News

Politicians and industry weigh in on market issues   BUFFALO — Advocates for small ranching operations are opposing the world's largest meat packing company's bid to go public on the New York Stock Exchange.   JBS is a worldwide beef conglomerate whose international headquarters are located in...

Photo by Michael Smith

CASPER — A Joint Conference Committee will be brought together to bridge the $1.1 billion gap between the House of Representatives’ and Senate’s budget.    The House of Representatives passed 70 amendments to the budget and the Senate passed 63 last week. The gap in the budget is due to the House...

Photo by Michael Smith

The Budget Session of the 67th Wyoming Legislature is halfway over, and work on the budget is going strong, according to local legislators Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett; Rep. Allen Slagle, R-Newcastle; and Senate President Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower — but none of them appear entirely satisfied...

Submitted photo

Former Newcastle resident and News Letter Journal employee, Jesse Mullen, is now living in Deer Lodge, Montana, and is running for Montana secretary of state.

Newcastle newspaper boy runs for Montana secretary of state   As a boy, Jesse Mullen delivered newspapers in Newcastle and the son of the News Letter Journal publisher later followed in his father Tom’s footsteps and got into more serious journalism.    But last year the younger Mullen decided to...
Several Facebook posts regarding potential illegal activity in the community in recent weeks may have raised more stress than solutions in Newcastle. According to both Newcastle Police Chief Derek Thompson and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard, these public social media postings by citizens can...

Gov. Mark Gordon speaks to reporters during the Western Governors' Association's winter meeting Nov. 6, 2023 in Teton Village. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    A Senate amendment would block or otherwise ‘sweep’ some $400 million back into savings and budget accounts due to concerns over spending authority. It comes amid far-right backlash over the governor’s energy policies.   When the Wyoming Energy Authority’s review committee for the...

A climber ascends a route in the popular Powers Wall zone of Tensleep Canyon in July 2022. (Katie Klingsporn/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    Student lobbyists worked to counter confusion about the bill in committee. They hope lawmakers get educated before they consider it on the Senate floor.   An outdoor recreation funding bill sailed out of a Senate committee Tuesday after lawmakers and residents heaped praise on it....
SUNDANCE (WNE)  — Two wildfires that ignited on Sunday burned a combined estimated total of 1600 acres and required a sizable response from firefighters around the county and beyond.    In New Haven, a fire located on a combination of private and state land is estimated to have reached 400 acres....
Rare Element Resources’ rights offering among opportunities to support project   Construction is under way at the Rare Element Resources’ demonstration plant in Upton, and come March or April, the company should have equipment on-site.    CEO Brent Berg said on Feb. 15 that RER expects to see...

Photo by Michael Smith

ROCK SPRINGS — Independently- owned hemp shops are in jeopardy as the Wyoming Legislature looks at strict regulations.   Senate File 32, Hemp Limitations on Psychoactive Substances, would wipe out anyone’s ability to sell hemp products containing delta-8, delta-10, HHCo and other products with...

News Letter Journal

News Letter Journal
14 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 40
Newcastle, WY 82701
Ph: (307) 746-2777
Fax: (307) 746-2660

Email Us

Facebook