Weston County

It was a rare and beautiful April day in the Northern Hills Friday, and the Dogie track team took full advantage of the lovely, nearly wind-free conditions to put up a number of personal bests at the Queen City Classic track meet in Spearfish. “It was a huge meet with about 30 teams and it was the...
I  was scrolling through Facebook on Sunday morning and saw a post that made me stop for a quick read.  It was by a parent and it showed a middle school-aged girl who was heartbroken as she read the list of players who made the volleyball team, and realized that hers was not on that list. I wasn’t...
The Lady Dogie soccer team definitively secured their first conference win of the season Saturday in Rawlins as they downed the Lady Outlaws for the second time in two weeks, by a score of 4-1. After defeating them 4-0 at the Pinedale Jamboree in the opening weekend of play, head coach Jessie...

Photo courtesy of Piper Allard

Senior Ezra Anderson winds up for a shot in Rawlins against the Outlaws Saturday. Anderson scored his team’s first goal of the game, and the season, giving the Dogies a 1-0 advantage going into halftime.

After completing three games tied 0-0 at the end of regulation, the Dogie men’s soccer team was finally able to get off the schneid and pick up their first win of the season — a conference win at that — against the Rawlins Outlaws Saturday in Carbon County, 2-1. “Our first half looked much better...
J ust about everything about Wyoming over the last 180 million years has been BIG. Although it is vast today, the Wyoming of 180 million years ago sure looked different from today. Most everything was truly gigantic. Even the geography was different. Instead of high plains with semi-arid desert...
The News Letter Journal takes great pride in being the watchdog of the community — letting citizens know what local government entities are doing while also doing what we can to hold those groups accountable to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records laws. As community journalists in a free...
Weston County Concert Association patrons will be treated to the sounds of Branden & James, a powerhouse cello and vocal duo, during the last show of the 2021-22 season. The April 28 concert is part of the duo’s 60-show U.S. tour called The Chasing Dreams Tour.  “Australian cellist James began...

Photo by KateLynn Slaamot/NLJ

John Murray, former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who moved to the Weston County area eight years ago, offers quality handyman services to the community. Murray’s goal is to be reliable and see his work to completion.

John Murray, Canada native who moved to the Buckhorn area about eight years ago, has been working as a handyman for several years and wants the community to know that he offers quality services. John the Handyman will do all sorts of jobs, such as kitchen and bathroom remodels, flooring, minor...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Lady Justice stands on top of the portico of the Weston County Courthouse after suffering damage from Thursday’s high winds. With gusts up to 80 mph, her arm that held the scales of justice was broken and swept away. The arm was found in front of the steps on the sidewalk, where one of the scale plates broke loose and was severely damaged.

Located on the prominent corner of West Main Street and South Summit Avenue, the Weston County Courthouse has stood since 1911, the year that construction was completed. In October of the same year, President William Howard Taft even visited the Beaux-Arts style elaborate building and gave an...
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...

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