Weston County

By Bri Brasher  with Leonard Cash NLJ Reporter   In last week’s issue of the News Letter Journal, the History on Main series began the timeline of the Weston County Courthouse, a staple structure in the county and in Newcastle’s downtown. According to local historian Leonard Cash’s records,...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The closure process for Newcastle’s No. 2 landfill has begun, according to City Engineer Mike Moore, who selected a consultant to help with the closure permit application. The landfill will not officially close until 2022, Moore said.  Moore told the Newcastle City...

Inmates from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp assist with moving furniture back into the courthouse following remodeling. (Photo by Pam Penfield/NLJ)

Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The second-floor remodel of the Weston County Courthouse is nearing completion, with the district court returning to its original office on the second floor, but lingering issues plague the project.  On Feb. 19, the county commissioners discussed multiple issues with...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   With the hopes of streamlining economic development goals, representatives of the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce proposed a merger between the chamber, the city of Newcastle, Weston County and the Weston County Travel Commission, or any combination of those entities...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Weston County is yet to receive a completed audit from Porter, Muirhead, Cornia, Howard CPA of Casper, and CPA Vicki Nunn said she is not sure the firm will be able to conduct the county’s audit in the future.  Nunn was scheduled to present her auditor’s report to the...

City crews worked furiously on Feb. 5 to clear the 12 inches of snow that fell in Newcastle in less than 24 hours. According to Weston County Natural Resource District Manager Lacey Sloan, Newcastle at that point had received 24 inches of snow since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Bob Bonnar/NLJ)

But not out of the woods yet     Alexis Barker  NLJ Reporter   “In a nutshell, snowpack and reservoir levels are good,” said Chris Nicholson, director of Water Resources Data Systems and the Wyoming State Climate Office.  Nicholson’s comment summed up the Feb. 1 Wyoming Basin Outlook Report.  The...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Jobs and salaries in Weston County continued to grow through the second quarter of 2018, according to a Feb. 8 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research and Planning.  “This report, which focuses on changes in the number of jobs between second...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The West End Water District has taken the actions needed to again comply with state requirements, according to Weston County Attorney Alex Berger. As a result, the county commissioners will no longer need to move forward with dissolution of the district, Berger said. ...
By Kylie Mohr Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A Weston County mother is suing Teton County School District No. 1 for negligence after a school bus driver ran into her son in the fall of 2017. Court documents say Rick Walsh, a resident of Natrona County, was riding...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   Recent reports from the Wyoming Department of Revenue and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show that unemployment rates in Weston County continue to decline while taxable sales within the county are on the rise.  According to the report from the Research and...

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