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Weston County, Wyoming | Local News Since 1890

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    From Christopher G. Humphrey, Attorney for Charles Curley: Charles Curley, the former Wyoming Republican Party Secretary accused of misdemeanor simple assault, has pled nolo contendere in Laramie County Circuit Court. Mr. Curley faced no time in jail. The case was brought following a Republican Party fundraiser in Cheyenne on February 23rd, 2018. After consideration with […]

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    Aug. 30, 1937– March 24, 2018 James “Jim” Wesley Whetsell Sr., 80, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away, March 24, 2018, at the Weston County Manor, surrounded by his family after losing his battle to cancer. Jim was born Aug. 30, 1937, in the Whetsell Settlement in Preston County, W.Va. After finishing high school, Jim joined […]

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  • 04/04/18--13:59: KURT WILLIAM AUNGST
  • Sept. 1, 1969– March 31, 2018 Kurt William Aungst of Princeton, Texas, passed away March 31, 2018, at the age of 48. He was born Sept. 1, 1969, to Robert Fritts and Terri Dolan in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kurt graduated from Sundance High School in 1987, where he excelled in basketball, football and wrestling. He was awarded […]

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  • 04/04/18--14:00: The economy of enforcement
  • Disputes over the division of the cost of law enforcement in Weston County are nothing new, as both parties indicated in our page one story on discussions held last week between officials from Weston County and the City of Newcastle regarding the present and future relationship of the law enforcement agencies from the two entities. […]

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    Dear Editor, Way back in the last century, about 1933, I was going to country school. We took Civics as a subject. We were given a list— President, Vice President and on down the list. There were no daily papers or TV. Sometimes we saw the President’s picture, but for most of the other men […]

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    Dear Editor, The Progressives are very adept at mobilizing and brainwashing the youth to perform their demonstrations. The continous dialog about gun control has little affect except from the media. The shootings are not being done by anyone who would be stopped by the proposed controls. None of the shootings have been done by a member of […]

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    Dear Editor, I visited a friend who lives on Highway 450, and just off the road I saw a horrifying sight lying near the highway— a dead deer impaled by a highway reflector or post. Later our son called to inform me that the deer was not impaled, but twisted around the post. It was […]

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    By Bill Sniffin  In Rinker Buck’s wonderful book ‘Oregon Trail,’ he offers up a classic lament shared by many others when he complains: “Who are all these geezers in their giant motorhomes that are clogging the roadways and causing the rest of us big problems!” Well, heck, Rinker, that might have been me! So stick […]

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    Every player who puts on a uniform has a goal of being one of the starting five. It’s an exhilarating feeling to see the crowd on their feet, to hear your name announced as you run through the tunnel your team has created for you and to be on the floor at the opening tip. […]

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    RAPID CITY UTILITY WARNS CUSTOMERS OF SCAM ATTEMPTS Rapid City, SD – April 5, 2018 — According to a press release from the company’s Rapid City headquarters, Black Hills Energy has received customer reports of late bill payment scams with customers being told that they are past due on their account, and without immediate payment, their […]

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    CHEYENNE-The Wyoming State Legislature is scheduled to launch a new legislative website on Monday. The site can be viewed atwww.wyoleg.gov Key features of the site include a cleaner aesthetic design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced accessibility to legislative information, archived audio from most interim committee meetings and optimization for mobile devices. The new […]

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    Rawlins – Sixty inmates are being transferred from the Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) to an out-of state facility due to limited available bed space and the continued growth in the prison population. For security reasons, the name and details of the facility won’t be released until the inmates have arrived safely, according to Wyoming Department […]

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    SUNDANCE – Sportsmen wanting to hunt the wild turkey Hunt Area 1 opener in the Black Hills may want to consider delaying their trip.  This spring’s weather is making access to some areas across the northeast corner of Wyoming difficult. Game and Fish Sundance Game Warden Chris Teter states, “There has been a good amount […]

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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (APRIL 10, 2018) – University of Wyoming guard Cody Kelley, who is scheduled to graduate this May with a degree in kinesiology and health promotion has decided to transfer to another university to pursue his graduate degree and basketball career. “After giving this decision a great deal of thought, I feel this is […]

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    The history of block 7, lot 19 The News Letter Journal continues the History on Main Series with Leonard Cash as we cover block 7, lot 19, of Newcastle’s downtown. To begin, courthouse records date back to May 23, 1891, when the Lincoln Land Co. granted the land to Milton W. Walton. A miscellaneous record […]

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  • 04/11/18--12:14: LLOYD PETER BECKTON
  • Nov. 11, 1920–April 2, 2018 Lloyd Peter Beckton, 97, passed away April 2, 2018, at Newcastle, Wyo. Lloyd was born Nov. 11, 1920, at Hanna, S.D., to William and Mary (Bandura) Beckton. He was the third child of four. He grew up and attended elementary school in Hanna. He attended one year of high school […]

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  • 04/11/18--12:15: BRUCE CARL HANSEN
  • April 9, 1957– March 25, 2018 Bruce Carl Hansen was born April 9, 1957, to Jimmy and Zelpha Hansen. He was the youngest of four. Bruce met Kim Rene Price, the love of his life, in high school, then they married Dec. 23, 1978. Kim and Bruce went on to have two children, Kristie Lynn […]

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  • 04/11/18--12:17: ALLEN L. MAHONEY
  • July 2, 1941–April 3, 2018 Allen L. Mahoney, age 76, passed away on April 3, 2018, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo. Allen was born July 2, 1941, in Alva, Wyo., to Jay Smith Mahoney and Alta Lorene Mahoney. He attended schools in Alva, Sundance, and Newcastle, graduating from Newcastle High School in 1959. […]

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