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Weston County, WY

PhotoFest! 1A/2A/3A East Regional Track-Newcastle

There was a triple regional track meet in Newcastle over the weekend with the 1A, 2A, and 3A East holding their big event in Weston County. In 1A girls, Jordan Stoddard had a phenomenal meet with wins in 4 events, the 100-meter dash in 12.92, the 200 meters in 26.50, the high jump at 5-3, and the long jump at 18-5. In the rest of the 1A girl's track events, Natalie Speckner of Lingle-Fort Laramie won the 800 in 2.38.61 and the 1600 meter run in 6.14.07, Kaycee's Karcee Maya won 3 events, the 400 meters in 1.01.79, the 100 hurdles in 17.18 plus the 300 hurdles in 49.14. In the 1A girl's relays, Southeast won the 4x100, Lingle won the 4x400, and the 1600 medley with Hulett winning the 4x800. In the rest of the field events, Shelby Ekwall of Southeast won both of the throwing events with a toss of 41-1 in the shot put and 101-10 in the discus. Jerrica Caylor of Upton cleared 9 feet even to win the pole vault and Southeast's Angie Logsdon went 32-4.25 to win the triple jump. Lingle was in first place in the team standings with 169 points, Southeast 2nd with 154, and Upton 3rd with 105.5.
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Two dispatch centers on the horizon

Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County Attorney Jeani Stone, the sheriff will operate the center, while interested agencies work toward a joint powers board.
NEWCASTLE, WY
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Election filing begins

With special district elections behind us, the 2022 election cycle continues on May 12 with the beginning of the filing period for state, county and city offices. The 2022 primary election is on Aug. 16, with the general election on Nov. 8. The open positions for the city of Newcastle...
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WCHS Meeting Notice

Notice: The Weston County Hospital Board dba Weston County Health Services May board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm.
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School district works to ‘right-size’ itself

Enrollment in Weston County School District No. 1 has continually declined for years, yet staffing size has remained consistent, according to Superintendent Brad LaCroix, who told the Weston County School District #1 Board of Trustees last week that a correction is needed. Indicating that he hopes to begin “right-sizing” the...
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Steady turnout for hospital/museum elections

The results of Tuesday’s special district election in Weston County will see three newcomers joining the hospital district board. Tuesday’s elections for both the Weston County Hospital District board of trustees and the Weston County Museum District board of trustees saw a steady turn out according to various election judges, but only unofficial results from the hospital district elections were made available to the News Letter Journal prior to press time.
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County is better for business

Ccording to a recent study from a company called Smart Asset, Weston County ranks ninth out of Wyoming’s 23 counties on a list of the best counties in the state for small business owners. To arrive at that conclusion, the study looked at tax returns from each county to...
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Gov. Gordon appoints new Circuit Court judge

GILLETTE, Wyo.— A former Crook County attorney will take over as the newest Circuit Court judge in the Sixth Judicial District, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced Friday. Lynda Bush, currently a Crook County deputy and prosecuting attorney, was appointed by Gordon to fill a vacancy in the Sixth Judicial...
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#8. Weston County

- Child food insecurity rate: 16.6% --- Number of food insecure children: 250 - Percentage of children in households with income below 185% FPL: 62.0% - Percentage of children in households with income above 185% FPL: 38.0% - Overall food insecurity rate: 12.2%
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Special elections set for next week

The first election day of 2022 will be May 3 when both the Weston County Hospital District and Weston County Museum District hold their special district elections. “All qualified voters are eligible to vote. The election will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,” an election notice from the museum states. “The polling places for the election are as follows: Newcastle library, Osage Fire Hall and the Upton Community Center.”
WESTON COUNTY, WY
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Inflation hits 10.4%

The cost of living in Wyoming is increasing at a rate that hasn’t been seen in four decades, and Weston County occupies the corner of the state that led the way in the pace of inflation as 2021 drew to a close. Northeast Wyoming experienced the largest inflation rate...
WESTON COUNTY, WY

#4. Weston County

- Average commute time: 24 minutes --- #1,486 longest among all counties nationwide --- 34.1% longer than state average --- 13.0% shorter than national average - Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.2% ...
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