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  • Weston County commissioner battles residency complaint

    Alexis Barker, Newcastle News Letter Journal via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 9, 2021

    Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton is standing his ground and asserting his legal right to remain on the Board of Weston County Commissioners until the end of his term, as stated by his attorneys, Samuel R. Yemington and Kasey J. Benish, who are associated with the Cheyenne firm Holland and Hart. Barton’s response to challenges to his continued presence on the county board was filed on Nov. 18 and urges the Sixth Judicial Court to dismiss the suit filed by Garrett Borton on Oct. 26. According to court documents, Borton is seeking an i...

  • Public's right to inspect public records without charge upheld

    Alexis Barker, Newcastle News Letter Journal, Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 3, 2019

    NEWCASTLE — The small claims court in Newcastle upheld the public’s right to inspect public documents without charge when the court ruled in favor of Wayne Chittim on Dec. 5. According to attorney William Curley, who represented Chittim, his client was taken to court by the Osage Water District and Osage Improvement and Service District over costs associated with a public records request made by Chittim. In the written request dated Oct. 17, 2016, Chittim specifically asked to inspect the 2015 and 2016 accounting books for the two districts. “I...