Weston County

The Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office has dished out an unprecendented amount of unclaimed property over the course of the past few years, but the state still has nearly $100 million it would like to return to its rightful owners, and a significant chunk of that is right here in Weston County....

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Debb Loebs and Missy Harder make conversation during a low in their workday, Harder has worked for the small business for years.

 
Local businesses appear to be getting back on their feet after the pandemic, and Weston County was recently named one of the 10 best places statewide to operate small businesses, according to SmartAsset. The company released an analysis of the business landscape in Wyoming, and this county ranked...

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The Newcastle Police Department remodel is set to be completed by Sept. 15 of this year, and includes a dispatch office, dispatch room, Chief of Police office, evidence room, break room and more. Pictured is city engineer Mike Moore in the soon-to-be dispatch office. 

 
The city of Newcastle approved a budget of $8,108,121 at a hearing on June 20, for fiscal year 2023 that runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.  The city also closed the books on the past year and stayed well within its fiscal 2022 budget of $7,372,252, as expenditures as of June 30 totaled only...
SUNDANCE (WNE) – Is Sundance now the smallest city in the nation to host a congressional office? With the opening of U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis’ new digs within Old Stoney, it might just be.  Having a presence in the smaller communities of Wyoming was the plan all along, said Kristin Walker, Chief...
SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s election district boundaries may have been approved months ago by the Wyoming Legislature, but that doesn’t mean redistricting is no longer a topic of conversation. During a meeting of the Legislature’s Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions committee last week, the...
CASPER (WNE) —WyoGives, the state’s annual 24- hour online fundraising campaign, returns Wednesday.  The Wyoming Nonprofit Network launched WyoGives in 2019 as a way to help publicize and raise money for Wyoming nonprofits in one centralized, accessible location. This time around, over 250...
JACKSON (WNE) — The Teton County Weed and Pest District detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes — the first such detection in 2022 — during routine surveillance on Friday. West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States, according to the Centers for...
CASPER — Retired U.S. Sen. Al Simpson received the nation’s highest civilian honor Thursday: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Ninety-year-old Simpson is a pillar of Wyoming politics. He served in the U.S Senate for 18 years and in leadership for 10 of those. Before moving to Congress, he...
Don Botkin NLJ Reporter   Three local men recently competed in Laramie at the U.S. Powerlifting Association’s Powerlifting Drug Tested Wyoming State Championship. Laramie Fitness hosted the event on June 11-12. The powerlifting meet served as a qualifier for several national powerlifting events,...

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Ham operators Tom Wing and Darrel Schlup hosted the annual Amateur Radio Relay League field day exercise on June 25-26. Pictured is the radio they used to communicate during the exercise. They used rope, wire and 90-foot trees as their tower and powered the radio through solar-charged batteries.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    The Amateur Radio Relay League has been hosting its annual ARRL Field Day exercise the final full weekend in June since 1933 in locations across the United States. Ham operators locate contact to as many stations as possible in 24 hours during the exercise. Tom...

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