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2 — September 3, 2020 Saturday, Sept. B. 2020 Street in Newcastle, WY )SS 0N ST ,e'Main O * SOMETHINGFOR EVERYONE! ALL DAY! , - WC Sports & Western Wear’s 2nd Annual “Beat Cancer” Car Bash 2PM - Weston County Library Foundation Ice Cream Social ' Lunatic’s 2nd Annual Hospital Hill Bike Race - Newcastle Police Department, Weston County Search Rescue, Weston County Emergency Management DUNK TANK! 2—5PM 3PM ' ' Largest Water Balloon Fight in NE Wyoming! Brought to you by Bomgaar’s Cole’s Vending, with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department & Tower #17 Firetruck - Madness Market: Vendors & Crafters 3—5pm 5PM - Community Feed, brought to you by the Chaos Queens & Undefeated Youth Group, 5—7pm Music & Open Container, 5—10pm . Sponsored in part by the Weston County Travel Commission Bmught to you by these fine sponsors: Par Pacific, Wyoming Refining Co., Newcastle Vblunteer Fire Department, Wyoming Pipeline Company, Woody Is Food Center, First State Bank of Newcastle, Edward Jones Investments, Isabella s Miner ’s on Main, First State Bank Insurance, Weston County Gazette, ACED'Embroidery, Pinnacle Bank of Newcastle, Graphic Designs, News Letter Journal, Coca-Cola High Country Bottling Company, Rancher ’s Feed Supply, Radio, Newcastle Lodge Convention Center, Black Hills Energy, Powder River Energy, Range, CLT Flooring F umishings, Frontier Home, Ranch Hardware at s9-‘ia'.m. to 3 pm. "Dow, Park - Newcastle Come enjoy a walk through the park, with a variety of vendors Foods & Beverages Handmade Items Local Organizations Homemade Items Fundraisers And Much More! ., , In conjunction with , V I The 14th Annual Newcastle Shine & Show t” (lIL eriIVV w c . 9.. \ we“ a.» Sponsored in part by Weston County Travel Commission ~‘ ll . . i ‘ in. fur We have adopted a staggered schedule to help avoid congestion’and keep the line moving smoothly and safely when children are dismissed at the end of the day. Please note what time your child will be released each day. if you are picking up more than one child, your designated time’ will be that of the last child dismissed. "3:15 Kinder and 3rd grade Pull up to the curb and please do not get out of your car. Please do not come early and wait for your child by the doors. Read the Student Pick-Up Sheet sent home in your child’s registration folder. \\\\\l l\\ \ l\ '“N n N\\\\\\\ \\l‘.ll\ n I‘M-it'd: UM Lorri imamva editor@newslj.com Conflmsdcoronsvlruscasssbynportsddats ............ “WNMM Wyoming’s cum Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor Weston County had the fourth-lowest unemploy- ment rate in the state in July, according to the Aug. 25 unemployment report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division. “Economic conditions improved somewhat around the state as unemployment rates fell in all 23 counties from June . to July,” the report says. The county’s July unem- ployment rate of 4.6% was 0.4% lower than the June rate. The county’s unemploy- ment rate peaked in April at 5.7% amid the COVID-l9 pan- demic. In both May and June, ’1 s i 5 s 5‘ ‘.._ ‘ ._____-- --..- -..-----._. V 3 V ~a Images courtesy of the Wyoming News Exchange This graph, above, Illustrates the number of COVlD-19 cases confirmed each day In Wyoming since the first case was diagnosed on March 12. Below, this map shows that, as of 3 pm. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, Weston County had a total of 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases, statewide the case total reached 3,282. Weston County had one con- firmed case added to the Its total on Monday, bringing the active cases In the county to four, per the Wyoming Department of Health. According to Weston County Public Health Nurse Lori Blcktord, at least one of the local cases cannot be directly linked to a prior case, meaning somewhere at some point the Individual came Into contact with community spread. Blcktord stressed the need for people to remain vigilant, wash their hands regularly and practice social distancing. When social distancing Is not possible, Blckford recommends utilizing a mask. 9-1-2020 the county’ rate held to 5.0%. A 4.6% unemployment rate in the county means, according to the report, that 179 people are unemployed out of a labor force of 3,196 people. In June, 195 people were without jobs; in May, 188 were unemployed. The unemployment peak for the county was in April, when 212 individuals were without employment. During July, Albany County at 3.9%, Niobrara County at 4.3% and Crook County at 4.4% all had lower unemploy- ment rates than Weston County, while the highest unemploy- ment rates were found in Natrona County at 10.2%, Campbell and Sweetwater counties both at 8.8% and Uinta County at 8.0%: WORKS , When you add color, your ad stands out over your competition. You can’t afford to ignore color. 307 746-8727 - 14 West Main St. - Newcastle, WY ulatlve coronavlrus cases A rate falls to 4.6% Statewide, the unemploy— ment rate decreased by 0.8% in July, from 7.6% to 6.8%. Every county in Wyoming was lower than the 10.5% unemployment rate nationwide. Despite every county expe- riencing a decrease in unem- ployment rates from June to July of this year, every single county had a higher rate than the previous year. Weston County, in July 2019, had the lowest unem— ployment rate in the state at 2.9%. The highest rate was in Campbell County at 5.3%, amid coal mine layoffs and closures, and statewide the unemployment rate was 3.6%. The August unemploy- ment rates will be released on Sept. 22.