Weston County

Weston County’s total valuation for the 2022 tax year totaled $181,139,110, up $34,298,048 from last year’s total valuation, according to information provided by Weston County Assessor Kara Lenardson.  A breakdown shows that $90,482,902 is in locally assessed property, up nearly $10 million from...
During the Aug. 2 meeting of the Weston County Commissioners, Sandy Martin, president of the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, asked the commissioners for an “under the table meeting” with the chamber board and the Weston County Fair Board to discuss issues between the two...

On Monday, Aug. 8, the Blues Brothers (Craig Dills as Jake, Victor Ohman as Elwood), from Glenrock, paid a visit to the Search and Rescue Bar-B-Que. Above, Weston County Sheriff Brian Colvard hams it up with The New Blues Brothers

 
Incumbents ruled the 2022 Primary Election in Weston County’s contested races with 2,757 total ballots being cast across the county. While these candidates will appear on the general election ballot in November, the local Republican candidates will run unopposed as no Democrats filed for any local...

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Tell Tavegie speaks in front of his peers at the Boys’ State Summer session, which was held at the University of Wyoming June 12-18.

 
Every summer, Wyoming Boys’ State candidates are selected, interviewed and then eventually chosen to attend a conference where they participate in political conversation and scenarios. This year, three Newcastle High School students were chosen as delegates to Boys’ State: Holden McConkey, Tell...
Teachers, administrators and staff with Weston County School District No. 1 have already returned to the district’s three schools so they can prepare for the 2022-23 school year. On Aug. 23, the district’s 770 or so students will fill the hallways and classrooms for their first day of school.  Both...

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Wyatt Dudzinski shakes hands with Sgt. Stephen Williams, a recruiter out of Gillette, after being sworn in to the U.S. Marines via telephone by 1st Lt. Dominick Tranfaglia, out of Recruiting Station Denver. 

 
Wyatt Dudzinski, son of Eric and Audra Dudzinski, was sworn in as a U.S. Marine on July 25 at the Weston County Library Meeting Room.  “As a mother of one Marine currently serving, and now a second in the making with Wyatt, it is by far the best feeling in the world, and both Eric and I are so...
A newcomer to Weston County has been chosen to join the Weston County Health Services board of trustees. Dorothy Briggs was appointed after trustees met in a July 21 executive session to select a new member from among six interested candidates. Briggs will fill the seat left vacant by the...
The status of Cheyenne River Road has been a bone of contention for many years, but Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken has determined it to be a county road, as indicated in a letter dated June 8. The letter  was a response to a concern from local resident Diane (Simon) Harris, who owns...

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Coach Lenora Sundstrom instructs Under 16 Hills Raiders players on defense during a time out on July 24 against the Jundalup Wolves at Mundaring Arena in western Australia. Sundstrom was an avid basketball player for Newcastle High School.

 
Newcastle High School graduate Lenora Sundstrom might be a familiar name to local basketball fans because she lit up the scoreboard in the Dogie Dome throughout  her high school career. Now living in Australia and still active in hoops, Sundstrom recently reached a pinnacle in her career when she...
The city of Newcastle is closing one of its accounts at First State Bank after a series of fraudulent checks were written on the account. According to City Clerk-Treasurer Stacy Haggerty, the checks totaled $12,046.01, but the alleged perpetrator was caught and the money will be returned. “I was...

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