Weston County

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Jeff Jordahl, local entrepreneur who owns a yard service, fills up at Maverik in Newcastle. Jordahl expressed frustration with recent gas price increases, and he said it affects his business and the prices he has to charge his clients. 

 
Consumers continue to watch the prices at the pump, even as the cost of gas has leveled off and started to decline in some areas.  Gasoline prices were on the rise nationwide for several months, and the increase accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The national average, as of July 19...

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Matt Fridell describes several ideas for the proposed Veterans Memorial presented by Tallgrass Landscape Architecture, which will build the memorial. The idea for the yellow dot vote is standard practice for the firm, giving the residents of a city voice in the design.

 
The City of Newcastle, Pinnacle Bank, the Newcastle Veterans Memorial Committee and other local organizations continue to work together toward the creation of Heritage Park, and as they begin to identify the scope of the project they have enlisted the help of Matt Fridell of Tallgrass Landscape...
The Newcastle Workforce Center office is officially closing its doors on Aug. 8 due to a “myriad of things,” including increased costs around the state and a lack of walk-in traffic in the office, according to Christina West, the One-Stop deputy administrator for the Wyoming Department of Workforce...
Former Police Chief Sam Keller was serving on the FOCUS board of directors at the time of his arrest for domestic assault, according to information provided by the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Division of Victim Services. FOCUS, according to its Facebook page, is a nonprofit advocacy...
JACKSON — A public service announcement for young black bears in Grand Teton National Park: If you get into mischief and get too close to people, but steer clear of human foods, you might just wake up in a new home. In May, a mother black bear weaned two cubs near Jenny Lake. Both were about a year...
CONGRATULATION is a Sign It is Fake:  A Sheridan citizen reported an email with the subject line of “CONGRATULATION” (without the s) from a Gmail address impersonating DHL Courier’s service but misspelling courier as “courirer”.  The email asks you to provide your full name, phone number, country,...

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Aryana Kohlbrand poses for a photo at the local art show with her artwork and her Governor’s Choice Award Ribbon.

 
Whether becoming collegiate athletes, attending college on full-ride academic scholarships or sending technology into space, the class of 2022 has done it all. Little do most people know, however, the Newcastle High School class of 2022 has another talent — art. Several graduates who have taken art...
Wicked Six took first place after wowing the audience and judges during Weston County Arts Council’s 2021 Battle of the Bands.  Audience members crowded in front of the stage at the Newcastle Lodge and Convention Center in the Cambria Room, and as Wicked Six entertained them with their hard-rock...

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Lydia Anderson wrangles two pigs after letting them out for exercise on a Friday morning. She and her brothers, Jonathan and Isaiah, raise pigs for fair nearly every year and are excited to see how this year’s batch performs at the 2022 Weston County Fair, which begins July 22. 

 
Lydia, Jonathan and Isaiah Anderson have been raising pigs — typically a crossed breed of Hampshire and Yorkshire — through 4-H and showing them at the Weston County Fair for several years. The sibling trio is back at it again this year with high hopes.  “I think they’re the best ones that we’ve...

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Although it took a series of obstacles to get there, Uunited States Air Force Col. Chris Roness achieved his dreams of becoming a helicopter pilot in 2003, 10 years after he enlisted.

 
After serving in the United States Air Force for nearly 27 years, Col. Chris Roness decided it was time to fly “full circle” by celebrating his retirement from military life in his hometown of Newcastle.   “I really wanted to go full circle. That (Newcastle) is really where the dream began,” the...

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