Weston County

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state for October, according to a Nov. 19 report from the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, and while that may sound like a good thing to most, some local businesses...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Jobs and salaries in Weston County continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the previous year, according to a Nov. 8 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research and Planning.  “This report, which focuses on employment and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Wouldn’t it be nice to fall into some cash or property that you had no idea belonged to you?  Well, Weston County residents will have the opportunity to discover potential wealth out there with the help of the Jeff Robertson, the administrator of unclaimed property...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County youth snagged several awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society.  Each year, the state society solicits nominations for several categories related to preserving Wyoming’s history, and every year the society’s Weston County chapter nominates local...
  Local veterans will have no lack of support coming their way this Veterans Day, although most of the celebrations will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the day after the official Veterans Day.  Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Everything but Shadow, the dog taken by two Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp inmates who escaped on Sept. 22, and a few tools have been returned to Weston County, according to Mike Moore, Newcastle’s city engineer, and Mark Horan, Wyoming Department of Corrections...

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Gidget Macke passed away on Oct. 29 after a battle with cancer. In this photo she was signing in as the Weston County Clerk of District Court, a position she held since 2014. 

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   On Oct. 29, the Weston County community lost more than just the Weston County Clerk of District Court when Gidget Macke passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a battle with throat and neck cancer.  Macke was not only the Clerk of District Court for...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County’s unemployment rate continues to drop, creating issues for local businesses looking to hire, according to an Oct. 22 report from the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and Weston County Health Services CEO...
T his week celebrates two important organizations, Newspapers and 4-H.  National 4-H Week celebrates the nation’s largest youth development organization that helps develop confident kids who work on issues that matter in their communities. There is a deep sense of 4-H tradition within Weston County...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state after the county’s rate fell 0.4% from July to August, according to a Sept. 24 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  The county’s unemployment...

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