Weston County

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogie track team headed to Buffalo Thursday for the annual Twilight Track Meet. Though scheduled for Friday, the meet was bumped up a day due to forecasted inclement weather. “I’m glad they moved it up, or we probably wouldn’t have been able to have it,” said head...

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Senior Rilee Lewis pushed the ball up the left side of the field, sending it to Riverton’s defensive end. The Lady Dogies played well against the top seeding Lady Wolverines, but fell to them 0-2 last Friday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies played hard in both their soccer games last week, but circumstances got the better of head coach Jessie Stearns’ squad as they dropped their contest against Douglas 2-4 in overtime on Wednesday, and lost 0-2 against the No. 1-seeded Lady Wolverines of...

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JJ Lipp used his body to block his Riverton defender in the hopes of getting off a shot on goal in the Dogies’ 0-4 loss last Friday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor    The Dogies were hard at it last week as they were tasked with three soccer games in five days. On Monday, they traveled to Gillette where they suffered a 12-1 defeat at the hands of Thunder Basin. Wednesday, the Bearcats of Douglas came to town and shut out the...
A ccording to a recent study from a company called Smart Asset, Weston County ranks ninth out of Wyoming’s 23 counties on a list of the best counties in the state for small business owners. To arrive at that conclusion, the study looked at tax returns from each county to determine the proportion of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor Editor's note: The presentation by the University of Wyoming students can be found by clicking this link, the Weston County portion of the presentation beings at the 1 hour mark: https://uwyo.zoom.us/rec/play/HM1orpAA_DEiw3wKXf1LFDCxGNc3_Z1iofq0Vg40dw... A recent...

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Jennifer Bohn, recently promoted to assistant warden at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, is excited to help keep the community safe and also rehabilitate offenders. Bohn has been working at the honor camp for 15 years. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Jennifer Bohn didn’t always plan to go into corrections, but some things just work out the way they’re supposed to. Bohn has now been working for the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp for 15 years and was recently promoted to assistant warden at the camp, effective...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners is considering raises and cost-of-living increases for employees and elected officials as recommended on April 19 by Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone.  Stone’s proposal for elected officials includes increasing salaries to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted during a special meeting on April 26 to hire a special attorney to represent the county in the lawsuit recently filed against them by the News Letter Journal and several Weston County residents.  They also voted to hire...

The above graph shows the changes in staff versus student

numbers through the course of the last 26 years

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Enrollment in Weston County School District No. 1 has continually declined for years, yet staffing size has remained consistent, according to Superintendent Brad LaCroix, who told the Weston County School District #1 Board of Trustees last week that a correction is...
Updated: This story has been updated to include the ballots that were missed while counting Newcastle's votes for the Weston County Hospital District. According to Denice Pisciotti, executive assistant at Weston County Health Services, about a hundred ballots were not counted Tuesday evening. The...

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