Weston County

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Fish Fire Update Friday, August 5, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.  Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1  Dan Dallas, Incident Commander     Information Phone: 307-363-0046   Email: 2022.fish.sd@firenet.gov   Information Staffing Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.    Special Note: As of 8:00 a.m. today Crook...
Fish Fire Update Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.  Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1  Dan Dallas, Incident Commander   Information Phone: 307-363-0046   Email: 2022.fish.sd@firenet.gov   Information Staffing Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Special Note: Exercise caution while driving...
Special Notes: This morning at 6:00 am, Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 (CIMT1) assumed management responsibility for the Fish Fire. The team is one of three CIMT in the Rocky Mountain geographic area. The team thanks the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team and the local...
Erin Persche W.C. 4-H Educator   The Weston County 4-H Shooting Sports program was well represented by Trevon White, Tevon White, Samuel Ferguson and Tanner Lenardson in Douglas at the 2022 Wyoming 4-H State Shoot held July 7–10.  The Wyoming State 4-H Shoot started in the late 1980s and has been...

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JoAnn Stearns recently crafted her own cedar strip kayak, a labor of love that took over 200 hours of work. Above, Stearns in the kayak on the water. Stearns said that she often gets compliments shouted from the shoreline about her homemade kayak. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   JoAnn Stearns thought it would either be a beautiful boat or a fragrant bonfire when she first began working on her cedar strip kayak. However, after over 200 hours of work, a true masterpiece has emerged.  Stearns beamed. “Everything just kind of came together like...
Next week’s edition of the News Letter Journal, dated Aug. 11, will once again feature the primary election guide for 2022.  The section will include information from candidates who returned questionnaires presented to them by the News Letter Journal. Each candidate was asked the same questions and...

Courtesy of Tallgrass Landscape Architecture

Matt Fridell of Tallgrass Landscape Architecture, the company steering the project through its early phases, had three preliminary concepts on display for those who attended the Newcastle Farmers’ Market on June 30. Pictured is concept C.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A splash pad, concert venue and veterans memorial, oh my!  All of these things and more may be a reality for Newcastle as the steering committee for Heritage Park develops a final concept for a proposed park at eastern gateway. The project is being undertaken through...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The Weston County Sheriff’s Office has had two calls for missing livestock since May, according to Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard. Both cases are still under investigation and are being investigated as burglaries. One of the calls was for a missing horse, which...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The Sixth Judicial District of Wyoming, encompassing Campbell, Weston and Crook counties, has seen an uptick in court cases in the past few years, and Weston County clerk of district court Tina Cote said the increase in cases has had some effect on budget and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With summer comes boating, fishing, travel and outdoor fun. While you are on those adventures, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council is warning people of the dangers of invasive species and how to stop the spread, in a press release dated July 20. “Unfortunately,...

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