Weston County Emergency Management

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In some cases the snow drifts after Saturday’s blizzard were more than two feet high. Range Communications on South Sumner Avenue had snow practically up to the windows at the front of the business.

 
All roads in and out of Weston County were closed due to heavy snowfall and high winds as a spring storm rolled through the area on Saturday and Sunday, according to the county’s emergency management coordinator, Gilbert Nelson.  The National Weather Service reported that the storm dumped 9 inches...
Weston County Emergency Management is switching its emergency reporting/notification platform, moving from CodeRED to Nixle. The change in providers will require residents interested in receiving the notification to sign up for the new service.  According to Gilbert Nelson, emergency management...
The Weston County Commission has instructed Gilbert Nelson, Weston County Emergency Management coordinator, to begin exploring the cost of purchasing the equipment and setting up its own dispatch center. For the project, the county would potentially use some of the $1.2 million in American Rescue...

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The storm that rolled into Newcastle on Friday caused damage across the town. Above, it  can be seen in the distance shortly before dropping almost a half an inch of rain, golf ball-sized hail and 63 mph winds.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County received several bumps and bruises on Friday, July 9, during a storm that produced large hail, high winds and lots of rain.  According to Gilbert Nelson, Weston County’s emergency management coordinator, there were widespread reports of large hail and...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

Flash flooding in Newcastle Monday occurred when more than an inch of rain fell in about an hour. At the Weston County Fairgrounds, the intense rain storm was attributed to the postponement of the July 6 gymkhanas due to an excess of water in the arena. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Several places across Newcastle experienced flash flooding after a rain storm tore through the area on Monday.  According to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, S.D., the Newcastle station reported receiving 1.3 inches of rain in roughly an hour. The Weather...

Austen Kenney lowers a basket during search and rescue training last year. The high school junior is Homeland Security’s youngest intern. (NLJ file photo)

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent      The Department of Homeland Security’s youngest intern in Wyoming happens to reside in Newcastle. Austen Kenney, a home-schooled junior, worked at Weston County Emergency Management, an organization that prepares for emergency situations in Weston County, for one...

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