Weston County commissioners

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   After a lengthy discussion on May 4 regarding the burial of an indigent man in Weston County, the commissioners allotted up to $4,000 to help pay Meridian Mortuary for the burial costs.   According to U.S. Funerals Online, an indigent person is one who is considered...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Members of the Concerned Citizens of the Weston County Sheriff’s Office and the Weston County Republican Party presented a grand jury finding to the board of Weston County Commissioners, stating that they were concerned that the board is not properly constituted and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton expressed concerns on April 6 over the recently announced closure of the Hill City Saw Mill, saying the U.S. Forest Service is “drastically reducing timber sales” in the Black Hills.  According to Barton, while the effect on...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Replacement of the stairs and ramp at the Weston County Law Enforcement Center should be top priority, after years of pushing off the replacement, according to Steve Price, a county maintenance employee.  “They are slowly deteriorating more and more all the time. I...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Roger Hespe, owner of Newcastle Ambulance Service, assured both the board of Weston County Commissioners and the Weston County Health Services board of trustees that the county would not be without an ambulance service. Hespe, who plans to retire and to sell his...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Commission voted against moving forward with a resolution that would have allowed Wyoming Downs, a live horse racing and simulcast off-track facilities, blanket access to bars for its betting machines. Commissioner Tony Barton was the only board...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Wyoming Downs, a live horse racing and simulcast off-track facilities, is looking to bring their betting machines into Weston County.  During the March 3 Weston County  Commission meeting, the commissioners expressed support for the idea during  a discussion with...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor The Board of Weston County Commissioners has engaged the Wyoming Department of Transportation for potential improvements to Old Highway 85 using funds from the department’s Commission Road Improvement Program, also known as CRIP. The needed improvements to the road...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Health Services board of trustees voted on Feb. 18 to allow administration to hire consultants to set up emergency medical services for one year. The vote followed a lengthy discussion with representatives from the board, the Weston County...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

On Tuesday, during the Weston County Commissioners meeting, the issue of whether or not to replace the bridge on Old U.S. Hwy 85 over Burlington Northern Santa Fe lines was discussed. After an initial meeting in the commissioner’s chamber the participants went out to the site of the discussion to look at the bridge in question, and to ask questions of BNSF and Wyoming Department of Transportation representatives, as well as of the commissioners. Afterward the meeting reconvened at the courthouse and the discussion continued, followed by a vote. While at the site of the bridge on U.S. Hwy. 85, crossing the BNSF line, Scott Taylor, WYDOT district engineer, above, answers questions.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The board of Weston County Commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 4 to reconsider a motion made on Jan. 19 to remove the Old Highway 85 bridge and move forward with a replacement that was approved in April 2020.  The motion made during the board’s last meeting...

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