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Community Resources

Medical Facilities: Weston County Health Services has a general medical and surgical health care facility located in Newcastle, WY. It includes a 23-bed hospital and a 51-bed nursing home. Weston County Health Services offers the convenience of locally-provided health care 24-hours a day, and a comprehensive list of medical services; including inpatient, outpatient and home health; coupled with the most extensive professional staff and medical equipment in the area. Newcastle also has the Cedar Hills Family Health Clinic with three doctors on staff.

Currently the hospital and nursing home are undergoing renovations, closed in the spring of 2000, it is to re-open in the fall of 2004. The new Niobrara Health and Life Center will include a 24/7 Emergency Room, 4 Acute Care beds, and 20 long term care beds. It will also include a Rural Health Clinic and will offer laboratory and radiology services.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Day Care:Newcastle has three licensed day care centers and several private day care centers. Upton is in the process of obtaining a licensed daycare facility.

Senior Citizens' Center And Senior Housing is available in Newcastle and in Upton. Upton has recently built a senior citizens' housing complex.

Churches: Churches of various faiths and denominations serve Weston County. For more information see the Visitor Information section of this publication.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

Museum And Cultural Attractions: Weston County is rich in history, scenic beauty and abundant wildlife. There are several "loop tours" that offer distinctive opportunities for sightseeing. Among them include the Beaver Creek Loop Tour.

One can also tour Dinosaur fossil areas, view abandoned homesteads along country roads and tour old stage stations lying in ruins amidst spectacular mountain scenery. To the north of Newcastle lies the ruins of Cambria, a company town peopled by miners and their families and immigrants from 23 nations. These are all on private property and permission must be obtained from the owners. Some landowners charge a fee.

In addition, Newcastle boasts the Anna Miller Museum and Upton, the Red Onion Museum, places where one can walk back in time and relive the old west. The Anna Miller museum is built out of 18 inch hand-hewn sandstone blocks, quarried from nearby Salt Creek and is listed on the national register of historic places.

Library: Newcastle has a library with a total of 34,836 volumes.

Upton has a library with a total of 9,520 volumes.

Weston County libraries have access to the inter-library loan system.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Archery ranges, shooting ranges, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, bowling and movie theaters. Baseball fields, tennis courts, bike paths, soccer fields, parks and picnic tables are available and especially popular during Summer. Both towns have ice-skating rinks.


Golf Courses: The Town of Upton has a beautiful nine-hole golf course, which has a creek that winds its way between the greens. Newcastle also has an attractive nine-hole golf course.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Spring: Archery Meet, Weston County Sportsmen Event, Spring Fling Girls Rodeo, Gun Show, Health Fair, Arbor Day, Road Races, Hunting, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sightseeing, Bird Watching and Spotting the Swift Fox Event (Year-Round).

Summer: Elk Mountain Run, Sagebrush Festival, County Fair, Stage Coach Hold-Up, Kids Rodeo, 3-D Archery Tournament, Mini-Sprint Car Race, Tubb Town Muzzle Loaders Black Powder Shoot, Community Concerts, Upton Fun Days, Swimming and outdoor events at the Kozisek Aquatic Center, Fishing, Gardening, Hiking and Camping at nearby national parks and forests.

Fall: Wildlife viewing, Hunting, Harvest Festival, Annual Halloween Festival, Football, Volleyball.

Winter: Winter Festivals, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Santa Train, Skiing, Ice Fishing and Snowmobiling on 335 miles of groomed snowmobile trail.