Weston County commissioners

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Two weeks ago Tina Cote was sworn in as Clerk of District Court after being chosen over two other candidates, Melissa Ault and Vicki Keierleber, who had submitted their names and resumes for consideration by the Weston County Republican Party before moving forward to...

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Newly appointed Weston County Clerk of District Court Tina Cote swears in Monday morning in the Weston County Commissioners’ room at the Weston County Courthouse. Cote has worked in the office of the Clerk of District Court for the last 12 years and was the deputy under former clerk Gidget Macke, who passed away in late October. 

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   On Friday, Nov. 22, the Weston County Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Weston County’s Deputy Clerk of District Court Tina Cote to fulfill the unexpired term left by the passing of Clerk Gidget Macke last month, but not without fanfare.  Prior to beginning...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Commissioners have voted to postpone the reconstruction of the Law Enforcement Center ramp and stairs after a letter from Structural Dynamics was received on Sept. 16 outlining reasons to delay the bid process. Structural Dynamics, the engineering...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Three Weston County commissioners recently used their voting power to put safety of residents over money in the coffers. On Aug. 20, during the Weston County commissioners meeting, Chairman Tony Barton and Commissioners Ed Wagoner and Tracy Hunt voted to move forward...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   County employees will potentially see pay raises this year, according to Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock. Hadlock told the News Letter Journal that raises are included in the $17,673,179.71 budget, which was approved by the Weston County Commissioners on July 16....
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   On July 2, the entire five-person Central Weston County Solid Waste District board resigned, presenting the Weston County commissioners a letter and the keys to the transfer station and landfill. The resignation was accepted two weeks later, and the commissioners...

Newcastle Mayor Deb Piana listens intently to representatives from Wyoming Game and Fish regarding a plan to put in a restroom at the Black Elk Pond, during the March 4 meeting of the Newcastle City Council. (Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ)

City, county eliminate prayer before meetings   Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   To kick off 2019, both the Newcastle City Council and Weston County commissioners eliminated the invocation, or prayer, before meetings.  Traditionally, both boards started every meeting with an invocation and the Pledge...

Commissioners Nathan Todd and Marty Ertman go over the current budget during a March 5 discussion about the projects needed in Weston County. (Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ)

Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   “First of all, this has been completely blown out of proportion,” said Weston County Clerk Becky Hadlock, during a March 5 discussion about the administrative assistant job description, at the Weston County commissioners meeting. “Your job was never in question. You...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Dan Blakeman’s resignation as county administrator became official on Nov. 6. And the Weston County commissioners are still discussing whether to retain the county administrator position. Before departing to spend more time with his family, Blakeman thanked county...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   On a 3-2 vote, the Weston County Commissioners approved a road use and fire agreement with ONEOK Inc. during their regular meeting on Oct. 16. ONEOK has not yet issued a response to the approved agreement.  The road use and fire agreement has been in the works since...

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