Wyoming

CHEYENNE —Ralph Neider-Westerman is executive director of Wyoming Lifeline, one of two suicide and crisis call centers in the state.  He knows what it means to live in a very rural place. He knows exactly why calls made by Wyomingites in crisis must be answered by people in Wyoming.  “I answered a...
Truly a Phishing Email: A Sheridan citizen reported an email that simply said “Hi [name redacted]” which was linked to a French website.  The email’s subject line was “RE, [name redacted]:Last Reminder (07/21/2022)” and the email was from a tut.com email address that was impersonating the McAfee...

Via GasBuddy.com on Thursday, July 21, 2022. 

CHEYENNE —When it comes to what people pay at the gas pump for a gallon of regular unleaded or of diesel fuel, there may be as many theories about why it remains so expensive in Wyoming as there are motorists in the Equality State.  This may be because, according to experts who spoke in recent days...

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Cade Ostenson arrived on the collegiate athletic scene as a basketball player after an impressive showing as a four-year starter and All-State player for the Newcastle Dogies. But after first competing in college as a continuation of his basketball career, Ostenson has transitioned back to another...
Citizens are being asked to weigh in on how their forest will be managed for the next decade or more, as the Black Hills National Forest has launched its Land Management Plan revision process. The effort begins with an assessment phase, and the proposed revisions are now open for public comment...

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Max Makousky gets ready to race in the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, in which he got 34th place.

 
Max Makousky, a recently graduated home-schooler in Newcastle has spent the summer following graduation racing semipro motocross — but not without the help and support of his family.  Motocross is a form of family bonding for the Makouskys, and according to Max, it brings them together as all of...
Stacie Hoxie, director of FOCUS, approached the Weston County commissioners on July 5 to discuss the funding cuts made to the FOCUS budget provided by the state for fiscal year 2023.  She explained to the commissioners that when FOCUS submitted its budget to the state, the victim witness...

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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...

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