Weston County

  721 Washington Blvd., Newcastle (307) 689-6074   Tarl “Bo” Johnson opened Nerds 4Ever in Newcastle in November of 2019. We carry toys for all ages, CCGs, RPGs, puzzles, new and old comic books, board games, and accessories, including dice, miniatures, card sleeves, and more! Starting again in...
  (307) 746-2273 (307) 941-0372   Owner and Master Plumber Brian Olson and technician Rob Wisnewski, with a combined experience of more than 45 years, are here to service all of your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Mountain View is your local American Standard dealer providing HVAC...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 received $2,902.004.74 in federal funding through eight different grants during the 2021-22 school year, according to documents provided by Newcastle Middle School Principal Tyler Bartlett. The school provided the information in...

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Toby Johnson, a senior at Newcastle High School, looks over his data that he submitted for his WyTeach Award.

Avery Chick NLJ Intern   Toby Johnson, a senior at Newcastle High School, has a reputation for being among the most talented students in the entire state in the realm of science. That talent is why he was recently given the WyTeach Award — and it would seem to be the perfect fit for Johnson, whose...
Weak men To the editor: I have now lived the repetitive full circle of history in my lifetime “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” History has consistently warned our leaders and citizens of the danger of weakness...
I have been asked on more than one occasion why I felt it was the newspaper’s responsibility to hold local governments accountable for adhering to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records law, and my answer has always been the same: Because somebody has to do it. The idea that elected officials...

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Crews with Weston County Road and Bridge work on Fairgrounds Road Tuesday, which is closed to through traffic while repairs are made. Painted Hills Road is also closed, but detours are available.

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   After receiving numerous complaints about the condition of Fairgrounds Road, such as potholes and drainage issues, Weston County Road and Bridge is moving forward with repairs on the road. For that reason, portions of Fairgrounds Road and Painted Hills Road are...

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Erin Persche, pictured with her husband Trent, is the new Weston County 4-H educator. She worked for eight years  as health inspector with the Department of Agriculture, and said she looks forward to continuing to build her relationship with the community.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County’s newest 4-H educator, Erin Persche, has county extension education running through her veins. Not only did the Lusk native grow up participating in 4-H activities, her mother, Denise Smith, worked as an educator for 46 years, retiring on March 31, the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Daniel Lee Harris, a South Dakota man convicted in a Newcastle murder case, died on April 17 in the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.  Harris was sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 20, 1995, for his involvement in the death of Cheryl Varner. He...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County experienced an increase in deaths in 2021, while births stayed on trend, according to information provided by the Wyoming Department of Health. Statewide, the official records filed with Vital Statistics Services, part of the Wyoming Department of...

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