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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...
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...
GREYBULL (WNE) — Hoping to close a loophole in town statutes, the Greybull Town Council is considering limiting the number of dogs or cats that can be owned by a person living within town limits. Council members are just in the discussion phase, with a first reading of new ordinance language...
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...
CASPER — The price at the pump has started to decline after rising sharply through the end of spring. Since that increase accelerated, Wyoming’s numbers have followed a couple of weeks behind the national trend.  The average price of regular gasoline across the U.S. briefly surpassed $5 per gallon...
JACKSON —Though a prominent trumpeter swan biologist has reservations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave the National Elk Refuge the green light to move ahead with plans for a new visitor center north of Jackson. The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center serves as a critical...
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 — Beneath Wyoming’s surface lies a bounty of resources most of us haven’t thought about since high school chemistry.  None of the increasingly sought-after rare earth elements — neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, another dozen lanthanides and a couple of others — are household names. On...

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