned citizens about what she believes are illegal activities of Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock regarding bond issues and meeting minutes. Also pictured is Sears’ husband, Chad, and daughter, Laynie, along with a full courtroom of other attendees.

Earlier this month Weston County resident Gillian Sears raised concerns regarding what she claims are potential illegal activities of Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock. Hadlock was not in attendance at the April 5 regular meeting of the Weston County Commissioners when the accusations were made,...
It all comes down to this, months of work on the part of Jeani Stone, the deputy county attorney; Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard; and Newcastle Chief of Police Sam Keller to sort through and hammer out dispatch issues and contracts have finally been completed.  Stone will present the...

Citizen Garrett Borton, left, and Weston County Commissioner — and Crook County resident — Tony Barton, accompanied by lawyer Samuel Yemington, right, discuss the potential dismissal of a case surrounding concerns over Barton’s residency and his continuation as a Weston County commissioner. The dismissal request was heard on March 31 in this Weston County District Courtroom by Judge James Michael Causey. 

 
The dispute over a residency requirement for elected officials officially moved to a legal battlefield last week when citizen Garrett Borton’s complaint against Weston County Commissioner — and Crook County resident — Tony Barton was finally heard in court. Both sides presented their arguments in a...
The Weston County Commission has created a priority list for using American Rescue Plan Act funds that includes several items that will benefit the entire county.  The commissioners have also stated that the county will address employee wages and/or bonuses during budget discussions instead of...
All hands were on deck during a Feb. 28 sentencing at the Weston County Courthouse. According to Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken, the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, Newcastle Police Department, Upton Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol all aided in guaranteeing the safety of all...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Attorney’s office has received permission from the Weston County Commissioners to apply for Victims of Crime Act crime victim funds. For the past several years, FOCUS has applied for and administered the grant, employing a part-time victim witness...
In a 3-2 split vote, the Weston County Commission voted to enter a four-month, $20,180 agreement with Jeani Stone, deputy county attorney. The agreement outlines various issues Stone plans to address during that time, including the county’s employee handbook, personnel issues, board training,...
The Weston County Commission voted unanimously on March 1 to set aside $672,000 to pay for setting up county dispatch services, apart from the city. The funds represent the first of two payments coming to the county as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.  As previously reported, tensions between...
W ith governmental dollars handed out by the truckload over the last few years, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to see local entities considering various spending avenues for the funds, not just lining their employees pockets.  Both the Weston County School District No. 1...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County commissioners say they would like to see a joint powers board formed to oversee dispatch services in the county. Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard and Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge have been working with Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller to...

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