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JoAnn Stearns recently crafted her own cedar strip kayak, a labor of love that took over 200 hours of work. Above, Stearns in the kayak on the water. Stearns said that she often gets compliments shouted from the shoreline about her homemade kayak. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   JoAnn Stearns thought it would either be a beautiful boat or a fragrant bonfire when she first began working on her cedar strip kayak. However, after over 200 hours of work, a true masterpiece has emerged.  Stearns beamed. “Everything just kind of came together like...

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Matt Fridell of Tallgrass Landscape Architecture, the company steering the project through its early phases, had three preliminary concepts on display for those who attended the Newcastle Farmers’ Market on June 30. Pictured is concept C.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A splash pad, concert venue and veterans memorial, oh my!  All of these things and more may be a reality for Newcastle as the steering committee for Heritage Park develops a final concept for a proposed park at eastern gateway. The project is being undertaken through...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The Weston County Sheriff’s Office has had two calls for missing livestock since May, according to Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard. Both cases are still under investigation and are being investigated as burglaries. One of the calls was for a missing horse, which...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The Sixth Judicial District of Wyoming, encompassing Campbell, Weston and Crook counties, has seen an uptick in court cases in the past few years, and Weston County clerk of district court Tina Cote said the increase in cases has had some effect on budget and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With summer comes boating, fishing, travel and outdoor fun. While you are on those adventures, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council is warning people of the dangers of invasive species and how to stop the spread, in a press release dated July 20. “Unfortunately,...
Avery Chick NLJ Correspondent   Cutting class is about to take on a whole new meaning for Jacob Dunseth. Jacob has moved around his entire life for various reasons, but ended up calling Newcastle home for the conclusion of his high school career and is a graduate of the Newcastle High School class...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   After a rainy spring, the weather has taken a turn and entered quickly into fire season.  After Weston County Fire Warden Daniel Tysdal and his crew put out two fires in Weston County on Monday — one in Ferguson Canyon and the other south of Newcastle by the LAK...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Shell casings littered the ground and bullet holes covered the kiosk at the Old Quarry Trails, located 5 miles east of Newcastle, on July 9, and a similar scene greeted Bent Sprockets President Jeremy Dedic again last week when the leader of the local bicycle group...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Zebra mussels are slowly but surely creeping closer to the Wyoming border, sparking the closure of the LAK reservoir for all boats and watercraft to hopefully prevent the establishment of a population there, according to a July 27 press release from the Wyoming Game...
POWELL — More than 300 people, including former incarcerees and a slew of high-powered politicians, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Mineta-Simpson Institute at Heart Mountain Saturday during the annual pilgrimage to the interpretive center designed to preserve what remains of the World War II...

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