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Henry (Hank) Vickers, pictured with his wife of 45 years, Alice. Vickers, a local veteran, recently passed away on March 27 of this year, leaving behind a life full of memories of his time in and out of the service. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Like most veterans, Henry (Hank) Vickers, led an extraordinary life of service, both in and out of the military. Hank died on March 27 of this year, but the memory of his service lives on.  Hank was born in a small town in the heart of Minnesota, near the city of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Four members of the Weston County Health Services board of trustees were just selected by voters in this month’s special district election, but the board is already putting out a call in search of another individual interested in filling an open seat on the board....
  On May 12, families, friends, and neighbors packed the Crouch Auditorium to watch the 17th annual Newcastle Elementary School Talent Show. The show featured music, jokes and dancing. Fifth-graders Bella Bond and Chevy Bryan perform the song “Cups” with four of their friends. The song, made famous...
Anyone interested in running for office during the 2022 election season has another five days to file with the Weston County clerk, Wyoming secretary of state or at Newcastle City Hall. The filing deadline for the primary election is May 27.  The 2022 primary election is on Aug. 16 and the general...
Winter refuses to release Newcastle from her grip as folks wake up to a dusting of snow on May 21, 2022.
Brief 5/16/2022 Geek Squad Invoice Scams: A Sheridan citizen reported two emails impersonating Geek Squad support.  The first was from a Gmail address with an attachment claiming to be an invoice.  The subject line is “Thank you for your order!”  Make sure you don’t open the attachment, call the...

Newcastle resident Carl Sims recently started Keystone Fabrications

Carl Sims grew up in northwest Missouri, fishing for largemouth bass and enjoying life in the country, and while he never dreamed he’d leave Missouri for Wyoming, he has made Newcastle his home for the past four years.  A welder by trade, Sims came to the area to do pipeline work, but when he met...

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Sarah Gregory and Christia Martens recently joined the Weston County Public Health staff and are excited to continue collaborating with the community.

 
With the easing of coronavirus pandemic concerns, the team at Weston County Public Health can now refocus their efforts on providing the kind of services that meet the everyday needs of residents. The two newest additions to the public health staff, Sarah Gregory and Christia Martens, are playing...
The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved raises for all county employees and elected officials — except for themselves — during their May 3 meeting. The wage increases will cost the county an additional $420,000-plus a year.  As previously reported, Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone...

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On April 11, during one of several dispatch meetings held over the last year, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller, Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge, and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard sat together at the front of the room. During the meeting, deputy county attorney Jeani Stone presented the options that each of the involved entities would have to consider moving forward. 

 
Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County...

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